The Lion's Share
2023-2024 School Year - Volume 7 - September 22, 2023
October 2nd - Sophomore Class Meeting during Academic Prep
October 6th - Homecoming Football game vs. Spring Grove
October 7th - Homecoming Dance
October 9th - No School (Act 80 Day)
October 10th - Senior Class Meeting during Academic Prep
Dear Red Lion Families,
The purpose of this communication is to provide information about a new pass system that we will be using at Red Lion Area Senior High School. We would like to describe opportunities for students and families to learn more about the system before it is implemented. Below you will find a frequently asked questions (FAQ) resource designed to address common questions we’ve heard about e-hallpass.
What is e-hallpass?
E-hallpass is a digital hall pass system that allows students to create passes using electronic check out stations in the classroom, similar to how you would have a traditional sign out sheet in a classroom. Students may create passes using existing classroom technology such as chromebooks, desktop computers and tablets. Teachers may also create proxy passes for students.
Why an electronic hall pass system?
Through our admin team’s research, we believe that e-hallpass has the potential to reduce classroom disruption by allowing students to digitally create passes; enhance accountability for student whereabouts; and allow for the management of “appointment passes” for students to leave class to take part in appointments with counseling, music, and more.
Does a student need to use their personal cell phone or personal device to obtain a pass out of class?
No, a student may use any web-connected device such as a Chromebook to request a pass from a teacher.
Can a teacher still create a pass for a student if a student does not have a web-connected device available?
Yes, teachers can create passes for students in only a few seconds from the e-hallpass teacher dashboard.
Does e-hallpass track a student’s location using cell phone location services?
No, e-hallpass does not use location services at all.
Is a student required to carry a device on them in the hallway or bathroom?
No, a student need not carry a device with them in the hallway or in the bathroom. Our team will be able to view all active student passes to quickly confirm when a student has a legitimate hall pass. Students will also be carrying a physical hallway pass lanyard as we evaluate the process.
What personal information does e-Hallpass use in the application?
E-hallpass uses student first and last names and RLASD Google email addresses. Their Privacy and Security Policy can be found at: https://www.eduspiresolutions.org/privacy-policy/. The Policy indicates E-hallpass’ compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Data on student hall pass usage is stored on a short-term basis.
How does a digital hall pass system enhance security?
A digital hall pass system allows a school to know how many students are in the hallway at any given time and identifies each student on a pass. Whether in a real emergency or a practice drill situation, this information allows for greater awareness and security across the entire school campus.
When will e-hallpass be implemented at Red Lion Area Senior High School HS?
We would like to implement e-hallpass the week of Sept. 25th, utilizing bathroom passes only. We will then roll out the appointment pass feature in two to three weeks. A committee of administrators and teachers is monitoring each step of the roll out.
Student Drop Off / Pick-Up
As a reminder to parents dropping off their students at the High School, please do not park in the parking spots on the first tier of the Commons Parking lot.
Also, if you are picking up students at the end of the day, please keep the first-tier parking accessible for staff leaving. Students should be picked up on the 2nd tier of the Commons Parking Lot.
Student Handbook Sign-Off Sheet
THADDEUS STEVENS EARLY ENROLLMENT PROGRAM
Thaddeus Stevens Early Enrollment program offers qualifying high school seniors the opportunity to complete their freshman year at Thaddeus Stevens at the same time. Early Enrollment is a fully immersive program where students can start earning credits in the majority of our high-demand, high-wage majors during their senior year of high school. In addition to the outstanding educational benefits to Early Enrollment, seniors are offered a 50% tuition discount for their first year at Thaddeus Stevens. Juniors, you will need to apply to the Early Enrollment program this year. To learn more about this incredible program, consider attending an informational session at Thaddeus Stevens; to register, visit: https://stevenscollege.edu/early-enrollment-information-sessions/.
Students, if you have additional questions please ask your school counselor or see Mrs. Scott, Career Coordinator, in the Career Center.
MOCK JOB INTERVIEW PACKETS
Seniors – mock job interview informational packets will be distributed in homerooms on Monday. Please, as soon as you receive your packet, place your name on the cover. Mrs. Scott will be providing updates via RLATV, but do not delay in preparing your materials. All seniors will be participating in mock job interviews on either November 14th, 15th, or 16th; details regarding your assigned date will be forthcoming. That said, all seniors must show up to their assigned interview with a completed cover letter and resume – review your packet for more information.
Finally, Mrs. Scott will be offering one-on-one opportunities throughout the month of October to proofread materials; stay tuned!
Mrs. Scott is running a bus trip to the Skilled Trades Career Day on Wednesday, November 1st. To register for the event: https://forms.gle/iyHSLA25598BvucH7
LUNCH AND LEARNS
Lunch and Learns are an opportunity for our students to meet and greet directly with businesses during all lunch waves. Students are encouraged to visit the informational tables to learn more about the business represented, their offerings and potential employment opportunities. The following businesses will be represented at Red Lion Area SHS during all three lunch waves in the Commons:
September 28th – Chick-fil-A
September 29th – Harrisburg University
October 4th – White Rose Credit Union
October 24th – York County Stenographers
October 25th – Chick-fil-A
The Career Center is now on Instagram @rlcareercenter
Volunteers Needed for JA Stem Summit
For this day to be a success, we will need volunteers to facilitate ONE of the STEM activities for the day as students rotate through your station. You do not need to have a STEM background to be a great volunteer!
You do not need to be an approved school volunteer to help with this day. Junior Achievement will provide online training as well as on-site support to all volunteers. A light breakfast and lunch will also be available for volunteers.
The PSAT's will be October 11th this year and will be taken in a digital format. Any junior interested in taking the test please fill out the form below to register (it is also posted on the student's SUNsite). All 10th Grade Students will be required to take the test at no cost to them. The test is $18 and payment can be dropped off in the Counseling Office. If paying by check, the check will be made out to RLASD. Payment and Registration is due by September 20th.
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) is structured similarly to the SAT®, has the same sections and timing, and measures the same Reading and Writing and Math skills students learn in the classroom—the knowledge and skills your child needs to succeed in college and career.
Register here- https://forms.gle/JgX5NKxZfj66KxrU6
Front: Madison Sokolowski, Sarah Burke, and Brianna Cheatham
Middle: Kaitlyn Boudah and Paige Adams
Back: Avery Culp and Charlene Carr
****Red Lion Students can get into the Homecoming Football game for free on Friday, October 6th if they bring 3 canned food items. You must enter the main gate in order to use this and you must follow all other Horn Field Football Game Rules for entry.
The Homecoming Dance is on Saturday, October 7th from 7:00-9:30pm in the Fitzkee Center. Once students enter the building for the dance they may not reenter the building. All students must arrive for the dance by 8:00pm. No students will be allowed admittance after 8:00pm. Homecoming is a semi-formal event. Please no jeans or t-shirts. If you are in need of clothes for the dance, please see Mrs. Trembly in the Lion Locker. All school rules apply at the dance. Students will not be permitted to wear high heels in the Fitzkee Center.
Tickets are $20/single. You can pay with cash or checks made payable to Red Lion High School Student Council. Tickets are sold during lunch periods. Please note the ticket sale schedule:
September 28th-29th-Seniors only
October 2nd-Juniors only
October 3rd-Sophomores only
October 4th-Freshmen only
October 5-6th-All students
Any SENIOR who leaves school before fourth period may purchase a ticket on September 28th or on October 6th during first period (across from the attendance window)
*No tickets are sold at the door. Tickets must be purchased by end of lunch on October 6th
Please see the email sent on September 11th regarding obligations and requirements to attend homecoming.
Varsity Football ran their record to 3-1 with a 39-0 victory over Etown.
Next up is their first league game Home vs William Penn Friday 9/22 at 7PM.
Varsity Field Hockey continued their winning streak with a victory over Kennard Dale 6-0 on Friday. They are now 9-1.
Varsity girls soccer lost another heartbreaker to Dallastown on Saturday.
Mr. Cooley and his boys soccer team finally got to play their first home game of the year this past Saturday afternoon, falling to DTOWN 3-0.
Cross Country continues their strong season as the Boys are undefeated in the Dual Season and the girls are 4-2 on the year.
Girls tennis continues their strong season with a 7-1 record. Their one and only loss at the hands of the number AAA tennis team in the district last week.
The golf team will finish their season at Hickory Heights Golf Course this week.
Please continue to support our Athletic Programs as well as the MARCHING LIONS!
Horn Field Admittance Policy - UPDATE
Delta Road Resurfacing Project
The Delta Rd/Rt. 74 South Resurfacing project has the potential to cause transportation delays
through the middle of November. Due to the on-going project, students on the bus #’s provided
below may arrive home 10-20 minutes later than originally scheduled. We appreciate your patience
and understanding while we navigate through this lengthy road project.
CV Bus #s: 10 – 11 – 12 – 50
PV Bus #: V102
JH/SH Bus #s: 7 – 11 – 12 – 14 – 15 – 16 – 50 – 70 – V110
RL Parent Dashboard
Senior High Student Utility Network (SUN site)
The Senior High has PRIDE!
The P.R.I.D.E. Program is a character education framework which teaches and instills the virtues of being Personable, being Respectful, having Integrity, being Dependable, and being Engaged in both the school and community.
At the Senior High, not only are staff able to recognize student achievements; but also our students may recognize the good in other students or staff members. Through our online form, we are able to promote the good throughout our school and show each other the PRIDE the Senior High brings each day. The form can be accessed at: http://tinyurl.com/priderecognition or by using the QR code below.