Romig News

Aug 11, 2022

School Starts August 18, 2022

I am thinking of you all as we all adjust to the changes for this school year. The Romig community has successfully pulled together over the past three years to face a natural disaster and a pandemic, and I know we can work through the staff shortages. We are excited to see all the students next week and get them settled into the school routine.


This is the longest Newsletter I have sent you, but please take the time to read the details.

Aug 15th 5-7pm locker practice

We would love to give you the chance to find your locker and practice opening it. Romig will be open from 5-7 on August 15th for you to pick up schedules and practice opening your locker. Students, please bring an adult with you to this event.
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Would you like to work at Romig?

Romig has the following open positions. If you know a great candidate encourage them to reach out to the office to find out more information.


Paraprofessional (Teacher Assistant) - Working as a paraprofessional is the opportunity to support students in the classroom environment with focus, study skills, small groups, and homework completion. This position requires a high school diploma and applicants can apply at https://www.applitrack.com/asd/onlineapp/default.aspx?AppliTrackPostingSearch=location:%22ROMIG+MIDDLE+SCHOOL+++++++++++%22

Would you like to sub exclusively at Romig?

Romig is looking for a few super-subs who would like to substitute exclusively at Romig. Substitute pay is $150 daily, and a bachelor's degree is required. Don't hesitate to contact the main office for more information. Please pass on the info if you or someone you know is interested.

Schedules

Currently, families are able to see student requests in Q. Beginning August 16th schedules will be available online. If you would like to pick up a hard copy and practice opening your locker Romig will be open from 5-7 pm on August 15th.

Bussing Changes

I am sure you have all heard in the news about the ASD shortage of bus drivers. Because of this, a plan has been developed, which includes three-week blocks where some buses will be running, and others will not. In a nine-week period, all buses will miss 6 of the weeks. This will require families to find alternative transportation for six weeks. You can look on Parent Connect for bus information and most of the bus routes have changed - look on Parent Connect over the weekend to see your bus information.

  • Cohort means the group of buses receiving transportation for the assigned three weeks.
    • Cohort 1 (Bus #1-38) will receive bussing August 18 – September 9 (no bussing Sept. 12 - Oct. 20)
    • Cohort 2 (Bus #39-77) will receive bussing September 12 – September 30 (no bussing Aug 10-Sept 9 and Oct.3 - 20)
    • Cohort 3 (Bus #79-116) will receive bussing October 3 – October 20 (no bussing August 18-Sept. 30)

New Staff

Please help us welcome our new staff members

Assistant Principal - Brian Hilmes

Spanish Teacher - Sonia Morales

Migrant Education Success Coach - Daniel Hannah

Registrar/front office - Megan Pledger

ELL/LA - Joe Hansen

Russian - Krystyna Cullom

Back-to-school shopping list

We do not have specific back-to-school shopping lists as each class might require different things, and we do not want to waste money on unnecessary items. All students need a computer sleeve for the Chromebook, A binder with dividers, paper, and good writing pens/pencils.

Chromebooks

Incoming 7th graders who do not have Chromebooks and new to ASD 8th graders will be issued Chromebooks in the first few days of school.

We would love to see you

Looking for a fun way to volunteer at your kiddo’s school?


The Romig School Store is a parent-led fundraiser that contributes to the purchase of much needed academic supplies, sports programs, ChromeBooks, and more. Snacks and drinks are sold at lunchtime, and parent volunteers are needed to run the store.

  • Each shift is about 45 minutes at lunchtime.

  • The minimum commitment is a specific day of the week every other week (2 shifts per month).

  • Or, sign up to work every week if you can.

  • Parents can invite their student and a friend to help work the store.

  • Parents will have to complete the ASD volunteer application process. https://www.asdk12.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=13771

If interested, please send an email to ptsaromigstore@gmail.com.

Many thanks,

Dee Dee Zobian Mason

Free and Reduced Lunch: Paperwork needs to be turned in this year

If you qualify, FREE and REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATIONS ARE REQUIRED THIS YEAR!! Click THIS LINK for the online application. We didn’t have to go through this process the last two years due to COVID money, but this year we do. So - get your application in soon!

Gear Up

Students love to sport Romig Swag. The online stores allow students to order fun items before school starts.

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School hours

Classes are from 8:15-2:45 daily. Students, may be dropped off as early as 7:00 and may be picked up no later than 3:00 unless they are in a sport/activity or access the library until 3:30.

PTSA


If you are interested in joining the Romig PTSA please reach out to Ptsaromig@gmail.com. The PTSA is a great way to be in the know and involved with our school.

Romig Dress Code

Students are expected to adhere to the Romig Dress Code. Please remember that students do not wear hats or hoods during the school day (with the exception of spirit days). Student mid-drifts should be covered, undergarments covered and shorts/pants should be below the student's extended fingertips at all times. If you would like more details about the dress code the student handbook can be viewed at https://www.asdk12.org/domain/4470 .

What is the cell phone/game device and earbud/headphone policy?

We have updated our device/phone policy. Students may have their phones out before school, after school, and during lunch. This allows students to check for messages during the middle of the day. If you have an urgent issue and need to reach your student outside of those three opportunities, call the main office, and we will relay the information. Students may not have their phones visible during class or in the halls. Students will forfeit their phones for the remainder of the day if it is seen or heard. The only exception will be if the teacher clearly displays the device poster on the door. Even then, devices can only be used for specific instructional purpose. The same applies to earbuds/headphones and any game device.

Traffic Flow:

With the influx of additional student drop-offs, we will have some changes to our flow of traffic. Please watch for more updates, which will include a traffic flow map for the beginning of the year.

Walking or ridding your bike

As always, if students are going to walk or ride a bike to school, we would recommend coming up with a group of students within the neighborhood to walk together. There are bike racks in the front of Romig and even though they are monitored on the security camera we highly recommend that bikes be locked to the racks.

Carpooling:

Families you may want to look within your communities and develop a carpool option to get your kiddos to and from school. While we cannot facilitate the coordination of carpooling or give out address information there are some carpool apps that might also be useful to you.

APPLY to Drive the School Bus:

If you, or anyone you know, would be interested in applying to be a bus driver, please go to this Human Resources website to apply!

City Bus Passes:

Any ASD student can ride the People Mover for free. However, there is a catch. A valid student ID will get students on for free. Last years’ student ID will get students on for free. Additionally, any photo ID will be accepted. Please practice this with your student.


Go to this MUNI WEBSITE for more information.

Sports and activites

Our first two sports seasons are Cross-Country Running and Girls' Basketball. https://www.asdk12.org/domain/4468
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