Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Vaccination rate Roy-Hart

With measles and other preventable ailments in the national news, you might wonder what the vaccination rate is in our schools.

The state has made publicly available the 2017-2018 vaccination rates for public schools across the state. 2018-2019 data is not yet available.

According to the database at Syracuse.com, Roy-Hart stands at 99.6% immunized for measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Roy-Hart capital project

Here's the Superintendent's message, from the Roy-Hart website, that addresses potential capital projects for the three campuses:

Dear School Community Members,

Over the past several years, the Board of Education has been considering a series of capital investments and in the spring of 2018 developed a vision of our schools called Roy-Hart 2028. On Tuesday, May 21, the Board of Education will be putting forward a 12.1 million dollar capital investment project for your consideration. The project being proposed is the first phase of a multiple year master plan to move the District towards this vision. The project will have No Tax Impact on the residents of the District.

The capital project will address three primary areas identified in the 2015 Building Condition Survey including building and grounds infrastructure, playgrounds and athletic facilities. The project includes the replacing of roofs and windows, upgrading alarm and PA systems, replacing two playgrounds, resurfacing and replacing components of the track, adding tennis courts and parking areas at the middle school and elementary school among other improvements.

When approved by the voters, the project will be planned in detail and submitted for State Education Department review and approval. We expect the project to take two summer construction seasons as well as some work occurring while school is in session. With approval, we are tentatively set to begin the project during the 2020 - 2021 school year with most of the work taking place in 2021.

We have a number of exciting program and curriculum changes planned for the Roy-Hart Central School District and are confident that these changes will benefit our children and community for years to come. If you would like me to present to you or one of the many groups in our community, please let me know and I will be happy to share more details on our plan.

As always, I hope that you will make an effort to reach out and say hello when you see me around the schools and town, or follow me on Twitter @DrStopinski

Dr. Hank Stopinski

Superintendent of Schools

School closed due to wind

Because of the ongoing wind storm and accompanying travel advisory, Royalton-Hartland schools are closed for Monday, February 25th.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Lake Plains Players face some funding issue

The Lake Plains Players -- who utilize Royalton-Hartland as their theater -- have some financial obstacles due to changes in funding. Support them whenever and however you can


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Tea in Gasport

Hey, ladies, there's a Victorian tea coming up in Gasport. Hey, little ladies, there's a princess tea, too!

Monday, February 18, 2019

Free prom dress distribution this Thursday

Do you have a family member in financial need who might find it difficult to send their daughter to the prom this spring?

There is help available. Read on...

Becca's Closet was created as a legacy to Rebecca Kirtman and the project she created prior to her passing in 2003. Becca's Closet donates formal attire to high school girls with financial need who otherwise would not be able to attend their schools' military balls, homecomings and proms. Their mission is to continue her vision and dream of helping others. You can learn about Becca's Closet here: http://www.beccascloset.org/

Paula Travis and the Women Helping Others organization at Zion Lutheran Church in Gasport opened a chapter of Becca's Closet in 2015 and they have literally hundreds of slightly used or new prom dresses to distribute at NO COST to girls in need in the area.

They will be distributing the dresses from Zion Lutheran Church this Thursday, February 21st, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

If you have any question, please contact Paula at ladytinny559@gmail.com or 716.4716446.

This is yet another example of the excellent local missions conducted by the good people at Zion.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Spaghetti dinner: February 19

Looking for something to do with the kids this winter break week? How about an all-you-can eat spaghetti dinner at Solid Rock Assembly of God on Route 31 in Gasport! It will take place Tuesday, February 19th at the church from 4:00 till 7:00. Take-out is available. This is one of their regular fundraisers for the Salt and Light Festival, the family-friendly event held every summer in Gasport. This is a free-will offering.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Pre-k applications

Pre-K applications are available for the 2019-2020 school year. Check the Roy-Hart website or stop by the school for your application! Children must be 4 on or before December 1, 2019.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Ports Pizza and Subs

There's a new pizzeria in Gasport. Where Maria's and Petunia's once were, now there is Port's Pizza and Subs

Friday, February 8, 2019

Girls win swimming title

Royalton-Hartland freshman Mandy Hill and her Lady Rams’ teammates stole the show Tuesday night as they won the Genesee Region/Niagara-Orleans Girls Swimming title at Gates-Chili. Here's the report from the Daily News: https://www.thedailynewsonline.com/bdn02/girls-swimming-freshman-hill-junior-hagen-help-royalton-hartland-claim-grn-o-title--20190207

Monday, February 4, 2019

Roy-Hart's new principal

The Superintendent's message about the new principal...
As you are aware, over the past two months, the District has been involved in the search and selection of our next Middle School Principal. The process began by identifying those qualities most desired in a school leader. Six focus groups were held and a synthesis of the information gathered was used to post the position. Over fifty people contributed to the process of the selection, representing our administration, teachers, support staff and community partners. Twenty applicants expressed interest and six were formally interviewed for the position by the District leadership team. From there, two finalists were determined and interviewed by students, support staff, teachers, a community group and the Board of Education.
I am pleased to share that on the evening of February 1, our Board of Education accepted my recommendation to appoint Ms. Danielle Alterio as our new Middle School Principal. Ms. Alterio brings many years of experience as a classroom teacher, assistant principal and active member of her school community. A formal introduction to the school and community will take place later this month. It is expected that Ms. Alterio will begin her new position in the District on Monday, February 25.