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RHS September 2023

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Welcome back Rogers High School families!  

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Upcoming Dates

9/18- Homecoming Dress Up - Jersey Day

9/19- Homecoming Dress Up - Neon Day

9/20- Homecoming Dress Up - Fancy/Dress Your Best Day

9/21- Homecoming Dress Up - Barbie/Pink Day

9/22- Homecoming Dress Up- Class Colors/Spirit Wear (see calendar)

9/22- Homecoming Football Game

9/23- Homecoming Dance

9/28- College Fair 8am-10:30am


 Please check the RHS Calendar for all the details 


 

Yearbook Information

Families can order yearbooks and senior recognition ads HERE

Recognition ads are due November 27th, 2023  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 2023-2024 school year, we are utilizing the Student Number as a unique student assigned scannable BARCODE at the cafeteria registers for breakfast and lunch service, as well as for scanning into specified areas of the school.. 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.


Absence Reporting

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, 9/21/2023, by 10:30 AM. Make sure those reached out to for recommendations also know the deadline date and time.


Media Center

If you are interested in keeping up with news from the media center (book club, special events, displays) join the Schoology group using this code JCTB-XK7J-NJPPN

Or you can follow on Instagram @rhs_mediacenter

 

September Displays: Hispanic Heritage Month, New Books!, National Comic Book Day

September Events: 

September 20th 7:15-7:45 am.  Unboxing Party!  Come to the library to help open the boxes of new books!

September 26th 7:00-7:25 am or 2:15-2:45 Trivia Time! Come to the library to compete in some friendly trivia. No sign up needed!

September Service Project (Royals with a Cause):

Stop in the media center to make a fidget spinner.  We will be donating these spinners to local elementary schools to use in calming corners.


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, and visitor and staff parking (parking at the RAC or visitor/staff parking spaces will be towed).  We will continue parking lot patrol to check for permits.

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 full-capacity parking lots.
  • RHS will issue one permit to each student completing the payment and web form (link included in the follow-up email receipt after purchase).  Whether early/ late arrival, PSEO, or part-time, the parking permit fee is $90.00.  

Please visit our WEBSITE for more information on purchasing.

 


 

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.

In partnership with the Sherburne County SUP Coalition, we are sharing a series of educational mailers to help address the misperceptions around youth marijuana use and provide you [parents] with tips on how to start conversations early and often.  You [Parents] play a major role in preventing substance use and your [their] views on alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs can strongly influence whether your [their] child will perceive a drug is harmful or not.  

Preventing Underage Marijuana Use: Talking Points for Parents


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)

As the new school year begins, we would like to remind parents/legal guardians of some important issues that need to be addressed. This will help Health Services personnel keep your child(ren) healthy, safe and in school. Medication administration orders and emergency action plans must be completed every school year and signed by a healthcare provider and parent(s)/legal guardian(s). 

Medication Administration 

● An authorization for medication administration form in schools is required for any medication to be given at school. ● Written authorization from your child’s physician/licensed prescriber (must be provided within two weeks). ● Written authorization from parents or guardians (an oral request must be reduced to writing within two school days). ● Medication must be kept in the Health Services office in a currently labeled pharmacy bottle/original packaging. You need to 

ask your pharmacist to provide duplicate bottles of the prescription. One bottle to be kept at home and the other at school. ● Call your student’s Health Services personnel regarding self-carry laws and school requirements. 

● We encourage parents/guardians to bring the medication to the School Health Services office. If this is not possible, contact us as to when your child will bring it to us and how many capsules/tablets you are sending. 

Emergency Action Plans 

If your child(ren) has a life-threatening condition (such as asthma, diabetes, seizures or allergies), an emergency action plan must be signed by a healthcare provider and parent/legal guardian and updated annually to assure accurate information. This allows school personnel to respond quickly to treat your child, minimize classroom disruption, potentially eliminate emergency room visits, and assist in your child's quick return to the classroom. 

General Health Information 

Please help prevent the spread of illness at school by following this guideline when your child(ren) is ill. We encourage you to seek medical attention when your child is sick, and to follow your healthcare provider’s recommendations about returning to school and other social activities. 

I need to stay home if…. 

 


From the Counseling Office

IMPORTANT DATES

  • 10/04 - PSAT Digital Readiness Check (all registered 10th/11th graders report to the DEN at 7:15 am with your Chromebook to confirm it is set up for test day)

  • 10/11 - PSAT (registered Sophomores & Juniors - report to the RHS Den @ 7:30am)

  • 10/12 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, “Paying for College Presentation” @ 5:30-6:30pm RHS PAC 

  • 10/17 - Parent/Teacher Conferences

  • 10/18 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (No School)

  • 10/26 - ASVAB @ 7:30-10:30 am RHS (must pre-register HERE or in the counseling office)

  • 10/26 - Cool Jobs Tour 4:00-7:30 pm (must pre-register)

  • 10/27 - EPIC Career Tour and Explore Your Future Day for 10th graders (pre-register for field trip)

  • 11/8 - Reality Check for 9th graders

  • 11/10 - Mock Interview Day for 11th graders

  • 12/1 - Job Shadow Day for 11th graders

  • 9/28 @ 8:00 - 10:30 College Fair:

    • Rogers High School  is proud to announce we are hosting a Minnesota Education Fair on Thursday, September 28th, from 8:00-10:30 AM.  This event is one in a series of regional college fairs held around Minnesota to inform students about educational options after high school.  Over 75 public and private colleges and universities, community and technical colleges, and trade and career schools will be represented at this event.  Awarded to only 24 high schools and college campuses in the state this fall, we are honored to provide this opportunity for our students.  HERE you can find a list of post-secondary programs attending the fair.

      The college fair is a great time for your student to visit with the representatives and explore a variety of options for continuing education beyond high school.  All 10th, 11th, and 12th graders will attend the fair by grade level during the school day.  10th grade will attend from 8:00-8:30, 11th grade from 8:30-9:30, and 12th grade from 9:30-10:30.  Students who are assigned an Online/PSEO Advisory will have the option to attend the college fair during their assigned grade level time.

      All students will pre-register for the college fair during Advisory on Monday, September 25th.  Please make sure your student has completed the registration prior to the college fair on 9/28.  Students can complete the registration process by visiting www.StriveFair.com. Students will receive an email and/or text with their barcode registration.  The barcode can be scanned at the fair by the post-secondary programs students are interested in and will only be shared with those specific schools. Students can either print their barcode or use their mobile device for scanning.  

      Evidence suggests that good planning and thorough research of various options enhance the chances of a good match between the students and the post-secondary institution.  We recommend you spend some time with your student prior to attending the fair and explore some of the reasons for continuing education after high school.  Here is a list of common questions to ask at a college fair.  Students will also receive this information during Advisory on 9/25.

  • 10/3 Manufacturing Day for 11th and 12th grade

  • 10/11 @ 7:30-11:30 PSAT for registered 10th and 11th graders. The PSAT is a preliminary SAT designed to give you feedback on academic strengths/weaknesses and preparedness for college, to compare yourself to other four-year college bound students, to enter the scholarship competition (when taken as an 11th grader), and to help prepare for the SAT.

  • 10/12 @ 5:30-6:30 - Paying for College Presentation (location will be in the Performing Arts Center)
  • 10/26 ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is recommended for interested 11th and 12th graders who are considering joining the military.  It is a multiple aptitude test designed to measure developed abilities and help predict future academic and occupational success. (Must pre-register)

  • 10/27 EPIC Tour Interested 10th graders must pre-register by 10/14.(Exploring Potential Interests & Careers) This event is a tour designed for high school students to learn about careers.  Students will be able to see demonstrations and have hands-on experiences facilitated by people who work in a variety of career fields.  

  • 11/8 Reality Check for 9th graders

  • 11/10 Mock Interview Day for 11th graders

  • 12/1 Job Shadowing for 11th graders


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

  • 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

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

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

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. Click HERE to view the most current list of upcoming visits scheduled.

Sep 13, 2023

10:20am

Carroll University (WI)

Sep 13, 2023

1:30pm

North Dakota State University (ND)

Sep 20, 2023

10:20am

Minnesota North College

Sep 21, 2023

9:00am

Southwest Minnesota State University

Sep 25, 2023

9:00am

Lake Superior College

Oct 2, 2023

8:00am

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Oct 2, 2023

9:00am

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Oct 5, 2023

8:00am

Baylor University (TX)

Oct 13, 2023

8:00am

University of Chicago (IL)

Oct 16, 2023

9:00am

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Oct 23, 2023

9:00am

St Olaf College (MN)

Oct 24, 2023

8:00am

Minnesota State University - Mankato

Oct 25, 2023

1:30pm

University of St Thomas (MN)

Looking for current job opportunities?  Check out this list of:

JOB POSTINGS IN ROGERS AREA


Applying For College?

Are you or someone you know applying to college this year?  We can help!  Minnesota Goes to College is our state's effort to provide graduating high school seniors with preparation, opportunity, and support needed to apply and enroll in college.

Join us in October for a series of zoom sessions created specifically for students and families to help them prepare for the college-going process. 

  • All sessions will be on Tuesday evenings and approximately one hour long with a short presentation from college and financial aid experts. 

  • Interpreters will be available in Spanish, Hmong, Somali and Karen. 

  • Participant questions will be answered live in the chat. 

  • Students who attend these sessions will be entered into a drawing to win a $500 scholarship! 

Register once to attend any or all events and receive session materials


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. Fanning (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 ConfidentialBig FutureCappex 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 2023-2024

This year’s AP Exams will be held from May 6-17, 2024 at Rogers High School. Because of an increase to the College Board’s exam fees, AP Exams will cost $63 each this year. Students must register by November 1, 2023 to avoid incurring an additional $40 late fee. (This does not include courses which meet only during the spring semester, which have a final registration date of February 29, 2024.) Students who register can cancel their exam registration before February 29, 2024. However, all canceled exams incur a $40 Unused Exam Fee.

There are two steps to the AP exam registration:

  1. Complete the first registration step by creating a College Board account online and enrolling in the correct course section using the correct join code. Most students have already completed this step with their teacher. (Complete this step by October 1, 2023.)

  2. Complete the second registration step by paying the assigned exam fee through the School Store on Infinite Campus or by having the exam fees waived by contacting Jessica Zoubek (jessica.zoubek@isd728.org) in the office and confirming eligibility for free/reduced lunch. (Complete this step by November 1, 2023.)

Both steps must be completed for each AP exam before the deadline in order to complete registration.

Students with an IEP or 504 Plan will be contacted by their case manager to request any necessary testing accommodations.  Please contact Anne Bartus (anne.bartus@isd728.org), SSD Coordinator, with any questions about accommodations.

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


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 2023 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

Tickets for RHS's production of The Spongebob Musical can be found HERE. Shows are November 2, 3, 10, 11 at 7pm and the 4th and 12th at 2pm


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.

LOOKING AHEAD

COSTA RICA

Spanish students can travel to Costa Rica in June, 2024!  Contact Brian Harapat (brian.harapat@isd728.org) with any questions.

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 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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