Welcome Back to School

July 20, 2015

Dear Rye High School Parents:

Summer is almost over and we are busy planning for the start of the 2015-2016 school year. Students need to come to school on the first day, August 17th, with pens, pencils and paper. If additional supplies will be required, individual teachers will notify students on the first day of school. Students can check out a lock for their locker for a $5.00 refundable fee (only RHS locks can be used on lockers). The five dollars will be returned when the lock is returned at the end of the school year. Information for ordering/paying for pictures is on the back of this letter. Freshmen will have their pictures taken Aug. 13th and sophomores, juniors and seniors will have their pictures taken Aug. 17th. Separate checks will be needed for school lunch purchases, locks, school pictures and school fees/fines/insurance.

All students will receive a class schedule the first day of school. A drop-add period of time will occur the first week of school only. Students can make changes to their schedules with parent permission only. Seniors, along with a parent, will be required to set an appointment up with Mrs. Jordan. She is sending all seniors a letter with this information. Following is a calendar of important upcoming dates for parents and students:

Senior student/parent meeting – MANDATORY        By appointment with Mrs. Jordan

Junior/Sophomore student/parent meeting               August 11, 2015  6:00 pm

A mandatory student/parent fall athletic meeting    August 10, 2015   6:00 pm

Boys’ Golf practice (Hollydot)                                           August 10, 2015  TBA  

Freshman first day of school/orientation                    August 13, 2015   1:00-6:00 (parent mtg 5pm)

First day of school                                                                 August 17, 2015    7:30 to 3:45 pm

First day of practice (all fall sports but golf)              August 17, 2015

It is recommended that all parents attend the above, appropriate parent meetings. Online information packets must be completed prior to laptops being issued at each parent meeting. Parents can access student information and do mandatory updates and paperwork online through the District 70 website (through Parent Portal). If you are unable to access a computer to complete this process prior to computer check out at the parent meetings, contact the school and we will arrange for you to come up to the school to complete the process before the meeting. If you are unable to attend any of the meetings, please make sure you complete the online information packet. Your student will not be enrolled or issued a computer until this packet has been completed. Laptop insurance will be available to purchase in the amount of $50 or at a reduced rate for those who qualify.

Just freshmen students are requested to attend school on August 13th beginning at 1:00pm. During this time, students will get a tour of the school, meet their teachers, get their computers and will participate in general orientation activities. Parents of freshman are asked to attend The Freshman Orientation Meeting at 5:00pm to receive valuable information regarding your child’s high school years. This is a very important meeting for the freshman students and parents so please plan to attend.

Sincerely,

Michelle Mann

Principal

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College Credit and AP Course Information

Calculus (AP or community college)

http://www.collegeconfidential.com/dean/calculus-at-community-college-or-ap-calc-at-high-school/

(Be sure to read some of the related articles as well—there are many good ones on this site, especially in regards the importance of a student “challenging or pushing themselves”)

AP vs. Dual Enrollment

http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/get-schooled/2013/may/23/ap-classes-vs-dual-enrollment-which-tougher-course/#__federated=1

GPA vs. Learning

http://www.collegeconfidential.com/dean/a-sbs-in-aps-vs-all-as-in-standard-classes/

Conversation about National AP Scholar Distinction between motivated students

http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/ap-tests-preparation/471315-how-many-kids-actually-get-national-ap-scholar.html

2013 AP Scholar – Count by State

2013-AP-Scholar-Counts

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School Accountability Information

District and individual school accountability information can be found on the Department of Education’s website at: http://www.schoolview.org and on District 70’s website at:  http://www.district70.org

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Rye High School

Rye High School, a grades nine through twelve school, is nestled in the foothills of the Greenhorn Mountains. This year, Rye High School is home to 225 students. For our students, we proudly offer a variety of extracurricular activities as well as a superior educational program. In fact, Rye High is one of the few high schools throughout the state of Colorado to receive a “performance” rating on the state accountability report.

Rye High School Mission and Priority

Mission Statement:
The mission of the Rye High School (RHS) community, which includes building administration, staff, students, and parents, is to provide a positive learning environment that features high academic expectations, respect, safety, and discipline.

Priority Statement
The priority of the Rye High School community is to insure that our students are provided with a challenging academic course of study, quality extra-curricular programs, and a physical location that offers a safe, secure, pleasant learning environment.

 

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