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Grab-n-Go Meals Service

  • During this time of school closure due to COVID-19, Duarte Unified School District is offering free meals for children 18 and under using a drive-thru and walk-up service on a daily basis Monday - Friday at Andres Duarte Arts Academy, Maxwell Academy, and Royal Oaks STEAM Academy from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Click here for more information.

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  • Staff Highlight - Ms. Martinez

    Ms. Yvette Martinez has been a dedicated teacher at Duarte Unified School District for thirteen years. She began her career as a long-term sub, teaching English Learners, AVID, and English. Although she obtained a multiple-subject credential, she fell in love with teaching English to junior high students, which is what Ms. Martinez currently teaches at Royal Oaks STEAM Academy.

    Ms. Martinez’ passion for education stemmed from her own childhood and life experiences. She describes her elementary years as challenging, often getting into trouble or hanging out with the wrong crowd. It was sports and positive mentors that redirected her path. Ms. Martinez thrived in high school and went onto Cal State Dominguez Hills, where she also played college softball.

    Her life, though, was not without continued tragic events. She experienced the loss of her boyfriend in her young-adult life, and most recently, her mother. Ms. Martinez is a person of resilience and a beacon of hope, for she has used these upsets in life to fuel her energy in becoming a positive role model. She practices tough love, and does not believe in excuses. But her firm yet kind-hearted approach is what allows students to connect with her deeply. And this is evident through the positive relationships she has built with her previous and current students, some who have become like family to her.

    Ms. Martinez is an avid Twilight fan, and enjoys going to the casinos during her free time. On most days, she is spending time with her family and cheering on her 5 year-old nephew in his baseball and basketball games on the weekends. It is caring teachers like Ms. Martinez that makes Royal Oaks STEAM Academy a wonderful place to learn.

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  • Campus Highlight - Staff Achievements

    Congratulations to Ms. Ogden and Mrs. Leckrone for being the recipients of the Duarte Education Foundation grant for their project: What Life was Like for Early Settlers.

    Congratulations to Tammy Fetchick for receiving the Foothill Credit Union teacher grant of $500 for classroom improvement.

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  • Royal Oaks Awarded the Silver Medal for PBIS Implementation

    We are pleased to announce that the California PBIS Coalition has recognized Royal Oaks STEAM Academy for successful PBIS implementation at the SILVER level. Our school is a recipient within the California PBIS Coalition’s System of Recognition, reflecting excellence in the measurement of fidelity as well as our efforts in implementing the core features of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. We sincerely appreciate the hard work done by our PBIS Team and entire learning community to achieve this level of recognition. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to implement PBIS with the fidelity needed to create the conditions to maximize the academic and social behavioral outcomes for ALL of our students. Congratulations Eagles and let's continue to SOAR to even higher levels this year!

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  • Royal Oaks Recognized for High Achievement in Student Success by a National Campaign of Business and Education Leaders

    Royal Oaks STEAM Academy has been named to the 2018 - 2019 Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll for their high achievement in student success. The program, sponsored by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE), is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and districts that are improving student outcomes. Royal Oaks is among 1,834 public schools in California to be recognized and the staff, families and students at each of these schools should be very proud of this accomplishment. The 2018 - 2019 Honor Roll is developed by Educational Results Partnership (ERP), a nonprofit organization that applies data science to help improve student outcomes and career readiness. ERP maintains the nation’s largest database on student achievement and utilizes this data to identify higher-performing schools and districts. Schools that receive the ERP Honor Roll distinction have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement.

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  • Royal Oaks National 21st Century Campus Modernization Model

    The transition of our facilities from an elementary school campus to a K-8 academy is featured by Gen7 Schools as a national model of success. The construction of innovative, energy-efficient learning spaces, advancement of the arts, integration of cutting-edge technology and engaging instruction of 21st century skills are top priorities for DUSD, and our new Gen7 facilities deliver on every goal. A total of 22 new Gen7 permanent modular classrooms have been installed throughout the district allowing existing programs to be expanded and new ones to be launched. These new learning environments are equipped with flexible furniture for unmatched comfort and performance. We encourage community members to come visit and see the transformation and read the full article at www.gen7schools.com.

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