RBHS BRIDGE Communication

Rock Bridge High School Newsletter: August 19, 2022

Mission: Rock Bridge High School is a community in which ALL students and staff inspire each other to become lifelong learners.

Hello Rock Bridge High School Families,

We are very excited to begin our 50th year next week with each of you! If you are a 9th grader, we hope to see you on Monday by 8:55 for Jump Start Day. The first day of school for ALL Rock Bridge Students is Tuesday, August 23rd.


We are constantly striving to communicate clearly and in a timely manner with our RBHS stakeholders. This year you should expect to receive a monthly BRIDGE Communication. These will usually arrive during the third week of each month. BRIDGE Communications will come directly from the office of the principal and include information and explanations for relevant Rock Bridge issues and events.


Below you will find information about the following.


  • Standards Referenced Grading
  • Understanding Your Schedule
  • Jump Start Day Information
  • Finding Bus Information in the Parent Portal
  • School Pictures are August 31
  • New RBHS Staff Members
  • Laptop Information
  • Back to School Night is September 7
  • Alternating Unassigned Time (AUT)
  • Open Lunch for Juniors and Seniors
  • 2022-23 Homecoming Dates
  • RBHS Activities and Athletics Message
  • RBHS Student Activity Pass
  • RBHS Drop Off and Pick Up Information
  • Parking Pass Information
  • 2022-2023 Free and Reduced Meals Information
  • Yearbook Information
  • Bruin Connections Informational Powerpoint
  • Summer BRIDGE Link
  • September Calendar


We are ready to celebrate 50 Years of Rock Bridge High School with ALL of you!


Jacob

Standards Referenced Grading

Please read this letter from Dr. Helen Porter (CPS Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education) regarding our transition to Standards Referenced Grading.


To learn more mark your calendar for an SRG Informational Meeting Tuesday, September 20th at 6pm here at RBHS.


We have made some changes to the alpha marks you will see reported in your student's gradebook. In order to more effectively communicate, we have eliminated several alpha marks from our gradebooks that you may have seen in the past. Below is a description of the only marks you will see in a teacher's gradebook. Please know that the only gradebook of record for your student in CPS is in the Home Access Center. Specific class content and materials are housed in Schoology, but each student's official, accurate grade can only be found in Home Access Center.

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Understanding Your Schedule

View the information linked HERE for helpful information on How to Read and Understand Your Schedule.


The Block Schedule Template linked HERE will help you write our your schedule in a way that many people find easier to understand.

Jump Start Day Information

RBHS Class of 2026,


You are invited to Rock Bridge High School Jump Start Day this Monday, August 22nd! School will start at 8:55 and end at 1:30 this day.


What you can expect...

  • Experience a Rock Bridge Pep Assembly
  • Walk through you schedule and meet your teachers
  • Receive RBHS club information
  • Eat lunch
  • Get your free RBHS T-shirt


Busses will run regular routes so everyone can attend. Check Home Access for your bus number and route.

Bus Information in the Parent Portal

Click here for step by step instructions on how to find your bus in the parent portal.

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School Picture Information

ROCK BRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

Picture Day Is: Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Wagner Portrait Group will be photographing students for portrait packages & school records.

Only online orders will be accepted.

(Please do not bring checks, cash, or order forms to school as they will no longer be accepted.)


https://bit.ly/3SKM0tH

www.WagnerPortraitGroup.com

Online Pre-Order Password: 6E8S7Y4Y

Can’t order online or have other questions? We are happy to help! 314-567-5900

Thank you for your help to prepare for a great picture day! We appreciate you!

New 2022-2023 Rock Bridge Staff Members

Click here to view images of our new 2022-23 Rock Bridge Staff Members.

2022-2023 Laptop Information

  • All students will receive brand new laptops and chargers on the first day of school, August 23, through their English or Social Studies courses. Students who have no English or Social Studies classes on Day 1 or are online students can come to the Aux Gym anytime to check out their laptop. Those who miss Day 1 can check out their laptop in the MC.
  • Please be sure all laptops from last school year are returned as soon as possible to the Media Center.
  • Laptops and chargers will be returned to the Media Center each year for updates. All students are issued a charger at laptop checkout; those who need a replacement will be charged $20.
  • It is very important that students label their chargers with their names.
  • Laptops are an essential tool for learning, and students should come to school daily with their laptops charged.
  • A limited number of chargers will be available for checkout in the Media Center each day. These loaned chargers must remain at school, and are only available for one day checkout.
  • Students who forget their laptops will need to request a loaner laptop from their Assistant Principal.

Back to School Night is September 7th

Be sure to mark Wednesday, September 7th in your calendars for our Back to School Night. This event will last from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. We will have a brief introductory meeting in the Main Gym where we review the night's procedures then dismiss to classes. Those attending will move through their student's schedule and spend a little time in each class.

Alternating Unassigned Time (AUT)

RBHS offers Alternating Unassigned Time (AUT) as an alternative to the traditional study hall. Its purpose is to allow sophomore, junior and senior students flexibility in structuring their non-class time and to establish an environment of trust and respect in which students can learn time management. During AUT, students may access tutoring, computers, counseling, cafeteria services, and limited access to the Media Center. See the video directly below for a detailed explanation of the AUT Policy.

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RBHS Open Lunch for Juniors and Seniors

CPS District policy states that students in grades 11-12 may leave campus for lunch only if they have a signed permission form on file with the school. Parents may provide permission by completing the form below.


Parents can give permission for their student to leave campus for AUT and Lunch by completing the appropriate permission forms. The forms will be handed out during a meeting with students to go over AUT and Lunch policies. Only juniors and seniors are allowed to leave campus for AUT and/or Lunch.

2022-2023 Homecoming Celebration

As we are celebrating our 50th Anniversary this year, we know that Homecoming will include some extra special moments and celebrations. Homecoming this year October 11-15. Mark your calendars, and be looking for more information later in the fall.

Rock Bridge Activities and Athletics Message

Get involved Rock Bridge! We have a busy opening week in athletics and we want to see you there! Attending school events is a great way to spend time supporting your peers/friends in our Rock Bridge Community!


#REPROCKBRIDGE

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RBHS Student Activity Pass

RBHS Student Activity Pass $40.00


A student activity pass allows RBHS student admittance into ALL HOME athletic games except for MSHSAA ticketed games and some fine arts events. Activity passes will be printed on the student’s school ID.


Directions for ONLINE Payments


From the RBHS website, from the left-hand column under Quick Links, select “Pay select student fees.” Enter the parent portal login information and press login. This will bring you to SchoolPay. Checkmark the item(s) you want to pay for. Once you have selected the fee(s) you want to pay for, enter the student’s first and last name, their student ID, and then select checkout. On the following screen select Credit card and enter you card information and then your billing information. Click on review order. On the final screen, hit submit, and a receipt will be emailed to you. PLEASE NOTE the following transaction fees apply if using SchoolPay: $1.95 flat fee for transactions from $15 to $49.99. For transactions above $50 if 3.99%.

RBHS Drop Off and Pick Up Information

Rock Bridge Families, getting in and out of our school at the beginning or end of day can be a challenge. Please read and view the following so you can assist in making this process as smooth as possible for all RBHS stakeholders.


Parent Drop-off

Morning drop off should occur at the East Circle Drive. This is the same location that bus drop off will be occurring. Parents dropping off their students should remain in the left lane of the circle drive. Busses will be asked to remain on the right at this time. Click here to view a video titled "SY23ArrivalRBHS" with greater details.


Parent Pick-up

Following the conclusion of the school day, parent pick up will occur at the South Parking Lot. It is common for there to be considerable congestion in all entries and exits at the end of our school day. Please consider picking up your child after our busses have exited the circle drive at 4:15. After 4:15 you can pick your child up at any location on the RBHS property. Click here to view a video titled "SY23Dismissal RBHS" with greater details.

Purchase a 2022-2023 Student Parking Pass

RBHS Student Parking Pass 2022-2023 $50.00


This pass allows a RBHS student to park in the RBHS student assigned parking spaces. Please print out the RBHS parking form that is available at the following link https://www.cpsk12.org/cms/lib/MO01909752/Centricity/Domain/32/RBHSParkingForm.pdf. Also a copy of the student’s current driver’s license and a non-expired insurance card is required when picking up the pass from the Student Activities Office. Copies can also be made through the Activities Secretary. The price of parking passes with be lowered to $25 at the start of the second semester.


Directions for ONLINE Payments


From the RBHS website, from the left-hand column under Quick Links, select “Pay select student fees.” Enter the parent portal login information and press login. This will bring you to SchoolPay. Checkmark the item(s) you want to pay for. Once you have selected the fee(s) you want to pay for, enter the student’s first and last name, their student ID, and then select checkout. On the following screen select Credit card and enter you card information and then your billing information. Click on review order. On the final screen, hit submit, and a receipt will be emailed to you. PLEASE NOTE the following transaction fees apply if using SchoolPay: $1.95 flat fee for transactions from $15 to $49.99. For transactions above $50 if 3.99%.

2022-2023 Free and Reduced Meals Information and Application

Free & Reduced lunch information:


https://www.cpsk12.org/Page/15061


Click HERE for Free & Reduced Meal application.

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RBHS Summer BRIDGE

Click here to view our July RBHS BRIDGE Communication

September Calendar

  • August 22nd is Jump Start Day for Freshman
  • August 23rd - First Day of School
  • August 31st - School Pictures (during school)
  • September 5 - NO SCHOOL
  • September 7 - Back to School Night (5:30-7:30)
  • September 21 - NO SCHOOL (Teacher Workday)