Today We Remember...

 


This weekend we take pause and remember all of the brave women and men who gave the ultimate sacrifice to serve our country and defend our freedoms. Memorial Day is one of our nation's most important military holidays as it aims to recognize all of the individuals who have lost their lives in the line of duty. It's hard to think of the day as an actual holiday because of the meaning behind the day. We are not celebrating the military, but celebrating the lives of our lost soldiers and the bravery that they embodied as they defending our nation. Similar to last year, COVID continues to put a damper on the recognition ceremonies for these heroes. Our country's general way of showing recognition for the lost on Memorial Day is a parade. With many parades throughout our country still on hold, it is our duty to take time tomorrow to remember those lost in the line of duty and to share stories about Memorial Day with our youth. While most people use this weekend to hit the camp for the first time, enjoy a barbeque, or take a day off from the office, it is important that we do not lose sight of why we have these opportunities and benefits. So as we enter this Memorial Day, please join me in taking a moment to remember all of the women and men who have given their lives so that we can enjoy the lives that we have. Our armed services are filled with heroes who are doing things every day to make our lives more comfortable.  

ESSER ThoughtExchange

As you may know, schools across the country have been provided Federal funding relief as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds will be one-time distributions and can be used on a limited scope of items by law. In general, things that will help the health and safety of a school, things to improve remote instruction, and work to decrease learning loss can be approved for use of the funds. Another part of the funding use is the requirement to publish a plan that further explains the parameters and the district's intended use of the funding. As part of that process, we are asking the community to participate in a ThoughtExchange to provide feedback on what items you would recommend utilizing the funding for. To participate in this ThoughtExchange, please go to this link:  https://tejoin.com/scroll/314948753.  

MVCC 21-Day Challenge

On Tuesday, June 1, the Rome City School District will be joining our MVCC friends in participating in a local 21-Day Challenge. MVCC has developed a series of educational events designed to help us all learn more about the diversity, equity, and inclusion needs of our local community. We encourage any staff member and family to participate in this event. For more information on the challenge, including a link to register for the challenge, please visit our website at https://www.romecsd.org/news_page/m_v_c_c_21_day_challenge.

2021 - 2022 Early Childhood Registration

Registration for 2021-2022 Early Childhood Program students will be held from June 7 through June 11. For more information, including required documentation for registration please follow this link: https://www.romecsd.org/news_page/rome_early_childhood_program_registration

RFA's Shrek the Musical

The students at RFA have been working for weeks to prepare and present a musical production in the midst of COVID. This past week they presented their 2021 production, Shrek the Musical, live to friends and family. On June 3, 4, and 5 they will be presenting the production virtually to the rest of the community. Performances will begin each night at 7:00 p.m. For more information regarding the streaming process, please visit Shrek Stream FAQ, and for show tickets/details, please visit Shrek Event Page


Elementary/Pre-K Schedule Adjustment

In the month of June, there is a schedule adjustment for the elementary schools and pre-k program. On Thursday, June 17, all elementary schools and the Early Childhood program will operate a half-day schedule and be dismissed early. On Friday, June 18, all elementary schools and the Early Childhood program will be closed. 

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