RRHS - Weekly Update

Material Collection - Make Up Date!

June 9th from 9AM-3PM.



There are less than 100 yearbooks left. Ordering your yearbook online is the only way to guarantee that you get one. Online ordering ends June 13. At that point the price will go up to $85. Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com with school code 17309 to order yours now while you still can and save $10. This is one book you won’t want to miss!

The publishing company was closed from March 23-May 4, which is why the books are not here yet. We expect them to be delivered to school between June 18-June 24. When we have a definite date, more information about distribution will be released. We can’t wait to get the books out to you!

Check this list to see if you’ve bought one: https://www.tinyurl.com/y9ptmdqy If your name is not on the list, buy yours before we sell out!


Our Bookkeeper submitted refunds owed to families for Spring Athletic fees @ $150, and pro-rated Parking fees @ $65 mid-April. The Accounting Office apologizes for the delay and has informed us that RRHS refund checks will be printed this coming Wednesday. AP refund fees for students that did not, or could not test will be refunded once we are notified by College Board. We will keep you updated.


AP Exam Refunds

If you did not take an AP Exam that you registered to take College Board has agreed that you will get a refund for $85.

Please complete the AP Exam Refund form to confirm that you did not take the exam.

Refunds will be processed and returned to the online account from which it was paid. You should get your refund by late June.

If you have any questions please contact liz.grainger@lcps.org

DEC1 CARDS (Driver Education Completion)

We have been given permission to issue the cards that students need to complete Behind the Wheel instruction. I am sure many students are very pleased to hear this. To obtain a copy of your card:

  1. Email a photo of your permit to liz.grainger@lcps.org
  2. Be on the lookout for a scanned copy of the card back to your email.
  3. Card will be mailed to you. This is likely to take about 5-7 days after receipt of permit photo.


The traumatic events occurring in our country can bring about a range of emotions within our students. Teens are bombarded with images and messages of all kinds though social media and now more than ever, need trusting adults to support them and provide venues to help them process their feelings. Please view the attached document “Supporting Vulnerable Students in Stressful Times” for tips of how to support your student. The Unified Mental Health Team is available for students that may need additional support. You can contact the UMHT at RockRidgeMentalHealth@lcpsorg.onmicrosoft.com.


Parents have asked counselors this week if college admissions can be affected by a student’s negative social media. In our parent presentation throughout the years we have demonstrated the impact both positive and negative social media can have on college admissions. Parents please be aware of all your students social media activity. It is challenge to do but important for their future. Here is a much referenced article on the topic. Click here

Here is an extensive list of resources for information on how to discuss social justice for parents, educators and students from the American School Counselor Association. Click here

Grading Updates are posted in the LCPS website.(Link Below) Here is the timeline for grading. Please reference the resources on the LCPS website regarding any questions about the impact or taking a “P” as a final grade.


Grading timeline for all MS and HS students

June 10th last day

Last Day for Seniors

Thursday, June 4th

Upload the most favorable Final Grade in teacher GB. Viewable in ParentVUE/StudentVUE

Sunday, June 7th by 5 pm

Teachers add Final Grade if adjusted further based on MP4 progress

Monday, June 8th - Wednesday, June 10th

Families submit request for “Pass” via Permission Click posted on school websites and in school-level communication

9 am Friday, June 12th - 8 pm Monday, June 15th

School counselors complete SIS Final Grade updates to “P”.

By Friday, June 19th

Post Final Report Cards to PVUE/SVUE

Saturday, June 20th by 4 pm

Senior Diploma Distribution will be determined by each school

Our College Admission Rep series interviews:

You can find our previously promoted chats with admission reps here. Look for another new interview this week.

Seniors & Juniors: the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has put together this website as a resource for you. It is just been updated with information about admissions for next year and other very important information. Some schools are still accepting applications and in some cases you can still qualify for merit scholarships: https://www.nacacnet.org/college-admission-status-coronavirus The colleges are working hard to try to get information out and help you with your decisions and research.

New Resource - https://www.nacacnet.org/news--publications/newsroom/virus-response-resource-directory

Please check your e-mail for Mrs. Barnes’s newsletter for more information from the Counseling Office.


Here is some news you can use over the summer!

Class of 2020! Congratulations! We are so proud each of you! It’s never too late to apply for scholarships. There is a new one below for those headed to NOVA.

Rising Seniors: RELAX, do not stress about what you should be doing. Use this time to relax and think about what you like to do, want to do, what you are passionate about and what makes you happy. Spending some time reflecting now will help you make more thoughtful decisions down the road.