RHS Weekly Announcements | October 23, 2020
Hello, Ram families!
Happy Friday to you!
Want to change out or into Virtual Academy for the second semester?
WCPSS has opened the window to make changes for the second semester. The window will close on October 28th. You can find more information at www.wcpss.net/Virtual-Academy.
On behalf of the staff, the treats for the staff as they returned to the building this week were much appreciated. Thank you for your thoughtfulness!!!
NC Countdown to College -- October 19th-30th One more week!
THIS YEAR COLLEGE APPLICATION WEEK HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 2 WEEKS which means 2 weeks of free applications for those institutions that are waiving fees! Over 40 North Carolina schools will waive their application fees on CFNC.org during these two weeks!
Due to the pandemic and remote setting, we will not distribute report cards to all students. Parents are reminded that the normal distribution day is October 30th. Please make sure you plan to review your Ram’s grades next Friday. If you do not have Powerschool access, we will make a copy available upon request. If you do not have Powerschool access and need to get access, the steps are provided here.
Making our Schools Safe Learning Environments
WCPSS is sharing an aspect related to reopening each day to make families aware of measures being taken to address health and safety for students and staff. Please follow the updates. We are retweeting on our Twitter feed on the homepage of the school website. So far, WCPSS has addressed:
- Top 7 things you need to know about Face Coverings
- What you need to know about changes to Cleaning Protocols
- What happens when there is a case of COVID on campus
- What you need to know about changes to meal services
- How to help prepare your child to return to campus
- What you need to know about changes to bus procedures
- What you need to know about Health Screening
- What you need to know about HVAC
From the Rolesville Athletic Club
Spirit wear is on sale Saturday, 10/24 from 10-4pm at Rolesville Business Days. We will be at the parking lot where the post office is located. You can always order online for custom gear. We have also created a Letterman Store!
Don't forget to pre-order for the Annual Boston Butt Fundraiser. You can pre-order in person on Saturday at our Rolesville Business Days tent. We have about 100 pre-orders already...Thanks for your support!
The next Rolesville Athletic Club (RAC) booster meeting is 11/2 at 6:30pm. It's a virtual meeting so email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link. Join the Rolesville Athletic Club.
Here Comes the Bus App
While it might not apply to many of our high school students, I wanted to be sure you were aware that you will have access to the app for your younger students. The Transportation Department notified us this week that the app is up and running for the return of younger students to school.
WCPSS Anonymous Tip Line
After a conversation with a couple of our students who are members of the Rolesville Coalition for Equity, I think I need to remind students and parents that WCPSS has a tip line for students in the event that they see or hear something but are uncomfortable telling an adult. The number is 919-856-1911. Here is the website with more information. This tip line is for real, serious concerns about school safety.
Interested in the CCP Program?
An informational session video for Rolesville High students is here! Check out:https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/rhsstudentservices/career-college-promise for the link to the recording & PowerPoint info. The recording details important program information for NEW and CONTINUING CCP students!
PTSA forms have been updated to extend the no fuss through October 31st (instead of 9/30/20) & the membership form has the Amazon link updated to include Rolesville High School PTSA because there was another Rolesville in a different state.
Regarding Use of the Fields and Courts at RHS
Except for use of facilities for athletics workouts when appropriate, the fields and courts are not to be used. WCPSS posted this at the start of the pandemic and has not lifted these restrictions. I genuinely do not want anyone to get in trouble for trespassing, so I am sending a reminder today.
For Student Athletes and Parents
If your Ram is planning to continue as an athlete in college, it is important that students and parents know NCAA requirements. The NCAA Eligibility Center recently held a webinar to share very important information. If you were not able to attend, you may access the recording here. It is very important that families understand requirements in order not to miss opportunities.
CPR Requirements for Graduation
All students must meet CPR graduation requirements. Mrs. Nilles is contacting students who are on target to graduate in January. She is emailing them the link to sign up for a time to certify. Students MUST sign up for a time to complete this requirement. Students will meet with a teacher under the overhang at the office on Wednesday, Oct. 28th, which is a remote learning day for RHS. Times are limited to 9AM until 1 PM.
Remaining Asynchronous Days for RHS
As many of you are aware, WCPSS has determined that each school can designate one day per week as an asynchronous day. Oct. 28th has been set as the last RHS asynchronous day. Students will have assignments that must be submitted and will be used for attendance purposes. Staff will use this time for feedback to students, meetings such as IEP meetings, tutoring with individuals and groups of students, planning with their like-content colleagues and more.
Senior Makeup Pictures
We have Nov. 12th as the date for these. We will send more information as we are prepared to address senior pictures.
If your student has a WCPSS-provided Chromebook, 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.
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.
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
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.
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).
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!
Have a great weekend and stay RAM STRONG!