RRHS Update - Week of 12/14

LCPS - Return to 100% Distance Learning

Click here regarding the LCPS message


Winter sports tryouts for Indoor Track, Sideline Cheer, Wrestling, Swimming, and Gymnastics will start the week of 12/14. See below for exact dates and times for each sport.

All athletes will enter through door D5 and fill out the symptom checker. The QR Code for the symptom checker is attached.

If you are not registered and a physical is not turned in or brought with you to tryouts you will be sent home.

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

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

Sideline Cheer – Tryouts will be 12/14, 12/15, and 12/16 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.

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.


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Decorate any door in your house (bedroom door, a random door in the house, front door, garage door etc.). You choose the theme- winter, holidays, snow, etc. Try to be as creative as possible and try to show school spirit and positivity/encouragement.


  1. Decoration takes place December 3rd to the 17th until 5 pm
  2. Enter your door to win here by 5 pm on December 17th
  3. Winner announced during announcements December 18th

Prizes will be awarded for the following categories

  1. Prize to the overall winner- a meal of your choice Door Dashed to your house
  2. Spirit points for the grade of each participant
  3. The advisory class with the most participation
  4. 20 SPIRIT POINTS to the grade with the highest participation


Show your school spirit and dress up all week! Be sure to tag us in your posts on Instagram and Twitter @RockRidge_SCA

Monday- Fuzzy Sock Day

Tuesday- Holidays in Hawaii (Tropical Day)

Wednesday- Patterns Day

Thursday- Candy Cane Day (Wear red & white)

Friday- Ugly Sweater Day


Monday December 14 students at all grade levels will have a chance to connect with their counselors. Topics and links will be sent out next week. Times are:

9am 9th grade

10am 10th grade

11am 11th grade

Jennifer Domingues 9th – 11th Grade

A – Coo


Amrita Khatta 9-11th Grade:



Kelley Familant 9 -11 grades
Kao – Nai


Jarrel Taylor Grades 9-11

Naj – Sar


Nicole Bryan Grades 9-11

Sat – Z


Junior Parent Night was December 1st at 7pm. Here is a link to the re-broadcast Here is a link to the Q and A session during the presentation. Click Here

All Grades: Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition is now accepting applications. You can register your project here. Many of our students contribute and volunteer in our community. Here is a chance to show how you make a difference. It is a great competition to have on your college resume. Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition encourages middle and high school youth across the county to identify an issue in their school, neighborhood or community, create a plan to address that issue, and implement the plan. The goal is to encourage, support and reward the youth of Loudoun County for making positive changes in their own lives and the lives of others.

Colleges to Know

Indiana Institute of Technology https://www.indianatech.edu/

Indiana Institute of Technology is better known as Indiana Tech to its students and faculty. It is a small four-year private college located in Fort Wayne, IN. Indiana Tech is best known for a career-first approach to education. Perhaps their most notable programs are engineering and computer science. Interestingly, the school has a highly-rated criminal justice degree as well.

Indiana Tech recognizes and adheres to the following core values:

  • Respect: Treating all stakeholders fairly and equitably
  • Commitment: Affirming an unceasing dedication to educating the whole learner
  • Honesty: Demonstrating truthful behavior in an open environment
  • Passion: Possessing a burning desire to fulfill our purpose, mission, and vision
  • Integrity: Behaving consistently with mission and core values
  • Belonging: Welcoming all to our community and encouraging all voices to be heard


Please support the PTSO Spirit Night this week: December 15th at Chick-fil-A 3 - 8 PM. Please see attached flyer.

Help us to reach our goal of 100% membership this year! Sign up for a NO COST Online Membership HERE


Senior Yard Signs for the Class of 2021 are available to ORDER NOW!!

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.

Please join us at our Next Meeting: Thursday January 7th, 2021 at 7PM.

Invite: https://meet.google.com/wte-opjc-mwj?authuser=0

Reminder - Revolution Prep is offering a gift card worth up to $200 toward their academic tutoring and test prep programs.

The expiration date to claim and redeem the gift is December 31st, so make sure you do so before then. Taking advantage of the offer is easy. Just go to http://www.revolutionprep.com/partners/100426. Our dedicated Revolution Prep academic advisor can help you figure out what the best way to use the gift card is, depending on your child’s needs. Whether they want to boost their scores, become more confident learners, or simply take a deep dive into a subject they are interested in, there is a program for them. We offer support to students of all grades, K-12 and college!

To contact your advisor, Matt Hale, and develop a personalized study plan for your child, call them at 301.798.7227. You can also email them at matt.hale@revolutionprep.com.

Scholarship Auction

Please check the Rock Ridge Parent Page on Facebook for opportunities to take part in the Annual Silent Auction that raises money for several scholarships for our Senior Students. There are 3 fabulous auction items that you will have a chance to bid on.

If you would like further information about this, contact mary.barnes@lcps.org


This edition of Straight from the Source focuses on the Healthy Activities, Acts of Generosity and Spiritual Practices that are proven to help us find peace, re-energize us, boost our mood and increase our overall connection to the world around us. See the attached flyer to learn more!

Practice mindfulness using videos posted by our UMHT every Monday in our Mindfulness Mondays schoology group on your own time. Each video starts out with a gratitude practice! Join our schoology group with this code: JBVT-SSV5-9TPTZ



The yearbook staff is looking for pictures of the following:

  • Holiday Celebrations (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Diwali, Hanukkah, Christmas, etc.)- Have any pictures of you and your family celebrating or decorating for the holidays? Send them in to be featured in the book!
  • Historical Sites- Did you and your family visit any historical sites in the last year? Submit your pictures now!
  • School Work- Where is your favorite study spot at home? What does your distance learning set up looking like? Send in pictures of you working/studying from home!

Submit your pictures to hjeshare.com with code 17309 to be featured in the book!


We released a VERY limited amount of pages for senior ads. December 16th is the absolute last day to submit an ad. Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com with code 17309 to submit an ad now.


Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Buy a yearbook now before the price goes up, or before we sell out. Buy your yearbook online now at www.yearbookordercenter.com with code 17309.


Substance Use and Teen Mental Health

Presented by Fiona Brown, LPC, Student Assistance Specialist

Monday, December 14th, 12:30 – 1:00pm



12/14: RRHS Underclassmen Meet & Greet with your Counselor

9th graders will meet at 9:00 AM

10th graders will meet at 10:00 AM

11th graders will meet at 11:00 AM

We will be asking students to name one thing you are grateful for….

We would like to make a Gratitude Cloud or Collage to post

Students can submit a picture, or written thoughts on what they are grateful for or even submit a drawing

Use this link:


12/14: John Champe High School will present an HBCU (historical black colleges and universities) panel. This event is at 5:00 PM. You can register here.