RHHS Wildcats: News You Can Use
#WEareRH - Weekly Newsletter - April 17, 2020
eLearning and Grades
Students can expect to see grades posted for eLearning assignments. Students who fail to submit a required assignment will receive a 40 for that assignment. Teachers are working with students/families and realize that there are unique needs and situations at this time, but we also want everyone to understand that teaching and learning is continuing and is expected.
All assignments during eLearning will be categorized as either "EOC" or "Final Exam". We are using these categories because they are already setup in PowerSchool and factored into the gradebook setup, and carry less weight than either the formative or summative categories. For high school students, eLearning assignments will constitute a small percentage of the overall course grade. We are doing this so that eLearning grades will not have a disproportionate amount of impact on any child's overall course grade.
Countdown to Graduation 2020
Final transcripts will be processed at the end of this semester. Each graduating senior receives one final transcript at no charge. Please click the link below and tell us where to send your final transcript.
Caps and gowns have been received at the school. If you placed an order for announcements, these have also been received at the school. Herff Jones will be identifying a date for distribution of these items. We expect for distribution to take place within the next couple of weeks.
Cap and gown pictures are delayed. The production facility is closed right now. Once the facility re-opens, production will resume. We do not have an expected date for delivery at this time.
AP Exam Changes
Due to the unexpected school closure, College Board has made significant changes to the AP exam process this year. Students will take their exams at home and can complete the exam on a variety of devices. Each test will consist of Free Response Questions and will last approximately 45 minutes. The testing window has been altered as well; AP exams will be administered May 11 – 22. Please click HERE for more information.
If you have further questions, please contact your child’s AP teacher or our AP coordinator, Mrs. Tanner (email@example.com).
Moving this summer? Please let us know...
Each year, we receive requests for student records when students move and transfer schools. Please help us make that transition as easy for you as possible and let us know if you will be withdrawing your child this summer.
Information about upcoming events
The following events have been suspended, postponed or cancelled:
- GHSA contests and practices, including band and JROTC, have been suspended through the end of May.
- Prom has been cancelled. With the announcement that we are not able to return to school this year, we made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel Prom. Students who purchased tickets (for guests, or because they didn't pay student dues) will receive a refund through MyPaymentsPlus. These were processed this week. Refunds are made to the original form of payment. It can take up to 20 days for this refund to post to your account.
- Grad Bash has been cancelled. Students who registered and paid for this trip have been refunded this money. These refunds were made through MyPaymentsPlus to the original method of payment.
- Graduation plans are being reviewed and options for this ceremony are being discussed. Additional information will be shared in the coming weeks.
Chromebook device support
Bryan County Schools has established a centralized location where BCS technology devices will be issued and replaced by appointment. If your child's chromebook becomes inoperable, or you need a charger, you will need to schedule an appointment so another device can be made available. The tech depot will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 9:00am & 1:00pm.
Scheduling of appointments can be done by either calling (912.531.3099) or using this online link: https://tinyurl.com/upqh47h
South Bryan Tech Depot:
Community Education Front Lobby
120 Constitution Drive, Richmond Hill, Ga 31324 Contact number: 912.531.3099
School closure & elearning
During the closure, instruction will continue using elearning platforms. Students will use Google Classrooms to interact with teachers and receive instruction daily, Monday - Thursday. Students must be logged into their Bryan County Schools gmail account (not their personal email) in order to access their Google Classrooms. Teachers will be available (via email) to students and parents from 8am-3pm daily, Monday - Thursday. RHHS has set a "schedule" to provide structure for both students and teachers:
- 1st block: 8am-9am
- 2nd block: 9am-10am
- 3rd block: 10am-11am
- 4th block: 11am-noon
We fully understand that some students will not be able to follow the schedule, and this is fine. All students should login to each Google Classroom daily, complete the attendance form, and complete the associated lessons and activities for the course (even if it is at a time outside of 8am-noon). Our goal is for students to have 30-45 minutes of instruction/activities for each of their classes, each day.
Updates and information will be communicated using the RHHS website, our Facebook page, and Twitter.
Turning off notifications for Google Classroom
How to disable notifications: Go to your Settings (clicking the 3 horizontal lines on the top left of the computer screen when you are logged into classroom), scroll down to Settings at the bottom, click that, and simply toggle off Class Notifications to your liking at the bottom.
Below is a link to a YouTube explaining this same process:
GSU modifying their admission requirements for Summer and Spring
Georgia Southern University first year applicants for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 are not being required to submit ACT or SAT scores as a requirement of their institution application.
According to University's Office of Admissions website, “First-year students applying to Georgia Southern University for the summer and fall 2020 semesters can be admitted without an ACT or SAT score, if they have a sufficiently high GPA.”
Counselors at RHHS encourage students to stay connected throughout the time of e-learning. Grades are going to matter more than ever without the ACT or SAT being considered for admission at GSU! Official high school transcripts will be used to evaluate a student’s academic performance and will be used in the college admission process. The COVID-19 pandemic has led the College Board and ACT to suspend many upcoming ACT and SAT testing dates. More information about these cancellations can be found at Collegeboard.com and ACT.org.
The University System of Georgia authorized the change that granted GSU prospective first-year students to meet all other admission requirements, including satisfactory completion of the required high school curriculum and all other requested documentation.
Georgia Southern enrollment counselors remain available to assist applicants and prospective students via phone and email.
Please note that the change to waive the test requirement is ONLY for first year applicants. Dual Enrollment applicants must still meet the required scores and GPA as indicated and set forth by the university.
Other universities and colleges throughout the states may or may not be adjusting dates and application criteria. Students and families should visit the school’s website they are interested in to learn about the most current information during this time.
RHHS has a webpage that is devoted exclusively to scholarship opportunities. We strongly encourage students to visit this page regularly. Ms. Jenny Kea, one of our Social Studies teachers, serves as our Honor Committee chair and coordinates scholarships and maintains this webpage. If you have questions, please email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Yearbooks on sale
ORDER A YEARBOOK TODAY!
Yearbooks are ON SALE for $80 until APRIL 25th. To purchase both a senior ad and/or a yearbook, go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and key in our school’s order number (902).
Overdrive E-library Update
De La Cruz-Hicks
College and Career
Military and Family Life
*RHHS Essential information*
7:30am-2:30pm/Buildings open at 7am
Car-rider/parent drop-off information
Bus rider information-
School nutrition information-
Breakfast is not served; Lunch is $2.85
MySchoolBucks - Online Payment Portal
Nurses: Taryn Parker and Denell Foster
If you should need to discuss health information at length, please call to schedule a meeting. All clinic forms are available on the high school website. Inhalers and epi pens that are carried by the student must have forms completed by their physician.
Clinic form - http://www.bryancountyschools.org/o/rhhs/browse/17573