The Royal Decree

Royal High School's Weekly Bulletin: August 20-24, 2018

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IMPORTANT DATES: SEMESTER 1

Aug 22 - Back to School Night

Aug 29 - Make-up Picture Day (Picture Form Attached Below)

Sept 3 - No School - Labor Day

Sept 6 - Naviance Day

Sept 12 - College Fair

Sept 10 - No School - Rosh Hashana

Sept 13 - Last Make-up Picture Day

Sept 10-14 - Homecoming Spirit Week

Sept 14 - Homecoming Game

Sept 15 - Homecoming Dance

Sept 19 - No School - Yom Kippur

Oct 8 - Financial Aid Night

Oct 10 - PSAT Exam (11th only)

Oct 19 - No School - Staff Development

Oct 22-26 - Royal Valley Week (aka Beat Simi)

Oct 26 - Royal vs Simi (50th Football Game)

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PICTURE RETAKE DAYS

On August 29th and September 13th, we will once again partner with O'Connor Brothers for student yearbook and ID card pictures. Please click here for a copy of the photo form. For questions, please visit the O'Connor Brothers homepage... send an email... or call at (805) 306-9542.

PURCHASE ASB STICKERS

ASB Stickers give students free entrance to all home games and performances. The sticker also provides discounts on things like dance tickets and school gear at the ASB office. More than anything, the $65 you spend on this sticker is a key fund generator for Royal student programs. All money from these sales are filtered back to your students in the form of school events, spirit initiatives, and diverse school-impacting projects. While the sticker is $65 it's value to what your student can take part in (in terms of admission prices and discounts alone) already totals $400 and will increase in value as new events and projects are created by our ASB leaders and staff. You can purchase this on the web store or in person at the ASB office. For questions please contact Ashley Rotellini. We thank you for taking the opportunity to support Royal and enriching your students' experiences!
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BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT - AUGUST 22

The annual Back to School Night will take place this week on Wednesday. Timeline of events will be as follows:


Please park in the East lot (near Hudspeth) and enter at the ASB Patio.


The ASB Office and School Store (The Highlander Supply Co.) will be open

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR B2SN:


5:30-6:35 ----- "The Royal Family Picnic"

(on ASB Patio near the Gym)

Optional to attend, but a great way to see our campus, get some food, and enjoy student performances. Band and Vocal will perform. Local food trucks will be on hand for you.


5:45-6:15 ----- English Language Advisory Council Meeting

For our ELD families, we will be holding an ELAC meeting with Mr. Guzzo to discuss the ways Royal will partner with you and support your student's language growth this year.


6:15-6:30 ----- PTSA Association Meeting

(in the MPR)

Optional for families to attend, but highly encouraged to get key information about how to support our school through PTSA. For information, email royalptsa@gmail.com


6:35 ----- Mock Bell Schedule Begins

For approximately 10 minutes each, you will visit your students' daily class schedule. Teachers and staff will present information about their courses and the semester schedule. This is a great way to build relationships and collaborate with our staff to ensure student success!

ACADEMICS INFORMATION

AERIES PORTAL

Logging in and monitoring your student's grades can all be done from the Aeries portal. The importance of this cannot be communicated enough. Parents and students will be able to better partner with the teachers by monitoring students' grades, attendance, and other important information within Aeries.


COLLEGE FAIR AT RHS

Students and families in all grade levels are invited out to talk with a number of different colleges and universities to learn more about which of them is the best fit for you. This year the College Fair will be held at Royal High School on September 12th. More details will be available soon.


NAVIANCE DAY

Naviance is a web-based platform that helps students navigate their goals after graduating from high school. Few of the helpful tools include; four-year course planner, resume builder, strengths explorer, college search and match, and in some situations students will actually apply for a university through the Naviance platform. Our first of three Naviance Days will be on September 6th during third period.


CLICK HERE to visit our Royal Academics Homepage

ARTS INFORMATION


CLICK HERE to visit our Royal Arts Homepage


NEW ROYAL ART GALLERY & STUDENT CLUB

Royal ASB is proud to partner with Department Chair Amy Petrocelli and her amazing students to build Royal's new Art Gallery (to be housed in the Library Building). This also has lead to the establishment of a new student Art Club that will be stewards of this space as well in charge of planning many new artistic initiatives for Royal. Updates coming as this project unfolds!


PERFORMING ARTS STAFF

For questions and info about Fall performances, please contact the following (and welcome to new Vocal Director and Royal alum Ms. Bethany Spielman!)


Lisa Pate - Director of Bands

Bethany Spielman - Director of Vocal

Tara Wade-Karin - Director of Theater

ATHLETICS INFORMATION

CLICK HERE to visit our Royal Athletics Homepage


ADULT SPORTS PASSES AVAILABLE

New adult sports passes are here. This punch card (20 punches) can be used for entry to any of our home sporting event (not including CIF playoffs). Each member of your party entering the game equates to a punch on the card. Passes are valid for the entire 18-19 school year. $110 (20% savings) at the Activities & Athletics office. For questions call extension 2738 or contact Yvette Shuster.

ACTIVITIES INFORMATION

CLICK HERE to visit our Royal Activities Homepage


SENIOR BOYS HOMECOMING DANCE ROUTINE

Attention all Senior Boys! If you are interested in participating in the boys dance during the Homecoming Rally. Their will be an informational meeting in room 7-16 Wednesday the 22nd. Snacks will be provided!


CLASS ADVISORS 18-19

Each class will have a teacher-leader to guide their spirit initiatives through the year. Class Presidents for the upper grades were elected in the spring and will coordinate the Class Councils with advisors.


All students are welcome to get involved in the Class Council for their grade.


This year, our Freshman events will be coordinated through our Link Crew Program.


Senior Advisor: Mrs. Kari Lev

Senior Class President: Madeline Marciano


Junior Advisor: Ms. Jessica Fancett

Junior Class President: Kabir Jain


Sophomore Advisor: Mrs. Jennifer Letus

Sophomore Class President: Grace Fausett


Freshman Class Advisor: Mr. Reid Furlong

SENIOR CLASS INFORMATION

SENIOR PORTRAITS

All Seniors MUST take a senior portrait for the Yearbook. Contact O'Connor Bros at 805-306-9542. The deadline to make it into the Yearbook is the end of October.

COUNSELING & COLLEGE INFORMATION

Juniors and seniors who are credit deficient can recover credits at the Simi Institute for Careers and Education (Adult Ed) by taking classes after school. Registration is Aug. 27 - 31. Interested students should see their counselor.


Looking to give back to your community this summer? Not sure which organizations have volunteer opportunities? Start your search at the City of Simi Valley's Second Annual Volunteer Fair at the Simi Valley Public Library. Talk to representatives from 25 local nonprofits about volunteering during the summer and on a regular basis, or on special projects. No reservations required to attend. Drop in anytime during the Fair. For a complete list of participating organizations, visit www.simivalley.org\teenvolfair.


SCHOLARSHIP LIST

For the Scholarship List please click HERE


SUMMER MEDICAL CAREER PROGRAM

This program is offered to students interested in pursuing careers in the medical profession. It is sponsored by the Los Angeles Pediatric Society. Click here for information and application.


SAT & ACT PREP

Summer classes available at CLU. Fall classes available on the Royal campus. Click here for more information and a listing of the colleges that will be visiting us each month.


VENTURA COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Click here to see a list of 50 scholarships for Ventura County students.


MONTHLY COLLEGE REP VISITS IN THE CCC ROOM 2-12.

SIGN UP THROUGH NAVIANCE OR SEE MRS. HONG

For questions email Mrs. Hong

*You must have a pass from that period's teacher


Visit our Counseling & College-Career Center Homepages

WORK EXPERIENCE

GET PAID & EARN ELECTIVE CREDITS

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


INTERNSHIP CLASSES

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
  • Internships through Chamber of Commerce & the Youth Employment Service
  • Teacher Assistant (on campus) and Teachers of Tomorrow (off campus)



If you are interning at a local business, check-in 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.


Visit our Work Experience and ROP Homepage

COLLEGE OF THE WEEK

Each week, Royal will provide insight into unique college options for students & families. Our source is the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019 - an annual comprehensive catalog of diverse universities here in California and nationwide.


THIS WEEK: UNIVERSITY OF PUGENT SOUND

Click here for Admissions Info

Click here for Tuition & Financial Aid Info

Enrollment: 2,687

Acceptance Rate: 79%%


DETAILS: An ambitious building program and revised core curriculum have raised the profile of the University of Puget Sound, transforming it from a regional liberal arts college in Tacoma to an undergraduate institution with growing national reach. What hasn’t changed is the school’s close-knit community and its emphasis on Asia. “People don’t come here because they have heard of us before,” says one contented senior. “They come here because they visit and they don’t want to leave.”


Puget Sound students must complete an eight-course core curriculum, which includes a freshman seminar in writing and rhetoric, and another in scholarly and creative inquiry; they must also demonstrate foreign language proficiency. In their first three years at Puget Sound, students also study five Approaches to Knowing—fine arts, humanities, math, natural sciences, and social sciences. An upper-level capstone course, Connections, challenges traditional disciplinary boundaries and examines the benefits and limits of an interdisciplinary approach to learning.


The university has developed a reputation as a jumping-off point to Asia—both literally and figuratively. Its curriculum stresses two of the fastest-growing fields in the region: Asian studies and Pacific Rim economics. Nearly one-third of Puget Sounders take at least one Asian studies course, and once every three years, there’s a nine-month, school-sponsored trip through Japan, Thailand, Korea, India, China, and Nepal, where participants study native art, architecture, politics, population, and philosophy. In all, more than 100 study abroad programs are available in more than 40 nations; 34 percent of students participate. Other special offerings include a classics-based honors program, the Business Leadership Program, residence-based humanities programs, and the Social Justice Residence Program.


UPS Student Perspective: ““The vibe is laid-back, but purposeful at the same time. People who come to this school are passionate and love to share those passions with others.”

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 Twitter @royalhighptsa


VOLUNTEER AT THE COMMUNITY GARDEN

A variety of opportunities to participate in garden projects, farm projects, skills development projects in woodworking, masonry, mechanical equipment, agriculture, administrative tasks, social media management, etc. and community projects such as the Free Farmers Market, the @SocialFeed hunger project, the Worm Farm etc. Volunteers of all ages accepted, please complete the Participation Form found here. Participants 11-years and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Contact the Community Garden Volunteer Manager at (805) 416-8300 or at volunteer@simiatthegarden.org for upcoming volunteer projects, days and times. www.simiatthegarden.org

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