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Randolph Early College High School Newsletter

Week of October 18, 2021

Fall break will be Monday, 10/18 and Tuesday, 10/19. Please plan accordingly!

10/20/21 is Unity Day!

"Wear and share orange to show unity for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion and to send a visible message that no child should ever experience bullying."


Check out Unity Day information here!

Thank you for a great Fall 2021 Spirit Week!

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Caw Out Board

Students are reminded to "Caw Out" their peers and teachers for the second quarter. Everyone who "caws out" someone, as well as the person "cawed out," is entered into a drawing at the end of the quarter.
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Information Sessions for 8th Graders!

Please help us get the word out about RECHS Class of 2026. Applications will be available on November 15, 2021.

Student Services Information

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Click the images below to view information about RCC FAFSA Sessions!

Governor's School Applications: Due to Mrs. Blackmon by November 5, 2021

The Governor’s School of North Carolina is the oldest statewide summer residential program for gifted and talented high school students in the nation. The program, which is open to rising seniors only, with exceptions made for rising juniors in selected performing/visual arts areas, is located on two college campuses: Governor’s School West at a site to be determined and Governor’s School East at Meredith College in Raleigh. The program is administered by the State Board of Education and North Carolina Department of Public Instruction through the Division of Advanced Learning & Gifted Education. A Board of Governors, appointed by the State Board of Education, acts as an advisory body. Each summer, selected students are invited to Governor’s School to help build a learning community. Students are encouraged to explore and ask questions, with the purpose of learning for its own sake and discovering new possibilities that complement their high school instruction, without the regular pressures of tests, scores and grade point averages. While individual achievement and growth are always addressed, Governor’s School emphasizes corporate and collective efforts, ranging from orchestral and choral music to partnered experiments and whole-class projects
2022 NC Governor's School Informational Webinar for Prospective Students and Their Families

College Course Information

Parents and guardians, we invite you to reach out to Mrs. Perry (sjperry@randolph.edu), our RCC Liaison, at any time with questions or concerns about your child's academic performance in a college class. Please remember, our high school students are treated as college students regarding their RCC courses; therefore, college instructors will only speak directly to the student. Additionally, Mrs. Perry addresses any alerts/concerns she receives from instructors with our students. We encourage you to have conversations with your student. Please have students show you their Moodle (college courses), Canvas (high school courses) and PowerSchool. You can access Parent Portal for PowerSchool and you can become an observer in Canvas as well.


Please be aware, at this point in the semester, when a student is withdrawn from a college class, he/she receives a failure on the high school transcript. This is also the case if a student chooses to drop a class.

RCC Registration for 9th-10th Graders

9th Graders

Mrs. Perry will register 9th grade students for their college classes.


10th Graders

Tenth graders will be shown how to operate Student Planning and will register themselves when RCC registration opens on October 25, 2021.

RCC Registration for 11th-12th Graders

  • RCC Registration will open October 25, 2021.
  • 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.
  • Parents and guardians are more than welcome to attend to these meetings.

Please note, Ms. Perry's office is downstairs in VT 120, near the gym!

Cap and Gown Ordering Deadline is December 15th!

Please visit the Southern Recognition website for all of your ordering needs. You are more than welcome to purchase apparel, tassels, and other memorabilia, but not required.


Scroll to the bottom of the webpage and you will see "Randolph Early College High School-Cap and Gown Unit." Complete the first name, last night, height and weight section, then purchase your gap and gown.


You DO NOT need to purchase the custom laser diploma, as RECHS will purchase all diplomas and covers. The custom laser diploma that is on the website is a plaque that is optional for your to purchase.

RECHS Cap and Gown Ordering Website

The deadline for cap and gown ordering is December 15, 2021.

Canvas Observer

All students are using the online learning management platform, Canvas, for their high school classes. All of our high school teachers are using Canvas for their classes. Parents are able to join the class as an observer and see their child (and only their child's) academic performance. If you would like to join your child's class as an observer, please email your child's teacher. If you are unsure who to email, you are welcome to email me, (Shea Grosch sgrosch@randolph.k12.nc.us) and I will forward your email to the correct teachers.

PowerSchool Parent Portal

Parents and guardians, please remember that you can access your student's high school grades for each course through PowerSchool's Parent Portal. There is also an app that can be downloaded. You can receive real-time updates as assignments are graded if you wish, or simply check the overall average weekly.


If you do not have access to the Parent Portal, please reach out to our Data Manager, Melissa Scott, mscott@randolph.k12.nc.us or 336-625-1137 for your code and instructions.

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.

School 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.

Purchase Your Yearbook!

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

Save the Date!

Fall Break: October 18 and 19, 2021

RCC Registration opens: October 25, 2021.

Ninth through eleventh grade picture retakes: October 25, 2021

Quarter 2 Interim Reports: November 12, 2021

Teacher Made Exams: Week of December 6, 2021 (more info to come)

End of Course Exams: December 15 and 16, 2021

Quarter 2 Report Cards: January 7, 2021

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

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

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