RJHS News 8/29/21

My name is Terra Hale and I am the parent involvement coordinator for RJHS.  This is a secondary role for me, as I am also a 9th grade Math teacher.  One of my goals as the parent involvement coordinator is to keep parents informed about the many activities we have at our school.  This is the first of many newsletters that I will send over the course of the school year.  I will do my best to keep you informed about all of the activities and opportunities available here at RJHS.   

  • If your child no longer attends RJHS, please email me to let me know and I will remove you from my list. 
  • Unfortunately, I do not know all of the details of everything happening at RJHS.  So, when available, I will include the contact information for each piece of information so that you can email that person directly if you have any questions or need further information. 
  • Occasionally I do not have correct information (i.e. ballgame information changes), so please let me know if you ever notice any mistakes so that I can send out corrected information.  
  • I can only send out information that I have been given, so if you see that a specific event or recognition has not been included, please let the appropriate teacher sponsor of that event know to send me information to include in the next newsletter.  I want to make sure that I include as much information as possible! 

This year is already flying by...school pictures are scheduled for September 20th and progress reports will be given out September 15th!

The PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) is open to all parents/guardians.  They meet at noon on the first Monday of each month.  Right now these meetings are being held via zoom.  The next meeting is tomorrow, Monday, September 30th (due to the first Monday of September being Labor Day).  Please email PTO president Tonia Outz at tsouzts@hotmail.com if you would like to get a zoom invite to the meeting.  If you have not already, consider becoming a PTO member.  The membership form was a part of the forms packet from the beginning of the year.

**The main way that parents can stay involved in their child's education is to stay informed about their grades!  HAC ("Home Access Center" or "eSchool") will continue to be our primary way to communicate with parents and students regarding grades.  NEW:  Parents can expect updated grades in each class on HAC each Wednesday! (Checking your child's Google Classroom summary will typically not give you an accurate portrayal of your child's current progress in each class.)  You should have received login information in the mail this past week so that you can set up your account, allowing you to access your child's grades.  If you, as a parent, did not receive this information or have questions about getting set up in the system, please direct any questions you may have about logging into the system to Ms. Hamilton by emailing nichole.hamilton@rsdk12.net.  

**RSD has selected GoGuardian services to help our students stay safer and more scholarly online.  RJHS teachers work with students during class time to help teach them digital responsibility and safety.  RSD expects students to use their school-managed Google accounts and school-managed devices for educational purposes within the boundaries of our district.  When a student is off campus, parents share the responsibility for supervising internet access and usage.  We encourage parents/guardians to discuss rules for appropriate internet usage with your child(ren), and reinforce lessons of digital citizenship and safety with him or her.  IMPORTANT:  parents logging in to GoGuardian must use the email address that they provided to the school.  Here are some links you can use to help you take advantage of the features GoGuardian has:

GoGuardian: Getting Started with GoGuardian Parent

GoGuardian Parent App Features

GoGuardian Help Center for Parents

This week at RJHS...

Monday:

No Geometry tutoring

Volleyball v. Vilonia 4:00 pm


Tuesday:

Geometry tutoring (9th grade Pre-AP) 7:30 am in room 134 (Hale)

Tennis @ Siloam Springs 3:30 pm

 

Wednesday:

Geometry tutoring (9th grade Pre-AP) 7:30 am in room 134 (Hale)

Golf v. Morrilton  3:30 pm

Volleyball @ Greenbrier 4:30 pm

Thursday:

Geometry tutoring (9th grade Pre-AP) 7:30 am in room 134 (Hale)

Tennis @ Alma 3:30 pm

Cross Country Practice Meet @ ATU 6-8 pm

Football @ Greenwood 5:30 pm

Friday:

No Geometry tutoring

Saturday:

Other upcoming important dates…

9-6:   No School (Labor Day)

9-9:  RJHS Pep Rally  2:15 pm

9-15:  Progress Reports

9-20:  School Pictures

10-13:  End of 1st Quarter

10-26:  P/T conferences 2-8 pm 

11-22 thru 11-26:  No School (Thanksgiving Break)

12-20 thru 12-31:  No School (Christmas Break)

Have a blessed week!   -Terra