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Principal's Welcome Back Message (Sept 2022)

Dear ROMS families,
We are looking forward to the 2022-23 school year which begins on Tues, Sept 6.  A special welcome to our newest ROMS Eagles and welcome back to our Gr 7 and 8 students, we've missed you! Below you will find some important start up information to help you get ready for the new school year.  We will send "Parent Weekly" updates out to families via email on a regular basis throughout the school year, so please ensure that the email information we have for you is correct. 
FIRST DAY/WEEK - The first day of school is Tues, Sept 6th from 9-10:30am.  Staff will be circulating around the school grounds starting at 8;40am.  When students arrive, they should find a staff member who will let them know their new division/teacher.  Gr 6, Multi and Gr 7 students will line up on the field behind the cone with their division number.  Gr 8 students will line up on the lower basketball courts.  Once teachers have their class ready to go, they will escort them into the school and into their new classroom.  Students do not need to bring their school supplies on the first day, the classroom teacher will give students instructions about their school supplies and when to bring them (ROMS School Supply List).  School busses will be running on the first day of school and will pick students up just after 10:30 in front of the school.  The first full day of school is Wed, Sept 7th from 9:00-3:08. It will be a homeroom-based day and students will begin moving around the school to FAAS/PE starting on Thurs, Sept 8th.

ROMS COMMUNICATION One of the best ways to stay on top of communication from ROMS is to read our “Parent Weekly” and to regularly check the ROMS website   It is a great place to go for updated information about athletics, fine arts, upcoming events and all things "ROMS!"


PARKING & STUDENT DROP-OFF/PICK-UP   Due to traffic congestion, we request that families DO NOT pick up and drop off students via the main driveway during the busy times from 8:30 to 9:00 am and 3:00 to 3:30 pm. Outside of these times, you can come down the main driveway and drop off/pick up in front of the school, but please observe the designated bus and handicap parking spaces. At peak times, please drop off and pick up your child on Greenlea Drive or arrange to meet your child at another nearby location. 


LOCKS Grade 6 students will receive their lock from their homeroom teacher during the first week of school. For safety reasons, we ask that all students use a school-issued lock.  The cost for a lock is $9.00. If Grade 7 and 8 students do not have a school-issued lock, they must purchase one from the office.    We also have used locks for sale for $5 if your child has lost their lock.


SAFE ARRIVAL PROGRAM    Please email us at or call 250-479-0999 if your child will be absent or late. The safe arrival program is effective immediately and available 24 hours a day. We strongly encourage parents to use the email option.  This includes early sign out/late arrival information and saves our office staff a phone call home if you forget to let us know.


Lots more information to come!  Looking forward to a great year ahead,


Karen MacEwan