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RHS 2 Weeks Left in Semester

It’s the last week before Midterm Exams!

Greetings RHS Families, we hope everyone had a great first week back to “normal”. We will have a regular schedule this week. 

This week’s schedule is:

  • Monday & Friday: Hours 1, 2, and 3, with Tutoring from 2:30pm-3:30pm
  • Wednesday: 5th Hour from 8:00am until approximately 12:00pm. Early Release Day - the school day ends at 2:30pm this Wednesday.
  • Tuesday & Thursday: Hours 4, 5, and 6, with Tutoring from 2:30pm-3:30pm.

Return to School Plans: 

With new schooling recommendations coming from the State of Michigan, the district is in the process of planning for what in-person learning looks like in Romulus. Planning updates will be presented at the next few school board meetings, which are streaming live on YouTube. School board meetings are every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 6pm. These meetings are also recorded.

 

MLK Day 2021

On Monday, January 18th, the Romulus Community Schools will recognize the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Even though this national holiday has schools closed for the day, our staff and students will still be remembering Dr. King’s life. Under normal circumstances, we would be taking part in the MLK Day March and Celebration in our very own auditorium. For this year’s “program”, RHS Students will be putting final touches on their presentations entitled: “What MLK Day Means to Me.” Students are encouraged to use their creativity in any form: art, poetry, collages, speeches, video, etc. We are looking forward to experiencing their expressions of reflection and hope. 

Seniors: Class of 2021

  • NOTICE: Seniors, your high school diplomas will be ordered next week. The name on your diploma will be printed exactly as it appears in the MiStar System (Student/Parent Connect, etc.). If you need changes made for any reason, please contact Ms. Garrison in the Counseling Office ASAP. 
    • Phone: 734.532.1020
    • Email: ttgarrison2@romulusk12.org. 
  • Senior Pinning Survey: If you have not done so already, please complete the Senior Pinning Survey so that the date and time can be secured. Survey Link: https://forms.gle/t4zEFcNy2U4LmQqLA

 

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN STUDY - Worries Getting in the Way? 

The University of Michigan is conducting a study focused on children and young adults, ages 7-17 with various degrees of anxiety. The study is looking for individuals with a range of anxiety symptoms, from no anxiety to anxiety that is very bothersome. The study offers a virtual diagnostic evaluation and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) at no cost. Participants receive $100-$395 for their time. Interested families can visit https://umhealthresearch.org#studies/HUM00118950, or contact anxiety-cbt-study@med.umich.edu or call 734-232-0130 to see if their child qualifies.

This study is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and is conducted by Dr. Kate Fitzgerald at the UM Dept. of Psychiatry.

See RCS website for more information.

EAGLE PRIDE….. Shout outs!!!

If you know of an Eagle past or present, who has an accomplishment that deserves recognition, send an Eagle Shout Out to Principal Marino so it can be added to our newsletters. Eagle Pride would like to recognize Marissa Rubaiai, who was recently a featured artist at MSU. Marissa was awarded a Micro-grant and created Covid-19 inspired artwork “Rope of Emotion”. Marissa is a Class of 2018 RHS graduate. Eagles Soaring in Lansing...Congratulations!!

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Old News, but Good News (from last week’s update)

WEDNESDAY ATTENDANCE

Parents and guardians, please keep in mind that Wednesdays are school days. Student VIRTUAL attendance on Wednesdays is extremely important, as students will be working with their teachers, counselors, and advisors for the first half of the day from at 8:00am until roughly 12:00pm, depending on class meetings. There are also two tutoring sessions available on Wednesdays: one at 10:05am and one at 2:30pm. The second half of the day on Wednesday is for asynchronous (independent) learning and make-up work. 

 

SPEAKING OF TUTORING...

We only have two more weeks before final exams. This is the perfect time for taking advantage of our daily tutoring times. NOTE: Students DO NOT have to stay the whole hour, just for the time that is needed. Here are FIVE Tips for making the most of Tutoring/Office Hours:

  • Ask for help on class notes. If anything was unclear about the day’s lesson, this is a great time to ask questions.
  • Get classwork, homework, and papers reviewed before they’re due
  • Ask for practice questions or practice prompts to prepare for a quiz or test.
  • Go with a friend: create notes or slides together under the watchful eye of your instructor.
  • Get ahead! If you have challenges keeping up with assignments, this is a good time to find out what’s coming up so that you can prepare.

TAKE A PICTURE! 

RHS Scholars with 3.5 GPA and above, by now you should have received your certificate, program, and either an Academic Letter or Achievement Medal for the Academic Achievement Awards. We ask that you SEND A PICTURE this week of your student holding their award to epbabler@romulusk12.org. Please be sure to type out the entire name as you would like it recorded. This will be part of a unique presentation for all of our distinguished scholars who have achieved academic excellence. A special THANK YOU! To Mrs. Youtsey-Dethloff for perfectly packaging and sending your awards so efficiently!

SCHOOL IDs

Speaking of pictures, if any student needs a school ID for work or any official paperwork, RHS School IDs can be picked by appointment only. Please contact Ms. Garrison in the counseling office at 734.532.1020 to make arrangements to pick up a school ID.

SPORTS UPDATE!

Under current MDHHS emergency order:

  • Winter practices may begin on Jan. 16th.  
  • The first day of competition is Friday, Jan. 22nd for basketball and bowling.
  • For competitive cheer, gymnastics and wrestling, the first day of competition is Monday, Jan. 25th.   
  • If orders further delay activity beyond Jan. 16th, the MHSAA staff and Representative Council will devise updated plans that address both winter and spring sports.
  • Further details with the RHS athletic schedule will be coming soon.

Have a Great Week - and Go Eagles!

~ Principal Crockett and Principal Marino