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Randolph Early College High School Newsletter

Week of August 9, 2021

August 9-13 will be regular school days from 9:00 am-4:00 pm. RCC classes begin on August 16, 2021.

First Day Forms

Please turn in all forms that you were given on the first day of school. We need these as soon as possible so we can update our records.

11th and 12th Grade Seminars will begin the week of August 16, 2021!

Masks at RCC

Beginning Monday, August 9, 2021, Randolph Community College will require a mask, face shield, or cloth face covering that covers his/her mouth and nose while inside RCC buildings. RECHS students received a detailed email in their RCC email accounts last week with this information.


Please note, while RECHS students are in the RECHS building (Willie Plummer VT Building) , we will follow the Randolph County School System's protocols. At this time, masks are optional inside the building. As stated last week, masks are recommended for bus riders while on the bus.


When RECHS students visit the LRC, other buildings for college classes, or the campus store, they need to wear a face covering. When students are eating or drinking in the Armadillo Cafe, they do not need to wear a face covering.


For our upperclassmen with unique schedules, please note if you are simply sitting in the Cafe or other common areas in RCC buildings in between classes, please abide by RCC guidelines and wear a cloth face covering.


Again, when staff and students are inside RECHS (Willie Plummer VT Building), we will follow Randolph County School System's protocols.

RCC Store, Cafe, and Market Hours of Operation

RECHS students have access to all RCC has to offer, including the Campus Store, the Cafe, and the Market located inside the Cafe.


Below are the hours of operation:

The RCC Campus Store Monday – Thursday 9-6 Friday 9-2:30

The Armadillo Café Monday- Friday 8-2

The Armadillo Market Monday- Friday 7:30-1:30

Seniors: Meningitis Records

Two doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine are required for North Carolina students. One dose is required for individuals entering the seventh grade or by 12 years of age. The second booster dose is required for individuals entering the 12th grade or by 17 years of age, whichever comes first. Please turn in your shot record to the school office as soon as possible. The deadline is September 6, 2021. If you have questions regarding this new requirement, please feel free to contact our school nurse, Monica Hurley.

Textbook Pickup

TENTATIVELY, we will plan the following for textbook pickup:


9th and 10th grade will be called by A-lab on Wednesday, August 11 from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm.


11th and 12th grade students can pick up their books Thursday, August 12 and Friday, August 13 from 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm.


We know have an official book room in room 113, so please report there at your assigned time.


Please know this is tentative. We will communicate with our students if we need to reschedule pick-up times.


YOU MUST TURN IN YOUR OLD TEXTBOOKS BEFORE YOU CAN CHECK OUT NEW TEXTBOOKS!

School Fees


9th Grade-----$19.00 (Instructional and Science Fees)

10th Grade---$17.00 (Instructional and Science Fees)

11th Grade---$17.00 (Instructional and Science Fees)

12th Grade---$42.00 (Instructional and graduation)


Fees go to providing educational opportunities for students such as subscriptions, lab materials, supplemental books, etc.

RCSS Child Nutrition Order Form

If you would like to order your FREE meal from Southmont Elementary School, please use this order form. Your order must be placed before 9:00 am each day.


RCSS Child Nutrition Order Form

Limited Transportation

Please remember that August 5-20, we will operate with limited transportation. This means only shuttle buses from hub sites will be in operation. There will not be morning pick-up from student homes. Regular transportation will resume on August 23, 2021.

Parent Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Parents/Guardians, please remember if you are bringing your child to RECHS and picking him/her up to use the side of the building closest to the Photography building.


The HWY 220 side of the building is for buses only.

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Fall Pictures

Ninth through eleventh grade fall pictures will be August 24, 2021 with retakes being October 25, 2021.


Senior portraits Senior portrait make-ups/re-takes will be October 5, 2021.

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Coleridge Closet Inc.

Coleridge Closet Inc. is a non-profit clothing and food pantry serving all residents within the Coleridge School district. Please visit https://coleridgecloset.com/ for more information.

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