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Randolph Early College High School Newsletter

August 17, 2020

RCC classes begin Monday, August 17th!!! SEMINARS begin as well!

A Day and B Day 9th and 10th Graders

For underclassmen who are with us on A days or B days, all of you will receive information about your afternoon classes Monday morning or Thursday morning. We will begin seminars and a-labs Monday afternoon. You will also begin your college classes. We will work with you to provide you instructions on your class locations and times.


B day students, please plan to be in the RECHS building (Willie Plummer VT Building) on Thursday of this week.

9th Grade Parent Meeting with Student Services (August 18th at 6:00 pm)

Ninth grade parents, you are invited to a Zoom meeting with our School Counselor and RCC Liaison to discuss academic planning. General information about what to expect as a first year high school and college student will also be shared.

Topic: 9th Grade Parent Night with Student Services

Time: Aug 18, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 861 1104 0426

Passcode: 9C5uWF

RCC Orientation for High School Students

(This is copied from an email students received on August 12, 2020)

The following are instructions on how to participate in a very special orientation session for high school students attending RCC. If you are a new student, this is an AMAZING resource to better understand how to navigate the campus and its resources.

Each section contains video and in-depth instructions on how to access things like Moodle, Self-Service, and so much more!

As a returning student, this may be helpful to refresh on how to navigate the virtual campus.

Once you have accessed this course, you will be able to refer back to it at any time within the Moodle portal.

Please follow these steps to complete your orientation course in Moodle:

Step 1: Click on Accessing the CCP Orientation Course and follow the steps to enroll in the course.

Step 2: If prompted for your username and password, please use the username and password that you use for Moodle. If you need to find those, please follow the instructions in Enrolling RCC Accounts.

Step 3: Complete the course by clicking on each topic, items within the topics, knowledge checks, assignments, and final assessment by August 21st. (Mandatory)

The RCC Fall semester will begin August 17th: to provide you with additional resources and support for the coming semester, we have prepared the above online orientation as previously mentioned when you registered for classes. You will access this orientation through Moodle (which is also where you will be accessing your college courses). Please follow the directions we have provided in this email for accessing Moodle and the orientation course.

This orientation is mandatory and must be completed between now and the Friday of the first week of classes (8/21). You can be withdrawn from your classes if you do not complete the modules within the orientation!

We will also be hosting a live question and answer session that you and your parents are invited to on Monday, 8/17 and on Thursday, 8/20 from 6 p.m to 7 p.m. RCC representatives will be in this live session to provide support after you complete the online orientation. Please follow this link to access this live session:

We are excited to support you as we begin this semester and wish you success in your classes. Please know we are here to help during this time of online learning!

Textbook Pick-Up

If you have not picked-up your textbooks, you need to do so immediately. All Biology 110 and 111 kits have arrived. If you are in Biology 110 or 111, please come to the gym to receive your course materials.

Chem 151 students---If you did not receive two codes for your class, please come by the gym to receive the additional code.

You must return all overdue textbooks or pay for lost textbooks prior to receiving your new books!

For Seniors

Effective in the 2020-2021 school year, two doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine are

required for North Carolina students. One dose is required for individuals entering

the seventh grade or by 12 years of age. The second booster dose is required for

individuals entering the 12th grade or by 17 years of age, whichever comes first.

The requirement for the second dose is new this year. Please turn in your shot record to the school office as soon as possible. The deadline is September 3, 2020. If you have questions regarding this new requirement, please feel free to call our school nurse, Monica Hurley, at 336-625-1137.


Starting Monday, August 17th, we will have full transportation service. This means that when traditional schools are in session, RECHS students can be picked up from their home in the mornings and taken to a school hub. Students then ride the shuttle from the hub to RECHS. There is no transportation to student homes in the afternoons.

An additional hub at Wheatmore High School begins August 17th. The bus will leave at 8:00, so please be there at 7:50. Report to the bus loading area. PLEASE SEE THIS DOCUMENT ABOUT PARKING. Parents can park in the red highlighted area and students can walk to the bus area.

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Student Classlink

RCSS now has a single sign on for all students and staff called ClassLink. Students now can access everything they need with just one login. Students will use their student number and their password (birthdate) to access ClassLink.

ClassLink Parent Letter

ClassLink Parent Letter (Spanish)

Lunch Options

Students are able to bring their own lunch, order from Randolph County School System or order from RCC's Armadillo Cafe. If a student orders from RCSS Child Nutrition, the food is prepared at Southmont Elementary and delivered to RECHS. Once a student submits their order to Southmont Elementary, the school cafeteria will prepare the order for that student. Students need to commit to that order, and pick up their food once it is ordered. The online ordering forms are below.
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School Fees

9th Grade-----$17.00 (Instructional and Science Fees)

10th Grade---$17.00 (Instructional and Science Fees)

11th Grade---$17.00 (Instructional and Science Fees)

12th Grade---$42.00 (Instructional and graduation)

Fees go to providing educational opportunities for students both in person and remote, such as subscriptions, lab materials, supplemental books, etc. Remote students can mail these in if they wish. If mailed, please make to the attention of Christy Cross.

Looking Ahead

August 18, 2020 6:00 pm --- 9th Grade Parent Night with Student Services (Virtual)

August 25 and 27, 2020 --- Grades 9-11 Pictures (more information to come regarding remote students)

September 1, 2020 6:00 pm---Senior Parent Night with Student Services (Virtual)

September 3, 2020 6:00 pm---10th and 11th Grade Parent Night with Student Services (Virtual)

October 13 and 15th --- Senior Picture Make-Ups

Student Screenings

Upon arrival, students' temperatures are checked and a series of questions are asked. If your child can answer yes to any of the questions, please keep them at home. You can see the questions here.

Student Attendance

All high school teachers are taking attendance each day for students who are in person and those who are remote. Students must check in with their teachers and complete the required tasks to be counted present. Even our juniors and seniors who are in all college classes, need to complete Ms. Blackmon's Google form daily to be counted present. There is a time cut-off for each teacher, so students need to be aware of the time and complete the tasks as soon as possible.

RCC Schedules

Students, please go into RCC's Self-Service to verify your college schedule. If there is anything that needs to be corrected, please contact Mr. Ferguson. If your college schedule does not match what is on your PowerSchool schedule, please contact Ms. Scott.

RECHS Website

Please check out our school's website for a variety of resources. All Ravens' Nest Newsletters are housed there under the "Students/Families" tab.


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