Announcement

September 2019


 


Rincon Weekly Updates

September 15-21

 

TUSD Family Resources

Rincon Families, we’d like to remind you about the resources available to TUSD families at Palo Verde Family Resource Center!   

 

They are always here if any of your students or families may need anything, just let us know. 

FREE, FREE, FREE!

  • GED classes for parents
  • English classes
  • Talk It Out counseling services
  • Produce Monday’s
  • Zumba!
  • Healthy recipe demo.
  • Food Pantry
  • Hygiene pantry
  • Computer classes
  • Clothing bank….All FREE!

 

http://www.tusd1.org/Departments/Family-Centers

Requesting Official Transcripts

Students, Parents and Alumni have a new, online service where they can request an official high school transcript and send it to the college of their choice with just a few clicks. With Parchment, the leader in eTranscript exchange, education credentials are requested, sent and delivered electronically, securely and confidentially.

During the registration process, you'll be asked for your:

  • Enrollment status (currently or not currently enrolled)
  • Birth date
  • Student ID number
  • Email address

 

Parchment Fees:

Current Students -

  • Electronic Transcript Requests - $3.95 each (Free/Reduced Lunch program participants can request a fee waiver from the counseling office)

 

Alumni -

  • Electronic Transcript Requests = $3.95 each

 

Senior Parents

Seniors will purchase their cap and gowns through Jostens. If you go online or reach out to Jostens, they will ensure that you purchase the correct items to be prepared for graduation. We will be having a senior assembly with our senior related to graduation in March, sending home all relevant information for graduation. To plan ahead, please note that seniors are required to attend classes until May 19th. They will then have senior breakfast and awards on May 20th, followed by graduation rehearsal on May 21st. The graduation ceremony will be held at Rincon the evening of May 21st. Please put these dates in your calendars so no one misses out on this exciting time.

 

Meal Information

Rincon serves breakfast everyday. It is VERY important to us that all of our students eat. This is why, even when students forget their lunch or lunch money at home, we still make sure they are allowed to eat. This also alleviates the inconvenience of parents having to interrupt their day to deliver food or money to their students. All students will be served. If your child forgets lunch money or lunch, we will simply put the charge on their student account. Families will be billed at the end of the year.

 

With this said, on occasion we have students who are arriving late to school or are socializing during food service, then attempting to get served in the cafeteria after bells for the start of class have already rung. Food will not be served after bells have rung for students to report to class. This means that breakfast will not be served after 8:55 a.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, or after 7:55 a.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. This same rule applies at lunch time. Our students are allotted ample time to receive and eat lunch. Students who do not arrive to receive lunch until the class bell rings, will not be served. Please discuss this with your students. We do not want any students being left hungry.

 

Benchmark Testing

Students will be taking benchmark exams in freshman and sophomore English and Math. These tests are designed to give teachers feedback as to how students are progressing toward meeting the standards to pass their AzMerit exam, which will be a state requirement this year for all 10th graders. Please encourage your students to do their best on these exams, so we can help them to be prepared.

 

Events This Week…

Tuesday: Boys Golf @ Crooked Tree 3:00 p.m.

                   Volleyball @ Sabino 4, 5, 6 p.m.

Wednesday: Girls Golf @ Randolph Park 3:00 p.m.

Thursday: Boys Golf @ Sunnyside 3:00 p.m.

                   Swim Meet @ Pueblo 4:00 p.m.

                     Volleyball Home vs Sahuaro 4, 5, 6 p.m.

                     Freshman Football Home vs Cienega 6:00 p.m.

Friday: Football Home vs Cienega 7:00 p.m.

 

Student Announcements

-Attention all girls interested in playing soccer for the 2019-2020 season, there will be a pre-season meeting on Tuesday Sept. 17th at 3:45 in Mr. Ecelbarger’s room 214.

-Any RUHS students interested in comedy now have the opportunity to partake in a fun club dedicated to watching, writing, critiquing and performing standup comedy! Whether you want to perform, of just kick back and watch standup, all are welcome every Monday conference period in Room T13.

-REMINDER--During lunches the RUHS Library is to be used for academic purposes only.  Huge groups of students wandering around or gathering at one table is NOT allowed.

-Advanced Drama presents their first show of the year, That Day In Tucson, about Gabrielle Giffords and her intern Daniel Hernandez. The show is Wednesday and Thursday night 7-8:30pm in the Little Theater. Tickets are $2.50 for students and $4.50 for adults. There will be a snack bar before the show. No Late Seating.

-Attention Rincon students. After school credit recovery is happening. See you counselor for a registration form. We hope to have classes starting next week.

-If you took a class at Agave this summer and it is not yet posted on your Student VUE course history, please see your counselor asap!

-Monday, September 16th, Northern Arizona University’s Rep Azeret Martinez will be in Rincon’s College and Career Center from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. If you are interested in NAU, stop by and meet with him.

-Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Palo Verde High School’s Family Resource Center in Room #23. Parents, juniors and seniors, Join the African American Student Services and take the first step toward supporting your student in pursing higher education. There will be snacks and prizes. If interested register at http://bit.ly/AASSD-LingoBingo2

-Wednesday, September 18th Exploring Educational Excellence- College Tour- Brown University, Columbia University, NYU, Cornell, Rice University and the University of Chicago. 7 pm at the Tucson Marriott University Park.

-College Club, Thursday, Sept. 19th the U of A will present.

-Thursday, September 19th Exploring College Options- College Tour- Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn and Stanford. 7 pm at the Tucson Marriott University Park.

-Wednesday, September 25th Financial Aid/FAFSA-FSA ID Night for Parents & Students 5 pm -7 pm in computer lab. Bring you Social Security Numbers!

-College Club, Thursday, Sept. 26th ASU will present.

-Saturday, Sept. 28th Hispanic/Latinx College Day at the U of A’s Student Union Memorial Center, Diamond Atrium 10 AM to 2:00 PM. RSVP- Registration is available at www.go.arizona.edu/hispanicday  

-College Club, Thursday, October 3rd Grand Canyon University will present.

 

 

-The library café is NOW OPEN.  Monday and Tuesday mornings.  Monday, Tuesday and Thursday after school in the East Library – Common Grounds.

 

-The RUHS Musical Theatre Club will have auditions for the show "Putnam County Spelling Bee" on Tuesday the Sept.17th beginning at 4:30 in the choir room. Be prepared to sing one great verse and chorus  rom any musical. Please bring a backing track with NO VOCALS or preferred, sheet music, we WILL have an accompanist. Callbacks will be the next day, Wednesday, at 3:30 in the choir room. Watch for the audition sign up sheet on the choir room door.

 

-Parents, juniors and seniors, Join the African American Student Services and take the first step toward supporting your student in pursing higher education. Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Palo Verde High School’s Family Resource Center in Room #23. There will be snacks and prizes. If interested register at http://bit.ly/AASSD-LingoBingo2

Monday, September 16thNorthern Arizona University’s Rep Azeret Martinez will be in Rincon’s College and Career Center from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. If you are interested in NAU, stop by and meet with him.

-Josten’s will be on campus for Rincon Seniors to order their caps and gowns on WED. SEPT. 11- in the morning to pass out pamphlets and on MON. SEPT. 30 – Order day - During Lunch. They will be on campus on Monday September 30 from 5-7 in the cafeteria to answer questions and take payments for caps & gowns.

 

-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. Faculty and staff members may pick theirs up in the finance office.

 

-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.

     

-The Rincon Yearbook picture make up day is Thursday, September 26th in the library. Do not get the two confused. Make your way to the library to be included in the book!

  

-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? We are OUT. IF you are interested in pre-ordering a shirt, see a senior StuCo member as we are getting a list together.


Ranger Weekly Update

September 8-14

 

It’s Homecoming Week! Please see the student announcements and encourage your student to dress up to support school spirit!

Parent Teacher Conferences: September 12th 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Join us in the cafeteria at 5:00 p.m. if you’d like to learn more about our Title 1 status and update Student Code of Conduct.

Early Release: September 13th School is out at 11:43 a.m.

 

FEDERAL IMPACT SURVEYS

Would you like your child to have better school equipment and textbooks? Would you like it if the federal government gave money to our schools to provide better educational tools?

Parents of school-aged children can make a difference by completing the Federal Survey Card, which will be sent home with students on September 11th, 2019 and must be returned by September 16th, 2019. The second period class with the highest percentage of Federal Survey Cards completed and returned on time will win a prize!

By completing this simple card, your child will have the opportunity to receive much needed supplies, equipment and services.

What do the survey cards determine?

The survey cards determine the number of federally-connected students in the public school system. Federally-connected students are those children whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) reside and/or work on federal property; children whose parents reside in federal low-rent housing, not including, Section 8 housing; and children whose parent(s) are a member of the uniformed services, but who reside off the military base, including children of foreign military officers.

Based on these criteria, data is collected from the survey cards and delivered to the federal Department of Education (DOE), which reimburses the Arizona DOE in impact aid for educating federally-connected students.

Impact aid is the only federal education program where the funds are sent directly to the school district.

Why should parents fill out the federal survey card?

Impact aid is used by the DOE in needed areas as determined by the locally-elected school board. Funds can be used for school programs, materials, equipment and supplies.

TUSD relies on federal impact aid as a significant part of the education budget, bringing in over 1 million dollars each year. By filling out and returning the survey cards, parents are helping our schools claim and benefit from their authorized share of federal support.

How can parents help?


Parents are encouraged to fill out and return surveys to schools promptly. Non-response could result in the loss of millions of dollars in federal funds that benefit both our military and local communities.

Every card that is not returned will result in lost revenues to Arizona classrooms statewide.

 

 

 

EVENTS THIS WEEK:

 

Monday: Girls Golf @ Crooked Tree 3 pm

Tuesday: Boys Golf @ Marana 3 pm

                 Girls Volleyball vs Cactus @ 4 pm

Wednesday: Girls Golf @ Dell Urich 3 pm

Thursday: Parent Teacher Conferences 4-6 pm

                   Title I Parent Meeting in Cafeteria 5:00 pm

                   Girls Volleyball vs Foothills 4 pm

                     Swim Meet @ Catalina 4 pm

                     Frosh Football @ Sunnyside 6 pm

Friday: Half Day Release at 11:43 am

             Homecoming Tailgate 4:30-6:30 pm

             Football vs Tanque Verde 7 pm

 

 

Traffic Update: See attached letter in Spanish and English from TPD. Also, please be reminded that the first two rows of the 5th Street North Parking Lot are reserved for staff members. Students will not be allowed to park in those rows and will be asked to move their vehicles.

 

Student Announcements:

RUHS Spirit Week is next week! (Sept 9-13)

Monday is Camouflage day

Tuesday is Twin day

Wednesday is Frat/Sorority day

Thursday is Disney day

and Friday is Whiteout!

 

Be sure to dress up and show your school spirit before the big game on Friday, September 13th!

-RUHS Library club first meeting on Thursday, Sep 5.  We’ll be meeting every Thursday after school in the library.  New members are welcome. 

-The library café is NOW OPEN.  Monday and Tuesday mornings.  Monday, Tuesday and Thursday after school in the East Library – Common Grounds.

-FIDM (The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, from LA, CA) will be in the Cafeteria on Wednesday, September 4th during 1st lunch. Stop by, gather information and win prizes.

-The Rincon College Club’s first meeting is this Thursday, September 5th, after school in the Computer Lab. Seniors if you want help with the whole college process, the College Club might be for you.

-Seniors- The deadline to sign up for the October 5th SAT is this Friday, September 6th. Now's a good time to consider taking the SAT. If you're interested in applying for early admission to colleges, you'll have your scores from the October 5th SAT back in time to meet deadlines. To get ready for test day, be sure to use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy®. Through this free, personalized practice plan, you can prepare for the SAT with ease and focus on the areas you need to improve. See Mrs. Bacal if you qualify for a Fee Waiver.

-Parents, juniors and seniors, Join the African American Student Services and take the first step toward supporting your student in pursing higher education. Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Palo Verde High School’s Family Resource Center in Room #23. There will be snacks and prizes. If interested register at http://bit.ly/AASSD-LingoBingo2

-Monday, September 16th, Northern Arizona University’s Rep Azeret Martinez will be in Rincon’s College and Career Center from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. If you are interested in NAU, stop by and meet with him.

-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 collegeapplicationresource@gmail.com or www.collegeapplicationsource.org or see Mrs. Bacal.

-Josten’s will be on campus for Rincon Seniors to order their caps and gowns on WED. SEPT. 11- in the morning to pass out pamphlets and on MON. SEPT. 30 – Order day - During Lunch. They will be on campus on Monday September 30 from 5-7 in the cafeteria to answer questions and take payments for caps & gowns.

-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 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.   

-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? We are OUT. IF you are interested in pre-ordering a shirt, see a senior StuCo member as we are getting a list together.






Rincon Weekly Update

September1-7

 

This Week

Monday: NO SCHOOL

Tuesday: SEQUENTIAL SCHEDULE- CLASSES START AT 8:00 a.m.

                 Girls Volleyball @ Cienega 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday: Girls Golf @ Cholla 3:00 p.m.

                         Girls Vollyeball vs Salpoint 4:00 p.m.

                         Cross Country @ Rincon 4:30 p.m.

Thursday: Boys Golf @ Buena 3:00 p.m.

                    Swim Meet @ Cholla 4:00 p.m.

                    Frosh Football @ Flowing Wells 6:00 p.m.

Friday: Girls Volleyball Tournament @ Sabino

              Cross Country @ Crooked Tree 4:00 p.m.

              Varsity Football @ Sunnyside 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: Homecoming Dance 7:00-10:00 p.m.

 

Save the Date

*Parent Teacher Conferences September 12th from 4-6 p.m.

*For any interested parents, there will be an informational meeting related to our Title I status and the updated Code of Conduct in the cafeteria at 5:00 p.m. If you’d like to learn more, please meet Rincon admin in the cafeteria.

 

**Homecoming: September 13th

                **Half day for students, release at 11:43 a.m.

 

Rincon Traffic

The RUHS admin met with a lieutenant from TPD to discuss the traffic concerns around Rincon during student drop-off and pick- up. TPD is aware of the issue and would like to partner with RUHS to create a flow of traffic plan that may help to keep traffic flowing more efficiently.

 

Please keep in mind, no plan that we create will work effectively if drivers continue to stop in the middle of traffic to let students out of the car. This not only holds up traffic, it creates a very unsafe situation for our pedestrians.

 

TPD plans to schedule future patrols of the area to continue enforcing traffic laws around the school to ensure the safety of our students. To avoid being ticketed, please make sure you are abiding by the laws.

 

Discussion Prompts for Your Family…

 

Promoting Fights

At Rincon, we are lucky to have a climate that is accepting and welcoming of students from all walks of life. Therefore, we do not have frequent acts of violence taking place on our campus. However, when we do, it is common for students to congregate because they want to watch. Often, when these students congregate, they pull out their phones to film, but don’t attempt to get help from an adult or to diffuse the situation.

 

We are working to instill in our students that this type of behavior actually promotes fighting. Many students would not fight if they felt that no one was going to watch.

 

Please have an open dialogue with your student related to this topic and discuss actions he/she could take to ensure that our campus is free of violence.

 

Lunchtime Garbage

Rincon has the first lunch of the day, which is great, because our students get to walk into a clean lunchroom to enjoy their meal. However, when lunch is over, that is not the case. Although custodians, security and administration roam the area during lunch, encouraging students to pick up their trash, the lunch area is often left a mess.

 

Our custodial and grounds crews work very hard to ensure that our campus is a clean, enjoyable space for students to be. However, this is difficult when we have so many students leaving lunch garbage and food on the tables and ground after lunch.

 

We ask that you speak with your student about having pride in the campus, understanding that our custodial and grounds crew, consisting of 8 men and women, is responsible for cleaning up after approximately 2700 students, staff, and faculty members. This is why it is essential for every member of the Rincon community to hold themselves accountable to picking up after themselves, especially after lunch.

 

Thank you for partnering with Rincon, to discuss these issues as a family.

 

Student Announcements

-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 collegeapplicationresource@gmail.com or www.collegeapplicationsource.org or see Mrs. Bacal.

-Rincon students: it’s time to vote for your favorite teacher of the month! Hop on our social media to cast your vote!

-Josten’s will be on campus for Rincon Seniors to order their caps and gowns on WED. SEPT. 11- in the morning to pass out pamphlets and on MON. SEPT. 30 – Order day - During Lunch. They will be on campus on Monday September 30 from 5-7 in the cafeteria to answer questions and take payments for caps & gowns.

-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. Faculty and staff members may pick theirs up in the finance office.

 

-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. There is assistance available to cover the deposit for students on free and reduced lunch. For further information, see Mrs. Bacal in the career center.

  

-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.

 

-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 five left.

 

College Culture

Every year we have a College Fall Tour on campus, where students get the chance to talk with College Reps from around Arizona and sometimes neighboring states. We usually have between 12 and 14 different Reps.

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. For students to register go to http://gotocollegefairs.com and receive a barcode. The College Rep can access the student’s information through the student’s barcode, which saves a lot time.

The Fall Tour will be on campus Monday, COLLEGE SHIRT MONDAY, September 9th for one hour during 5th period from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria. Let’s expose as many students as we can to this on-campus college information fair.

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