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#WEareRH - Weekly Newsletter - January 10, 2020

Financial Aid Night - Financial Aid for College Workshop

Please join us on Thursday, January 16th from 6:00-7:30 in the East Cafeteria as we welcome our guest speaker from the Georgia Student Finance Commission, Ms. Carol Lott. Ms. Lott will be available to present important information about the financial aid process and how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. Please bring your student, their Chromebook or registered device, your 2018 income tax returns, and W-2 Forms! You will need these items as Ms. Lott works with you to complete the FAFSA. It is critical that your child comes to this workshop in order to set up an FSA ID. This is the first step in completing the FAFSA. It is also very important that they bring their registered devices in order to complete the work on our Wi-Fi. We will also have representatives from GA Southern University and Savannah Technical College available to help with financial aid questions.

We look forward to seeing you!

Books and Ball/SAT Prep Class Schedule for January

Our monthly SAT Prep class, Books and Ball, sponsored by ESPN and Vaden Chevrolet, will be held on Wednesday, January 15th, AND Thursday, January 23rd, 6:30-8pm. January workshops will have a specific MATH focus. All students, not just athletes, are encouraged to take advantage of these SAT workshops. Books and Ball is held in our east cafeteria.

Bicycle security

Parents of bike riders, please remind your children to be sure to lock it securely. We certainly don’t want students making themselves an easy target for theft.

Student Parking: attendance and being on time matters!

In order to be eligible to obtain a parking permit, students must have 6 or fewer absences and 6 or fewer tardies to school the semester prior to applying for the permit. This is important for students who will want to apply for a parking permit for next school year.

In addition to having good attendance and on-time arrival, students must pass 75% of their classes and be free of the Obligations List.

If you have questions about student parking, let me know.

Course registration for next year!

It is almost time to begin the course registration process for the 2020-2021 school year! Here is a brief timeline of upcoming events:

Monday, January 27, 5:30 – 7:00 PM – Richmond Hill High School will host an Academics and Pathways Night. This will be an opportunity for all students attending RHHS next year to get information about a variety of courses including CTAE, Fine Arts, JROTC, Foreign Language, and Advanced Placement courses.

January 30 – Registration forms will be distributed to RHMS and RHHS students.

Monday, February 3 5:00 – 6:30 PM – Richmond Hill High School will host Rising 9th Grade Night. This will be an opportunity for rising 9th grade students and parents to better understand course options and student experiences at Richmond Hill High School. Club sponsors will be available to provide information about RHHS extracurriculars as well.

Tuesday, February 4 – RHMS registration forms due to middle school teachers.

Thursday, February 6 – RHHS registration forms due to high school teachers.

We need your feedback

Each year, stakeholders are surveyed in an effort to collect information about our school from varied perspectives. These survey results are used to help compile our CCRPI Climate Star Rating. For the 2018-19 school year, RHHS earned a 4 star rating (out of 5 stars).

Please click this link to take the Georgia Parent Survey. The survey is administered online. Your participation and feedback is important and will be reviewed and used as we continuously plan for improvement.

Students in AP Courses

Registration for second semester AP exams is now under way. Students who have not already signed up and paid for their second semester exams should visit TotalRegistration.net/AP/112525 to complete the first part of the registration process.

Students will also be required to join their teacher’s College Board Online Classroom. AP teachers will share this information with students this week. All payments are due no later than February 28, 2020. Please email Mrs. Tanner (mtanner@bryan.k12.ga.us) if you have any questions about AP exams.

RHHS Beta Club Membership Drive Begins

RHHS Beta Club just kicked off their annual membership drive! 9th—11th graders are eligible to apply. All applicants to the Richmond Hill High School Chapter of the National Beta Club must have a semester average of 80 or above in each individual class and an overall cumulative average of 85 or above for all high school classes. Current seniors who graduate in May 2020 are NOT eligible to apply.

Each year, members must:

  1. maintain the grade requirements listed above
  2. participate in service projects [a minimum of 20 hours per year*, 15 of those hours must be Beta-sponsored, ie. posted on Beta Google Classroom, documented on the Service Log form with adult signatures (*During the induction year, students will need to document and earn 10 service hours prior to the end of the school year.)]
  3. attend regular meetings (at least 1 meeting per month)
  4. pay annual dues ($35 per year, includes National Beta membership and dues, RHHS Beta Club t-shirt, and annual induction breakfast)

Additional information and faculty contacts are available in the Beta Club Membership Application.

RHHS Athletics

RHHS Athletics had a fantastic fall season with Softball, Volleyball, Cross Country, Competition Cheer and Football. These athletic programs saw some great achievements, some continued and some firsts. Each program worked hard developing their athletes, growing their programs, and serving our community.


-2nd Place in Region

-GHSA State Playoff Appearance


-2nd Place in Region

-Sweet 16 in the GHSA State Playoffs

Cross Country:

-Men’s and Women’s Region Champions

-Men’s finished 6th in the GHSA State Cross Country Meet

-Women’s finished 5th in the GHSA State Cross Country Meet

-Kayla Gohler - 6A GHSA State Champion


-Region Champions (first since 1996)

-Final Four in the GHSA State Playoffs (first in school history)

RHHS currently sits 4th in the GHSA Director's Cup for 6A Athletics. Follow the Director's Cup standings throughout the year here.

Teddy Bear Clinic - help needed

Health Care Science and Early Childhood pathways have merged together to plan a cross curricular event: A Teddy Bear Clinic!

Students from the Health Care Science and Early Childhood Education pathways will go to RH Primary School to conduct a Teddy Bear Clinic. Health Care students and Early Childhood students will be paired up to man stations to conduct activities like bike helmet safety, fire safety tips like “get low and go”, don’t touch medicines “Mr. Yuck”, and other safety tips. Both groups will be practicing soft skills, childhood development skills and knowledge, and English Language Arts standards.

Primary students will rotate through each station with their teddy bear they bring from home. Their teddy bears will receive a hospital gown at one of the stations in the rotation. If no teddy bear was brought that day the primary student will still take a gown and a paper doll type cutout bear. Some gown material has been donated and HCS and ECE students are already sewing gowns on their own time. In order to make this a success, we need some help - we are looking for donations of cotton fabric and folks who would be willing to sew gowns. If you are interested in helping, please email Amy Lewis at alewis@bryan.k12.ga.us

RHHS Student Dues being collected

RHHS student dues continue to be collected for the 2019-20 school year. Dues are $30.00 if paid by January 15th. After January 15th, there will be a $5.00 late fee added. Dues must be paid no later than February 28th in order to receive a prom ticket as part of paid student dues. Dues are paid through MyPaymentsPlus.

Class of 2020!

Attention Class of 2020 graduates and parents, due to changes in Remind, senior information will not be shared using the Senior Remind. Please visit the Senior Web Page for senior information.

Is your child looking for a job?

The Ga. Ports Authority is looking for high school students who will graduate in May 2020, who want to start a career soon after graduation. They have developed the Y.E.S. Program, Youth learning Equipment and Safety, in hopes of finding students who are not on the traditional four-year college/university track. A representative from the program will be speaking at RHHS on January 10th, at 1 pm. If your child is interested in learning more about the program, please have him/her sign up with Mrs. Sack in Room 602 or email jsack@bryan.k12.ga.us.

Overdrive E-library Update

RHHS has just joined the district-wide Overdrive collection, so we now have access to even more e-books & audiobooks! Students and staff can go to https://soraapp.com/library/resaga, choose Bryan County School District from the drop-down, & login using your school Google Account. Login is the same now for both faculty AND students. Our old Overdrive page is no longer active, so please update your bookmarks to include the new RESA collection!

100% Accountable

Over the next two weeks in advisement, we will complete the lessons for the unit, "100% Accountable".

Below is a copy of the parent newsletter for this unit. Please read this and follow along each week with the planned advisement lesson.

After school tutorials and detention

The After School Detention/Tutorial program will resume on Monday, 1/13/20.

Tutorial/detention runs from 2:40 – 4:15 every Monday through Thursday. Students who are on the obligations list for owing detention should plan to stay after school to meet their obligation as soon as possible. Students may also come to this program for extra help from content area teachers. On Mondays, students can receive help in math. An English/Language Arts teacher will be available on Tuesdays. On Wednesday, students can have tutoring in science and Thursdays are Social Studies tutoring.

SAT and ACT test dates and registration information

The SAT and ACT are given several times throughout each school year. Please click the links below for additional information about test dates, registration deadlines, and information about how to register.

Fee waivers are available for students on free/reduced lunch. Students should talk to their counselor for more information.

SAT information

ACT information


RHHS has a strong team of school counselors to support our students. Students are assigned a counselor based on their last name.

Rhashida Bunyan

A-De Cesari

Emily Neff

De La Cruz-Hicks

Tam Daniels


Debbie Kilpatrick


Saraswati Hendrix


Deanna Appleton

College and Career

Dawn Imler

Military and Family Life

*RHHS Essential information*

School times-

7:30am-2:30pm/Buildings open at 7am

Daily Bell Schedule

Car-rider/parent drop-off information-


Bus rider information-


School nutrition information-

Breakfast is not served; Lunch is $2.85

MySchoolBucks - Online Payment Portal

BCS Free or Reduced Price Meals Application - English

BCS Free or Reduced Price Meals Application - Spanish

Clinic information-

Nurses: Taryn Parker and Denell Foster

If you should need to discuss health information at length, please call to schedule a meeting. All clinic forms are available on the high school website. Inhalers and epi pens that are carried by the student must have forms completed by their physician.

Clinic form - http://www.bryancountyschools.org/o/rhhs/browse/17573