2020 MLK Day of Service
The MLK Day of Service is observed as a “day on, not a day off.” MLK Day of Service is intended to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”
The 4th Annual MLK Day of Service was a huge success. The morning kicked off with a short program showcasing the music of both Royal Oak High School and Berkley High School ensembles. Students from both districts worked on a video featuring their thoughts on service, while another set of students recited a portion of Dr. King's I Have A Dream speech. Many organizations were able to benefit from the work of the volunteers through collections of food, toiletries, and handmade blankets and mittens. Four additional organizations hosted volunteers at their sites and put them to work including Cass Community Services, the Redford Brightmoor Initiative in Detroit, and two locations of the Judson Center.
Other Royal Oak schools celebrated the teachings and work of Dr. King through programs, donation drives and service projects including Oak Ridge and Addams Elementary Schools. On behalf of all the recipients, thank you to the volunteers, planning committee and generous donors.
Bond Sale Process: a Learning Experience for Students
On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, the Royal Oak Schools publicly held the sale of the second series of School Building and Site Bonds. In conjunction with our professional partners at Stifel Nicolas investment banking, PFM asset management consultants, and the Miller Canfield law firm, Royal Oak High School and Churchill Community School students participated in a morning of learning as those bonds were sold on the public market.
School districts successfully pass school bond initiatives; few make the public sale of those bonds and the overall process a learning experience for students. We at Royal Oak Schools wanted to use this opportunity as a point of learning for our students. The district administrators and professional partners worked to inform and engage the students about this very public and important process that will impact their future in the school district and our community.
2020-21 calendar now available
The 2020-21 School Year Calendar is now online. View it for the first day of school, late start dates and breaks. Building-specific calendars, including special events and activities, will continue to be updated throughout the summer.
Find the calendar here: http://bit.ly/ROCal2021
Inclement weather reminder
Unless families are alerted via an official district channel, school is in session. The district broadcasts pertinent, time-sensitive information using a variety of media. When needed, our Emergency Notification System (SchoolMessenger, populated with information from MIStar) broadcasts information by telephone and email to emergency contacts for Royal Oak Schools students. If appropriate, messages will be posted on social media, the district website, shared by principals and/or sent to local media for publication. All of these channels are official district methods of communication and may confirm if school is closed.
To ensure you’re receiving phone and email communications, logon to the MIStar Parent Portal to update your contact information. You can follow @RoyalOakSchools on Facebook and Twitter, too.