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Back to School Information
Posted on 08/15/2019
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Teachers will return to school for Superintendent’s Conferences on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 3rd–4th.  Students return to school on Thursday, September 5th*

* (8th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders start on Friday, September 6th)

Listed below are dates and times for orientation and school open houses for parents/guardians. This information will also be printed in the District calendar, which will be mailed to homes the last week of August.

An electronic copy of the District Calendar is also available on website >'Parent' Tab>'Documents' > District Calendar 2019-20 or: CLICK HERE


Staley Meet and Greet with New Administrators
Wednesday, August 28th 5:30-7 p.m. 
Staley Courtyard, weather permitting 


Orientation Schedule for Grades 7-8:

Tuesday, August 27th - Strough 7th grade and new student orientation: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Wednesday, August 28th - Strough 8th grade orientation: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.


Orientation Schedule for 9th Grade:

Wednesday, August 28th Rome Free Academy/95 Dart Circle: 9th grade students at 6:00 p.m.

*Rescheduled from Monday, August 26


Orientation/Informational Schedule for 10th-12th Grades:

These orientations are set up to listen to the new procedures put in place for the new year, receive a packet that will hold student schedules as well as paperwork that will need parent authorization as well as time to ask any clarifying questions. Dates and times are as follows:

  • Tuesday, August 27th, 10th -11th grade students begin at 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 27th, 12th grade students begin at 6:30 p.m.


Rome Free Academy / 95 Dart Circle: September 26th – 6-7:30 p.m.

Lyndon H. Strough Middle School / 801 Laurel St.: September 19th – 6-8 p.m.

Ridge Mills Elementary / 7841 Ridge Mills Rd.: September 3rd – 4-6 p.m.

Louis V. Denti Elementary / 1001 Ruby St.:  September 3rd – 6 p.m.

Gansevoort Elementary / 758 W. Liberty: September 3 rd – 5-6:30 p.m.

George R. Staley Elementary / 620 E. Bloomfield St.: September 24th 6-7:30p.m.

John E. Joy Elementary / 8194 Bielby Ave.: September 4th  - 6-7 p.m. 

Stokes Elementary / 9095 Turin Rd.: September 3rd – 6 p.m.  

Francis Bellamy Elementary / 7118 Brennon Ave.: September 3rd – 6 p.m.

Early Childhood-Clough / 409 Bell Rd.: October 16th – 6 p.m.




The Rome City School District works to provide parents, students, staff, community leaders, and the general public accurate and timely information on various activities, special events and news stories related to our school district.

The school District uses Peachjar, a paperless flyer service. This service is incorporated into our website and will allow quick and easy access to school flyers. These will include information on upcoming events, afterschool programs, fundraisers and more. Utilizing Peachjar will help cut down the use of paper, and provide the ability to view flyers right from smart phones and computers that are usually lost on the kitchen island.  

The District strives to maintain open, honest, and respectful communications, and values communication, ideas and input from the community. To learn more about the District CLICK HERE


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