RHS 23-24 School Year Information

August 1st, 2023

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Dear RHS Students and Families -

Greetings from Rosemount High School! The start of the 2023-2024 school year is quickly approaching and we are thrilled to welcome back ALL students for the first day of school on Wednesday, August 30. The purpose of this communication is to provide important reminders for key dates, events, and other start of the year information. While this message contains a large amount of information and links, it is all-inclusive and should be referenced first when questions arise from students and families. Please visit the RHS website for updated information.

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!

Go Irish!! ☘️


Pete Roback


First Day of School -- Wednesday, August 30

Students in Grade 9 report by 7:40am

Grade 9 students report to the Main Gym to begin the day. After welcome program, students will:

  • attend Advisory to review finalized Trimester 1 schedules
  • attend all class periods while not mixing with returning students
  • attend an all-class meeting and activity


  • Busses will run the regular pick up schedule for 9th grade students.

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

  • Grade 10 students report to Student Center for lunch by 11:10 a.m.
  • Grade 11 students report to the the Performing Arts Center (PAC) by 11:10 a.m.
  • Grade 12 students report to the Main Gym by 11:10 a.m.

Grades 10-12 students attend mandatory class meetings, lunch and Advisory where they will review finalized Trimester 1 schedules.


  • Bus transportation will be available for two pick up times on the first day of school. The first pick up time will accommodate Grade 9 students starting their day at 7:40am. The second pick up time for students in grades 10-12 will be 3.5 hours after the normal pick up times (for example, for a 7:07am pickup time the bus will pick up at 10:37am).
  • Career Development students will not travel to or attend Career Development courses on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 30th. All Career Development Classes, including where RHS students travel to other schools, will begin on Thursday, August 31st. See your counselor for any transportation or scheduling concerns.

Current Middle School students who will be attending RHS will NOT report to RHS on the first day of school Wednesday, August 30th. We have an alternative schedule with special programming for our 9th grade students in the morning and 10th-12th grade students in the afternoon. Report directly to your middle school at their regular start time and they will provide you with instructions for the morning on the first day. Please attend RHS on the second day of school, Thursday, August 31st when we begin our regular 7 period schedule starting with Period 1 at 7:40am.

ALL students report by 7:40am on Thursday, August 31st and will attend all class periods.

Key Dates at a Glance

Building open for self-guided tours - August 14-15 from 8:00am-3:00pm

9th Grade Orientation - Monday, August 28 - 6:00-8:00pm (students and parents/guardians)

First Day of School - Wednesday, August 30 (9th grade only in the morning)

School Pictures – Thursday, August 31 - throughout the school day (make-up day - Oct 12)

No School for Students - Friday, September 1 and Monday, September 4

Parent/Guardian Orientation – Monday, September 18 - 6:00-8:30pm

9th Grade Respect Retreat - Wednesday September 20 - 8:00am- 2:10pm

*9th Grade Parents/Guardians please complete the Respect Retreat Parent Permission Form in MyPayments Plus by Wednesday September 13th, 2023.

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

RHS Daily Schedule

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RHS Attendance / Cell Phone Policy

Please read this section carefully as there will be an increased focus and accountability regarding student attendance and the RHS cell phone policy this school year.
Attendance/Absence Process

When illness, emergency, excusable appointment, or substantial family need requires absence from school (all or part of the day), the student’s parent/guardian must REPORT ABSENCES ONLINE VIA OUR ROSEMOUNT HIGH SCHOOL HOME PAGE.

Cell Phone Policy

RHS staff may confiscate cell phones from students who violate the cell phone policy. Use in restrooms and locker rooms is strictly prohibited

Leaving School

RHS and all other District 196 schools have “closed campuses.” Students are not permitted to leave campus. Please avoid scheduling appointments during school hours.

Tardy Procedures

Students are responsible for being on time to school. Late arrival by more than 5 minutes will result in an unexcused tardy. Tardiness due to oversleeping & transportation difficulties are not acceptable and will result in detention.


Leaving campus during lunch is strictly prohibited. Additionally, students may not have food ordered to the school or delivered to them during the school day. Any food deliveries will be kept in the security vestibule until the end of the school day.

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.
Our Counseling Department offers multiple opportunities for parents/guardians to learn information about RHS and college and career planning, and to give feedback to RHS faculty during the 2023-24 school year. Click HERE to find a calendar of events.

Student Pictures on Thursday, August 31, 2023

Picture day is on Thursday, August 31st. 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: EVTZD8RGB
  3. Set up your account and determine a photo package you wish to order.

Make-ups will be October 12th

District 196 iPad User Agreement and Yearly Protection Plan

District 196 offers an optional Yearly Protection Plan to families for $20 per iPad to cover the cost of potential theft and damage throughout the school year. The plan is free for students eligible for the Educational Benefits Program, so it is recommended that parents and guardians complete that application first. The Educational Benefits application is available at District196.org; select Services from the main menu, then Nutrition Services.

All families are asked to review and acknowledge the iPad Student User Agreement and either accept or decline the optional Yearly Protection Plan by Sept. 18, 2023. Until that date, the district will cover damages (not loss) to allow families time to complete the review and sign-up process. After Sept. 18, until the Yearly Protection Plan is accepted, the family is responsible for any costs associated with loss or damage of the iPad as defined in the Yearly Protection Plan details. Families can accept the Yearly Protection Plan at any time throughout the school year by logging into their MyPaymentsPlus account, searching for “iPad” and selecting the desired option to accept or decline the protection plan. Both options ask to review and acknowledge the Student User Agreement. For directions on using MyPaymentsPlus or creating an account, go to District196.org, select Community from the main menu, then Family Resources. For assistance, families should contact their child’s school.

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)

Breakfast and Lunch

For the 2023-2024 school year, meals are free for all students. All families are highly encouraged to complete an Application for Educational Benefits (below). Your approved application provides critical funding to our school district. This compensatory aid helps increase funding for teachers, paraprofessionals and social workers to include math and reading support. An approval for educational benefits also allows families to receive discounted Activities/Athletics/Community Education fees.

Click HERE for RHS Nutrition Information.

Educational Benefits Application

All families are encouraged to complete an Educational Benefits Application, formerly the free and reduced-price meals application. Your student(s) may qualify! Applications for the 2023-24 school year are available.

Important School Rules, Procedures, and Processes Information for Students and Families


For students in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades who would like a school locker for the 2023-2024 school year please complete the form below. 9th grade and students with special needs 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.

How to Open Your Locker Video

Parking Information and Permits

Parking permits are available for Seniors to purchase on August 1 in MyPaymentsPlus for $80.00 per Trimester. Parking permits for Juniors will be available starting August 14. At this time, no sophomores will be offered parking passes. Parking permits will be available for purchase until sold out. Once the student parking lot is sold out, students can purchase permits for parking at the Rosemount Community Center for $20 per trimester.

Permits will be purchased in MyPaymentsPlus, and there is a limited number of permits available. Students are expected to park in the designated area reserved for RHS. All payments must be made through MyPaymentPlus, no cash or check will be accepted this trimester.

RHS Supplies Guidelines

The faculty at Rosemount High School has prepared a general supplies guidelines for families. Every course has its own unique set of supply needs. Teachers will share specific needs with students on the first day of class.

Find supplies guidelines HERE.

RHS Connections

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 (school lunches). 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, Schoology, MyPaymentsPlus, and PayPAMS (school lunches).

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 2,400 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.
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