The Ravens' Nest

Randolph Early College High School Newsletter

Week of October 19, 2020

October 19th is a teacher workday for RECHS and fall break for RCC. October 20th is a remote learning day for RECHS and fall break for RCC.

Eastern Randolph Shuttle Bus

Eastern Randolph Hub Bus Riders- There will be no bus transportation from your homes to Eastern Randolph in the mornings for the next couple of weeks. Students need to be dropped off at Eastern Randolph in the mornings to catch the shuttle bus to RECHS. Normal bus transportation will resume on November 2nd.
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All students who order through RCSS Child Nutrition will receive free meals through December. If you are interested in ordering from RCSS Child Nutrition which is based out of Southmont Elementary, please see the order form.

Please use this link to order! (This is located at the lunch section below as well.)

Upcoming Tests


All 10th graders will participate in the PreACT. A-Day students will take the PreACT on Tuesday, October 27th. B-Day students will test on Thursday, October 29th. Remote students will test on Wednesday, November 4th. Testing will begin at 9:00 am in the RECHS building. Please arrive by 8:45 am.
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Seniors, don't miss out on the NC Countdown to College opportunity!

NC Countdown to College

Please visit The NC Countdown to College website for all information!

October 19-30th is the NC Countdown to College. Seniors are encouraged to complete college applications, FAFSA and residency determination. Many NC colleges and universities waive their application fee during this week.

Here is the list of schools waiving their application fee.

Please visit for information concerning financial aid.

Open Computer Lab with Ms. Blackmon

Ms. Blackmon will be in the computer lab on Wednesday, October 21st and Wednesday, October 28th from 1:00pm-3:00pm to help students complete their FAFSA or college applications.

Individual Google Meets with Ms. Blackmon

Parents and students, you are also invited to email Ms. Blackmon at to schedule an individual Google Meet if you have any questions concerning FAFSA, residency determination or college applications.

Please continue to refer to your Senior Raven Notes emails from Ms. Blackmon for more information.

NC Governor's School Nominations

North Carolina Governor's School: 2021 Intro & Overview

"The North Carolina Governor's School is a 5½-week summer residential program for gifted and talented high school students, integrating academic disciplines, the arts, and unique courses on each of two campuses. The curriculum focuses on the exploration of the most recent ideas and concepts in each discipline, and does not involve credit, tests, or grades."

Core academic areas are only open to current juniors, and arts areas are open to current sophomores and juniors. If this is something you might be interested in, please see Ms. Blackmon. She will provide you with the nomination packet and necessary paperwork.

Freshmen and sophomores, even though you are unable to apply this year for academic subject areas, please explore this opportunity for the future.

This is a great opportunity to enrich your learning, simply for the sake of learning. It is also a wonderful experience in preparation for college and a great resume builder.

Please visit the NC Governor's School website for more information.


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 to RECHS (not shipped home) in the early spring before your cap and gown pictures in April.
  • All other graduation products 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 can 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.

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. Please have students show you their Moodle (college courses), Canvas (high school courses) and PowerSchool. You can access Parent Portal for PowerSchool and you can become an observer in Canvas as well. Please be aware when a student is withdrawn from a college class, he/she receives a failure on the high school transcript.

FERPA Release Form

The FERPA Form can be found at the following web address: .

It must be noted that parents will need to fill out the FERPA form by clicking the "Azure AD" button (pictured).

Parents will then log in with their child's RCC username and password.

Once this form has been processed, parents will be able to request any information from their child's records at the registrar's office (full transcript included). Mr. Ferguson will also be able to include the parent's email address when he sends out a student's alert.

This form must be filled out each academic year to retain access. Additionally, once approved, the parent will be able to login and see their child's information without asking their child for it on Self-Service.


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 communicates with their high school teachers each day.

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

October 19- RCC Fall Break/RECHS Teacher Workday

October 19- Report cards mailed home

October 20- RCC Fall Break/ RECHS Remote Learning Day

October 27- PreACT for A day students

October 29- PreACT for B day students

November 11- No School, Veteran's Day

November 16/19- Interim Reports

November 25-27- Thanksgiving Holiday

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