The Ridge in Review

September 16th- September 24th

HAPPY FRIDAY BEFORE THE BREAK

Parents,

As we head into fall break, we your admin team would like to share a couple of reminders as you take the week to rest and reflect.

· In the lunchroom, we ask that your students pick up after themselves by throwing their trash away when they are finished eating.

· The tardy policy is, has been and will continue to remain in effect. If your student is tardy to school and it is excused, then the note must be turned in within 5 days. You can read more about our tardy policy here - Tardy Policy 2022-2023.docx.

· Please remind your student to be kind. We shared with them in class meetings – if it’s not kind, it’s not true, or it’s not necessary – don’t do it.

· Lost and Found items can be found in 1201. These items will be donated Friday, September 30th.

· Your student will attend homeroom/TAA on Wednesday, September 28th - they will vote for Homecoming Court and take a Teens in the Driver’s Seat Survey - (see information and opt out option below)


The Cherokee County School District (CCSD) is partnering with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), local agencies, and child welfare advocates to bring a Parent University event about how to address mental health with students, trends in student mental health and the impact of social media. The target audience is parents/guardians and children ages 11 and up. Parent University: Student Mental Health, Wellness and Suicide Prevention will take place at Woodstock City Church on the evening of Thursday, September 29th from 6:30-8:30pm. Please see the Parent University Flyer for more details. Through CCSD’s partnership with Northside Hospital Cherokee, each family in attendance will receive a copy Michelle Borba’s book Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World. Woodstock City Church will be providing dessert and coffee as well.

Seniors Class of 2023

Senior Remind Accounts

We will be using remind to distribute short messages and reminders. Parents, please sign up under your student’s last name.

Text to 81010 & Enter the message BELOW that corresponds to your LAST NAME.

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Class of 2023 Senior Photos

RRHS partners with CADY Studios, our exclusive senior portrait photographer, for the yearbook formal and casual senior pictures. Your student must have their portrait taken by CADY to be in our yearbook. Senior pictures are so important for your senior to be featured along with the rest of the senior class.


Please schedule your senior portraits with CADY Studios by going online to cady.com/schedule to reserve your session. #Cady #CadySenior
The deadline for Senior Pics is December 1st


Celebrate your senior’s achievements with a personalized message and pictures. Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use order code 17846 to see what options are available.

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Senior T-shirt Sales

  • 2 options of shirts - see images below
  • All shirts are $17 no matter the option or size
  • Sales end September 30 at 12 noon
  • Shirts will be distributed in October

SENIOR SHIRT LINK

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Teens in the Drivers Seat

Your son and/or daughter is being invited to take part in a research study being conducted by Teens in the Driver Seat, a peer-to-peer traffic safety program dedicated to ending the number one cause of teen death in America: car crashes. This program is under the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and funded by the Texas Department of Transportation. The information in this form is provided to help you decide whether or not they will take part. If you decide you do not want your son and/or daughter to participate, there will be no penalty to them, and they will not lose any benefits they normally would have.

Mr. Whitaker, Mr. Jeffries and Ms. Goodbread will be leading Teens in the Driver Seat. If you would prefer them not to participate in the survey which will take place during homeroom Wednesday, September 28th, 2022 – please click the link below to opt out. If you have more than one student, please choose the link that says submit another response when the first one is complete.

Parents, the information sheet linked below should answer any questions. If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Teens in the Driver's Seat - Opt Out 22-23

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Blood Drive

HOSA (Healthcare Occupations Student Association) is hosting the first Blood Drive of the year! This is a school-wide event and we would love the support of all students and staff age 16 and older.

If you are age 16, then you must have parental consent. You can pickup a consent form from Mrs. Davis in Room 1303.

Blood Assurance is the company that HOSA is partnering with for the blood drive. They will be providing all donors with a cool 50th Anniversary Tie-Die T-shirt and Chick-fil-A breakfast or lunch.

*Students who donate blood may earn a service hour for their club or organization – ask your sponsor for more info.

Date: 10/25/22

Time: 8:30-2:30pm

Location: RRHS

Sign-up: www.bloodassurance.org/riverridge

Call: 800-962-0628

**Cord of Courage – students who donate 6 times in their high school career can earn an honor cord for graduation.

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PSAT and SAT Testing at RRHS

Testing Date: OCTOBER 12, 2022


  • ALL 9TH GRADE STUDENTS ARE AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERED FOR THE 8th/9th PSAT AT NO COST.
  • ALL 10TH GRADE STUDENTS ARE AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERED FOR THE PSAT/NMSQT AT NO COST

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Advanced Placement Information

Students, if you are currently enrolled in an AP course, please read the linked letter for important information. 2023 AP Letter to Students and Parents.docx

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Homecoming Dance October 22nd, 2022

click here to buy tickets: https://tinyurl.com/rrhshoco22

click here for the homecoming guest form (printed forms can be picked up in the front office)

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Homecoming Parade 2022

River Ridge High School

HOMECOMING PARADE
Wednesday, October 19th @ 6pm

The RRHS Homecoming parade is fast approaching. Linked is the 2022

Parade route

and designated general parking for the 2022 Homecoming Parade. We are excited to have you join us as we celebrate our homecoming court, athletes, clubs, feeder teams, sponsors and more.

If you have a team, club, or organization that would still like to sign up to participate in the parade you can do so until Wednesday, October 12th. Use the QR code in the attached flyer or the link below:

Homecoming Parade Participation Sign-up

Please be sure that you do not park anywhere along the parade route for the safety of our parade participants. Bring your chairs and blankets to sit on, and bags to fill with candy that many of our parade participants will be tossing. For your safety, we ask that you do not run out in the road during our parade to get candy that may be left in the road.

For our handicap guests, we ask that you enter at the football stadium entrance and our volunteers will help direct you to the appropriate parking lot. We have shaded spots for you to view the parade as well.

The parade begins promptly at 6:00pm. Our campus gets crowded quickly as this is a much-anticipated event every year.

If you are in the parade, your point of contact will receive information the week before the parade!

We are looking forward to a fantastic RRHS Homecoming Parade. Go KNIGHTS!

Upcoming Events and The Ridge
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NROTC Leadership Scholarships


KEY POINTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

- U.S. Citizenship, a Naturalized U.S. Citizen or in process of becoming a Naturalized U.S. Citizen.

- Not less than 17 years old and not yet 23 by September 1 of the year starting college.

- Applicants must have no criminal record of military or civilian offenses pending or federal convictions.

- Medically qualified by Navy or Marine Corps standards.

- (Marine Option only) High school students who have completed less than 30 college credits can be submitted for the Four-Year National scholarship, prior to graduating from High school.

- Apply for and gain admission to an approved Navy or Marine Corps ROTC college or university. Admission to an Navy/Marine Corps ROTC institution is not required during the selection process; however, notification of admission must be received before the scholarship can be activated.


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS: MARINE OPTION

1. SAT minimum 1000 Combination of Math and Evidence Based Reading and Writing Only

2. ACT minimum composite score of 22

3. Armed Services Aptitude Battery Test (ASVAB) overall score of 74

**only one of the three qualifying test scores is required**


PARTICIPATING COLLEGE IN GEORGIA:

- Georgia Institute of Technology to include cross-town affiliate(s)*

- Georgia State University

- Kennesaw State University

- Morehouse College

- Clark Atlanta University

- Spelman College

- Savannah State University

- Armstrong Atlantic State University

**the full list of colleges are in the sources below**


ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNTIES:

https://www.netc.navy.mil/Commands/Naval-Service-Training-Command/NROTC/Marine/Marine/#Top5x


APPLICATION LINK:

https://www.netc.navy.mil/Commands/Naval-Service-Training-Command/NROTC/Apply/


For additional information, please email jayce.rosen@marines.usmc.mil

River Ridge Athletics

From the River Ridge Athletics Office

As we prepare to begin the 2022-2023 school year, it has never been more exciting to be a River Ridge Knight. We would like to make you aware of a few changes from the district regarding athletic event ticket prices. All Cherokee County Varsity Football Tickets will continue to be $8.00. Parking for all regular season Home Football games will remain $5.00. All other athletic event tickets will be $5.00, there will no longer be a student ticket. Softball and Baseball doubleheader ticket prices will be $8.00. All tickets can be purchased on the River Ridge GoFan page.


This year we are bringing back the Knight Shield All Sports Season Pass, this pass is good for all home athletic events (varsity, JV, and 9th grade), for fall, winter and spring sports excluding Region and GHSA Playoffs. This pass is being offered to students and adults. The cost of the All-Sports Season Pass is $110.00 which includes your 2022-2023 PTSA Membership.


Knight Shield All Sports Season Pass

Football Season Parking Pass

New! RRHS sports streaming service featuring football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, and track. Check out: https://tinyurl.com/rrhs-sports

RRHS Coaches

Looking for the best way to follow your favorite River Ridge sports? Our coaches have provided a Coaching Assignments Chart 2022-2023.docx for the best way to follow or reach out to them about their respective program. Let’s Go Knights!
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Click here to view all RRHS Athletics Events

Please note that events on the athletic calendar may change at the last minute.

Student Activities

Student Activities and Clubs

There are lots of opportunities for students to get involved at The Ridge! Visit the Student Activities and Clubs page on the RRHS website for more information about academic, fine arts, service, and social clubs.

River Ridge PTSA
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RRHS PTSA



Save the date!

Save the date for our September Spirit KNIGHT at Eden on September 28th


Reflections!

Entry forms can be found HERE Please click on the Reflections Image and then click “Go to link” to download.

Submissions are due Friday, October 21st.

Entries must be submitted electronically to rrhsreflections2022@gmail.com. Please refer to the Category Rules on the form for acceptable file types for electronic entries.

Be sure to include a completed Entry Form (pages 5 and 6) with each entry.



Check out this year’s theme and info HERE



If you haven’t joined PTSA, please join!
To join online and pay with a credit card and to Donate a Teacher Membership: https://rrhsptsa.memberhub.com/store?category=Memberships
To pay via VENMO (Include email and member name in the comments): https://account.venmo.com/u/RiverRidgeHighSchool-PTSA
To purchase the Knight Shield All Sports Season Pass which includes a PTSA membership: https://gofan.co/app/events/633944?schoolId=GA25508

PTSA Spirit Wear:
We are offering 2022-2023 RRHS PTSA spirit wear ONLINE. All orders will be delivered to your home. Visit: https://seworksga.com/. Click “River Ridge High School”, then “River Ridge High School PTSA” to see all our products! Thanks for supporting us!
Student Parking
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Parking for 22-23 school year is sold out.

Students wishing to be put on the waitlist may come by 2302 the Athletic Office to scan the QR Code.

Students must have a valid driver's license to be on the list.

SAT and ACT Test Dates

SAT and ACT Test Dates

The SAT will be administered at River Ridge on the following dates:



  • SAT Test Date: November 5, 2022; Registration Deadline: October 7, 2022
  • SAT Test Date: December 3, 2022; Registration Deadline: November 3, 2022
  • SAT Test Date: March 11, 2023; Registration Deadline: February 10, 2023



Additional SAT testing dates and locations may be found by clicking here.


The ACT will be administered at River Ridge on the following dates:



  • ACT Test Date: October 22, 2022; Registration Deadline: September 16, 2022
  • ACT Test Date: December 10, 2022; Registration Deadline: November 4, 2022
  • ACT Test Date: February 11, 2023; Registration Deadline: January 6, 2023



Additional ACT testing dates and locations may be found by clicking here.


Should your student have a 504 or an IEP and need accommodations – please read the letter linked here for additional information. Testing Accommodation letter.docx

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Spain and Portugal Spring Break 2023 and/or Italy 2024

The River Ridge Knights will be traveling abroad to Spain and Portugal this Spring Break 2023, and we still have a few spots available! If you are interested, you can visit the enrollment web page here: www.eftours.com/2462153sf


Not ready to travel now? We will be heading to Italy in 2024 and are now enrolling travelers for this incredible journey through Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples and more. The enrollment page can be found at www.eftours.com/2541083nt


Please email any questions to Tracye.bulger@cherokeek12.net

Belize Spring Break 2023

Do you like the idea of exploring tropical rainforest and snorkeling at one of the biggest tropical coral reefs in the world and doing REAL science research while exploring tropical ecosystems? Then talk to your parents about joining us this spring break on a STEM tour of Belize. Stop by room 2317, Mr. Schumaker’s room for more information

Scotland and Ireland Spring 2023

Knights! Have you ever dreamed of to Scotland and Ireland? Join us Spring 2023 on an adventure to see famous sites, get immersed in the rich culture of these countries, and take in gorgeous views. If you are interested, please see Ms. Mulvey!
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Canvas for Parents

Visit this site to set up your parent Canvas account or to help troubleshoot issues with an existing account: https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content2/canvas

Parent Square

Once a parent email is added to Aspen by the registrar, the system generates a code to that email for the initial Parent Square sign up.
Counseling and Student Services
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Important Info
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Yearbook

Want to be featured in the yearbook? River Ridge’s Yearbook, The Fortress, is looking for pictures from summer vacation and the first week of school! Please send your pics to RiverRidgeYearbook on Instagram.


The yearbook price is - $80! Visit the yearbook order center to place your order. The River Ridge code is 17846.


Attention Seniors: yearbook ads are due November 30th.



Please email Michelle.Chamberlain@cherokeek12.net for more information. Or stop by her room 1118

Bus Information

Bus and route information can be found on the River Ridge home page. Simply click on the Bus Info icon in the Parents & Community Section. Scroll down to “Bus Stop Look-up” for route information for your student

Free and Reduced Priced Lunch Application

Information and a link to the application for Free and Reduced Priced Lunch for the 2022-2023 school year is now available. Applications must be submitted each school year.

Advertise with us on our digital sign and support your Knights!

Thank you to all the businesses who are currently advertising on our digital sign. Click here to view the digital sign sponsorship application.
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