RHHS Wildcats: News You Can Use
#WEareRH - Friday, 5/18/18
Exam days and Early Release
Final exams will be given Tuesday, 5/22 (1st and 3rd blocks), and Wednesday, 5/23 (2nd and 4th blocks). Exam days at the high school are half days, and students are dismissed at 11am. Buses will run at 11am.
Students are not permitted to enter classrooms late on exam days. Students who are tardy must report to the media center, and they will be expected to makeup the missed exam after dismissal or on Thursday or Friday.
Certificates of Enrollment
SUMMER BIRTHDAY? Certificates of Enrollment for the summer must be applied for by MONDAY June 4th. Typically, the form is valid for one month. However, according to the Dept. of Drivers Services, the Certificate of Enrollment forms issued beginning in May, 2018 will be accepted until September 30, 2018.
Please follow the link below to submit for Certificates of Enrollment:
Summer Hours for RHHS
Often students need Certificates of Attendance, ADAP cards or copies of transcripts during the summer. Please make note that our school is closed every Friday and that office hours are limited Monday-Thursday.
BYOD for 18-19 School Year
For the 2018-2019 school year, all students will be using a laptop as a primary learning device in all of their classes. Students will either be issued a school laptop (Chromebook) or can opt to use an approved laptop that they already own (BYOD, Bring Your Own Device) in lieu of receiving a school issued Chromebook. To get a head start for those students who will be planning on using their own approved laptop instead of receiving a school issued Chromebook, RHHS will start verifying and enrolling student devices during all lunch periods May 15th through May 18th in the Media Center.
If your child is interested in choosing this device path for the 2018-2019 school year, then please read through the Student Acceptable Use Guidelines and bring in page 4 signed by a parent and student to the Media Center during any lunch period May 15-18. More information about this can be found in the following resources.
Student Acceptable Use Guidelines (Page 4 Sign-Off)
Are you moving over the summer?
If your family is moving over the summer, we need this information. Please click the link below, complete this short form, and let us help you with the transition from RHHS to your child's new school.
All Sports Pass is on sale now
The ALL SPORTS PASS is being sold to students for $65. Rising seniors, as a senior privilege, may purchase this pass for $50. These passes are sold individually and not transferable to another person. The card-holder's name will be printed on the card.
We will only make these available until July 20th. After this date, no more All Sports Passes will be sold.
The All Sports Pass is purchased through MyPaymentsPlus - click the link below or the MyPaymentsPlus link on the RHHS website.
Student parking: presale permit applications being accepted
Presale permits are made available to students who have no ISS or OSS for the year, are passing 75% of their classes, are clear of the Obligations List and who have 5 or fewer absences and 3 or fewer tardies for this semester. Presale permits will be $50. Presale begins in April and will continue through mid-June.
Regular parking permits will go on sale Monday, July 16th, for $65.
On the first day of school, August 6th, all vehicles parked on campus must have the required parking permit displayed.
April 16-May 4, 2018: presale open for rising seniors
May 29-June 14, 2018: presale open for rising juniors and sophomores
Rising juniors and sophomores will make application for $50 presale parking permits
Medications in RHHS Clinic
All medications (OTC, prescription, epipens, inhalers)
must be picked up by parents/guardians
by 12:00PM on May 24th
After May 24th, all medication will be disposed
No medication is sent home with students
Please contact the nurse if you have any questions
SAT and ACT test dates and registration information
Fee waivers are available for students on free/reduced lunch. Students should talk to their counselor for more information.
Taking care of our students
Strategies for Preparing for a Successful Summer Break
While your average student may be thrilled by the end of the school year, anticipating lazy days and sleeping in, the prospect of summer break isn’t always that same pleasant thought for parents. And, if you have a child with emotional or developmental issues who is challenging in the best of times, nothing calls on whatever extra powers you might possess more than the long break that lies ahead. While all kids do better with structure and routine, those with mental health issues including anxiety, depression, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders are especially dependent on the predictable “safe zone” that school provides. Without it, they’re more prone to anxiety, oppositional behavior, and tantrums. For the parents who care for them, “vacation” can be anything but. Here are some tips to help keep your teen on track so summer can be as rewarding as possible for everyone in the family:
Maintain your schedule
While you may never be able to duplicate the structure school provides, it helps to maintain the school year’s daily schedule, sometimes right down to meal times and bedtime, as much as possible. It can be very tempting to let your kids stay up late and sleep in—especially on weekends, when you want to do the same—but in the long run, sticking to a consistent schedule pays off by keeping your child more comfortable, and therefore more cooperative.
Try to schedule as many activities as possible, as early as possible, and keep your kids posted. This can mean anything from “we’re going to Aunt Mary’s Thursday at 5pm for dinner” to having a set routine that every day, weather permitting, you’ll be going to the playground, park, or pool. Even one such activity can give kids a center of gravity, so to speak, around which the rest of the day can be structured.
Home can become a safe cocoon for all of us. But no one should spend hours in front of a screen. Some parents use a variety of summer camps, sports, or vacation activities to get their teens outside, as well as provide structure and routine. Even if camp or sports isn’t in the cards, try to find something your kid enjoys—riding a bike, hiking, or splashing at the neighborhood pool, water park, or beach—and do it. Plus, physical activity is good for everyone’s mind, body and spirit - especially those kids with energy to burn.
At Richmond Hill High School, we want to work with our parents and students to make sure that they are ready for summer break and the fun times that it can bring. Counselor information is included below - please never hesitate to let us know if we can be of better support. Email information for each counselor can be found on the RHHS website (http://www.bryan.k12.ga.us/o/rhhs/page/school-counseling--7 )
Rhashida Bunyan: last names A-Davidson
Emily Neff: Davis - Hobby
Wallace Ingram: Hod-Miller
Laine Lynch: Milton-Sa
Saraswati Hendrix: Sc-Z
Jennifer Blanton: Graduation Coach
Jonna Vaughn: Military Family Life Counselor