Sign-up now for the 2020 MLK Day of Service
The city of Royal Oak, Royal Oak Schools, Berkley Schools and the city of Berkley are teaming up once again for the MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 20, 2020.
The event, hosted at Berkley High School, honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a short program in the morning, which has alternated locations between Royal Oak High School and Berkley High School since 2017.
The 2020 celebration will take place at Berkley High School with a breakfast preceding the 8:30 a.m. presentation of short performances and speakers. Beginning around 9 a.m., various on- and off-site volunteer opportunities are available for participants.
Admission to the event is free with the donation of one or more of the following items.
- Toilet Paper
- Shampoo & Conditioner
- Gallon Ziploc Bags
- Bath Soap
- Body Lotion
- Dental Floss
- Canned Green Beans
- Canned Corn
- Canned Fruit
- Pudding Cups
- Breakfast Cereal - Including regular boxes of Cheerios & Rice Krispies
- Gift Certificates to Little Caesars
Keller students connect curriculum to the outside world
A presentation at Keller Elementary recently tied the outside world to what fifth-graders have been learning inside the classroom.
Andrea Dziengowski, teacher, said that the students had been learning about innovation, and that the guest speaker complemented their instruction.
"Our fifth-graders had a guest speaker from Autoliv visit them to enrich their How the World Works IB Unit," Dzeingowski said. "This unit has a central idea focused on how technology drives discovery. Students learned what an engineer does and how technology has changed in safety over the years. Also, students learned about the production of parts and the global impact on our world."
Autoliv develops, manufactures and markets airbags, seatbelts and steering wheels. The company's products are sold to all leading car manufacturers worldwide.
2020 Kindergarten Parent Information Night
Parents interested in enrolling their students in kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year can join us at 6:30 p.m. on January 29, 2020 for Kindergarten Parent Information night.
The event gives parents an opportunity to visit their child's future school to meet staff and learn about the curriculum, including details about the district developmental kindergarten program.
- Addams Elementary, 2222 W. Webster
- Keller Elementary, 1505 N. Campbell Road
- Northwood Elementary, 926 W. Twelve Mile Road
- Oakland Elementary, 2415 Brockton Avenue
- Oak Ridge Elementary, 506 E. 13 Mile Road
- Upton Elementary, 4400 Mandalay Avenue
Call 248-435-8400 or check out the "Enrollment" section of the website for more information. New student enrollment for in-district families will begin on Thursday, January 30, 2020.
A child must be five (5) years of age on or before September 1st in order to be eligible for kindergarten or developmental kindergarten.
If a child is not five (5) years of age by the September 1st enrollment eligibility date, but will be five (5) years of age no later than December 1st, the parent/guardian may still enroll the child in kindergarten. The parent must notify the school district, in writing, prior to the beginning of the school year. Notification, by way of a completed Kindergarten Age Waiver, must be received in order for a child born between September 1 and December 1, to be enrolled in kindergarten.
Royal Oak welcomes Schools of Choice students from Oakland County in kindergarten through eighth grades. Applications for Schools of Choice will be available beginning March 2, 2020 both online and at the district central enrollment office. They will be accepted March 2 through March 27 at 4:30 p.m. Students enrolled through Schools of Choice may continue in Royal Oak Schools through grade 12, as long as their enrollment is continuous. School placement for students enrolling through Schools of Choice is determined on a space-available basis.
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.