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RHS January 2024

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Upcoming Dates

1/15- No School, MLK Jr. Day

1/25- End of Semester (school in session)

1/26- No School, Teacher Workshop Day

2/2- No School, Staff Development

Please check the RHS Calendar for all the details 


Did you know?

  • Did you know that Rogers High School offers Homework Help?  It is available in Room C101 from 7:05-7:30 am, and on Wednesdays from 7:05-7:55 am.   
  • Did you know that we have a school store?  The Rogers One-Stop DECA Shoppe is open during lunch, and also has an online store!
  • Did you know that the senior All Night Grad Party is put on by parents and has its own website?  Please be sure to visit HERE for upcoming events!

Class of 2024 News

High school graduation is an exciting occasion.  The graduation celebration for RHS seniors and their families is Wednesday, June 5, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. in the Rogers High School Fieldhouse.

Graduation Regalia

Order by January 31, 2024 - Graduation Regalia on Campus Parent Portal School Store

ROYAL BLUE Cap, Gown & Tassel Set

The graduation cap and gown package includes the following:

  1. Royal Blue Cap

  2. Royal Blue Gown

  3. Blue/Black/White Tassel  

ROYAL BLUE Cap Only

The cap only is available for students who already own a gown and do not need to purchase the set.

BLUE/BLACK/WHITE Tassel Only

The tassel only is available for students who already own a cap and gown and do not need to purchase the set.

GOLD & WHITE Honor Tassels 

Honor Tassels are available for students with a current qualifying GPA—seniors whose tassel eligibility changes may exchange them at distribution on May 30, 2024. 

  • GOLD = 3.51 and above 

  • WHITE = 3.0 – 3.509

Graduation NHS Cord

National Honor Society (NHS) cords are available for active members in good standing within the NHS program.

Graduation regalia (cap & gown packages, blue/black/white tassels, honor tassels, and cords) will be distributed after the senior picnic on Thursday, May 30, 2024, for all seniors, including online and PSEO students.  There is NO early pick-up.

Students who cannot attend the seniors’ last day events may pick up their cap & gown packages, blue/black/white tassels, and cords in the main office on Friday, May 31, 2024.

*Need help determining if you placed an order?  Past purchases are available on Campus Parent Portal - My Accounts; Payment History.

Order your graduation regalia by January 31, 2024!  Cap and gown packages ordered after the deadline are NOT guaranteed the correct size.   Visit Campus Parent Portal School Store and order your regalia today!

 Please be sure to check our website for any new updates!

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

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.


One Act Play

Free Public Performance of the RHS One Act Play "TV" by from America Hurrah by Jean-Claude van Itallie

35 minute performance

Tuesday, January 23rd at 7pm

Rogers High School Performing Arts Center


Yearbook Information

Families can order yearbooks HERE


SPOTLIGHT ON STUDENTS

 NHS donated 102 Tie Blankets to Children's Hospital in Minneapolis on 12/16/23. NHS has donated over 800 tie blankets to Children's in the past 7 years!


ISD 728 PREVENTION & SAFETY: RESOURCES for FAMILIES & PARENTS

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.

 
 

Are you a parent/caregiver of a student in grades 5th–12th in the Sherburne County area?  If so, the Sherburne County Substance Use Prevention (SUP) Coalition wants your feedback today!
 
This three minute survey will ask about your attitudes and behaviors related to underage drinking and other drug use. 
Your feedback will help improve parent outreach programs to support youth and families in and around Sherburne County.
 
As our thanks, you can enter for a chance to win a $30 e-gift card to Amazon!  Ten winners will be chosen at random and notified by email (if one has been provided) by the Sherburne County SUP Coalition. 

If you take the survey by January 31, 2024, your email will be entered into the drawing twice to double your chances of winning one e-gift card.  The survey will remain open through February 11, 2024.   
 
This survey is completely anonymous and voluntary.  Your responses and identifying information will not be tied together.
 
Thank you – we value your feedback!
 
Start the Survey Now:
www.surveymonkey.com/r/2024SUPparentsurvey

 

 

From the Health Office

  • Health Office Staff:     763-274-3147  Fax:  763-274-3141
  • All students going home ill during the school day need to be seen in Health Services in order for their absence to be excused.  
    • If your student is reaching out to you to go home, please have them go to the Health Office
    • Health Services staff will need to speak to a parent prior to the student being checked-out of school
  • Please notify Health Services of any Communicable Diseases (Strep, Influenza, Pertussis, etc)

The Health Office is need of:

  • sweatpants and sweatshirts- boys/girls, used or new, all sizes!
  • Chapstick
  • Deodorant (boys and girls)
  • toothbrushes
  • Girls underwear

Hearing & Vision Screenings for Students:

ISD 728 is no longer scheduling mass vision and hearing screenings. However, if you have a vision and/or hearing concern regarding your child, a request for screening can be made by completing this online request form. Screenings will be performed upon request only, by completing this  online request form.

Communicable Disease & Infections:

Influenza season is just around the corner and as we know, illnesses are prevalent in our schools. Health
Services offices are structured to keep students in school as much as possible so they can meet their
educational goals. Unfortunately, there are times when students need to stay home to get well in order to
prevent exposure and the spread of illness to others. If your child has been diagnosed with a communicable
disease, such as influenza, strep throat, COVID-19, please report these confirmations to the Health Services
Personnel in your child’s school building. Reporting forms are no longer available on the district website for
COVID-19.

Resources:
● Influenza Information from Minnesota Department of Health
● COVID-19 Information from Minnesota Department of Health
● Communicable Diseases & Infections from Minnesota Department of Health


From the Counseling Office

IMPORTANT DATES

12/31- FAFSA Application opens

1/25 - Last Day of 1st Semester

1/29 - First Day of 2nd Semester

2/7 - Thumbs Up opens new teen program @ Rogers Activity Center

2/21- PSEO  & College Credit Opportunities Meeting @ 7:15am in the PAC

2/21 - Senior Local Scholarship Application Distributed

3/13 - Senior Local Scholarship Applications Due

3/14 & 3/19 - Conferences 4:00 - 7:00pm (School in Session)

4/9 - ACT for all Juniors

As first semester comes to an end, please note:
  • Double check your 2nd semester schedule to make sure it is accurate
  • Acceptable reasons for schedule changes:

    • Medical

    • Inappropriate placement

    • Teacher recommendation

  • There is a waitlist for online class options for the second semester. Contact your counselor if you have questions.

  • Check Schoology for updated grades

ISD 728 and Thumbs UP partner up for a NEW After School Program for Teens: 

First page of the PDF file: ThumbsUpAfter-SchoolHangout_2024_Rogers_1

Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Resource  www.Fast-TrackerMN.org

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)

Grade 9 (A-R): Ms. Morrison - dawn.morrison@isd728.org

Grade 10 (A-R): Ms. Bartus - anne.bartus@isd728.org

Grade 11 (A-R): Ms. Shrestha - jacy.shrestha@isd728.org

Grade 9, 10, 11 (S-Z): Mr. Miller - daniel.miller@isd728.org

Grade 12: Ms. Macken - shannon.macken@isd728.org

College & Career: Ms. Fanning - holly.fanning@isd728.org

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COLLEGE & CAREER CORNER

PSEO & College Credit Opportunities Meeting: 7:15 AM Feb. 21, 2024 

(note the time is in the morning!)

Any RHS 10th or 11th grade student who is considering PSEO next year must attend the  information session.  *A parent/guardian should attend with their student*  

 (Students who are currently enrolled in PSEO do not need to attend.)

This information session will review the requirements and application process for PSEO (Post Secondary Enrollment Options) for high school students.  Sophomores must attend this PSEO meeting before they can schedule an individual planning session with their counselor.  If you cannot attend the meeting, it will be recorded and you must watch the recording before scheduling an individual planning session with your counselor. 

More information about PSEO can be found on the RHS Website.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 

Available As of December 31, 2023

  • To receive financial aid, you must apply for it: The redesigned and streamlined FAFSA is available as of December 31, 2023 and can be found Here.

  • Please Click Here if you are seeking more information on how to apply for financial aid.

  • Register for Free Zoom FAFSA Info Sessions: Click Here

Free financial aid events are available to students and families via Zoom. The series, running on Tuesday evenings in January, is intended for current high school students and will cover general information about the financial aid process, details on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the Minnesota Dream Act for undocumented students, and other ways to pay for college. All sessions will have interpretation in Spanish, Somali, and Hmong. MN students who attend any of the sessions will be entered into a drawing to win a $1,000 scholarship (one entry per session attended). Space is limited so register soon! For session dates, topics and to register: https://bit.ly/RSFAFSA.

Scholarship Information, Listings, and Search Engines

Click here for Scholarship information.  Check back often for updates and to find a new list of local scholarships available soon!

Local Scholarship Information

  • Information and Applications for local scholarships will be  

           available to RHS Seniors starting February 21, 2024

  • Completed applications will be due 3/13

RHS Students - are you looking for a job?

Click Here for a list of local job openings!!

ACT Practice: 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 Information 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)


 

January “Future-Planning” Tasks by Grade

9th-graders

10th-graders

  • 80 Extracurricular Activity Examples: Wondering what other students listed on their applications? These examples may inspire you.

  • Activity Log: Remember to update your log so you don’t forget what you’ve done. And this is a great time to inventory your extracurricular activities. Where do you want to deepen your involvement? And what do you want to let go?

  • 5 ways to Spend Your High School Summer: Think about your summer in the context of how your choices can help you to lead a happier life (really!).

11th-graders

12th-graders

HOSA Future Health Professionals

Are you or your student interested in a health career? Then HOSA Future Health Professionals is the organization for you!

HOSA's mission is to empower future health professionals to become leaders in the global health community, through education, collaboration, and experience.

Friday 1/26/24 12:30 - 2 pm 

ISD 728 District Office - Crow River Room 

11500 193rd Ave NW

Elk River, MN 55330

All students in grades 6 - 12 and interested parents are invited


CTE Newsletter

Check out the January 2024 CTE Newsletter to see the latest updates!


FROM THE MEDIA CENTER

January Service Project (Royals with a Cause):

In our makerspace, students will work on stuffing birthday bags for CROSS. These bags will be available for people to take home from CROSS if they need birthday party celebration supplies. We would love to have your help!

We are looking for projects that will help our local communities.  If you have an idea for a community service project for our makerspace, please contact Meagan Harapat, meagan.harapat@isd728.org

List of January Displays: 

Let’s Go to the Movies! We have a huge display of books that have been made into movies or television shows.  Come to check out a book and then watch the story come to life on the screen!

MLK Day Display

Ongoing January

-Guess the Snow Day- come to predict the first day we will have online learning due to snow!

-Trivia Contests

January Events: 

January 12th 7:00-7:25 Trivia

Come to the media center and participate in a trivia game.  There will be prizes!

January 19th 7:00- 7:25 Karaoke

Come to the media center to sing or listen.

January 24th- 7:10- 7:40

Spend a morning calming your body and mind as we prepare for our final day of the semester.

We will have stations set up to help you feel relaxed and ready to push hard for the last two days.


ACTIVITIES & ATHLETICS 

Athletics

Spring Sports Online Registrations will open February 5, 2024.

Trap League

Sign-up/safety meetings: Monday, February 5, and Tuesday, February 6, both at 6 PM in the RHS Media Center.

Student and Parent MUST attend one of the sign-up nights or you will NOT join.

SPRING SPORTS STARTING DATES

3/11/2024 - SOFTBALL, TRACK AND FIELD

3/18/2024 - BASEBALL, GOLF (BOYS AND GIRLS)

3/25/2024 - BOYS TENNIS

4/1/2024- LACROSSE (BOYS AND GIRLS)

Find all RHS Athletic information at GOROGERSROYALS and Twitter @geauxroyals 

Activities

Free Public Performance of the RHS One Act Play "TV" by from America Hurrah by Jean-Claude van Itallie

35 minute performance

Tuesday, January 23rd at 7pm

Rogers High School Performing Arts Center


MISCELLANEOUS

ISD#728 FOOD SERVICE

Food Service Calendar

TECHNOLOGY

Please email Chromebook Help

chromebook

 

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 www.isd728.org/Digital-Health-Wellness to learn more about available parent resources.

  • Visit here for more information about what is filtered.  
  • Visit GoGuardian 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.

 

Contact Us

RHS Main Office: 763-274-3140

rhs.mainoffice@isd728.org

RHS Attendance: 763-274-3140 x1604

ISD #728 Attendance Line: 763-241-3555

ADMINISTRATION
Jason Paurus
Principal
jason.paurus@isd728.org
763-274-3142

Ryan Johnson
Asst Principal
Last Names: A—Ham 
ryan.johnson@isd728.org
763-274-3140 x1602

Jill Engquist
Asst Principal
Last Names: Han—O
jill.engquist@isd728.org
763-274-3140 x1603

Kevin Jost
Asst Principal
Last Names: P—Z
kevin.jost@isd728.org
763-274-3140 x1784

Dan Ohlgren
Activities Director
daniel.ohlgren@isd728.org
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

  • To report your student(s) ill, or to notify us of upcoming appointments, vacations, sporting events, or other special events, please visit your Campus Parent Portal. You can also call the  Attendance Line: 763-241-3555; press 3 for Rogers; press 3 for Rogers High School.

    Absences:

    • Student Name
    • Student Grade
    • Reason and length of the absence
    • Caller information

    Early Release from School:

    • Student Name
    • Student Grade
    • Time student needs to be released
    • Reason for student being released

    Students need to check in/out with the Attendance Administrative Assistant. 

    If you receive an automated call saying your student was marked absent from school or class, please check your Parent Portal for more details on the absence.  If your student feels they were marked absent in error, please clarify it with their teacher. 

    For more detailed instructions, please visit our district WEBSITE.  

 

Quick Links

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Volunteer

We love our parent/guardian volunteers and have some great opportunities available. A few examples are: supervise lunches, field trip chaperone, math tutor, and provide treats for staff during conferences/staff appreciation. If you're interested in volunteering or have any questions, please contact Quinn Stull at quinn.stull@isd728.org.

 

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