RU Ghost Update
March 10, 2023
Dear RU Families,
We have been very busy at RU. Class work is in high gear, college acceptances are rolling in, and students are preparing for spring assessments. This year, the state of Vermont has pulled out of the Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium and will be providing us with a test called Cognia. This assessment should be similar to previous assessments in many ways, however, we are learning daily about the differences between the two assessments. We will share information as we receive it.
We have been administering the Star 360 assessment, and we now have data from the fall and winter of this year. We will be providing Star reports to advisors to share with families during upcoming conferences. Please talk to your students about these reports and reach out if you have questions.
We have been seeing students push themselves to regain academic stamina. The ability to sit, problem solve or communicate in writing was dramatically impacted by the pandemic. It is exciting to see the progress students are making and the ways that they are showing their learning.
Lisa & Caty
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Students may also purchase a yearbook at the yearbook sales table available during middle school, RTCC, and high school lunches starting March 13th. The cost is $35 - first come, first serve. Get yours today - quantities are limited!
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Layla Grimaldi moves on in Rotary Speech Contest
A Note about Bathrooms & Vandalism
We recognize that it can be difficult for students to find a bathroom to use when a bathroom is closed due to vandalism.
Vandalism has led to significant damage that needs to be repaired before that bathroom is safe for student use again. Additionally, there are supply chain issues that continue to impact our ability to repair damage in a timely manner.
There are other bathrooms in the building that students can use as well:
- There is a bathroom in the Main Office
- There is a bathroom in Cathy Ingalls' office
- There are bathrooms in Sadie's health office
- There is a bathroom in Ms. Sutton's office
- There is a bathroom in Ms. Matz' office
We will move to an alternative model in order to address the vandalism issues. When there is another incidence of vandalism, we will remove the doors from every bathroom that have interior privacy stalls and we will put them back on once we sustain a month with no vandalism.
The above can be avoided if the vandalism stops. We need students to report vandalism in a timely manner so we can address it. We need students to stop vandalizing school property.
We have seen a marked decrease in the amount of vandalism occurring, and appreciate all of the efforts that students have taken to report concerning things that they see.
Mark Your Calendars
March 14 - 8:00 AM - UVM Math Exam
March 14 - ALL DAY - NHS Pi Sale
March 16 - 5:30 - 7:00 PM RU Family/Community Forum
March 17 - 7:30 - 10:00 PM High School Winter Semi Formal
March 21 - 5:00 - 6:00 PM RU Family/Community Advisory Council
March 21 - IN SCHOOL - MAKE UP DAY
March 22 - HALF DAY - Student Led Conference Day
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College & Career Readiness Dates to Remember
ASVAB Testing in the Media Center for all RU 11th graders. 8:05am to 11:08am. (Most students will be finished by 10am. RTCC is offering a separate date for RU students at Tech.)
Challenge Day at RTCC. Offered to female-identifying students in grades 7, 8, 9. This is a daylong event, 8:30am to 2:00pm. (Interest is sparse, with only 10 registrations so far.)
10th Grade Speaker Panels. All 10th grade students will participate in this event organized and hosted by the Interact Students. This event will be from lunch to end-of-day.
Early Childhood Education - Access Day event at CCV. Small group heading to CCV in Montpelier to explore career and education pathways in early childhood education.