RRHS Update - Week of March 15th!

In this edition: Homecoming News, This Week in Athletics, Career Center News, Symptom Tracker Reminder, Technology Help, Parent Liaison News, Unified Mental Health, Sources of Strength News, Counseling News

It's Homecoming Week!

Spirit Days!


  • Monday-Make Yourself At HOME Monday- Wear pajamas & cozy clothes
  • Tuesday- Go GREY or Go Home- Wear your best “groutfit”- dress all in grey
  • Wednesday- LUCKY to Be Home- Wear green
  • Thursday- Home is Where the HEART Is- Wear red
  • Friday- Home of the PHOENIX- Black Out for Homecoming

Homecoming Court

Homecoming Court voting is going on right now and ends on Monday. Students can vote for Homecoming Court here. They must be logged in to their LCPS account to vote. King and Queen voting will begin on Monday and the Homecoming King and Queen will be announced at the football game on Friday.

This Week in Athletics!

Monday March 15th

Volleyball vs Freedom, 6/7 p.m.

Tuesday March 16th

Volleyball vs. Stone Bridge, 6/7 p.m.

Wednesday March 17th

Cross Country @ Woodgrove, 4:00 p.m. Early Release at 1:00 p.m. Bus at 1:30 p.m.

Cheer at Stone Bridge, 7 p.m. Bus at 4:30 p.m.

Field Hockey @ Riverside vs. Freedom, 7:30 p.m. Bus at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday March 18th

Volleyball @ Briar Woods, 6/7 p.m. JV bus at 4:45 and Varsity at 6 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse Meeting at 4:30 p.m. in the stadium bleachers

Friday March 19th

Varsity Football vs. Park View, 7 p.m.

Career Center News!

NEWS YOU CAN USE:

Juniors, the Common App Essay prompts are now available. You can start to think about your college essay now.

Juniors, starting think about where to apply next year to college? This is a great list of hundreds of colleges with virtual experiences.

9th, 10th, and 11th Graders – Upcoming Course Selection for the 2021-2022 School Year

9th, 10th, and 11th grade students are now able to schedule their individual counseling sessions to discuss & select courses for the 2021-2022 school year.

Students can schedule their appointment via this link: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/RockRidgeCounseling2@lcpsorg.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/

  • 9th Grade :: March 9-11
  • 10th Grade :: March 1 – March 11
  • 11th Grade :: March 15 – April 26

Prior to this meeting, students will need to complete the following actions to be prepared for their meeting:

  1. Complete the four year plan: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HiJaIOK-rHX6rE9i7QBXR3unQUFGBdF1/view
  2. View the RRHS 2021-2022 Course Registration page
  3. Re-watch the information provided for Curriculum Night: Information provided about both core & elective classes. https://sites.google.com/lcps.org/rrhs-curriculum-night/home
  4. Select Elective Courses in StudentVue: Students have the ability to choose elective courses for next year within StudentVue under “Course Request”. Students will have access until 2/19/21 to make their elective selection.
  5. Discuss with parents your choices for next year. Talk with your teachers.
  6. JUNIORS ONLY - Review the Senior Year Packet

Daily Symptom Tracker - REMINDER!

This is just a reminder that the daily symptom tracker needs to be completed everyday your student is scheduled hybrid at Rock Ridge. It is to be completed even if your student is planning to participate remotely and not planning to come into the school, or has an appointment and may come in at a later time.

The tracker needs to be completed if your student is not feeling well and does not plan on attending school, please remember to notify attendance of the absence.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Robyn Wisti, RN

Robyn.wisti@lcps.org

703-996-2106

From our Parent Liaison!

ParentVue Name Pronunciation

Starting March 12, 2021 parents may now use the ParentVUE mobile app to record the proper pronunciation of a child's name. This recording will be available to teachers, counselors, school administrators and school support staff. For more information and to view the “how to” video, please visit https://www.lcps.org/Page/235787 or contact our Parent Liaison at Nevein.Zalenski@lcps.org.

UMHT Presentation!

View the Unified Mental Health Team’s parent presentation focused on social media and mental health here: https://youtu.be/tunhUchdT5g

Our Sources of Strength Newsletter!

The Student Help Desk!

Student Help Desk is Open!

All RRHS students, despite learning location, are able to seek tech help at RRH. Students not on campus should contact Mr. Colucci at glenn.colucci@lcps.org to make arrangements for help. Students in person are able to visit the MPR. The LCPS help desk (571-252-2112) is still an option for all students and staff as well.

School Counseling NEWS!

Seniors, Penn State is still accepting applications. If you have not applied yet to college or just decided you are not interested in the colleges you were accepted into remember many Institutions with Rolling Admissions review application when they are received. Please remember there are over 4,000 colleges in the US. If you think it is too late to apply we can help.

https://www.niche.com/colleges/search/top-rolling-admissions-colleges/

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-in/applying-101/late-applications

If you apply, remember to add them to Naviance and submit your Transcript Request Form to rockridgecounseling@gmail.com

CyberBullying and Mental Health

Thanks to everyone who joined the Unified Mental Health Team presentation on Cyberbullying and Mental Health. Here is the link so you can watch it if you were not able to join us Click Here

Mindfulness Monday!

Mindfulness Monday is a great way to start your week off on a positive note. Mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress, increase mental well-being and increase focus. Join our Schoology Group! Schoology Access Code: JBVT-SSV5-9TPTZ Google Meets nickname is located in Schoology.

Upcoming Course Selection for the 2021-2022 School Year

9th & 10th graders, thank you to the majority that met with their counselor to discuss & select courses. If you have not met with your counselor & would like to do so, please reach out via email.

11th grade students if you have not done so already, please schedule a mandatory individual counseling session with your counselor to discuss & select courses for the 2021-2022 school year and also discuss your post-high school plans.

Counselor

Students Last Name

Jennifer.Domingues@lcps.org

A-Coo

Amrita.Khatta@lcps.org

Cop-Kan

Kelley.Familant@lcps.org

Kao-Nai

Jarrel.Taylor@lcps.org & Maria.Dacey@lcps.org

Naj-Sar

Nicole.Bryan@lcps.org

Sat-Z

Students can schedule their appointment via this link: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/RockRidgeCounseling2@lcpsorg.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/

  • 11th Grade :: March 15 – April 26

Colleges to Know

Worried college tuition and being able to find a great college well check out, Oklahoma Panhandle State University http://www.opsu.edu/

Out-of-state tuition and fees (2020-2021): $7,665

U.S. News rank: 23, Regional Colleges (West)

Undergraduate enrollment: 1,242

Rooted in “Progress through Knowledge,” OPSU is committed to promoting excellence in the preparation of students for success in a global community. OPSU is know for its unique Bachelor of Business Administration Computer Information Systems. It require students to take core business course while pursuing their CIS degree.

Common App has announced the 2021-2022 essay prompts.

Juniors worried about the college essays you will have to write, well start NOW!!! Star writing now and have a teacher, friend, parent give you feed back. In August when RRHS has the College Jump Start Essay and Applications Workshop you will be ready!!!

Below is the full set of Common App essay prompts for 2021-2022.

  1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
  1. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
  1. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?
  1. Reflect on something that someone has done for you that has made you happy or thankful in a surprising way. How has this gratitude affected or motivated you?
  1. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
  1. Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?
  1. Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.