RHS Weekly Updates | January 21, 2022
Publicaremos la traducción al español en "El Informativo" a principios de la semana que viene.
As you receive this email, I hope you are okay. These times, they are trying…but you all are Ram Tough and somehow we will all get through this!
Wake Forest Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration: Congratulations to Lydia Sallis! She was selected to present one of her submissions at the annual Wake Forest MLK Celebration and also will receive a scholarship from the committee. Rams are representing….AND CELEBRATING!
EOC Exam Makeups Will Continue: We were trying our level best to get as many of them done this week as possible. The pandemic and the weather have not cooperated. We will continue to pull students to makeup exams when and where it is possible in the upcoming week.
- Monday, Jan. 24th - 8:00 am - Room 1708 - Math 3
- Tuesday, Jan. 25th - 8:00 am - Room 1708 - Math 1
- Wednesday, Jan. 26th - 8:00 am - Room 1708 - Biology
Anyone who missed their CTE exam: Makeup testing will need to be scheduled through Mrs. Long. Please email Mrs. Long at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone who missed their Teacher Made Exam:
Students need to contact their teacher through email or find them on campus before school, during lunch, or after school. Please schedule a time with that teacher when you return.
YOUTH LEADERSHIP WAKE FOREST REGISTRATION OPENS ON FEBRUARY 1st : Started in 2010, Youth Leadership Wake Forest is a year-long program for 10th-12th grade students who have demonstrated leadership abilities and have interest in learning about our community. Our mission is for participants to assume leadership roles in our schools and to become more involved in our civic, cultural, economic development, and philanthropic organizations.
There are two schedule options for interested students: the summer Youth Leadership Academy and the year-long Youth Leadership Wake Forest program. Both programs require an application, but only the year-long program requires community references and interviews conducted by a selection committee. Please note that class sizes are limited. The tuition cost for this program is $500, and scholarships are available. For more information, watch the short informational video here and visit www.wakeforestchamberfoundation.org to apply online.
Senior Cap and Gown Pictures: We recently had a question about this. Companies handle types of pictures different ways. The long and short of it is that Strawbridge takes these pictures in the summer. We do not have a plan for them to return for cap and gown pictures. Please pay attention to dates for c&g delivery. For those who want a formal picture, it is something that will need to be done with a local photographer. My own family has done it this way.
We have been made aware of scams targeting parents of WCPSS students preparing for college. The scammers claim to be from The College Board – the organization responsible for the PSAT and SAT tests. They call or email, asking for credit card numbers so they can send PSAT prep materials that the student has supposedly requested. Often the scammers have the student’s name, address, and phone number, making them seem more believable.
If a Ram has to quarantine due to COVID: Please send the PCR test results to AP Chambliss at email@example.com. She is our coordinator and needs that information to help coordinate support for students and properly code absences.
Thursday, Feb. 3rd - Rising 9th Grade Curriculum and AP Night: Hold that evening if you have a rising 9th grader or have a student who wants to know more about Advanced Placement classes and expectations. We will not host an in-person event, but we will release information for parents to view and then ask questions. It is hard to believe it is time to plan for 2022-23, but here we are!
Seniors: Please make sure you look at the important senior dates and deadlines. Please also make sure you are following the senior Google Classroom. Note that the Senior Fees are due through the Online School Payments portal on the school website by March 4th.
Applying for Free and Reduced Lunches for 2022-23: Parents, please consider applying for meal benefits as soon as possible . By submitting a qualifying application, families will also support the district in qualifying for additional funds to support students and learning! Also, the NC Department of Health & Human Services is collecting student free and reduced lunch and attendance data from WCPSS to determine any additional Pandemic Electronic Benefits (P-EBT) that will be issued in the coming months! By not applying for these meal benefits, you will miss the potential opportunity to receive direct P-EBT funds for your family!
Meals will still be free for all students through June 2022, but we still need you to complete a meal benefits application so our school can be eligible for this extra education funding next school year. Also, this ensures your student is covered for the first few weeks of school next year. Information about applying for Meal Benefits can be found at www.wcpss.net/meals. 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.
(Padres, por favor consideren solicitar los beneficios de comidas tan pronto como sea posible. ¡Al entregar una solicitud que califique, las familias también ayudarán al distrito escolar a calificar para fondos adicionales con el fin de apoyar a los estudiantes y el aprendizaje! Además, el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de Carolina del Norte está recopilando información sobre almuerzos gratuitos o a precio reducido y de la asistencia escolar de los estudiantes de WCPSS para determinar cualquier beneficio electrónico adicional (P-EBT) por motivos de la pandemia que se emitirán en los próximos meses. Si usted no solicita y no califica para los beneficios de comidas, ¡perderá la oportunidad de recibir fondos P-EBT directos para su familia!
Sí, las comidas seguirán siendo gratuitas para todos los estudiantes hasta junio de 2022, pero aún necesitamos que usted complete una solicitud de beneficios de comidas para que nuestra escuela pueda ser elegible para estos fondos adicionales para la educación del próximo año. Además, esto asegura que su estudiante cuente con estos beneficios durante las primeras semanas de clase del próximo año escolar. Usted puede encontrar información sobre cómo solicitar beneficios de comidas en www.wcpss.net/meals. Ayude a nuestra escuela a seguir recibiendo estos fondos completando una solicitud en línea en MySchoolApps.com. Las solicitudes en papel se pueden solicitar llamando al 919-588-3535.)
College Financial Planning: Do you need money for college or career school? Federal student aid is available through grants, work-study, and loans. It’s not too late! How do I apply for aid? You need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form by logging in at fafsa.gov to apply online, filling it out in the myStudentAid mobile app or completing and mailing the FAFSA PDF. Students and parents will need an FSA ID (account username and password) to sign the form through the mobile app and online. Find out more about the FAFSA and the FSA ID by emailing (firstname.lastname@example.org) or making an appointment with Linda Taylor, Financial Aid Advisor in the Student Services Office. Be sure to apply as soon as you can as a few federal student aid programs have limited funds and some colleges have early deadlines.
Sophomores wishing to purchase a parking space can begin completing the online form on January 19th. The link for the online form can be found here. You must be logged into your Wake ID in order to access the form.
Air Force Information Session: Interested in learning more about joining the Air Force after graduation? 2d. Lt. Washington will host an informational session about the Air Force on Thursday, January 27th. Time TBD. She will share information about enlistment & students can ask her specific questions. A Google Calendar invite (that will serve as your meeting pass) will be sent out with meeting information at a later date. Please register HERE to attend the session using your WCPSS account.
Updates to COVID-19 Protocols: WCPSS has emailed families to make you aware of the updates to protocols that align with CDC recommendations. No changes have been made to masking requirements. Updates can be found at https://www.wcpss.net/WhenToReturn?redir=1.
Complete List of Grade-Level Google Classroom Links:
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Class of 2024 = q6sdlpd https://classroom.google.com/c/NDAyNDIyODU1MjMw?cjc=q6sdlpd
Class of 2023 = 2mz6tiq https://classroom.google.com/c/NDEyMjM1NDkyNjY3?cjc=2mz6tiq
Class of 2022 = vo5oj4u https://classroom.google.com/c/MzcyMDIzOTkxNDA4?cjc=vo5oj4u
Fast Food Deliveries for Lunch: Deliveries from delivery services, family members or friends is not permitted. Likewise, students may not bring food from restaurants into the school during lunch or after lunch.
Mask Requirements for Indoor Sports re. Spectators: As we transition to winter sports, remember that face coverings are still required indoors on school campuses. The distance between students and adults should be a minimum of 6 feet to the greatest extent possible.
Volunteer to help #BeautifyRolesville - 1st Saturday of every month
Volunteer to Share Your Expertise: The Rolesville High School Business Alliance invites you to become part of your child’s education through involvement in our School-to-Career activities. We encourage you to partner with us to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge for tomorrow’s global workforce. School-to-Career activities include: classroom guest speaking, career fair participation, workplace tours, job shadowing, and curriculum integration projects & more. For additional information: https://bit.ly/RHSBusinessAllianceInfo
Virtual Tutoring Provided by National Honor Society Students: To support students in VA who could use the help of our NHS Rams, there will be virtual tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:30. Use the Google code rhstutor.
COVID-19 FAQ: Ms. Chambliss developed the following FAQ to help our school community navigate school, exposures and quarantines during this challenging time.