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#WEARERH 10/16/20 #WEARERH

Parent Newsletter

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News and Notes from the Principal

We ended Homecoming week with a bang and I appreciate the excitement and encouragement throughout! The sense of normalcy that our staff has worked to generate for ALL students during this time is to be admired! While the week was short, the excitement and level of learning was nothing short of extraordinary!


Tomorrow officially closes in on 2 months that we have all been back in school both virtually and face to face. Your children continue to do a tremendous job in abiding by the policies we have in place in order to remain safe in our space! With the end of the 1st 9 weeks, it is imperative as parents to check in on the progress of your children in each of their classes as we will close out the first semester before you know it. If you need help accessing your Parent Portal for PowerSchool please reach out to our front office staff at (912) 459-5151.


Enjoy the weekend ahead, stay safe out there & rest up for a full week of engagement for your students ahead!

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Health & Safety Reminders:

  • If your student is not feeling well, please do NOT send them to school. With concurrent learning they have the opportunity to take advantage of the curriculum even when not present - they can log into their google meets.
  • Face Coverings are to be worn at ALL times while on campus, when lunch is not being consumed.
  • Congregation before/after school is strongly discouraged. If we want to maintain in-person schooling it is important that we ALL work together to make this happen.
  • If your child is unable to attend school due to COVID-related symptoms please be sure to contact the school to speak with the nurse: (tparker@bryan.k12.ga.us or dfoster@bryan.k12.ga.us) - All attendance related notes should be submitted to Ms. Carolyn Oetjen via email at (coetjen@bryan.k12.ga.us)
  • eLearners are expected to follow the same schedule and meet the same expectations regarding timely arrival, interactions, assignment completion, etc. as their in-person counterparts.


#BetterTogether #WeAreRH!

Important Dates

  • 10/1-10/31 - 10th & 12th Grade Conferences
  • 10/1-10/31 - College Knowledge Month
  • 10/16 - Homecoming vs. Statesboro HS - 7:30PM
  • 10/21 - Unity Day
  • 10/26 - Flu Vaccines Administered
  • 10/26 - FAFSA Workshop - 6-7:30PM (East Cafeteria)
  • 10/29 - PSAT & Digital Learning Day (See Information Below)
  • 10/30 - ASVAB Registration Date (11th & 12th Graders Only)
  • 11/2- Herff-Jones on Campus 3-6PM East Cafeteria
  • 11/2 - PROBE Online College Fair (See Information Below)
  • 11/2-11/18 - Tri-M Coat Drive (See Information Below)
  • 11/3 - Half Day for Students (Planning for Staff)
  • 11/5 - ASVAB - Please Sign Up By 10/30/2020


*Click Here for Athletic Events

College Knowledge Month October Plan

Despite the logistical challenges we are facing this semester, we are excited to roll out our October College Knowledge Month plan for students and faculty. Included below are the details for our upcoming after school meetings and activities.


Click Here for the College Knowledge Calendar with links, information, etc.


  • Wednesdays in October after school - Virtual representatives 2:35 - 3:05 and 3:15 - 3:45 in the West cafeteria (Dates: October 21, 28)
  • Dual Enrollment Promotion: Fridays outside of the lunchroom during lunches
  • FAFSA workshop Monday 10/26/20 at 6 PM
  • PROBE VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIR http://www.gaprobe.org/students
  • Senior meetings have commenced! Students, make sure you schedule an appointment with your counselor ASAP. More information coming your way!

ASVAB

Whether you’re planning on college, a technical school, the military, or you’re just not sure yet, the ASVAB Career Exploration Program can put you on the right path toward a satisfying career. Understanding your skills and interests will help you make the best decisions about your future.

The ASVAB is a career exploration 'battery', or series of tests, that assists students in clarifying career goals.

  • It is a cost-free and comprehensive program for high school students.
  • Students explore occupations in line with interests and skills, and develop strategies to realize career goals.
  • The Program presents a full-spectrum of career opportunities to students.
  • Career planning tool regardless of post-secondary intentions.

The ASVAB will be offered at RHHS, November 5th…please sign up before October 30th!!!

Be sure to come prepared and on-time to do your best! Questions about ASVAB Testing?


Please see Ms. Bunyan, Rm 516

Digital Learning Day - October 29. 2020

Wildcats, fall is upon us and it is time for our annual Digital Learning Day. October 29, 2020

face to face learners will be engaged in various activities on campus to include:


  • 9th grade-Teen Safety Matters (On Campus)
  • 10th grade-PSAT(On Campus)
  • 11th grade-YouScience or PSAT (eLearning and Face to Face)
  • 12th grade-Digital Learning(eLearning and Face to Face)(ALL SENIORS ARE OFF CAMPUS)


October 1st, opt-out forms came home with all 9th graders to allow parents to choose whether their teen should participate in "Teen Safety Matters" due to the sensitive nature of the material. ONLY students who return OPT OUT forms will be allowed to NOT to participate in group lessons. 9th grade opt out’s/eLearners and 10th grade-eLearners and late arrivals will participate in Digital Learning lessons. All digital learning lessons will be posted in the students Advisement Google Classroom on October 29th and will count as attendance for all 9th/10th eLearners and ALL members of the 2021 Senior Class (eLearning and Face to Face). 11th grade students that did not sign-up and pay to take the PSAT’s will complete YouScience through PowerSchool. Please ensure that your student has access to PowerSchool prior to October 29, 2020, and report any issues gaining access to your students advisor. Completion of YouScience will count as attendance for ALL 11th grade students, Face to face and eLearners.

Senior Meetings

Counselors have now started senior meetings. Seniors are to schedule their own meetings with their counselor via pick-a-time. These will be held at various times of the day. Please keep in mind it is the senior who chooses the time and schedules their appointment. Seniors are responsible for remembering their scheduled appointment, and excusing themselves from class for the meeting. To avoid repeated interruptions, counselors will not be calling into classrooms for seniors to make their appointment. Click Here and reserve your time at the bottom left hand side of the webpage.

College Knowledge Month - Virtual Visits Showcase

“College Knowledge Month” Virtual Visits Showcase


Click the link above to learn more about the upcoming schedule for virtually visiting colleges during the months of October & November.

PROBE VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIR

PROBE VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIR http://www.gaprobe.org/students/

160 Colleges & Universities- 31 states and 3 countries!


Panel Presentation will be hosted on the evening of Monday, November 2 where you will have the opportunity to hear from many different colleges & universities as well as admissions experts presenting on:



  • · College Essay & Application Tips
  • · How to Get the Most out of Your Campus Visit, Both Virtually and In Person
  • · To Test or Not to Test
  • · Diversity and Inclusion
  • · Let’s Talk Money
  • · Enrollment Process Guides



This is a great kick off to your college search journey!


On virtual fair days, Nov 4 & 5, you will have the opportunity to hear from several different colleges and universities in one session and have the ability to ask questions to college reps:


  • · Sessions will have six different colleges and universities presenting.
  • · Students can attend sessions from one or all four nights.
  • · Students are encouraged to register for multiple sessions!

FAFSA Workshop

Please join us on Monday, October 26th from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM as we welcome our guest speaker from the Georgia Student Finance Commission, Ms. Carol Lott. Ms. Lott will be available to present important information about the financial aid process and how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. This is a workshop setting, so be prepared to work through the FAFSA with your child, and we will help on an individual basis as needed as you work through the application. Please bring your student, their Chromebook or registered device, your 2019 income tax returns, and W-2 Forms! You will need these items as Ms. Lott works with you to complete the FAFSA. It is critical that your child comes to this workshop in order to set up an FSA ID. This is the first step in completing the FAFSA. It is also very important that they bring their registered device in order to complete the work using RHHS Wi-Fi. Outside devices will not be able to connect. See you there!

Get Your Wildcat Gear Here!

Are you looking to upgrade your Richmond Hill Wildcat Attire? Look no further as our Cheer program has your needs covered! You can't hide that Wildcat Pride!



Wear Black, Wear Gold - Be Bold! #WeAreRH #BetterTogether


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Tri-M Coat Drive

Do you have any old coats sitting around the house looking for a new home? If so, Tri-M has planned a "Baby It's Cold Outside Coat Drive" from November 2nd to November 18th, where students can bring and drop off coats into collection boxes around the school.
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Advanced Placement Exams

Taking Advanced Placement exams is an important part of all AP courses. Richmond Hill High School expects that all students take AP exams for the AP classes in which they are enrolled. Scoring well on an AP exam can often earn students college credit for their high school class, saving a significant amount of money on tuition. For the 2021 AP exams, students at Richmond Hill High School will be registering online. Online Exam registration is open now and will end for the year on Mon, Mar 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM. Register and pay for exams at www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/112525. This year each AP exam costs $100.00, with the exception of AP Seminar and AP Research ($145). The state of Georgia pays for ONE exam for each student who is taking a STEM exam (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Also, students who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch are eligible for their first exam free and receive a fee reduction on any other exams. If you fall into either of these categories (STEM or Free/Reduced lunch), be sure to answer appropriately during the registration process. Registration ends and payment is due for courses beginning in Semester 1 by Friday, October 30. Registrations and payments after this date will incur a $40 late fee per exam. There will be another registration and payment window for courses beginning in second semester. Please contact Mrs. Merry Tanner, mtanner@bryan.k12.ga.us if you have any questions.

Athletic Ticketing - Go Fan

"Click Here"to see our upcoming Athletic Events for the week, and purchase tickets. Richmond Hill High School and Richmond Hill Athletics are excited to announce the use of Go Fan for our sporting events. Go Fan allows all event spectators to purchase tickets prior to events, or at the gate through your mobile device, avoid long lines, and limit person to person contact.

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Parking Permits

All students parking on campus, including dual enrolled students must have a parking permit.


"Click Here" to access the student parking permit information and application for 20-21SY.


Regular Sale Permits: $65.00


Qualifications to Purchase a Parking Permit during the Regular time periods:


  • Not on Obligations List
  • Passing or passed at least 75% of classes


*Students with more than 6 absences and/or tardies (for second semester, 19-20) will be able to purchase a parking permit with a signed attendance contract. The attendance contracts will be made available to those students who must have this in order to purchase a parking permit.


*Students who do not meet the Academic expectations will be able to purchase parking permits beginning the second nine weeks. All of the above qualifications must continue to be met in order to apply at the second nine weeks and purchase a parking permit for $65.00.

Counselors

RHHS has a strong team of school counselors to support our students. Students are assigned a counselor based on their last name.


Rhashida Bunyan

rbunyan@bryan.k12.ga.us

A-Dausch


Emily Neff

eneff@bryan.k12.ga.us

Davidson-Hickson


Tam Daniels

tdaniels@bryan.k12.ga.us

Higgins-McGuire


Debbie Kilpatrick

dkilpatrick@bryan.k12.ga.us

McHugh-R


Nick Wozniak

nwozniak@bryan.k12.ga.us

S-Z


Deanna Appleton

dappleton@bryan.k12.ga.us

Dual Enrollment


Dawn Imler

dimler@bryan.k12.ga.us

Military and Family Life

RHHS Essential Information

School times

7:30am-2:30pm/Buildings open at 7am

Daily Bell Schedule


Office Hours

7:00am-3:00pm


Certificates of Enrollment

Click Here for Certificate of Enrollment Information


Car-rider/parent drop-off information

http://bryancoga.apptegy.us/o/rhhs/page/traffic-pattern


Bus rider information-

Bus Routes (Make sure to check back as updates to routes may occur)


School nutrition information-

Breakfast $1.85; Lunch $2.85 (Meals are free to ALL students for the remainder of 20-21.)



Questions regarding remaining lunch balances should be directed to Carole Knight (School Nutrition Director) cknight@bryan.k12.ga.us/912-459-5121


Nurse/Clinic information-

Nurses: Taryn Parker (tparker@bryan.k12.ga.us) and Denell Foster (dfoster@bryan.k12.ga.us)

If you should need to discuss health information at length, please call to schedule a meeting. All clinic forms are available on the high school website. Inhalers and epi pens that are carried by the student must have forms completed by their physician.

Clinic forms - "Click Here"

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