RHHS Wildcats: News You Can Use

#WEareRH - Weekly Newsletter - December 16, 2019

Happy Holidays, Wildcat family!

Best wishes for a joyous holiday season, Wildcats. I hope the upcoming break brings you lot of joy and excitement and time with family and friends.

All Bryan County schools will be closed Thursday, December 17 through Monday, January 6. We look forward to welcoming all students back on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

Semester exams/early release on exam days

Final exams will be administered during 1st and 3rd blocks on Tuesday, December 17 and 2nd and 4th blocks on Wednesday, December 18. All students will be released after their second exam at 10:40am.

Students who are eligible to exempt one or more exams received an exam exemption form during their 4th block class on Tuesday, December 10. This form must be signed by a parent or guardian and is due back to the 4th block teacher by Monday, December 16.

In order to exempt, students must have at least a 90 average, 86 or higher on the associated EOC/pass the associated EOPA, no more than 6 absences, no more than 6 tardies to school or 3 tardies to other classes, no OSS or ISS and be clear of the Obligations List. Freshmen may exempt no more than one exam, sophomores two exams, juniors three exams and seniors may exempt all exams. Students may check in late or leave early if they are exempt from an exam. Please contact your child’s grade level administrator if you have questions about exam exemptions.

Bicycle security

Parents of bike riders, please remind your children to be sure to lock it securely. We certainly don’t want students making themselves an easy target for theft.

Teddy Bear Clinic - help needed

Health Care Science and Early Childhood pathways have merged together to plan a cross curricular event: A Teddy Bear Clinic!

Students from the Health Care Science and Early Childhood Education pathways will go to RHHS Primary School to conduct a Teddy Bear Clinic. Health Care students and Early Childhood students will be paired up to man stations to conduct activities like bike helmet safety, fire safety tips like “get low and go”, don’t touch medicines “Mr. Yuck”, and other safety tips. Both groups will be practicing soft skills, childhood development skills and knowledge, and English Language Arts standards.

Primary students will rotate through each station with their teddy bear they bring from home. Their teddy bears will receive a hospital gown at one of the stations in the rotation. If no teddy bear was brought that day the primary student will still take a gown and a paper doll type cutout bear. Some gown material has been donated and HCS and ECE students are already sewing gowns on their own time. In order to make this a success, we need some help - we are looking for donations of cotton fabric and folks who would be willing to sew gowns. If you are interested in helping, please email Amy Lewis at alewis@bryan.k12.ga.us

Financial Aid Night - Financial Aid for College Workshop

Please join us on Thursday, January 16th from 6:00-7:30 in the East Cafeteria as we welcome our guest speaker from the Georgia Student Finance Commission, Ms. Carol Lott. Ms. Lott will be available to present important information about the financial aid process and how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. Please bring your student, their Chromebook or registered device, your 2018 income tax returns, and W-2 Forms! You will need these items as Ms. Lott works with you to complete the FAFSA. It is critical that your child comes to this workshop in order to set up an FSA ID. This is the first step in completing the FAFSA. It is also very important that they bring their registered devices in order to complete the work on our Wi-Fi. We will also have representatives from GA Southern University and Savannah Technical College available to help with financial aid questions.

We look forward to seeing you!

Winter Formal - rescheduled for Jan 10th

Where: Winter Formal, Richmond Hill City Center

When: Friday, JANUARY 10, 2020 (rescheduled date)

Tickets: Sold on MPP for $25. Limited quantity - only 425 tickets sold! Tickets will be sold on MPP until the max 425 is reached.

· Guest tickets can be added to your MPP by completing the Google Form on the RHHS website.

Winter Formal Add a Guest ticket to MPP

· Guests from other schools must be approved by RHHS admin. Guest approval form is available in room 402 or can be printed from the RHHS website. Students will turn in guest approval forms to Mr. Harmon, in the 600 hall administrator office, by December 16.

Guest Approval Form (Guests that do not attend RHHS) (PDF)

· Must be free from the obligations list to attend.

Yearbook Holiday Sale and Senior Ads

During the holiday season, yearbooks are ON SALE for $65. To purchase both a yearbook and/or a senior ad, go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and key in our school’s order number (902).

RHHS Student Dues being collected

RHHS student dues continue to be collected for the 2019-20 school year. Dues are $30.00 if paid by January 15th. After January 15th, there will be a $5.00 late fee added. Dues must be paid no later than February 28th in order to receive a prom ticket as part of paid student dues. Dues are paid through MyPaymentsPlus.

Is your child looking for a job?

Our RHHS Work-Based Learning Program is currently looking for students who are interested in job opportunities!

Participation requirements recently changed, increasing the number of students who are eligible. In order to meet eligibility requirements, students must be at least 16-years-old, listed as a junior or senior, and have passed one CTAE course or at least be registered for a CTAE class, preferably in the career pathway for the position they are seeking. Interested students should see Mrs. Jennifer Sack in Room 602-she can give more information and answer any questions.

To complete an application or find additional information, please visit http://bryancoga.apptegy.us/o/rhhs/page/wbl.

Are you relocating over the break?

If you or your child is moving over winter break and not returning to RHHS, please call the registrar's office and let one of our registrars help you navigate the withdrawal process. We are here to help make the transition from RHHS to your child's next school as easy as possible.

Student Parking, spring semester

Administrators have reviewed the attendance and tardy records for students who were required to sign a parking contract in order to receive a parking decal for the 19-20 school year. Students who are in jeopardy of losing their parking decal for 2nd semester of this school year received a warning letter and conferenced with an administrator when they reached 5 tardies to school. Students who have since broken the contract will be notified prior to the end of first semester about the status of their parking privileges. Please contact Mrs. Tanner if you have questions about student parking.

Beta Club partners with Make-A-Wish

This year, Richmond Hill High School Beta Club has decided to devote their time to one single service project – adopting a single wish through Make-A-Wish Georgia, granting a wish to one local child with a life-threatening illness.

Please help support Beta Club and Make-A-Wish with your purchase of a Wildcats for Wishes tshirt or hoodie - see the flyer below for more information.

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Class of 2020!

Attention Class of 2020 graduates and parents, due to changes in Remind, senior information will not be shared using the Senior Remind. Please visit the Senior Web Page for senior information.

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!

100% Accountable

During weekly advisement the last two weeks, we studied the fourth mindset: "100% Accountable".

Below is a copy of the parent newsletter for this unit. Please read this and follow along each week with the planned advisement lesson.

We do not meet in advisement during the month of December.

After school tutorials and detention

The After School Detention/Tutorial program has concluded for this semester. It will resume on Monday, 1/13/20.

Tutorial/detention runs from 2:40 – 4:15 every Monday through Thursday. Students who are on the obligations list for owing detention should plan to stay after school to meet their obligation as soon as possible. Students may also come to this program for extra help from content area teachers. On Mondays, students can receive help in math. An English/Language Arts teacher will be available on Tuesdays. On Wednesday, students can have tutoring in science and Thursdays are Social Studies tutoring.

SAT and ACT test dates and registration information

The SAT and ACT are given several times throughout each school year. Please click the links below for additional information about test dates, registration deadlines, and information about how to register.

Fee waivers are available for students on free/reduced lunch. Students should talk to their counselor for more information.

SAT information

ACT information


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

Rhashida Bunyan

A-De Cesari

Emily Neff

De La Cruz-Hicks

Tam Daniels


Debbie Kilpatrick


Saraswati Hendrix


Deanna Appleton

College and Career

Dawn Imler

Military and Family Life

*RHHS Essential information*

School times-

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

Daily Bell Schedule

Car-rider/parent drop-off information-


Bus rider information-


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