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2022-2023 School Year Communications


November 21, 2022: Care Solace

Romoland School District is committed to raising awareness about mental health and supporting equitable access to quality mental health services. The District has partnered with Care Solace to support the well-being of students, staff, and their family members. 


Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential care coordination service that can help you quickly find mental health or substance-use treatment options matched to your needs, regardless of circumstances. Click here to learn more.

November 18, 2022: Thanksgiving Break

Romoland School District Community,


As we enter this season of Thanksgiving, I want to take the opportunity to express my appreciation and my warmest wishes for a happy and safe holiday celebration with your loved ones. 


I am grateful for the continued, unwavering dedication of our school administrators, teachers, staff, parents, and guardians, who make our district a welcoming environment for all students. Your efforts make our school system a great place to teach and learn each day. 


As a reminder, our schools will be closed November 21-25 for the Thanksgiving Break.  We wish all RSD families, staff, and community a wonderful Thanksgiving! 


We look forward to welcoming everyone back on Monday, November 28, 2022. 


With sincere appreciation,


Mr. Trevor Painton


November 16, 2022: Thanksgiving Break Reminder

Thanksgiving Break Reminder! All Romoland School District schools will be closed November 21 - 25 for the Thanksgiving Holiday! 

Classes will resume on Monday, November 28, 2022.

November 7, 2022: No School Friday

This is a friendly reminder that all Romoland School District schools and offices will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2021, in observance of Veterans Day. 


We will resume normal operations on Monday, November 14, 2022. 

October 26, 2022: No School on November 1

This is a friendly reminder that all schools will be closed on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, for a non-student day. 

All schools will reopen and classes will resume on Wednesday, November 2, 2022. 

View the 2022-2023 Board Approved School Calendar linked here.

October 14, 2022: Student Safety Reminder

Walking to and from school can have many benefits for students, including spending time outdoors and starting the day with physical activity. However, it also requires that students and families are aware of the best practices in order to do so safely. 


To maintain awareness of our students’ safety, please reinforce safety rules by reviewing best practices for staying safe while walking to school.


Please review the following safety tips with your child:

  • It is a best practice for children to walk with an adult until they are at least 10 years old.

  • Map out safe routes to school with your child before they head out on their own.

  • Review contact telephone numbers and home safety practices.

  • Use the buddy system, and avoid walking anywhere alone.

  • Encourage kids to stay off cell phones and not wear earphones. Kids should be able to hear their surroundings when walking to school.

  • Always cross the street at a corner or crosswalk and obey traffic signals. Cross with a crossing guard if there is one.

  • Walk, don’t run across the street. This gives time for drivers to see you before you enter the roadway. 

  • Always look left, right, and left before crossing.

  • Pay close attention to your surroundings.

  • Avoid using secluded shortcuts

  • Don’t talk to or take anything from strangers.

  • Don’t go anywhere with someone you don’t know.

  • Stay more than an arm’s reach from strangers. If you are approached by a stranger, seek help immediately.

  • Trust your instincts, if you feel something is not right, seek help immediately.

  • When seeking help, always go to a trusted adult – teacher, coach, police officer, other parents, or older siblings.

  • If a stranger grabs you, do everything you can to stop him or her from pulling you away. Drop to the ground, kick, hit, bite, and scream. Do whatever it takes to attract the attention of others who can help you. If someone is dragging you away, scream, “this is not my dad,” or “this is not my mom.”

  • Report any suspicious activity to your local school and police department.

October 10, 2022: World Mental Health Day

Nearly one in five children in the United States will experience mental illness in their lifetime (source: Center for Disease Control). World Mental Health Day, honored annually on October 10, was created to raise awareness of mental health issues and mobilize support to improve the mental health of people around the world.


This year’s theme, “Make mental health & well-being for all a global priority,” highlights the importance of global well-being in all aspects of governmental policy. In the United States, barriers to mental health services remain a significant hurdle to getting support.

Romoland School District is committed to raising awareness about mental health and supporting equitable access to quality mental health services. The District has partnered with Care Solace to support the well-being of students, staff, and their family members. 

Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential care coordination service that can help you quickly find mental health or substance use treatment options matched to your needs, regardless of circumstance. Click here to learn more.

October 7, 2022: Parent/Guardian - Teacher Conference Week

Parent/Guardian-Teacher Conferences are next week, October 10-14 2022. With our shift to the quarter/semester system this school year, the Quarter 1 student grade report is a progress report. The progress report is now available in the Aeries Parent/Guardian Portal.

This is a reminder that the Parent/Guardian-Teacher Conference Week school day schedule is a modified day schedule at all schools for October 10-14, 2022:

Elementary Grades TK & K: 7:50 AM - 12:00 PM

Elementary Grades 1-5: 7:50AM - 12:15PM

Middle School: 8:10 AM - 12:45 PM

Please review your student’s Quarter 1 Progress Report in the Aeries Parent/Guardian Portal, and if you have not yet scheduled a parent-teacher conference, please contact your student’s teacher. Thank you.

October 4, 2022: Parent/Guardian - Teacher Conference Week

Parent/Guardian-Teacher Conferences are next week, October 10-14, 2022. In past years, our Conference Week aligned with the Trimester 1 Report Card and occurred in mid-November. With our shift to the quarter/semester system this school year, the Quarter 1 student grade report is a progress report. The progress report is published in the Aeries Parent/Guardian Portal at the end of Quarter 1, which is aligned with our new Conference Week schedule. This provides a perfect opportunity for parents/guardians, students, and teachers to collaborate for student success with a focus on student strengths, areas for growth, and personalized student goal setting. Conferences support our students in growing their skills and grades before their Semester 1 Report Card, published mid-school year. We welcome this opportunity to partner with you for your student’s success, and we look forward to seeing you next week!


This is a reminder that the Parent/Guardian-Teacher Conference Week school day schedule is a modified day schedule at all schools for October 10-14, 2022:

Elementary Grades TK & K: 7:50 AM - 12:00 PM

Elementary Grades 1-5: 7:50AM - 12:15PM

Middle School: 8:10 AM - 12:45 PM

September 19, 2022: Independent Study for September 9 School Closure

As you are aware, the Romoland School District closed schools on Friday, September 9, 2022, due to unhealthy air quality as a result of the Fairview Fire. No students were marked absent. However, if you would like your student to make up their lost day of learning, you may request independent study. No additional attendance will be granted, and grades will not be impacted in any way. 

If you would like to request independent study work for your student for September 9, please contact Pupil Services at (951) 926-9244 ex. 1253.

September 13, 2022: Tonight's Board Meeting Canceled

Tonight’s board meeting has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. The Romoland School District September Board Meeting will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

Thank you and we apologize for the cancellation and late notice.

September 11, 2022: RSD Schools Open Monday

We are currently monitoring the smoke and air quality conditions as a result of the Fairview Fire. 


At this time, all schools are to reopen tomorrow, Monday, September 12, 2022.


We will provide updates as necessary should the conditions change.

September 8, 2022: RSD Schools Closed September 9

Due to the current air quality conditions resulting from the nearby Fairview Fire, all schools in Romoland School District, along with schools in our local area, will be closed tomorrow, Friday, September 9, 2022.


The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a smoke advisory, warning that the Air Quality Index (AQI) may reach very unhealthy levels in areas adjacent to the Fairview Fire. 

The closure will continue until conditions improve. We will update our families with additional information as it becomes available.

August 29, 2022: Hot Weather Protocol

As you may be aware, Riverside County is expecting very high temperatures this week. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for our area which will go into effect on Tuesday, August 30 through Monday, September 5.  


All Romoland School District schools have hot weather plans in place for continued operations during periods of extremely hot weather. Schools will continue to monitor weather conditions and plan accordingly for outdoor activities including recess, physical education, and after-school programs in alignment with the Romoland School District Weather Protocol.

Weather Protocol Romoland School District

Romoland School District Weather Protocol

August 17, 2022: Pedestrian Safety


Romoland School District is committed to providing a safe learning environment for our students, including taking steps to help keep them safe while on their way to and from school.


Please make pedestrian safety an important and regular part of conversations with your student. Below are some tips and resources that we urge you to review with your child.


Safety Tips for Pedestrians

  1. When walking to and from school, always focus attention on road and traffic conditions. Listen to oncoming traffic and be alert. Remind your student to put their phones and headphones away when walking, especially when they are crossing the street. 

  2. Always walk on sidewalks. If sidewalks are not available, walk on the edge of the road or on the left shoulder of the road, facing the flow of traffic. Use pedestrian bridges when available.

  3. Cross the street only at marked crosswalks or intersections. Pedestrians are most often hit by cars when they are jaywalking or crossing the road at places other than intersections.

  4. Look left, right, and left again for traffic. Stop at the curb and look left, right, and left again for traffic. Stopping at the curb signals drivers that you intend to cross.

  5. Obey all traffic signals. At intersections where traffic is controlled by signals or a crossing guard, pedestrians must obey the signal and not cross against the stop signal unless specifically directed by a crossing guard.

  6. Never walk to school alone. Always walk to and from school with other students or known adults.


Safety Tips for Drivers

  1. Always follow the correct drop-off and pick-up procedures at your school. Drivers need to know the appropriate locations for pick up and drop off at their school and any special rules in place during these times. Please visit your school’s website for up-to-date Arrival and Dismissal Procedures.

  2. Follow the speed limit. Follow the speed limit and don’t speed, especially near school zones.

  3. Stay alert and limit distractions. Never use your phone or other devices when driving and always be cautious of your surroundings.

  4. Never drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

  5. Look out for pedestrians. Look out for pedestrians at all times, especially in hard-to-see conditions such as at night or in bad weather. Pedestrians have the right of way at any crosswalk or intersection, so yield and be prepared to stop. Be cautious when backing up – pedestrians, especially young children, can move across your path.

  6. Slow down and be prepared to stop when turning or otherwise entering a crosswalk. Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and stop well back from the crosswalk to give other vehicles an opportunity to see the crossing pedestrians so they can stop too.

  7. Never pass vehicles stopped at a crosswalk. There may be people crossing where you can’t see.


Families can also support school safety by obeying all traffic laws in and around schools. Please observe the lowered speed limit around schools, and do not double-park your vehicle or allow your child to exit or enter your vehicle unless it is legally parked. By working together and being alert, we can create a safer environment for all our students!


Thank you for your support in this important matter. If you have questions or concerns, please call your child’s school.

August 10, 2022: Welcome to the 2022-23 School Year

Welcome back to the start of the 2022-23 school year! The Romoland School District is excited to begin the new school year with renewed optimism, focus, and commitment to educational equity for all students by prioritizing a whole-child focus with an emphasis on the following goals:

  • Providing students with a rigorous and enriched academic foundation focused on personalized learning to meet the demands of college and career readiness
  • Providing safe, engaging, and enriched learning environments that support the culturally diverse, social-emotional, and physical development needs of each and every student
  • Providing physically safe and well-maintained facilities that support the health and safety of all students
  • Maintaining fiscal solvency

In our effort to achieve these goals, we place a high value on individual growth for ourselves, our colleagues, and our students. We continually emphasize the importance of adults engaging in and modeling a “growth mindset”  to develop ourselves, while also modeling for students the importance of continual learning, reflection, and personal growth that will serve them well throughout their lifetime. 

Of course, in order to maximize our efforts in creating environments and support structures that will help us achieve our goals, we value and honor a strong, collaborative relationship with our parents/guardians. The alignment between the school, parent/guardian, and student create optimal conditions in which students are provided every opportunity to reach their full potential. We encourage parents/guardians to partner with us to positively contribute to the education of their student(s), as well as, the students throughout our school community. 

Lastly, we are excited to offer our new Alternative School of Choice in the Romoland School District and the Hillside Innovation Academy will begin serving students in the new school year. The school contains three distinct program options for students to meet the individual needs and learning styles of those within our community. To find out more about the Virtual Learning, Homeschool, and Middle School Academy options you can visit our website for more detailed information.

Looking forward to a great and productive school year!

Trevor J. Painton
Romoland School District

August 8, 2022: COVID Update for the 2022-23 School Year

As we move into the 2022-2023 school year there are some updates for staff and families related to COVID-19. Romoland School District continues to reference COVID safety guidance from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California. Vaccinations for staff and students continue to be recommended by CDPH. Also, masks are not required of staff or students, but we have masks available for those who would like to use one.

The District will provide COVID-19 over-the-counter (OTC) test kits for students for the following conditions:

  • Symptomatic: Testing for students who have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Exposure: Testing for students who have had possible exposure to COVID-19 at school.
  • Asymptomatic/Request: Testing for students upon parent/guardian request.

Please note that OTC tests must be administered by a parent/guardian.

Students with COVID-19 symptoms will be referred to the Health Office at their school. An OTC test kit will be provided to be administered by the parent/guardian, and the student may be sent home pending test results.

Students who test positive for COVID-19 with or without symptoms can return to school when all the following have occurred:

  • At least 24 hours have passed since a fever of 100.0 or higher has resolved without using fever-reducing medications,
  • COVID-19 symptoms have improved, and
  • At least 10 days have passed since the onset of symptoms (can return on/after Day 6 with a negative COVID test and should wear a mask through Day 10).

A COVID close contact exposure continues to be defined as more than 15 minutes over a 24-hour period within 0-6 feet. Notifications will be sent to families when there is possible classroom exposure to a COVID-positive case. 

Please remind students about the importance of washing their hands and covering a sneeze or cough to help keep our school community healthy. Thank you, and we look forward to a safe and healthy school year.


August 1, 2022: Welcome to the 2022-23 School Year

Dear Romoland School District Families,

Welcome to the 2022-23 school year! The first day of school is August 11th, and the 2022-23 School Calendar is available on our website: This is a reminder that there are new school times this year:

Early Childhood Education (ECE) Schedules

  • AM Classes: 7:40 AM – 10:40 AM
  • PM Classes: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Full Day: 7:40 AM – 2:10 PM

Elementary School Schedules

  • TK/Kindergarten: 7:50 AM – 1:50 PM
  • Grades 1-5: 7:50 AM – 2:10 PM
  • Minimum Day: 7:50 AM – 12:15 PM

Middle School Schedule

  • Grades 6-8: 8:10 AM – 2:40 PM
  • Minimum Day: 8:10 AM – 12:45 PM

School offices are currently open and ready to support you with annual student data confirmation, student registration, and general information. This is an important reminder that ALL returning students will need their annual student data confirmation completed in Aeries. Your student will not be assigned to a class/course schedule until this process has been completed. Please complete the process this week.

If you have not yet completed this process for your student, you will see a yellow banner at the top of your account when you log in. Click on that yellow banner to proceed through the needed steps in the process. At the final step, you will need to upload proof of residency (utility bill, mortgage/rental agreement). (Note: This can be done as a .jpg from your phone.) If you do not see the yellow banner on your account, it means that you have completed the process. Here is a parent video to help in this process: Aeries Student Data Confirmation Video. If you need further assistance, please contact the school office staff.

We look forward to seeing students soon!