High School Highlights oct 26-31

A weekly update of Rowan County Senior High School News.

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-------It's a Great Day to be a Viking!-------

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Welcome Back!

We are so glad to have students back in the building again! Although we are back in person, the school day will look quite different. As we implement procedure changes, we will continuously reflect on what is working and what needs to be addressed. Please e patient as we implement these changes.

This week is a GREEN WEEK!

This week is a green week. We will go to the following classes:


Monday - 1st, HR, 5th & 7th

Tuesday - 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th

Wednesday - 1st, HR, 5th & 7th

Thursday - 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th

Friday - 1st, HR, 5th & 7th

Welcome RCOLA Virtual Students

We are happy to welcome our RCOLA Students to virtual school! Below is a video prepared by our RCOLA high school teachers to help answer some of your questions. Please let us know if you have questions or concerns!
RCSHS RCOLA Welcome Video 2020
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Need to Request a Meeting with a Counselor or an Administrator?

Do you have Youth Service Center needs?

If you are in need of basic needs items, feel free to schedule a virtual or in person meeting with our Youth Service Center Director, Charlie Graham. We are happy to assist you in meeting those needs.


Click here to schedule a meeting with Mr. Graham!

Beginning of Year Forms

Please pick up the beginning of the year forms according to the schedule below. We will also be handing out schedules, devices and textbooks during this time. Everyone needs to pick up these forms, even if you completed online registration.


Please drop off the beginning of year forms to the high school by September 4th. If you need assistance, please call the high school at 606-784-8956.



  • Forms that MUST be returned

    • Lunch Form (Orange)

    • Nurse Form (White)

    • Discipline Code Book Form - Pages 3 & 4

    • Recruitment Form (peach - Juniors and Seniors)

    • Selective Services (Blue - Seniors only)

Help!

In an effort to put all of our technology help in one spot, we have put together a RCSHS Virtual Learning Google Site. Please check out the information on this site. There are lots of helpful videos (some provided by our own SGA) and a HELP! page where students can submit a help-desk request.

Stay Informed!

  • Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @RCSHSOffices

  • Use our new hashtag, #RCSHStogether, for all student related posts.

  • Get the Infinite Campus App to keep up with your grades and attendance! Your login credentials are your SCHOOL EMAIL as the username and 10 digit state ID as the password. Keep up with your grades!



Sign up for Remind - Text 81010 and place the appropriate message in the text message:


9th Grade Last Name A-M: @rc2024a-m

9th Grade Last Name N-Z: @rc2024n-z

10th Grade Last Name A-Z: @rc2023n-z

11th Grade Last Name A-M: @rc2022a-m

11th Grade Last Name N-Z: @rc2022n-z

12th Grade Last Name A-M: @rc2021a-m

12th Grade Last Name N-Z: @rc2021n-z


Dual Credit Students: @vikcollege

RCECA Students: @rceca

MCTC Votech Students: @21votech

Grading Policy and Clarifications for 2020-2021

Assessment

Students will be allowed to redo/retake any assessment recorded in the state provided student information system. Exceptions: AP courses, Early College Dual Credit courses, finals.

  1. Students who choose to participate in redos/retakes must participate in reteaching, tutorials, or other review activities assigned by the teacher in preparation for redoing an assignment or retaking a test.

  2. The redo/retake will cover the same material, but may have different questions and/or different format.

  3. Students can earn full credit on the original score on the redo/retake on any given assessment that goes in the grade book.



Assignments/Assessments and Grading Clarifications:

Using the current Rowan County Grading policy, we will adhere to the following clarifications of assignments, assessments and grading practices for staff, students and parents.


1. All teacher to student communication regarding remote/distance learning assignments and/or assessments will occur through the student’s school email account (firstname.lastname@stu.rowan.kyschools.us).

2. During the 2020-2021 school year, we will be using the following grading scale:

A 90-100

B 80-89

C 70-79

D 60-69

F 49-59 (there will be no formal grade in IC below 49% although work will be informally graded as it normally would be with 0-100% with the following breakdown for new scale)

  • 51-59 – Student work scored 51-59% correct will be recorded as that grade (example: assignment was scored 52% so the student receives a 52% in Infinite Campus Gradebook)

  • 50 – Student work scored 50% or less correct as graded (example: assignment was scored 32% so the student receives a 50% in Infinite Campus Gradebook)

  • 49 – no effort, not attempted or was not turned into teacher

  • M – will be recorded as a placeholder for all work not returned and will be automatically calculated as a 49% at the end of the established deadline


3. All assignments/assessments will have clearly established and communicated deadlines for completion (ex. Regardless of the date assigned, assignments/assessments given during a grading term will be due at the end of the grading term prior to report card being sent home).


4. There will be no penalties for late work but work will not be accepted ten school days past the established deadline of assignment/assessment.


5. Formative assessments will be given and specific feedback provided, not just a grade, and they will count 20% of the final grade in Infinite Campus. Summative assessments will count for 80% in Infinite Campus.


6. Summative assessments will adhere to the District Grading Policy above under ASSESSMENT section including part A, B and C.

NO PASS/NO DRIVE (KRS 159.051)

Not a school rule - It’s the LAW!


  • Students who are sixteen (16) or seventeen (17) years old who become deficient in academics or attendance shall be reported to the Transportation Cabinet for driver’s license, permit, or driving privilege revocation.

  • Students must pass 5 out of 7

classes each semester.

  • Students must not accumulate 9 or more unexcused absences in a semester.

Contact Information

If you need to get in contact with your teacher, please find their contact information in this link.


For access to teacher websites, please follow this link.

Attention Student Drivers!

Please be aware that if you have 9 or more unexcused absences during the fall semester you are in danger of losing your driving permit or driver's license. Also, you must be passing 5 of your 7 courses or you will lose your permit or license.


This is a Kentucky state law that applies to all student drivers under the age of 18.

Are You Employable Right Now?

Each student will receive an Employability Score for each class. The score will reflect the percentage of time that a student was respectful, responsible and ready to learn during the 4 week progress window. The rubric is listed below.
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Parent Involvement Group

We need your help! We are looking for interested parents to volunteer for school activities. Anything from baking a cake to working project prom. If you are interested, please sign up for the Parent Involvement Group Remind by sending the text message @rcshspig to 81010. Thank you in advance for your help!

Kroger Community Rewards

Help us fund raise for Project Prom...all throughout the year. Sign up for Kroger Community Rewards and designate Rowan County Senior High School as your organization. Code RX947. RCSHS will earn a percentage of funds at NO COST to you and all you have to do is use your Kroger Plus Card! Thank you for your support!

ACT

Register for the ACT here.


If you are an ELL student or have a 504 or IEP and are requesting accommodations for the ACT, please read this information before registering.


If you have questions, please see a guidance counselor for more information.

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Common Links

Parent Portal

The link for Parent Portal on Infinite Campus has changed. Please use the following link. To set up an account, please call the high school at 606-784-8956.


If you receive an error message, please choose District "Rowan" and log in again. Infinite Campus went through an update over the summer which is causing the error message. If you need further assistance, please contact the high school at 606-784-8956.

Events

Athletics

At this time, in an effort to allow social distancing in the stands, for HOME matches we will only be allowing four family members from each family to attend athletic events. Coaches will have a spectator form that must be filled out prior to attending the event. Only spectators that are on the list will be permitted to attend competitions. All tickets are $5 each. No coach's cards will be permitted.


Please check with the coach or athletic director for requirements to attend away events. Each school's guidelines are set in conjunction with their local health department and school board.


If you have questions, please contact Brandy Carver or Randy Wallace at the high school; 606-784-8956.

Volleyball Region Game vs Ashland

Monday, Oct. 26th, 6pm

West Carter

Volleyball Region Game

Wednesday, Oct. 28th, 6pm

West Carter

Volleyball Region Game

Thursday, Oct. 29th, 6pm

West Carter

Football @ Montgomery County

Friday, Oct. 30th, 7:30pm

Montgomery County

State Cross Country

Friday, Oct. 30th, 3pm

Bourbon County

Time TBD