A big shout out to District 80 Schools. Thank you!! District 80 will host a food distribution day this Friday, December 18th from 11am-1pm at the following locations: Dr. Nick Osborne Primary Center JL Buford Intermediate Center Zadok Casey Middle School They will distribute per student: 1 gallon of milk Yogurt/cottage cheese Fresh fruits Individual cereal bowls and cereal bars Assorted breakfast items such as pop tarts, muffins, and other individually packaged items. THIS IS OPEN TO ALL CHILDREN 18 AND UNDER WHO LIVE IN JEFFERSON COUNTY.
Mrs. Woodrome is having a zoom BETA Club Meeting on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 3:30.
Rome Grade School will be holding 2021-2022 PreK screenings on March 2nd and Kindergarten screenings on March 9th. Please call Martha in the school office at 618-266-7214 to schedule an appointment for your child to be screened.
The blue and purple bus routes will be combined in the mornings starting Tuesday, January 5th. We are very sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.
Happy New Year! I trust everyone has had a great holiday season. As we get ready to start the second half of the year, I just want to remind everyone that we will be following the same guidance that we have followed all year. Please be diligent in looking for symptoms in your children, especially the first couple of weeks. If your child has any of the following symptoms, please keep them and their siblings home until they can be checked out by a doctor. Fever of 100.4 or higher New onset of moderate to severe headache Shortness of breath New cough Sore throat Vomiting Diarrhea Abdominal pain from an unknown cause New congestion/runny nose New loss of taste or smell Nausea Fatigue from unknown cause Muscle or body aches Thank you for your cooperation during the year so far and we are looking forward to working with you for the rest of the year. We did have a great first half of the year and are looking forward to an great second half. Thank you again for working with us to make Rome Grade School a safe place for everyone involved. Have a great weekend!
Good morning Rome! Beginning Tuesday, January 5th...our green and yellow bus routes will be combined in the morning. The pick-up times should be very close to the same times as normal. This will be for the remainder of January. They will not be combined in the afternoon, so drop-off times will remain the same. Thank you!
Because of the number of students that have signed up for Dental Safari, they have added Monday along with the original Tuesday date. Younger students will be seen on Monday and older students on Tuesday. If your child is a remote learner and has made an appointment with Dental Safari, their staff will be in contact with you to set up an afternoon appointment.
We will be back to our original bus routes and times starting tomorrow morning. Thank you very much for being patient with us.
Wednesday, November 4th: We will have the same bus routes and times as we did last week. We are still short a couple drivers. We apologize for this inconvenience.
Rome families, Thank you for being patient with us the past few school days regarding bus routes and the adjusted times. We will have the same bus routes and times on Monday, November 2nd as we did this week since we will still be short a couple drivers. We apologize for this inconvenience.
October 26 - October 29, we will be short two bus drivers for our morning routes. The purple route (Vicki’s bus) and the yellow route (Doyle’s bus) will both be running about 20-25 minutes later than normal. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. October 26 - October 29, the students that ride the purple route (Vicki’s bus) will be dismissed from school at 2:15. We have drivers that are running two routes back to back. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
The Regional Cross Country meet that was originally scheduled for this Thursday has been rescheduled. The Regional Cross Country meet will now take place on Friday, October 16th at 5:00 pm at the Mt. Vernon airport.
Rome Grade School will not be in session this Thursday October 15th so those that wish to attend the services for Braden Tate may attend. The Rome Family wishes to convey our deepest condolences to the Tate family.
Good afternoon Rome! This is just a reminder...Please be sure to send your child with a water bottle to school each day. The water fountains are not in use at this time; however, we do have a bottle filler for students to refill their bottles when needed.
For your information...The Rome Buses will be running several minutes later starting tomorrow morning. Thank you.
Please don't forget that starting Monday, August 31, 2020, Rome students will be dismissed at 2:30 daily. Friday, September 4, 2020 is a noon dismissal.
Cross Country Reminder - Parent meeting tomorrow @ 6:00 pm One parent per runner should attend to sign paperwork and get important information regarding changes to this season. Please enter South Jr. High doors by ball fields. Everyone must wear a mask to enter the building.
School Picture Day will be this Friday, August 28th!
Please check and see if you have any textbooks from last school year and if so, send them with your students next week. Thank you
Iconik will be here Friday, August 28, 2020 starting at approximately 8:45 to take yearbook pictures, baseball, softball and cross country pictures. Order forms will be sent home the first week of school. Pictures must be paid for when taken. Don't forget sports uniforms.
Boys baseball practice has been cancelled for Monday, August 10, 2020 due to the heat index being over 100 degrees.
Rome Boys Baseball Practice is cancelled for today, Friday, July 31. The baseball field is too wet for play today. Practices will resume next week, Monday through Friday, August 3 through August 7 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
Rome School is now able to once again begin cross country practices. The first practice will be Wednesday, August 5 at 8:00 am. Runners need to meet between the baseball and softball fields. We will update on Monday with future practice dates.
The following is a reminder from the nurse's office for information that needs to be submitted to the office by the end of the 1st week of school: Kindergarten students must present proof of a current Kindergarten physical, an up to date shot record, a dental exam, and a complete eye exam by an optometrist. 2nd grade students must present proof of a current dental exam. 6th grade students must present proof of a current 6th grade physical (a sports physical only does not meet this requirement), a dental exam and an up to date shot record (Tdap and meningococcal and Hepatitis B vaccines are required). Students entering from out of state must present proof of a current IL physical, an up to date shot record, and a complete eye exam by an optometrist. Please call your child's provider as soon as possible so these items can be completed prior to the 1st day of school. Thank you.
Rome Grade School is taking applications for a full-time evening custodian for the upcoming school year. Applications may be picked up at the Rome Grade School District office. 233 W. South St., Dix, IL from 8:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.. Inquiries may be made by calling 618-266-7214
We understand that many of you are waiting on our back to school plan, and we are working diligently to finalize it. We were close to having it finalized and then last Thursday, the state board came out with 103 more pages of guidance for us to follow. This set us back a few days. We will continue to work on the plan this week to try to get it finalized so we can get it posted for you. I again ask for your patience and support as we work to make our back to school plan as safe and positive as possible. Have a great day!
***IMPORTANT 8th Grade Information for HS Cheer/Dance*** This is a message from Linda Kueker. "I am one of the cheer coaches at Mt. Vernon High School. We are trying to get the word out to incoming Freshmen about tryouts for the cheer and dance teams. We want to get a message to all 8th grade students about our Facebook page named Mt. Vernon Rams Cheer and Dance. Go to the page & leave a message for us indicating what team you would like to try our for and leave your contact information. We are currently in the planning stages for 2020-2021 tryouts, and the page will be updated as we have more information."
Rome Administration and Staff would like to congratulate Mrs. Anne Brands on her promotion as the Pre-K Special Education Coordinator for ROE 13. After serving our students for 18 years this is sad news for Rome, but a great opportunity for Ms. Anne. She will be starting her new role on March 9th with Ms. Tana taking over as the substitute for the remainder of the school year. Best of Luck to Ms. Anne!
The 5Essentials Survey is open for all our Rome Parents and Guardians. The survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of our school. To take the survey, please use the following link: https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ Thank you!
Rome Board of Education and Administration would like to announce that Mr. Stephen Phillips was approved as the new Superintendent at the regular board meeting last night effective July 1, 2020. He is coming from Mulberry Grove CUSD 1 and we are all excited about this choice.
Rome Staff and administration would like to share our appreciation for the Rome Board of Education and their stellar governance on this School Board Members Day. Thank you Amanda McKee, Kelly Tinsley, Wes Schumm, Steve Down, John Burkett, Micheal Kroeschen, & Aaron Woodrome.
Congratulations to our first Extraordinary Employee of the Month - September, recognized by our Board of Education at our September Board Meeting. We are pleased to recognized Celeste Brumbaugh for her hard work each day making meals for our students and for her efforts to insure healthy and safe eating for ALL students.