RO Newsflash

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

New This Year: Paperless Report Cards and Progress Reports

There is one month left in our first trimester of this year. Please make note of the following dates on your calendar:

  • Grades close (56 days): Friday, December 11th

  • Parent conferences (half days): Thursday and Friday, December 10th and 11th (these will be scheduled before the end of November)

  • Report cards distributed: Friday, December 18th

This year, for the first time at the elementary level, ALL report cards (for all students in grades 3-5) and progress reports (if your child has an IEP) will be paperless and viewable online for parents through our Aspen/X2 Family Portal. In the Aspen Family Portal, parents can see:

  • student demographics
  • contact information
  • attendance
  • IEP's
  • Published Reports (report cards, progress reports)

If parents have any problems they can email the family portal help desk at

Please see the attached PDF below with instructions on how to access these reports. I highly recommend logging into the family portal prior to the time report cards are viewable. There is other important contact/emergency information on the family portal that you can review to ensure accuracy. I will also send these instructions again, several times, prior to report cards being viewable. Parents will have a chance to meet with your child's teacher (virtually) on December 10th or 11th to discuss your child's progress a week prior to viewing the report card.

Student Travel Advisory

If a student returns from out of the country or returns from a state NOT on the "low risk" list for Massachusetts, we ask for a 14 day quarantine from their date of return (this is regardless of any test results). If this is the case, the parent should notify the school and the student will learn remotely for this time.
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Vibrant Vibha from Boosterthon leading a few snack breaks with RO students.

Grab & Go Meal Program: Changes for this Week

This week the Grab & Go will be moved from Wednesday (Veteran's Day) to Thursday, November 12th from 7:00am-8:30am. In order to avoid the school drop off traffic, the Location will be moved to 50 Oliver Street.
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Boosterthon Information

RO Families!

Our 2020 Booster Dance Fit program is well underway. We are $9,000 to our goal of $30,000 for technology and enrichment and we need YOUR help! Head over to FUNRUN.COM and register your student. It only takes a minute. Our goal is to have 100% of our school registered with an account. AND, if we get to 65% registered as a school, Vibrant Vibha will get pie'd in the face! If we reach our goal, the whole school will earn Crazy Hat & Hair Day! Who doesn’t want that?!

Our Dance Fit event will be here in no time! It’s just around the corner. We will be having our first one Friday 11/13 for Cohort B students and one Monday 11/16 for Cohort A students (schedule below). If you have a remote learner, they are invited to school (outside) OR can participate at home via the virtual Dance Fit link.

Students will receive a BoosterThon Tee shirt the day of their event. Remote students who do not choose to attend the live event outside will have their tee shirt sent home.

Here is the link for the virtual dance fit experience:

PW: RO2020 (case sensitive)

All students may attend one, in-person Dance Fit Event (see times below). These events will be held OUTSIDE on either the Olmsted or Richardson Side Playground. Students will dance in squares, all students will be 10 feet apart while dancing.

Don’t forget about the 3pm virtual huddle with Vibrant Vibha and Jump Man J! Your students are getting a fitness break, learning about Character with the Sports City Now crew and getting updates about the program. Tune in for all the fun! We only have one left today (11/10) and Thursday (11/12)!

Friday, 11/13

Boosterthon Dance Fit (Cohort B):

9:00 - 10:00am - Grade 5

10:15 - 11:15am - Grade 4

11:30 - 12:30pm - Grade 3

Monday, 11/16

Boosterthon Dance Fit (Cohort A)::

9:00 - 10:00am - Grade 5

10:15 - 11:15am - Grade 4

11:30 - 12:30pm - Grade 3

November Lunch Menu

Please see the following link: November Lunch Menu

Mark Your Calendar!

Wednesday, November 11 - No School - Veteran's Day

Friday, November 13 - Boosterthon Dance Fit - Cohort B

Monday, November 16 - Boosterthon Dance Fit - Cohort A

Wednesday, November 18 - Virtual PTA Meeting @ 7:00pm

Wednesday, November 25 - Early Dismissal @ 11:35am

Thursday, November 26 & Friday, November 27 - Thanksgiving Break