Raven Family Resource
Royal Oak High School - January 27, 2023
We are looking forward to the start of semester two Tuesday January 31, 2023. Let's begin this semester with the end in mind and that is to be successful! A big thank you goes out to our entire Raven community for the support rendered over the past few weeks. This has no doubt been a tough season for our High School community, but we have collectively shown ourselves to be Raven Strong. Thank you for all you do!
OAKLAND SCHOOLS ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN READ-IN
Oakland Schools is proud to host author Derrick Barnes and illustrator/author Vanessa Brantley Newton as their guests for this year's African American Read-In. These award winning authors have a vast collection of books for readers of all ages. The first 500 Oakland County students who register will receive one of their books.
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Location: Virtual via Zoom
BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK
If you would like to have your child participate in this program, please fill out this form. Be sure to indicate if you child has any food allergies. If your child has a food allergy, you as the parent are responsible for checking all food labels when the food arrives home. Royal Oak Schools, as well as Blessings in a Backpack, will not be held responsible for any accidental food allergen exposure.
HAVEN CONSENT TRAINING - Updated
This year ROHS is offering HAVEN’s Consent Training for high school seniors. HAVEN’s Consent Training program will occur during the school day and is designed to support young adults in the development of safe relationships by providing information to increase understanding of ethical/affirmative consent, effective bystander techniques, and how to respond and support a friend who has experienced sexual violence. The curriculum will be presented by skilled Prevention Education Specialists. Haven will be presenting to our 12th-grade students in February during the school day.
If you DO NOT want your 12th-grade child to participate in HAVEN’s Consent Training, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by February 3 to OPT-OUT.
HAVEN CONSENT TRAINING - Non-Gender Specific Session
We recognize that some students may feel more comfortable in a non-gender specific group and we will be hosting an additional session on Monday, February 27, 2023, at 9:00 am. If you would like to attend the non-gender-specific session, please fill out this FORM.
*Note: students will need to be signed into their RO student account to submit the form.
As a reminder, MiStar is the official gradebook and Parent(s)/Guardian(s) can go to the MiStar Parent Portal to see up-to-date grades for their child. If you have any questions about your child's progress or would like to meet with your child's teacher, please connect with them directly to schedule a conference time. (ROHS Staff Directory)
SCHEDULING FOR THE 23-24 SCHOOL YEAR
Scheduling for the 2023-2024 school year is well underway. The opportunity to review your child’s course requests for next school year will begin in February. However, please begin talking with your child about the courses they selected. In addition, if your child has any questions about course offerings, ROHS counselors will be meeting individually with students in the upcoming weeks. Please note that there will be multiple opportunities for parents/guardians to review schedules.
ROHS PICK-UP & DROP-OFF
We know that drop-off and pick-up can be difficult with everyone's busy schedules. With a few hundred students who are coming to and leaving school during a very short turnaround time of 10 - 15 minutes, we need to ensure safety. In order to do this in a safe and efficient manner, it is imperative that all families respect and follow the designated drop-off and pick-up location.
One of the greatest and growing areas of concern is the practice of families dropping students off in the circle drive (Lexington/Crooks). This is an area for buses only. We will be working with RO Police Officers to help reinforce this No Parking/Drop off Zone. Thank you for your support and understanding.
Your continued and consistent help is needed. While having family discussions, we ask that you partner with us to speak out against vaping. Collectively we can do this. Our goal is to change this negative behavior occurring around our great school (especially in the bathrooms). Together WE can make a difference. OUR entire school community will be better because of this work. Thank you so much in advance for your efforts. OUR kids will love us for it!
NO PLACE FOR HATE
ROHS is pleased to join the ADL in the NO PLACE FOR HATE campaign. As partners in this student driven commitment, ROHS's pledge is to:
- Try at all times to be aware of bias and seek to understand those perceived different from others
- Reach out to support those who are targets of hate
- Think of specific ways to promote respect for people and create a prejudice free zone
- Speak out against all forms of prejudice and discrimination
Parent(s)/Guardian(s) can complete the ECF Chromebook Request Form in order to get a Chromebook for a student. Please make sure to read the request/commitment form carefully. Chromebooks will be delivered to ROHS toward the end of each week.
Please visit the District Technology Website for additional information and support. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Hermon (Amy.Hermon@royaloakschools.org)
ROHS will offer free math tutoring provided by the math department for any ROHS student enrolled in: Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. Daily Math Tutoring Schedule.
CREDIT RECOVERY 22/23
Credit Recovery is an opportunity for students to make up credit for graduation. Classes are $200 per class. Credit Recovery meets Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday in the Learning Commons from 3:15 - 5:15 each week. Please see the attached link for sign up information.
ROHS CANVAS COMMUNITY PAGERoyal Oak High School has created an ROHS Canvas Community page/course. This page houses different resources which includes, but is not limited to support contacts, wellness resources, career and testing information, scholarships and counseling information. Canvas works in conjunction with MiStar. On your student’s schedule you’ll notice it’s 10th period. Students do not need to do anything for this page/course. It is another way to give students the resources that they need.
UPCOMING CAREER PATHWAY PRESENTATIONS
February 9 -
- 1st hour - Automobile Information Technology: Ford – IT / Global Data Team – Product Manager and Agile Coach. 25+ Years in Automotive IT. The systems that have been the most fun are real-time, interactive with customers, making their lives easier and more rewarding!
- 3rd hour - IT Software Solutions Architect. A software solution architect is an advanced solution architectural professional that works in the information technology (IT) industry. Their primary goal is to create solutions for business problems using information technology
February 10 -
- 9:30 am - MAT2 (Michigan Advanced Technician Training). This 1/2 hour program will focus on an apprenticeship program where students alternate between classroom instruction and on-the-job training, gaining the necessary hands-on skills and real-world experiences for them to become a successful and productive member of the skilled workforce. Recommended for 11th & 12th grades.
Look for more information soon!
Tips from Engineering Professionals:
- During college - create a Linkedin Account. Make sure you have a professional email account. You could do this in high school, but would be better in college. Good place to network and find employment.
- Resumes - keep to one page until you have 3-5 years of work experience.
- Job Search - Follow up with email and/or phone calls! Do not wait for the employer to make the next move.
- Internships/Co-ops - Start to apply after winter break your Freshman Year in college. Look for lesser known companies! (not just GM, Ford, etc...). Many openings go unfilled due to lack of applicants.
- Networking: Keep a list of contacts that you make along the way and where you met them. They can be used in the future for advice and employment!
Parent Guide to State Assessments in Michigan: Provided by the National PTSA. 2017.
What is the Purpose of Summative Assessment?
There are two types of assessments — assessment for learning and assessment of learning. Summative assessments are assessments of learning; their purpose is to describe how much a student has learned by the end of a period of instruction.
Summative assessment may be in the form of:
- extended cycle assessments, which include end of-course exams, capstone projects or portfolios, performance assessments, and annual statewide summative assessments
- shorter cycle assessments, which include end-of unit tests, reports and thesis papers, and midterm exams
The M-STEP, PSAT™ 8/9 for Grade 8, SAT® with Essay, MI-Access, WIDA ACCESS for ELLs, and
WIDA Alternate ACCESS for ELLs are all examples of extended cycle statewide summative assessments.
These assessments, which students take once each year, measure the student’s progress toward
achieving Michigan’s academic and English language development standards. Annual assessment results can be used by school and district administrators, policymakers, and state officials to identify areas where aggregate student groups are, or are not, meeting the state standards; to determine whether local curricula are aligned to state standards; to evaluate program effectiveness; and to assure that schools and districts most in need of assistance are identified and getting the help they need. These assessments do not provide data that is to be used forday-to-day decisions.
Testing and Career Development Coordinator: Janet Norling
Andrea Grove - Counselor (A-D)
TBD- Counselor (E-K)
Carrie Laurence - Counselor (L-R)
Kevin Botos - Counselor (S-Z)
Emily Wade - Special Education Social Worker
Elizabeth Reynolds - Special Social Worker
KaiLi McGrath - General Education Social Worker
ATTENTION SENIORS: Please review Scholarship Opportunities---updated regularly LINK
ATTENTION JUNIORS and SOPHOMORES: If you are interested in applying for OSTC next year (2023-2024) please fill out this application. The sooner you submit your application the better chance you will have of being accepted to your 1st program choice. Please see Mrs. Grove if you have any questions.
Royal Oak PTA Council Annual Founders' Day celebration! SAVE THE DATE!
Founders' Day is a National PTA event in which PTAs and PTSAs across the nation celebrate the founding of PTA and honor local school volunteers.
We recognize that family and community support are integral to our success. This is why we encourage you to join the Royal Oak High School Parent-Teacher-Student Association! Check out the website for more information. The next PTSA meeting is January 30, 2023. This meeting is virtual.
NOT RECEIVING ROHS UPDATES?
If you hear from another ROHS parent that they are not receiving these updates, please encourage them to contact Sarah Mohler (Sarah.Mohler@oakland.k12.mi.us). She can help resolve the issue.
- Canvas Access Instructions
- Dr. Kim’s Corner: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
- Raven Haven School Store
- ROS Music Department Updates
- ROHS Guardian Tech Resources
- Special Education Department Website
>>Call 8-555-OK2SAY (855-565-2729)
>>Text to 652729 (OK2SAY)
>>Email OK2SAY (OK2SAY@mi.gov)
>>Visit the website (https://www.michigan.gov/ok2say)
STUDENT RO ACCOUNTS
>>Click here for email access instructions
>>Students are encouraged to change their passwords. They can use this link to do so.
>>Links for ParentPortal and StudentPortal