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RHS September 2022

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SEPTEMBER 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Upcoming Dates

9/19- Homecoming Dress Up - Jersey Day 9/20- Homecoming Dress Up - Western Day 9/21- Homecoming Dress Up - Neon Day 9/22- Homecoming Dress Up - College Wear 9/23- Homecoming Dress Up- Class Colors/Spirit Wear 9/23- Homecoming Football Game   10/11- Picture Retake Day 7am-11am 10/12- PSAT (Registration closed on 9/12)
10/17-RHS Conferences 12pm-7pm 10/17- NHS Induction Ceremony 7pm-8:30pm 10/17-10/21 - No School 10/25- Parent/Teacher Conferences, RHS College Fair & “Paying for College” Presentation
Please check the RHS Calendar for all the details    If you missed our annual fundraiser at open houses last month,
ISD 728 and local businesses partnered to sponsor a calendar that has important events
from the following schools all on ONE calendar! alt-text So if you miss having a paper copy of the old school district calendar, we've got you covered! The ROADS Education Foundation is offering you the opportunity to purchase a calendar with multiple schools’ events and help raise funds for senior scholarships and school grants all at the same time! The calendars are only a $10 donation.  Click here to order and we will get you a 12-month calendar for the 2022-23 school year. 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. 

Online, PSEO, Blended-Learning Students

Any student in the building but not in a course scheduled in an RHS classroom must report to the Media Center.  There is a designated space for online students, students who are PSEO or have a blended class schedule. 
Students must follow all school rules and hall pass expectations. 

National Honor Society

NHS applications are due on Thursday, 9/22//2022 by 10:30 AM. No exceptions.

Media Center

If you are interested in being on a mailing list for information on upcoming book club and media center events, stop in the media center to be added to the list. You can also email meagan.harapat@isd728.org or follow on Instagram @rhs_mediacenter

Rogers High School is excited to partner with Every Meal to offer a free weekend food program to our students.  Every Meal is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to fight childhood hunger through community and school partnerships.  Every Meal fills in the gaps when students are not in school to access food programs. Five Meal Bag options are available.

Please use this ENROLLMENT FORM   For additional information or questions, please contact Angie Evans, RHS Site Coordinator, at 763-274-3140 x1729.

Thank you!

We would like to thank 10K Lettering and the One-Stop DECA Shoppe for donations for sponsoring our students.

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

20 Years

 

SPOTLIGHT ON STUDENTS. . . . .  

In class meetings, we recently challenged all students to consider how they might demonstrate Royal PRIDE in all areas of school: classrooms, common areas, bathroom/locker rooms, activities, and online. Please challenge your student to be Positive, Respectful, Inclusive, Determined, and Engaged each and every day.

PRIDE

 

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.

Would you recognize signs of youth alcohol use or other drug use in your home? Hidden in Plain Sight is designed to help parents and caregivers spot signs of high-risk behaviors such as substance abuse, eating disorders, and other mental health concerns. 

FROM THE COUNSELING OFFICE

Sign up for College Visits at RHS

Students in Grades 11-12 are invited to attend college visits in the College & Career Center when local reps visit RHS.  Students can sign up HERE to attend a college visit. 

  • Sept 19 @ 8:00 am - Bemidji State University (MN)
  • Sept 20 @ 1:30 pm - MSU - Mankato (MN)
  • Sept 21 @ 1:30 pm - Hennepin Technical College (MN)
  • Sept 22 @ 9:00 am - Northern Michigan University (MI)
  • Sept 22 @ 10:00 am - Carroll University (WI)
  • Sept 27 @ 10:00 am - North Hennepin Community College (MN)
  • Sept 29 @ 9:00 am - University of Chicago (IL)
  • Sept 29 @ 1:30 pm - College of St. Benedict / Saint John's University (MN)

Looking for more opportunities?  Check out this list of:

Resources to Help Our Kids Thrive from The Child Mind Institute

  • Smart Strategies for Back-to-School Success: It's normal for kids to feel a little nervous when it's time to head back to school. But for kids with learning or mental health challenges, who often feel anxious and unprepared, the transition can be especially tough. 

  • A Deeper Look at Anxiety in Kids: Anxiety is the most common mental health challenge in kids, but it can be hard to identify. That’s because anxiety doesn’t always look like what it is. A child who is anxious can be clingy and avoid a lot of things, but they might also be prone to tantrums and angry outbursts. Sometimes they are mistaken for being oppositional when they’re really paralyzed by fear. It can be hard to unravel what’s bothering anxious kids because sometimes they may not know themselves — they only know that it feels bad — and they may hide their fears because they are ashamed.

  • Reducing Risk With Safety Plans: When kids in distress express suicidal thoughts or feelings, therapists often work with them —and their parents — to create what is called a safety plan. A safety plan is a document that spells out a series of things the child agrees to do, if they feel overwhelmed, to keep from harming themselves. Parents agree to things they will do to make their child’s environment safer.  September is Suicide Awareness Month, and we’re offering a new piece explaining how safety planning can help deter teen suicides, which are often impulsive, by steering kids away from harming themselves until the urge passes.

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COLLEGE & CAREER CORNER

6 Steps to Creating a College List 

For most students, choosing a college is the most important decision of their lives thus far. Understandably, making a college list can feel overwhelming given that there are over 4,000 colleges in the US.  The best way to approach the list is to thoroughly research the choices and make well-informed decisions. The goal is to cultivate a well-balanced list of 8 to 10 schools.

Ms. Handrick (College & Career Counselor) can work with students to help navigate this process.  Below are six steps to get started. 

STEP ONE: DO A PRELIMINARY COLLEGE SEARCH

Hop on the Internet. Get familiar with the colleges and universities that are out there. Websites like College Confidential, Big Future, Cappex and MCIS have robust college profiles. Look at colleges that have familiar names, but don't miss out on researching other schools that are lesser known.  These schools may be a strong fit for your student, if not better than some well-known ones. 

Type in "college" with different words, like "warm weather," "green," "friendliest," "best dorms" or "sports enthusiasts." If the school looks interesting, take a deeper look. Find out more about colleges mentioned by friends, parents, teachers, or coaches. Attend college fairs and meet college reps who visit RHS. Investigate at least three or four colleges that are not familiar to you.

STEP TWO: MAKE A LIST OF WHAT THE COLLEGE MUST HAVE 

Write down the top five things a college must have. These are the deal-breakers. If a college doesn't have these five things, cross it off the list. One of those deal-breakers should be the student's major (if they have one).  If engineering is a desired career path, it's going to be very hard to explore the possibilities if the school has no resources. Then, make another list of the five things "I wish the college had." This list will help weed down the list, but don't use it to cross off schools yet. There's more research to be done.

STEP THREE: DO IN-DEPTH RESEARCH

Hop online again. Scour the official website of all colleges of interest. Look beyond the obvious facts like campus size, location, courses of study, and degree programs. Investigate campus activities, study-abroad programs, student organizations, special programs, etc. College experiences differ greatly. Have questions and can't find the answers online? Call or email the school. Do not cross off any college because of cost. Many colleges offer financial aid, scholarships, and other help that make them far more affordable than they first appear.

STEP FOUR: GET A SECOND/THIRD/FOURTH/ETC. OPINION 

Talk to your counselor. Talk with trusted family, friends, teachers, and mentors. Talk to alumni. On most college websites, you can find information on the alumni association. Be creative. Search the Internet for college-specific phrases in quotes, like, "I graduated from Northeastern," or "Since graduating from FSU." See what former and current students have to say. Check out sites like Unigo and Rate My Professors where the rankings are based on student reviews.

STEP FIVE: VISIT SCHOOLS

If possible, visit at least three schools before senior year starts. The Internet is no substitute for an actual college visit. It's always a good idea to check out colleges in different settings like a major city versus a suburb.

STEP SIX: CREATE A COLLEGE LIST

Begin the senior year with a list of eight to ten colleges of interest. Don't believe only one school in the world is the perfect one. Oftentimes students "compromise" and go to schools that are not their first choice. Many of these students end up absolutely loving that school. Other students attend their "dream" school and then transfer.  Reach for dreams while making sure the final college list has one or two schools which a student is almost absolutely certain to be admitted. As importantly, don't put any schools on the list that a student would not be happy attending.

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.

Career and Technical Education

School has started and we are excited to share all the great things in the Career and Technical Education World at ISD 728.  In the newsletter you will see some of the events we are planning. Please sign up for Career Fairs, Advisory Committees, Community Cafes and Field Experience. Next month you will see more requests for mock interviews and job shadow days for our juniors.    Students must be able to see all the career opportunities to know what possibilities exist. We are grateful for your support and we are looking forward to an amazing year!   Enjoy the September 2022 CTE Newsletter.  

ACTIVITIES & ATHLETICS 

Athletics

Fall Sport Pass for Students:RHS students can purchase a Fall Sport Pass for $10.  The Sport Pass is valid at regular season home events for Football, Volleyball, Boys and Girls Soccer and Girls Swim.  The pass can be purchased at any varsity home game.   Sports Physical:  Sports physicals are required for students participating in sports.  Sports physicals are current for 3 years from the date of the exam. Your student's sports physical date on record can be verified on the Parent Portal  (Student's Name, Health Tab).  

Find all RHS Athletic information at GOROGERSROYALS and Twitter @geauxroyals 

Activities

ELF

 

Tickets for RHS's production of Elf the Musical will go on sale September 21st, 2022 and can be found HERE. Shows are Nov 10-12 at 7pm and Nov 13th at 2pm.

ISD#728 FOOD SERVICE

Food Service Calendar

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:

Here are a few reminders as we get the 2022-2023 school year started.

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

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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