Tiger Student Support Services

December Newsletter

Hello Tigers!

As we enter the final stretch towards Winter Break, we want to give a shout out to everyone for making this an amazing 2021 school year so far. Our hard work and contributions show in the bright spirit of our student body, staff and the caregivers in the community. In our efforts to help and support everyone maintain their high spirits coming into this Holiday Season, we would like to bring our attention to managing stress and self-care.

From the School Counselors

Your RHS School Counselor are here to support you and your students under 3 School Counseling Domains

  1. Academic Support

  2. Career and College Development

  3. Personal/Social Support and Development

We are also available to support students with immediate crisis situations in partnership with the Wellness Center

How to request an appointment to meet with your School Counselor

Sign up to see your counselor on the chrome book located near the front office and your counselor will send you a pass to your classroom or

  • Email your school counselor to request an appointment.

Ms. Munoz nmunoz@rjuhsd.us

Mr. Bradley jbradley@rjuhsd.us

Ms. Pasco rpasco@rjuhsd.us

Ms. Fernandez gfernandez@rjuhsd.us

Ms. Crone pcrone@rjuhsd.us

Class of 2022 News

College Application Help - Students can work on college applications every Thursday during ROAR in the College and Career Center throughout the fall term. School Counselors will be available to answer questions.

Click on the link below to see which CSU campuses are still accepting applications: https://www.calstate.edu/apply/Pages/csu-priority-application-deadline.aspx

FAFSA/CADreamAct Help - All students continuing their education after high school should be applying for financial aid. The priority deadline is March 2, 2022. All Sierra College students are required to complete the FAFSA or Dream Act Application to qualify for free tuition. Join us in the College and Career Center the next two Thursdays for help or to get started.

Class of 2023 News

Be on the lookout for the RHS Counseling staff to do classroom lessons with you during January on college (to include all post high school plans; military, two year colleges, career technical education, four year universities and work) search and financial aid information. More details to follow!

Class of 2024 News

There is still time to turn in academic planning sheets. You can turn them into the front office. We also need all students to add the courses to the academic plan in AERIES/Homelink. Here is the link to the academic planning process with step by step instructions

Counseling / Academic Planning Process

Class of 2025 News

On December 1st, 2nd, 7th, and 8th, counselors will present a lesson to all 9th grade students in Health and PE classes. After this lesson, students will:

  • Know how to read a transcript

  • Understand requirements for graduation and the UC/CSU a-g college entrance requirements

  • Recognize why having a four year academic plan matters

  • Develop their personalized four year academic plan

This lesson starts the course selection/academic planning process for next school year. We encourage families to work with their students to develop their plan and input it in their student’s AERIES portal as it will drive their course selections for next school year and beyond.

Preparing for Finals

We know this can be a stressful time for students as we approach finals. Please encourage your students to utilize some of the tips listed below to help prepare.

  • Establish a study schedule and routine

  • Set aside at least 30 minutes leading up to finals to begin the preparation and review

  • Establish a routine bedtime to ensure 8 hours of sleep. Sleep deficit reduces our ability to recall or memorize.

  • Get exercise to improve your sleep and reduce stress and anxiety

  • Complete study guides and use them as a study tool

  • Use ROAR to finish any missing assignments or to ask questions about concepts you didn’t fully learn previously

  • Use Tiger Tutoring to get help on difficult topics

  • Form a study group

  • 9 Study Tips: 9 Scientific Study Tips (Video)

Please read through the stress management tips listed by the wellness staff

From the Wellness Center

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Prioritizing self-care can be challenging when facing multiple deadlines, balancing family life with school, and gearing up for the Winter Break. Remember that there are lots of ways to practice self-care. What works for you may not work for someone else. The important thing is to make self-care a priority in your schedule. This could mean blocking off time to work out or spending some time unplugged from technology once in a while. Check out this link for great ideas to manage stress.

We are here to support students and families, and welcome anybody who may need assistance in managing their mental and emotional well-being. Please visit us at our Wellness Center for more information!

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Stress Management & Self-Care

Stress is a normal part of our daily lives. It can motivate us into action: to meet deadlines, complete assignments, or seek effective solutions to our problems. When we allow stress to build up, however, we may fail to see challenges as opportunities to learn and to grow. We can easily become overwhelmed with life’s pressures. Self-care is about dealing with stress in a healthy manner in order to improve both our mental and physical health and well-being.

FINALS are COMING...Here are some tips to help you prepare for finals and manage test anxiety!

The 9 BEST Scientific Study Tips


Parenting can be incredibly rewarding and meaningful but can also be stressful work! So, remember, self-care is not a selfish act. It’s important to take time out to care for one’s own emotional and physical needs before attempting to resolve those of others. “Caregiver burnout” can leave one stressed after extended periods of providing care and support for a loved one. Here are some tips for parents who may be feeling a little extra burnout over the Winter Break.

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