Rock Hill Review
December 19, 2020 - Last one of 2020!!
Opening Up! - Looking back at 2020 and Looking ahead to 2021!
I do not need to tell anyone out there what a CRAZY ride 2020 has been! I remember one year ago this week we introduced Coach Humble as our head football coach and athletic coordinator. We then began building our staff and were about 80% complete when the rug was pulled out from under us with COVID. I remember at that time thinking there was no way we would still be dealing with Covid once the school year rolled back around. I also remember thinking to myself what in the world are we going to do if we have to open this school with everything still going on with the virus!!
Well needless to say we did open and what a story it has been. I honestly do not think I would change a single thing or want to have it any other way. Overcoming the challenges of COVID has made this year even more special and the fact that we continue to keep our doors open, start new traditions and just flat out have a great time doing it is a testament to the will of our staff, students, parents and community.
I tried to scroll through my past newsletters and highlight some of the greatest moments from the first four months but I could literally put about 200 pictures on here with everything that has happened. The video PISD put out with Mr. Bridges speaking definitely hit the nail on the head when he mentions how we have been able to not only persevere through this pandemic as a district but also thrive. Our kids and staff have become part of a remarkable piece of history in PISD. It goes without question that we can say we have been able to SUCCESSFULLY open a FULL HIGH SCHOOL in the middle of one of the worst pandemics in history!! Let that sink in for a second. It is mindblowing to comprehend and there is no way we could have done it without an exceptional staff, amazing students, supportive parents and community AND amazing District leadership in Dr. Watkins and Dr. Ferguson.
So thank you to everyone who has made this a tremendous year for Rock Hill and I can not wait to see what 2021 has in store for THE HILL! GO ROCK and Happy Holidays!
Message from Nurse Warren
Tips for Staying Healthy at School
10/22***Please see the new announcement from Dr. Bradley on the adjustment on the PISD definition of a close contact at school. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLAKN4Yg4iw
Avoid close contact with anyone- close contact = closer than 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) for more than 15 minutes. We make allowances at school for people wearing masks- but still please keep your distance- 3 feet minimum to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
*Tip-- If you can reach you arm out fully extended and touch the other person- you are too close.
Wear your mask at all times in public- covering your nose and mouth fully
Avoid touching your mask, face, mouth, nose and eyes
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands
Please stay home when you are sick!
Please check the Daily online self-screener before coming to school or any PISD activities- if you answer yes to any of the questions, please stay home and respond to the screener. Click Rock Hill, answer the questions and submit. I will call you and discuss before you can come to campus.
Dealing with Stress and Anxiety
After Hours Reporting for Potential Threat to Self
What happens if a staff member or student learns that a student might be suicidal after school hours, on the weekend, or during a holiday?
If immediate help is needed, call 911.
Students should make a report to tip411. After the report has been made, they should follow up with the Hope Squad Advisor (if the student is in Hope Squad).
Staff should also make a report to tip411. Once a report has been made, staff should notify campus principal (or AP) letting them know that a report has been made.
Download the Prosper ISD App. Click on Tip411. Enter tip. You will receive a message back through the app once the message is received.
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Virtual Open House
We are very excited to announce our Virtual Open House! The goal of our Virtual Open House is to allow families the opportunity to hear from teachers about the classroom set up, present basic information regarding grading policies and get to know your child's teacher a little more.
You may access the site here. It is organized by subject area and each teacher's name is listed with a link to their presentation. The subjects are listed at the very top of the site. We hope you enjoy the presentations our teacher have put together!
December 21 - January 3 Winter Break
January 4 Professional Development/Student Holiday
Armed Services Education Training & Leadership (ASET-L) Club
Talons Wrestling Club
Counselor's College Corner
Hawks Helping Hawks
It has been the goal of the counseling office to have a food pantry for students in need to have a place to come where they can get food for the evening, weekend, etc. Thanks to the donations coming in from the athletic department, we are ready to start advertising this to our kids.
Students can request assistance by completing the QR code form or by coming to see the counselor directly. Also, we know that teachers see a lot more than we do, so if you see a need please let us know and we can talk to the student.
We also have a few winter coats and school supplies that we can assist with in addition to the nonperishable food items students can take home.
The intent behind the pantry is that we help for a need when they are not in school. If a student is needing lunch or breakfast assistance, we can still get them help with that, but it would not come from the food pantry.
Have Questions About College? Ask ADVi!
colleges and universities in Texas. ADVi, short for “adviser”, is free for
Rock Hill HS students and can answer your questions 24/7/365. To
start a chat with ADVi, just text "college" to 512-829-3687.
You can ask ADVi anything – no question is too silly or too hard! You can
ask questions like: What is ApplyTexas? How long does the FAFSA take?
What is the TASFA? Where can I look for scholarships?
ADVi was created by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and
is made possible through a partnership with AdmitHub. Learn more at
Coming Soon: Prosper Education Foundation (PEF) Scholarship Application
Class of 2021 Graduation Information
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If you have any questions, please contact Jostens directly at 1-800-567-8367 or if you would like to make an appointment at the Jostens store in Allen, please call 214-383-9502 to schedule.
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What is PISD Graduation Celebration?
Over 14 years ago, a group of Prosper High School parent volunteers created a non-profit, PHS – Project Graduation. The goal was to follow the national charter, which promotes drug and alcohol alternatives for students on the night of their high school graduation. The event was typically at a venue in Frisco, started at 11pm on the night of graduation, and concluded at 5am the following morning. Tickets were sold for the event to cover both the cost of the venue and to purchase prizes for the seniors. Ticket prices have varied over the years from $50 to $150, depending on the class size and the price of the venue.
With the addition of a second high school and the growth of Prosper ISD, the name and vision of Project Graduation had to evolve. Moving forward, Project Graduation will be called Prosper ISD Graduation Celebration. The focus will be to educate students on the dangers of drug and alcohol use while creating an event for all PISD seniors.
Graduation Celebration will be held on May 19 at the Children’s Health Stadium, 6 – 10pm. The event will be FREE to all PISD seniors. In order for this to be a memorable celebration for the 1,011 seniors in PISD, we need to raise $100,000. We will also be accepting in kind donations as we get closer to the event. There are many opportunities to volunteer, as a senior parent, business owner, or community member.
Information regarding the Celebration will be updated for both PHS and RHHS via the 2021 Senior pages on the ISD website, the Parent Facebook pages, Principal Newsletters and the PISD Express. Feel free to reach out to any board member of the Prosper ISD Graduation Celebration. Together we can make a special memory for the PISD seniors!
Parent and Guardians,
We are so excited to be a part of the opening of Rock Hill High School and laying the foundation for the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). July started with a great boost with an amazing membership drive. As parents and guardians, we believe that we all have similar goals. We want our children and the students attending Rock Hill to laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained and to feel the support of those around them. PTO is here with the students and teachers in mind. Every decision PTO makes is with the focus of each and every student and teacher. We encourage you to join the PTO and stay connected with all upcoming PTO sponsored events.
Should you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to use via email at email@example.com.
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