• RHS Weekly Announcements     |    May 21, 2021

    Hello, Ram families!

    I hope you all are doing well.

    I am going to remind you of several things, because we have so very much happening here at one time.


    Help!  We need Snacks for the Senior Parade:  Please help us show some love to our Senior Rams after the parade on Wednesday, May 26th.  We need drinks and snack items, so please take a look at our Sign-Up Genius to see how you can assist.  Thanks to those who have already signed up!​​​​​​​

    Personalized Magnets for Your ℅ 2021 Ram:  PTSA has added another option for families to showcase their soon-to-be graduates.  If you order by 5PM on Saturday, personalized magnets will be available after the senior parade for pick-up.  

    Also, remember that there are also lots of other products available such as personalized yard signs, garden flags, RHS license plates and more.  Check out the products on the PTSA memberhub.

    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.

    Thank you to all who helped with beautification last weekend!  The campus looks so much better.

    Exam Schedule:  Make sure you check out the schedule on our website at https://www.wcpss.net/domain/18289 

    Bus Transportation 2021-22

    Transportation will be contacting all current bus riders and transportation-eligible non-riders on the year-round calendar on Friday, May 21 via School Messenger. Parents will be invited to check their transportation status for the 2021-22 school year, request service if they are not currently registered, or decline service if they do not wish transportation service next school year. Eligible non-riders on the modified and traditional calendars will be contacted in coming weeks

    Yearbooks:  They will be delivered in July this year due to publishing constraints and later sports seasons.  Be on the lookout over summer for a pick-up date announcement once yearbooks have shipped.  If you have not purchased your yearbook, please do so by May 28th at www.jostensyearbooks.com



    If you missed the conversation with Rachel Morris, Executive Director of the Rolesville Chamber of Commerce, and representatives of RAC, coaches and athletes, you might really want to hear the conversation.  https://fb.watch/5CBT_ry0fm/

    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.

    Graduation Guide for Seniors and Junior Marshals

    The following information is very important to help senior and junior marshal families prepare for the traditional ceremonies and the diploma distributions.  Access the graduation guide here.  I will also take the information from this guide to create slides and a voiced-over presentation to be of more help.  Keep in mind that due to changes in COVID restrictions, some things like mask requirements are evolving.  There could be information that evolves from this guide to the slides and then even thereafter.  Stay tuned.

    Caps - This is important information:  While students were allowed to decorate caps last year for the walk-through event, they will not be allowed to do so this year.  We asked permission and were reminded that this has not been permitted in other traditional ceremonies.  I am concerned that some students may have already decorated their caps.  If this is the case, the student will need to buy an undecorated cap to wear in the ceremony.  Additional caps can be purchased for $8.  You will either need to pay through a card and call to Jostens or bring exact cash to purchase after the parade or after rehearsal on the 3rd.

    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.

    Paying Fees and Fines:  

    • Senior fees are $40 each.  The preferred payment method is Online School Payments on our school website.  However, we are going to allow students to pay in CASH or MONEY ORDER either after school each day until 3PM or Wednesday morning (May 26th) between 8AM and 10:30AM.
    • Senior fines in the Follett app might be a bit confusing.  Parents and students need to check online to see what might also need to be paid.  If a student has a textbook, computer or hotspot assigned to him or her, they will simply need to be returned in order to clear the account.  Books may also need to be returned.  Someone from media will also be available Wednesday morning to collect books that are no longer needed and/or fines that are legitimately due.

    Senior Exit Survey

    This is something we need all seniors to do.  It is something we do every year to collect important information.  PLEASE, PLEASE make sure you have your senior Ram complete the survey!

    NAS Cord Distribution - PAY ATTENTION: BEFORE the Parade on March 26th at RHS (10AM).   Students are asked to bring their Cap and Gown with them.  They will have an opportunity to have their photos taken behind the custom backdrop that one of our seniors that graduated!

    Graduation Photos:  We will give flyers to students at rehearsal to prepare parents to order graduation pictures from Strawbridge.  I am also sharing the information here to let you have it in multiple places.

    1. Go to strawbridge.net
    2. Click "Order Pictures and Yearbooks" 
    3. Type in the code FM360124 (The event type is "Grad" and the date is "6/11/2021") 

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

    Next Cap and Gown Distribution:   Following the Parade on March 26th at RHS

    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 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)


    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.

    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.

    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.

    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 


    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