RHS Weekly Announcements | November 20, 2020
Hello, Ram families!
Happy Friday!!! This newsletter, again, has lots of information regarding the upcoming weeks.
TOP PRIORITY INFORMATION
IF YOU HAVE NOT VOTED YET, WE NEED YOU TO DO IT NOW! Time is running out.
WRAL Viewers’ Choice Awards - PLEASE VOTE BY NOV. 22!!!!!!
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!
Remote Learning Days on Monday and Tuesday (Nov. 23 and 24)
These days are two of the additional days that the legislature added to the calendar. Students will have assignments, but they will not have synchronous learning those days. There will be no classes or assignments for Wednesday through Friday of next week. Classes resume on Monday, November 30th, with the normal synchronous learning schedule.
Rolesville Athletic Club Boston Butt Pickup
If you purchased one or more, please come to the visitors side of the stadium to pick up on Tuesday, November 24th between 1 and 5 PM. Good eatin’ ahead for all!
Guidance for Parents of Athletes - Event Spectators
As some of you know, parent spectators will be allowed to attend home athletic events with certain limits. We do not have all parameters with guidance yet. We do expect to communicate with families of students in season soon to help us all prepare for events beginning November 30th.
School Picture Pick-Up
Underclassmen School Pictures Pick-up Day is Wednesday, December 2nd, from 9AM until 2PM. If your student had his or her picture taken in October, please plan to come to school during those times to pick up your package or proofs.
The window to request adding or dropping Virtual Academy for the Spring semester closed on November 4. We are not taking any additional requests at this time. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Nilles at email@example.com.
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. The deadline for current 9th graders to apply is December 4th, 2020.
Also, our Career Academy Coordinator, Ms. Evans, is planning to hold a Google Meet for interested families on December 3rd at 5:30PM. We will send more information, but we need to make sure you understand that you will need to log in using your Rams’ student ID.
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.
2021 Yearbook Distribution: Summer 2021
The tough decision has been made to push our 2021 yearbook delivery date back to July due to the cancelation of senior portraits last week, the need for another set of underclassmen picture days in Jan-Feb, and RHS sports occurring later in the spring semester. We will hold a pick-up date over the summer. More information to come. This also means that lower yearbook prices are extended. The current price of $75 is available until 2/12. Order yours here! If you have questions, please contact Ms. Hatcher at email@example.com.
Reminder about Student Announcements
We do these during second period on Friday.s. We also post the announcements to our website under Our School
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
- Arrival time for check-in: 7AM
- 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.
SAT on Dec. 5th at RHS - WE STILL HAVE ROOM!!!
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.
PTSA No Fuss Fundraiser
Given that our PTSA was not able to hold our one annual fundraiser (Reindeer Day), the association is trying to determine ways to bring in the money necessary to support school functions. They have already provided gifts for seniors in the parade and provided treats for staff. Normally, Reindeer Day brings in about $12,000. It sounds like a lot of money, but celebrations are expensive with large student populations. If you have not joined the PTSA or if you have not made a no-russ donation to PTSA, they are still very much open and hopeful that families will help however they can. Please also help by linking your cards or use Amazon Smile when you shop. These methods are the most cost effective for all! With the number of Amazon orders we make today, RHS should get a nice check!
Calling all Senior Rams! Don’t forget to join the PTSA for an awesome opportunity to apply for our PTSA scholarship. Scholarship information will be available soon. Rams are strong! Rams rock!
Second Semester Remote Learning and Asynchronous Days.
Students will still have work, but I thought you might want them for the calendar now.
- February 3 and 24
- March 10 and 11
- April 14
- May 5 and 26
Upcoming College Virtual Visits
- December 9, 2020 at 2:15 pm---- Wake Technical Community College
- December 15, 2020 at 2:15 pm---UNC Pembroke
- December 16, 2020 at 2:15 pm---Fayetteville State University
Please click on the link below to sign up to join our virtual college visits:
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.
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!
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.
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!