Giving Thanks

Dear RHS Families,

We are thankful for you! 

As we prepare to take time off from school (November 22 - 26) for the Thanksgiving Break, we are grateful for everyone who has helped to restore a routine for showing up to school while supporting students and families. 

Daily routines are essential for reducing stress and creating a sense of security for students and adults.  

Please take steps to keep your child healthy and send them to school unless they are truly sick.   Every day of school is an important opportunity for students to learn as well as connect to peers and their teachers. 

We thank: 

  • Our students and their families who do their best to show up to class every day even when it isn’t easy. 

  • Our teachers who have gone above and beyond to help make school a welcoming learning environment where students can thrive.

  • Our counselors, social workers, social skills tutors, & parent advocates who help us work together to ensure we are healthy and safe, feel a sense of community and experience the excitement of an engaging learning environment.  This team provides the extra hands and attention our students need.

  • Our school nurse and our SIHF school based health clinic  who go above and beyond to help ensure the healthcare needs of our students are met so they can stay healthy and attend school on a consistent and regular basis.

May these days off be restful and healing.  

If your family or your child needs support, please reach out to our Family Resource Center for help by calling or texting:  (618) 419-3017.

If you would like to learn more about or need assistance for your child’s healthcare needs, please reach out to our partners at SIHF - our Roxana School Based Health Clinic at 

(618) 600-4778 or by visiting 

You can also visit our Shells Living Well website which is an online space that promotes health and wellness for our students at Roxana High School: 

We look forward to seeing you again when school resumes on Monday, November 27th. 

Thank you for partnering with us! 

With Shell Pride,

Jason Dandurand, Ed S


Roxana Senior High School