RHHS Wildcats: News You Can Use

#WEareRH - Friday, 4/26/19

Spring Testing Schedule

State and national testing begins next week and continues through the end of the school year. Please make note of these dates. Students should make every effort to be here, and be here on time, for testing. Once a test begins, students are not permitted to enter the classroom late.

End of Course (EOC) tests will be administered 5/1 - 5/15:

  • 9th grade English and American Literature will be tested this coming week, 5/1-5/3
  • Algebra and Geometry will be tested 5/6-5/7
  • US History and Economics will be tested 5/8-5/9
  • Biology and Physical Science will be tested 5/13-5/14

Advanced Placement (AP) exams will be administered 5/6-5/17

Senior final exams will be given on Monday, 5/13 (3rd and 4th blocks), and Tuesday, 5/14 (1st and 2nd blocks).

Underclassmen final exams will be given Tuesday, 5/21 (1st and 3rd blocks), and Wednesday, 5/22 (2nd and 4th blocks).

Honors Night Ceremonies

Underclass Honors Night is this coming Monday, April 29th; Senior Honors Night is Monday, May 6th. These will be held in the East Cafeteria at 6:00pm. Students being recognized receive invitations through the school.

Congratulations to all of our students being recognized.

Obligation deadline approaching - detentions ending for the year

Thursday, May 16th, is the last day that students can serve detention this school year.

Students are strongly encouraged to take care of their obligations so that they can be removed from our Obligations List. For underclassmen, obligations not met by the end of this school year are rolled over to the next school year; for seniors, obligations must be met prior to graduation week. All teachers have access to the Obligations List daily, and any teacher can give students information about their obligations.

Students with unfulfilled obligations will roll-over to the Obligations List next year. PowerSchool accounts will be disabled over the summer for these students.

Detention is held daily, Monday-Thursday, 2:45pm-4:30pm, in room 520, through Thursday, May 16th.

Student check-outs limited during May

During state and national testing windows, we must ensure that tests are not interrupted or disturbed. If a test is interrupted or there is a disturbance, we must report this and this could result in students' scores being cancelled. Because of this, student check-outs are not permitted during class time for the remainder of the school year. We will most certainly allow students to be released/checked out during class changes (before the next class begins).

If your child has an appointment that requires him/her to be checked out early from school, send a note with your child the morning of the check-out - that will help us facilitate this for you. Thank you for understanding and supporting this need.

Chromebooks - new option for students next year

Since RHHS has become a 1:1 school, we have sought ways to enhance our program and the experience for all our students.

Pathway 1 and 2 for our 1:1 program involves RHHS issuing a school-owned chromebook to the student. Pathway 3 allows a student to have his/her personal laptop (approved by the school) to be registered and used by the student.

Beginning this spring, we will add Pathway 4 as an option for our 1:1 program, allowing students to purchase a chromebook from us at a competitive rate. Purchasing a chromebook from us gives ownership to the student, while still allowing students to retain technical support through RHHS. The student will also be able to keep his/her chromebook over the summer instead of turning it in for inventory purposes.

Complete information about this option, Pathway 4, is provided in the links below.



Graduating seniors have asked if they can purchase their currently issued chromebooks. Yes, this option will be made available! Please watch for more information about this when we return from spring break.

Have you seen your child's draft schedule?

Last week, current 9th-11th grade students got a paper copy of their DRAFT schedule for next year. There is information on the DRAFT schedule about requesting changes. Students who have applied for Work-based Learning or Dual Enrollment will not have these courses included on their schedules - these placements are not formally approved until just prior to the school year beginning.

Schedule changes will be addressed according to the following schedule below.

The last day to submit a schedule change request form will be Friday, May 10.

Rising 12th Grade Students: Monday, April 29- Friday, May 3

Rising 11th Grade Students: Monday, May 6 - Friday, May 10

Rising 10th Grade Students: Monday, May 13 - Friday, May 17

Rising 9th Grade Students: Monday, May 20 - Friday, May 24

During this initial drop/add window, the only way to request a change will be for students to obtain a schedule change request form from the counseling suite in rooms 515/516. Forms must be signed by student and parent and returned to the counseling suite during the time frame above. Calling and emailing to obtain the forms will only slow the process so we ask again that students obtain the form on their own before or after school or during a class change. Thanks in advance for your understanding as we build toward a successful start for the 2019-20 school year.

Student parking: presale permit applications available soon

Presale permits are made available to students who have no ISS or OSS for the year, are passing 75% of their classes, are clear of the Obligations List and who have 6 or fewer absences and 6 or fewer tardies for this semester. Presale permits will be $50. Presale begins in soon and will continue through mid-June. Watch this newsletter for more information next week.

Moving over the summer?

If your family is moving over the summer, we need this information. Please click the link below, complete this short form, and let us help you with the transition from RHHS to your child's new school.


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