The Royal Decree

Royal High School's Weekly Bulletin: Feb 25-Mar 1

IMPORTANT DATES: SEMESTER 2

Jan 30 - Mar 4 - AP Exam Registration (See info below)


Feb 25 - (DATE CHANGE) Incoming Senior Info Night (Current Juniors)

Feb 26 - PSAT Testing (9th and 10th)


Mar 6 & 7 - Every 15 Minutes Program (Juniors/Seniors Only)

Mar 25-29 - Spring Break


APR 19 - No School (Good Friday)


May 11 - Senior Prom (Sheraton Universal)

May 27 - NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)

May 28-31 - Senior Finals

May 28 - Senior Ice Cream Social

May 31 - Grad Nite (Seniors Only - Disney California Adventure)


June 3 - Senior Dept. Awards Luncheon

June 3 - Senior Awards Night/CSI (Reagan Library)

June 4 - Senior Class Send-off Pep Rally (Grad Tickets distributed)

June 5 - Senior BBQ & Grad Rehearsal (Caps & Gowns distributed)

June 6 - Commencement Ceremony (6:00 pm)

June 7 - Last Day of School

SENIOR YEAR-END INFO BULLETIN 2019 - NOW ONLINE

ROYAL SENIORS '19 - Find all the important info you need for the end of the year here and on our Activities and Senior web pages!
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ID REQUIRED - ALL STUDENTS & PARENTS ON CAMPUS

Please remember that, per school and district policy, I.D. must be carried on campus. Students should always have their school I.D. card available on campus and at school sponsored off-campus functions, and parents visiting our campus should carry their drivers license or state I.D. card. If you have lost your school ID card you will need to get a new one at the school library.

ST. ROSE OF LIMA PARKING LOT

Attention Parents and Students: Please do not use the St. Rose of Lima Parking Lot to drop off and pick up your students. They have asked us to relay that their parking lot has had very heavy traffic and their parents can't get in to pick up their students from their own school. You can meet your students off of Arcane in the back of the school, on Hudspeth to the East of the school, or in either parking lot. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

ACADEMICS INFORMATION

CENTER FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS (CAS)

The Center for Academic Success offers coaching where teachers and peers are available to meet with students who are experiencing challenges at RHS that impact academic performance and persistence. Learn more about the opportunity to receive free tutoring by clicking the CAS Website.


AP EXAM REGISTRATION (Registration is open until March 4th. No Late Fees until after 3/4)

Royal High School would like that all students take AP exams for the AP classes in which they are enrolled. For the 2019 AP exams, students at Royal High School will be registering online. This year each AP exam costs $94.00.


Online Exam registration will begin on Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 4:00 AM and end on Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 11:59 PM. In order to register, students should click on the link provide on the school website or visit www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/053379 to register.


AP Student Bulletin can be found HERE.


Here are the important dates for the registration process:

  • Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 4:00 AM - Registration Begins
  • Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 11:59 PM - Registration Ends


INCOMING SENIOR INFORMATION NIGHT (for Current Juniors) - February 25th

Note: The original date has been moved to February 25th.

Our counselors will be holding an information night to get our current juniors ready for their senior year. This will include information about class registration for 2019-2020, timeline of steps to prepare for applying to college, SAT/ACT plans, and many other senior year events. This is an important night to attend for all junior parents and students.


PSAT - 9th & 10th GRADES

On Tuesday, February 26th we will use part of the school day to test 100 of our freshmen and all of our sophomores with the Preliminary SAT (PSAT 9 and 10). The PSAT can serve several purposes. It is a practice test to the SAT, provides the school with data to help students determine Advanced Placement (AP) readiness, and it can help students determine career interests.


2019-2020 COURSE REGISTRATION - NAVIANCE

Beginning next week our students will begin to choose classes for next year. We will be doing this through the Naviance Course Planner (click link for directions). Counselors will meet with the students in groups as well as a follow-up one-on-one meeting to ensure students are making informed decisions. Below is a list of a few resources as students begin to explore classes.


NAVIANCE

CTE Pathways and Course Sequence

Advanced Placement List of Classes

ROP Course Catalog


Students will also complete hard copies of the course registration sheets (available next week).


AERIES PORTAL

Logging in and monitoring your student's grades can all be done from the Aeries portal. The importance of this cannot be communicated enough. Parents and students will be able to better partner with the teachers by monitoring students' grades, attendance, and other important information within Aeries.


CLICK HERE to visit our Royal Academics Homepage

ARTS INFORMATION

CLICK HERE to visit our Royal Arts Homepage

ATHLETICS INFORMATION

CLICK HERE to visit our Royal Athletics Homepage


ADULT SPORTS PASSES AVAILABLE

New adult sports passes are here. This punch card (20 punches) can be used for entry to any of our home sporting event (not including CIF playoffs). Each member of your party entering the game equates to a punch on the card. Passes are valid for the entire 18-19 school year. $110 (20% savings) at the Activities & Athletics office. For questions call extension 2738 or contact Yvette Shuster.

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ACTIVITIES INFORMATION

CLICK HERE to visit our Royal Activities Homepage


YEARBOOKS - Must now be purchased online through Josten's. Please click HERE to purchase a Yearbook


FRESHMAN FLOCKING

The Class of '22 is sponsoring a flocking fundraiser. This spirit event is a way to spread some Royal spirit out into the community in a fun (and funny way). For information about what flocking is and how you can get involved, contact Mr. Furlong.

EVERY 15 MINUTES PROGRAM

Every 15 Minutes is a two-day program focusing on high school juniors and seniors. The program challenges them to think about drinking, driving, personal safety, and the responsibility of making mature decisions. This is held at Royal every other year. Along with a reenactment of an alcohol-related crash scene and an assembly, it focuses on the impact that individual decisions would have on family and friends. This event is sponsored by our Royal PTSA and held in conjunction with our district, local police, fire, and EMT. For information about this program click here and to read Superintendent Dr. Jason Peplinski's communication about this to families click here or read below.

SENIOR CLASS INFORMATION

CAP AND GOWN ORDERS

All Cap and Gown Orders can now be placed online at www.jostens.com.


SENIOR/GRADUATION CREDITS CHECK

Parents of seniors were recently mailed a Senior Credits Check form confirming their student's graduation status. If you didn't receive one or have questions, please contact your student's counselor.

COUNSELING & COLLEGE INFORMATION

*NEW* ROYAL CCC WEBSITE

Never Miss an Event for College & Career Planning!

Check it out HERE for College Application Workshops & Appointments


WEEKLY COLLEGE REP VISITS IN THE CCC ROOM 2-12

Check out who's at Royal this week & Sign-Up

Follow @RoyalHSCounsel on Twitter and Instagram

REMIND: Text @RoyalCCC to the number 81010


NEED TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?

Fill out the Royal Future Form


THE 2018-19 COLLEGES OF THE WEEK

Descriptions of all of the featured colleges can be found HERE


SAT Prep Course on Royal Campus for Spring 2019 hosted by Tried and True Tutoring

Target SAT Exam: May 4, 2019 taken here on our Royal Campus

Length: 10 - 1.5 hour classes

Schedule: Mondays 7:30am - 8:55am - Feb. 11 - Apr. 29, 2019

Cost: $599 regularly. With Discount Code ROYAL200 = $399 (expires Feb. 4th)

1. Visit: store.triedandtruetutoring.com

2. Select your region

3. Select Royal HS

4. Choose SAT Comprehensive Course

Questions? Call 818-530-4442


Thursday, March 14th - Moorpark College CTE Day - http://signup.com/go/tLUhZpW

ONLY 25 spots available. First come first serve.


Visit our Counseling & College-Career Center Homepages

WORK EXPERIENCE

Visit our Work Experience and ROP Homepage


GET PAID & EARN ELECTIVE CREDITS

Students with qualifying jobs can join WEE (Work Experience Education) and earn practical arts or elective credits. This class combines on-the-job training with one hour a week of classroom instruction. Classes are semester or year long.


INTERNSHIP CLASSES

Internships can be used as a valuable tool, to gain job experience, strengthen resumes, and receive elective credits. Each semester Royal High School coordinates with community businesses offering student internships.


  • Simi Valley Veterinary Hospitals and Clinics
  • Internships through Chamber of Commerce & the Youth Employment Service
  • Teacher Assistant (on campus) and Teachers of Tomorrow (off campus)


If you are interning at a local business, check-in with Mrs. Longo in the Work Experience office 2-11. Your non-paid internship combined with weekly class instruction, may qualify for elective credits.


ROP/CEC

Royal High School students can explore Regional Occupational Program courses which are offered each semester at the Career Education Center at the Camarillo campus, the Moorpark campus and local high schools.

PARENT & COMMUNITY INFORMATION

ROYAL PTSA INFORMATION

Our mission is to positively impact the lives of our students and families. Click Here to learn about PTSA's current meetings, programs, and events.


February 12, 2019 The 2018/2019 Royal High School PTSA Nominating Committee hereby nominates the following individuals for the indicated positions for the 2019/2020 school year: ● President – Mary Morrissey ● Vice President – Programs – Suzy Jeffords ● Vice President – Membership - Katie Platt ● Vice President – Ways and Means – None ● Secretary – Carol Richards ● Treasurer – Dawn Patrikian ● Auditor – Eileen Edgar ● Historian – Lisa Hemenway Respectfully Submitted - Anthony Gulino, Nominating Committee Chair


Follow Royal PTSA on Instagram & Twitter @royalhighptsa


VOLUNTEER AT THE COMMUNITY GARDEN

A variety of opportunities to participate in garden projects, farm projects, skills development projects in woodworking, masonry, mechanical equipment, agriculture, administrative tasks, social media management, etc. and community projects such as the Free Farmers Market, the @SocialFeed hunger project, the Worm Farm etc. Volunteers of all ages accepted, please complete the Participation Form found here. Participants 11-years and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Contact the Community Garden Volunteer Manager at (805) 416-8300 or at volunteer@simiatthegarden.org for upcoming volunteer projects, days and times. www.simiatthegarden.org


ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE

Rotary International would like to invite all High School Students to participate of an amazing Youth Exchange Program. We have sponsored students from Royal High School to study abroad. It’s a been a life changer for these students!! Rotary would like to give other students an opportunity to grow and learn beyond their horizons! It enhances peace building stewardship and they become ambassadors for the country they represent. For questions and more info email here to connect with the Rotary International Youth Exchange Officer Mary Pašeta.

FEATURED COLLEGE

Royal aims to provide insight into unique college options for students & families. Our source is the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019 - an annual comprehensive catalog of diverse universities here in California and nationwide.


THIS WEEK: Cornell College

Click here for Admissions Info

Click here for Tuition & Financial Aid Info

Enrollment: 1,033

Acceptance Rate: 71%


DETAILS: Cornell College attracts the type of student who seeks an intense yet flexible, self-designed program and a liberal, progressive atmosphere in which to solidify strict habits and routines. It suits those who aren’t satisfied with easy answers, don’t mind heading to the rural Midwest, and do want loads of personal attention while focusing on one class. “If you want a normal college experience, don’t pick Cornell,” warns one student, but “if you want to pour yourself into a class for three and a half straight weeks and feel exhausted but accomplished,” Cornell may be just the right fit.


Aside from its distinctive schedule (shared by only one other school, Colorado College), Cornell has one of only two U.S. college or university campuses listed in its entirety on the National Register of Historic Places. The majestic bell tower of King Chapel offers an unparalleled view of the Cedar River valley. A pedestrian mall runs through campus, and other campus facilities include suite-style residence halls for 96 upper-class students. The school’s Cole Library is also the town of Mount Vernon’s public library, one of only two such libraries in the country. Cornell’s student center, Thomas Commons, recently underwent a complete interior renovation, including a redesigned dining hall, the Hilltop Café; a new entryway and grand foyer; an indoor-outdoor fireplace; new classrooms, meeting spaces, and study rooms; and a new glass-enclosed dining room with panoramic views of campus.


Current general education requirements include two humanities courses, one math, one science, one social science, and one fine arts, as well as at least 124 semester hours to graduate. Freshmen must take a first-year seminar and a writing-intensive course, and all students complete a capstone project. Block scheduling makes it easier for some students to graduate early; others use the flexibility to finish with a double major. A sophomore explains, “At Cornell, a semester’s worth of work is completed in a month. This makes for a fast-paced class that is normally composed of a couple papers, maybe some annotations, a midterm, a final, and a final project.” A biology and Spanish double major adds, “Each class is pretty intense.” If that sounds intimidating, it can be. But administrators say it also improves the quality of Cornell’s liberal arts education by helping students acclimate to the business world, where “what needs to be done needs to be done quickly and done well.” The One Course method also helps in academic advising—with grades every four weeks, signs of trouble are quickly apparent.

CC Student Perspective: “‘Cornell weird’ is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot and it’s accurate. With the block plan and a variety of interests to offer to students, there is no singular way to describe a Cornellian other than unique.”

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