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#WEareRH - Weekly Newsletter - August 16, 2019

Parent nights at RHHS

Mark your calendars! Our counselors will host grade level Parent Nights over the next several weeks. Counselors and administrators will share information about the school year and specific information for each grade level. All meetings will be held in the east cafeteria.


  • Senior Parent Night: Tuesday, August 27th, 6:00pm
  • Sophomore & Junior Parent Night: September 10th, 6:00pm
  • Freshmen Parent Night, September 17th, 6:00pm

SAT/ACT Prep - Books and Ball

Books and Ball is a free SAT/ACT workshop open to all RHHS students. Our first workshop this year is on Thursday, 8/22, 6:30-8:30pm. Students planning on taking the SAT/ACT this year should take advantage of this free resource!


Books and Ball is held in our east cafeteria.

Picture Day is coming!

Picture Day is scheduled for Tuesday, August 27 for all 9th – 11th grade students. Lifetouch Photography will be here on campus during 1st block to take photos. Order forms have been distributed by grade level advisors and extra order forms are available in room 710. Please have the completed order form with payment ready to be collected by Lifetouch on August 27 or visit mylifetouch.com and enter Picture Day ID JA709333Q0.

WBL and Dual Enrollment students who don't have a class on campus during first block are asked to come and have their pictures made at 7am on Tuesday in our east gym.

After school tutorials and detention

The After School Detention/Tutorial program started Monday, August 12th in room 411. 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.

Checking students out

Please help us make student check-outs efficient and effective for you by sending a note with your child if there is a day that he/she will need to check-out for an appointment or leave early.


When you send a note with your child, he/she should bring it to the attendance office at the beginning of the school day. We will call you to verify the note. Once verified, we prepare a pass for your child so he/she can leave his/her class at the appropriate time. The student then reports to the attendance office, signs out, and he/she is cleared to leave campus.


This should allow parents/guardians to avoid standing in a line at the front office and waiting for the child to make his/her way to the front office.

Advisement - 7 Mindsets has begun!

RHHS students had their first lesson of 7 Mindsets during advisement yesterday. Ask your child about the lesson and his/her mindset strengths and weaknesses.


This is an excerpt from the lesson yesterday:

"The 7 Mindsets researched the happiest and most successful people who ever lived. Their research led to an approach that is based on the idea that success depends less on what a person knows and more on what he or she thinks. These Mindsets provide the foundation for resilience, motivation, and a meaningful life."


Please take a look at the Parent Newsletter included below from The 7 Mindsets. This gives an overview of the course and summarizes the 7 mindsets we will learn about.

AP exam registration - earlier this year

AP Exam registration is earlier this year for students in first semester or year-long AP classes. Once again, for the 2020 AP exams, students at Richmond Hill High School will be registering online. This registration will only take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access. Once students complete their registration on Total Registration, they should proceed to myap.collegeboard.org to log into their AP Online Classroom where they will find lots of resources their teachers are using to enhance the learning experience.

This year each AP exam costs $100.00. The state of Georgia will pay for one STEM exam per student or one exam for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. If you have any questions about financial assistance, please contact Mrs. Tanner, mtanner@bryan.k12.ga.us, to learn more.

Online Exam registration will begin on Thu, Aug 1, 2019 at 8:00 AM and end on Fri, Feb 28, 2020 at 11:01 PM. In order to register, students should click on the link provided on the school website or visit www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/112525. To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed the pdf of the confirmation page that is provided at the end and joined the AP classroom on the College Board site. We know that parents may desire to register their students for exams. We strongly recommend that parents and students are both present while registering to ensure that the correct exams are ordered.

Richmond Hill High School is excited to offer families the convenience of paying exam fees online at the time of registration. Please be sure to have a credit card or debit card available before beginning registration. Paying online is a great way to make sure that payment has been made while avoiding mailing payment. However, you may mail in a check to Total Registration if you prefer.

Here are the important dates for the registration process:

  • Thu, Aug 1, 2019 at 8:00 AM - Registration Begins
  • Fri, Nov 15, 2019 at 6:00 AM - Registrations and payments after this date will incur a $40 late fee per exam for courses beginning in first semester.
  • Fri, Feb 28, 2020 at 11:01 PM – All Registration Ends
  • Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 11:01 PM - Registrations that have not been paid for will be cancelled and exams will not be ordered.
  • Fri, Nov 8, 2019 - Last day to cancel an exam and receive a full refund for courses beginning in first semester.
  • Fri, Feb 28, 2020 - Last day to cancel an exam with a cancellation fee of $40.00.

Please contact Ms Merry Tanner, mtanner@bryan.k12.ga.us , if you would like to register for an exam not listed or have any questions.

Senior pictures-update

Each senior is fully responsible for making his/her appointment for his/her senior pictures. There are still appointments available. If you are a rising senior and have not yet made your appointment, please do this today!

www.prestigeportraits.com/savannah

PSAT - 11th grade registration is now open

The PSAT will be administered on Oct. 16 at RHHS. All sophomores are registered, but any junior wanting to take it needs to register by Sept. 13.


Juniors - the PSAT is the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, and you must register and take this test to be considered for National Merit Scholarships and recognition. Get all the details at http://bit.ly/rhhspsat.

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

Free Flu Vaccinations

Bryan County schools will be partnering with our local health departments again this school year to offer free flu vaccinations to students. If you are interested in your child receiving the vaccination, please click on the links below and read ALL documents.


Please fill out and sign the consent form ASAP. The consent form must be returned by Sep 9th. If permission forms are not returned or are incomplete, then the student will not receive the flu vaccination. Please note, the flu vaccine is only available in an injectable (shot) form in Bryan County Schools.


If you have any questions, please call the Bryan County Health Dept. at 653-4331 (Pembroke) or 756-2611 (Richmond Hill).

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

A-De Cesari


Emily Neff

De La Cruz-Hicks


Tam Daniels

Hickson-Medrano


Debbie Kilpatrick

Medsker-Sams


Saraswati Hendrix

Sanchez-Z


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-

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

August lunch menu

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