The Ravens' Nest

Randolph Early College High School Newsletter

Week of February 14, 2022

Please continue to access your online college classes daily to prevent from being dropped! Remember, if you drop a class or you are dropped after the first 5 days of the semester, you receive a failing grade on the high school transcript.

College Class Announcement

If your college class dismisses you early, please report to the commons. Please do not go to your academic lab as your high school teachers may have planning periods or they may have academic labs in session.
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Juniors! Mark your calendar for February 17th for ACT Bootcamp!!!

ACT Bootcamp

This bootcamp will begin at 9:00am in the CEIC. Your attendance will count as your seminar attendance for that week. This will be your final push before you take the ACT on March 1st. In the survey sent to you, most of you wanted a tangible prep resource. MasterPrep will provide you with a resource book and an instructor for the day.

YOU ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND! Please make arrangements with your places of employment, family obligations, and other appointments to ensure there are no issues. With more than 3 weeks notice, missing due to anything other than illness will not be accepted. PLEASE COMPLETE THE GOOGLE FORM IN YOUR EMAIL FROM MS. BLACKMON

Announcements from Ms. Perry, RCC Liaison

RCC Registration for 10th-11th Graders

  • All current 10th and 11th grade students must schedule an advising appointment with our liaison, Mrs. Perry prior to RCC registration.
  • Students can schedule appointments with Mrs. Perry from now until April 4, 2022.
  • RCC Registration will open April 11, 2022 for Fall '22 semester.
  • RECHS students will not be allowed to register for college classes until they complete their advising meeting.
  • When you schedule your appointment, you must indicate whether you are requesting an in-person or virtual meeting. Not during academic class time.
  • Parents and guardians are more than welcome to attend to these meetings.

Seniors, if you have not already applied for college graduation please do so immediately.

If you have login issues with your online classes come see me or call the helpdesk 336-625-1573

Club Corner

This area of the newsletter will showcase club happenings, such as meetings and events. Students, if you are not currently involved in a high school or college club, we encourage you check out any of the RECHS or RCC clubs!

RhinoLeap Residency

RhinoLeap is interested in hosting a residency in the spring with Randolph Early College High School. We are looking at the residency running from April 11th through May 6th.

You do not have to be interested in acting and theater to participate. The residency focuses on various skills such as writing, communication, and music.

You do not need to be a member of the drama club or an actor/actress to participate in this residency program.

If you are interested in participating, please complete this form!!!

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Schools Fees

9th Grade-----$19.00 (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 such as subscriptions, lab materials, supplemental books, etc.

Randolph NEXT: RCC/RCSS/ACS March 8 Senior Event

Seniors WITHOUT post-graduation plans, this is for you!!!

On March 8, 2022, Randolph Community College and other organizations are hosting an event to show you opportunities available within Randolph County. RCC will showcase their programs, a job fair will occur, and military recruiters will be present. Seniors can come in any of the time blocks below:

· 9:15-11:15 (reserved for HS seniors)

· 12:15-2:15 (reserved for HS seniors)

· 4:00-6:00 (open to the public)

Randolph NEXT Registration for Seniors

Please register if you are interested in attending the March 8th Randolph NEXT event.

In Need of Volunteer Hours?

Randolph Community College is hosting an event on March 8 and they are in need of volunteers. Volunteers can be 9th-12th graders. Please contact Shea Grosch if you would like to volunteer. Please be aware that it is during our spring break.

RCC Happenings

As we say goodbye to January and move to February, it's time to celebrate Black History Month! Here are are some resources:

Important upcoming dates –

  • Mar 7 - End of 1st 8-week minimester
  • Mar 8-11 - Spring Break
  • Mar 14 - Classes Resume, Begin 2nd 8-week minimester

You can always find the college’s calendar on our website at

Want to be a part of our Student Government Association at Randolph Community College? SGA elections will take place later this semester to elect our SGA officers for the 22-23 academic year! We will elect these positions -

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • Public Information Officer
  • Parliamentarian
  • 2nd Year Delegate (5 open positions)

Keep an eye on your student email for instructions on declaring your candidacy for office! Make sure to also attend SGA meetings! Our next meeting will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams on 2/4/22 at 12pm. Teams Link -

Uwharrie Dreams - To join the online community of Uwharrie Dreams and unlock new creative writing opportunities, contact Professor Victoria Davis or Dr. Gregory Vance . The club is operating in an entirely online, self-paced format in Moodle for the spring semester of 2022. Check our flier for details -

UW Valentine's Day Contest:

Uwharrie Dreams is hosting a creative writing contest for Valentine's Day! Submission categories include poetry and flash fiction. The theme for submissions is "Timeless Love." The deadline to submit is midnight on Valentine's Day. Check out the great student prizes and full details on the contest flyer! Faculty and staff are also welcome to submit for the chance to be featured in a "Faculty/Staff Spotlight" online, along with the winning student works. Check our flier for more details -

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RCC Graduation Application

The graduation application is now open for Spring '22 and is accessible through Self-Service, instructions are attached. Seniors who have planned to graduate with a college degree and/or certificates need to fill this out as soon as possible so if there are classes we missed there is still time to adjust their Spring schedule. The registrar's office reviews the plan of study and is getting back to students within the same day letting them know if they are on track to graduate.

Save the Date!

ACT (All 11th Graders): March 1, 2022

Spring Break: March 7-11, 2022

Holiday: April 15

Teacher Workday: April 18

Prom (dependent upon Covid restrictions): April 23, 2022

Celebration of Achievement: May 12, 2022, 6:00pm, Journey Church

Graduation Practice: May 19, 2022, 9:00am, Journey Church

Graduation: May 20, 2022, 10:00am, Journey Church, Ticketed Event

Purchase Your Yearbook!

Please purchase your yearbook in the main office or buy using the link below. Yearbooks are $45!

RCSS Child Nutrition Order Form

If you would like to order your FREE meal from Southmont Elementary School, please use the order form below. Your order must be placed before 9:00 am each day.

RECHS Expectations Concerning Absences Due to Quarantine

When students are absent due to Covid quarantine protocols, students need to be mindful of the following expectations:

  • Students must check their high school and college email daily.
  • Students need to email their high school teachers daily by 12:00 pm for attendance purposes.
  • Students need to check Canvas and Moodle daily.
  • Students need to communicate with their college instructors.
  • Students need to complete the Covid Exposure Concern form for RCC.

Please remember that RECHS follows the inclement weather plan and decisions set forth by the Randolph County School System. If the traditional schools are on a delay, closed or on remote instruction, RECHS will do the same.


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