RRHS Update - Week of 4/26

In this issue: Junior SOL Reminder, Senior Key Dates, Math News, Seal of Biliteracy, Get Your Yearbook, Phoenix Service Award, PTSO News, Counseling News and Career Center News!

Juniors! The Reading SOL is Monday April 26th!

Update your Chomebooks before SOLs!

1. Turn on your Chromebook.

2. Connect your Chromebook to Wi-Fi.

3. At the bottom right, select the time.

4. Select Settings .

5. At the bottom of the left panel, select About Chrome OS.

6. Under "Google Chrome OS," you'll find which version of the Chrome operating system your Chromebook uses.

7. Select Check for updates.

8. If your Chromebook finds a software update, it will start to download automatically.

You can also review this simulator for instructions on this process.

Note: If your Chromebook uses your phone's internet connection or its own mobile data, you'll get an alert about how much mobile data it needs to update. You can then stop or continue with the update.

This Week in Athletics!

Tuesday April 27th

Varsity Baseball @ Stone Bridge, 6 p.m. Bus departs at 4:30 p.m.

JV Softball @ Stone Bridge, 6 p.m. Bus departs at 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday April 28th

Track @ Stone Bridge, 5:30 p.m. Early Release at 12:30 p.m. Bus departs at 1:15 p.m.

Boys Tennis vs. Briar Woods, 5 p.m.

Girls Tennis @ Briar Woods, 5 p.m. Early Release at 2:15 p.m. Bus departs at 3:00 p.m.

Varsity Girls Lacrosse vs. Briar Woods, 6 p.m.

Varsity Boys Lacrosse vs. Briar Woods, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday April 29th

JV/Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Briar Woods, 6/7:15 p.m.

JV/Varsity Girls Soccer @ Briar Woods, 6/7:15 p.m. JV Bus departs at 4:30 p.m. Varsity Bus departs at 5:30 p.m.

Boys Tennis @ Woodgrove, 5 p.m. Early Release at 2:15 p.m. Bus departs at 3:00 p.m.

Girls Tennis vs. Woodgrove, 5 p.m.

Varsity Baseball vs. Briar Woods, 6 p.m.

JV Softball vs. Briar Woods, 6 p.m.

Important Math Announcement!

Algebra 1 MAP Test Make-ups

Algebra 1 students who were unable to complete their Spring MAP test previously will take the test Monday, April 26th. Please review the login information and testing times provided by your Algebra 1 teacher and contact your teacher with any questions.

Virginia Mathematics Pathways Initiative (VMPI) – Community Informational Sessions

As LCPS prepares for the release of the 2023 Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Mathematics Standards and the implementation of the Virginia Mathematics Pathways Initiative (VMPI), families should be aware of the proposed changes to the Mathematics course offerings. To understand the proposed changes to the course progressions, VDOE is offering Community Informational Sessions.

A series of one-hour VMPI Community Informational Sessions will be held during the next several months to provide parents and community members an opportunity to learn more about the Virginia Mathematics Pathways Initiative. The sessions will take place on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 6:30 p.m. - Essential Concepts in Grades 8 - 10
  • Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 6:30 p.m. - Advanced Pathways in Grades 11 - 12

All sessions will be live streamed on the VDOE’s YouTube Channel beginning at 6:30pm with a 20-minute presentation from members of the VMPI Planning Committees and will follow with time for facilitators to respond to questions from the community. Questions participants would like to have addressed during the sessions can be submitted here. For additional information, visit the Virginia Mathematics Pathways Initiative (VMPI) webpage periodically, as additional information will be added as the initiative progresses. The Virginia Mathematics Pathways Initiative Informational Video provides valuable information about the initiative.

Seal of Biliteracy News!

Seniors- Seal of Biliteracy Application

Seniors who have passed a qualifying exam for the Seal of Biliteracy should apply for the Seal using this link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc02vw4l26-xCgolBJvpEV8N1i2ZUaZi73yrpw8XXj6wvYcbg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Applications must be submitted before May 1st.

Sophomores and juniors who have completed a qualifying exam for the Seal of Biliteracy will apply thier senior year.

Questions? Email Ms. Mellott wmellott@lcps.org

Get Your Yearbook!

BUY YOUR YEARBOOK NOW WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

There are FEWER THAN 100 books left! Check here to see if you have ordered one. If your name is not on the list, buy yours while you still can! We cannot order more books, once they are gone, they are gone! Don’t miss this opportunity to preserve the memories from this unprecedented year. Buy your award winning yearbook now! Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com with code #17309 to buy yours now while you still can! The price will increase to $85 once the yearbooks arrive in May.

The Phoenix Service Award!

The “Phoenix Service Award” is a way to honor our amazing staff. Please take a few minutes to fill out this form to thank a teacher, coach, or staff member who has helped you this year. This is an opportunity for students to show their appreciation for all of the hard work that teachers put in, and especially this year while adjusting to online learning.

Please note that this form will be closing on Monday, May 3rd, so be sure to fill out the FORM before then to show your appreciation!

PTSO News!


As we have shared, the cancellation of all our events and fundraisers since March 2020 has virtually wiped out most of our PTSO funds, impacting this year and next! Our school-wide fundraiser has had limited participation, so…

OUR PTSO URGENTLY NEEDS YOUR HELP!

Without significantly more funding, we will not be able to properly fund the top three priority items on our list: Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week (May 3-7), Senior Celebration (sometime post-graduation in lieu of Operation Grad Night), and critical rollover funding to bridge back-to-school needs to ensure a strong start next school year. Respectfully, we are asking for your help! While this is entirely optional, we hope every family can choose whatever way is within your means:

  1. Donate gift cards for Teacher Appreciation Week, $10-$20 denominations (pls deliver to office by this Wednesday, April 28th!
  2. Donate money either via Zelle(bod@rrhsptso.com), or PayPal (@rrhsptso) or mail/drop Check payable to: RRHS PTSO
  3. Donate food items & volunteer during TAW. Sign-up links HERE

Thank you for doing what you can to help, and as always, for your support of our students! Together, WE Rise!

Gratefully - Rock Ridge PTSO Board

School Counseling News!

9th grade Parent Coffee- Preparing for 9th grade and Beyond- was the last week. If you missed it click here

Seniors it is still not too late to apply college !!!

University of Mary Washington just sent this!!! So take advantage of this opportunity!!

We are still awarding merit and need based aid to new admitted applicants if you have students who are arriving to this process late or do not yet have a home for fall. If you believe they are a good fit for a medium-sized liberal arts and sciences residential university that is perfectly situated between DC and Richmond, connect them with our counselors. We’ll take it from there.

Mental Health Awareness Month

https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Awareness-Events/Mental-Health-Awareness-Month

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, join the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families. In May during advisory student lessons from the PEER and Sources of Strength program will help all students find resources and support. Please use the link about for more resources and events to support raising awareness and helping others.

Return to Learn Presentation

As student have the opportunity to transition back to in-person learning we hope ease the transition with explaining the supports and how to reduce of the stress with returning to in-person learning. Please click here to watch the presentation.

Mindfulness Monday!

Mindfulness Monday is a great way to start your week off on a positive note. Mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress, increase mental well-being and increase focus. Join our Schoology Group! Schoology Access Code: JBVT-SSV5-9TPTZ Google Meets nickname is located in Schoology.

Spring College Panel for Juniors If you missed it please use this link http://tinyurl.com/53ztr9x5 to watch the re-broadcast and see the “Q/A” chat. Va Tech, JMU, CNU,VCU,DSU,RBC,UofSC and SDSM all participated.

4/29: Big Future Days – Regional college fairs put on by College Board. Register here.

If you missed the Summer and Part Time Job Fair, no worries. We have converted it to a job site so you can continue to look for jobs and volunteer opportunities.

Upcoming Course Selection for the 2021-2022 School Year

9th , 10th &11th graders, thank you to the majority that met with their counselor to discuss & select courses. If you have not met with your counselor please schedule your individual academic counseling session with your counselor to discuss & select courses for the 2021-2022 school year and also discuss your post-high school plans.

Students can schedule their appointment via this link: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/RockRidgeCounseling2@lcpsorg.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/

Counselor

Students Last Name


Jennifer.Domingues@lcps.org

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Amrita.Khatta@lcps.org

Cop-Kan


Kelley.Familant@lcps.org

Kao-Nai


Jarrel.Taylor@lcps.org & Maria.Dacey@lcps.org

Naj-Sar


Nicole.Bryan@lcps.org

Sat-Z

Career Center News!

UPCOMING RRHS VIRTUAL EVENTS:

4/26: Fairfax University of America at 1:30 PM. This is a new, local university. It is nonresidential and very focused on providing experiential learning all four years of college. Programs of study include Computer Science, MIS and Business. Current seniors are still eligible to apply. Sign up via Naviance

4/26: US Navy recruiter – Please sign up via Naviance

5/3: Northern Virginia Community College at 11:00 AM. Sign up via Naviance.

5/10: Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising at 11:30 AM. Sign up via Naviance.