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#WEareRH - Summer Edition - July 12, 2018

Back to school Blood Drive!

RHHS will be hosting our 2nd Annual Back-to-school Blood Drive on Friday, August 3rd, 8am-2pm, in the RHHS West Campus Gym. Click below and see the poster below for additional information. Every pint counts - please give!

More information about the blood drive

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Taking care of our students - PowerSchool

These days, we all rely heavily on electronic communication. Schools are no different. RHHS relies heavily on PowerSchool as our student information system. This is our electronic database for all student information. It is vital that our information in PowerSchool is accurate. This summer, PowerSchool received some updates allowing for improved communication and access.

This year, Bryan County Schools is implementing online registration. Historically, students registering for Bryan County Schools would have to complete a stack of papers and then that information would have to be transferred to PowerSchool by a school representative. The online registration process should improve efficiency as well as accuracy. Allowing the parent to input the information electronically removes any chance for a clerical error.

Another update is an annual review electronically of your child's demographic information. Parents will be able to log onto PowerSchool from any computer with internet access and review the information that is on file. If changes are necessary, these can be made electronically; if no changes are needed, the user simply verifies that the information is correct. We hope to use this electronic review of information this year if the update is ready in time.

I am asking you to take time now to make sure you, as a parent/guardian, have access to PowerSchool. Do you know how to access the Parent Portal? Do you have a username and password? If you do not, please click this link and give us some information so that we can get in touch with you and help you get access to PowerSchool.

Making sure that our parents have access to PowerSchool so that this information can be routinely verified for accuracy is part of our commitment to taking care of our students. In an emergency situation, we need access to accurate contact information for you and your child's emergency contacts. Additionally, our notification system uses email addresses from PowerSchool to send out the school and district level notifications. Electronic communications such as these newsletters as well as more time sensitive announcements (such as with inclement weather notifications) are only effective if the intended recipient actually receives it.

Thank you for helping us maintain accurate information and helping us take care of your child.

Debi McNeal



Student schedules

Students' schedules are accessible on PowerSchool. PowerSchool access is disabled for students (parents) who owe a fine or fee or who are on the Obligations List. These students (parents) must either take care of the fine/fee/obligation prior to PS access being reinstated or come to the West office to sign-off that they acknowledge the fine/fee/obligation.

Student schedules should be accurate for a large majority of our students. If a student has an error or a class missing in his/her schedule, he/she will submit a schedule change request electronically. The schedule change request link will be published on the RHHS website on Friday, July 20th.

Summer reading and summer assignments

All students attending RHHS for the 2018-2019 school year will have some sort of summer reading assignment. To illustrate our commitment to success and to maintain reading levels, ALL students, regular, honors, and advanced placement, are required to read at least one book over the summer. The grade level and book choices are provided on the RHHS website in the link below.

Additionally, students enrolled in honors level or AP level mathematics, science, English, and social studies courses may have summer reading, research, or other activities and assignments. Please use the link below. You may click on the various core content areas to see the summer assignments for your child’s courses as well as contact information for the course instructors.


Open House - Thursday, August 2nd

RHHS will host our annual Open House on Thursday, August 2nd, 5-7pm.

This year, RHHS is offering an informal Open House from noon-5pm for returning 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. These students/parents may visit the school between 12-5pm on August 2nd to visit their child's advisor and meet teachers. It is less formal because these students are returning to RHHS and generally have fewer questions than our rising 9th graders and new students. I encourage returning students and their parents to use this option if they would like. Returning students are certainly always welcome during the formal Open House, 5-7pm.

School start time changing

This year, RHHS will begin and end a little earlier each day. School will begin at 7:30am with dismissal at 2:30pm. Please begin making any necessary adjustments now so that students are here, and in class, by 7:30am each school day.

School begins on Monday, August 6th at 7:30am.

Senior pictures

Each senior is fully responsible for making his/her appointment for his/her senior pictures. There are still appointments available. If you are a rising senior and have not yet made your appointment, please do this today!


Office Hours for RHHS

RHHS office hours will be 9am-3:30pm, Monday-Friday, July 16th-July 27th. Please make a note that RHHS will be fully closed on Monday, July 30th until 1pm so that all faculty and staff can attend our district-wide convocation.

Beginning Tuesday, July 31st, RHHS office hours will return to our normal school day office hours of 7am-3:30pm.

Student parking: parking permits for all go on sale July 16

Regular parking permits will go on sale Monday, July 16th, for $65.

On the first day of school, August 6th, all vehicles parked on campus must have the required parking permit displayed.

All Sports Pass is on sale now

RHHS Athletics is excited to offer an ALL SPORTS PASS for next school year. The pass will allow for the holder to get into all RHHS home athletic events for the 2018-19 school year. This is a value of over $350! Individual football game tickets will be $8 next year, and other athletic events range from $5-$7.

The ALL SPORTS PASS is being sold to students for $65. Rising seniors, as a senior privilege, may purchase this pass for $50. These passes are sold individually and not transferable to another person. The card-holder's name will be printed on the card.

We will only make these available until July 20th. After this date, no more All Sports Passes will be sold.

The All Sports Pass is purchased through MyPaymentsPlus - click the link below or the MyPaymentsPlus link on the RHHS website.


SAT and ACT test dates and registration information

The SAT and ACT are given several times throughout each school year. Please click the links below for additional information about test dates, registration deadlines, and information about how to register.

Fee waivers are available for students on free/reduced lunch. Students should talk to their counselor for more information.

SAT information

ACT information