The Royal Decree

Royal High School's Weekly Bulletin: September 16-20

THIS WEEK AT THE KINGDOM:

See Athletics Section for a list of Home Games and Activities Section for important announcements


SEPT 17 - All Freshmen Students - LINK Activity (MPR 2:15-3:15 - see flyer below)

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UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES: SEMESTER 1

Check back for updates...


SEPT 23 - Seniors: RSVP for College Application Workshop 6pm in Library

SEPT 30 - No School (Rosh Hashanah)


OCT 9 - No School (Yom Kippur)

OCT 16 - PSAT Exam (11th Grade Only)

OCT 16 - SAT Exam (12th Grade Only)

OCT 18 - Homecoming Football Game vs. Agoura HS

OCT 19 - Homecoming Dance (7:00 - 11:00 pm, ASB Patio)

OCT 21 - Seniors: RSVP College Application Workshop 6pm in Library

OCT 28-NOV 1 - ROYAL VALLEY/BEAT SIMI WEEK

OCT 29 - Royal Community Trunk or Treat and Harvest Festival


NOV 1 - CITY CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL GAME @ Simi Valley HS

NOV 1 - No School (Staff Development)

NOV 5 - Senior Dinner (MPR)

NOV 11 - No School (Veteran's Day)

NOV 25-29 - Thanksgiving Break

REFLECTIONS

The Theme for this year is "Look Within" and the due date for student entries is October 15, 2019. See the PTSA section of our school website to download applications in one or more of the following categories:

  • Dance/Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Art
  • Special Artist

DRESS CODE

In order to promote a safe and non distracting learning environment, Royal High School will be enforcing our Dress Code. Students are asked to wear clothing that is appropriate for the school or work setting and should be appropriate, modest in nature and non distracting to the learning environment (BP/AR 5132).


● State law requires that footwear be worn at all times.

● Students must wear an appropriate shirt at all times. Including during sports practices. Examples of inappropriate shirts are: sleeveless undershirts, tube-tops, see-through tops, backless tops, strapless tops, or low-cut or stomach baring (midriff) tops, and muscle shirts.

● Clothing that advertises or promotes alcohol, drugs, violence, or other inappropriate activity is not acceptable.

● Undergarments of any kind should not be visible.

● Shorts and skirts are to be at fingertip length.


Violation of the Student Dress Code will result in requiring the student to change to more appropriate attire (physical education clothes or school spiritwear). Additional school consequences will be given to repeat offenders.

ACADEMICS INFORMATION

CENTER FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS (CAS)

More information and updates for the CAS Coming soon! The Center for Academic Success offers coaching where teachers and peers are available to meet with students who are experiencing challenges at RHS that impact academic performance and persistence. Learn more about the opportunity to receive free tutoring by clicking the CAS Website.


SAT DURING THE SCHOOL DAY

On Wednesday, October 16th we will use part of the school day to test seniors with the first-ever SAT During the School Day. Interested seniors should sign up through Naviance following the directions below. For questions, contact Mr. Dobson


Log into Naviance. Can also access from RHS Homepage.

  • Click "About Me"
  • Click "My Surveys"
  • Click "Surveys Not Started"
  • Go to "SAT Sign-ups (Seniors only)"


The cost of the SAT exams are as follows (discounted pricing is available for students who qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch):


  • $64.50 with essay
  • $47.50 without essay


PSAT EXAM

On Wednesday, October 16th we will use part of the school day to test many of our juniors with the Preliminary SAT (PSAT). The PSAT serves several purposes. It is a practice test to the SAT, provides the school with data to help students determine AP readiness, and it serves as a qualifier for 11th graders to be identified for the National Merit Scholarship.


The window for 11th grade students to register for the PSAT is open until October 5th, or until the first 200 people register. Students who would like to sign up should follow the steps below. (Freshmen and Sophomores will have the opportunity to take the PSAT 9/10 exam in second semester.) For questions, contact Mr. Dobson


Log into Naviance. Can also access from RHS Homepage.


  • Click "About Me"
  • Click "My Surveys"
  • Click "Surveys Not Started"
  • Go to "PSAT Sign-ups"


  • After students register they should stop by the counseling office to pick up the PSAT Student Guide to help them prepare for the exam. Details specific to the exam logistics will be shared as we approach the testing date.
  • Khan Academy also provides free practice through their online adaptive learning portal at Khan Academy PSAT prep.



CAL GRANT PROGRAM (11th and 12th Grade Families)

The Cal Grant program is operated through the California Student Aid Commission. This statewide program provides cash assistance for eligible students attending college in California. Cal Grant awards range from $5,000 to $12,000 and are for students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree or vocational or career training. Cal Grants do not have to be repaid. In order to qualify for consideration, students must have at least a 2.0 GPA and meet other eligibility requirements. For more Cal Grant information, click here. California Education Code now requires public schools to submit all 11th and 12th grade student GPAs each year (this includes adult aged 12th grade students). Families have a choice as to whether or not their individual students are included, and the law requires that schools must provide families an opportunity to opt-out of this filing. (California Education Code section 69432.9) If you choose to opt your student out, you must complete the form emailed this weekend and return it to the RHS Counseling Office by Sept. 30th. Please be advised, however, that students who opt-out may not be able to qualify for free Cal Grant monies for college from the State of California. For questions for the opt-out, please contact Aaron Dobson, Assistant Principal. For any other Cal Grant questions, please contact your student's counselor or Brittany Hong in our College and Career Center. Sue Guy (Last Names A-Er), Aamina Hennings (Es-La), John Burton (Le-Ra), Amanda Intlekofer (nee Viescas) (Re-Z)



CLICK HERE to visit our Academics Homepage

CLICK HERE TO visit our Counseling Department Homepage

ARTS INFORMATION

CLICK HERE to visit our Arts Homepage


For questions contact the following:


Band Program - Lisa Pate, Director of Bands

Vocal Music - Bethany Uko (née Spielman), Director of Vocal Music

Theater Arts - Bari Carrelli, Director of Theater Arts

Visual and Performing Arts Dept. - Amy Petrocelli, Department Chairperson

ATHLETICS INFORMATION

Follow on Twitter: @athleticsroyal


SUPPORT OUR HOME GAMES THIS WEEK:


SEP 17 - Girls Golf v. Agoura (Course) 3:15

SEP 19 - Girls Volleyball v. Moorpark (Gym) Frosh 4:00, JV 5:00, Varsity 6:00

SEP 20 - Girls Volleyball v. Alumni (Gym) Frosh 4:00, JV 5:00, Varsity 6:00


ADULT SPORTS PASSES AVAILABLE

We are now offering Season Sport Passes that can be purchased online here for $125. These passes will cover admission to all athletic events during that particular season (approx. 20 contests) For questions call the ASB Office (extension 2737).


CLICK HERE to visit our Athletics Homepage


For Athletics questions contact the following:


Debbie Broberg, Director of Student Activities & Athletics

Andy Andreolli, Athletic Director

Yvette Shuster, Athletic Secretary

ACTIVITIES INFORMATION

Follow on Instagram: @Activitiesroyal

Follow on Twitter: @Act4Royal


Yearbooks - Are on sale now for $75 with ASB and $85 without. You can purchase them in ASB or online through our Webstore


CLICK HERE to visit our Activities Homepage


For Activities questions contact the following:


Debbie Broberg, Director of Student Activities & Athletics

Ashley Rotellini, ASB Accounts Clerk


CLASS ADVISORS:

Kari Lev, Senior Class

Jessica Fancett, Junior Class

Jennifer Letus, Sophomore Class

Reid Furlong, Freshman Class

SENIOR INFORMATION

Follow on Instagram: @the.royalclassof2020


Senior Ads - Senior parents: Senior ad spaces are on sale now. Reserve yours today! Be a part of your child's last high school yearbook. Add your messages and photos in a lasting format. Our yearbook program will design the ad to your specifications. Don't let this opportunity pass you by. Ad spaces are sold on a first come first serve basis. Click here to purchase: Senior Ads

COLLEGE & CAREER INFORMATION

WEEKLY COLLEGE REP VISITS IN THE CCC ROOM 2-12

Check out who's at Royal this week & Sign-Up

Follow @RoyalHSCounsel on Twitter and Instagram

REMIND: Text @RoyalCCC to the number 81010


SENIOR WORKSHOPS: RSVP

9/23 - College Application Workshops 6:00pm-7:30pm

10/21 - College Application Workshops 6:00pm-7:30pm


NEED TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?

Check out Mrs. Hong's CALENDAR and Schedule your Appointment today in the Royal CCC

WORK EXPERIENCE

Get paid to learn, and earn elective credits toward graduation!

Students with qualifying jobs can join WEE (Work Experience Education) and earn practical arts or elective credits. This class combines practical on-the-job training with one hour a week of classroom instruction. Classes are semester or year long.


Looking for an Internship class?

Internships can be used as a valuable tool to gain job experience, strengthen resumes, and receive elective credits. Each semester Royal High School coordinates with community businesses offering student internships.


  • Simi Valley veterinary hospitals and clinics have partnered with Royal High School to offer structured, educational internships to high school students.
  • Community Internships through the Chamber of Commerce and the Youth Employment Service are available for civic minded students.
  • Teachers of Tomorrow (off campus) Internships are available each semester.
  • Teacher Assistant classes are offered.
  • If you are Interning at a local business, check with Mrs. Longo in the Work Experience office 2-11. Your non-paid internship combined with weekly class instruction may qualify for elective credits.


ROP/CEC

Royal High School students can explore Regional Occupational Program courses, which are offered each semester at the Career Education Center at the Camarillo campus, the Moorpark campus and local high schools.


CLICK HERE to visit our Work Experience and ROP Homepage


For questions contact Mrs. Longo.

PARENT & COMMUNITY INFORMATION

ROYAL PTSA INFORMATION

Our mission is to positively impact the lives of our students and families. Click Here to learn about PTSA's current meetings, programs, and events.


Follow Royal PTSA on Instagram & Twitter @royalhighptsa


FOOD DELIVERIES FOR STUDENTS

Attention Parents and Students:

Please be aware that food deliveries from outside vendors such as Door Dash, Uber Eats and Grub Hub will not be allowed to deliver food to the Royal campus unless it is during our scheduled lunch time. Students may not leave class to receive food deliveries. Food may only be delivered to the front office and not delivered over the fence or through the gates. The office will not accept fountain drinks or any drink that does not have a sealed lid. The student's name must be clearly labeled on the food item. Failure to follow these guidelines will jeopardize any food delivery services at Royal High School.


ST. ROSE OF LIMA PARKING LOT

Attention Parents and Students: Please do not use the St. Rose of Lima Parking Lot to drop off and pick up your students. They have asked us to relay that their parking lot has had very heavy traffic and their parents can't get in to pick up their students from their own school. You can meet your students off of Arcane in the back of the school, on Hudspeth to the East of the school, or in either parking lot. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

FEATURED COLLEGE

Royal aims to provide insight into unique college options for students & families. Our source is the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2020 - an annual comprehensive catalog of diverse universities here in California and nationwide.


THIS WEEK: Cornell College

Click here for Admissions Info

Click here for Tuition & Financial Aid Info

Enrollment: 1,000

Acceptance Rate: 65%


DETAILS: Cornell College attracts the type of student who seeks an intense yet flexible, self-designed program and a liberal, progressive atmosphere in which to solidify strict habits and routines. It suits those who aren’t satisfied with easy answers, don’t mind heading to the rural Midwest, and do want loads of personal attention while focusing on one class. “If you want a normal college experience, don’t pick Cornell,” warns one student, but “if you want to pour yourself into a class for three and a half straight weeks and feel exhausted but accomplished,” Cornell may be just the right fit.


Aside from its distinctive schedule (shared by only one other school, Colorado College), Cornell has one of only two U.S. college or university campuses listed in its entirety on the National Register of Historic Places. The majestic bell tower of King Chapel offers an unparalleled view of the Cedar River valley. A pedestrian mall runs through campus, and other campus facilities include suite-style residence halls for 96 upper-class students. The school’s Cole Library is also the town of Mount Vernon’s public library, one of only two such libraries in the country. Cornell’s student center, Thomas Commons, recently underwent a complete interior renovation, including a redesigned dining hall, the Hilltop Café; a new entryway and grand foyer; an indoor-outdoor fireplace; new classrooms, meeting spaces, and study rooms; and a new glass-enclosed dining room with panoramic views of campus.


Current general education requirements include two humanities courses, one math, one science, one social science, and one fine arts, as well as at least 124 semester hours to graduate. Freshmen must take a first-year seminar and a writing-intensive course, and all students complete a capstone project. Block scheduling makes it easier for some students to graduate early; others use the flexibility to finish with a double major. A sophomore explains, “At Cornell, a semester’s worth of work is completed in a month. This makes for a fast-paced class that is normally composed of a couple papers, maybe some annotations, a midterm, a final, and a final project.” A biology and Spanish double major adds, “Each class is pretty intense.” If that sounds intimidating, it can be. But administrators say it also improves the quality of Cornell’s liberal arts education by helping students acclimate to the business world, where “what needs to be done needs to be done quickly and done well.” The One Course method also helps in academic advising—with grades every four weeks, signs of trouble are quickly apparent.

CC Student Perspective: “‘Cornell weird’ is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot and it’s accurate. With the block plan and a variety of interests to offer to students, there is no singular way to describe a Cornellian other than unique.”

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