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Monday, February 28, 2022
From the Superintendent's Desk
February 27, 2022
Dear Roy-Hart Community:
As you may be aware, the state-wide mask mandate for schools in New York State will be lifted by Governor Hochul on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Therefore, effective Wednesday, the wearing of masks will no longer be required in our schools or at school-related functions. However, we do encourage anyone with any ongoing health concerns, whether for themselves or others, to continue wearing a mask and we assure you that your choice to do so will not result in being ostracized, harassed or excluded from any activity, opportunity or experience provided by the District.
The lifting of the mask mandate will not change our daily practices with regards to maintaining a safe, hygienic environment for our students and staff. In addition, the lifting of the mask mandate does not change our isolation or quarantining/test-to-stay protocols for students and staff who test positive for COVID, are exposed to a COVID positive individual or who exhibit COVID-like symptoms. The weekly testing of staff will continue until we receive guidance from the Department of Health and Department of Education.
I continue to encourage everyone to practice good personal health and hygiene practices, such as covering your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing, washing your hands frequently and sanitizing as appropriate. I believe that there will continue to be updates in the days and weeks to come and encourage you to monitor the District website for more information.
Dr. Hank Stopinski
Superintendent of Schools
Friday, February 18, 2022
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Roy-Hart rallies around Jack
Roy-Hart rallies around 4-year-old Jack Waterman and his family during cancer fight
Thursday, February 10, 2022
Silsby appointed to board
The Royalton-Hartland school board welcomed a new member at its Wednesday night meeting. Brandi Silsby was appointed to the board: https://www.lockportjournal.com/news/local_news/silsby-joins-the-roy-hart-school-board/article_51d04006-d950-5300-9ab3-4757c8f4c9bd.html
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
School supply donations
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
River otter survey
Yesterday, there were some NYSDEC wildlife biologists searching our stream and neighboring streams in Gasport as part of their river otter survey. This is a statewide project they've undertaken
Head-on accident in Royalton
Initial investigation by Deputies at the scene revealed that a 2007 Dodge pickup truck was traveling east on Chestnut Ridge Road and a 2013 GMC pickup truck west on Chestnut Ridge Road, when the two vehicles struck each other near the center of the roadway. Following contact, both vehicles came to rest in the roadway near the point of impact without further incident. The driver of the 2007 Dodge was transported by Mercy Flight to ECMC due to life threatening injuries. The driver of the 2013 GMC pickup suffered a broken leg in the collision and was transported by ambulance to ECMC for treatment. His two passengers both suffered non-life threatening injuries and were transported to Eastern Niagara Hospital by ambulance for treatment.
The names of the parties involved are being withheld at this time pending notification to family. Investigation by the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Accident Investigation Unit into the incident is continuing.
Friday, February 4, 2022
No school Friday