• RHS Weekly Announcements     |    May 28, 2021



    Hello, Ram families!


    I hope you will have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day weekend!




    GRADUATION REHEARSAL FOR SENIORS PARTICIPATING IN THE TRADITIONAL CEREMONIES:  This is REQUIRED in order to participate in graduation.  We will have one rehearsal for each ceremony.

    -        If you are in the 8AM ceremony, we have practice at 7:30 on Thursday, June 3rd.

    -        If you are in the 11AM ceremony, we have practice at 9:30 on Thursday, June 3rd.


    Exams Start Next Week! Make sure you check out the schedule on our website at https://www.wcpss.net/domain/18289 


    Thank you to all who helped with the Senior Parade:  The event was a great connection between school and community.  It was great fun to spend time with the seniors.  Thank you to staff, PTSA, parents who donated items and community members for making it special!  


    Next RHS Family Night to Eat Out:  Please join our PTSA for RHS Family Night at Texas Roadhouse restaurant at 11440 Capital Blvd, Wake Forest, Tuesday, June 8th, 3:00-9:30 PM. Dine in or take out. Please mention the RHS fundraiser when you go. Show them your flyer!! Help us raise funds to support our students & teachers.


    Don’t Forget the Yard Signs!  Join us in celebrating your student RAM whether they are graduating in June or they’re in another grade by purchasing graduation yard signs, proud parent yard signs, proud grandparent yard signs, car magnets, garden flags and license plates. Visit the link to see how you can show your spirit!! See what you can order at https://rolesvillehsptsa.memberhub.store/ .


    No Meal Service on Memorial Day (Monday):  School will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day.  There will be no curbside meal service that day.


    PTSA Offerings for Senior Products: Remember that there are 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.


    Returning Hot Spots:  All hot spots need to be returned before students graduate or go home for the summer.  WCPSS is cancelling service to the hot spots, but they need the devices to be returned.  The devices are scanned out to students, so the hot spots plus chargers can be dropped in any of the book return boxes on each floor of the commons, the office or outside the media center.  Some students have also begun to return items in the media center, which is acceptable.


    Email from Marketing Director at WRAL - Laura Worthington 

    Time is running out to help our athletes and coaches become finalists in the HighSchoolOT Honors awards. Make your nominations now in 36 categories including the Stuart Scott Courage Award, Team of the Year and Athlete of the Year. Visit HighSchoolOT dot com slash Honors to make your nominations before noon on Monday (May 31). Finalists will be announced June 7 on HighSchoolOT and voting will begin at noon.


    Rolesville Chamber -  "MyRolesville Connection":  If you missed it, last week Executive Director  Rachel Morris hosted a live conversation with several coaches and students athletes as well as our RAC president, Drew Brown.  You can find the recording at the following links:

    Twitter: https://t.co/tJ5leAk9xd?amp=1

    YouTube: https://youtu.be/SJsIn8xc9oQ

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rolesvillechamber/videos/244294800786028


    She is working with Mr. Brown to set another live conversation at 6PM on Thursday, June 3rd. Be on the lookout for the next installment!


    Rising Senior Portrait PlanningWe are planning for rising seniors to take portraits at RHS the week of Aug 2nd -Aug 6th.  Students will sign up online for their appointments and pay their session fees based on which session they would like to do. To help you prepare, the prices for seating will be:

    1.     Formals/Cap and Gown - $19.95
    2.     All backgrounds - $39.95

    Senior proofs will be emailed to the email address that they use when they sign up for their appointment. The email will be verified on picture day.  Students will have the opportunity to go to any of the high schools that Strawbridge does this summer if they are not able to make it the week Strawbridge is at Rolesville High.  We will forward this list when it is complete. 


    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. 




    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 REHEARSAL FOR SENIORS PARTICIPATING IN THE TRADITIONAL CEREMONIES:  This is REQUIRED in order to participate in graduation.  We will have one rehearsal for each ceremony.

    -        If you are in the 8AM ceremony, we have practice at 7:30 on Thursday, June 3rd.

    -        If you are in the 11AM ceremony, we have practice at 9:30 on Thursday, June 3rd.



    From the Media Center

    How do I know if I owe library books, textbooks, English novels,  a Chromebook, or a Wifi Hotspot? 

    Use these directions to check that your account is cleared of items. Here is a video tutorial link . Please give staff 24 hours after you return items for your account to be cleared. 

    FAQ's on Returning Materials and Resources @ the RHS Library Media Center


    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 Jostens or bring exact cash to purchase after the parade or after rehearsal on the 3rd.



    Paying Fees and Fines:  

    • Senior fees are $40 each.  The preferred payment method is Online School Payments on our school website.  Students to pay in CASH or MONEY ORDER after school each day until 3PM.
    • 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. 



    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!



    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") 


    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 Summer Courses have begun…Fall Registration still open!

    2021 Summer Courses began on May 19th for all Summer CCP students and the registration period for Summer has closed. Please advise students who are currently enrolled to check the CCP website homepage and the Wake Tech Registration and Records page for important dates regarding drop/withdrawal deadlines.

    Also, any non-graduating students (Classes of 2022 – 2025) that are currently enrolled in Summer courses or new to the program can still apply/register for the Fall 2021 Term! The current application deadline for New Students is June 11th (subject to change) and Self-Registration (for students to register themselves) ends July 23rd. Please encourage your students to submit all documents and complete all requirements as early as possible for the Fall Term!


    • New Students can locate the CCP Application within Step 4 on the CCP Website. If any New Student has been admitted for the Summer Term, they will also need to complete their Fall EV Form to enroll in Fall courses. They will need to revisit their CCP Application Confirmation Email to submit their Fall EV Form.
    • Continuing Students will need to submit their EV Form via their Self-Service Portal.
    • Enrollment Checklists for both New and Continuing Students can be found within Step 3.

    CCP Terminations

    As a notice, any student whose GPA fell below a 2.0 GPA after the completion of at least two CCP courses were removed from the CCP Program and encouraged to apply as a traditional Wake Tech student (when eligible).

    Virtual Appointments Reminder (Check My Status & Virtual Advising)

    Students can meet with a CCP Staff Member by scheduling a Virtual Appointment on the CCP Admissions & Advising Page.

    • Check My Status: Any student who has a pending CCP Application and/or Eligibility Verification Form
    • Advising: Any student who is currently enrolled or recently admitted and has questions about courses, pathways, or registration
      • NOTE: 9th/10th Grade Students who are admitted within a College Transfer Pathway are required to schedule a Mandatory Academic Advising Appointment




    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. 




    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