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RHS December 2022

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December 2022


Upcoming Dates

12/5 - No school: Staff Development Day

12/5 - Building Futures Night (for incoming 9th graders)

12/12 - RHS Choir Concert

12/22 - Registration deadline (for current 9th-11th graders)

12/23-1/2 - Winter Break

Please check the RHS Calendar for all the details 

Winter Weather

Winter weather has arrived! Please remind your student(s) to allow extra time for driving and parking, as well as to slow down in inclement weather!


Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Students who park in the school lots must display a valid parking permit.  Vehicles not displaying a valid parking permit may receive an RHS Parking Violation and a possible fine.  Student parking is NOT permitted in the RAC lot or in visitor and staff parking (parking at the RAC or visitor/staff parking spaces will be towed).  

All student drivers must purchase a parking permit and park ONLY in designated parking areas at RHS and RMS:

  • Seniors and juniors can park in the main lot, RHS Performing Arts Center, and the student section of the RMS lot.  
  • Sophomores must park in the RMS lot.
  • Students must possess a valid driver's license to purchase a parking permit.
  • Rogers High School reserves the right to close sales due to parking lots being at full capacity.
  • RHS will issue one permit to each student who completes both the payment and web form.  Whether early/ late arrival, PSEO, or part-time, the parking permit fee is $90.00.  

Please visit our WEBSITE to purchase a parking permit.

Vehicles not displaying permit or parked in locations other than designated areas are subject to ticketing/towing.

Toys for Tots


Costa Rica 2024!

All current Spanish students are invited to travel to Costa Rica in June, 2024!  There will be a Parent/Student Informational Meeting on Monday, December 5th at 7:00pm in the RHS Media Center to learn out more about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to Costa Rica with their high school classmates!  Please click HERE to RSVP to the meeting, and students may see Mr. Harapat in C201 if you have any questions prior to the meeting.

Student Bar Codes

NEW!!! Students are now required to have their barcode to sign in when arriving late, as well as visiting specified areas of the school. Please remind your student(s) to have their barcode easily accessible!!!  

For the 2022-2023 school year, we are utilizing the Student Number as a unique student assigned scannable BARCODE at the cafeteria registers for breakfast and lunch service. This barcode will also be used when making a la carte purchases. These Student Barcodes can be found on Student Campus Portal under Today or on their student ID.  Please encourage your student to screenshot their barcode on their mobile device, or keep it in an easily accessible place.

Grief During the Holidays

We recognize that the holiday season can be challenging for those that are dealing with loss.  Feelings of grief can be intensified and may seem overwhelming during this time. It is important to know that support is available. Below are some links to help cope.

  • Four County Crisis Response Team

    Call 320-253-5555 or 1-800-635-8008 - The Crisis Response Team can travel to homes or community locations in the four-county area to help individuals in crisis cope with immediate stressors. They can provide same day support as requested.  

  • Co-Located School Based Mental Health Provider at RHS  Greater MN Family Services; Victoria Zappa, MSW, LGSW, provides therapy services during the school day, please contact your child's counselor for a referral.

Yearbook Information

Families can order yearbooks HERE


ELF spotlight


RHS Student Council collected over 200 items for the CROSS Food Shelf!




Please visit THIS SITE which contains family and parent resources to support mental health, social and emotional learning (job preparedness skills), safety, alcohol and substance abuse and more. The information on this page will be updated regularly with new resources, community events relating to these issues and other important information relating to Prevention & Safety. 

Sherburne County Substance Use Prevention Coalition

The SUP Coalition is a community-focused coalition comprised of individuals
that reside or work in Sherburne County and are committed to reducing
youth substance use through community collaboration.

With the holidays approaching and more quality time at home this month, take time to connect early and often with your children about important health and safety topics like the dangers of drug use.

You can also use this time to engage in fun and meaningful activities, create moments of one-on-one time, and develop family traditions. Sometimes we think the big moments make the lasting impact. However, the collection of small moments make real lasting connections.

Developing a strong bond with your child, especially during the teenage years, can help teens form their own values that will help them make positive choices throughout their lives.

Both SAMHSA and SUP have some products that can help get you started.



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Contact the Health Office 

Health Services Assistant: Mellisa Abrahamson

Licensed School Nurse: Lora Benson

RHS Health Office 763-274-3147

From Health Services:

  • COVID-19:  Student - Positive COVID-19 Test Form
  • Donations to the Health Office are appreciated! We could use the following items:
    • Any new/used sweatpants for boys/girls in a variety of sizes
    • Kleenex Boxes
    • Sanitary Products
  • Health Office Staff:     763-274-3147           Fax:  763-274-3141


2023-2024 Course Registration

Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is starting!  Counselors will work with current 9th, 10th and 11th graders to help them choose their classes.  We will be in classrooms during the week of December 12th to go over registration information.  Students are expected to enter their courses into Campus by the deadline of Thursday, December 22nd. 

  • View Graduation Requirements and you can access your student’s unofficial transcript by signing into your Parent Portal, and selecting Documents. 
  • Please click HERE for further information on registration.  

Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Resource

Fast-Tracker can help you find:

  • Programs, Services & Provider Availability
  • Appointment Information
  • Funding and/or Insurance Information
  • Community Calendar, Events, FAQs & Resources
  • Advocates & Support Groups
  • Crisis Contacts & Emergency Information

Kids, Phones, and Social Media from from The Child Mind Institute

  • Mental Health Tips for Teenagers:  Reaching out for help can be difficult - who do you tell?  How do you start the conversation?  And what do you do when someone your care about is struggling?
  • How to Help Kids Get Organized:  Being disorganized can cause a great deal of grief for kids with executive function issues and ADHD.  But with the right tools - and the right support - they can build the skills they need to overcome organizational challenges, get better at managing their time, stop losing things, and start feeling more in control. 

The RHS Counseling Department (Counselors assigned by Grade)



FREE Test Prep Materials on MCIS

All ISD728 students have access to FREE Test Prep Materials on the Minnesota Career Information System - MCIS.  Students access this website via Rapid Identity. View Login Instructions HERE

  • ACT (Practice Test & Online Course)
  • PSAT/SAT (Practice Test & Online Course)
  • Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
  • GED
  • ACT WorkKeys
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)
  • Academic Skills Question Bank (Math, Reading, Writing, Science)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Tips for Parents in the College Admission Home Stretch

The college admissions process - without a doubt - is stressful for all who are involved, both parents and students.  And just because you’re close to the end of the journey, this doesn’t make this experience any bit less tense and anxious.

Here’s a look at how parents can best help their student.

  1. Provide encouragement and support.   Your option is one of the most important ones when it comes to a child’s feeling of accomplishment and self-worth.  Students look to their parents for advice and for confirmation that they are making the right decisions.  Listen to your child and ask them questions without judgment.  Empower your student to make the decision that’s best for them.

  2. Help students maintain balance.  Being successful with college admissions does not mean that a student’s high school years have to stink.  High school is a stressful time already.  Give your child time to relax and socialize.  Students with packed schedules and little sleep are not going to do their best.

  3. Get correct information on colleges.  College requirements and applications have changed drastically over the past 20 years…even over the last three years.  The college admission process is now more competitive than ever before.  Be open and aware of the changes. 

  4. Talk about finances.  Be honest and realistic.  If there are any limitations, make sure your student understands them, even if the conversation is difficult.  This includes what you are willing/able to afford and what your student must contribute, including loans.  Then create a plan of action with your student.  Help your student investigate need-based aid and merit scholarships.  Other strategies include applying to bargain schools and in-state colleges.  

  5. Anticipate bumps in the road and other options.  For one, not all students appear interested in college.  If your child seems disinterested, make college more real.  Visit schools to see “the why”.  If your child is not developmentally ready, discuss other options such as gap year programs, community college, or trade and technical schools. 

  6. Manage your own anxiety and disappointment.  If your child is not admitted to a top choice college, support and reassure them.  Send the message that the college they will attend will provide many exciting opportunities. 

December “Future-Planning” Tasks by Grade



  • Values Exercise (video): Use your priority values to guide your extracurricular choices. This is a great time to deepen your involvement in the clubs/teams/jobs that excite you— maybe take on a leadership role. Or sign up for a new club? Or start your own? 
  • Tips for Planning a College Visit: Make a commitment to visit one local college between now and the end of the school year. That experience can be a great reference point as you begin to figure out what you’re looking for in a school. And some schools offer incentive grants if you visit campus, either in person or virtually.
  • Start thinking about financial fit: As you begin your college search, it’s important to think about cost. Experiment with the Net Price Calculator to get a rough estimate of what you might pay for college, and start the conversation with your parents or guardians.



  • Supplemental essay responses: This is your go-to guide when applying to colleges that require more than a personal statement.
  • Check your applicant portals and emails: Portals are the place where colleges keep applicant information and where you can update contact information, monitor application status, upload and track documents, and view the final admission decision. If you miss a request for more information or a document, it could jeopardize your admission chances, so make it a habit to check regularly.
  • The Great College Essay Test: Assess how ready your essays are to submit.

CTE Newsletter

Check out the December CTE Newsletter to see updates from our Mock Interview day!



Congratulations to the RHS Volleyball Team -  State Tournament Class 4A - 4th place!   Congratulations to the RHS Football Team - State Tournament Class 5A - Semi Finals!   Congratulations to Samantha Sylvester - Girls Swim, Class 2A State Meet Participation, 100 Butterfly!   Congratulations to Cara Back (RMS) - CC Run, Class 3A State Meet Participation!     Find all RHS Athletic information at GOROGERSROYALS and Twitter @geauxroyals 


Registrations for Knowledge Bowl and Speech Teams are open. Contact Advisor for practice and meet schedules.   Knowledge Bowl: Brian Harapat   Speech: Tony Vonbank  


Food Service Calendar


Please email Chromebook Help



Safety and Internet Filtering at Home
ISD 728 Chromebooks will continue to have filtering to help protect students against harmful and inappropriate online material. 

Despite the District’s attempt to filter and provide additional protections outside of school, parents/guardians still play an important role in supervising their child's internet access and usage. Parents are encouraged to discuss rules for appropriate internet usage, and reinforce lessons of digital citizenship and safety. Please review our technology responsible use guidelines and visit to learn more about available parent resources.

  • Visit here for more information about what is filtered.  
  • Visit GoGuardain Parent App for information on how parents and guardians can monitor their children's Chromebook browsing activity, and choose to block sites such as YouTube.



Mark your calendar for our annual RHS Family Fun Fest, which will take place on Saturday, May 20th from 9-1. This is an event with something for everyone! Funds raised will help pay for things such as transportation for college/ career experiences, experiential learning, assistive technology, PBIS rewards, field tips and classroom supplies. Visit our WEBSITE for more information.  See you there!

Save the Date


Contact Quinn Stull at if you are interested in volunteering or have any questions.  RHS Volunteer Sign-Up 22’-23’

RHS 2022 Yearbooks!  Click here and order from Jostens or go to the Rogers High School website.

Contact Us

RHS Main Office: 763-274-3140

RHS Attendance: 763-274-3140 x1604

ISD #728 Attendance Line: 763-241-3555

Jason Paurus

Ryan Johnson
Asst Principal
Last Names: A—Ham
763-274-3140 x1602

Jill Engquist
Asst Principal
Last Names: Han—O
763-274-3140 x1603

Kevin Jost
Asst Principal
Last Names: P—Z
763-274-3140 x1784

Dan Ohlgren
Activities Director
763-274-3140 x1605

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

Visit Campus Parent Portal

or call 763-274-3140 x1604  

Upcoming Events


Labor Day Holiday - No School


RHS First Day of School

September 18, 2023

Homecoming Week

September 19, 2023

Homecoming Week

September 20, 2023

Homecoming Week

September 21, 2023

Homecoming Week

September 22, 2023

Homecoming Week

View Calendar

Quick Links



We love our parent/guardian volunteers and we have some great opportunities available. Click the link to see all of the opportunities that we have. A few examples are: field trip chaperone, math tutor and help with RHS Family Fun Fest. Contact Quinn Stull at if you are interested in volunteering or have any questions.  RHS Volunteer Sign-Up 22’-23’ 

Place your order HERE through Jostens! 

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