RHS Weekly Announcements | February 27, 2021
Hello, Ram families!
First of all, thank you to all of the juniors who came for the ACT on Tuesday. It was great to see you on campus! That administration is our one ACT administration for the spring.
COHORT 1-A, students come to campus on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday next week.
Wednesday is an asynchronous day for all students.
Checking Grades: We are midway through the third quarter. I just want you all to keep in mind that the quarter ends March 24th. Please make sure you are checking grades.
NHS Virtual Tutoring will start March 2 from 2:30 to 3:30 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. For Google Meet, use the nickname RHStutor.
Changes to the calendar for the next two weeks: Due to calendar changes, students now have a remote learning day on March 3rd. The following week, they will now have regular (not remote or teacher workdays) on March 10th and 11th.
ACCESS for ELLs: All students identified as ELs must be annually assessed during the state-designated testing window by using the ACCESS test for ELLs. Our school will offer the ACCESS test for ELLs to students currently enrolled in Virtual Academy and all cohort students on March 3rd and 24th. If parents accept this opportunity, students will be administered the ACCESS for ELLs in-person on the school’s campus.
To keep students safe, we are following Wake County Schools health guidelines, requirements, and protocols. Students will need to wear a mask and always keep social distancing while on campus. In addition, all students will test in a room with 15 students or less.
Please complete this form to indicate your transportation needs and if you will be in attendance on these dates. You must log into your WAKE ID portal to access the form.
- What: ACCESS tests Reading and Listening
- When: March 3rd at 7:25am
- Where: Rolesville HS - students come to the main entrance for COVID screening then they will be directed to their testing room
- Transportation: Buses will run for those who need it; students will be dismissed when their room is finished with both tests. Buses can take students home at the end of the testing session if needed as well.
- Food: Lunch will be provided
If you have questions or concerns about the ACCESS for EL administration, please contact Carolyn Ashdown, Test Coordinator, at 919-554-6303 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unofficial Transcript Pick-Up for 9th-11th Graders: To help prepare for registration, the Student Services Department is planning to provide unofficial transcripts for students/parents to pick up between 9AM and 2PM. Please come to the front of the school.
IMPORTANT - 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.
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.
CTE Concentrator Survey for Seniors: Mrs. Long has requested that all seniors complete the following survey.
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 to
wn 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 for a 2-minute video of Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones sharing her experience with the program.
WCPSS has shared the following information with families to prepare for campus return.
- Feb. 8 Message for Community and Staff Re: Eating and Drinking Guidance
- 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. 11 Community Message: Return to Campus Guide and Checklist
- 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
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.
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 email@example.com if you have any questions.
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.
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: heck out the scholarship update at the RHS Student Services website weekly! You can't earn $$ if you don't apply!
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.
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!
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!