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The recent events at the Freeman School District weigh heavily on our hearts and minds.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Freeman students, staff, parents and community as they work through the aftermath of a senseless tragedy.   

While our community contemplates the unfortunate circumstances, many questions may arise regarding safety in the Royal School District.  Please know that we are committed to placing safety as our number one priority as we have established in our 2020 Vision Plan.  We have safety procedures in place and will continue to perform drills on a regular basis.    

Additionally, our counselors will be available to provide support for students as needed.  

At home, please talk to your students about their thoughts and feelings regarding this matter.  Your students may need extra assurance of their own health and safety.  

If we can be of further assistance to you in any way, please do not hesitate to call.

Due to the unhealthy conditions associated with the air quality, Royal School District will be keeping students indoors today for recess, PE and other regularly scheduled outdoor activities.

Throughout the week, we will continue to monitor the Air Quality Index (AQI - web-site provided below) in order to determine whether activities will take place outdoors. As long as the AQI levels are at the “unhealthy” level, outdoor activities will either be moved indoors, re-scheduled or cancelled depending on the nature of the activity.  We will also follow guidelines provided to us by the Grant County Health District. 

As always please follow the recommendations of your health care provider should you have additional concerns.

Regular scheduled activities will resume when the air quality level drops below “unhealthy” as provided by the web-site listed below. 


Athletics:  The JV and C-Team football games for today have been postponed.  The C-Team game has been rescheduled to Thursday with the location still to be determined based on air quality.


Athletic Director, Matt Tait is currently working on indoor practice schedules for this afternoon and will send out a notification on our web-site as well as our Facebook page. 


For further information regarding athletics, please feel free to contact the athletic department. 

Title I Parent Engagement Meeting
“Becoming familiar with the programs”

Tuesday, August 22, 5 – 7 p.m.
Royal Intermediate School



5-6 p.m. -  Hugo’s Taco’s

6 p.m. – Q & A with Kaitlin Roig-Debellis 

6:30 p.m. – Breakout sessions by buildings

  • Form building committee
  • Information available on: Title I Parent and Family Engagement Policy (4130), Title I Parent “Right to be Informed” flyer, School Parent Compact, Title I Schoolwide Plan, Annual calendar, Student handbook, LEA report card, Washington state’s proficiency standards, Assessment and curriculum information, Code of conduct/discipline rules, Title I and LAP flyers
  • Sept 12 meeting, Title III/Bilingual, RIS, 5 p.m.

On Monday, August 21st we will experience a solar eclipse.  This is when the moon covers the sun.  In our area we will experience over a 90% coverage of the sun. While this is an exciting event, it is also a time to be cautious.

 The eclipse will begin a little after 9:00am and peak at 10:23am.  It will end at approximately 11:45am.  During the eclipse, looking directly at the sun can be dangerous without proper precautions such as wearing ISO certified eclipse glasses.

Please be extra cautious during this time and please be sure to educate those around you in order to avoid potential eye damage.

 Athletic Director, Matt Tait will be sending out a message to coaches regarding student athletes who will be on campus during the time of the eclipse. 

Below are some resources to help plan for safe viewing:

Royal School District is accepting Highly Capable nomination forms.  Nomination forms available here or in your child's school office. 

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Royal School District No. 160
901 Ahlers Rd. • PO Box 486
Royal City, WA 99357 
Phone: 509-346-2222 • Fax: 509-346-8746