RRHS Weekly Update - 11/9

Important LCPS Survey

PARENT SURVEY - SECOND SEMESTER

This week, LCPS will ask the parents/guardians of all students to complete a survey to register their choices for type of instruction (Distance or Hybrid) for their students in the second semester, which begins January 21.

The survey window will be open between November 11 and November 20 and conducted through ParentVue.

TOWN HALL

Mark your calendar - Rock Ridge High School will host a virtual Town Hall in 11/16 at 6:30pm with he purpose of assisting in making informed decisions regaridng this survey. Look for communication this Thursday for deatils and opportunities to post questions

Veteran's Day Recognition!

Veteran’s Day Recognition

We will be honoring veterans on our morning announcements this week. If you, or a family member, is a veteran and would like to be recognized, please email a picture of the honoree to michelle.menna@lcps.org with a short bio, including the name of the honoree, branch of the military, and anything else you would like to include by 5 pm on Tuesday.

Senior Breakfast!

Senior Breakfast

Final reminder for our second Drive-Through Senior Breakfast. The students will able to collect their Senior Tee Shirts at this time and enjoy a warm breakfast from Amphora Catering.

There may still be slots available for parents to help.

Where: Student Parking Lot

Time: 9-10am

Do not forget to wear your mask!!

Cluster Fair - Special Education!

This Week In Athletics!

All athletes must have the following complete to participate in conditioning:

  1. VHSL physical dated after 5/1/20
  2. Registration completed online at www.rockridgesports.us
  3. All athletes must complete the pre work out disclosure https://forms.gle/DLgMEQRva2McHm9W8 every day. Fill out the link on your way to school, we will take your temperature and then you will hit submit.

Monday 11/9/20

Volleyball – 6:30 p.m. Main Gym, Enter door D7.

Boys Basketball – 4:30 p.m. Main Gym, Enter door D7

Crew – Back Parking Lot 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday 11/10/20

Football – 4:45 p.m. Stadium

Cheer – Aux Gym 6:30 p.m. Enter door D7

Volleyball (9th/10th Graders ONLY) – 5:00 p.m. Aux Gym, Enter door D7

Swim – 4:30 p.m. Stadium Track

Girls Basketball – 5:30 p.m. Main Gym, Enter door D7

Track and Field (Sprints/Jumps ONLY) – 4:30 p.m. Track

Wednesday 11/11/20

Football – 4:45 p.m. Stadium

Volleyball – 6:30 p.m. Main Gym, Enter door D7.

Baseball – 5:00 p.m. Baseball Field, enter at stadium gates

Crew – Back Parking Lot 4:30 p.m.

Track and Field (Throwers ONLY) – 4:30 p.m. Track

Thursday 11/12/20

Football – 4:45 p.m. Stadium

Volleyball (11th/12th Graders ONLY) – 5:00 p.m. Aux Gym, Enter door D7

Swim – 4:30 p.m. Stadium Track

Girls Basketball – 5:30 p.m. Main Gym, Enter door D7

Track and Field (All Runners) – 4:30 p.m. Track

Friday 11/13/20

Crew – Back Parking Lot 4:30 p.m.

From Our PTSO!

PTSO Spirit Night: Thursday November 12th at Burger 21. Please see attached flyer.


Senior Yard Signs for the Class of 2021 are available to ORDER NOW!!: Parents, family, and friends are able to show their support for their Senior. Each sign is 18" x 24" and comes with a wire H stand for display.

Two Options:

· Option 1 - 18" X 24" Standard Yard Sign - Only $25 - See attached sample

· Option 2 - Personalized 18" X 24" Sign with Student Name - Only $30 - See attached sample

Deadline to order January 30, 2021 and signs will arrive mid-late February.

Place your order HERE. All proceeds from yard signs will benefit the 2021 PTSO scholarship winners!


Help us to reach our goal of 100% membership this year! Sign up for a NO COST Online Membership HERE

NO FUSS DONATION Here


Harris Teeter Together in Education: Click here to link your Harris Teeter VIC card.


Our Next Meeting: Thursday December 3rd at 7PM.

Invite: https://meet.google.com/ewm-qhwp-aas?hs=122&authuser=0

School Counseling!

Report Cards will be posted on November 9th in Parentvue.


11/23: Tuscarora High School annual HBCU (Historically Black Colleges & Universities)

Showcase will be from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. Registration is coming soon. Please see the Naviance Newsletter for more information.



Seniors: The FAFSA opened on October 1st. Here is the link to start the application. https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

Seniors: Last week counselors and teachers processed 1,652 transcript request and letters of recommendations to ensure your application packages were complete for the November deadlines. Please do not forget to thank your teachers and counselor. Please remember November and December have a number of Early Action/Early Decision Deadlines. Keep up the good work by getting your transcript request in on time. Below is a chart on when request so be turned in to be processed in time for the application deadline. If you have not set up your senior appointment here is the link.

https://www.lcps.org/Page/234182


Seniors- Know your college acceptance immediately!!!

11/11 & 11/20: Radford is hosting Virtual Admissions Review events in November. You will register for a time and meet 1-1 with an admissions representative. During your meeting you will receive an acceptance or deferral. There is limited capacity so sign up early. To be considered for Virtual Application Review:

  • Participants should plan to submit their admissions application and required transcript(s) at least one week prior to their chosen Virtual Application Review date.
  • All students will be reviewed test-optional and no test scores will be required.
  • If offered admission during the Virtual Application Review, an admissions packet will be mailed to the students with additional details.

Students can register for these sessions here: https://join.radford.edu/portal/guadalupe

Junior Parent Night will be December 1st at 7pm. This will be a virtual presentation. We will cover planning for the senior year and beyond. Please use this link to provide us with questions you may have to help us create the presentation. https://forms.gle/N4mLR2CS4qYwdAaR8

Sophomores & Juniors - Summer Residential Governors School: Applications are now open. Applications are due to Mrs. Barnes by 4:00 PM on 12/4 via email. She must have the application and supporting materials at that time. Here are a few notes:

  • Do not worry about the principal’s signature. Your counselors will take care of that information.
  • Do not worry about testing information. We know students have not been able to take the PSAT this year. We are working through this.
  • If you did an audition and have advanced, you need to complete the application and supporting materials by this same deadline.
  • Your recommenders must send their evaluation form and LOR directly to Mrs. Barnes. (You should not have access to this information.)
  • Her email is mary.barnes@lcps.org.

You can learn more here and applications can be downloaded here.

All Grades: Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition is now accepting applications. You can register your project here.

Please check out the Naviance weekly e-mail for more counseling information.

Yearbook - Important Information!

Share Your Pictures!

With school all online we need your help! The yearbook would love pictures from you to use this year in the book, we are looking for pictures of the following:

  • Have a cool set up for online learning? Take a picture of yourself at your workspace, or the workspace itself
  • What does your typical day look like?
  • How are you celebrating your birthday in quarantine?
  • Did you dress up for Halloween?
  • Are you volunteering in the community?
  • Have you started any new hobbies or projects?
  • Have you been going hiking or visiting local spots?
  • Have you been ordering a lot of take out?
  • Anything else!

If you have pictures of yourself, your friends, or anyone at Rock Ridge doing any of these things, or anything else you think would be interesting, please upload your pictures to www.hjeshare.com with code 17309 for a chance to have the pictures published in the book. We will credit you in the book for the pictures as well!

Senior Parents- Buy Your Senior Ad NOW- SPACE IS LIMITED:

It’s time to reserve a section of the yearbook for your child to recognize them for their accomplishments! You can purchase a senior ad in the yearbook from now until space runs out. Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com with order number 17309 to buy and design yours NOW!

Buy a Yearbook!

YES there will be a yearbook! The students are already hard at work on making the best book yet. You can preorder yours now for the lowest price of the year at www.yearbookordercenter.com with code 17309.

RRHS EL Team!

Rock Ridge HS EL APP (Assessment Participation Plan) Committee has reviewed parents'/students' and teachers' input regarding the assessment participation level and accommodations for the EL students for the 2020-21 school year. All the EL APPs and EL Addendums have been finalized and updated in Phoenix and reflect students' needs and choices. Teachers and other stakeholders have been notified. The accommodations chosen/agreed upon by the students and teachers will be implemented during classroom instruction and assessment. Parents are encouraged to discuss the topic with their students and, if needed, to contact RR EL Department Chair (Margareta.Cernev@lcps.org) for further clarification or to obtain a personal copy of the document.

Unified Mental Health Team!

Join the Rock Ridge Unified Mental Health Team for a virtual presentation and discussion about student wellbeing on Thursday, November 12 at 8:30am. For more information and how to access the presentation, please see the attached Parent Information Session flyer.


Mindfulness Monday!

Mindfulness Monday is a great way to start your week off on a positive note. Mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress and increase mental well-being. Join our Schoology Group! Schoology Access Code: JBVT-SSV5-9TPTZ Google Meets nickname is located in Schoology