Hello, Ram families!
I hope you have had a good week. Please make sure you are paying attention to the emails from WCPSS Central Services. Many updates and requests are being sent directly to parents, so I want to be sure you are looking for them.
A few slots remain open for virtual summer school. This is a great opportunity for students to recover required classes.. If families are still interested, please email Mrs. Robinson directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
VERY IMPORTANT RE. VACCINATIONS - Rising Seniors Meningococcal Requirement State law requires rising seniors to have the meningococcal booster before starting senior year. In many cases, this information is on record with your child's pediatrician. We have a very large number of rising seniors who do not have the booster record on file with us. For this reason, we are going to need to collect records from families as soon as possible to clear this requirement. It is important to note that an appointment card will not suffice to keep students in school. If you cannot produce a shot record, please make arrangements now, we all know it takes a while before you will be able to see the doctor with your child. We will make contacts to families who need to produce a record. If you want to mail a copy of the shot record to Rolesville High School to the attention of Jane Stever to assure your child is not on the list, you are invited to do so immediately. You may also send an email to email@example.com with a photo or scan of the shot record.
PLANNING FOR 2020-21
Information about the Virtual Academy option is available on the WCPSS website. Applications will be accepted from July 10-20. This information is critical to planning at each school site, so please make sure you complete the information request during the open period.
Likewise, please pay careful attention to the requests being sent to parents about verification of bus ridership for the upcoming school year.
As I said last week, watch and listen to the news regularly. All of our planning could have unexpected twists and turns. In this short timeline until school begins, I expect the county will continue to release information with the hope that families will tune in and know where planning and development stand.
SENIOR PORTRAITS and PARKING/LUNCH PASSES
We do not have direction from Central Services yet. When we know more about what we are and are not allowed to do, we promise to be in touch very quickly.
ATHLETICS and MARCHING BAND
Summer conditioning for fall sports and marching band camo/rehearsals are still on hold. Should students be allowed to participate in these activities prior to the start of school, there will be very specific requirements. As we know more about
Masks: 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.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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!