Parent Support Survey
Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, many needs continue to arise for everyone as it relates to many things socially, emotionally, mentally, and physically. In conjunction with many community agencies, our counseling department has been working to possibly develop a virtual group for parents who are struggling to balance this new environment. At this point they are in the very beginning stages and are looking to hear from parents. They have developed a very short survey that I am asking you to share with any parent that you know. This could be a teacher who works in the school district, a friend that's an essential worker, a family member who is struggling with helping their children with online learning, or maybe it's YOU... anyone who is a parent can fill this out! The survey link can be found here:
The group is planning to close the survey the evening of Monday May 11th, so that planning can commence.
BOE Petitions - 1 Day Remaining
Any community member interested in being on the ballot for one of the three open Board of Education seats has until 5:00 p.m. tomorrow, May 11, 2020 to submit their petition. This year, due to the COVID-19 crisis, there is no requirement for qualified signatures, just a signed petition. In order to obtain a petition, please contact our business office or email our Assistant Superintendent for Operations and Management, Robert Mezza, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Possible COVID-19 Development - Children
As many of you are probably aware, there has been developing news regarding how COVID-19 may be affecting children and the growing concerns related to this. It is probably too early to make a direct and significant connection, but the article below has a story about this growing concern in New York State. Please stay alert with your children regarding this new development.
Facebook Page Update
A few days ago, the Facebook corporation locked the Rome City School District Facebook page for location and management verification purposes. Unfortunately, a lot has changed within the district since the page was initially created and this combined with the impossible task of contacting a physical person at Facebook has been extremely challenging for our staff. We are working diligently to get the page unlocked with Facebook and hope to have the problem resolved this week. Thank you for your understanding and patience.