The Ravens' Nest

Randolph Early College High School Newsletter

Week of March 29, 2021

Don't Forget

Traditional schools are on spring break, so RECHS has limited bus transportation this week. That means ONLY the shuttle buses to/from the hubs are operating. There is no bus transportation from your home.

RECHS does not have school on April 2nd and April 5th. Beginning April 6th, AA day and BB day will merge and report to school four days a week. Every Wednesday will remain a remote day.
RCSS Summer School and Virtual Academy Parent Survey

Click above to complete the RCSS Parent Survey!

College Course Withdrawals

The last day for students to withdraw from a college course is March 30th. If a student is at risk of failing a college course, Mr. Ferguson will be reaching out to you to inform you of your options.

Please know that withdrawing on the college side DOES NOT protect your grade or GPA on the high school side. The college course will still be present on your high school transcript.


Please be on the look out for your Senior Raven Notes from Ms. Blackmon. We need to gather some information from you, so please read your email.

Also, cap and gown pictures will be April 7th. The photography company will provide caps and gowns for pictures if our gowns have not arrived.

The last day for students to apply for RCC graduation is March 31st. Apply using this link.

Take Your Dreams Off Hold: College Is Within Reach!

The pandemic has put a lot of things on hold for North Carolina high school seniors. But the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) and our statewide education collaborators want to support schools and most importantly — SENIORS — who may need guidance refocusing on college plans.

That’s why CFNC is launching Take Your Dreams Off Hold: College Is Within Reach! This campaign supports high school seniors and parents, to help them complete the three important steps for college enrollment for the fall semester: college application, FAFSA, and residency.

Please click here for more information on residency, FAFSA, and college application completion. For additional information on upcoming events and opportunities, please see CFNC’s Take Your Dreams Off Hold newsletter.

Student Services Advising

Students and their parents are invited to schedule an advising appointment regarding their high school courses with Ms. Breanne Blackmon, if they wish. Please

( to schedule an in-person, phone, or Google Meet appointment.

Additionally, all students will be required to meet with Mr. Ferguson for an individual advising meeting concerning their RCC registration for the fall.

Upcoming College Information--Mark Your Calendars!!

  • REQUIRED advising for Fall Semester began on Monday, March 1st! Click here to schedule your appointment!
  • Parents, please note, that you will have to sign your approval of your child's chosen courses prior to registration. For students who have already had their advising meeting, Mr. Ferguson will be sending those course forms out, so parents be on the look out for those.
  • Fall Registration begins on Monday, April 12th!

Mr. Ferguson WILL NOT hold advising appointments during the registration week of April 12-16th!

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Graduation Announcements

Randolph Early College High School Graduation will be held on May 21, 2021 at 10:00 am at Journey Church.

Randolph Community College Graduation will be held on August 27, 2021 in the evening at Greensboro Coliseum. More information is posted on RCC's website. RCC caps and gowns are not available for purchase at this time. RCC will notify you when you are able to purchase.

Live streams will be available for both ceremonies.

The last day for students to apply for RCC graduation is March 31st. Apply using this link.

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.

College-Only Students, Please Complete Your Attendance Form DAILY!

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. Please 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

Once a FERPA release form has been processed, parents of college students 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.

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).

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

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.

Free Lunch Through Southmont

Click above to order your FREE lunch through RCSS Child Nutrition!

RCC Armadillo Cafe Order Form

Click above to order your lunch from the Armadillo Cafe!


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