The Royal Decree

Royal High School's Weekly Bulletin: September 13

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NOW-SEP 30 ASB Donation Drive (See Details Below)

SEP 16 Distracted Driving PSA Info Meeting (See flyer in PTSA Section below)

SEP 17 Key Club Shoe Drive (Drive by Drop off shoes at school parking lot between 10:45-11:45)

SEP 18 Spirit Day! Bring your pet to school Post a picture of you with your pet and tag @the.royalkingdom or send the photo to to be included in our spirit reflection video

SEP 23 Topper's Restaurant Night (Show flyer to benefit Sophomore Class)

SEP 23 Final Exams Periods 1 & 2 - Special Schedule: PERIOD 1 A&B 8:00-10:25, PERIOD 2 A&B 11:35-2:00

SEP 24 First Day of Periods 3 & 4

SEP 26 All About the Burger Restaurant Night

SEP 27-OCT 3 Banned Books Week

SEP 28 No School

SEP 29 Distracted Driving PSA Info Make up Meeting (See flyer below)

OCT 3 Makenna Koffee Co.

OCT 15 Yogurtland Fundraiser

OCT 27 Chipotle Restaurant Night

NOV 2 Last Day of Periods 3 & 4

NOV 3 First Day of Periods 5 & 6

NOV 11 No School

NOV 23-27 Thanksgiving Break

DEC 17 Last Day of Periods 5 & 6

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In this unique fall schedule, the term for Periods 1 and 2 is moving fast. The "Quarter 1" grades will be available this week. The grading window for Q1 closes on September 8th. Quarter 1 grades will be available the next day on the 9th. Please check Aeries this week for Periods 1 and 2 grades only. For questions, please email your student's teachers. Period 0 and 7, as they are held for the entirety of the fall, have a different calendar.


  1. End of Quarter 1: September 1
  2. (Report Card Window: 9/1-9/8)
  3. Final Exam: September 23
  4. End of Term: September 23
  5. (Report Card Window: 9/23-9/29)


  1. End of Quarter 1: October 13
  2. (Report Card Window: 10/12-10/19)
  3. Final Exam: December 14
  4. End of Term: December 17
  5. (Report Card Window: 12/14-1/7)


  1. End of Quarter 1: October 13
  2. (Report Card Window: 10/12-10/19)
  3. Final Exam: December 15
  4. End of Term: December 17
  5. (Report Card Window: 12/14-1/7)


Registration for AP Testing (Spring 2021) will open Wednesday, September 16th at 8:00 am via a link on the Royal High School Homepage. All students currently enrolled in an AP course can register (even if your AP class will be held in the 2nd or 3rd term of distance learning). Students at RHS are not required to take the AP test for any AP course they are enrolled in, but it is encouraged. Information and instructions will be sent out early this week. Please read and follow them closely. Registering for the test and paying for the test are done on two separate online systems (both must be done). The deadline for registering at RHS is November 10th, 2020. For questions, contact Mr. Dobson.


During this difficult time, we realize students may be struggling academically, interpersonally, and emotionally. We also realize there is a unique level of stress on all families with school-aged children. To that end, the Royal Counseling Department is available for support, to connect you with local resources, and to help provide foundational support for student's at school and in distance learning. Supports include but are not limited to:

  • Academic Struggle and Support
  • Communication with RHS Staff (and support for distance learning)
  • Social-Emotional Well-Being
  • College & Career Planning
  • Supporting families in ensuring that students are reporting to distance learning and thriving

For help with any of these, students and/or families can begin by emailing their counselor to discuss needs, discuss resources, and create strategies. (For additional questions regarding counseling services, please reach out to Mr. Dobson.)

You may also visit our Royal Counseling Web Site for more information.


Monte Vista has allowed RHS and SSHS to run TA courses through the online Canvas platform. You should have received multiple email from Monte Vista as well as Mr. Dobson to register for the Canvas Program. This also included instructions for the self-paced module calendar for this course. For questions, email Mr. Dobson.


In previous years we have administered the PSAT/NMSQT to 11th and 10th-grade students. Due to our current circumstances, we are unable to host this event this fall. The College Board has now opened up a new date on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, which we are hoping to offer to our students. The January administration will have the same benefits as the October PSAT/NMSQT, including eligibility for programs administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. We will send families an email by mid-October when ordering for the January administration is open. Please contact Mr. Dobson if you have any questions.


Mrs. Hong's Office Hours are Updated for Appointments if you need to meet about Colleges, Careers, and Life After Royal!

Calling Out ALL Royal Students - Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

EVERY WEEK, College Admissions from Across the Country are Coming to Royal (virtually) to answer your Questions about the College Admission Process. Especially with all the changes due to COVID-19, have you started freaking out yet?!

No worries, Register on your Naviance (located on the Royal HS website) >>> Then, on the home page, scroll down and on the bottom right is "What's New." Click "more info" and then click the Register button.

Coming soon to Royal: Pepperdine University, Cal Lutheran University, University of Michigan, University of Oregon, ArtCenter College of Design, and more ..

CLICK HERE to visit our Academics Homepage

CLICK HERE TO visit our Counseling Department Homepage



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Is there a club you wanted to join but missed CLUB RUSH? Email the Club Advisor and express your interest!

SEP 27 - OCT 3 Banned Books Week As Banned Books Week runs from September 27th to October 3rd, a week dedicated toward reading and celebrating our freedom to read and write as we please, let’s do the same at Royal! Read your favorite book or continue reading a new one throughout this week. Each day, @the.royalkingdom will feature a special book and have a special theme. On Friday, students can post a photo of themselves with their favorite book and tag @theroyalhs, @the.royalkingdom, and #bannedbooksweek to celebrate this week. Royal will try to feature as many students as we can!

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Are you looking for some Royal gear? Each week we will feature the deal of the week, and you can shop online (or shop in person) during ASB office hours. M-F 8:00-3:30 (closed 1:00-2:00). Come in the stadium gate by the gym. A mask must be worn and social distancing maintained.

This week's special: Receive a FREE Royal High School "R" Key Chain with any purchase of $20 or more! This is a heavy duty, quality key chain that makes a great gift for yourself or someone else - don't miss out!

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Normally, at the beginning of the year, students get their ID cards and have the opportunity to purchase an ASB Sticker. This sticker gives the student admittance to all home athletic events and discounts on dance tickets. The money raised pays for the many expenses incurred by ASB to provide engaging activities such as rallies, games & activities, decorations, club office expenses, graduation expenses, officials & security for athletic games, and so much more that directly benefits all our students. Because of the current circumstances, we are not selling ASB Stickers this year. However, we have an even greater need to support our students in innovative and meaningful ways. In order to do so, we are asking for ASB Donations. These donations are tax deductible and will be used 100% to benefit the students school-wide. Go to the Webstore, and follow the directions for logging in, select ASB, and then donation. We appreciate ALL donations and as an extra incentive, if we are allowed to have fans at the many athletic games second semester, we will give a sticker to each student who donates $50 or more by September 30th. This will serve as a ticket to all home athletic events (with the exception of CIF playoffs). In the event that we must limit the number of fans, we will have a lottery drawing for all qualifying students.

Thank you so much for supporting our students!



You can make a difference! Attend one of the informational meetings via zoom to find out the contest rules and requirements to make a 60 second PSA informing the public on the dangers of distracted driving. Prizes will be awarded and there will be a public viewing of selected PSAs (See flyer above for more info).


"I matter because"... is the theme of this year's Reflections program. Now’s the time to get to work on your Reflections entries. You can submit in Dance, Film, Literature, Visual Arts, Photography or Music Composition. Click here for our PTSA website where you may download the application to submit with your artwork. Entries are due on October 2, 2020. Contact us at with any questions.


Your Royal High PTSA is looking for student representation. If you know a high school student who would be interested in joining our PTSA to make a difference in their high school community? We are looking to form a team of student representatives to help advise our PTSA to better support our students' needs. This form needs to be completed by the end of the day 9/18/20. Please click here to fill out the form to be considered for a position. Questions? Contact Mary Morrissey.


Congratulations Class of '21 - It's time for your senior portraits! If you have not already taken them at O'Connor Bros. Studios, please call (805) 306-9542 and make an appointment for your senior portrait sitting. The sitting fee is $38, and this will be the picture used in the yearbook. We do not use any other photos in the senior section because we keep it looking very formal and official, so if you don't have a portrait taken, you will not appear in the senior section.


Royal aims to provide insight into unique college options for students & families. Our source is the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2020 - an annual comprehensive catalog of diverse universities here in California and nationwide.

THIS WEEK: University of Denver

Click here for Admissions Info

Click here for Tuition & Financial Aid Info

Enrollment: 5,486

Acceptance Rate: 58%

DETAILS: The only major midsized private university between Tulsa and the West Coast. DU’s campus in residential Denver is pleasant, and brochures tout Rocky Mountain landscapes and healthy lifestyles. A haven for skiing enthusiasts and business majors, DU has gotten more selective in recent years.

The oldest private university in the Rocky Mountain region, the University of Denver is where former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice earned her B.A. in political science at age 19 and later returned for a Ph.D. in international studies. Her mentor was Soviet specialist Joseph Korbel, father of former secretary of state Madeline Albright. Thus, it’s not surprising that DU boasts strong programs in political science, international studies, and public affairs. Many students, however, opt for DU’s business program, and the campus location offers ample opportunities for networking, skiing, and taking in the beautiful Colorado landscape. “Students bring their exploration of the world into the classroom by being inquisitive and curious about their chosen fields,” observes a senior.

DU’s 125-acre main campus is located in a comfortable residential neighborhood only eight miles from downtown Denver and an hour east of major ski areas. Architectural styles vary and materials include brick, limestone, Colorado sandstone, and copper. Nearby Mount Evans (14,264 feet) is home to the world’s loftiest observatory, a DU facility available to both professors and students. A new facility for the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science recently opened, serving as a hub for interdisciplinary, STEM-related research and scholarship.

Under the general education requirements, undergraduate students choose from a series of courses from the Common Curriculum that emphasize writing and rhetoric, language, analytical inquiry, and scientific inquiry. “At first I thought, ‘Who wants to take these science, art, and English classes?’” explains a business major. “But now that I’ve completed the core, I feel better about myself and my world knowledge.” University rules stipulate that all core courses must be taught by senior faculty. Core courses are supplemented by a first-year seminar (limited to 15 students) and an advanced seminar, which serves as a capstone to the curriculum model. As part of their orientation, freshmen spend 10 hours with a small group of students and a professor discussing a collection of essays by prominent writers.

DU Student Perspective: Professors desire to become more like mentors to their students, rather than ‘that one professor who taught that one class."

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