RJHS News 9/12/21

Parents and Guardians,

It is already the 5th week of school!  Progress Reports for the 1st grading quarter are scheduled to be mailed home this Wednesday, September 15th.  The last day of the 1st grading quarter is October 13th, so there is still time for students to improve grades before then!

RJHS Fall Picture Day is NEXT Monday, September 20th.  Students should have taken home information about how to order pictures last week (from their English class).  A reminder will be sent home this coming Thursday. Parents/Guardians, please ask for this information from your child(ren). The easiest way for parents/guardians to order pictures is to go online to mylifetouch.com and order with your student ID or the Picture Day ID: eVtBHTD9C.  All students and staff will have pictures made on the 20th even if they don't want to order pictures. The pictures will appear in the yearbook.  If you have any questions, please email marci.burnett@rsdk12.net.

Calling all parents and students: You’re invited! Come learn more about our 2022 New York City and D.C. trip at our virtual meeting on Tuesday, September 21st at 6:30 PM! RSVPs are required, and you can RSVP here >> https://bit.ly/3h9RPjg  This is for both 8th and 9th students at RJHS this year.  Mrs. Moore will give all the details about the trip at the virtual meeting.  If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Moore (kim.moore@rsdk12.net).

NJHS (National Junior Honor Society) will be meeting on Friday during advisory in the cafeteria.  Students will be getting t-shirt order forms and signing up for the committee they want to join.  If you have any questions, please email one of the NJHS sponsors (kelsey.hubbard@rsdk12.netkim.moore@rsdk12.netlaura.vaughn@rsdk12.net)

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 Monday, October 4th.  Please email PTO President Gina Skelton at gskelton@skeltonlaw.legal or PTO Secretary 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 log in 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:

Geometry tutoring (9th grade Honors) 7:30 am in room 134 (Hale)

Gallery Walks in 8th grade Science

Golf v. Northside 3:30 pm

Volleyball @LRCA 4:30 pm

Tuesday:

Algebra 1 tutoring (8th grade Honors and 9th grade regular) 7:20 am in room 226 (DuVall)

Geometry tutoring (9th grade Honors) 7:30 am in room 134 (Hale)

Tennis @ home 3:30 pm

Cross Country @ Heber Springs 4:00 pm

 

Wednesday:

Progress Reports mailed home

Geometry tutoring (9th grade Honors) 7:30 am in room 134 (Hale)

Volleyball v. Morrilton 4:00 pm

Thursday:

Algebra 1 tutoring (8th grade Honors and 9th grade regular) 7:20 am in room 226 (DuVall)

Geometry tutoring (9th grade Honors) 7:30 am in room 134 (Hale)

Tennis @ Van Buren 3:30 pm

Football @ Fort Smith Southside 5:30/7:00

Friday:

Geometry tutoring (9th grade Honors) 7:30 am in room 134 (Hale)

NJHS meeting during Advisory

Saturday:

Volleyball @ Conway Invitational

Other upcoming important dates…

9-20:  School Pictures

9-21: Mrs. Moore's virtual meeting about NYC/DC trip

10-4:  PTO meeting on zoom

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