Royal School District News
Death of a Staff Member
We have lost a dear friend and valued colleague over the weekend. Our hearts go out to the family of Bill Higgins who lost his life in a motorcycle accident.
September 25, 2016
We were saddened to learn of the death of one of our staff members over the weekend. Bill Higgins was well liked and respected by both students and staff at Royal High School, as well as, surrounding communities.
We will miss him and extend our sympathies to his family at this time. Please help your child during this time of sadness. Your child should return to a daily routine as soon as possible. The consistency of home and school patterns is comforting to students.
Also, continue to listen to your child during this difficult and emotional time. Listen to your child’s fears and concerns. Reassure students your love and care and provide them with lots of hugs and closeness. If you feel your child is taking too long to adjust or if behavior changes seem severe, you may want to consult a professional counselor.
We look forward to the remainder of the school year. Our school will maintain its regular schedule and our staff will be alert to changes in student behavior that indicate a problem or fear in a child as a result of our loss. You will be notified if problems arise or if we feel your child needs extra help.
Sincerely, Rick Follett Principal
RHS Safety Followup
Safety Follow up on 9.19.16
Prior to the lunch hour, Royal High School received a report about a student possibly having a weapon on campus. After a thorough investigation, the report was determined to be inaccurate. Because safety is always our number one priority, procedures and protocol were followed to ensure the safety of all students and staff during this incident.
Washington State 2016 Healthy Youth Survey
Our district is participating in the Washington State 2016 Healthy Youth Survey from October 10th–21st.
The Healthy Youth survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, risk and protective factors, access to school-based services, and sexual behaviors, abuse and orientation. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks.
The Healthy Youth Survey is given to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 across Washington State.
Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous.
Please read the Parent and Student Notification flyer for more information about the Healthy Youth Survey.
Superintendent Entry Plan 2016-2017
Relationships, Culture, and Growth
Click on the link above to view Superintendent Trail's Entry Plan. This includes general goals of the plan and interview questions.
Anyone interested in participating will be asked the same set of questions given to his/her respective group. If you have any questions call Rebecca (509)346-2222.
Message from Superintendent, Roger Trail
A Message from Superintendent Trail
Welcome to the Royal School District! On behalf of our Board of Directors and staff, I thank you for your interest in our school district. It is an honor to serve the children and patrons of our community. Each year our employees work vigorously to provide high quality educational experiences for our students. We strive to offer a safe and positive learning environment that will facilitate a successful future. In doing so, we make every effort to improve academic achievement on a daily basis.
As the new superintendent for the Royal School District, I look forward to getting to know students, staff and patrons as I integrate myself and family into the community. I am eager to learn more about the Royal culture as well as identify areas for growth.
It is my sincerest expectation that your students have a wonderful and successful experience while attending Royal Schools. I invite parents and community members to become actively involved in their students educational experiences. Additionally, I would encourage everyone to visit any of our four schools and see the exciting educational activities that are taking place. If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (509) 346-2222.
Royal School District #160
June 30, 2016
Rick Follett was recently named Interim High School Principal. In June, Principal Matt Ellis accepted the position of Superintendent of Lind-Ritzville Schools. With a vacancy so late in the year, the Board of Directors decided to name Mr. Follett as the Interim High School Principal for the 2016-2017 school year. When timing permits, a more thorough process will occur to select the permanent High School Principal. Mr. Follett has served as an administrator at Royal High School for 9 years.
Andrew Perkins was selected as the Executive Director of Student Services. He is taking the position at the district office vacated by Carolyn Bunch, who was the Federal Programs Director and is leaving the district after 9 years. Mr. Perkins has worked in the district in a variety of roles for 14 years. His duties will include managing federal and state programs as well as additional student services such as career and technical education (CTE).
The time has come for incoming Superintendent Roger Trail to officially begin his work at Royal School District. He has had the opportunity to spend numerous days in the district transitioning, meeting people, and helping to hire key positions (he even taught a summer class for teachers). Mr. Trail is excited to work with Mr. Perkins and Mr. Follett in their new capacities.
Have a safe and fantastic holiday weekend!