Rosemount H.S. Update

Tuesday, August 24th 2021

Dear RHS Students and Families -

Greetings from Rosemount High School! The start of the 2021-2022 school year is quickly approaching and we are thrilled to welcome back ALL students on September 1. The purpose of this communication is to provide important reminders for key dates, events, and other start of the year information. Details will continue to be updated on the RHS Website.


More than ever, we look forward to focusing on our work with students, establishing positive relationships, and helping and supporting them through the learning and growth process. We ask that our community come together to keep students at the center. Please assume positive intentions and a student focused approach when working with teachers, administrators, and other staff throughout the year. Students benefit from strong connections between school and home; we are better when working together!


Be kind. Stay calm. Go Irish!! ☘️


Sincerely,


Pete Roback

Principal


#irishstrong

#WeCanDoThisTogether

First Day of School, Wednesday, September 1st

Students in Grade 9 report by 7:40am

-Grade 9 students report to the Main Gym to begin the day.

-They attend Advisory to review their finalized schedule and attend all classes.

-They will attend a class meeting and class activity.

-Time will be provided for iPad/log in help, counseling, parking passes, additional assistance.


Students in Grades 10-12 report by 11:10am

-Grade 10-12 students attend class meetings, lunch and Advisory to review their finalized schedule.

-Time will be provided for iPad/log in help, counseling, parking passes, additional assistance.


Note: ALL students report by 7:40am on Thursday, September 2nd

Key Dates at a Glance

Building open for self-guided tours - August 23-24 from 7:00am-3:00pm

9th Grade Orientation - Monday, August 30 - 6:00-8:00pm

First Day of School - Wednesday, September 1 (9th grade only in the morning)

Second Day of School - Thursday, September 2 (all grade levels)

School Pictures – Thursday, September 2 - throughout the school day (make-up day the week of October 4th, actual day TBD)

No School for Students - Friday, September 3, Monday, September 6, and Tuesday, September 7

Parent/Guardian Orientation – Monday, September 20 - 5:45-8:15pm

Back to School Informational Letter

mailed home to families the first week of August

School Hours

  • Doors Open: 7:10 AM

  • Arrival of Buses at RHS: 7:25 AM (approx.)

  • Start of School: 7:40 AM

  • End of School: 2:30 PM

  • Doors Close: 3:00 PM

Before and After School/Visitors

  • The building will be open at 7:10am. The school day ends at 2:30 and students must leave the building at that time (unless they are rostered in a cocurricular activity scheduled for that day or working directly with a teacher). Please plan your transportation to and from RHS to allow for these times.
  • All visitors must have a scheduled appointment and check-in with Campus Security at the Main Entracne.

Schedule at Rosemount High School

Big picture
Make sure your iPad is ready

Click on this link for trouble shooting issues with your iPad. If you are still having issues, please reach out to our RHS Tech Team (https://rhs.district196.org/academics/rhs-technology)

Attendance

District 196 Attendnace Policy

Expectation – Excessive absences may have adverse consequences due to the inability for students to keep up with course assignments, activities, assessments, etc. With the exception of the school-authorized and verified absences noted below, high school students are expected to attend every class every day.


Verified – Absences which are verified by the parent/guardian

with reasons accepted by the school. Accepted reasons are:


ATTENDANCE/ABSENCE NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES


When illness, emergency, excusable appointment, or substantial family need requires absence from school (all or part of the day), the student’s parent or guardian must REPORT TO THE SCHOOL ON THE MORNING OF EACH DAY OF ABSENCE. ABSENCES SHOULD BE REPORTED ONLINE ONLY VIA OUR ROSEMOUNT HIGH SCHOOL HOME PAGE.

PRE-PLANNED ABSENCES


Absences of one day or more which are pre-planned (i.e. college visits, vacations, family need, educational experiences) must be pre-authorized through the attendance office (one week in advance is strongly recommended). These absences count in the maximum absence rule under the attendance policy. A parent email via our web page is required. The student should collect make-up work from all teachers prior to departure.


LEAVING SCHOOL


RHS and all other District 196 schools have “closed campuses.” Parents are ­encouraged to schedule appointments outside of the school day. However, if this is not possible, please keep daytime appointments to a minimum. Parents are to report the absence via our web page. Leaving campus during lunch is strictly prohibited; requests from parents to allow their child to leave for lunch will be denied. The student should pick up his/her permission form at the Attendance Desk some time after 1st hour. This form should be shown to the teacher before leaving class. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES may a student leave the school grounds without first obtaining a permit to leave.


PROCEDURE FOR RETURNING TO SCHOOL AFTER LEAVING WITH A PERMIT TO LEAVE


  1. Upon returning, the student reports directly to the Attendance desk with the Permit to Leave to obtain a verified pass to class.
  2. Students are responsible to make up all missed class work.


PROCEDURES FOR RETURNING TO SCHOOL FOLLOWING A VERIFIED ABSENCE


Students are to report directly to class when returning to school. Following an absence, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the teacher for work missed. Generally, students will have two days to make up work for each day of absence or otherwise specified by the teacher. Students are expected to turn in long-term projects when returning from an absence.


PROCEDURES FOR RETURNING TO SCHOOL FOLLOWING AN UNEXCUSED ABSENCE


Students who have unexcused or unauthorized absences must report to the attendance desk for an admit and will be assigned a consequence by the administration.


TARDY PROCEDURES


A student will be considered present in class (not absent) if he/she attends any portion of a class. Students who abuse this policy will be dealt with on an individual basis between the classroom teacher and the appropriate building administrator. Students who accumulate two unexcused tardies in a course will be assigned a consequence, including detention, school service, and confiscation of cell phone, car keys, or revocation of condensed day. Parking pass may also be denied or cancelled.

Student Pictures on September 2nd (make-ups will be in early October)

Picture day is on Thursday, September 2nd. All 9th, 10th, and 11th graders should plan on getting their pictures taken. Seniors can have their pictures taken, if desired. Otherwise, seniors will be submitting senior photos throughout the fall (prior to December 1st).


  1. Go to https://mylifetouch.com
  2. Enter our RHS Picture Day ID is: EVT6PVTJ3
  3. Set up your account and determine a photo package you wish to order.

Breakfast and Lunch (FREE for 2021-2022)

Students in District 196 will be provided breakfast and lunch at no cost during the 2021-22 school year due to a grant provided by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. All families are still encouraged to complete an Educational Benefits Application, formerly the free and reduced-price meals application. A new application must be submitted each year and is what ensures reduced cost activity fees through My Payments Plus.
Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Please complete if you wish to receive reduced or zero cost activity fees for the 2021-2022 school year.

Lockers

For students in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades that would like a school locker for the 2021-2022 school year please complete the form below. 9th grade and center based students have already been assigned their own locker for the year and it appears on their schedule. If you fill out the form below we will send your locker number and combination to the email you list.

Parking Permits


Parking permits are now available for purchase in MyPaymentsPlus for $80.00 per Trimester. Parking permits will be available for purchase until sold out. All payments must be made through Mypaymentplus, no cash or check will be accepted this trimester.

Infinite Campus/Schoology/MyPaymentsPlus/PayPAMS

District 196 uses a combination of robust systems to collect, manage and share information

with students and families. This keeps parents and guardians involved and actively

participating in their student’s education. See the information below for more information.


Students and families new to District 196:

  • Login information will be sent via email from Rosemount High School in mid-August.
  • For MyPaymentsPlus and PayPAMS. Select Minnesota for our state and Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan ISD196 for our school district name.

Students and families continuing in District 196:

  • Continue using existing login credentials for Campus and Schoology.
  • Families will need to create new login credentials for MyPaymentsPlus and PayPAMS. Select Minnesota for our state and Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan ISD196 for our school district name.

Email Communication/Announcements

Through the current email which we have in your Campus Parent portal, you will receive daily school information. If necessary, you may update your email for your Campus Parent portal account. Announcements will also be posted on our webpage.

About Rosemount H.S.

Rosemount High School (est. 1918) is a comprehensive and college preparatory public high school located in Rosemount, Minnesota with an enrollment of 2,565 students in grades 9-12. Rosemount is a community centered school that offers award winning academic, artistic, and athletic programs. The school has been distinguished as one of “America’s Best High Schools” by Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report and the Washington Post.
Big picture