RRHS Update - Week of November 23

Practicing Gratitude

School is in session 11/23 (Monday), 11/24 (A Day) this week!

We wish you health and peace as you safely celebrate Thanksgiving this week. The RRHS staff appreciates our partnership and serving the very best students.

Please keep practicing mindfulness by sharing expressions of gratitude this week and beyond!

Helping Families in Need

Holiday Assistance for our Families in Need

During our present time, families more than ever are facing financial stress and burden. With the holiday season upon us, the financial stress and burden for these families are now even more significant. We hope to help our Rock Ridge families in need with gift cards to Walmart/Target or grocery stores to help alleviate at least some of their stress. Please consider donating a monetary amount through our Rock Ridge Payment Portal that will go towards purchasing gift cards. The last day to donate will be December 13th. Please email our Parent Liaison, Nevein.Zalenski@lcps.org with any questions or assistance with payment.

Mindfulness Mondays

Mindfulness Mondays has moved to asynchronous! Access new mindfulness videos posted by our UMHT every Monday in our schoology group on your own time. Each video starts out with a gratitude practice! See the attached updated Mindfulness Mondays flyer for the schoology code to access the videos each week.


Have you joined the PTSO yet? If not, you should because there is no cost to join and you will help us to support all the events and activities that benefit our RRHS Students, Faculty and Staff. Help us to reach our goal of 100% membership this year! Sign up for a NO COST Online Membership HERE


The PTSO has teamed up with AR Workshop Loudoun to bring the festivities home with a Holi-DIY To Go Kit! Kit includes all materials; stencils, paint, brushes, and instructions. Orders due by Dec 2nd and pick will be at Rock Ridge on Dec 9th. Visit our website to order.

Senior Yard Signs for the Class of 2021 are available to ORDER NOW!!: Parents, family, and friends are able to show their support for their Senior. Each sign is 18" x 24" and comes with a wire H stand for display.

Two Options:

· Option 1 - 18" X 24" Standard Yard Sign - Only $25 - See attached sample

· Option 2 - Personalized 18" X 24" Sign with Student Name - Only $30 - See attached sample

Deadline to order January 30, 2021 and signs will arrive mid-late February.

Place your order HERE. All proceeds from yard signs will benefit the 2021 PTSO scholarship winners!

Harris Teeter Together in Education: Click here to link your Harris Teeter VIC card.

Our Next Meeting: Thursday December 3rd at 7PM.

Special Guest Speakers: Dallas Hensley (School Psychologist) and Fiona Brown (Student Assistance Specialist - Rock Ridge Unified Mental Health Team)

Invite: Meet

Senior Information

Senior Information

Please pay your outstanding Senior Dues on the payment portal Here. Or use this QR code to access the portal. Senior dues pay for Cap and Gown, Diploma and other graduation related expenses.

Please contact our parent liaison Nevein.zalenski@lcps.org or liz.grainger@lcps.org for assistance with financial difficulties.

Cap and Gown

We are hoping to order caps and gowns to arrive earlier this year, this will enable students more time to take photos and prepare graduation announcements. To order the right size caps and gowns we need to know your students height and weight. Please ensure your student follows these directions:

Text CONTACT to 70934

You will get a link that will lead to you to the Contact card. Put in Rock Ridge High School in the drop down box and follow the instructions.

You do not need to have paid the Senior Dues to do this.

From Our Nurse!

Have you gotten your flu shot this year? The free flu shot clinics for the uninsured program has been extended through December 11, 2020 . Please see the attached flyers for locations, dates and times.

Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones and get your flu shots!!

Robyn Wisti RN

School Counseling

Tuscarora High School annual HBCU (Historically Black Colleges & Universities) Showcase will be from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM on 11/23. Register here.

Junior Parent Night will be December 1st at 7pm. This will be a virtual presentation. We will cover planning for the senior year and beyond. Please use this link to provide us with questions you may have to help us create the presentation. https://forms.gle/N4mLR2CS4qYwdAaR8

Mindfulness Monday!

Mindfulness Monday is a great way to start your week off on a positive note. Mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress and increase mental well-being. Join our Schoology Group! Schoology Access Code: JBVT-SSV5-9TPTZ Google Meets nickname is located in Schoology. Here is lesson a from the Intro to Gratitude Practice from the Mindfulness Monday Team. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1L5MACs3hTRHeCLTXqLG9RHrnQfrqJpHv/view?usp=sharing

Seniors: The FAFSA opened on October 1st. Here is the link to start the application. https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

Seniors: Counselors and teachers processed 1,900 transcript request and letters of recommendations to ensure your application packages were complete for the November deadlines. Please do not forget to thank your teachers and counselor. Please remember November and December have a number of Early Action/Early Decision Deadlines. Keep up the good work by getting your transcript request in on time. Below is a chart on when request so be turned in to be processed in time for the application deadline. If you have not set up your senior appointment here is the link.


Winter Tryouts!

Winter tryouts will start on 12/7 for basketball and sideline cheer. All other sports will start the week of 12/14. See below for exact dates and times for each sport.

All athletes must have the following complete to participate in tryouts:

  1. VHSL physical dated after 5/1/20
  2. Registration completed online at www.rockridgesports.us

Sideline Cheer – Tryouts will be 12/7, 12/8, and 12/9 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.

Boys Basketball

Monday & Tuesday 12/7 and 12/8

11th & 12th Graders: 4:30-6:15 p.m. in the Main Gym.

10th Graders: 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Aux Gym.

9th Graders: 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Aux Gym.

Wednesday 12/9

11th & 12th Graders: 4:30-6:45 p.m. in the Main Gym.

10th Graders: 4:30-6:15 p.m. in the Aux Gym.

9th Graders: 5:45-7:45 p.m. in the Aux Gym.

Girls Basketball – 12/7 – 12/11. 9th and 10th graders will try out in the main gym from 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. 11th and 12th graders will try out in the main gym from 6:15 – 8:00 p.m.

Wrestling – 12/14 – 12/18. 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the wrestling room.

Indoor Track – 12/14 – 12/16. 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. on the track.

Swim - December 16 & 17th. We will be at Dulles South Rec. Center.

Wednesday Dec 16th: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday Dec 17th : 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Gymnastics – 12/14 – 12/16. 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. in the Aux gym.