It has certainly been a long four months to get to this point in the year, and we all know that the next six months will be less than smooth. Each year when we reach the holidays, it is usually a time for families and folks to reflect and enjoy each other and their friends. This year, it brings with it a renewed sense of stress and concern as continued conversations and changes are occurring related to COVID. There does not seem to be anything about the upcoming holiday week that feels normal or routine. For the last year, we have continued to work together and do whatever it took to ensure that our kids can continue to grow throughout challenging physical environments and ever-changing circumstances. While we may not know exactly what to expect in a few weeks when the calendar pages turn, we do know that we have a few days coming up where we can take a breath and attempt to relax. I hope that everyone has a moment of time to spend with their families/friends and to remember the positive things that we have going in our own unique situations. So much of the world around us wants to thrive on negativity, but the upcoming holiday week can be a moment where happiness and enjoyment can be had. I wish you all a safe, healthy, and happy holiday and we will see you all back here in 2022, whatever the year ahead has in store.
NYS Seal of Civic Readiness
The Rome City School was chosen as a pilot district for our students to have the opportunity to earn the new Seal of Civic Readiness from the New York State Education Department. The New York State Seal of Civic Readiness (NYSSCR) is a formal recognition that a student has attained a high proficiency in their Social Studies coursework and demonstrated civic engagement. All applications must be returned to your child's school counselor by January 14, 2022. For details about the Seal and for information regarding the application process, please visit our website at https://www.romecsd.org/news_page/seal_of_civic_readiness_for_the_senior_class.
Holiday Recess Reminder
Just a simple reminder that schools will be closed beginning Thursday, December 23 for the holiday recess. School will resume on Monday, January 4, 2022.
BOE Meeting Change
This week, due to the upcoming holiday recess, the Board of Education meeting normally held on a Thursday night will be held on Wednesday, December 22 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the district office. The agenda for the meeting will be posted the day before.