November Principal's Corner
What's Going On In The World Of RHTA
There is so much to be thankful for this November!
- I am thankful for all of your support with passing issue 16. I am excited because this will provide our learners a safe and conducive learning environment as they continue their educational journey.
- I am also thankful for all of the men and women (and their families) who have sacrificed so much to protect our freedom. This Veterans' Day please take time to talk to your learner about the importance of our patriotic freedoms and reflect on the people who have ensured we maintain these individual and collective rights.
- I am grateful for our RHTA families! Your support and partnership is the cornerstone to our success!
Holiday Music Concert
PTO Holiday Shop
Fab Lab Event and Craft Fair
Please join us for our annual Fab Lab Event & Craft/Vendor Fair, Saturday, December 2nd at RHTA! Design, personalize, and take home your own ornament! As part of the Holiday on the Ridge, in addition to opening our Fab Lab, we will also be hosting a Craft/Vendor fair in our Cafeteria! Hope to see you there! Learner and parent volunteers will also be needed for this amazing event!
To sign up to make an ornament, please click here:
To register to be a vendor at our craft/vendor fair, please click here:
Our PBIS team continues to work hard to support the needs of all of our learners. Did you know that we even have a PBIS team of learners? Coach Brediger works with them to make decisions and get input on our school procedures and rewards. We will be having a Basketball Jones Assembly and we will celebrate our November learners of the Month on 11/20.
I am excited to announce that we continue to see a drastic reduction in office referrals this school year!
Tree of Life
We are excited to announce that we have an outside agency working with the school to provide individual counseling services to our learners. This is available based on referrals by Coach Brediger.
STANDARDS BASED REPORT CARDS
Report cards are now available on PowerSchool. We have two different resources to help you understand how to view your student’s grades. Click here for step by step instructions or you can watch this video created by one of our teachers, Mrs. Tonkin, who walks you through logging into PowerSchool and understanding standard based and traditional grades.
Over the last year, we have revised the report card to provide more meaningful communication to students and parents. If you have any questions about the revised report card, click here to see a more in detail breakdown of the changes. You can also check out this FAQ document on standard based grading.
If you have any issues logging into PowerSchool, please contact the secretary of your child’s school. Below are the phone numbers for each building.
NRAC 3/4: 440-353-1131
NRAC 5/6: 440-353-1142
NRAC 7/8: 440-353-1139
CLUBS (grades 5-8)
It’s the time of year when the spread of infectious diseases is on the rise. It is essential to pay attention to symptoms your students are having and review the guidance of North Ridgeville City Schools Parent/Student Handbook on Communicable Disease. (page 35) There are numerous tips for keeping your students home and when it’s OK for them to attend school.
Please reach out to nursing services at 440-353-6617 with your questions.
We love our PTO!
- Check out the PTO October Principal's Report. Check out this report for important upcoming events.
- If you haven't already, please join our PTO Facebook Page. (RHTA PTO)
- Our next PTO meeting is 11/27 at RHTA at 6:30 pm... hope to see you there!
HOUSE BILL 123
House Bill 123 requires that we provide Suicide and Violence Prevention Programs for grades 6-12. These lessons will take place on the following dates:
- 6th Grade- 11/1 and 11/2
- 7th Grade 11/29-11/30
- 8th Grade 12/6-12/7
Recognize a Coach
Is there a coach who has made a difference in your child's life? Please consider taking time to recognize them by nominating them for the district staff member of the month. Parents, learners, and colleagues can nominate coaches for this recognition.
- Please remind your learners that they should not be playing with snow or ice during recess or lunch. I love playing in the snow as much as anyone, but it causes many injuries and conflicts. Please keep this activity for home.
- As our weather gets colder please make sure that your comes dressed for being outside. Classes will still be participating in outdoor education projects or going outside for recess.
- Encourage your learners to check the lost and found and claim their items. Items that are not claimed get donated over winter break.
- If you are not receiving the weekly morning meeting slideshow please reach out. This provides our learners with a snapshot of the important events and reminders each week.
Thank you for your continued support!
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