Senior night practice is tomorrow at 11:55 for participating seniors.
Junior High & High School Students!!! School Pictures are scheduled for Tuesday September 22! Pictures will be taken in the High School breezeway for both buildings; signs will be posted to help direct students on where to go. Virtual Students will need to come on campus between 9:00 am - 10:30 am to have your pictures taken as well. If you have any questions please email Mrs. Richards. Thank You and have a great day!
All Roland High School virtual students need to log on to your school email, find an email from cwatson, and vote for your 20-21 homecoming court. You will vote for one student in each group. Voting closes at midnight tonight! Its a great day to be a Ranger!
Breakfast and lunch will be available to ALL students today in their respective cafeterias. Breakfast until 8:30 AM Lunch from 11 AM - 1 PM
REMINDER: Tomorrow, Wednesday September 9, 2020 is a VIRTUAL DAY ! All students will have assignments to complete at home while teachers are working from school. Please email your student's teacher(s) if you have questions or concerns.
The 7/8 MS football game scheduled for Tuesday, October 8, has been cancelled. The 9/JV game will still be played at 6:30.
Parents of MS and HS students: It is in our handbook that can be found online that students may NOT wear leggings unless their top is below mid-thigh in length. Students who do not comply with the dress code will be sent home to change or to in school suspension (ISS) if they are unable to change into clothes that meet the dress code requirements. Thank you for your compliance with this issue.
Parents of elementary students: The first scheduled virtual day is Wednesday, Sept. 9. Initially students in the elementary grades PK-3-5 will be given a homework assignment to be completed on this day away from school. Eventually students that have devices and connectivity will do assignments made on Google classroom. This process will be different depending on the age of your children. Please note that there is one virtual day per month check the school website to view the calendar. Thanks,-- Angie Peña, Principal, Roland Elementary
Roland Middle School will begin issuing Chromebooks to our "in person" students starting Wednesday, Sept 2. Each student has been given a technology application. This application along with a $25 fee needs to be returned to the middle school office as soon as possible. Upon the return of the application and the fee, the student will be issued a Chromebook that they will be able to keep until the end of the school year. We would like to get this taken care of as soon as possible so that the students can access their assignments during our "virtual days" or at any other time that they may need to. If your student has their own device, we highly encourage them to bring it to school daily. If you have any questions, please call the middle school office, and we will assist you.
Roland High School has begun issuing Chromebooks to our "in person" students. Each student has been given a technology application. This application along with a $25 fee needs to be returned to the high school office as soon as possible. Upon the return of the application and the fee, the student will be issued a Chromebook that they will be able to keep until the end of the school year. We would like to get this taken care of as soon as possible so that the students can access their assignments during our "virtual days" or at any other time that they may need to. If your student has their own device, we highly encourage them to bring it to school daily. If you have any questions, please call the high school office, and we will assist you.
First day procedures at the upper elementary grades 3-5: Teachers will be on the east end of the building to meet students. Only one parent may accompany their child and the parent and student need to have their masks on. Please leave a space of approximately 6 feet between you and the student and parent in front of you. Teachers can be given any pertinent information at this time. Visitors are currently not allowed in the buildings. Thank you for your patience! Note: Students will be allowed to have water bottles in the classrooms. Please put their names on them.
Lower elementary first day procedures: Kindergarten and Head-start teachers will be on the west end of the building by the softball field. PK-teachers will be at the breezeway between lower elementary buildings. Grades 2 teachers in front of the lower elementary. Only one parent may accompany their child and the parent and student need to have their masks on. Please leave a space of approximately 6 feet between you and the student and parent in front of you. Teachers can be given any pertinent information at this time. Visitors are currently not allowed in the buildings. Thank you for your patience!
During this week's Thursday evening and Friday morning device distribution times, students who are enrolled virtually in the following classes need to come by the high school and pick up their text books. Art Appreciation Biology Chemistry Physiology Spanish I and II U.S. History
Students needing a device for virtual distance learning must pick-up and pay their technology fee on the scheduled upcoming dates: Thursday August 20th 6 PM -8 PM and Friday August 21st 9 AM - 11 AM. All devices will be at the high school commons for checkout.
Enrollment for high school Virtual Distance Learning will be August 6th at 6:30 PM at the high school commons area. ONLY ONE parent may attend WITH their student to complete the application. Please wear your masks (required) and adhere to social distancing protocols. Bring the printed and completed application along with a pen or pencil. If you student (s) has an IEP, a SpEd teacher will contact you to complete enrollment. NOTE: the completed survey does not enroll you student in Virtual Distance Learning.
Enrollment for middle school Virtual Distance Learning will be August 6th @ 6:30 pm in the middle school (JH) cafeteria. Only one parent may attend to allow for social distancing. Students do not need to attend this meeting. Masks ARE required. Bring printed and completed application with you. If your student(s) has an IEP, a SpEd teacher will contact you to complete enrollment. NOTE: The completed survey does not enroll your student in Virtual Distance Learning.
Roland Public Schools has made the difficult decision to push back the student's start date to Monday, August 24th. Masks will be required on campus at all times. Continue to follow here for further updates.
Parents interested in enrolling your students in the Roland Virtual Distance Learning Program. Check out the link below for detail. https://5il.co/izjg
Enrollment for elementary Virtual Distance Learning will be August 6th @ 6:30 PM in the elementary cafeteria. Only one parent may attend to allow for social distancing. (No students) Masks are required. Bring printed application with you. If your student has an IEP a SpEd teacher will contact you to complete enrollment. NOTE: The completed survey does not enroll your student in Virtual Distance Learning.
High school class schedules are available on grade book. Schedules may also be picked up and/or class changes can be made from 8:00 AM to 2 PM by grade on the following days. Monday, August 3--Seniors Tuesday, August 4--Juniors Wednesday, August 5--Sophomores Thursday, August 6--Freshmen Please wear masks and maintain social distancing policies.
CDIB card holders, if you have applied and have not recieved confirmation of your students application, you may contact the the Cherokee Nation at 918-453-5088 or email email@example.com
Elementary supply lists for Pre K-5 are now on the app and website under Documents-Resources-Parents & Students-Supply Lists.
The supply lists for Middle School are now on the app and website under Documents-Resources-Parents & Students-Supply Lists.
Middle School fast-pitch softball is postponed at this time due to COVID-19. If your daughter is interested in changing her schedule choices, you may email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the MS office at (918) 427-4601 option 3. We apologize for any inconvenience but our students safety is our top priority.
The phone service has been restored at the Middle School. 918-427-4601 ext 302
The phone lines at the Middle School are down right now. If you need any information or need to leave a message, please call the administration building at 918-427-4601 option 5. We apologize for any inconvenience and will notify when the lines are working properly.
Roland Public Schools 2020-21 Return to School Plan The 2020-21 school year will begin as scheduled on August 13, 2020 with extensive safety measures in place. The school district will monitor data related to COVID-19 throughout the school year. Decisions regarding the school calendar or attendance will be based on the most current statistics and with the advice of state and local health agencies. New developments or directives could cause other formats for classes to be considered, please be aware that plans are subject to change if events or new directives warrant. Traditional Classes -Resume classes as scheduled August 13, 2020. -Regular school calendar will be followed -Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures in place for staff -Students and staff will have increased access to sanitizer and handwashing opportunities. -Masks are required on buses, the school district will have disposable masks available, but it is highly suggested that students provide their own mask. -Masks are optional but recommended for students and staff during the school day. State guidance on this may be coming soon. -Health Screening Procedures will be in place for students, staff and visitors. -Students and staff are required to stay home if they have COVID-19 symptoms. -New Cafeteria procedures to allow for social distancing. Virtual Classes -Virtual Classes will be available, students will complete coursework through an online platform. -The decision to attend virtual classes should be made after careful consideration due to the level of commitment required from parents or guardians. -Virtual classes attendance will be a semester long commitment, a student will not be able to change from one platform to the other until the end of the semester.
Here is more information about the Cherokee Nation application. https://www.facebook.com/114167895375664/posts/2998847316907693/?vh=e
Technology Program for students with CDIB benefits, currently enrolled between the ages of 5 - 18. Apply online through these links. Choctawnation.com/covidrelief $400 for technology Cherokee Nation - $400 for technology https://zfrmz.com/ZQH1i5uKRo6sd2oQgsiM Creek Nation will announce their program soon.
The Roland Middle School office will be closed until July 20, 2020. Thank you for your patience.
For those that pre-ordered corn, we will have the corn at the AG ED Building on Friday, July 3rd from 7 AM to 4 PM.
The Roland Band will have a fireworks stand beginning Friday evening, June 26th through Saturday, July 4th. It will be located in the gravel lot just west of the Oasis Car Wash on Hwy 64 in Roland.
Roland FFA will be selling corn the week of June 29th at the Quik Stop (Roland Road and Hwy 64). The cost is $20 a bushel if it is pre-ordered (email email@example.com) or $22 per bushel on site.
Graduation Details: Graduation is to be held on June 20th at 10:00 AM at the Carl Matlock Fieldhouse. We ask that you not access the field before 9:00 AM, June 20th. The football field and stands will be locked until that time. We will not be limiting the number of family members who may attend, but we are requesting that social distancing guidelines be used at every opportunity. You must come into the field by the main entrance on the east side, and you must leave the field through the west entrance near the gym. A limited supply of masks and hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance and exit of the field. We suggest that families sit in groups and distance from other groups in the stands. Please do not come onto the field for any reason, and please do not gather on the field after graduation. Rain is not expected; however, if it were to rain, graduation would be held in the gym with details to follow at graduation practice on Friday evening. Your graduate must attend graduation practice Friday evening (5:30 for pizza in the commons with practice to follow) in order to walk in the ceremony on Saturday morning. If you have any questions, feel free to call the high school office.
ENROLLMENT INSTRUCTIONS: This year we are trying something new. Login into gradebook using either your Wengage username and password or the student's google email. Select the Course request tab Click the Add next to the desired electives When complete click the back button to view course requests. Freshmen need to choose either computer app I or Spanish I plus 2 electives. Seniors choose classes you have not taken in the past. All schedules will be individually reviewed by the counselor. To make changes to schedules Seniors may come in August 3, Juniors-August 4, Sophomores-August 5, Freshman-August 6, Open-August 7. 8:30-2 all days. Online enrollment is available until June 26th.
Graduation practice is Friday, June 19th at 6:30 pm. We will be serving pizza for our graduates in the commons area at 5:30 pm. You MUST attend graduation practice in order to walk during graduation. Please dress appropriately for practice as it may be very hot that evening. Please return any textbooks, library books, or athletic equipment that you may have to the high school office before graduation (June 20th). Failure to do so may add your name to the a list which will require you to return the school property before you may pick up your diploma and/or transcript The high school office will be open Mondays through Thursdays from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm to assist you. If you have any questions, please call 918-427-4601 option #4.
Our Senior Parade and Pep Rally will be broadcast this evening on 104.3! Congratulations Senior Class 2020!
High School Enrollment Questions? Please call 918-427-4601 X 4 starting June 1 from 8:00 AM to Noon. You do not need to come to the office at this time. Please watch our media for further information.
Friday Night Senior Parade and Pep Rally--Seniors are to meet at Roland Road Hardware and The Assembly of God no later than 6:45 pm to be escorted to the high school. Please do NOT wear your caps and gowns--save those for graduation on June 20th. Seniors are to park at the high school using the band room parking lot, the admin parking area, or if need be, the area by the gym. EVERYONE is to remain in their vehicles except for the seniors who will walk to the specified chairs and be seated--abiding by social distancing protocols at all times. After being addressed by Mrs. Harrell and Mr. Rainwater, the seniors will be expected to exit the facilities utilizing CDC social distancing guidelines.
Sports physicals (athletes in grades 6 through 12) will be held on Thursday, June 4th in the Roland Junior High Gym. Boys' exams will start at 1:00 PM and the girls will follow at 2:00 PM. A $10 fee is due and payable at the time of the exam. The paperwork must be picked up and filled out prior to the exam and requires a parent's signature. Paperwork will be available in the high school office May 27 through June 3rd from 8:00 AM until Noon. You may also pick up the paperwork from the coaches.
SENIOR PEP RALLY AND PARADE! Friday, May 29th at 7:00 PM Decorate your cars and meet at Roland Road Hardware or Assembly of God parking lot and parade up to the high school for the pep rally. Seniors--Check your school email next week for further instructions--remember--CDC guidelines will apply.
If your student has anything in the Jr High gym or the baseball facility, you may pick up the items today, Thursday, May 21 or tomorrow Friday, May 22 from 9 am until noon. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Rutlege.
GRADUATION is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 20th at 10:00 AM. Please understand, this date is subject to CDC guidelines and may have to be rescheduled. However, we are optimistic that we will be able to proceed with our commencement ceremony at the above date and time. On Friday, May 15th, between the hours of 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM we will have our stadium lights turned on to honor and commemorate our Roland Senior Class of 2020. Please remember that the facilities are closed. If you drive by, please remain in your vehicles.
Roland Schools have chosen Mr. Jeff Brant as the Masonic Teacher of the Year for the 2019-2020 school year. Mr. Brant has taught physical science, 8th grade science and science lab at Roland for the past 15 years and is highly respected by his peers and beloved by his students, past and present. Congratulations, Mr. Brant!
Roland Schools would like to announce the Masonic Students of Today. These students are selected by their teachers on the basis of scholarship, leadership, and academic qualities. The 3rd grade students chosen are Kaylee Cochran and Connor Stacey. The 6th grade students are Addyson Clark and Noah McKown. Freshmen students are Jaidyn Burrell and Connor Reichert. Senior students are Mikayla Whittenburg and Will Greer. Congratulations to these students and their families. We are so proud of you all!
ATTENTION SENIORS: Adam with Balfour/Graduate Sales will distribute caps, gowns, announcements, etc. on Thursday, May 14th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in front of the high school. Please follow packet pickup procedures (drive by high school north to south with your passenger side toward the building). And, follow CDC guidelines--do not get out of your vehicles. Orders must be paid in full or cash only upon delivery. Any questions, at all, must be directed to Adam at 1-580-436-5320.
SENIORS! Make sure you are checking your school email! Mrs. Offineer is sending out instructions for your final transcript to be sent to the first college of your choice.
We still have several several yearbooks that need to be picked up today. We will be available from 8 AM to Noon and then 1 PM to 3 PM. If you are unable to pick up or purchase a yearbook today, please email Mrs. Richards at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time to do so. There are approximately 25 extra yearbooks available to purchase for $45 apiece.
Our phones are now in service. Thank you for you patience!
The phone system, district wide, is out of service. Please email us if you have any questions or need assistance. We will advise when our phone system is back in service. We apologize for any inconveniences.
Yearbooks to be Distributed--Tuesday, May 5th and Wednesday, May 6th yearbooks will be distributed from the front of the high school from 8 AM to Noon and 1 PM to 3PM. This will be for people who have already purchased yearbooks. Some additional yearbooks are available for purchase on a first come/first serve basis. CDC regulations will be followed--STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE AND LINE UP AS IF YOU WERE PICKING UP YOUR STUDENT FROM SCHOOL.
If your JH student took spring pictures, you may pick up the proofs next week (beginning May 4) on Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 9-12 noon at the JH office. If you cannot make those times, please call the JH office to make different arrangements.
Distance Learning packets are due to all respective buildings on or before May 1st. Thank you parents and students for your cooperation during this challenging time.
Assistance during this crisis is being offered through a local church, The Bod. The church is offering gift cards for gasoline, groceries and McDonald's. To apply, you must go to https://thebod.churchcenter.com/people/forms/118130 and enter the required information. For more information, call 918.928.5065 or 918.427.0442.
PRE-ENROLLMENT is now available online for Roland Lower Elementary grades PK3, PK4 and Kindergarten. If your student is currently enrolled in Roland Public Schools, they will automatically be rolled up to the next grade. https://forms.gle/uVqpeepuxRBLGYH28
ATTENTION SENIORS! Please check you school emails for an email from Mrs. Offineer in reference to a graduation information form that must be filled out for the Sequoyah County Times. This information must be returned by email to email@example.com no later than Thursday, April 16th. If you fail to do this, your information may not get published. Call the high school (918-427-4601 X403) if you have any questions.... SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS!
Distance learning packets can be dropped off beginning Monday, April 13 and continuing to May 1. A plastic tub will be located on the porch of the upper elementary, Mon.-Fri. of each week. Thanks for your support! If you have any questions call, email, or message on class dojo.
Thank you parents for helping us to distribute our distance learning packets; you were wonderful! Starting Monday, April 13th, a blue plastic tub will be located on the high school porch by the front doors for you to drop off your students completed work packet. Please make sure all completed work is dropped off prior to May 1st. Please remember, if you have any questions, please email the teacher or call the office--918-427-4601 X 403.
Thank you parents! Your response to the distance learning packet pickup was remarkable. I will post here when drop off boxes will be available. Remember if you have any questions regarding individual subject areas, you can reach out to your child’s teacher by email or Class Dojo.
For all JH students: when your packet is completed, drop it into the plastic tub located on the front porch of the JH by May 8. If you have any questions, call the JH office or email Mrs. Goode.
Parents and students, packets will be ready for pick-up at each building tomorrow and Tuesday beginning at 8 AM. Refer to the previous live feeds for procedures and complete times at each locations.
Parents: Student packets for junior high and high school students will be available on Monday, April 6 from 8 to 11 AM and 1 to 3 PM. The same hours for pick up on Tuesday, April 7, will be in effect. When you arrive at the school, REMAIN IN YOUR CAR! Have a piece of paper with your child’s name written in bold large print. Hold the sign up from your passenger side window and someone will bring your child’s packet to your car. Thank you for your patience and if you have any questions, please give us a call.
Parents, Student packets are available for pickup, Monday April 6 and Tuesday April 7. Pick up will be from 8 AM -11 AM and then from 1 PM -3 PM. When you arrive at the school pull through the bus pick-up line, park and call the office at 918-427-4601 choose option 1 for lower elementary or option 2 for upper elementary. STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE!Tell the secretary the name and grade of students in the building. Your packets will be brought to your car. If your student has any school books including library books, please return them at pick up.
Parents, Student packets are available for pickup, Monday April 6 and Tuesday April 7. Pick up will be from 8 AM -11 AM and then from 1 PM -3 PM. When you arrive at the school pull through the bus pick-up line￼￼, ￼park and call the office at 918-427-4601 choose option 1 for lower elementary or option 2 for upper elementary.￼ STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE! Tell the secretary the name and grade of students in the building. Your packets will be brought to your car. If your student has any school books including library books, please return them at pick up.￼￼
Packet pickups for Jr High and High School students will be on Monday, April 6, from 8-11 am and 1-3 pm. Same hours for pickup on Tuesday, April 7. You may call the offices for any further information. Parents and students, thank you for your patience during this time. Stay safe and know that we are praying for you all.
Parents I know you are getting anxious to get started with distance learning. I will keep you posted both here and on Class Dojo if your child is in grades 4-6. Expect to hear from us at Roland Schools very soon.
Public use of school facilities will not be allowed during this time. This includes youth league sports teams, groups and individuals. Please check social media and our website for updates.
At the direction of the Oklahoma State Board of Education, all public schools are closed until at least April 6, 2020. This closure will mean immediate stoppage of all extracurricular and athletic activities. Public use of school facilities will not be allowed during this time.
The OSSAA has postponed the state basketball tournament until further notice. Roland Public School will not be in school Friday, March 13th. Spring break will be March 16th - March 20th. Please monitor the website or facebook for any further updates.
Roland's Show Team participated in the 55th Annual Sequoyah County Junior Livestock Show on February 27, 2020. Winners include: Kash Earnhart, Kynlei Earnhart, Chloe Offineer, Brandie Reese, Morgan Reese, Landon Smith, Logan Smith, Alex Brant, Blair Colwell, Blane Colwell, Conner Reichert and Shawn Wilson. Congratulations to all!
MEMO: Coronavirus - Spring Break Travel https://sde.ok.gov/newsblog/2020-03-06/coronavirus-spring-break-travel
Congratulations to our Vex Robotics and Boys Basketball teams for qualifying in their respective State Tournaments. In an effort to support both these programs and allow students, staff and community to attend, Roland School will be out on Friday, March 13th. Go Rangers !
Cole Stephens is the Oklahoma 8th grade weight lifting champion for the 157 lb division. Along with Cole, other RJH students placed in the state competition. Mason Schalski placed 5th in the 9th grade heavyweight division. Joseph Stone placed 2nd in the 7th grade 220 lb division. Michael Taylor placed 4th in the 7th grade 157 lb division. Congratulations to these boys and their coaches. Job well done!
Freshmen basketball games with Stilwell have been cancelled for Monday, February 10, 2020.
State testing begins in April. Here is a link to the State Department's Parent guide for testing. Please take time to look through, print out and spend time with your student and their grade level information. https://oklahoma.onlinehelp.cognia.org/parent-student-teacher-guides/
Parent/Teacher conferences will be held at Roland Public Schools on Thursday evening, January 30, 2020 from 3:30 - 7:00 P.M. and again on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 8:00 . - 11:00 A.M. No evening meal will be provided on Thursday and there is no school on Friday.
Roland Rangers JH and HS VEX Robotics teams won big at the Nowata Ironman VEX Robotics Tournament this past Saturday, January 25. The High School 9545X Judges Award went to Camryn Hull, Matthew Whittenburg and Ashley Davis. The Middle School Tournament Champions went to team 9545M which is Michala Richards and MacKenzie O'Neal. The 9545A Tournament Champions, Skills Champion and winner of the Judges Awards are Suzy Greer and Lane Tate. Both of the Roland JH teams are now qualified for state. Congratulations and great job to all Roland Rangers Robotics teams!
The Junior High weight lifting team competed at the Hilldale Invitational Weight Meet on Thursday, January 23rd. We would like to congratulate all the boys on an excellent weight meet and would also like to recognize some outstanding lifters. Cole Stephens placed 1st in the 157, 8th grade weight class. Ashton Peters placed 1st in the 220, 8th grade weight class. Joseph Stone placed 1st in the 220, 7th grade weight class and Bryson Root placed 2nd in the 132, 7th grade weight class. Congratulations to these young men!
The gym doors will open at 4:15 P.M. tonight. Due to the roof construction on the Lower Elementary, a portion of the parking lot is blocked off. Please use caution if parking in those areas. Additional parking is available in front of the high school.
I just received word that the 6th grade girls basketball team will play with 7th grade tomorrow here at 4:30. Sorry for the confusion!
The 6th grade girls basketball game has been cancelled for Thursday, Jan. 16. The 6th grade boys game will be at 5:30.
January is School Board Appreciation month. We would like to say thank you to our members for all of their hard work and dedication to Roland Schools, our faculty, and our students. We appreciate what you do!
Your Lady Rangers and Runnin' Rangers have both made the finals of the Sequoyah County Tournament. We'd love for you to come to Muldrow Saturday night to support our teams! Come pack the gym in Orange! The girls' game starts at 6:30 with the boys' game at 8:00. GO RANGERS!
Freshmen students from the Jr High had the opportunity to experience Challenge Day on Wednesday, Dec. 18. The overall goals of Challenge Day are to increase personal power and self-esteem, to shift negative peer pressure to positive peer support and to teach students that teasing, violence and all forms of oppression are unacceptable. Students participated in several activities and were given several opportunities to speak out about what's really going on for them and what they need from one another. All students who participated learned a lot and had a great bonding time with their peers and several adults throughout the community. RJH wishes to thank the Cherokee Nation, AIRC and all of the volunteers who helped make this a success for our students.
Seniors Make sure you are checking your emails!! I have sent out several scholarship opportunities. Also, if you need a transcript sent, please email me with the contact information of the college or university.
Today, members of Roland’s National Honor Society, Student Council, and Alternative Education program had the privilege of serving at the annual “Christmas Honors” workshop in Fort Smith. Students & volunteers from all over the River Valley came together to prepare 16,500 wreaths to be placed on headstones at the Fort Smith National Cemetery in honor of the courageous men and women who have sacrificed for our country and our freedom.
We would like to congratulate the 8th grade boys basketball team on winning the Sallisaw basketball tournament. They earned the victory by defeating Van Buren, Sallisaw and Poteau. Great job, boys!
Roland Youth League Basketball Sign-ups are underway. Draft will be held December 7th. 3rd and 4th grade will begin at 9 A.M. 5th and 6th grade will begin at 11 A.M. For information contact Coach Cantrell at firstname.lastname@example.org