RHS Weekly Announcements | November 13, 2020
Hello, Ram families!
Order your Boston Butt from the Rolesville Athletic Club - Through Nov. 19th
Don't forget to pre-order for the Annual Boston Butt Fundraiser. The pre-sale price is $35. Pick-up will be from 1-5PM at RHS on the visitors side of the stadium.I am leaving several really important items in the top section for your information. I don’t want you to forget or miss it. However, be sure to look at the repeat items as there are important items there, as well.
As you all know, the closing on Thursday threw all of us for a loop. We were told to close down and clear the building in a very short amount of time. I am so sorry that we had to cease taking senior pictures. We are going to talk with Strawbridge about setting up a time for seniors who were not able to take afternoon pictures.
I also wanted to make sure that all families understand that when we get the call to close school, there are no after school activities. We got some questions about it, so I felt like I needed to share. This is standard across the county,
American Indian Heritage Month
Rolesville High School would like to celebrate American Indian Heritage Month. WCPSS will provide resources on American Indian heritage and cultures and the eight North Carolina tribes during the month of November, and periodically throughout the year in our English and Social Studies classes.
Digital Arts and Project Management Academy
RHS is planning for the start of an academy where students will have a couple of pathways to concentrate on digital arts or project management skills. Please check out https://www.wcpss.net/site/default.aspx?PageID=42036 for updated information about opportunities for current 9th graders to join our Digital Arts and Project Management Business Academy.
Important Reminder - Face Covering Accommodation Requests - Deadline Dec. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
PSAT at RHS
WCPSS high schools will offer the PSAT on a limited basis this year. Only current 11th grade students are eligible to participate. Please note the following information to help you plan.
Test date: Jan. 26th
Test start time: 8am
Test location: Media Center - We will follow COVID-19 restrictions for spacing of testers
Students should bring: 2 #2 pencils, Calculator, Snack, Mask
Students provide own transportation - Test will last about 4 hours
High scores on this test will qualify them to be eligible for a national merit scholarship
Register at: https://forms.gle/uRXX5HvxuKFHnTpU7
Pay $17 fee: Go to the RHS website starting next week and use Online School Payments
Free and Reduced Lunch Applications
To apply for free or reduced-price meals, you can do so online by visiting www.MySchoolApps.com. Please make sure you take care of this now in preparation for return to campus in January for all who are planning to return. Paper applications will always be made available throughout ALL Wake County Public Schools, Crossroads, and at Central Office, or you can call 919-588-3535 or 919-856-2920 to have one mailed to you.
WRAL Viewers’ Choice Awards - PLEASE VOTE!!!!
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!
Make sure you tag us on Twitter!
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!
Important Reminders from PTSA
Support RHS PTSA this weekend through the purchase of a $5 Belk charity ticket (RHS PTSA keeps 100% of proceeds) and you will receive $10 off your first purchase with your charity ticket sale. Easy way to buy the perfect gift for your student, mom or someone else that deserves to be spoiled which also can incude you! Go to https://belk.donately.com/donate.html & select, NC, Raleigh Triangle Town Center, Rolesville High School PTSA to support. Sale is 11/13-11/15/20. Once you have your ticket you can shop at any Belk store in any state! Thank you for your continued support!
Also, RHS PTSA Meeting this Monday, November 16th at 6:00 pm via Zoom.
Topic: RHS PTSA Zoom Meeting
Time: Nov 16, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 870 0592 3748
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/keI9xyKNWP
Virtual College Visits
We will have virtual college visits with the following colleges:
Monday, November 16 @ 2:15 pm----Louisburg College
Wednesday, November 18 @ 2:15 pm---Wingate University
Thursday, November 19 @ 2:15 pm---Catawba College
Students may sign up for the virtual college visits by clicking here:
SAT on Dec. 5th at RHS - VERY FEW SCHOOLS ARE TESTING - GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!
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)
We have posted the senior fees to our Online School Payments. You can access through our school website.
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.
Rolesville Athletic Club - Spirit Wear
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!
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.
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!