As you may be aware, in the next two months, our High School and Middle School will be entering phase four of a six phase remediation project being undertaken by the Department of Conservation (the DEC). The multi-year process is expected to have full restoration of the property during the fall of 2020. Phase four will take place on the eastern side of the middle school and include the remediation of soil around the school. Contaminated soil will be removed and “clean soil” returned to the site.
The remediation will include the removal of soil, trees and the playground located on the site. Construction is expected to continue into the fall. I have heard from many residents concerned that the trees and playground will not be replaced. Plans are in place for the replacement of trees in coordination with our Agricultural Education Program’s needs for a “Land Lab” on school grounds. Trees will be selected to compliment the Agricultural Education program curriculum.
The remediation of the school’s grounds has resulted in much improved playing surfaces for our field hockey, softball and other athletic teams. The old saying that “all good things come to those who wait” has held true to the remediation projects. Thank you to all of the student athletes and their families for being patient with the disruption, and in some cases the loss of a home season as a result of the work. It simply takes nearly one year for new playing fields to settle and allow for interscholastic sports.
Please know that the facilities committee of the Board of Education have committed to the replacement of a community playground on the Middle/High School site as part of their “Master Plan” for facilities and grounds. The playground will be similar to that located at the middle school, and will be improved to meet the 2018 standards for school and community playgrounds. It is important to note that these standards have changed dramatically since the installation of the current playground. Like the athletic fields, I apologize for any disruption and delay in using our playground at the site.
The remediation during the summer of 2018 will result in the creation of an access drive and parking lot adjacent to the field hockey and softball fields. Site work will also be completed for the installation of six tennis and pickleball courts to be included as part of the “Master Plan” for facilities and grounds.
The Board of Education is seeking input from our residents. If you are interested in participating in our community forums specific to our school grounds, athletic fields and courts, or playgrounds, please contact the District Office at 716-735-2000 ext. 2318.
As always, I hope that you will make an effort to reach out and visit when you see me around the schools and towns.
Dr. Hank Stopinski
Superintendent of Schools
It's time to get up to date on your Roy-Hart apparel just in time for summer! The girls basketball program is holding a spirit wear sale of new Roy-Hart clothing! Below you will find a link to an online store run by D & T graphics, a local business located in Lockport.
The online store will be open from Monday, April 30 until Friday, May 25. Delivery of the items will be the week of June 11. There will be a pick up day for the items in the middle school cafeteria on Wednesday, June 13 from 2:00-3:30.If you can't pick up your items that day, please make alternative arrangements with myself or Grace Swick for pick up.
Please pass the word along about the sale to family, friends, and alumni of Roy-Hart. A portion of the sales made will go back to the girls basketball program. If you have any questions or problems accessing the store, please contact myself or Grace Swick. Your generous support is greatly appreciated!
As always, GO RAMS!
One of our fourth grade students, Grace Bamrick, has been chosen out of thousands of applicants to be a junior reporter for the Buffalo Sabres. In order to be chosen, Grace had to use her writing skills to fill out a detailed application. She also had to be interviewed, face to face, by the public relations department for the Sabres. Congratulations Grace on all of your hard work and follow the link below to see her video!
Royalton-Hartland CSD is pleased to announce a new service to pay for school meals online using a credit/debit card or electronic check called "MySchoolBucks".
What is MySchoolBucks?
There have been some recent changes to both the parent and student portal for this upcoming year. If you have any shortcuts or bookmarks at home, you will need to update them to the following:
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Budget Hearing
7:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
6:00 PM New Kindergarten Parent Meeting
7:00 PM Music Parents Club Meeting