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  • December 2020

     


  • ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Auditions for RHS's Virtual One Act Play Replacing Linda will be on Monday, December 7th from 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.  Sign up for a 5-minute slot via Signup Genius. 

    All of the information you need is on the RHS Theatre Department Schoology page. 

    Please email anne.konkol@isd728.org or cyndy.gauthier@isd728.org with any questions!

     

    Come to RHS to pick up your school pictures!

    school pictures Retake pictures, as well as pictures taken in September, are in the Main Office ready to be picked up!!  At the Door 1 buzzer, state your name. A staff member will bring the packet out to you.  We're HERE daily from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

     

    Speech Team is starting soon!!!
    The Speech Team is an extra-curricular activity with components of drama, debate, and other activities, all with a fun twist. If you would like to improve your skills in performance, presentation, reading or writing, or just want to be in an activity built around supportive fun, this could be for you. There is no speaking in front of large groups or anything scary, just small groups speaking and performing with and for each other. It is a very safe, enjoyable activity. If you would like more information, please fill out this form and we will be in touch. This is not registration, it just gets you on the email list. 

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  • TECHNOLOGY

  • Technology device swaps will be available during meal pick-up times for those who have appointments in advance.

    Please call Technology Assistant - Jessica Greenwald -  763-274-3140 Ext. 1770 or email Chromebook Help

     

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    The ChromeDepot can answer all of your Chromebook questions ranging from how-to-use questions to service & repair on your school provided Chromebook. We can help you:

    -Organize your drive-   -Formatting issues-     -Assistance with Docs, Spreadsheets, Slides- and more!

    There is a cool self-service fix-it link to try on your own ChromeBook Troubleshooting


  • FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE

  • Covid-19 Updates 

    Continue to report positive Covid Cases:  Even though ISD 728 is in all Distance Learning now and all activities have been paused for 4 weeks, we need to have you report all positive Covid-19 cases to your school’s health office or on this link.  We will need to have this on record for when we return to school and activities.  Please note: Once you have had a positive Covid-19 test, you do not need to be quarantined if you are a close contact of a COVID-19 positive case for 90 days (3 months) after you are released from isolation.

    Covid

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Q:  Why do we need to quarantine if we feel good and have tested negative? 

    A:  COVID-19 spreads easily from person to person. That's why health experts recommend avoiding large crowds and busy places, and staying at least 6 feet away from people you don't live with. When the Minnesota Department of Health guidelines require quarantine for someone, which means he/she must stay home for 14 days, it is because the person has been exposed to the virus. In this situation, the person could be infected and could spread the virus, even though they feel well. Unfortunately, a person cannot test out of the 14-day quarantine as he/she could become ill at any time during those 14 days. 

    Q:  If my family hasn’t gotten flu shots this year, should we still get one?

    A:  Yes, getting a flu shot this year is particularly important because, like Covid-19, influenza is a respiratory virus and we want to do everything we can to minimize having two respiratory outbreaks circulating simultaneously in our populations.

    Anytime you get together with people who do not live with you, even in someone’s home, the risk of getting Covid-19 goes up for everyone.

    Stay safe this Holiday Season!

     

    Free virtual well-being sessions for school communities

    The disruptions caused by COVID-19 have profoundly impacted school communities’ resiliency. Reports of educators feeling overwhelmed are at an all-time high. A fall Education Minnesota survey shows that 51% of the respondents are concerned about their mental well-being and only 12% report being happy. National studies on youth mental wellbeing also suggest that teen and youth symptoms of anxiety and depression have increased dramatically since the pandemic. With CARES Act funding, Hennepin County Public Health is partnering with Allina Health and the Present TeacherTM to offer free mental well-being opportunities for Hennepin County school staff, students, and caregivers. Please see the descriptions below for more information.

    Contact Cathy Stahl at catherine.stahl@hennepin.us with questions.


  • ISD#728 FOOD SERVICE

  • This will be combined with a 5 Day ‘Meal Pack’ opportunity, which is available at no cost to families, for each child age 18 and under. This new, 5 Day ‘Meal Pack’ will be utilized in December as we approach the holidays, and help support students during full distance learning. Full details on this program can be found at www.isd728.org/Grab-n-Go.

    Daily Grab-n-Go Pick-Up 
    Daily Grab-n-Go service will be held on November 30December 1 & 2, 2020 at our Elk River, Rogers, and Zimmerman High Schools (details listed below) from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please refer to this meal service calendar for details.

    Guidelines  

    • Pick up breakfast and/or lunch.
    • 1 breakfast and 1 lunch are available for each child. 
    • Meals cannot be consumed on-site.
    • Meals are pre-packaged to facilitate efficient pick-up with minimal exposure.
    • Meals are designed for pick-up only. Families should plan to park in the parking lot and enter the school to pick up the meal pack. Curbside delivery (similar to last spring) is not available under the new system for ANY meals.
    • Please practice social distancing (stay at least 6 feet away from other people) and a mask is required when picking up meals.
    • The following items are not available: infant formula, baby food, or other personal care items such as diapers, toiletries, etc.

    5 Day ‘Meal Pack’ Pick-Up
    5 Day ‘Meal Pack’ Days will be on December 310, & 17, 2020 at the high schools*. The Meal Pack will be available at each location during the early session from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a late session pickup at a designated site happening later in the day –

    • December 3 – Elk River High School, 3 to 6 p.m.
    • December 10 – Rogers High School, 3 to 6 p.m.
    • December 17 – Zimmerman High School, 3 to 6 p.m.

    *If the evening pick up is the ONLY time available to you, you may pick up a meal at the high school location that is open, no matter what community your student attends. For example, a student from Rogers Elementary is welcome to grab a 5 Day Meal Pack from Elk River on Dec. 3. Service is limited to (1) one ‘Meal Pack’ per child, per week. You may be asked to provide a child’s name and age at the time of pick up. Please refer to this meal service calendar for details. 

    Guidelines

    • Pick up 5 breakfast and 5 lunch meals for each child age 18 and under. For example, a household with two students could grab two packs, for a total of 10 breakfasts and 10 lunches. 
    • Meals can be prepared with minimal direction while following food safety information.
    • Meals are designed for pick-up only. Families should plan to park in the parking lot and enter the school to pick up the meal pack. Curbside delivery is not available. 
    • Please practice social distancing (stay at least 6 feet away from other people) and a mask is required when picking up meals.
    • The following items are not available: infant formula, baby food, or other personal care items such as diapers, toiletries, etc.

    Meal Pick-Up Locations

      • Elk River High School
        • 900 School Street, Elk River
        • Door F, located at the back of the building, off Jackson Avenue
      • Rogers High School
        • 21000 141st Avenue, Rogers
        • Door 10, located near the main entrance towards the end of the circle drive
      • Zimmerman Middle/High School
        • 25900 4th Street W, Zimmerman
        • Door 10, located at the back of the building

  • FROM THE COUNSELING OFFICE

  • 2021-2022 Registration

    The Counseling Department is gearing up for the 2021-2022 registration!

    Incoming 9th graders: The Building Futures Evening is planned for Tuesday, December 8th at 7:00 p.m.  Look for more information in your email soon with more details on how to access the virtual event.

    For grades 10-12: Videos will be posted to each grade level’s schoology page by Wednesday, December 9th.  Information will also be emailed to parents. Students and parents will need to view the video and follow the instructions in order to register for classes for the 2021-2022  school year.  All registration is due by Wednesday, December 23rd.  You can also find all registration materials on the Rogers Counseling Website by December 9th.

     

    FINANCIAL AID/SCHOLARSHIP INFO

    Junior and Senior families Here's some great information regarding financial aid and scholarships. 

    There is a lot of misinformation about financial aid and the FAFSA - what it entails, who should apply, what the results will be.  This video below helps to dispel 16 common myths. 

    Junior and Senior Family Financial Aid Video Presentation

    Myths and Truths about Financial Aid Video:  27 minutes, Jeff Olson presenter

    MN Office of Higher Education Financial Aid Brochures 

    Financial Aid Basics

    FAFSA and MN Dream Act

    Grants and Scholarships (Free Money)

    Student Loans and Consumer Protection

    Choosing a College: College Programs and Profiles

    Please visit the MN Office of Higher Education Publications page for additional college planning and financial aid resources  Here you will find links to request a paper copy to be mailed for FREE to your home address and also find resources available in different languages. 

    Finally, there is TONS of information about financial aid and scholarships online.  We’ve updated the RHS website with suggestions about where to start your online search: 2020-2021 SCHOLARSHIPS

    Heads Up JUNIOR Students & Parents!

    We are working on putting together some information for you regarding planning for life after high school.  
     
    Junior students and parents will each receive a short survey in your email by Friday, December 4th.  We want to know what you need help with, what you have questions about, and how we can support you as you look forward to your senior year and beyond.
    Please take a few minutes to complete the short survey when it is emailed to you.  Your responses will guide us in our planning.
     
    Anne Bartus, Class of 2022 Counselor
    Lauren Handrick,  College and Career Counselor
     

    COLLEGE & CAREER CORNER

    Career Center

    The Career Center is here to help you plan for the future. The Career Center is open Tuesday-Friday by appointment. To schedule an appointment, email the LTS College & Career Counselor, Lauren Handrick lauren.handrick@isd728.org You can also visit the College and Career Website to learn how to best utilize the Career Center.

    Due to COVID-19, there are colleges and universities opting to have “test-optional” or “test-blind” as part of their admission process for applicants who are applying to start in Fall 2021. FairTest has a list of colleges throughout the U.S. that have already chosen this method.

    The RHS Counseling Department (Counselors assigned by Grade)

    Grade 9: Ms. Macken - shannon.macken@isd728.org

    Grade 10: Ms. Morrison - dawn.morrison@isd728.org

    Grade 11: Mrs. Bartus - anne.bartus@isd728.org

    Grade 12: Mrs. Shrestha - jacy.shrestha@isd728.org

    College and Career: Lauren Handrick  lauren.handrick@isd728.org


  • ACTIVITIES & ATHLETICS 

  • Congratulations!  Section 6AAAAA Champions!!

    RHS Football beat Elk River on 11/20/2020, 28 to 20, to WIN the Section Title!

    Champions!

     

    Find all RHS Athletic information at GOROGERSROYALS and Twitter @geauxroyals 


  • RHS STORAGE SHEDS

  • Out of Storage Space? Let the RHS Construction students help you!

     Sheds for sale    

     
    Purchase the shed material from the local home improvement store of choice and let the RHS Construction program erect the building.  To meet curriculum requirements, shed dimensions are 8' wide x 12' deep or 10' wide x 12' deep.  Both have 8' high walls that offer over 750 cubic feet of storage space.  Each shed includes a 36" x 36" vinyl-clad window and a 6' x 7' steel roll-up garage door providing ample light and a door large enough for your riding lawn mower, patio furniture, and other seasonal items.  Textured, pre-primed LP SmartSide, and cedar trim allow the owner to paint or stain using your chosen color. The owner selects the color of architectural roof shingles and other finish/material options available. New shed construction will begin in early February 2021 at the start of the Construction course. 
     
    For more information or to reserve your spot, contact jessica.zoubek@isd728.org or dirk.udee@isd728.org.
     
    Thank you for supporting the RHS Construction program and our RHS Construction students!

  • LOOKING AHEAD

  • Panama
    Student Travel to Panamá in 2022!
    This is an opportunity for students taking Spanish to explore new cultures and use their language skills! In June of 2022 students from RHS will travel to Panama! Any student in Spanish 1-3 can attend! We will have a virtual informational meeting on Thursday, December 3rd at 7pm. Please email erin.olson@isd728.org if interested! 
     
    Gracias, 
    Señora Erin Olson

     

    RHS 2021 Yearbooks on sale now! Buy now before prices go up!  Click here and order from Jostens or go to the Rogers High School website.

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Our Mission

  • At Rogers High School we educate, inspire and empower through developing positive relationships, pursuing excellence, seeking diversity, and building futures.



Our 7 Core Values

  • We BELIEVE that... 

    1 ALL people have value.
    2 Valuing and respecting differences strengthens the individual and the community.
    3 People thrive when they feel connected, supported and affirmed.
    4 Everyone can learn.
    5 Hope inspires and empowers.
    6 Lifelong learning is essential for personal growth.
    7 Change is an opportunity for growth.

Attendance Corner

  • If you know your students upcoming appointments, vacations, sporting events, or other special events, please inform the attendance office.   Feel free to call, email, or send a note with your student. We will contact you if we have any concerns.

    763-274-3140 x1604
    rhs.attendance@isd728.org

     


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