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Functional Safety Exercise: Attention RHS Parents and Students

Dear RHS parents and students,

The state of Ohio mandates all school districts to complete an exercise cycle of our Emergency Operations Plans every three years.  This year Ross is tasked with completing a functional exercise. Also called an operations-based exercise, it means you actually go out and do a drill or practice. The focus is to see how policies and procedures work in a realistic, but still simulated setting. In functional exercises, the practice includes changes in the situation that management must respond to and adjust. Our functional exercise will revolve around the reunification of students to parents after an incident...

Upcoming Community Town Hall Meetings

Let's Rally for Ross.  We want to hear from you!

Rally for Ross Teletown Hall Meeting Information

Teletown Hall meeting scheduled for May 16, 2018 beginning at 6:55 p.m.

Let's Rally For Ross

We need to hear your voice!

Ross Local School District new website to go live May 2, 2018

We are  pleased to announce the launch of the new Ross Local School District website on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. The updated site is still located at  www.rossrams.com... (Click the title to read more.)

Complete your back to school forms on FinalForms

This year, Ross Local School District back to school forms are available to you online through our FinalForms site.  The link to this site along with a "parent playbook" on how to create an account and complete forms can be found on the Student Registration page of the website.  Scroll down to the bottom of the webpage to find the information.  All returning students need to complete the forms through this site.  If you have multiple children, basic demographic information will transfer between children so you don't have to fill out the same information multiple times.  Lastly, this information will transfer from year to year so you don't have to fill out information each year. All you will need to do is double-check and update changes. 

 

If you are new to the district, please log on to FinalForms and complete forms for new students. You will also need to make an appointment with our registrar at Central Registration. 

Curriculum Department Presentation

On August 24, 2017, the Curriculum and Instruction Department presented an overview of the department's short-term and long-term work.  Please use this link to access the presentation.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B54eqE8C-1occWVrRklpbkp1VFU/view

Speed limit to be decreased from 55 mph to 45 mph in front of RHS and RMS

In the winter of 2017, the Ross School District Safety Committee asked the Ohio Department of Transportation to complete a speed analysis in front of the RHS/RMS campus.  There was concern that 55 mph was too fast in front of the campus.  We are very pleased to announce that ODOT has approved the change! The speed limit on SR-128 will be changed to 45mph from ODOT log points 2.14-2.71. This is the area of SR-128 in front of the Ross High School and Ross Middle School. ODOT is currently completing a work order to get the signs ordered and installed. It may take 6 weeks to get the signs ordered and delivered to our county forces to install. The new 45mph speed limit will be official once the signs are installed.

Hollywood Comes to Ross

On Monday, October 23, 2017 the Ross Local School District Administration Building was used for a scene in an upcoming movie called “Donnybrook.” Tim Sutton will direct "Donnybrook," which is adapted from the 2013 crime noir novel of the same name written by Frank Bill. The movie will be the fourth feature film for Sutton, who previously directed "Pavilion," "Memphis" and "Dark Night."  Actors used a locker room underneath the gym bleachers to shoot the scene. 

A Community Conversation on Addiction

Ross Township Administration and Ross Local Schools are collaborating to raise awareness of addiction and provide community education aimed at prevention and treatment. Learn about the impact addiction has on our community, and how to overcome addiction through education and prevention.

Say “thanks!” to our school board members during School Board Recognition Month

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Graduation 2018 Video Information

Graduation is coming up on May 23rd and you can watch it live on Waycross Community Media.  You can also purchase your own personal DVD copy of the ceremony from Waycross.

Ross Local Schools Hall of Fame to Induct Twelve into Its Inaugural Class library

During the 2016-2017 school year Ross Local Schools created the Ross Local School Hall of Fame.  This Hall of Fame has five branches: Academic, Athletic, Community, Fine Arts, and a Veterans’ Wall of Honor.  Dr. Fred Southard presented the idea to Superintendent Scott Gates in the fall of 2016 and from there the Hall was born.  Each branch of the Hall of Fame has a committee that reviews applications for induction into the Hall.  We are very pleased and honored to present the Ross Local Schools 2018 Inaugural Class.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day at the Ross Twp. Police Dept.

On Saturday, April 28, 2018 community members can drop off unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications at the Ross Township Police Department for safe disposal. Medications can be dropped off from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Winter weather will be here soon. Here’s what you need to know! calendar

It looks like the cold and winter weather is just around the corner. Decision making around instruction and budgets are critical to all, but when weather conditions impact our classrooms....

Student Chromebook Update

For an update on the usage and recommended guidelines for student chromebooks please see the letter below. This letter will be sent home with students in grades 5-12 today (February 6) and was emailed to parents through Final Forms this afternoon. 

Ross High School Students Inducted into National Spanish Honor Society National Spanish Honor Society inductees

On Wednesday, April 4th, at 6:30pm, 8 new members were inducted into the Santiago Calatrava Chapter of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (National Spanish Honor Society) at Ross High School. These students have completed a minimum of three units of study of Spanish language and culture, and have expressed an interest in continuing the study and use of the language in the future.