Hello, Ram families!
I want to start my message to you today differently from my usual weekly greetings. In these incredibly difficult times, some of our staff want to speak to you about our deep care and shared anguish over the loss of lives and pain we, too, feel with our school community and the greater community. Please take a moment to watch what some of our school family shared. You will also see that some of our Student Equity Team from 2019-20 wished to share, too.
Our students have been taught to read, write, speak and create. At this difficult time, it is very appropriate for students to use these means of expression to share their thoughts and feelings. I invite students to express themselves in art, dance, singing, poetry, prose, editorials...whatever form they wish...and share them with me. It is, indeed, hard to know that our students need support and encouragement when we are not at school together and there to help. The school year might be over, but the need to connect is still there.
While everyone else was winding down for the year, FFA was in full swing for state level meetings and recognitions. Mr. Beasley and Ms. Roy worked tirelessly to support the organization and these students and more in their pursuit of excellence:
- Earned State FFA Degree (Old North State Degree): Evan Meade, Isabel Tawagon, Britney Atkinson
- First Place in NC in Fiber Oil Crop Proficiency - William Alex Peace
- During the National Chapter Award presentations Rolesville was selected as National Chapter Gold Status. This is the top FFA award for chapters in the state. This is our 4th year in a row as a Gold Chapter. Our submission will now be sent on to Nationals for Judging.
- Gabrielle Crowder, RHS C/0 2019, was also awarded her American Degree, the highest degree possible in the FFA. She will be recognized on stage at the National Convention in October (assuming there is one). She is one of only 3 Wake County students and 105 from NC to get this recognition this year. For perspective purposes, there are 20,000+ NC FFA members this year.
No Food distribution on July 3, 2020: WCPSS will not be distributing food at our food distribution sites or via our Big Bus Food Trucks on Friday, July 3rd. We will provide additional meals for families on Thursday, July 2nd, so they will have food for the weekend.
Federal Student Aid for College: While you are home for summer, it is a good time to familiarize yourself with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). More information can be found at this step-by-step guide.
AP Score Release: We got an email from the College Board about the release of scores. They have listed NC for release on Friday, July 17th at 8AM.
AP Summer Assignments: All students who are registered for AP classes next year need to be SURE you know what you need to do over the summer to prepare for AP classes. There might be slight changes to the requirements, so you need to know what your teacher has posted. Please make sure you look at the summer assignment information at https://www.wcpss.net/Page/34342 sooner than later!!!
Rising Seniors taking ACT/SAT: While colleges are making adjustments to testing requirements for admittance, I want to make sure parents and students still have ACT and SAT on the radar. Assuming that we will have a traditional college application week, it would be helpful to have scores back prior to application if you are going to use scores to supplement your application or if your college-of-choice still requires them. In a normal scenario, I would tell you to make sure to sign up for an August administration if you are a rising senior. Traditional advice is out the window, but I do want you to have it on your radar. RHS is planning to administer 5 times in the upcoming year contingent on health data and direction from WCPSS, NCDPI, DHHS and the College Board.Remember that you are going to need to have your scores back before you apply for college. Juniors also need to plan to take it at least one more time beyond the school administration for all juniors.
DIPLOMAS NOT PICKED UP
If your Ram was unable to attend one of the events, he or she may come to the office to pick it up between 9 and 2 each workday in June. I really do not want these to go into the mail, because they could get damaged. Please communicate with us or pick them up.
GRADING for SPRING 2020
Please be patient if you submitted a letter grade request form. We are processing these. The return to letter grades will not appear until we have finalized all grades….coming soon. We will take report cards to the central office for bulk mail, so it will take awhile for them to arrive at home. I will let you know next Friday where we are in the process. Sorry, but it is a big job every year...PC-19 vs. grades has made it a heavier lift this year.
YEARBOOKS - Opportunity and Pick-Up
Thank you to everyone who bought a yearbook this year! Virtual yearbook signing is available at www.yearbooksigning.jostens.com. If you were unable to pick-up your yearbook or would like to order one of our few remaining 2020 yearbooks, please contact Rebecca Hatcher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need to register for bus transportation for next year, make sure you access the online request system on the WCPSS website.
ROLESVILLE ATHLETIC CLUB WANTS YOU
The Rolesville Athletic Club (RAC) is a volunteer-based organization devoted to providing our student-athletes at Rolesville High School with the best equipment, facilities and opportunities available. Monthly meetings are held on the first Monday at 6:30 pm in the Rolesville High School Media Center (2nd Floor). Currently, we are having online video meetings.
We need YOUR help as we continue to grow and improve the Rolesville High School athletic program into one of the best in the state of North Carolina. One way to support the Rolesville Athletic Club is by volunteering in one of the Club Committees: Apparel and Merchandise; Communication; Concessions; Facilities; Fundraising and Sponsorship; and Membership.
The Rolesville Athletic Club includes dedicated administrators, coaches, parents/guardians, teachers and community businesses and members who together raise monetary funds each year. Our various fundraisers have included the Boston Butt Sale, Chicken Plate Sale, Golf Tournament at Zebulon Country Club, and Ram Walk.
Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and visit our website!
A few of you have asked about Drivers Eligibility Certificates. We now have a procedure for release of certificates. After you contact DMV and get an email with the DMV appointment information, you will forward that email to Dean Tracy Miller (email@example.com) with a request to set up a time to get the certificate from school. We will only release certificates by appointment. You will need to take a picture of the Driver Education Certificate and email it in advance of your meeting at school. The person who contacts you to set the appointment will tell you where to email the picture of the Driver Education Certificate. Please limit the number of people who meet with the school representative to the parent and student for whom you are requesting the certificate. When you come to the school at your scheduled time, you must bring:
- Student’s birth certificate or passport
- Proof of address if the current address is different than the one listed on the Driver’s Education Certificate or the address listed in PowerSchool. Address must be verified for the NC Real ID.
I want to remind you that WCPSS also has resources listed for families who are experiencing great stressors at this time and need community support. Those resources are at the bottom of this page.
Stay healthy and Ram Strong!