RRHS - Update Week of 8/31

Bell Schedule

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Materials Distribution

RRHS will conduct a material pick up schedule in two phases.

Fine Arts

Rock Ridge students participating in an instrumental performing arts class such as band, guitar, or orchestra will have an instrument and/or music pick-up on Tuesday, September 1 from 4-6 PM. This will be conducted using front of the school, curb-side pick up from teachers utilizing strict safety measures.

This will allow students that are utilizing school owned instruments to pick them up before the start of the school year and for sheet music to be distributed so that students are ready to play on day one!

Please contact your individual music teacher with any other additional questions.

Whole School

RRHS will conduct a whole school materials distribution all day on September 14th. We will provide specific details and locations the week of September 8th.

RRHS Athletics Update!

We will begin out of season conditioning for fall sports as detailed below for each sport.

We still do not have tryout information confirmed and will follow up as we get information from the state.

All athletes must have the following complete to participate in conditioning:

  1. VHSL physical dated after 5/1/20
  2. Registration completed online at www.rockridgesports.us
  3. All athletes must complete the pre work out disclosure https://forms.gle/DLgMEQRva2McHm9W8 every day.
  4. All athletes will have a temperature screening prior to exiting car.
  5. All athletes will bring at least 32 ounces of water and a mask to participate.
  6. All drop offs will occur in the parking lot outside door D5 by the stadium.

Please either scan and email your VHSL physical form to patrick.mcnanley@lcps.org or bring when you come to condition.

During this preseason time frame you are welcome to go to as many different sports conditioning and practices that you wish.

Girls Basketball will be on 9/15, 9/22, and 9/29 at 5:30 p.m.

Boys Basketball will be on 9/14, 9/21, and 9/28 at 5 p.m.

Football will start on 9/8 and go on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 4:45 p.m.

Field Hockey will begin on 9/9 and go on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Boys and Girls Swim will start on 9/1 and go on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

Baseball will start on 9/9 and go on Wednesdays at 5 p.m.

Track and Field will start on 9/8 and run on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.

School Counseling

Connect ed:

See our list of counselors below:

Currently schedules are posted in Student/ParentVue. If you are missing a class or in the wrong level of a class i.e. “I was supposed to be in Geometry but am showing Calculus” please contact your counselor. We are not able to make changes for elective requests.

Huge thanks to Mr. Anderson, Mrs. Barnes and George Mason University for putting on this weeks “College Jump Start” program. Over 90 seniors got “hands on” advice(virtually) and started their college applications through this workshop. In case you missed it here is the presentation link https://www.lcps.org/cms/lib/VA01000195/Centricity/Domain/17255/College%20Jump%20Start%20%20August%202020.pdf

Seniors if you missed any of the workshops this summer you can find the webinars here https://sites.google.com/lcps.org/rrhsclass2021/home This link is where you can find all your important senior information.

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Hotspot Information

LCPS has acquired a limited number of hotpots to be delivered to families to assist during the extended closure due to COVID.

If you would like to request a mobile internet hotspot, please email Nevein.Zalenski@lcps.org

You must be an LCPS student to be eligible to request a device.

We must evaluate the need with multiple data points to ensure that devices are not distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, but rather to the students with the greatest needs first.

Submitting a request does not guarantee that a hotspot will be provided.

Flight Day 9/3

Save the date - Flight Day on 9/3/2020 from 9-10:30.

RRHS Math!

Our Math teachers can’t wait to see you on Flight Day! As you are taking inventory of the school supplies in your home, if you come across a TI-84 calculator that is no longer needed by your family, we’d appreciate the donation! Instructions for donating calculators on an upcoming Materials Collection and Distribution day will be coming soon. Our AP Calculus students will put those TI-84s to good use this year!

Schoology for Parents

Forwarded from LCPS - Department of Instruction

Loudoun County Public Schools is now using Schoology, an integrated learning management solution that provides one-stop access to everything students need for their learning. Schoology allows students, parents, and teachers to connect and engage, whether learning in school or at a distance. Schoology will be used in all classrooms to ensure that students can access the resources they need for class and provide families the access they need to support their children. You can learn more about using your parent Schoology account by accessing the Parent Schoology Experience. Follow the attached directions to login and enroll.

Virtual First Day Folders

Sent from LCPS on 8/26

Beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday, August 28, families will be able to sign into ParentVUE on the Loudoun County Public Schools website (not the mobile app) to complete the Online Verification process as part of LCPS’ Virtual First Day initiative. This process is required for families to review and update important information about their students as we begin the 2020-21 school year. LCPS requires families complete the Online Verification process for their students no later than Friday, September 25. For more information on the Online Verification process, please visit this webpage. Once families complete the Online Verification process, they will be able to view student schedules in ParentVUE. If families have questions about this process, they can reach out to school support staff or to parentvuesupport@lcps.org.

Virtual First Day saves time, promotes accuracy and reduces the amount of paper and copying generated by paper “first day folders” in the past. This process is especially important this year as LCPS opens in the 100 percent distance learning environment.

Through Virtual First Day, parents will find a number of important resources, including:

  • School Calendar
  • COVID Mitigation Documents
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities
  • Parent Resources
  • Guide and Directory to the LCPS division
  • Program of Studies for Secondary Students
  • Free and Reduced Lunch Application
  • McKinney-Vento Application
  • Insurance Information
  • LCPS Mobile App Details

LCPS Return to School

Please see the link below to the lin sent from Dr. Williams with details of student participation in a DL environment, attendance standards, grading and assessment, etc. This document updates and is modified based on new guidelines.

Return to School

A Message from our Parent Liaison

School Supplies and Backpack Buddies

If you need assistance purchasing distance learning school supplies and/or may benefit from Backpack Buddies (a supplemental food program for the weekends) please contact our Parent Liaison, Nevein Zalenski, at Nevein.Zalenski@lcps.org. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you would like more information or have questions regarding other available resources.

Key Senior Information

Senior Portrait Make-Ups

If you were unable to attend the senior portrait dates, the make-up dates are Sept. 14 and Oct. 5. Sign up for a time here to schedule your portrait session: pickatime.com/vosphoto/rockridgehs Sign up by Sept. 12 to guarantee a spot.

For the yearbook pose, seniors will be wearing their own dress clothes. Business casual is preferred, but students can dress up as formally as they wish. Jackets and ties are optional. Please note we will not be taking cap and gown pictures at this time. We will schedule a time to take these later in the year. We will still take casual photos.

For more information visit the photography company’s site here: https://vosphoto.com/rockridge/ For retakes, rather than make-ups, a $10 charge may apply.

Senior Parking Spots

Painting continues next week! Seniors may pre-reserve their parking spots by paying $25 and painting their spots. This is for seniors only. Reserving and painting your spot now indicates that you will pay the LCPS parking fee if/when it is charged second semester.

To participate, seniors must:

  • Pay $25 (Click here to pay online) Painted Parking - Seniors Only or bring cash or check on one of the designated dates
  • Get your design approved by Ms. Menna during one of the designated dates
  • Pick your spot
  • Bring your own outdoor acrylic/latex paint & brushes (no spray paint)
  • Paint during designated times/approved times

If students have their design approved, they may paint next week when it is convenient for them. If students need to get their spot approved, they can come on Sept. 2nd from 10am-1pm.

You can also download the form here: https://bit.ly/31MOhdY Contact michelle.menna@lcps.org with any questions.

Unified Mental Health Team

Check out the attached Unified Mental Health Team newsletter, Straight From the Source, for tips on promoting wellness and creating a wellness plan.

School Nurse Information

From the Nurse at RRH

Although school will be virtual for the beginning of this school year I am asking that you provide Health Action Plans and medication forms to the health office beginning on Tuesday. I will be in the Health office Tuesday September 1 through Thursday September 3, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Please email me at robyn.wisti@lcps.org to set up an appointment. I ask that you call the health office, 703-996-2106, upon your arrival at school and I will let you know when you can enter the building.

Medication, to be kept in the health office, is normally provided at the same time forms are dropped off however, due to the special circumstances this year, we are not requiring medication until your student returns to school. If you would like to drop medication off next week it will be secured in the health office.

If my office hours do not work for you, please contact me via email, robyn.wisti@lcps.org and we can set up a time that works best for you.

THE Rock Ridge PTSO

On behalf of the RRHS PTSO, we would like to welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year!!! You may be wondering what the PTSO does and how you can get involved? From Teacher and Staff Appreciation events to senior GradNite; supporting all clubs, extra-curricular instructional activity and student events throughout the year! There are many big and small ways you can participate in making this year at Rock Ridge a memorable one even during these unprecedented times.

Stay tuned for more communication from the PTSO as we get ready to launch!

Take advantage of Free Online SAT/ACT Test Prep - ​Given the current ​Covid-19 ​situation, RRHS PTSO is partnering with a few prep organizations to help our students practice for SAT & ACT...take advantage of this offer and we hope it will help our students...more info ​will be coming ​soon.