RGHS Ram-ily Connection
Partnering With Parents For Student Achievement
A "Message" from the Principal
Happy New Year, Ramily! We have made it to 2022 and are nearing the end of our first semester of in person learning and the official grading period. This new year brings us a season of hope, joy, experiences and opportunities. We all have an opportunity to make changes that will allow us to become better in various areas of our lives. This new year allows us to refocus our efforts on improving our health, relationships, communities and our commitments to being the very best version of ourselves. In our efforts to focus on our health and safety, we would like your support in monitoring your child's health each day. If you, your high school scholar or anyone in your household is feeling ill or has been in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, please contact the school and keep your scholar home to quarantine. The health and safety of all is our priority. It will take the efforts of each of us to ensure that we get through this pandemic safely. Continue to encourage your scholar to wear masks when they are on our campus, in the classrooms and hallways. We understand that scholars are getting tired of wearing them, but we must all comply in order to keep each other healthy and safe and stop the spread.
The first semester officially ends for high school scholars on January 13, 2022. This will serve as the final date for any assignments to be turned in to teachers for credit. Please speak with your scholar to ensure that they have gone through to complete any and all missing assignments, as well as, reach out to their teachers for additional support. The week of January 10-13 will serve as our final exam week for the high school. As such, we will dismiss at 10:40 a.m. those days and will not have Late Start Wednesday at the high school. This will provide scholars with a final opportunity to improve their grades and pass their classes for the semester. Please support our efforts and encourage your child to do their very best to finish strong for the first semester. January 14, 2021 will serve as a teacher work day, in which grades will be finalized for the semester. Students will not have virtual classes on January 14 or January 17, as we celebrate the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Scholars will return to campus for the second semester on January 18, 2022. Please have your scholar to check their SIS portal to see their new schedules for the second semester.
As always, we are a RAMily, we are one through it all. Thank you all for your continued support throughout this first semester. Stay safe, remain healthy and know that we are here for each of you every step of the way. Our Ramily ROCKS!
Parent Focus: We Need You Parents!
Ms. Dunnell would like to recognize Dorien K. She stated, "He is a hard worker, super polite, and just a nice guy".
Ms. Atkinson would like to recognize A"Mire G. She stated, "A'Mire is a Sophomore Scholar that is in AP and Pre-AP classes. Academically he performs well, and is a top Scholar, but beyond Academics he is a student that represents the best qualities of RGHS. He always makes sure that he is doing what is expected of him when his teachers are not present, and encouraging his classmates to do the same."
Dr. Givens would like to recognize Shantana W. She stated, "Since the beginning of the year she has consistently made the highest scores on all assignments. She always has a positive attitude. She also is a very dependable student and role model."
Ms. Falls would like to recognize Arissa F.-J. She stated, "Arissa has been awarded the Saint Louis University's Vice Presidents' Scholarship with a total award amount of $100,000."
Ms. Younger would like to recognize Ja'Taj K. She stated, "My Senior mentor has helped me devise a routine for working with my 3 ELL students."
Ms. Younger would also like to recognize Edwin C. She stated, "Edwin maintains wonderful grades while supporting/ tutoring/translating for my ELL students. He also helps Mr. Haynes with his soccer team." She also says that Edwin and Ja'Taj have truly helped her do an effective job teaching Spanish speaking students and she appreciates their help.
Ms. Boothby would like to recognize Daishya P. She stated, "She has good attendance and has raised her SRI score by 344 points. She participates in class and is always polite and friendly."
Ms. Boothby would also like to recognize Janiyah C. She stated, "She raised her SRI test score by 157 points. She participates in class and is always polite and friendly."
Mr. Haynes would like to recognize Julissa W. He stated, "She took the time to self advocate, seeking help for what she did not understand.She has successfully completed work that she would have otherwise struggled with on her own. I am pleased to communicate that she is on the right path."
What's Going On At The View?
- Jan 3: RGHS scholars & staff return to campus
- Jan 7: Dream it Big Inc. Food distribution- 2:50 pm (in front of high school each Thursday)
- Jan 10-13: Winter Assessments--Early Release 7:30-10:40 AM (high school only-See flyer below for details)
- Jan 11: SAB Meeting @ 7:00 PM: To view the agenda, visit https://go.boarddocs.com/mo/rgsd/Board.nsf/Public.
- Jan 14: Teacher Work Day- No School
- Jan 14: Vaccination Clinic @ RGHS Gym (see flyer below for details)
- Jan 15-Mar 31: Walgreens Expressions Challenge (see flyer below for details)
- Jan 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday-No School
- Jan 17: Mid County Martin Luther King Parade & Program (see flyer below for details)
- Jan 25: SAB Meeting @ 7:00 PM: To view the agenda, visit https://go.boarddocs.com/mo/rgsd/Board.nsf/Public.
- Jan 27: Virtual FAFSA Frenzy (see flyer below for details)
RGHS Reminders & Updates
2021-2022 RGHS Admin Team
Office 2: A-F
Mr. Alex Clark- Assistant Principal
Office 3: G-L
Mr. Jamison Rusthoven-Assistant Principal
Office 4: M-S
Dr. Monica Perry- Assistant Principal
Upper Office 9: T-Z
Dr. Jarret Smith-Alternative Ed. Administrator
Lower Office 9
Ms. Mashonda Behling-Special School District Area Coordinator
Mr. Zachary Thurwalker- Athletic Director
Home to School Coordinator Team
The Home to School Coordinator Team is committed to continue our efforts to support students and families as they connect with the school community during the 2021-2022 school year. We aim to encourage students to attend school regularly and strive for academic success. In doing so, we will connect with school counselors, teachers, administrators and community agencies to implement strategies and develop activities that will promote student success. Feel free to contact us using the information provided below:
- Mrs. C. Brown: Office 2 (A-F)
- Mr. D. Pitts: Office 3 (G-L)
- Mr. T. Martin: Office 4 (M-S)
- Ms. T. Pikes: Office 9 (T-Z)
Student Support Team
9th grade counselor: Ms. R. Ross
10th grade counselor: Mr. M. Wharton
11th grade counselor: Mrs. T. Beverly
12th grade counselor: Mrs. A. Graham
Social Worker: Ms. W. Ross
College Advisor: Mr. M. Morrison
Click here to view the district's Return to School Plan for the 2021-2022 school year.
Expectations: Learning During a Quarantine
In the event that scholars and/or teachers are sent home for 10 days of quarantine, the affected group of students will participate in virtual learning with their classroom teacher. Students and teachers must log into Google Classroom for virtual learning during the quarantine period. Therefore, teachers will implement the concurrent teaching model that was implemented in Spring 2021, using the Google Classroom platform.
Student Class Schedule
- Student's lunch pin is their username
- Student's 6-digit birthday is their password, ie.091619 (September 16, 2019)
Click here to login and access class schedules, grades, and other important information.
Please review the Student Handbook with your child to stay up to date with RGSD policies.
RGHS Dress Code & Mask Guidelines
Additionally, students must get a temporary ID if they do not have their permanent ID when they check in at school. The prices for temporary ID's and Replacement ID's are the following:
- Temporary ID= $ 1.00
- Replacement ID= $ 3.00
- Replacement ID and lanyard=$ 5.00
A "Quote" to Remember
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