ROCKLAND HIGH SCHOOL Weekly UPDATE
September 15, 2023
The Principal's Corner
Let's continue forward with this great start!!
The Week Ahead
Monday, September 18th- Day 5
Tuesday, September 19th- Day 6
Senate Leadership Council Meeting 7:30-8:00 (Library Media Center)
Wednesday, September 20th-Day 7
Thursday, September 21st-Day 1
Period 1: 8:10-8:40 AM A Block (30 Minutes)
Period 2: 8:44-9:13 AM B Block (29 Minutes)
Period 3: 9:17-9:46 AM C Block (29 Minutes)
Period 4: 9:50-10:19 AM D Block (29 Minutes)
Period 5: 10:23-10:52 AM E Block (29 Minutes)
Period 6: 10:56-11:25 AM F Block (29 Minutes)
Friday, September 22nd-Day 2
Dates to Remember
9/16 Saturday School 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
9/19 Senate Leadership Council Meeting 7:30 AM- 8:00 AM (Library)
9/21 Early Release for Staff Professional Development @ 11:25 AM
9/26 Site Council Meeting 7:30 AM-8:00 AM (Superintendent’s Conference Room)
9/28 Dog Block 10:42 AM- 11:28 AM
10/3 Term 1 Progress Reports Available
10/5 Early Release for Staff Professional Development @ 11:25 AM
10/6 Homecoming Football Game 7:00 PM
10/7 SAT Testing at RHS
10/7 Homecoming Dance 7:00 PM
10/9 No School Columbus Day
10/10 Senate Leadership Council Meeting 7:30 AM- 8:00 PM (Library)
10/11 College Essay Workshop (Time TBA)
10/12 Dog Block 10:42 AM- 11:28 AM
10/14 Saturday School 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
10/18 PSAT Testing for Grades 10 & 11 (Late start for Grade 9 & 12 students)
10/19 Early Release for Staff Professional Development @ 11:25 AM
10/20 Ask Faculty About College Day
10/25 School Picture Retake Day
10/25 Open House for Grade 8 Class of 2028 6:30-8:30 PM
10/26 Dog Block 10:42 AM- 11:28 AM
10/28 Saturday School 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
10/28 Project Pumpkin 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM
10/31 Site Council Meeting 7:30 AM- 8:00 AM (Superintendent’s Conference Room)
RHS will be hosting a Financial Aid Night on October 18th - details will be sent out soon.
Here is a great resource for families regarding financial aid:
MEFA (Massachusetts Educational Finance Authority) will be presenting a series of Financial Aid 101 webinars. The presentations will provide a helpful overview of the entire financial aid process. Sub-topics will include financial aid applications and eligibility, types of financial aid, and how colleges determine the details of financial aid offers. We’ll also highlight key features of the new FAFSA debuting in December.
Families can view webinar dates and times and register at mefa.org/events/financial-aid-101. A Spanish option is available here, and webinars will be recorded and posted online for families who are unable to attend a live event (so sign up even if you can’t attend).
Saturday School- September 15, 2023
Rockland HS will be holding Saturday School from 9-12 this Saturday, September 16th. While student attendance is voluntary, improving your grades during Saturday School is a fantastic opportunity! Students should ask their teachers what they can make up during Saturday School and then be sure that work will be left with the teacher working Saturday School in that department.
The following teachers are here for Saturday School on 9/16:
Math: Ms. Launie
English: Ms. Cunha
Science: Ms. Leighton
History: Ms. Lombardi
World Language: Ms. Tabares
Are you signed up for AP Exams?
We want to ensure that each student and parent/guardian of a student enrolled in an AP course is aware of the terms and conditions of enrollment in an AP course.
Advanced Placement (AP) courses are university-level courses taught in high school, for which students have the potential to earn college credit. AP courses are designed to challenge students beyond grade-level academics and prepare them for success in future advanced academics. AP course requirements vary by subject - please refer to the specific course syllabus.
Academic Credit for AP Courses/AP Exam Required. AP level credit will be granted to students who successfully complete the required coursework AND take the related AP exam in May. Any student who passes an AP class but does not take the AP exam will receive “Honors” level credit for that class. This change will be reflected on the student’s academic transcript.
A student who is ill on the day of an AP exam must call the AP Coordinator by 7:00 a.m. that day or no make-up exam will be ordered. The school must also provide A doctor’s note to document the illness.
Student Withdrawal from an AP Course. Students may withdraw from AP courses without penalty, if withdrawal is submitted within one week of first term progress report distribution. AP students who withdraw from a course after that date will receive a grade of “W” on their academic transcript. Please note: student withdrawals may result in an inability to enroll in other replacement courses of choice.
All students are required to join their AP Classroom online - this is done through their College Board account. Join codes were provided by AP teachers. Students must complete this or AP exams cannot be ordered. If students have issues with joining or questions, they should see me.
AP Exam Order & Payment
An AP exam order form will be emailed to all AP students in early October. If a student has not returned their AP exam order form with full payment by the due date of Tuesday, November 7th, exams will not be ordered for that student (at which point his/her schedule and transcript will be changed to reflect Honors credit).
Exam fees are $100.00 per exam or $40.00 per exam for students on free or reduced lunch. If you aren’t sure of your lunch status, please email me. If there is an extenuating circumstance that prohibits a student from paying for AP exams by the deadline, they should speak with me.
Here is the RHS AP Exam Schedule.
Here are some tips for AP course success from the College Board.
Late Bus Information
Extracurricular Life Happenings
Care Solace Information
Care Solace helps individuals find mental health care providers and substance use treatment centers. Their Care Companion Team is available 24 hours a day, seven days per week, and 365 days per year to connect you to carefully verified providers in your community quickly.
Students, staff, and families may access Care Solace services in two ways:
- Call (888) 515-0595 at any time. Support is available in 200+ languages. A dedicated Care Companion will help you every step of the way to research options, secure appointments, and follow up to make sure it is a good fit.
- For an anonymous search, answer a few questions to get matched with an extensive list of care providers at www.caresolace.com/rockland.
If you are interested in counseling-related services for your child, yourself, or another family member, please get in touch with Care Solace for valuable assistance. This is a complimentary resource provided by Rockland Public Schools.