ROCKLAND HIGH SCHOOL Summer UPDATE
July 27, 2023
The Principal's Corner
We are very much looking forward to seeing our students return for the first day of school on Wednesday, August 30th.
Start & End Times
August & September Save the Dates!
8/14-8/16 Student Government Council Camp 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM
8/16 Fall Sports Meet the Coach's Night 6:00-7:30 PM
8/17 Student Leadership Training 4:00 PM -10:00 PM
8/18 Start of Football
8/21-8/23 Band Camp 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
8/23 College Application Bootcamp for Seniors 11:30 AM- 2:15 PM
8/28-8/29 Staff Return to RHS for Professional Development
8/28 New Student Orientation for Grade 9 Students 6:30-8:00 PM
8/30 First Day of School for Students
9/1 No School Labor Day Weekend
9/4 No School Labor Day Weekend
9/7 School Picture Day
9/12 Senate Leadership Council Meeting 7:30 AM- 8:00 AM (Library)
9/13 Back to School Night for Parents/Guardians 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
9/16 Saturday School 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
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)
School Bus Information
Bus transportation registration closed on July 7, so the routing can be implemented. This process determines the number of students on each bus. If you have not registered and your student's bus has been filled due to demand, they will be placed on a waiting list. Please contact Noelle Novio at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-871-8418 with any questions. Bus information will be posted in mid-August in your student's Aspen account under the transportation tab.
Students are encouraged to participate in summer reading prior to the start of the 2023-2024 school year. Selected titles, listed below, are available digitally via Sora. All students have access to Sora; if you need help logging into your account, please review these log in instructions. Rockland Memorial Library will have these titles available in print.
Students who participate are asked to read one of these titles, assume the role of their favorite character, and complete these Google Slides. Please make a copy of these slides to edit. The slides mimics a popular social media platform and should be edited to include the following components:
Profile Quote taken from the book that reflects your character’s identity
Five (5) posts that your character would post that include:
Images reflecting an important scene in the book
Images reflecting your character’s personality
Hashtags explaining the images
Responses from other character to your characters posts
Students will use Canva to design their images and finish the assignment on the linked Google Slides. Completed assignments should be emailed to email@example.com by September 15th.
All students who complete the summer reading assignment are invited to participate in a Library Takeover! Students will be called down September 28th during Dog Block to participate in a book chat and see their posts on display! We will discuss and critique the titles.
The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow
The Honeys by Ryan La Sala
Queen of the Tiles by Hanna Alfak
Hollow Fires by Samira Ahmed
Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
Summer Reading 2023
Summer Reading 2023 Students are encouraged to participate in summer reading prior to the start of the 2023-2024 school year. Selected titles, listed below, are available digitally via Sora. All students have access to Sora; if you need help logging into your account, please review these log in ...
Freshmen Orientation Scheduled for Monday, August 28th
Start of Fall Sports
Fall sports registrations are happening now! All student-athletes participating in football will begin the practice season on Friday, August 18th. Other student-athletes participating in fall sports will begin on Monday, August 21st.
Rockland High School offers the following fall sports:
Soccer (Boys and Girls)
Cross Country (Boys and Girls)
Below is the contact information for our fall varsity coaches:
Ms. Jeanine Reardon
Boys Cross Country
Mr. Steve Capone
Girls Cross Country
Ms. Kara Penney
Mr. Nicholas Liquori
Mr. Greg Banks
Mr. Daniel Kimball
Ms. Marcia Beatty
Ms. Emily Adams
The best way to stay connected is to visit Arbiter Live on an electronic device as you can have real-time updates to game schedules.
Fall sports registration is now open! Rockland HS will be using Arbiter Registration (Formerly FamilyID) to register student-athletes.
All questions can be directed to Athletic Director, Dan Kimball @ Dkimball@rocklandschools.org.
There will be a Meet the Coach's Night for student-athletes and parents on Wednesday August 16th from 6:00-7:30 PM in the Auditorium!