The Ravens' Nest

Randolph Early College High School Newsletter

September 14, 2020

Dr. Gainey's Phone Message

Last week, you received a message from Dr. Gainey, our Superintendent. To reiterate that information, all students need to commit to either face-to-face instruction (2 days a week) or 100% fully remote instruction. If a student plans to change their instructional delivery, please email me (Shea Grosch, principal, by 5:00pm on September 25, 2020.

Raven Relief for Riley Kindley

One of our seniors, Riley Kindley, was in a car accident last weekend. She is in stable condition, but has a long recovery period ahead of her. We will begin the Raven Relief fund starting tomorrow. Boxes will be in all classrooms for students to give whatever they wish. Donations are completely optional. We hope to share with Riley and her family, that she is a deeply appreciated member of the Raven family.

Remote Students Picture Pick-Up

Students who had their picture taken with LifeTouch can pick up their picture packets this Wednesday, September 16, from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Students can report to the main office for picture pick-up.


Seniors, please use the link below to register with Southern Recognition. Caps and gowns are $55 (this includes the cap, gown, tassle, and stole).


Some key notes for seniors from Southern Recognition, Inc.

  • Caps & gowns are delivered on campus (not shipped home) at RECHS in the early spring before graduation commencement.
  • All other graduation products ordered will be manufactured, packaged, and drop-shipped directly to the student's or parents' home (multiple shipments may occur depending upon the manufacturing timeline for graduation products).
  • All orders and shipping statuses will be able to be reviewed and tracked through MY ACCOUNT on
  • CONTACT US: if any questions or concerns arise in the ordering or delivery processes for the Class of 2021.

RECHS Yearbooks on Sale NOW!

You can order your 2020-2021 yearbook now for $45. Please use this link to order.

Safety and Health Procedures

Students, please be mindful of your actions during school. Remain 6 feet from one another when possible. Also, please do not share food or drinks. Do not use water fountains. Please remain diligent regarding our Covid-19 procedures, so we all can remain safe and healthy.

Parents and College Grades

Parents, we invite you to reach out to Mr. Ferguson, our RCC Liaison, at any time with questions or concerns about your child's academic performance in a college class. Please remember, our high school students are treated as college students regarding their RCC courses; therefore, college instructors will only speak directly to the student. Additionally, Mr. Ferguson addresses any alerts/concerns he receives from instructors with our students. We encourage you to have conversations with your student and have them show you their Moodle for their college courses, and their Canvas and PowerSchool for their high school courses. You can access Parent Portal for PowerSchool and you can become an observer in Canvas as well.

Parent Observers in Canvas

All students are using the online learning management platform, Canvas, for their high school classes. All of our high school teachers are using Canvas for their classes. Parents are able to join the class as an observer and see their child (and only their child's) academic performance. If you would like to join your child's class as an observer, please email your child's teacher. If you are unsure who to email, you are welcome to email me, (Shea Grosch and I will forward your email to the correct teachers.


Students and parents, please remember we are taking attendance each day. Even all remote students, need to check-in with their teachers and complete their work daily. Students who are only in college courses, still need to complete attendance with Ms. Blackmon each day. It is imperative that every single student communicate with their high school teachers each day.

Lunch Options

Students are able to bring their own lunch, order from Randolph County School System or order from RCC's Armadillo Cafe. If a student orders from RCSS Child Nutrition, the food is prepared at Southmont Elementary and delivered to RECHS. Once a student submits their order to Southmont Elementary, the school cafeteria will prepare the order for that student. Students need to commit to that order, and pick up their food once it is ordered. The online ordering forms are below.
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School Fees

9th Grade-----$17.00 (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 both in person and remote, such as subscriptions, lab materials, supplemental books, etc. Remote students can mail these in if they wish. If mailed, please make to the attention of Christy Cross.

Looking Ahead

September 25- Remote Learning Day

October 13 and 15th --- Senior Picture Make-Ups

October 19- RCC Fall Break/RECHS Teacher Workday

October 20- RCC Fall Break/ RECHS Remote Learning Day


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