RHS Weekly Announcements | November 6, 2020
Hello, Ram families!
Happy Friday to you!!!
Nov 11th - Veterans Day - School Closed for Business
First of all, thank you Veterans for your service. Several of my own family members have served and I know how important it is to me to remember all who have served. For all staff and students, we will not have school as this is a federal holiday.
Face Covering Accommodation Requests - Deadline December 14th
If you are a parent or legal guardian of a student whom you identify as unable to comply with the face covering requirement and you are requesting an accommodation for your student, please use this form to make the request and ask your child’s current medical provider to complete the certification portion. Requests should be submitted to Ms. Chambliss email@example.com.
Students who have Recovery Plans for First 9-Weeks
All work is due to the teachers by next Friday, November 13th. PLEASE make sure that your Ram does the work and submits it if this applies!!!
WRAL Viewers’ Choice Awards
Who knew? RHS is one of the five high schools up for the WRAL Viewers’ Choice Awards! Some really thoughtful people clearly nominated us and we got so many nominations that we are finalists. So, Ram fams, here is what we need to do. Please go to https://wral5.secondstreetapp.com/2020-WRAL-Voters-Choice-Awards/gallery?group=357636 to vote for us. You will need to look for the high school list and they will ask you to register to vote. I am sure they are checking for one vote per person. The deadline is Nov. 22, so please don’t forget!
Spirit Week - Nov. 16-20: It is time to pump up the spirit!
Monday: “Hit Rewind”- Throw it back in time as far as you want!
Tuesday: "Team Day" - RHS Team wear OR college gear OR professional team apparel
Wednesday: “Character Day”- Dress up as your favorite character!
Thursday- “Tik Tok on the Clock/Meme Day”- From hype houses to whipped coffee, pick a Tik Tok trend and run with it! Also, if you want to re-create your favorite meme.
Friday: “School Spirit”- Freshman wear gray, Sophomores wear white, Juniors wear black, and Seniors wear red!
Virtual College Visits
We will have virtual college visits with the following colleges:
Tuesday, November 10 at 2:15: Meredith College
Thursday, November 12 at 2:15: North Carolina State University
Monday, November 16 at 2:15: Louisburg College
Wednesday, November 18 at 2:15: Wingate University
Thursday, November 19 at 2:15: Catawba College
Students may sign up at the following link for the virtual college visit:
SAT on Dec. 5th at RHS
We were contacted by the College Board to ask us to administer another round of SAT. We will have a limited number of seats available, only 100. If your Ram wants to take the test, please go online to register with the College Board and reserve a seat.
Attestation Required to Ride a School Bus
When students return to school to take in-person exams or to begin second semester rotations, we must have a completed attestation on file. Essentially, this means that you understand and will abide by health and safety requirements to board the bus and attend school. Students are not permitted to ride until this form has been completed. Screenings at school will still occur. You may go online to register by using this link or following the pathway provided. https://www.wcpss.net/Page/44657 OR wcpss.net-->Transportation--> Online Attestation Form (left side, bottom of list)
Interesting Financial Figure
As you know, College Application Week was extended a week this year. Based on information that our Student Services Department has, our student applied like crazy and saved around a total of $8,800 in application fees by applying during this period. Way to go, Rams!!! Smart moves!
We have posted the senior fees to our Online School Payments. You can access through our school website.
Senior Makeup Pictures - Nov. 12
You may book an appointment here: https://expressionsbystrawbridge.setmore.com/
*If you do not have your picture taken this year, your photo will not be in the 2021 yearbook.
Senior Quotes in the Yearbook
It's time for your senior to submit their quote for the yearbook! This quote will be displayed below their portrait in the senior section.
Quotes are submitted using this form and are due 11/20: https://forms.gle/PTL9VGrpNcWHUHV8A
Senior Parents! Recognize your senior with a personalized ad in our 2021 Yearbook. This ad can bring back special memories in years to come and it gives you a permanent way to tell your senior just how proud you are of them. Costs are as low as $75 dollars. You can purchase and design your own ad using the Jostens Ad service at https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/2331579/Rolesville-High-School/
Livestreaming for RHS Athletics
RHS has cameras in the gym and at the stadium in addition to a livestreaming service that permits fans to see the games from the comfort of home. At this time, fans will not be permitted to attend WCPSS athletic events. We certainly do not know how this will evolve over time. We do want you to still plan to follow our Rams on the court and field. Please check out the link to find out more about the streaming service.
Making our Schools Safe Learning Environments
WCPSS has created and shared a document to prepare families for return to campus. While most of our students will not return this semester, it would be wise to review this information. You may also have younger students for which this information is important now. Go to the Return to Campus Guide linked here. It will address student requirements, cleaning plans, transportation questions and more.
IMPORTANT - 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!