RHS Weekly Announcements | February 19, 2021
Hello, Ram families!
Tuesday is the day that Juniors come to campus to take the ACT. We must utilize teachers as administrators, so other students will have asynchronous lessons. Wednesday is a county asynchronous day, as well.
Also, remember that Cohort 3 comes to school on Monday, Thursday and Friday next week. Cohort 3 students need to remember to bring your school-issued computer and charger if you have them. All students need to bring earbuds. Additionally, students need to bring a cup or water bottle to get water from the water fountain. Students cannot drink directly from the fountain. Lastly, students are required to wear a mask when on school transportation and on school grounds
WCPSS has shared the following information with families to prepare for campus return.
Feb. 9 Community Message -Includes Return to Campus Updates Regarding Changes to Food Distribution, Student Accountability and Health Protocols, Athletics and Transportation
Feb. 10 Community Message - Health Screenings and Quarantine Message
Feb. 15 Community Message - Return to Campus: Resources to Support Emotional Health and Wellness
Feb. 17 Community Message - School Calendar and Asynchronous Learning Days Update
Changes to the Spring Semester Calendar: the Board of Education made adjustments to the calendar. Cohort 2-B will be in school on March 10 and 11 now. Additional asynchronous days have been added to the fourth quarter. Please reference the online calendar.
Cap and Gown Pick-Up - March 2nd: Jostens will be onsite for students to pick up their caps and gowns. Information to help families prepare for pick-up can be found here.
CTE Concentrator Survey for Seniors: Mrs. Long has requested that all seniors complete the following survey.
This year FFA week is February 22nd-26th! For our service event this semester we will be competing with FFA chapters across Wake County to collect donations for local animal shelters. Please drop off your cat and dog supplies in front of Mr. Beasley or Ms. Roy’s room. For those who are virtual, there will be a box outside of the main office for you to drop off supplies. All supplies need to be in by February 26th at the end of the day. You do not need to be an FFA member to participate!
Student Council School Supply Drive: In efforts to support our students and teachers, Student Council is collaborating with Key Club and the National Achievers Society in a school supply drive - students can earn service hours in these clubs. From February- March 5. we are looking for:
Hand sanitizer, notebooks, folders, printer paper, binders, pencils, earbuds, gift cards, or any other essential school supplies.
The drop off box is in the front office labeled with a red flyer. These supplies will be shared with students and teachers in need at Rolesville High to ensure that everyone at school has the supplies to be successful in learning. We appreciate any donations. Teachers and students, please fill out this form for any supply's requests: bit.ly/7KRa.
Youth Leadership Rolesville- Information will be available soon!
Youth Leadership Wake Forest:
Do you know a rising 10th-12th grader that wants to learn more about his/her leadership potential, local business leaders, and town opportunities? Applications for Youth Leadership Wake Forest’s 2021-22 class AND a new summer Youth Leadership Academy are now open! For more details, click here: tinyurl.com/axw8d4s8.
Click here to for a 2-minute video of Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones sharing her experience with the program.
Final Grades for First Semester: Some grades are being updated as students complete makeup exams. Students who have not completed exams will continue to carry an INC. We are updating grades as quickly as possible when exam grades are provided from the state.
Yearbook Price Increase: The yearbook price is increasing today! Order yours at www.jostensyearbooks.com to reserve your copy for $75 before the price changes. The 2021 yearbook is like no other (in a good way), and we can't wait for you to see it.
If You Missed Curriculum/AP Night: There are two videos here that provide a good overview. There is also a list of AP classes we will potentially (depending on interest and staff availability) be offering next year and any required summer assignments here.
Yearbook Portrait Submission! If your student was unable to attend one of the Picture Days, please have them upload a picture for the yearbook's portrait section. Please see this flyer for guidelines and they can upload their picture at ybkplus.com. Portraits are due before March 31st. Contact Ms. Hatcher at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Upcoming ASVAB Administration: The ASVAB test will be held on Friday, March 5th, 2021. The ASVAB test can be taken by 10th - 12th graders interested in the military & military careers, or students interested in identifying their skills and strengths for various professions. Please check your WPCSS e-mail the week of the ASVAB. A testing pass will be sent to you & you will need to show it when you arrive the morning of March 5th. We will be starting the test PROMPTLY at 7:30AM on March 5th. The testing location in the building is TBD. The final day to sign up to take the ASVAB will be on Monday, March 1st. Please register here to take the ASVAB: http://bit.ly/RHSASVAB2021
WAKE Up and Read! From January 23 through February 28, 2021, we are collecting books for WAKE Up and Read. Building home libraries is one of their biggest initiatives and they need our help! This year WAKE Up and Read has a goal to collect 200,000 new and gently-read books for babies up to children 12 years old. These books will be shared with children in Wake County to ensure that every child in our community has the opportunity to develop a love for reading.
YOU can make a difference in our community by donating books! Please clear your cluttered shelves of gently read books your kids have outgrown, or bring in current favorites of your own, so that we can help Wake county children grow up loving books.
Look for the book collection bins located outside the main office and please help us fill them! To help with safe collection, please put your books in a bag or box in our collection bins.
INCs in First Semester Grades: We know that some grades still need to be updated. There is an internal process that must be followed and is not as simple as just keying a change. Please give us a little time before emailing. The teachers and clerical staff are juggling several big start-of-semester tasks that also have slowed grade changes down. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Senior Information: Remember that we update information on the website that pertains to seniors. Go to STUDENTS and then CLASS OF 2021 to find updates. We are still waiting for more direction and will be in communication. For the moment, we just want you to note where we place updated information for your reference.
Applying for Scholarships: Mrs. Samek manages scholarship opportunities for RHS. She sent the following message for our weekly email.
Check out the scholarship update at the RHS Student Services website weekly! You can't earn $$ if you don't apply!
Important: Complete a Meal Benefits Application by February 26, 2021 - Parents, please consider applying for meal benefits by Feb 26. For every student that turns in the free and reduced lunch application and qualifies, the school receives federal funds that benefit the student and teachers at the school. These funds provide additional teachers and staff for the school which means more services for students, especially students that are struggling in reading or math. These funds also are used for materials and supplies for students and teachers. These are valuable resources that teachers can use to improve student achievement.
Yes, meals will still be free for all students through June 2021 but we still need you to complete a meal benefits application so our school can be eligible for this extra funding next year. Information about applying for Meal Benefits for the 2020-21 school year can be found at www.wcpss.net/Page/1849 . Help our school continue to receive this funding by completing an application online at MySchoolApps.com. Paper applications can be requested by calling 919-588-3535.
WCPSS CTE- Career Connections 2021: Career and Technical Education will be celebrating CTE Month by hosting Career Connections 2021 on February 24, 2021 for students grades 8-12. The virtual event using Booth Central will kick-off at 9:00 am with a wide selection of 30-minute career readiness workshops hosted by WCPSS Career Development Coordinators. From 11:00-12:00, students will have the opportunity to meet virtually with industry professionals during an Industry Fair showcasing the 16 Career Clusters. For more information, contact your School’s Career Development Coordinator- Mrs. Ellis (email@example.com). To register, click HERE.
SAT Registration for Administration @ RHS: May 8th (registration deadline April 8th).
From Rolesville Athletic Club:
If you are interested in spring sports, please complete the Rolesville Rams Athletic Interest Form and your information will be forwarded to the appropriate coaches.
RAM Head Walk Fundraiser. Proudly display the name of your student, club, organization or team. Limited time special! Click here for more information or to sign up!
SAVE THE DATE! Our Spring Golf Tournament is coming up on Saturday, April 10th - 2pm Shotgun start. More details about the tournament and registration are coming soon.
WCPSS Seeking Substitutes: Our district has recently launched a campaign to recruit substitute teachers. Our subs receive training, work flexible hours and earn bi-weekly pay and incentives based on the number of jobs they pick up. If you have an interest in supporting our schools and shaping bright futures, visit wcpss.net/subs to learn more. I am sharing these flyers for your information.
National Technical Honor Society Clothing Drive: NTHS leaders have been in contact with Note in the Pocket and are planning for a new and gently used clothing drive. From February 1-26. They are specifically looking for
Girl Short and Long-Sleeve Shirts sizes 5, 8, 10 and 12
Girl Jeans and Athletic Pants sizes 5, 8 12 and 16
Girl Underwear sizes 5, 16 and 18
Girl Tennis Shoes sizes 1, 3 and 4
Boy Short and Long-Sleeve Shirts sizes 5, 8, 10 and 12
Boy Jeans and Athletic Pants sizes 7, 8, 10 and 12
Boy Underwear size 8
Boy Tennis Shoes sizes 1, 4, 6, 6.5 and 7
Women short and Long-Sleeve Shirts size M
Women Jeans and Athletic Pants sizes 14, 16 and XL
Women Underwear sizes 4 and 5
Women Tennis Shoes 6, 8.5 and 9
Women Coats sizes M, XL and XXL
Men Short and Long-Sleeve Shirts sizes S. M. L
Men Jeans sizes 32x32, 32x34, 34x32
Men Boxer or Boxer Briefs sizes M: 32-34 and L:36-38
Men Tennis Shoes sizes 9 and 9.5
Men Coats sizes S and M
Gift Cards: Walmart, Target, Amazon, Kohl’s
Please support PTSA
If you have not linked your grocery cards or use Amazon Smile, please do so to support our PTSA. It is the easiest way for us to raise the money that we desperately need to support school functions. The Amazon Smile online is listed as Rolesville High School PTSA. The Harris Teeter code is 2392 and the Target code is 15343. Remember that Lowes Foods cards can also be linked.
PTSA drew on 12/18 for the first custom wreath. Remember that a no-fuss donation gets you a chance to win a custom wreath. There will be a drawing in January and another in February. Your donations support scholarships, senior celebrations, teacher classroom grants and more.
From the Rolesville Athletic Club:
Livestreaming Athletic Events
WCPSS Athletics has officially installed live streaming cameras in all twenty-four (24) high school stadiums and gymnasiums to help provide parents, relatives, and friends with access to hundreds of athletics events throughout the year. Watch hundreds of football, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, volleyball, and wrestling games! Now, friends and relatives who can't attend local sporting events can watch live from any device. Your annual subscription includes access to the entire network including all twenty-four (24) Wake County high schools, JV and Varsity events, live and on-demand.
TO SUBSCRIBE & ENSURE A PORTION OF YOUR PURCHASE GOES BACK TO WAKE COUNTY ATHLETICS, CLICK THE LINK AND CLICK ON "ROLESVILLE." https://www.wakecountyathletics.com/livestreaming
ANNUAL PASS - $5.83/mo. - Billed at $69.99 - (30% Goes Back to Your School) OR MONTHLY PASS - $10.99/mo. - Billed monthly. Cancel anytime. - (10% Goes Back to Your School)
As you know, our PTSA is running a no-fuss fundraiser. For those who make a contribution, $5, $10 or whatever, you get a ticket and your name will be entered to win a wreath. No fuss link: https//rolesvillehsptsa.member hub.store/
If you’ve already donated your name will automatically be included. Total of three drawings will be held in December (#1), January (#2) & February (#3). You can choose from your favorite team for example, ECU, State or UNC. This will help with scholarships, senior celebrations, teacher classroom grants, etc. Good luck & thanks for supporting your RHS PTSA. Winner will be announced each month.
Examples of the wreaths are here..
Student Accident Insurance is available to purchase for students each school year. Affordable yearly premiums begin at $11.00. Four plans offer optional accident coverage during school time only or 24 hour coverage. The 2020-21 coverage plans, premiums and complete details can be found on the Parent tab of WCPSS homepage under Student Accident Insurance. Questions can be directed to The Young Group at (888) 574-6288.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have a great weekend and stay RAM STRONG!