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RHS October 2022

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OCTOBER 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Upcoming Dates

10/11- Picture Retake Day 7am-11am (see below for ordering information)

10/12-PSAT (registered Sophomores and Juniors - report to RHS Performance Gym @ 7:30am)

10/17-RHS Conferences 12pm - 3:45 (virtual) and 4:30pm- 7pm (in person)

10/17- NHS Induction Ceremony 7pm-8:30pm

10/17-10/21 - No School

10/25- Parent/Teacher Conferences 4pm - 7pm (virtual), RHS College Fair + “Paying for College” Presentation

10/27 - ASVAB (must pre-register)

10/27 - COOL JOBS TOUR (must pre-register by 10/7)

10/28 - EPIC Career Tour (Sophomores must pre-register by 10/14)

Please check the RHS Calendar for all the details 

Conferences

Conferences are scheduled for Monday, October 17th, and Tuesday, October 25th.  Details for conferences (AND our college fair!) are outlined below:

  • October 17th

    Conferences will be held virtually from 12 pm - 3:45 pm and face-to-face in the Rogers High School Fieldhouse from 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm. 

    • Please sign up for conferences via this link to select your preferred time(s) with each teacher. You will receive a confirmation email each time and can click into your appointment to join the Google Meet at your scheduled time. 

  • October 25th 

    Conferences will be held virtually and face-to-face, as requested by the parent, from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. 

    • Please sign up for virtual conferences via this link to select your preferred time(s) with each teacher. You will receive a confirmation email each time and can click into your appointment to join the Google Meet at your scheduled time. 

Picture Retake Day

Tuesday October 11, 7am - 11am in the RHS Fieldhouse

Bring your smile and let Strawbridge Studios capture your best look.  Student picture packets will be mailed to the student’s home address.  Make ordering school pictures a snap!  There are two ways to order:

  1. Order Online
    • Visit Strawbridge.net
    • Click Order Pictures
    • Enter the following code FM389608
  2. Picture Order Form
    • Print and complete the digital order form  Bring the completed order form and payment to the photographer (make checks payable to Strawbridge).

The Strawbridge Studios Team is available through chat, phone, or email to answer any questions. 

*Students will be called down by grade

*All students should take their picture for school ID/barcode purposes.

Yearbook Information

Families can order yearbooks and senior recognition ads HERE

Recognition ads are due November 27th, 2022  Ads placed after that date will NOT be in the yearbook.

Submit Senior Photos by following THESE instructions from the Rogers High School site (found under Families/Senior Photos & Recognition ads)

Student Bar Codes

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 if they have not received one; printed versions are available in the main office. Please encourage your student to screenshot their barcode on their mobile device, or keep it in an easily accessible place.

COMING SOON! Barcodes will be used for students to check in when arriving late, and for visiting areas of the building other than their classroom.

Absence Reporting

NEW!!!

Campus Portal Absence Requests

Visit Campus Portal and use the top left Menu button to access  More > Absence Requests  (see example screenshot below)

  1. Select the student(s) you are reporting absent.
  2. Use the Excuse dropdown list to choose the reason the student(s) will be absent.
  3. Choose an Absence Type for full day, arrive late, or leave early.
  4. Enter the absence Day and Time. If a full day, enter the first and last day the student will not be at school (can be the same day).
  5. Enter Comments about the reason for absence.
  6. Choose Submit button at bottom when finished.

Previously submitted absence requests for the student can be Viewed or Deleted using the options at the bottom of the Absence Requests area, including those made by other guardians in the household. More information is available here.

example screenshot

 

OR   To report your student absent, please call the Attendance Line: 763-241-3555; press 3 for Rogers; press 3 for Rogers High School.

Please include the following information in the message:

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. 

We are celebrating our 20th year at Rogers High School!  

20 Years

 

SPOTLIGHT ON STUDENTS. . . . .  

Tackle Cancer Event

On October 7th, Rogers DECA is holding a Tackle Cancer event to raise funds for the Randy Shaver Foundation. There are shirts available for purchase in the DECA shop during lunch.  Please wear your shirt on Friday (during the school day and at the football game) to show your support.

Tackle Cancer

 

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.

FROM OUR POLICE LIAISON

Hello Rogers High School!  A Couple of Updates from the Rogers Police Department.

DAMAGE TO PROPERTY:
I have received a lot of reports in regards to T-ping and damage to homes. T-Ping is one thing, but I am getting reports from parents on homes, vehicles and property being egged, moved or damaged.  That is not OK and it becomes a bigger issue. Below you will find some of the offenses you can be cited with. Please be respectful to people’s property!!
Trespass – MN Statue 609.605
Littering – MN Statue 169.42
Damage to Property – MN Statute 609.595
Disorderly Conduct – MN Statue 609.72
Curfew Times (See Below)
It is unlawful for a juvenile, aged 15 to 17, to be present in any public place or establishment within Hennepin County:
Any time between 11:00 p.m. on any Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday and 5:00 a.m. of the following day.
Any time between 12:01 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. on any Saturday or Sunday.


WEDNESDAY MORNINGS:
Rogers High School does not condone and strongly discourages students from leaving campus prior to school on regular and PLC mornings.  I know a lot of kids walk to Cub Foods on Wednesday mornings to get snacks, breakfast, drinks and
whatever else you are hungry for. The staff at Cub Foods enjoys seeing your faces every week, BUT what they do not like is when kids steal from their store. There are cameras everywhere in the store and staff know to watch for this activity and report it. I have had a couple of reports already of kids stealing. Please don’t let this be you. If you can’t afford something, don’t buy it; borrow money from your buddy or parents, but do not steal. Stealing will get you a ticket along with being trespassed from Cub Foods for one year!


DRUGS IN SCHOOL:
As you all know, drug use is continuing to rise amongst the population and, unfortunately are being brought into schools. Kids are being targeted with fancy colors and pills that appear to be candy and are laced with Fentanyl. Fentanyl will kill you. Here is a LINK to a short article that you may find interesting.  We continued to work every day to make the school a safe place to go to. As always, please notify staff or myself of anything that doesn’t seem right. If you see something, say something.

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to stop by.
Officer Amy 

FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE

Contact the Health Office 

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

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

RHS Health Office 763-274-3147

From Health Services:

  1. Attendance Reminders - A Doctor Note is Needed for:

    1. Absences that extend beyond three consecutive days (not for Positive COVID)

    2. Ten total absences due to illness/medical reasons. 

  1. COVID-19:  If your student has been tested for COVID-19, stay home until test results are received.

    1. If negative, may return to school once symptoms have improved (See #1 above).

    2. If positive, please contact Health Services or complete the Student - Positive COVID-19 Test Form

    3. Positive cases must remain out of school until 5 days after symptoms started or the date of their positive test if asymptomatic.  To determine this, please remember that the date of symptom onset is considered day 0.  It is also recommended that a mask is worn for Days 6-10.

  1. All students going home ill during the school day need to be seen in Health Services in order for their absence to be excused.  

    1. If your student is reaching out to you to go home, please have them go to the Health Office.

    2. Health Services staff will need to speak to a parent prior to the student being checked-out of school.

  1. If your student has the following, they should stay home:

    1. A fever of 100.4 or greater (Stay home until 24 hours fever free without fever reducing medications)

    2. Vomiting (Stay home for 24 hours after last vomiting episode)

    3. Diarrhea (Stay home for 24 hours after diarrhea ends)

  1. Please notify Health Services of any Communicable Diseases (Strep, Influenza, Pertussis, etc)

FROM THE COUNSELING OFFICE

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

Family Resource Center - Child Mind Institute

Find information to help you support children who are struggling with mental health, behavior or learning challenges.  Explore popular topics like:

  • ADHD & Attention
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavior Problems
  • Depression & Mood Disorders
  • Learning Disorders
  • Screen Time & Technology
  • Teens & Young Adults

The RHS Counseling Department (Counselors assigned by Grade)

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COLLEGE & CAREER CORNER

October is College Knowledge Month!

Throughout this month, there will be MANY college-related activities going on.  Check out this OCTOBER 2022 calendar to check out the events and resources. Also, encourage seniors to submit a FREE COLLEGE APPLICATION during the month of October. 

Here are a few specific events to highlight:

  • October 1 - FAFSA application opens (Seniors)
  • October 12 - PSAT (registered Sophomores & Juniors)
  • October 25 - RHS College Fair & 'Paying for College' Presentation
  • October 27 - Cool Jobs Tour - Tour local manufacturing business + free dinner (all grades, must pre-register by 10/7)
  • October 28 - EPIC Career Fair (Sophomores, must pre-register by 10/14)

RHS College Fair & ‘Paying for College’ Presentation

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

COLLEGE FAIR in the  RHS Commons:  4:30-6:30pm

PAYING FOR COLLEGE Presentation in the PAC:  6:00-6:45pm

College Fair List

  • Alexandria Technical and Community College
  • Anoka Technical College
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College
  • Bemidji State University
  • Carroll University
  • Central Lakes College
  • CSB/SJU
  • Drake University
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Hamline University
  • Iowa State University
  • Lake Superior College
  • Minneapolis Electrical JATC
  • Minnesota North College
  • Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • Minnesota State University Mankato
  • North Dakota State College of Science
  • North Dakota State University
  • North Hennepin Community College
  • Northern Michigan University
  • Northern State University
  • Southwest Minnesota State University
  • St. Catherine University (St. Kate's)
  • St. Cloud State University
  • The College of St. Scholastica
  • University of Minnesota Duluth
  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • University of North Dakota
  • University of St. Thomas
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • Viterbo University
  • Winona State University

ASVAB (Grade 11 & 12)

October 27, 7:30 – 10:30 AM @ Rogers High School

The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is recommended for interested Juniors & Seniors who are considering joining the military.  It is a FREE timed, multiple aptitude test developed by the Defense Department (DoD) designed to: 

  • Measure developed abilities and predict future academic and occupational success
  • Determine if you are a good fit to join the service and what branch and job you can hold after basic training or boot camp
  • The better your ASVAB score, the broader your options
  • Click HERE to sign up, or stop at the RHS Guidance Office

 

EPIC! Career Tour (Grade 10)

Sophomores at Rogers High School are invited to participate in a field trip attending an awesome career exploration event at St. Cloud Technical and Community College on Friday, October 28, 2022.  This EPIC (Exploring Potential Interests & Careers) event is designed for high school students to learn about careers.  Students will be able to see demonstrations and have hands-on experiences facilitated by women and men who work in a variety of career fields.  Space is limited to 200 students from RHS.

Check out this VIDEO for more info on the EPIC event.

Attendance for EPIC is by sign up only.  If your student does not wish to attend, they will be expected to attend their regularly scheduled classes on October 28. 

COOL JOBS TOUR (Grades 6-12 + Parents)

Thursday, October 27, 2022, 4:00-7:30pm - includes FREE meal (must pre-register) 

Today's manufacturing careers are about advanced technologies, state of the art facilities, and fast paced, interesting work environments. But most of all, these technical careers are about those people who like to see the product of an honest day's work.

Join us to tour three local manufacturer's businesses and see for yourself the . . .

  • variety of career opportunities available at local companies (wages, job skills, responsibilities)
  • pathways to building the knowledge and skills needed to qualify for today's manufacturing jobs
  • purpose and value of the modern manufacturing companies located in our community

This evening of career exploration is set up for middle and high school students, their parents and community members.  Tour up to three state of the art manufacturers and complete your evening with a light dinner and information on careers, training, wages and opportunities.  

Host Locations: Metal Craft, Elk River Machine Company (ERMC), CDI Curbs, Timron Precision Gear, Inc.

For more information on the Cool Jobs Tour, Mock Interviews and Job Shadow Events, please take a look at the October 2022 CTE Newsletter

October “Future-Planning” Tasks by Grade

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

9th-graders

  • College App & Admissions Timeline: This timeline and set of resources track the college search and application process from 9th through 12th grade.
  • Big 5 Personality Assessment: Learn more about your strengths, challenges, and communication and learning styles. 
  • Build healthy routines: Prioritize sleep, healthy food choices and exercise. Stronger physical health = stronger mental health, increased focus and better decision-making skills.

10th-graders

  • College App & Admissions Timeline: This timeline and set of resources track the college search and application process from 9th through 12th grade.
  • Virtual college tours: Curious about what college is all about, but not feeling ready for an in-person visit? Have fun searching through these student-driven virtual college tours.

11th-graders

12th-graders

 

Advanced Placement Exam Registration 2022-2023

This year’s AP Exams will be held from May 1-11, 2023, at Rogers High School.  Because of an increase in the College Board’s exam fees, this year’s AP Exams will cost $62 each.  Students must register by November 1, 2022, to avoid incurring an additional $40 late fee.  (Except for AP US Government and Politics, which meets only in the spring semester and has a final registration date of February 28, 2023.)  Students who register can cancel their exams before February 28, 2023.  All canceled exams incur a $40 Unused Exam Fee.

Be sure to complete the two-step process to register and purchase the AP exam:

  1. Complete the registration by creating a College Board online account and enrolling in the correct course section.  Most students completed this step with their teacher.

  2. Sign in to Campus Parent Portal and complete the assigned exam fee(s) payment.  If you are eligible for free/reduced lunch, contact Jessica Zoubek (jessica.zoubek@isd728.org) to have your fee waived.  

Both steps must be completed for each AP exam before the deadline to register.  In January, case managers will contact students with an IEP or 504 Plan to request any necessary testing accommodations.  For questions regarding accommodations, contact Anne Bartus (anne.bartus@isd728.org), SSD Coordinator.

Please email the AP Coordinator, Shane Noecker (shane.noecker@isd728.org), with questions regarding the AP exam.

ACTIVITIES & ATHLETICS 

Athletics

Good Luck to all the Fall Sports Teams as they finish out their seasons.   Winter Sports Online Registration will open October 10th (October 3rd for Dance Team): gorogersroyals.com      Registrations should be received 5 business days prior to the start of the season to ensure it's received and processed.   Parent/Player/Coaches Preseason Informational Meetings: Watch gorogersroyals.com for specific Dates/Times/Locations.   Updated sports physicals can be hand delivered to the RHS Activities Office (near the Den) or emailed to joann.gellerman@isd728.org    Winter Sports starting dates are as follows: October 24th: Dance Team October 31st: Girls Hockey November 14th: Gymnastics, Boys Hockey, Girls Basketball, Nordic Ski, Alpine Ski (Co-op with Park Center).  November 21st: Boys Basketball, Wrestling November 28th Boys Swimming (Co-op with Elk River)    

Find all RHS Athletic information at GOROGERSROYALS and Twitter @geauxroyals 

Activities

ELF

 

Tickets for RHS's production of Elf the Musical can be found HERE. Shows are Nov 10-12 at 7pm and Nov 13th at 2pm.

Activities Starting Dates: Jazz Band: Practices have started. One Act Play Auditions: November 17th +18th. Speech: November: Watch announcements for specific dates. Knowledge Bowl: December: Watch announcements for specific dates.

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.

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

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