Back to School

July 21, 2016

Dear Rye High School Parents:

Summer is almost over and we are busy planning for the start of the 2016-2017 school year. Students need to come to school on the first day, August 15th, 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. 11th and sophomores, juniors and seniors will have their pictures taken Aug. 15th. 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 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 9, 2016 6:00 pm

A mandatory student/parent fall athletic meeting   August 8, 2016   6:00 pm

Boys’ Golf practice (Hollydot)                                  August 8, 2016  TBA  

Freshman first day of school/orientation                August 11, 2016   1:00-6:00 (parent mtg 5pm)

First day of school                                                    August 15, 2016   7:30 to 3:30 pm

First day of practice (all fall sports but golf)          August 15, 2016

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 11th 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

 

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