The Royal Decree
Royal High School's Weekly Bulletin: September 3-7, 2018
IMPORTANT DATES: SEMESTER 1
Sept 3 - No School - Labor Day
Sept 6 - Naviance Day
Sept 7 - Club Rush (Maid Quad)
Sept 12 - College Fair
Sept 10 - No School - Rosh Hashana
Sept 12 - SVUSD College Fair (Mrs. Hong)
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 Grade Only)
Oct 19 - No School - Staff Development
Oct 22-26 - Royal Valley Week (aka Beat Simi)
Oct 26 - Royal vs Simi (50th Football Game)
PICTURE RETAKE DAY
Sept. 15th, 7:00-11:00 pm (ASB Patio)
Dance tickets are now on sale (running through Sept. 12th). $15 with ASB sticker, $20 without.
HOMECOMING DANCE PERMISSION FORM:
Click here to download the required Permission Form that must be submitted at time of purchase.
SPIRIT WEEK THEME DAYS:
(NO SCHOOL 9/10 - Rosh Hashana)
Tues, 9/11 America Day
Wed, 9/12 Meme Day
Thurs, 9/13 Hawaiian Beach Day
Fri, 9/14 Green & Gold Day
OTHER HOMECOMING EVENTS:
- Fall Spirit Rally (During School Day - Students & Staff Only)
- All-School Pre-Game Party (5:00 pm)
- Alumni Assoc.Tailgate (5:00 pm - No alcohol permitted) For questions email here.
- Homecoming Football Game vs. Thousand Oaks (7:00 pm)
- Royal Homecoming Court Presentation (Halftime)
- Simi Valley Days Parade (Simi Valley Town Center, 8:30 am)
ATTENDANCE AWARENESS MONTH
September is Attendance Awareness Month. Regular school attendance benefits the academic and social success of students even during the high school years.
For attendance questions please contact Mrs. Bass.
DID YOU KNOW...
- Regular attendance in 9th grade is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores.
- A student can fall behind if they miss 1 or 2 days every few weeks.
- 4 or less period absences in a year is considered satisfactory attendance, 5 to 9 is considered a warning sign and 10 or more period absences is considered chronic.
- Missing 10% of school negatively impacts a student’s academic success.
- Regular attendance is a life skill.
- Absenteeism can be a result of something else going on in a student’s life.
- Students who are engaged in extracurricular activities (sports, clubs, drama, band, etc.) have better attendance rates
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
- Make attendance a priority
- Avoid extended vacations
- Stay engaged
- Log into Aeries daily
- Communicate concerns or issues with the school
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.
SVUSD COLLEGE FAIR HOSTED BY 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 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.
On Wednesday, October 10th we will use part of the school day to test many of our juniors with the Preliminary SAT (PSAT). The PSAT serves several purposes. It is a practice test to the SAT, provides the school with data to help students determine AP readiness, and it serves as a qualifier for 11th graders to be identified for the National Merit Scholarship.
The window for 11th grade students to register for the PSAT is open until October 5th, or until the first 200 people register. Students who would like to sign up should follow the steps below.
Log into Naviance. Can also access from RHS Homepage.
Click "About Me"
Click "My Surveys"
Click "Surveys Not Started"
Go to "PSAT Sign-ups"
Royal HS will be fronting the costs of the exams for the students who register. There are 200 exams available.
After students register they should stop by the counseling office to pick up the PSAT Student Guide to help them prepare for the exam. Details specific to the exam logistics will be shared as we approach the testing date.
Khan Academy also provides free practice through their online adaptive learning portal at Khan Academy PSAT prep.
CLICK HERE to visit our Royal Academics Homepage
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
CLICK HERE to visit our Royal Athletics Homepage
Boys lacrosse will have a parent/player meeting on Thursday September 6, in the CSI room at 7:30 pm.
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.
CLICK HERE to visit our Royal Activities Homepage
CLUB RUSH 2018
Students will have the opportunity to meet with and join our many student organizations. Clubs will have info tables set up in the Main Quad in the middle of the day. A slightly altered bell schedule for the day will allow for about 45 minutes (encompassing the lunch period) for students to connect. For questions, email Mr. Dobson.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
PARENT & COMMUNITY 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 InstagramTwitter @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 firstname.lastname@example.org for upcoming volunteer projects, days and times. www.simiatthegarden.org
COLLEGE OF THE WEEK
THIS WEEK: WHITMAN COLLEGE
Click here for Admissions Info
Click here for Tuition & Financial Aid Info
Acceptance Rate: 43%
DETAILS: Whitman has quietly established itself as one of the West’s leading liberal arts colleges. Don’t bother with the umbrella: Walla Walla is in arid eastern Washington. Whitman’s isolation breeds community spirit and alumni loyalty. True to its liberal arts heritage, Whitman has no business program. Combines outdoorsy camaraderie with the slower pace of life in the rural Northwest.
You don’t have to own a Frisbee to succeed at Whitman, but if you’ve got one, bring it along—you’ll find a campus full of friendly students eager to toss it back to you. Though it isn’t well known outside the Pacific Northwest, Whitman offers a top-notch liberal arts education, along with plenty of fun for outdoorsy types. Students are down-to-earth and friendly and feel a deep loyalty to one another—and to their school. “The Whitman community is more supportive and inspiring than I would have thought possible,” says a senior. “Here you can grow and excel to your absolute potential.”
Whitman Student Perspective: “Classes are generally difficult, but in a way that encourages cooperation among students rather than a malicious competition where grades and rank are most important.”
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