Hello, Ram families!
I hope you have had a great week!
Remember that there will be no food distribution on July 3. 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 families will have food for the weekend.
Beginning Monday, anyone who comes to school and requests to enter MUST wear a mask. Otherwise, we cannot allow admittance. You must also follow social distancing protocols. While we have not opened schools for general business, there are a couple of reasons that people have had to report to school. We will let you know of changes to both general opening of the school and wearing of masks.
Also, we are going to close office functions for July 1 and 2 in addition to the observance of the federal holiday on the 3rd. During this period, our computer systems will be in fiscal year transition, so it makes much of our work impossible to do. We will reopen the offices on July 6th.
Regarding next school year, the Board of Education and WCPSS staff are reviewing requirements to open school under the three types of plans as directed by the NC Department of Public Instruction. As you can imagine, the considerations are mind-boggling. There is a Board work session set for Tuesday, June 30th, as well as the governor’s anticipated announcement about the start of the 2020-21 school year on Wednesday, July 1. Given the discussion at the Board work session and the governor’s announcement, we should have a clearer understanding of what Wake defines for the new year. Stay tuned. I will share as I know more.
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.
Yearbooks: 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.
Transportation: If you need to register for bus transportation for next year, make sure you access the online request system on the WCPSS website.
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!
Driver Education: 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.
Staying Healthy: 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!