The Ravens' Nest

Randolph Early College High School Newsletter

October 4, 2020

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RECHS is on Remote Learning until October 12th

Due to the reduced number of staff members available to operate the school

with face-to-face instruction as a result of the 9/24/20 case and the one on 9/25/20, the school system has decided to place Randolph Early College High School on remote instruction for 14 days starting on 9/28/20 through the end of the day on 10/11/20. As a result, face-to-face instruction will resume for Group A students on 10/12/20 and Group B students on 10/15/20. If you have any health concerns regarding this matter, I encourage you to contact your healthcare provider or Randolph County Public Health.

Students, please continue to work on your classes each day. Your teachers will be communicating with you each day during this remote time. Please do not fall behind. Do not wait until the last minute to complete assignments. Please communicate with your teachers and attend Google Meets when offered.

Upcoming Tests


Juniors who registered for the PSAT will test on Wednesday, October 14th. Please arrive by 8:45 am in the CEIC. You may park at the CEIC. We must begin testing by 9:00am, so please don't be late!


All 10th graders will participate in the PreACT. A-Day students will take the PreACT on Tuesday, October 20th. B-Day students will test on Thursday, October 22nd. Remote students will test on Wednesday, October 28th. Testing will begin at 9:00am in the CEIC building. Please arrive by 8:45 am.


Seniors, please use the link below to register with Southern Recognition. Caps and gowns are $55 (this includes the cap, gown, tassle, and stole).



Some key notes for seniors from Southern Recognition, Inc.

  • Caps & gowns are delivered to RECHS (not shipped home) in the early spring before your cap and gown pictures in April.
  • All other graduation products will be manufactured, packaged, and drop-shipped directly to the student's or parents' home (multiple shipments may occur depending upon the manufacturing timeline for graduation products).
  • All orders and shipping statuses can be reviewed and tracked through MY ACCOUNT on
  • CONTACT US: if any questions or concerns arise in the ordering or delivery processes for the Class of 2021.

RECHS Yearbooks on Sale NOW!

You can order your 2020-2021 yearbook now for $45. Please use this link to order.

Parents and College Grades

Parents, we invite you to reach out to Mr. Ferguson (, our RCC Liaison, at any time with questions or concerns about your child's academic performance in a college class. Please remember, our high school students are treated as college students regarding their RCC courses; therefore, college instructors will only speak directly to the student. Additionally, Mr. Ferguson addresses any alerts/concerns he receives from instructors with our students. We encourage you to have conversations with your student; and have students show you their Moodle (college courses), Canvas (high school courses) and PowerSchool. You can access Parent Portal for PowerSchool and you can become an observer in Canvas as well. Please be aware when a student is withdrawn from a college class, he/she receives a failure on the high school transcript.

FERPA Release Form

The FERPA Form can be found at the following web address: .

It must be noted that parents will need to fill out the FERPA form by clicking the "Azure AD" button (pictured to the right).

Parents will then log in with their child's RCC username and password.

Once this form has been processed, parents will be able to request any information from their child's records at the registrar's office (full transcript included). Mr. Ferguson will also be able to include the parent's email address when he sends out a student's alert.

This form must be filled out each academic year to retain access. Additionally, once approved, the parent will be able to login and see their child's information without asking their child for it on Self-Service.


Students and parents, please remember we are taking attendance each day. Even all remote students, need to check-in with their teachers and complete their work daily. Students who are only in college courses, still need to complete attendance with Ms. Blackmon each day. It is imperative that every single student communicates with their high school teachers each day.

Lunch Options

Students are able to bring their own lunch, order from Randolph County School System or order from RCC's Armadillo Cafe. If a student orders from RCSS Child Nutrition, the food is prepared at Southmont Elementary and delivered to RECHS. Once a student submits their order to Southmont Elementary, the school cafeteria will prepare the order for that student. Students need to commit to that order, and pick up their food once it is ordered. The online ordering forms are below.

School Fees

9th Grade-----$17.00 (Instructional and Science Fees)

10th Grade---$17.00 (Instructional and Science Fees)

11th Grade---$17.00 (Instructional and Science Fees)

12th Grade---$42.00 (Instructional and graduation)

Fees go to providing educational opportunities for students both in person and remote, such as subscriptions, lab materials, supplemental books, etc. Remote students can mail these in if they wish. If mailed, please make to the attention of Christy Cross.

Looking Ahead

October 13 and 15th --- Senior Picture Make-Ups

October 19- RCC Fall Break/RECHS Teacher Workday

October 20- RCC Fall Break/ RECHS Remote Learning Day


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