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#WEareRH - Weekly Newsletter - April 24, 2020

Senior chromebook buyback

Seniors are able to choose to buy back their chromebooks at a greatly reduced rate. The buyback cost is $65. However, this year we are offering the Class of 2020 a reduced rate of $50. As you may know, laptops and chromebooks are a hot commodity right now. We want you to enter college, the work force, or the military with this essential tool. If you would like to buy back your chromebook, please go to MyPaymentsPlus and choose that purchase option. You must purchase your chromebook no later than May 10th.


Chromebooks not purchased must be returned to the school on either May 12 or May 13 during our designated collection hours. Broken, damaged, and/or inoperable chromebooks will not be accepted and the student will be charged $65. Returned chromebooks must be free of stickers and fully operable, per our user agreement. If your chromebook is damaged, covered with stickers, or inoperable, you will be expected to buy the chromebook.


We are NOT collecting chromebooks from underclassmen at this time.

eLearning updates - revised calendar

Instruction for high school students will conclude on May 7th for those students who have made adequate progress and are passing their classes. Students who have not made adequate progress or who are not passing a particular class will be required to participate in remediation from May 11-14 in an effort to improve progress and complete assignments. Students requiring remediation will be notified individually by his/her teacher no later than May 7th.


Students are encouraged to continue to participate in eLearning and complete assignments. If a student has incomplete assignments or assignments not yet submitted, I would suggest contacting the teacher about making up this work.


All assignments during eLearning will be categorized as either "EOC" or "Final Exam". We are using these categories because they are already setup in PowerSchool and factored into the gradebook setup, and carry less weight than either the formative or summative categories. For high school students, eLearning assignments will constitute a small percentage of the overall course grade. We are doing this so that eLearning grades will not have a disproportionate amount of impact on any child's overall course grade.

Countdown to Graduation 2020

Graduation plans have been shared - we will have a car rider line graduation on May 16th! On May 16, the virtual component of the graduation will begin at 8am (a link will be posted to the RHHS website and all available social media sites), and the car rider line portion of the ceremony will take place beginning at 9am. Students will get detailed information about when to report to RHHS for the car rider line ceremony next week.


Final transcripts will be processed at the end of this semester. Each graduating senior receives one final transcript at no charge. Please click the link below and tell us where to send your final transcript.

https://forms.gle/oC2vYTzsNEtUchmq5


Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 5th from 9am-noon. Additional information about where/when to report to RHHS will be shared next week.


Cap and gown pictures are delayed. The production facility is closed right now. Once the facility re-opens, production will resume. We do not have an expected date for delivery at this time.

AP Exam Changes

Due to the unexpected school closure, College Board has made significant changes to the AP exam process this year. Students will take their exams at home and can complete the exam on a variety of devices. Each test will consist of Free Response Questions and will last approximately 45 minutes. The testing window has been altered as well; AP exams will be administered May 11 – 22. Please click HERE for more information.

If you have further questions, please contact your child’s AP teacher or our AP coordinator, Mrs. Tanner (mtanner@bryan.k12.ga.us).

Moving this summer? Please let us know...

Each year, we receive requests for student records when students move and transfer schools. Please help us make that transition as easy for you as possible and let us know if you will be withdrawing your child this summer.

https://forms.gle/ph1oWZTLiWXkXih2A

Chromebook device support

Bryan County Schools has established a centralized location where BCS technology devices will be issued and replaced by appointment. If your child's chromebook becomes inoperable, or you need a charger, you will need to schedule an appointment so another device can be made available. The tech depot will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 9:00am & 1:00pm.


Scheduling of appointments can be done by either calling (912.531.3099) or using this online link: https://tinyurl.com/upqh47h


South Bryan Tech Depot:
Community Education Front Lobby
120 Constitution Drive, Richmond Hill, Ga 31324 Contact number: 912.531.3099

School closure & elearning

RHHS and all school buildings in Bryan County are currently closed and will remain closed to the public for the duration of the school year.


During the closure, instruction will continue using elearning platforms. Students will use Google Classrooms to interact with teachers and receive instruction daily, Monday - Thursday. Students must be logged into their Bryan County Schools gmail account (not their personal email) in order to access their Google Classrooms. Teachers will be available (via email) to students and parents from 8am-3pm daily, Monday - Thursday. RHHS has set a "schedule" to provide structure for both students and teachers:


  • 1st block: 8am-9am
  • 2nd block: 9am-10am
  • 3rd block: 10am-11am
  • 4th block: 11am-noon


We fully understand that some students will not be able to follow the schedule, and this is fine. All students should login to each Google Classroom daily, complete the attendance form, and complete the associated lessons and activities for the course (even if it is at a time outside of 8am-noon). Our goal is for students to have 30-45 minutes of instruction/activities for each of their classes, each day.


We have created a link on our RHHS homepage with information related specifically to elearning.


Updates and information will be communicated using the RHHS website, our Facebook page, and Twitter.

Turning off notifications for Google Classroom

If you are getting more notifications from Google Classroom than you would like, there is a way to disable these notifications.


How to disable notifications: Go to your Settings (clicking the 3 horizontal lines on the top left of the computer screen when you are logged into classroom), scroll down to Settings at the bottom, click that, and simply toggle off Class Notifications to your liking at the bottom.


Below is a link to a YouTube explaining this same process:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-rzYroHEKE

GSU modifying their admission requirements for Summer and Spring

Georgia Southern University first year applicants for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 are not being required to submit ACT or SAT scores as a requirement of their institution application.

According to University's Office of Admissions website, “First-year students applying to Georgia Southern University for the summer and fall 2020 semesters can be admitted without an ACT or SAT score, if they have a sufficiently high GPA.”


Counselors at RHHS encourage students to stay connected throughout the time of e-learning. Grades are going to matter more than ever without the ACT or SAT being considered for admission at GSU! Official high school transcripts will be used to evaluate a student’s academic performance and will be used in the college admission process. The COVID-19 pandemic has led the College Board and ACT to suspend many upcoming ACT and SAT testing dates. More information about these cancellations can be found at Collegeboard.com and ACT.org.


The University System of Georgia authorized the change that granted GSU prospective first-year students to meet all other admission requirements, including satisfactory completion of the required high school curriculum and all other requested documentation.

Georgia Southern enrollment counselors remain available to assist applicants and prospective students via phone and email.

Please note that the change to waive the test requirement is ONLY for first year applicants. Dual Enrollment applicants must still meet the required scores and GPA as indicated and set forth by the university.

Other universities and colleges throughout the states may or may not be adjusting dates and application criteria. Students and families should visit the school’s website they are interested in to learn about the most current information during this time.

Yearbooks on sale

ORDER A YEARBOOK TODAY!

Yearbooks are ON SALE for $80 until APRIL 25th. To purchase both a senior ad and/or a yearbook, go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and key in our school’s order number (902).

Overdrive E-library Update

RHHS has just joined the district-wide Overdrive collection, so we now have access to even more e-books & audiobooks! Students and staff can go to https://soraapp.com/library/resaga, choose Bryan County School District from the drop-down, & login using your school Google Account. Login is the same now for both faculty AND students. Our old Overdrive page is no longer active, so please update your bookmarks to include the new RESA collection!

Counselors

RHHS has a strong team of school counselors to support our students. Students are assigned a counselor based on their last name.


Rhashida Bunyan

rbunyan@bryan.k12.ga.us

A-De Cesari


Emily Neff

eneff@bryan.k12.ga.us

De La Cruz-Hicks


Tam Daniels

tdaniels@bryan.k12.ga.us

Hickson-Medrano


Debbie Kilpatrick

dkilpatrick@bryan.k12.ga.us

Medsker-Sams


Saraswati Hendrix

shendrix@bryan.k12.ga.us

Sanchez-Z


Deanna Appleton

dappleton@bryan.k12.ga.us

College and Career


Dawn Imler

dimler@bryan.k12.ga.us

Military and Family Life

*RHHS Essential information*

>some of this is does not apply at this time due to school closure<


School times

7:30am-2:30pm/Buildings open at 7am

Daily Bell Schedule


Car-rider/parent drop-off information

http://bryancoga.apptegy.us/o/rhhs/page/traffic-pattern


Bus rider information-

https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/405755/SB_-_HS_-_7-16-19.pdf


School nutrition information-

Breakfast is not served; Lunch is $2.85

MySchoolBucks - Online Payment Portal

BCS Free or Reduced Price Meals Application - English

BCS Free or Reduced Price Meals Application - Spanish


Clinic information-

Nurses: Taryn Parker and Denell Foster

If you should need to discuss health information at length, please call to schedule a meeting. All clinic forms are available on the high school website. Inhalers and epi pens that are carried by the student must have forms completed by their physician.

Clinic form - http://www.bryancountyschools.org/o/rhhs/browse/17573