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RHS May 2023

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May 2023

Happy Spring RHS families! We hope that you are enjoying these last few weeks of school!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Upcoming Dates

5/1 - RHS Awards Night

5/8 - RHS Scholarship Night, 7pm in the PAC

5/15 - RHS AVID Senior Celebration

5/17 - RHS Hiring Fair

5/22 - RHS Choir Night Live

5/23 - RHS Band Concert

5/29 - Memorial Day/No School

6/1 - Senior Seminar

6/2 - RHS Last Senior Day

6/2 - RHS Talent Show

6/5 - 4.0 Banquet

6/7 - RHS Graduation Rehearsal

6/8 - Last Student Day, grades 9-11

6/8 - RHS Graduation Ceremony, 7pm @ RHS FieldHouse

Please check the RHS Calendar for all the details

Please note- for the second semester, we have a new bell schedule 2nd Semester Bell Schedule 

Spring Weather

Spring often brings a new energy to all of us. For many high school students, this is the time of year when many engage in 'nerf wars', or bring out their gel or Orbeez guns. While this can seem innocent and fun in the right setting, our local law enforcement has noted an increase in our students using them while driving, shooting at other cars that are driving, or even wielding them in public, creating the perception of a threat. If your household is one that might have some of these toy guns, please make sure your teen is using them for their intended purpose in a safe space, avoiding situations that may land them in an unsafe situation. School is not a place for these items.

RHS Talent Show

The RHS Talent show will be Friday June 2nd.  Students that are interested should fill out this audition FORM

Audition recordings should be emailed to  kathleen.flood@isd728.org 

Student Council

Student Council will be honoring teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week May 8-12.

Students that are interested in being on the Student Council for the 2023-2024 school year should fill out this APPLICATION

Parents/guardians of 2023 seniors- please continue checking for important updates through your email. Be sure to check out the All Night Grad Party WEBSITE for information about the upcoming event.

Parents/Guardians of Juniors (Class of 2024)

Senior shirts are available for purchase through the One Stop DECA Shop.  Please purchase HERE by May 5th

Senior shirt

 

Update to Family Fun Fest

Unfortunately, we have decided to cancel this year's event due to low registered attendance numbers for RHS Family Fun Fest 23'.  We appreciate the community support that we have received from local businesses, volunteers, and staff.  Please continue to support these businesses that support Rogers High School: 

PRIDE

 

Royal Pride

We celebrate Royal PRIDE in a big way at Rogers High School by rewarding students (and staff!) by going out of their way to meet/exceed behavior expectations. If you- or your employer- would like to donate some small gifts or gift cards to show appreciation for these efforts, please feel free to mail or drop them off in the office at RHS. Our Royals deserve to be celebrated! 

Parking

Parking Permit Sales for this school year are now CLOSED

We are experiencing an influx of parking violations.  Please remind your student of parking regulations.

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.

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

Yearbook Information

Families can order yearbooks HERE

SPOTLIGHT ON STUDENTS. . . .

RHS DECA

RHS DECA just got back from Orlando Florida with another top 10 finalist in the WORLD! Sammy Curtis (sophomore) competed in Start Up Business Plan and made it to stage!  We are so proud her and all of the other 23 Rogers students that competed. The students work so hard all year long and show grit and class! Thanks for supporting them!   Here is a picture of our winner!

DECA

PROM

Rogers High School Prom was held on Saturday, April 22nd at the Rogers Event Center. It is always enjoyable to see our students dressed their best. Thank you to our Prom Committee for another fun and well-planned event.

PROM

 

PROM

 

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.

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.

Graduation Night Tips for Parents:

  • Review your child's plan with them for the evening and tell them to check in with you periodically.
  • Store alcohol in a secure location where kids don't have access.
  • Know who is driving.  Encourage seatbelt use - the best accessory!
  • Do not rent hotel rooms for your child or allow them to stay overnight in one.

Visit the SUP website for additional tips and resources on how to talk with your teens.

May 9th is Fentanyl Awareness Day, and we want to share a resource with you so you can familiarize yourself with this extremely potent drug that is leading to a substantial amount of overdoses. “Fentanyl is the single deadliest drug threat our nation has ever encountered,” said Administrator Anne Milgram.  “Fentanyl is everywhere.  From large metropolitan areas to rural America, no community is safe from this poison.  We must take every opportunity to spread the word to prevent fentanyl-related overdose death and poisonings from claiming scores of American lives every day.”  Learn more about fentanyl and other drugs from the Drug Enforcement Administration

FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE

End of the 2022-2023 School Year: Medications

All medication located in the RHS Health Office will be sent home with students unless a parent notifies us otherwise. Please contact Missy Abrahamson or Lora Benson if you would like to make other arrangements.

2023-24 School Year: Sports Physicals & Immunizations

In preparing for the 2023-2024 school year, it is important to complete the appropriate medical information for your child as soon as possible.  Immunization and sport physical dates that the school has received for your child are posted on Parent Portal. Immunization requirements reflect the current school year only. Parent Portal will change over to the 2023-2024 school year on July 1st.  

Please note: Meningococcal booster is required for 12th graders.

For requirements and appropriate forms to be completed by your medical provider, please refer to the Health Services webpage.

Does your child receive Medicaid? Major health care coverage change is happening on April 1st that may impact students who currently rely on Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

From the Minnesota Department of Human Services: Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare and Minnesota Family Planning Program Notice

During the COVID-19 emergency, the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) put special rules in place to help families keep their health care coverage. Due to a new federal law, the Minnesota Department of Human Services must now resume renewals. Regular Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare and Minnesota Family Planning Program rules will now apply. Here is what DHS guides families to do.

Contact the Health Office   

Health Office:     763-274-3147           Fax:  763-274-3141

Health Services Assistant: Mellisa Abrahamson mellisa.abrahamson@isd728.org

Licensed School Nurse: Lora Benson lora.benson@isd728.org

FROM THE COUNSELING OFFICE

COUNSELING OFFICE

RHS Credit Recovery

If your student failed a core course this year, they need to make up the course.

ISD 728 Summer Credit Recovery 9 (CR9)

  • English 9, Physical Science 9 or Human Geography 9 (Must have earned 50% or above to be eligible for Summer CR9)
  • June 12 - June 16
  • 8am-12pm
  • In-person format, no transportation provided

ISD 728 Credit Recovery (Grades 10-12)

  • June 20 - July 12 (no class July 3-4)
    • Session One: 8am-10am
    • Session Two: 10am-12pm
  • Students may take up to two classes
  • In-person format, no transportation provided

ISD 728 High School Graduation Requirements

Counselors will meet with students to enroll students and connect with parents/guardians about the plan. Please reach out with questions. 

RHS Hiring Job Fair - May 17

Looking for a new JOB?  Many great employers from the Rogers area will be here on May 17 in the RHS Fieldhouse to meet with students about summer, part-time, and full-time (graduating seniors) job opportunities!  

 

PSEO (Post Secondary Enrollment Options)

If your student is considering PSEO, please have them contact their counselor.  You can view the information on the RHS website about PSEO.

Non-Profit Dental Health Clinic - Children’s Dental Clinic

Seeing NEW patients of all ages.  Individuals on MA and PMAPs can access the services with no out-of-pocket costs.  Individuals without health insurance will be connected to a 

  • Cleanings, Exams, Fillings, Sealants, Fluoride, Crowns, Extractions, X-Rays
  • Make an appointment!  Call us: 612-746-1530
  • Dates: 5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, 9/14, 11/9, 12/14
  • Open Doors for Youth, 554 3rd St NW, Suite 201, Elk River, MN 55398

Resources to Help Our Kids Thrive from - The Child Mind Institute

  • How to Help Your Teen Get Enough Sleep: Sleep deprivation can affect teens’ ability to control their emotions, impulses, and behavior.  It can make symptoms of mental health disorders worse.  And most teens aren’t getting the recommended amount of sleep each night.
  • Tips for Communicating With Your Teen:  Keeping the parent-child relationship strong during a tricky age. A major developmental task facing teens is pulling away from parents and begging to assert their own independence.

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

The RHS Counseling Department (Counselors assigned by Grade)

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COLLEGE & CAREER CORNER

Scholarships

While the RHS Local Scholarship Application is now closed, seniors are still encouraged to apply for other outside scholarships.  Check out the RHS Scholarship Website for a list of scholarships to continue your search!

RHS AP Exam Reminders

Where to Go on Exam Day

  • Here is the 2023 AP Exam Schedule. Please make yourself aware of your exam’s time and testing room prior to exam day.

What Not to Bring on Exam Day

  • No electronics other than approved calculators and old-fashioned watches without internet access or alarms are allowed in the testing room. 
  • No backpacks are allowed in the testing room. Everything must be left in a locker, or in a car. There will be other students at school so backpacks should not be left in the hallways. Determine where you will put your belongings before you walk to your testing room.

What to Bring on Exam Day

  • Bring two pencils, two pens with blue or black ink.
  • You can bring a snack and water for the break. Your proctor will tell you where to stow this. You cannot keep it at your desk.
  • If taking the AP English Language and Composition or AP US History exam, bring your charged Chromebook.
  • If taking the AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, or AP Statistics exam, bring  an approved calculator.
  • If taking the AP English Language and Composition (11) or AP US History exam, bring your fully charged Chromebook with the Bluebook testing app installed. 

How to Be on Exam Day

  • Be focused.
  • Be on time.
  • Be mindful of the exam rules and the proctor’s instructions. Remember that the proctor is the authority in the room. You must listen to the proctor’s instructions at all times. AP Exams are given on the same day all across the country. The rules are strict so that the scores are a valid measurement of your learning.

SCRUBS CAMP 2023 @ Anoka Technical College

Students will participate in a variety of hands-on activities in the health care and medical field.  Students spend 2 days at Anoka Tech and the third day is a field trip to industry partner sites.  

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Dates: June 20-22, 9:00am-3:00pm (Other dates available at different sites)
  • Cost: $150 *Scholarships Available

Minnesota Business Venture @ University of St. Thomas

MBV is a weeklong business and career development summer camp that brings students together to learn business, leadership and financial literacy skills.

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Dates: July 9-14 or July 22-27
  • Cost: $200 (before April 21) or $300 (after April 21)  *Financial Aid Available

Looking for more opportunities?  Check out this list of:

May “Future-Planning” Tasks by Grade

Here are some resources for any college-bound student asking "What should I be doing right now?"

9th-graders

  • Values Exercise (video): If you haven’t already, identify your core values with this simple exercise. What did you learn about yourself?
  • Uplevel your study skills: This is a good time to review what worked and what didn’t this year, and set some intentions moving forward.

10th-graders

  • Build an awesome summer reading list, starting with some picks from this list of titles that college freshmen are reading.  
  • Values Exercise (video): Identifying your core values now can help guide your major and career exploration. And it only takes 5 minutes.
  • Tips for Planning a College Visit: Make a commitment to visit one local college between now and the end of the school year. Learning about different types of schools will help you figure out which schools you want to spend time researching.

11th-graders

12th-graders

Career and Technical Education

Check out the  May CTE Newsletter 

ACTIVITIES & ATHLETICS 

Athletics

Spring Sports Good luck to all the student athletes and coaches as they finish out their season.    Dance Team Tryouts for 2023-2024 Season May 16,18,19 from 3:30-6pm   Planning Ahead for Fall Sports: All Fall sports will begin on Monday, August 14th. Online Registrations will open Monday, July 10th (gorogersroyals.com - More Tab) Preseason Informational Meetings (Coach/Parent/Player): Watch gorogersroyals.com for dates and times for the sport-specific meetings.   Sports Physicals: 

  • Sports Physicals - Updated sports physicals are required every 3 years.  
  • Submit sports physicals to:  joann.gellerman@isd728.org or bring to the RHS Activities Office.
  • Physical Dates on file can be verified on Parent Portal: (Students' Name, Health Tab).
  • MSHSL Physical Form is available on gorogersroyals.com: (More Tab).

  Find all RHS Athletic information at GOROGERSROYALS and Twitter @geauxroyals 

Activities

Next year's theatre season of shows will be revealed on May 25.  There will be an informational meeting for students about next year's musical after school at 2:15 in B201 on Wednesday May 31st.

Fall musical Auditions- August 21 and 22nd from 4pm - 7pm in the choir room.  Musical Callbacks will be August 24 from 5pm - 8pm in the PAC.

Optional Choreo workshop will be Monday August 14 at 5pm in the PAC

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 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.

LOOKING AHEAD

Costa Rica 2024

Click HERE for more information or email Mr. Harapat.  The trip is open to all RHS students who have, or will have, completed at least one full year of Spanish at RHS by June, 2024.  Come join the fun!  ¡Pura vida!

Costa Rica

 

France 2024

France

 

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.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

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

Monday

Labor Day Holiday - No School

Tuesday

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

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Volunteer

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 quinn.stull@isd728.org if you are interested in volunteering or have any questions.  RHS Volunteer Sign-Up 22’-23’ 

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