'23 and Almost Free

Class of 2023 Info

Last Ditch Effort for Important Scholarship Information

Some of the MANY scholarship applications are coming due at the end of this month. If you have not yet begun the search for scholarships and ignored all of what I have put out on our website, Class of 2023 page, scholarship handouts , QR codes and links, please see the following document for all the important links.

Important Scholarship Information

The paper applications for the following scholarships are now outside of my office on the information rack. I am still waiting on some more.

*Republican Party of Pasco (PROP SCHOLARSHIP)

*Pasco Pediatric Foundation

*Trinity Rotary

*WREC

*DeBartolo Family Foundation

Additionally, just a reminder that the online application for Pasco Ed Foundation DUE DATE is coming up!! January 31st-no exceptions!

January 27th-Senior Panoramic Portrait

We will take our senior class photo together in the gym on January 27th. This will be a one-time event and there will be no retakes. Please plan to be in school during 3rd period.
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Graduation Reminder

OUR graduation date has been set!

Saturday, June 3, 2023

9:00am

USF Yuengling Center


*Mark your calendars and remember we do NOT limit the number of friends and family you bring *The Yuengling Center is HUGE and you can bring everyone who wants to celebrate with you!


-Mr. Bruno

#ProudAPof23

REMIND

If you have not already, JOIN OUR REMIND! It has grown so large that we have had to create more than one "code" but as long as you are in one, you will get every announcement made! This is for parents AND students. If you receive our messages more than once, it is because you've joined more than one group and can remove yourself from them! If you still need to join, text to @rrhs23e to 81010

Please pay your Senior Fees

We still have over 50 students that have not paid their senior fees. Please make this a priority and pay your fees, so we can ensure we have the proper funds to run a proper graduation at USF.


If you haven't paid your senior fees, please use the senior fees 2 button on Rycor. These fees pay for important end of the year activities and supplies including senior breakfast, graduation, diplomas and diploma covers, medallions, and many other important graduation needs.


***If we don't receive your senior fees by May 1st, you will not be able to go to senior breakfast nor will you receive any of the RRHS graduation items . Please make sure you are up to date on your fees.


Please use this link to pay your fees. https://www.studentquickpay.com/pasco/


If you have any questions about your fees, email rbruno@pasco.k12.fl.us

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Cap and Gown ordering

It's time to preorder your cap and gown.

https://herffjoneswestcentral.com/


They have additional (and optional) graduation products available too (class rings, jackets, graduation announcements, hoodies, etc...). The basic cap and gown package is $28.50. This is what is needed for graduation - everything else is additional and optional! Caps and gowns get delivered to school and distributed during graduation practice in May. Additional items are delivered directly to you!


If you don't order by March 1st, a late fee will then be added to the order. if you wait to long, you may find yourself having to go to ST. Petersburgh to pick up your gown as they will not deliver it to the school after a certain date. Don't wait to order your gown, get this taken care of as soon as possible.

UPDATE-------2023 GRAD BASH @ Universal Studios

We have secured two charter busses and one mini-charter bus April 22nd. This will allow approximately 135 of our students to attend this year's GRAD BASH. As of now we are on a wait list for all students that want to attend. We are trying to secure one more big charter bus but the inventory is very bare right now.


This year Grad Bash will be $160, you can pay in full or pay over 2 payments of $80 due in February (10) and March (10). Payments will be taken on Rycor or you can also go right to Mrs. Kidwell in 3-210 with cash, check or CCard.


Please make sure you have a permission slip filled out and handed in to Mrs. Kidwell. If you are paying online, bring the form to Mrs. Kidwell after you have submitted a payment.

All partial payments must be made by March 10th or you will lose your spot on this trip.

What's Left?

Senior year can be expensive! Here is what's coming up so you can start planning ahead.


Some of the things below are active and ready now. Some will come as we get closer to the end of the year. Everything will be listed in Rycor, its the easiest way to pay for items online.


The link to pay for Senior Fees is active. That $90 fee covers: your diploma, diploma cover, academic honors cords, senior breakfast, USF rental, etc...)

https://www.studentquickpay.com/pasco/


Please note, this does NOT include your cap and gown. This MUST be ordered separately on the Herf-Jones Website at this link. https://herffjoneswestcentral.com/


  • Cap and Gown $30
  • Senior Fees (diploma/cover, USF, medallion, academic cords, senior breakfast) $90
  • Yearbook $70
  • Prom $85
  • GradBash $150


**These are just estimates based on what they have cost in the past to give you an idea.**

WE NEED PICTURES

At the end of this year we will be making our senior slide show. This slide show includes pictures all the way from elementary school to graduation! SEND US YOUR PICTURES! If possible, include the YEAR (or grade) in the subject line so we can arrange them chronologically!


(Note: this email is not for questions, just pictures! Message us through REMIND or school email with anything else)!


Pictures can be sent to:

23andalmostfree@gmail.com

College and Career Update

Our career specialist is Laurie Peterson (Email: lapeters@pasco.k12.fl.us). She will be vital to you this year for ALL THINGS COLLEGE! Stay in touch with her about deadlines for applications and SCHOLARSHIPS! She keeps her webpage updated, so check it often!


https://rrhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/collegecareernews/


If you missed parent night, the documents are available on our website:

https://rrhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/class-of-2023/

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Senior Yearbook Dedications

Senior Dedications are NOW FOR SALE! We have shifted to do everything online, so orders can be made at this link and paid for through Rycor/StudentPay.


PLEASE NOTE – to receive the discounted price the FULL order must be submitted (payment, information and photos). Please reach out to Mr. Carlson for any questions/clarification/help.

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2022-2023 YEARBOOK

Please purchase your yearbook asap. Once the order is completed, supplies will be extremely limited and you may not end up with a yearbook. The price DOES go up throughout the year, so this is the cheapest it will be! Buy now and save :)


www.yearbookforever.com

eSchool Placeholders

Please remember if you have an eschool placeholder in your schedule, whether it's on or off campus, you need to sign up for an eschool class. There is no "Part Time" status for Seniors, all students must have a full 6 period 6 period day. Please sign up using the link below and select Pasco Eschool as your district franchise.


https://www.flvs.net/county-virtual-school/enroll?source=signupModal/franchise

Need to see your counselor?

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Ms. Wilson to discuss grades, GPA, credits, online classes, graduation and so on, please complete the machform using the link below and she will get in touch with you as soon as possible.


http://rrhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=221193

Important Timeline of Events

This is a culminative timeline of events that we have put together thus far that includes any and all important events for your senior. This will be continuously updated as changes are made.


Please download the latest version with all active changes.

Important Assessment Information

If your child still needs to pass their FSA Math/Reading, there are are alternative ways to receive a concordant score and complete the graduation requirement. Students should plan to sit for the SAT/ACT in order to take advantage of these opportunities.


Please remember if a student does not pass these assessments, they will receive a Certificate of Completion, and they will not receive a full HS Diploma. They will still need to complete these requirements an then a diploma will be issued immediately after.


ELA FSA Concordant Score Thresholds:

SAT EBRW2 480

ACT Reading and English Subtests 18


Math FSA Concordant Score Thresholds:

SAT Math 420

ACT Math 16

FSA GEO EOC 499


The next available dates are listed here:

2/11 ACT- Not a school test and must sign up with college board for this test


3/7-9 ACT- (Different sections each day) $37 and is Non-Reportable (cannot use for college reporting only can use for a concordant score for 11th and 12th graders) Students will have to sign up by Jan 19th.


3/1 SAT in school $60 (seniors who need a concordant score can sign up for this test)


3/11 SAT- Not a school test and must sign up with college board for this test


4/15 ACT- Not a school test and must sign up with college board for this test


5/6 SAT- Not a school test and must sign up with college board for this test


6/10 ACT- Not a school test and must sign up with college board for this test


7/15 ACT- Not a school test and must sign up with college board for this test


Please use this link to sign up for the SAT:


https://satsuite.collegeboard.org/sat?ef_id=c42527d029d51fea50a944ab522de5b8:G:s&s_kwcid=AL!4330!10!74217319123972!74217235995091&msclkid=c42527d029d51fea50a944ab522de5b8


Please use this link to sign up for the ACT:

https://www.act.org/

Senior SAT Concordant Score Opportunity

Seniors, please consider taking the school day SAT on March 1st. The cost is $60 or $8 if a student is on free or reduced lunch.


The SAT is a standardized college entrance exam that is accepted by every college in the U.S. and over 600 institutions internationally.


Typically, the test is only offered on weekends, but we are providing this opportunity during the school day so that your child will be comfortable by testing in a familiar place and so that parents and students are free from the burden of arranging transportation to the testing site.


The SAT scores are often used for college entry, but the scores can also be used for concordant scores for Florida state testing requirements. If you would like information on SAT approved calculators, please visit for more information.


If you wish for your senior to sit for this test, the cost is $60. Students will need to pay online via their MyStudent portal under the Pay Student Fees section. The item you are paying for is titled: SAT college reportable. Payment MUST be received no later than January 26, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact Ann Donlon at adonlon@pasco.k12.fl.us.

Course Recovery Options

If you didn't do so well with some of your classes in 2022, don't fret. We have multiple options for you to make up missing credits and come back strong in 2023. Please don't wait for this, you need to ensure you are on-track to graduate and you will either have all 18/24 credits to walk across the stage in June.
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