RHS Weekly Announcements | Sept. 26, 2020
Hello, Ram families!
I hope you have had a RAMtastic week!
Monday, Sept. 28th - Teacher Workday
Remember that students will not have new assignments on Monday as it is a teacher workday. HOWEVER, if there is work that needs to be completed and submitted, it is quite fine for the students to play catch-up according to the teachers’ directions and expectations.
Final dates for Distribution of devices will ONLY be held at Crossroads III in Cary
We have been notified that there are no additional hotspots are available for distribution at this time. WCPSS Technology Services Department have a limited number of hotspots on order. When they are available, they will work with School Social Workers to distribute based on need.
Students and Families who have who has requested a Chromebook as indicated in the Tech Survey Tool can pick up during these final distribution dates. Families will be notified to go to the new distribution center in Cary to get their device.
In addition, the Student Help Desk will be open at the distribution center. Students with a currently checked out Chromebook or hotspot may bring it to the distribution center to be repaired or replaced.
Families must reach out to schools to request a device or confirm their device request. If you or a staff member at RHS has completed the RHS Technology needs form, your request has been submitted. You will be notified to pick up a Chromebook.
To add a new request using this link: RHS Technology needs form
At this point in time, WCPSS has loaned to students:
They are hosting three make-up device distribution days at Crossroads III, 111 Corning Rd, Cary:
- Monday (9/28) 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Tuesday (9/29) 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Wednesday (9/30) 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hotspots will no longer be available. If you are struggling with internet access, please reference the following link for assistance: https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/instructional-continuity-wcpss/technology-support-for-families
Senior Parade - YEP (The weather has not favored us yet again.)
We have CHANGED the date AGAIN to October 1st from 9:30-10:30. We welcome parents to drive or ride with their seniors. The parade will start at the main entrance by the football stadium, loop around the main office parking lot, go back down Young St., turn right on Quarry and loop around the back-staff parking lot. We need to have some fun and get our school spirit on!
As part of the event, we will have a Senior Parade Best-Decorated Car Competition! To enter, take a picture of your decorated car before coming to RHS. Then, upload ONE picture of your decorated car (with you standing beside it if you'd like) to the Google Form below on Friday. A survey will be sent out the following week for RHS students to vote for the best decorated car. The winner and a few honorable mentions will be featured in the 2021 yearbook. Upload your picture here: https://forms.gle/YDgSVGmWcfou58Jr5
It is time to have some fun and get our school spirit on!
Important Points from the PTSA Meeting on Tuesday
PTSA needs your support. It starts with membership. Please join. The membership form invites parents and students to join.
There is no way to plan for our Annual Reindeer Day in these uncertain times. The Board has cancelled the event but will ask vendors if they are interested in a spring event instead. Given no certainties, they will also be looking for other means to support the many events they sponsor or assist.
You can take simple steps to help by simply linking your Harris Teeter card (code 2392) or Target card (code 15343). Lowes Foods presently has pads at checkout to help customers who wish to link your card to a school. Amazon Smile is also another possibility, but be sure to select OUR Rolesville High School. There are other schools with RHS, etc. that might be misleading.
In order to assure that we have operating funds for the events that support our students, the PTSA is hosting a no-fuss fundraiser. They have sent a letter to explain and ask that each family support via the methods they have provided. We would sincerely appreciate fundraising in this manner to help us proceed with planning for the year. If each family in our school were to donate $5, we would have a substantial amount of the operating funds we need to hold events for our students. PLEASE, PLEASE consider donating by October 31st.
If we have other fundraising events, I will publish. I ask for all that can participate please do so.
Congratulations to RHS Business Alliance Member, Ms. Rachel Morris
She received the 2019-2020 School-to-Career Volunteer Award Thursday morning at the WCPSS Superintendent's Volunteer Celebration! Ms. Morris mentors our Youth Leadership students [through the support of the Rolesville Chamber of Commerce] and provides resources to encourage their career aspirations and leadership goals in their school and community! Those who have worked with Ms. Morris will want to congratulate her and thank her for all that she does for our staff and students at Rolesville High School!
School Pictures for 9th, 10th and 11th Graders Only
We will be on campus October 5th with appointments 1:00pm-7:00pm, October 6th appointments 9:00am-3:00pm and October 7th 9:00am-3:00pm. The location will be the Commons Area (first floor cafeteria). The link to sign up and information can be found here.
Senior Makeup Pictures
Do not sign up for October 5th-7th. We will have a separate date for seniors, because the background is different.
From the Rolesville Athletic Club
The next RHS spirit wear sale will be Wed., Sept. 30th from 3-5pm at Rolesville High outside of the main entrance. It's "Hoodie" season and we have plenty of them including12 exclusive limited stitched and embroidered hoodies for $50! We also have t-shirts, hoodies, visors, shorts, hats, umbrellas and other merchandise. If you join the Rolesville Athletic Club for only $10 you are entitled to discounted pricing. Get a peek of some of what we have on hand and you you can always order online for custom gear. Plus there will be a representative onsite to discuss ordering letterman jackets.
Our Annual Golf Tournament is coming up on October 3rd and is filling up fast. We only have room for 6 more teams & need 3 individuals. More details about the tournament and registration are available online.
Our next Rolesville Athletic Club (RAC) booster meeting is 10/5 at 6:30pm. It's a virtual meeting so email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link to the meeting.
Coming in November, just in time for Thanksgiving, we will have our Annual Boston Butt Fundraiser sponsored by George's Barbecue Sauce. We sold out 220 Butts in less than 2 weeks last year. We are taking pre-orders now!
Interested in learning more about the Air Force ROTC?
Please join us for an informational session on Wednesday, September 30th at 2:15PM. Please sign up here to attend: https://forms.gle/YTpx6NRTebAmXXUUA . 2d Lt. Patrick Kelly will be sharing information about the Air Force ROTC and scholarship opportunities- as well as answer any questions that you have about this branch of service. This presentation will be geared toward Junior and Seniors, but all grades are welcome to attend.
Our individual senior conferences are still in progress. All seniors should sign up to meet with their counselor. The last day of meetings will be Oct. 14. These meetings are very important for our seniors as information will be shared/discussed as it relates to this school year and post high school plans.
Interims for 9th Grade Week of September 28th
Please give the teachers through Monday (workday) to update grades before you check and become concerned that something is missing.
Upcoming Individual College Visits
Here is a list of our upcoming virtual college visits and students may sign up on the student services page. At this time we are holding these meetings for seniors and our juniors will be able to attend virtual college visits in the spring.
N.C. A&T State University, September 29
Catawba College, September 30
UNC Greensboro, Oct. 6
Queens University, Oct. 8
St. Augustine University, Oct. 13
UNC Asheville, October 14
***All virtual meets will be held from 2:15-3:00. Once students are signed up they will receive an email (to their wcpss email account) from Ms. Lucas with the code to join on google meet on that day.
If your student has a WCPSS-provided Chromebooks, it is very important that the computer be shut down every night. There are updates that are pushed out overnight and need to run when the computer is turned in the morning. PLEASE have this discussion with your Ram to help the computers run well.
Virtual Senior Parent Night
While we are still building the senior year as we go, the counselors have provided a link to a virtual presentation that we normally share in our auditorium. Senior parents, please take time to listen to the presentation to help you know what to anticipate for the senior year.. This presentation is online on the Student Services page. The presentation has been recorded in Spanish as well as English. The presentations will stay online to allow parents to view it. There is also an FAQ form for parents to submit questions after they view the presentation.
The 2020-2021 yearbook is going to be a book to treasure for years to come. Make sure to purchase early to get the LOWEST PRICE of the year. If you choose to personalize your book (students can choose from monograms, crests, name stamps) you will be able to choose 4 FREE Icons as well during this Back to School Promotion! See more details about this offer here. Please note – this offer ends on October 23rd. You may click here for easy purchase online at http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01123709
Class Rings and Senior Graduation Products
Josten is planning to go live with online sales on September 16th. Seniors need to go to the Jostens website to place cap and gown orders. Caps and gowns will be required for participation in the graduation ceremony. The price for a cap and gown set is $47.
For those who prefer to order on site, Jostens will have a representative at school on October 6th from2:30-4:30 to take in-person/drive-through orders.
Students in all grade levels can receive a free breakfast and lunch from an operating location until December 31*. Please visit https://www.wcpss.net/food for a list of operating sites. Students are not required to visit their assigned school and do not have to be present to receive meals. The curbside meal service will operate Monday through Friday from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Students will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost! No student ID number required to receive meals. *Or until funding is depleted.
What if my Ram’s WCPSS-issued Chromebook or Hotspot is not working properly?
WCPSS has a family help desk to support your needs. Please visit https://www.wcpss.net/domain/17256. You will complete a form online to which a WCPSS employee from the Help Desk will respond with a call to you.
Financial Aid Advisor
Our new advisor, Linda Taylor, will begin working in her role on Sept. 14th. She will be available for our school on Wednesdays from 9AM - 2PM. She will be working onsite most of the time. The financial aid video has been posted to our website. I just want to be certain that parents are aware that they can make appointments to speak with her. I am not certain how she will want to be contacted just yet, but I want to put it on your radar. You are always welcome to call the school and ask for the Student Services Department to connect with her.
Join the Rolesville Athletic Club (RAC)
Our athletic boosters invite parents to join. Go to www.racnc.com to find out how you can become a member. Questions can be sent through the website to the president. Stay informed and connected at
Facebook Rolesville Athletic Club
Is your Ram interested in participating in athletics at Rolesville?
The RAC has created a form to make it easy to connect Ram families with our coaches. Simply, complete this Athletics Interest Form to have your information forwarded to the appropriate coach(es).
Virtual College Resources
Virtual College Fair including Military, Apprenticeships & Virtual Breakout Sessions by WCPSS CDC’s (Career Development Coordinators): Virtual College Fair 2020
Monday, September 14 - Friday October 9 - CACRAO's Virtual College Exploration Events for all North and South Carolina students. This is the College Fair that is usually hosted at the NCSU McKimmon Center. CACRAO is proud to present the Virtual presentations for students to explore college opportunities. The four-week program consists of hundreds of opportunities for students to learn about the college search process and about many different colleges through panel presentations and information sessions. While each academic year presents unique challenges, we know this year will present many challenges like never before. We hope that this year's virtual events will be an easy and accessible way for students to learn more about the unique college opportunities from CACRAO partners close to home, and around the world.
*Hear from Admission Officers: Experienced admission counselors will tell you what you need to know.
*Gain Important College Knowledge: Choose from 280 different presentations and information sessions.
*201 Colleges and Universities: Learn more about a hundred different colleges from 26 states, Washington DC and 4 countries.
Get outfitted for the new school year!
If you must come to school
I know I have said it, but please come prepared. You must wear a mask, follow social distancing guidelines and sanitize when you are here.
If we can handle things remotely
Anything we can handle remotely, let’s plan to do it remotely. We will hold virtual meetings with parents, Student Services, etc. We are happy to schedule them. We all just need to get our virtual work calendars in sync!
Immunizations for Seniors, including Virtual Academy
We still have over 200 seniors for which we do not have complete shot information. We will be in touch with you again, as necessary. While we are learning remotely, the expectation is that we either get the records to show that the booster has been given in the past or we need to know that it will be completed. The legal requirement has been temporarily suspended until Sept. 30th. I mentioned before that it takes time to set up appointments for boosters and actually get into the office. If you have not made that appointment, you need to do it now. I need records on or before Sept. 30th to tell me that you have satisfied this legal requirement. Understand that I do not know if there will be a further extension. Wherever that deadline finally lands, I will have to suspend students from school until the shots have been completed and verified with the school.
Have a great weekend and stay RAM STRONG!