Rincon Weekly Update
Advanced Placement Exam Changes
The 2019-2020 AP test registration deadline is November 1st, 2019.
-Students WILL NOT be able to decide to register later in the year
-Students MUST pay the deposit for all AP exams by November 1st
The total cost for the exam is still $94 but the deposit is $25 per exam.
-By paying the deposit, you are registering for the exam. The number of tests ordered will be a direct reflection of the number of deposits we receive by November 1st.
There is a new step in the registration process for students:
-In addition to paying the deposit, students must register with their teacher’s class and opt in to take the test using the online portal in order for the test to be ordered.
-Counselors and teachers will give students further instruction on this sometime in September.
February 19th, 2020 the remaining balance for all AP exams are due. There is financial assistance available for students who are on free and reduced lunch waivers, so please inquire with the college and career coordinator about that assistance if needed.
Start saving now, so you have the $25 deposit by November 1st, 2019.
There will be no extra tests ordered this year and no walk-in test takers allowed. Therefore, it is essential students have their deposits turned in on time and register for the correct test!
New CPR Graduation Requirement
It is a new state mandate that all students must have CPR training in order to graduate from high school. Rincon’s health teacher will be conducting CPR trainings during the students’ regularly scheduled school day to ensure that all of our seniors receive this training this Fall. If your child currently has a valid CPR card, have him/her turn a copy of it into our registrar to fulfill this requirement and be exempt from the CPR training we are conducting here at school. For upcoming school years, starting with our freshman cohort, all students will be receiving CPR training in their health classes.
Support the Cause
Mondays: Wear a college shirt to support our college going culture, making it a point to talk to your child about college. We also encourage staff and students to wear college shirts on Monday.
Fridays: Wear Rincon gear to support our Rangers!!!!
No School Monday, September 2nd
Tuesday, September 3rd will follow a Sequential Schedule with first period starting at 8:00 a.m.
Homecoming Dance: September 7th 7-10 p.m. Rincon Gymnasium
Homecoming Week: September 9-13
Parent Teacher Conferences: September 12th In Teacher’s Classrooms from 4-6 p.m.
Half Day: September 13th, followed by 7:00 p.m. homecoming football game
Events This Week
Monday: Girls Varsity Golf @ MHS 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday: Boys Varsity Golf @ Tucson High 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday: Girls Volleyball @ Sahuaro 4:30 p.m.
-Coach Wessels of the RUHS baseball team invites all students who are interested in playing baseball to a meeting on Wednesday, August 28th. immediately after school. All freshman and students new to baseball will also be given a short tour of the facilities. This meeting will last about 20 minutes. Meet at the varsity baseball field at 2:10 PM.
-The Fall session for baseball will begin in September and our regular season will start February 10th.
-There is no charge to students for the Fall program and games will be played on weekends at various locations in Tucson. All participants must be cleared through the Athletics office prior to participation in fall ball.
-All students should now have their parking passes and be displaying them on their vehicles. If you still need one, they are available for Rincon students. Stop into the finance office to get one for $6.
-Join us for our home games! Avoid the lines by getting your game tickets or $30 year-long pass during lunch time in the finance office on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday! The annual sports pass is good for all regular season home events including Football, Basketball and Volleyball. Please remember no bags or outside food will be allowed in the stadium!
-All AP students and teachers- Starting this year, the Collegeboard has made changes to the AP registration process, including moving the registration deadline to the fall. The 2019-2020 AP Registration Deadline is Friday, November 1, 2019. Students now have to pay their $25.00 deposit (or, if you’d prefer, pay $94.00 in full, if you don’t qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch.) The student must pay in person at the Finance Office (no online payment for the deposit) by Friday, November 1st, 2019, for all AP exams you wish to take in the spring. You will NOT be able to register later in the year. The number of tests ordered is based on the deposits we receive by November 1st. For questions please see your AP Teachers, or your college and career counselor.
-Homecoming is just around the corner! Check out our spirit days. Ask a StuCo member for details!
-Veterans Heritage Project will be meeting every other Thursday starting on Aug. 29th. Join VHP's meeting on the 29th for a 9/11 charity project and information about commemorating Arizona's veterans.
-3D printing is a powerful technology which is already providing significant savings to companies. Its future is even more promising. 3D modeling and printing technologies are taking more and more branches of the economy by storm. Come to room 117 Mondays after school to learn more!
-Our first Blood Drive of the year is coming up on August 28th! If you want to donate blood, go pick up Blood Drive forms in room 215 or ask any student council member if you have questions!
-Rincon Yearbooks are now $70 - please pay in the finance office. You can put down a deposit to secure your price before the next increase. Seniors - please make your appointment for your senior portraits with Dodson photography as soon as possible. Everyone received a flyer in the mail this summer with all the information. You will have until the end of fall break to complete your picture appointment.
-Do you still not have a Rincon Senior shirt? They are ten bucks in the finance office. There are only a few left.
Monthly College Bulletin
RINCON’S COLLEGE BULLETIN RINCON STUDENTS GO TO COLLEGE!
Week of August 26, 2019
Welcome Back Students and Parents!
Welcome to Rincon’s College Bulletin. My name is Tori Bacal and I am the College and Career Counselor. If you have any questions about College, Scholarships, College Essays, Financial Aid and/or FAFSA (Opens October 1st), JTED Programs, CTE’s Program Expansions, Career Training, Military Service, Leadership Opportunities, Service Learning Projects, Volunteer Work, Resume Writing, Job Applications and/or Employment, or any other Post-Secondary concerns, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (520) 232-5619. I work with all students and parents to answer any questions you may have. Be sure to check the College Bulletin often for new College and Career events, updates and scholarship information.
Juniors and Seniors: Join the Rincon College Club!! Every College, University, Scholarship and Job Application asks what kind of Extra Curricular Activities, Community Service and/or Leadership Opportunities you have participated in. Here is a club devoted specifically to helping you get ready for college by focusing on the college application process, community activities, leadership skills, financial aid and scholarships. We will also have guest speakers, college reps and travel to college campuses so students can get a feel for college life. Our meetings are held once a week directly after school every Thursday at 3:15 to 4:15 pm, starting on September 5th at 3:15 pm in the College and Career Center. All Junior’s and Senior’s are welcome to attend. See Mrs. Bacal for more information ***Don’t forget: EVERY Monday is COLLEGE SHIRT MONDAY!
Free College Tours and Fairs:
CAR – College Application Resource – Seminar and Workshops on How to Apply to College. Saturday, September 7th at 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Tucson High Magnet School, 400 North 2nd Ave., Tucson 85705.To register go to https://tinyurl.com/y73ff2be or for more information go to email@example.com or www.collegeapplicationsource.org
Arizona College Consortium 2019 Fall Tour – Monday, September 9, at Rincon High School in the Cafeteria Over 35 colleges and universities from in state, out of state and private schools are participating. We will have between 12 and 15 at Rincon. To register go to http://gotocollegefairs.com and receive a barcode.
Liberal Arts College Tour - Thursday, September 12th at 7:00 pm at BASIS Tucson North, 5740 East River Road, Tucson 85750 in the Multipurpose Room: Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; University of Notre Dame, Norte Dame, IL; and Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO. For more information and to register go to http://admission.emory.edu/portal/nwhe
Exploring Educational Excellence – Five Ivy League College Visits, One Local Stop. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at 7:00 PM at the Tucson Marriott University Park, 880 East 2nd Street, Tucson. Brown University, Providence, RL; Columbia University, New York, NY; Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Rice University, Houston, TX; The University of Chicago, Chicago, Il. For more information and RSVP, Please visit: https://exploringeducationalexcellence.org
TCC Tucson College Night. The annual Tucson College Night, sponsored by the Tucson Unified School District will be held on Tuesday, October 22 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM in the Exhibition Hall of the Tucson Convention Center. There is no admission charge and parking is free. There will be over 200 colleges and universities represented. For TUSD seniors only there will be a chance to win a scholarship to any college or university of the student’s choice. Every high school will have one winner!
Student Volunteer Opportunities Catalina Village Assisted Living is looking for student volunteers who need help on their resume or need help completing servicelearning/community service hours or is interested in the medical profession. They offer an orientation and on the job training for volunteers. They have flexible hours to accommodate student’s schedules and a variety of programs to choose from. They only ask that any volunteers make a commitment to volunteering whether it be once a week or once a month. Please contact Jaymiee Kawamoto, Life Enrichment Director at Catalina Village Assisted Living, 5324 East 1st Street, Tucson, AZ 85711. 520-3274010 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Adelante- Empowering Mexican American Parents, Students and the Community Saturday, September 29, 2019 – College and Career readiness for K-12 Latino families; Information on College admission for current high school seniors. University of Arizona, Student Union Memorial Center, Grand Ballroom. 1303 East University Blvd., 85719. FREE lunch, childcare and translation services provided. For more information, call 520-232-8566 or visit Facebook @tusdmassd.
Student Leadership Conference the Asian Pacific American Youth Advocate is sponsoring a leadership conference at Catalina High School on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Students are expected to stay the entire time. They will serve breakfast and lunch, but you are responsible for your own transportation. For more information please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Important AP Information: All AP students and teachers- Starting this year, the Collegeboard has made changes to the AP registration process, including moving the registration deadline to the fall. The 2019-2020 AP Registration Deadline is Friday, November 1, 2019. Students now have to pay their $25.00 deposit (or, if you’d prefer, pay $94.00 in full, if you don’t qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch.) The student must pay in person at the Finance Office (no online payment for the deposit) by Friday, November 1st, 2019, for all AP exams you wish to take in the spring. You will NOT be able to register later in the year. The number of tests ordered is based on the deposits we receive by November 1st. For questions please see your AP Teachers, or Mrs. Bacal.
The Military Service Academies are looking for students with a broad academic background, the ability to pass a physical aptitude test, and strong leadership potential. If you are interested, you must apply for a nomination to attend. If you are a resident of Arizona and live in Congresswoman’s Ann Kirkpatrick’s 2nd Congressional District you can familiarize yourself with the nomination process or to apply, visit @RepKirlpatrick’s
website at https://kirkpatrick.house.gov/services/military-academy-nominations Deadline to apply is Friday, November 1, 2019.
Deadline: Monday, September 16, 2019
Award: Tuition, room and board, and fees for four years at UA / ASU / NAU Plus a study abroad program!
Complete on line application including two teacher recommendations. Seniors graduating before July 2020, U.S. citizen and an Arizona resident earn 1300 cumulative score on SAT Math and Reading or a 29 cumulative on the ACT, have a 3.5 or better GPA, rank in the top 5% of the class, and exhibit substantive extracurricular involvement and demonstrate leadership.
Arizona Milk Producers’ Scholarship
Deadline: Weekly drawings up to Thursday, November 7, 2019
Amount: Up to $12,000 towards college expenses, tickets to home football games, VIP tickets to the Fiesta Bowl.
Seniors who are Arizona residents and are planning on enrolling full time (12 credits) at ASU, NAU, or UA for Fall 2020. Employees and family members of Arizona Milk Producers are not eligible. Students must submit entries on facebook.com/azmilkproducers including name, complete address, and telephone number along with a milk mustache photo of yourself (be creative), a paragraph (not to exceed 150 words) on why you drink milk, or why any dairy product is an important part of your daily routine. Make sure a dairy product (milk, cheese, and yogurt) is visible in your photo.
The Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation
Deadline: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Amount: Between $1,000 to $2,500 per semester.
AFFCF distributes several renewable scholarships to support wards of the state who aged out of the Department of Child Safety’s care at 18 years of age. Community college students can receive $1,000 per semester. University students can earn $2,500 per semester. Former foster
youth must submit their first-time application with a CASA recommendation. Students must finish high school with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
Deadline: Friday, February 7, 2020
Amount: $12, 000 X 4 years
Requirement: Must have your FAFSA submitted by January 15, 2020.
First generation student (does not have a parent that attended college, demonstrate leadership and volunteer service, financial need, minimum 3.0 GPA, and minimum combined SAT score of 1040 or ACT composite score of 22.
The Gates Millennium Scholarship
Deadline: Sunday, September 15, 2019
The Gates Millennium Scholarship is for low income students who are the first in their family to attend college. They give 8 scholarships a year. Gates Millennium Scholars Program Promoting Academic Excellence + Providing Opportunities + Reducing Financial Barriers For 20000 outstanding students
For DACA Students Golden Door Scholars
Deadline: Monday, September 16, 2019
Amount: 4-years covers the cost of tuition, and room and board
Golden Door Scholarship lights the way for DACA students to invest in their education and to achieve their career goals beyond what they might imagine.
QuestBridge College National College Match
Deadline: Thursday, September 26, 2019
The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding, low-income, high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation's most selective colleges. If you are a student who has achieved academic excellence in the face of economic challenges, we encourage you to apply. QuestBridge's college partners are committed to making college affordable for all students — regardless of financial background — and offer generous financial aid packages that cover 100% of demonstrated financial need.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program
Deadline: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Amount: Up to $40,000 per year
Qualifications: At a minimum, applicants must: Plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2020 Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college or university beginning in fall 2018 Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above Demonstrate significant unmet financial need.
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Deadline: Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
Amount: $6,000 a year
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund has scholarships for low income students. The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a university degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis. All majors and graduate fields accepted. Emphasis on STEM majors.
FOR JUNIORS QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program
Deadline: Friday, March 20, 2020
Amount: 4-years covers the cost of tuition, and room and board Website: https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/national-college-match
The QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program gives outstanding, low-income, high school juniors an early advantage in college admissions. College Prep Scholars are uniquely prepared to gain admission and full scholarships to top-tier colleges through QuestBridge. The
majority are also selected as Finalists for the National College Match. Being selected as a College Prep Scholar is a notable distinction that celebrates your achievements and gives you an early start in applying to college. College Match Scholarships, which are provided by participating colleges, cover the full cost of tuition, room and board, are loan-free, and require no parental contribution.
National Low-Income Scholarships
Coca Cola Scholarship - $20,000.00. Deadline: Thursday, October 31, 2019
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Applicants must be current high school/home-schooled seniors attending school in the U.S, anticipating completion of a high school diploma at the time of application and planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. email@example.com Go to: www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org
Burger King Scholars Program - $1,000.00. Deadline: Sunday, December 15, 2019.
High school students and Burger King Employees who are considering financial aid for college should apply for the Burger King Scholarship! The Burger King Scholarship is generously awarded to high school seniors every year, and is one of many significant college scholarship programs offered by similar companies in the restaurant industry. The non-profit scholarship fund awards college scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $50,000. The amounts of awards vary every year, and the window for the Burger King application runs from October to December of the year prior to an award. High school seniors are selected based on grade point average, financial need, work experience, extracurricular activities and community service. Go to: www.burgerkingscholarship.com/financialaid
Church’s Chicken Scholarship - $1000.00. Deadline: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Church's Chicken plans to award $1,000 scholarships to 175 high school seniors Applicants must be high school seniors who plan to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational/trade school in the United States during the 2020-2021 academic year. Applicants must also be legal U.S. residents and reside in one of the participating states. Final materials must be postmarked by February 15. Scholarship award recipients will be notified in May 2020. Go to: https://www.scholarsapply.org/churchsscholars
Students: It's never too early to start planning your college career! Please make an appointment to see Mrs. Bacal for a list of things you need to do to get into and to be able to pay for college!
August 18-August 24
Families familiar with Rincon are all aware that the traffic surrounding RUHS before and after school can get very hectic. We are not sure why so many police officers were present on Wednesday morning patrolling the traffic, but we ask that you continue to observe the traffic signs and laws to ensure the safety of all of our students. Please also remind your students that parking in the apartment complex and/or blocking people’s driveways/mailboxes is illegal. Neighbors in the surrounding area have reported to the school that they will contact TPD and asked that cars violating these rules be ticketed and/or towed.
New Bell and Intercom System
RUHS will be receiving a new, upgraded intercom and bell system! We have been in need of new system for quite awhile now, so we are excited that the work will be starting this Monday. Please note that there may be some minor classroom disruptions over the next few weeks as we work to get speakers in all of our classrooms and hallways switched out. As new speakers are installed, we will have improved sound and functionality space by space, with the entire project expected to be complete by the October break.
There have been some big changes to the way the College Board is registering students for the AP exams this year. Please note, students will have to pay for their AP tests by November 15th. It used to be that the exams did not have to paid for until late second semester, so we wanted to make sure parents are aware of this change so you can plan ahead and save. You can begin making payments toward the exam now so that it is paid off by November 15th, as well. If you have any questions regarding the fees and this process, please contact Victoria Bacal, our College and Career Coordinator. NOTE: there is financial assistance available for families on free and reduced lunch. However, a small portion of the fee will still be required.
The TUSD dress code has been revamped. However, some old rules still apply. Please speak with your student about wearing a belt, as sagging pants that reveal undergarments (including undershorts) are still not allowed.
Code of Conduct
The Student Code of Conduct has also been updated. Penalties for fighting, verbal disrespect, and drugs/alcohol (including vaping mechanisms) have been tightened up with consequences for those infractions being more serious. Please make sure your student knows that law enforcement will be notified for possession of drugs, including vaping pens. It would be worthwhile to review the Code of Conduct with your student.
Students will be having their pictures taken during their math classes on August 22nd. Make sure they are dressed to impressed. Even if you do not purchase a photo, these will be the photos used in the yearbook.
Hearing and Vision Testing
All freshmen will have their hearing and vision tested on August 23rd during their English classes.
August 20th: Boys Golf Meet @ Sunnyside 3:00 p.m.
August 22nd: Student Picture Day during Math Classes
August 23rd: Freshmen Hearing and Vision Screening during English Classes
August 23rd: Varsity Football Game @ Rincon vs Sierra Linda 7:00 p.m.
(Tickets will be sold in the finance office or at the gate.)
-Veterans Heritage Project will be meeting every other Thursday starting on Aug. 29th. Join VHP's meeting on the 29th for a 9/11 charity project and information about commemorating Arizona's veterans.
-3D printing is a powerful technology which is already providing significant savings to companies. Its future is even more promising. 3D modeling and printing technologies are taking more and more branches of the economy by storm. Luckily, we have our own 3D Printing Club. Come to room 117 Mondays after school to learn more!
-Are you interested in politics and want to debate? Join JSA in room LL5 next Thursday, August 22nd, after school. The topic will be gun violence and gun safety laws. Snacks will be provided.
Thank you to all of our parents who came out to the Open House event on August 6th to meet our teachers and learn about the upcoming school year. We had a great turn-out and appreciate your interest and support.
We will have parent-teacher conferences September 12th from 4-6 p.m. which will give you an opportunity to meet with your student’s teachers in a private setting to discuss specifics regarding your child’s progress. Be sure to save the date.
Student Forgot Lunch: If your child forgets his/her lunch, do not worry. The lunchroom staff will allow your student to get a student lunch, regardless. If your student does not have money and does not have a prepaid lunch account, that is ok. All your child has to do is tell the lunch staff that he/she forget his/her money and the lunchroom staff will put the debit toward the student’s account to be billed to you at a later date. Every student will eat. There is no need to leave work or rush over here from home to deliver lunch to your student. In fact, we discourage that. We attempt to keep the enter/exit traffic at our front gate to a minimum as much as possible, to keep our campus as safe as possible. Therefore, if your student forgets lunch, instruct him/her to go to the lunchroom and instruct the lunch staff that he/she forgot his money. You student will not go hungry!
Student Deliveries: We also try to keep student deliveries to a minimum for safety and security reasons. We do not allow pizza or food, flowers, balloons or any company deliveries to be made to students on campus for any reason. Delivery drivers will be turned away at the gate. If your child forgets his/her instrument, sports gear, homework, etc. you can deliver it to the Rincon attendance office where it will be stored in a secure space until your child comes to retrieve it. We do not have the staff and personnel to make several deliveries a day to students, so if you are going to bring his/her forgotten items to school, please text your student once you have dropped it off, instructing your student to go pick up the item(s) from the attendance during passing period or lunch.
Dress Code: The new TUSD Student Code of Conduct for dress code has been revised. Here is the updated code. Please note that students in violation in the dress code will be asked to change. Students who are compliant will receive no further consequences. Please read the following guidelines to help support the code of conduct when purchasing clothing for your student to wear to school. We are seeing a rise in shirts that expose the midriff area. Please remind your student that the dress code has been revised to be fairly open, but that clothing is required to cover the torso (midriff) region.
Student attire and grooming must permit the student to participate in learning without posing a risk to the health or safety of any student or school district personnel.
· Students must wear clothing including both a shirt with pants or skirt, or the equivalent (for example dresses, leggings, or shorts) and shoes.
· Hats and other head coverings are not permitted on school grounds except as an expression of religious beliefs.
o Hats and sunglasses may be worn while outside in the sun for an extended period of time for protection from the sun.
o Dark glasses may not be worn inside buildings unless a documented health problem exists.
· Clothing must cover the chest and torso, and must cover buttocks while standing and sitting.
· Clothing must cover undergarments.
· Clothing must not be see-through.
· Clothing must be suitable for all scheduled classroom activities, including physical education, science labs, shop classes, and other activities where unique hazards or specialized attire or safety gear is required.
· Students who volunteer for extracurricular activities, such as athletics, band, chorus, etc., are subject to the standards of dress as defined by the sponsors of such activities.
Attire or grooming depicting or advocating violence, criminal activity, gang-related activity, use of alcohol, vaping, tobacco or drugs, pornography, or hate speech are prohibited. Clothing containing images, symbols, slogans, words, or phrases that are homophobic, religiously or racially discriminatory or that perpetuate gender based discrimination or defamation are distracting and interfere with the teaching and learning environment.
Students and parent/guardians will be informed about dress and grooming standards at the beginning of the school year through the Student Handbook and whenever these standards are revised. A student who violates these standards shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.
Student Grade Monitoring: All parents should have a ParentVUE account that can be utilized to monitor student grades in real time. You can look at your student’s grades, daily, to ensure he/she is turning in assignments and making adequate progress. If you are not sure how to access this account for this purpose, stop by our attendance office during business hours to get some help.
Traffic and Parking: We often get calls from the apartment complex across Arcadia and from the streets south of Rincon related to reckless driving and/or parking in illegal spots. This is a reminder that the apartment complex is private property so please do not park or drive through that area. Also, make sure your student is parked legally in the surrounding neighborhood, or he/she is at risk of receiving a traffic ticket or being towed.
Thursday: Grade Level Assemblies during school to Welcome Students Back and Review Policies and Expectations
Saturday: PTA Clover Clean-Up 8-10 a.m.
-Join the PTA, football team and band as they work together to rid the football field of pesky clover thattries to overtake the grass. Your help will be greatly valued during this team effort to provide our athletes and band members with the best playing surface possible!
-Rincon after school tutoring has begun. This opportunity is available Mon, Tues and Thurs afternoons from 3:15 – 4:45. Teachers will be available in the library during these time-frames for students wishing to take advantage of this opportunity. All students must sign in when arriving and sign out when leaving each night. If you are coming to the library during this time frame to simply work on homework that is great. Please sign in and out if you are using the library in any capacity.A reminder that food is not allowed in the library at any time.
-It's not too late to join swim team, cross country or football! Visit the athletics office today to get more information.
Have a fantastic week!
August 4-August 10, 2019
Welcome Back Rincon Families! I’ve heard a lot of positive feedback that the year is off to a fantastic start! Getting the school year up and running is no easy task and we appreciate how patient and supportive all of our Ranger families have been, especially as we transition a few great, new employees into some key office roles.
Save the Date
Rincon High School enthusiastically welcomes each of you to the 2019-2020 school year! To kick off the new school year we will be hosting an Open House for families to attend on August 6th, 2019 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. We will follow a modified version of your student’s schedule where you will visit each of your child’s classrooms for 10 minutes each. Teachers will make a brief presentation each period. While teachers will not have the opportunity to meet with each individual family to discuss their child’s needs, this is a great time to meet your student’s teachers and hear about what makes each of their classes so special. Our teachers look forward to meeting all of you on August 6th!
From 5:15-5:45 p.m., the RUHS athletic department will host a parent meeting for all families of children playing or aspiring to play a sport this year. Please join us at that time in the auditorium to meet with our athletic director. The presentation will end in time for you to visit your student’s classes.
Please ask your child to complete the following schedule for you to follow:
Schedule: Teacher Name – Room Number
5:45-5:55 Period 0___________________________________________________________(not all students have a zero hour!!!)
6:00-6:10 Period 1 ______________________________
6:15-6:25 Period 2 ______________________________
6:30-6:40 Period 3_______________________________
6:45-6:55 Period 4_______________________________
7:00-7:10 Period 5_______________________________
7:15-7:25 Period 6_______________________________
We will have 5 minute passing periods. Students will be available to help families find classes.
Start of the Year Information
-Morning Drop-Off/Afternoon Pick-Up Zones: Please make sure you are utilizing the half loop in the administrative parking lot and not driving all the way down in front of the administration doors. Before school you should enter and exit in the same spot. In the afternoon, you will enter by the guard shack, but exit over by the softball field to ensure the safety of our pedestrian foot traffic.
-Student Code of Conduct: This year the TUSD dress code was updated, as well a few other important key changes to our Student Code of Conduct such as stricter penalties for fighting, aggression, purposeful vandalism and drugs/nicotine/alcohol on campus. Please be sure review governing board policies and the Student Code of Conduct for the 2019-2020 school year with your student, which can be found on the TUSD website. There is a School Safety hotline that parents and/or students can contact before or after hours related to students safety. 520-584-7680 During school hours, please report any unsafe activity to administration. Confidentiality of the reporter is a priority.
-Parking passes will be issued next week. Remind students that parking in the southeast lot is first come first serve until the passes are issued. Once the lot is full, security will direct incoming drivers to find safe, legal parking in the neighborhoods surrounding Rincon. If your student driver is hoping to get a parking pass, make sure he/she has completed the paperwork and paid the fee in the finance office.
-Bell Schedule: Next week, Monday/Tuesday will be our first block schedule periods. Please reference the bell schedule on the Rincon website. Conference period starts at 8:00 a.m. and is a prime opportunity for students to get individualized help from their teachers. However, class officially starts on Mondays/Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m.
-Rincon Cell Phone Policy: Students are allowed to have cell phones at school. However, when students are instructed by a teacher to put their phones away in class and refuse, the phone will be confiscated from the student until the end of the school day. Security will bring the phone to the office where it will be locked up in one of the assistant principals’ safes. The first time this occurs, a warning will be issued to the student at the end of the day when he/she comes to retrieve it. The second time it occurs, the student’s parent/guardian will be contacted and will be required to pick up the device. If a student refuses to turn in the phone for the day, this will be written up as an official referral for defiance, escalating the consequences. Please discuss with your student the importance of being focused during instructional time.
-After School Tutoring: There is after school tutoring in the library with certified teachers from 3:15-4:45 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students are required to sign-in and sign-out to help the tutors keep track of them in case an emergency situation arises. This is a great opportunity for students to get help on work they may be struggling with, including their homework.
-TUSD Supper Program: Free dinner will be served in the cafeteria at Rincon every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:00 p.m. All students are welcome to eat dinner before going home or their student activity. Take advantage of this opportunity.
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