RHPS: We are Connected
October is a very busy month here at RHPS! Lots of information on activities and upcoming dates in this newsletter, including one of my favorite events of the school year - THE BOOK FAIR!
Have a great weekend!
- October 3rd -- 9th - National Fire Prevention Week
October 4th - 8th - Scholastic Book Fair
October 11th - 12th - Fall Break for students (12th is a teacher work day)
October 15th - Progress Reports
October 15th - 50th day of school
October 20th - Unity Day - We are united for kindness and acceptance. Wear ORANGE!
October 21st - picture re-takes
October 23rd - 31st - Red Ribbon Week - see below for details
November 5th - 1st Friday for Charity for United Way
November 11th and 12th - Holiday for students (11th is a teacher work day)
Scholastic Book Fair will be at RHPS October 4th - October 8th
Here’s how the Book Fair works:
Students will come to preview the fair with their class on Monday. Each class will have a buying time on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Friday the bookfair is open until noon for any last minute shoppers per class for 10 minutes.
The best way to send money for your child to the book fair is eWallet! eWallet gives students a safe, cashless way to shop at the in-school Book Fair! Families simply create a free eWallet account and funds are available instantly. Plus, family and friends can contribute, too! You can send a text to family that might buy a book for your child! Please click here see to set up an eWallet account.
You may also send cash or check with your child made out to RHPS PTSO. Please put it in a Ziploc bag or envelope, write Book Fair on it, and write the child’s first and last name on it. We do not charge tax, but round to the nearest dollar. Example: $5.99= $6, most books end in 99 cents.
You may also shop online for our book fair: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/rhps and all orders ship to your home! Due to the pandemic we are not able to utilize volunteers or hosting family shopping this year.
Thank you for supporting our book fair,
Stephanie Shorette - RHPS Book Fair Chairperson
PreK students will celebrate Georgia PreK Week beginning October 4th!
In 1992, Governor Zell Miller launched a pilot program called Georgia’s Pre-K. At the time, the educational program served 750 four-year-olds in the state. Now, 29 years later, the lottery-funded program has laid a solid foundation for academic excellence and future success in the lives of more than 1.6 million children. Georgia’s Pre-K is a voluntary, free program available to all of Georgia’s four-year-olds regardless of parental income, and continues to be nationally-recognized for its success.
However, in 2010, the Georgia Legislature nearly cut the program due to funding constraints. That’s when Voices for Georgia’s Children, along with partner organizations like Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, responded by launching Georgia Pre-K Week in 2011. The goal is to emphasize the importance of quality early childhood education by providing opportunities for leaders to engage with Pre-K classrooms in their local communities.
Wall of Fame at RHPS - Military Recognition
We would like to honor our Military families in our upcoming “Wall of Fame” slideshow for Veterans Day. If you or a family member has served or is currently serving in the armed forces, please email a picture of your loved one(s) to our music teacher at firstname.lastname@example.org . In order to be included in the slideshow, please email them by October 22nd, 2021
PICTURE RE-TAKES - October 21st
If you are not pleased and would like a re-take, please send a note to your child's teacher on or before the 21st to have them pulled for a re-take.
If your child was absent or not enrolled at RHPS on picture day, they will be pulled to have their picture taken on the 21st.
Reminders for parents
RHPS students are not allowed to have cell phones or any other communication device turned on during school hours unless by a doctor’s request. If it is determined by a licensed physician or surgeon to be essential for the student's health, that student will have a written plan including the doctor's verification for cell phone/communication device use which has been approved by the school administrator and which is on file in the school office.
If a student brings any of these devices to school, it will be powered off and placed in student’s bookbag until the end of the school day. See page 39 of BCS Student Handbook for more information.
If it is necessary to change your child's transportation, please send a note to your child's teacher the morning of the change. If it is after the school day has started, please call the front office to make changes.
If you would like your child to enjoy breakfast at school, please be sure you have communicated this information to your child's teacher. If your child is a car rider, they should arrive by 7:45 to enjoy breakfast at school.
Do you have a child that needs to have medication in school? Students are NOT permitted to carry medication to/from school or be in possession of any medication except under specific circumstances. Medication of any form (over the counter or prescription) must be registered. Medications must be delivered by parent or guardian to the school clinic and signed in with the nurse.
- Face masks are required for all students and staff.
We ask that you keep your child at home if they experience any of the following:
- COVID Symptoms
- (+) COVID Test
- Mandatory Quarantines
- Symptomatic Student w/Pending Test Results
Please contact Nurse Willis, if your child or a member of your household tests positive for COVID.
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FREE SCHOOL MEALS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR!
We are pleased to announce the U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the federal program that offers free school meals for all students during the 2021-2022 school year.
The intent is to ensure children have continued access to free meals regardless of families’ ability to pay. BCS will serve a delicious and nutritious breakfast and lunch each day that school is in session. All of the meals meet nutrition standards established by USDA.
For children who want a little extra food at lunch, we will continue to offer various snacks and entrees’ at an affordable cost to parents.
School meals contribute to students’ well-being and readiness to learn! No application required. All students eat free!
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