• RHS Weekly Updates    |    May 14, 2021

    Hello, Ram families!

    I hope you all are doing well.

    There is MUCH happening at the school, so please make sure you are reading the weekly emails and reviewing them with your RAM.


    Campus beautification Friday and Saturday:  We have a LOT of work to do to make sure our campus looks good for our graduates and their families.  Rolesville Athletic Club invites all who want to assist to join  them on Friday from 5-7PM and Saturday in two-hour shifts starting at 8AM and ending at 2PM.  If you can join us, please let us know on the Sign-Up Genius.  We will have some tools, but it would be awesome if you could bring some of your own.

    Virtual Academy 2021-22 Reconsideration:  If you applied and are now thinking that you would prefer to have your Ram actually attend in-person school for next year, there is a process to make that change.  I sent an email on Friday to parents who signed up for VA.  There are instructions pertaining to what you need to do.  THE DEADLINE IS MAY 19TH!

    Senior Boot Camp:  Attention Seniors! Are you struggling to get caught up in your core classes? Do you need extra help, but can't seem to find time through the week? Join us for Senior Boot Camp on Saturday, May 22nd from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM! We will have teachers here to help or a space for you to just work quietly. We want to help you!  Please sign up at  https://forms.gle/FD8NqLDDgvWkV6cGA.

    Seniors who plan to participate in the parade on May 26th:  You must register and you must pay all of your fees and fines now to clear you to participate.  Here is the link for registration.

    Action Needed: NC Broadband Survey for Students and Teachers

    The State Broadband Infrastructure Office (BIO), part of the N.C. Department of Information Technology, needs students and teachers to complete the North Carolina Broadband Survey. The survey will let the state know about the availability and quality of internet service, and will use the results to direct funding for broadband solutions across the state. The survey only takes 5 minutes to complete and is available in English and Spanish. Those without internet access can do it by phone.  They can either text “internet” to 919-750-0553 or place a phone call and answer a series of short questions.  Standard text messaging rates will apply.

    FYI: Federal Help for Internet Access

    Broadband services are being made available to families with limited or no broadband resources through the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program gives low-income households a discount on internet services. The program, administered by the Federal Communications Commission, opens for enrollment on May 12, 2021.


    Our next Rolesville Athletic Club sports boosters meeting is 6:30pm June 7th - via ZOOM. We are still accepting RAC officer nominations until June 7th. Below are the current nominations and you are permitted to self-nominate if you have a desire to serve. We will vote at our 6/7/21 meeting.

    ·       President - Drew Brown

    ·       Vice-President - Jody Sykes

    ·       Treasurer - Sharon Artis

    ·       Secretary - Rebecca Piotrowski

    ·       Asst. Secretary - Raquel Bryant

    ·       Parliamentarian - Takisha Harper

    Nominations can be made via the GroupMe App. or via email to RACBoosterPresident@gmail.com. If you have any questions about being a voting member, please reach out to our Membership Chair, Tarsha Ince - acpince@gmail.com.  Duty descriptions were listed in the RHS Weekly Updates on April 30th.


    Please make sure you review this each week.  I will add new information and leave other pertinent information.   I will also put the new information leading in read.

    Seniors who plan to participate in the parade on May 26th:  You must register and you must pay all of your fees and fines now to clear you to participate.  Here is the link for registration.

    Latin Honor Stole Distribution: Following the Parade on March 26th at RHS

    Graduation Announcement Insert Pick-up:  They have arrived. Once we separate, we will email students & parents to come pick up. We have the list of those who ordered them.

    Senior Parade - May 26th (async day)  We will send more information soon about a parade during the day through town.  Seniors will be invited to participate.  This is a wonderful opportunity for the community to celebrate with the seniors.  We will send more information soon!

    IF YOU HAVE BEEN OFFERED A SCHOLARSHIP, PLEASE EMAIL MRS. SAMEK IMMEDIATELY: (asamek@wcpss.net) She has to know amounts that you have been awarded in order to compile information for the county and the senior awards program.

    Also, if you have applied for a scholarship, make sure you are checking college information portals and your email regularly for notifications.  They are not going to chase you down.  You need to make sure that you are following up responsibly.

    Planning for Graduation:  As you know, there will be no graduation ceremonies at the Raleigh Convention Center this year.  Schools will host their own ceremonies on site.  We will host both larger ceremonies similar to the RCC ceremony and intimate celebrations for families who prefer not to be in large crowds.  We will soon send information to help you plan.  We will also ask you to commit to one format or the other to help us plan accordingly.  In the meantime, there are a couple of things senior families need to do now to prepare.

    1.     If you have not ordered a cap and gown, you must do so through Jostens.com.  You must have a cap and gown to participate in the ceremony.  

    2.     As you can imagine, expenses to hold events at school will increase in order to plan for and deliver nice events.  Senior fees must be paid through Online School Payments on our school website.  Thank you to those who have already taken care of this.  For those who need to do so, please go ahead and submit the fees to allow us to prepare.

    Applying for Scholarships: Check out the scholarship update at the RHS Student Services website weekly! You can't earn $$ if you don't apply! 



    CCP Enrollment Process Update & Reminder

    The CCP Enrollment Process is in full swing. Within a 2.5 week time span, we already have 500+ new CCP Applicants! That number does not include Continuing CCP Students, so we are expecting another record breaking enrollment cycle (for Summer and Fall Terms). 

    Reminder – 10th Grade Students: Current Sophomores who plan to enroll during the Summer Term must meet all 9th/10th Grade eligibility requirements for acceptance. If they plan to enroll for the Fall, they will be reviewed based on 11th/12th grade eligibility.

    Virtual Appointments Reminder (Check My Status & Virtual Advising)

    Students have the opportunity to speak with a CCP representative if they have completed a CCP Application Form or currently enrolled as a CCP student. For more information on Virtual Appointments, students can visit Admissions and Advising page on the CCP website.

    Important Dates & Deadlines

    May 7: CCP Self-Registration & EV Form Deadline (Summer Only) 

    May 19: First Day of Class (Summer)

    June 11: CCP Application Form Deadline - New Students (Fall Only) 

    July 23: CCP Self-Registration & EV Form Deadline (Fall Only)


    Wake Tech Community College Information Sessions:  On May 18th, Wake Tech will be offering a Live Information Sessions for 11th and 12th graders who are interested in knowing more about Wake Technical Community College. The live session will explain the curriculum, college transfer & health science programs. They will also discuss the admissions process and other resources, tutoring, athletics & clubs/organizations on campus.  A Google Meets code will be sent to you the day before the presentation (to your WCPSS email) so you can gain access to the live presentation.   Register for the sessions HERE.

    Students May Keep Chromebooks But Must Return Hotspots by End of School Year:

    Any student who has a WCPSS-issued hotspot must return it to their school by the end of the school year. Hotspots will be disabled after the last day of school. Students who have a WCPSS-issued Chromebook will keep their Chromebook through the transition to the 2021-22 school year. Students are not required to return their Chromebooks to their school at the end of this school year, even if they are transferring or advancing to another WCPSS school. Students who are graduating or leaving WCPSS are required to return all devices to their school on or before their last day.

    PTSA Scholarship Deadline Extended - May 21st:  If your senior is a member of the PTSA, he or she is eligible to apply at https://forms.gle/ke7FvAGKMmWHEM2r9

    Rolesville High School Digital Arts and Project Management Business Academy:  Please check out https://www.wcpss.net/site/default.aspx?PageID=42036 for updated information about opportunities for current 9th graders to join the Rolesville High School Digital Arts and Project Management Business Academy. 

    CFNC for Juniors - Excellent Virtual Resources for College Planning:  Go here to learn more.

    PTSA No-Fuss Fundraiser: Ms. Kristen Tyson was the winner of our first wreath from Creative Creations by Nicole  & she chose the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    You can be our next winner drawn by making a no fuss donation to help our students & teachers with scholarships, senior celebrations, teacher classroom grants, etc.

     No fuss link: https//rolesvillehsptsa.member hub.store/

    Thinking ahead about future testing:  These dates are for families to whom this applies.

    Continued ACCESS testing - March 24th and Mondays March 8th - April 19th

    AP Exams - May 3rd - June 11th

    Spring Sem. Exams - June 4th - 10th 

    NHS Virtual Tutoring started March 2 from 2:30 to 3:30 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  For Google Meet, use the nickname RHStutor.

    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.


    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)

    Have a great weekend and stay RAM STRONG!


    Mrs. Lassiter