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Randolph Early College High School Newsletter

Week of January 17, 2022

Monday is the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. There will be no college or high school classes, Monday, January 17, 2022.

Tuesday, January 18th and Wednesday, January 19th

While the traditional RCSS schools have teacher workdays on Tuesday and Wednesday, RECHS will be in session.


Bus riders, only the shuttle buses will be in operation. The shuttles will pick you up from the hub site in the morning and take you back to the hub site in the afternoon. Please be at the bus at 4:00 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday!! Buses will be here at 4:00pm!


In case of inclement weather, RCSS Central Services will communicate with RECHS staff and students.

The prom committee will meet on January 26th at 4:10pm in Ms. Hughes' room. All interested Juniors and Seniors should attend. If you want to participate on prom committee, but unable to attend, to contact Ms. Hall and Ms. Hughes.

Announcements from Ms. Perry, RCC Liaison

Seniors, if you have not already applied for college graduation please do so immediately.


Please login to Moodle and complete the Syllabus Quiz.


If you have login issues come see me or call the helpdesk 336-625-1573

If you have not picked up your report card or textbooks, please go to the main office.

Senior Seminars

Senior seminar classes will resume face-to-face classes at the beginning of February. Until then, seniors will receive an email from Mrs. Blackmon on Mondays with your weekly assignment.

Junior Seminars

For Juniors who have a new afternoon class block at RECHS, you will continue to receive seminar lessons.


For Juniors who do not have an afternoon class block, you will receive your seminar assignment via email from Mrs. Blackmon weekly.

Schools Fees

9th Grade-----$19.00 (Instructional and Science Fees)

10th Grade---$17.00 (Instructional and Science Fees)

11th Grade---$17.00 (Instructional and Science Fees)

12th Grade---$42.00 (Instructional and graduation)


Fees go to providing educational opportunities for students such as subscriptions, lab materials, supplemental books, etc.

Randolph NEXT: RCC/RCSS/ACS March 8 Senior Event

Seniors WITHOUT post-graduation plans, this is for you!!!


On March 8, 2022, Randolph Community College and other organizations are hosting an event to show you opportunities available within Randolph County. RCC will showcase their programs, a job fair will occur, and military recruiters will be present. Seniors can come in any of the time blocks below:

· 9:15-11:15 (reserved for HS seniors)

· 12:15-2:15 (reserved for HS seniors)

· 4:00-6:00 (open to the public)

Randolph NEXT Registration for Seniors

Please register if you are interested in attending the March 8th Randolph NEXT event.

In Need of Volunteer Hours?

Randolph Community College is hosting an event on March 8 and they are in need of volunteers. Volunteers can be 9th-12th graders. Please contact Shea Grosch sgrosch@randolph.k12.nc.us if you would like to volunteer. Please be aware that it is during our spring break.

RCC Happenings

Reminder: There will be no classes on Monday, January 17th and the college will be closed in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Take some time to learn about the reason for this day: Click here to see Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream.." speech.

Here are some interesting resources to learn more:

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    To join our online community and unlock new creative writing opportunities, contact Victoria Davis (vldavis@randolph.edu) or Dr. Gregory Vance (gwvance@randolph.edu). Online meetings take place on the first and third Thursdays of each month (4:00 - 5:00 p.m.).

    Check out the flier for Uwharrie Dreams - https://bit.ly/3A9CtT5

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    SGA will give away a number of prizes for services like Netflix, Hulu, and others through a virtual hunt for an armadillo! Here’s how you can win!

    1) Follow SGA on Instagram at @randolphccsga

    2) Check our Instagram story each Friday at 11am for a picture of our little armadillo friend and this week’s prize located somewhere in Randolph County

    3) Email your answer to the armadillo’s location to sga@randolph.edu use your RCC student email address before our Instagram story disappears from our page!

    4) If you are the first correct answer for that week, you win that week’s prize

    5) Even if you are not first, if your answer is correct, you are entered in a drawing for a grand prize at the end of our contest. Each correct answer enters you in the final drawing again! So, for each week you submit a correct answer, you increase your odds of winning the grand prize!

    If you have questions, please email Shane Bryson, Director for Student Life & Recruitment at scbryson@randolph.edu

    See our flier for this here! - https://bit.ly/3kRtXmh

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    Need to create a resumé or cover letter or to work on interview techniques? Want to learn how to job search or how to use technology to enhance your job search? Need assistance with an application or training in soft skills? Randolph Community College is here to help with its Employability Skills Lab.

    The lab, which is free to all RCC students, is from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Aug. 17, in the Student Services Career Center on the Asheboro Campus. No appointment is necessary. Students attending any Employability Skills Lab will be eligible to choose one item of free professional clothing from The Armadillo Career Closet.

    If you have questions, please contact Elaine Sill, Career Services Coordinator - https://www.randolph.edu/directory/employees/sill-elaine.aspx

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    To find information on Student Life at RCC, links to our social media accounts along with the College's main accounts, and more info on our clubs and student organizations, or even the Armadillo Cafe Menu check our LinkTree for SGA - https://linktr.ee/randolphsga

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RCC Graduation Application

The graduation application is now open for Spring '22 and is accessible through Self-Service, instructions are attached. Seniors who have planned to graduate with a college degree and/or certificates need to fill this out as soon as possible so if there are classes we missed there is still time to adjust their Spring schedule. The registrar's office reviews the plan of study and is getting back to students within the same day letting them know if they are on track to graduate.

Click on the link below to learn more about the RCC Writing Center!

Save the Date!

ACT (All 11th Graders): March 1, 2022

Spring Break: March 7-11, 2022

Holiday: April 15

Teacher Workday: April 18

Prom (dependent upon Covid restrictions): April 23, 2022

Celebration of Achievement: May 12, 2022, 6:00pm, Journey Church

Graduation Practice: May 19, 2022, 9:00am, Journey Church

Graduation: May 20, 2022, 10:00am, Journey Church, Ticketed Event

Purchase Your Yearbook!

Please purchase your yearbook in the main office or buy using the link below. Yearbooks are $45!

RCSS Child Nutrition Order Form

If you would like to order your FREE meal from Southmont Elementary School, please use the order form below. Your order must be placed before 9:00 am each day.

RECHS Expectations Concerning Absences Due to Quarantine

When students are absent due to Covid quarantine protocols, students need to be mindful of the following expectations:

  • Students must check their high school and college email daily.
  • Students need to email their high school teachers daily by 12:00 pm for attendance purposes.
  • Students need to check Canvas and Moodle daily.
  • Students need to communicate with their college instructors.
  • Students need to complete the Covid Exposure Concern form for RCC.

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