RHS Weekly Updates | July 14, 2018
Parking and Off-Campus Passes: We now know that fees will increase but we are also trying on find out the monthly reduction amounts before we put the schedule for reductions online through Online School Payments. We will also provide information about pass pick-up by the time we send the summer mailer home. At any rate, this process should be much easier than coming to school to pay as we have done for years past.
Senior Fees: This fee is required for graduation. We will provide the deadlines and important dates for seniors at the senior breakfast. The bookkeeper has set up the Online School Payments portal to go live on Monday, July 16th. Feel free to go ahead and pay to check that off the senior list.
Ram Camp (August 9th) and School Pictures for 9th graders: You should have gotten the postcard with information to tell you how to register rising 9th graders for Ram Camp. Please make sure you register soon as we have much planning to do. We need to prepare materials, find enough staff to support the event and plan for feeding them, as well. We need to know how many students to anticipate. In addition, we will take 9th grade school pictures during this event, so students need to be aware that their yearbook picture will be taken on this day! Gotta look good your first day on campus!!!
Office hours and staffing: As I am sure you are aware, we operate with limited staff. The office hours are 7AM-3PM. I wanted to make sure you all are aware in case you have business and need to plan to come to school or call during office hours. Likewise, administrators, counselors and clerical staff are in and out as not all employees are 12-month employees. It is possible that folks who are not 12 month staff will not see email for a period of time.
Summer Family Bulletin: We are planning to send dates and updates as we have for the last two years through snail mail. Anticipate something late July to help everyone prepare for preschool and start of school events.
ACT/SAT before Senior Year: I spoke with the juniors last year to remind them that college applications come quicker than students often prepare to take the ACT or SAT. If students need to take the exams again before applying for college, it is really important to look at offerings online and make plans to test early!
Free Summer Audiobooks Program for Teens - SYNC: Teens can get two free book downloads per week. Visit www.audiobooksync.com. Titles change every Thursday at 7 AM. Books are available for 7 days only for download. Once downloaded, they are yours to keep.
AP Summer Assignments: Some teachers require summer work while others do not. This week, we got information from teachers of the following courses and posted that information online in the Academics section. Under Academics, go to Advanced Placement and then RHS AP Courses. The courses that have information are AP English Lang, AP English Lit, AP Music Theory, AP Studio Art, AP Calculus AB-BC and AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Physics, AP European History, AP Human Geography, AP Psychology, AP US History, AP World History, and AP Spanish. Work may or may not be required, but clarity about the work has been posted.
Senior Portraits: Remember that we will have portraits/packages taken on site the week of July 30th. There will be two different sitting fee types which will be explained in the letter: either $15 or $25. When the students are here, they will take some combination of the tux/drape, cap and gown, indoor informal or outdoor informal. The letter will explain more.
There will be tux/drape makeups during the school year for seniors, but that will be the only pose. If that week at the end of July into August will not work, Strawbridge will open up slots at other schools. It is important to make a plan so as not to find out that no slot is available. Contact Surojini Winterton at Swinterton@strawbridge.net to reschedule your appointment.
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