RHHS Wildcats News You Can Use
#WEARERH 9/25/20 #WEARERH
News and Notes from the Principal
We have been in school for just over a month! Our students and staff have done a great job with the new protocols, opportunities for learning and ultimately maintaining a positive outlook on the days ahead. Our hope is that this newsletter will be a timely and reliable source of information for you and your student. Please make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom as new information is added weekly!
The BOE most recently met Thursday, September 24, 2020. One of the topics of discussion as brought forth by our Superintendent included the need for additional time to prepare, plan and professionally learn given the current model of instruction “Concurrent Classroom” and the amount of time that such takes in order to meet the needs of each and every one of our learners at Richmond Hill High School. The following dates have been declared as Student ½ days (HS ONLY).
- Wednesday, September 30, 2020
- Wednesday, October 14, 2020
- Tuesday, November 3, 2020
The Board of Education and our leaders at the district level are aware of how teaching virtually and face to face classroom at the same time amidst a pandemic has impacted all RHHS educators. We are gracious for their support and understanding as we all turn this challenge into a true opportunity!
Richmond Hill High School will continue to provide transportation and meals on these days. Students will be dismissed from school at 11:05am. The adjusted schedule has been linked here.
Just a few reminders below:
- 9/30 - Half Day for Students (Planning for Staff)
- 10/1-10/31 - 10th & 12th Grade Conferences
- 10/1-10/31 - College Knowledge Month
- 10/14 - Half Day for Students (Planning for Staff)
- 10/12-10/13 - Fall Break
- 10/16 - Homecoming vs. Statesboro HS - 7:30PM
- 10/26 - Flu Vaccines Administered
- 10/26 - FAFSA Workshop - 6-7:30PM (East Cafeteria)
- 11/3 - Half Day for Students (Planning for Staff)
- If your student is not feeling well, please do NOT send them to school. With concurrent learning they have the opportunity to take advantage of the curriculum even when not present - they can log into their google meets.
- Face Coverings are to be worn at ALL times while on campus, when lunch is not being consumed.
- Congregation before/after school is strongly discouraged. If we want to maintain in-person schooling it is important that we ALL work together to make this happen.
- If your child is unable to attend school due to COVID-related symptoms please be sure to contact the school to speak with the nurse: (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) - All attendance related notes should be submitted to Ms. Carolyn Oetjen via email at (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- eLearners are expected to follow the same schedule and meet the same expectations regarding timely arrival, interactions, assignment completion, etc. as their in-person counterparts.
American Red Cross Leaders Save Lives Program (10/9)
Please join us on Monday, October 26th from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM 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. This is a workshop setting, so be prepared to work through the FAFSA with your child, and we will help on an individual basis as needed as you work through the application. Please bring your student, their Chromebook or registered device, your 2019 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 device in order to complete the work using RHHS Wi-Fi. Outside devices will not be able to connect. See you there!
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- September 21st-Herff-Jones on campus for Jr Class Ring Orders (East Cafeteria) 3-6pm
- September 29th-BPI Senior Potraits (Last Call)
- October 9th - Blood Drive (JF Gregory - Wetlands Center)
- October 12th-October 13th- Fall Break
- October 26th - Flu Vaccines Administered
eLearner Parent/Student Information & Expectations
Are you an eLearner? Click here for resources & more.
7 Mindsets Curriculum
The 7 Mindsets are based on a three year research effort that began with the simple question: What do the world’s happiest and most successful people have in common? In search of the answer, we studied many of the happiest and most successful people who’ve ever lived. We reviewed the most extensive and important studies on personal achievement ever conducted. And we personally interviewed 400 leading experts, some of the most successful men and women of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Our research revealed that the answer wasn’t related to gender, ethnicity, or where they lived in the world. It had nothing to do with being raised in a loving home or a broken one. It didn’t matter if their families were rich, middle class, or impoverished. It wasn’t even connected to how far they advanced in school or the skills they acquired along the way. In fact, it turns out that the game- changing commonalities of happiness and success are based on how the world’s most successful people think.
What emerged from our research was a set of seven mental habits foundational to an enriched life. The 7 Mindsets are a comprehensive blueprint for happiness, intentionality and success, written in simple, powerful language to teach and activate success strategies for people to live the lives of their dreams.
Advanced Placement Exams
Taking Advanced Placement exams is an important part of all AP courses. Richmond Hill High School expects that all students take AP exams for the AP classes in which they are enrolled. Scoring well on an AP exam can often earn students college credit for their high school class, saving a significant amount of money on tuition. For the 2021 AP exams, students at Richmond Hill High School will be registering online. Online Exam registration is open now and will end for the year on Mon, Mar 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM. Register and pay for exams at www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/112525. This year each AP exam costs $100.00, with the exception of AP Seminar and AP Research ($145). The state of Georgia pays for ONE exam for each student who is taking a STEM exam (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Also, students who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch are eligible for their first exam free and receive a fee reduction on any other exams. If you fall into either of these categories (STEM or Free/Reduced lunch), be sure to answer appropriately during the registration process. Registration ends and payment is due for courses beginning in Semester 1 by Friday, October 30. Registrations and payments after this date will incur a $40 late fee per exam. There will be another registration and payment window for courses beginning in second semester. Please contact Mrs. Merry Tanner, email@example.com if you have any questions.
Athletic Ticketing - Go Fan
"Click Here"to see our upcoming Athletic Events for the week, and purchase tickets. Richmond Hill High School and Richmond Hill Athletics are excited to announce the use of Go Fan for our sporting events. Go Fan allows all event spectators to purchase tickets prior to events, or at the gate through your mobile device, avoid long lines, and limit person to person contact.
All students parking on campus, including dual enrolled students must have a parking permit.
"Click Here" to access the student parking permit information and application for 20-21SY.
Regular Sale Permits: $65.00
Qualifications to Purchase a Parking Permit during the Regular time periods:
- Not on Obligations List
- Passing or passed at least 75% of classes
*Students with more than 6 absences and/or tardies (for second semester, 19-20) will be able to purchase a parking permit with a signed attendance contract. The attendance contracts will be made available to those students who must have this in order to purchase a parking permit.
*Students who do not meet the Academic expectations will be able to purchase parking permits beginning the second nine weeks. All of the above qualifications must continue to be met in order to apply at the second nine weeks and purchase a parking permit for $65.00.
Military and Family Life
RHHS Essential Information
7:30am-2:30pm/Buildings open at 7am
Certificates of Enrollment
Car-rider/parent drop-off information
Bus rider information-
Bus Routes (Make sure to check back as updates to routes may occur)
School nutrition information-
Breakfast $1.85; Lunch $2.85 (Meals are free to ALL students for the remainder of 1st Sem.)
- MySchoolBucks - Online Payment Portal
- eLearner Meal Information
- BCS Free or Reduced Price Meals Application - English
- BCS Free or Reduced Price Meals Application - Spanish
Questions regarding remaining lunch balances should be directed to Carole Knight (School Nutrition Director) firstname.lastname@example.org/912-459-5121
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 forms - "Click Here"