RHS Newsletter 8/21

RHS Newsletter

August 21, 2017

The start of another school year begins TOMORROW.  I hope you all had a wonderful summer!

There are a few important items to note below as we prepare for the first day of school. 

First day of School: First period begins at 8:00 and the school day ends at 3:30. The bell schedule is available on the RHS webpage.  Students should bring something to write with and a notebook/spiral to take notes. Summer reading projects are due Friday, August 25th but students will begin discussions/assignments of the reading Tuesday!

Nurse / Medicine: If your student will require any medication (over the counter/prescription) during the school hours the parent/guardian is required to sign in the medication to the school nurse. Prescription medication must have the pharmacy label intact and legible.

Schedules: Students will be able to enter the building at 7:30. All students will receive a copy of their schedule (on white paper) in the Rotunda before first period. The last day to request a schedule change is Friday, August 25th.

Buses, Parking, and Safety:

  • The bus routes are available on the RISD Webpage.
  • Parking permits for the high school are available in the front office; students need to bring a copy of their insurance, valid driver’s license, license plate number, and $5.00 to the front office before August 25th.
  • Please be careful when driving through the neighborhoods as students return back to school.  We will have many students walking and riding their bikes to schools this year.

See you tomorrow! We are looking forward to a great year at Rockdale High School!

Tiffany Commerford


*Dual Credit Information: Classes begin Monday, August 28th and the bus will leave from the front parking lot promptly at 7:20am. All Temple College students will need to sign up for the GroupMe reminder with Mrs. Windham. We will have a mandatory Temple College student meeting Friday, August 25th at 9:00am in the library. If you have questions about purchasing your textbooks please contact Mrs. Windham ASAP KWindham@rockdaleisd.net

Senior Brag Ads: The Yearbook Staff is currently selling Senior “Brag” Ad space in our 2017-2018 Yearbook. Buying an ad for your senior is a wonderful opportunity to forever document the pride you have for your child, as well as the hopes and dreams you have for their future. Senior Brag Ad contract. Contact GLWalker@rockdaleisd.net

School Supplies: At high school each student could have an individual schedule so the school supply list you are used to from their younger years is hard to share because the supplies they need will depend on their class choice. Students will receive information about supplies the first day of school and will have a week to get them. We suggest students bring a spiral and something to write with the first day of school. All students will need: 2 or 3 inch binder, dividers, pencil pouch, notebook paper, and blue or black pens, and highlighters.

Support Shirts: spirit shirts supporting Project Graduation are for sale in the front office or with a senior for $15.00. The last day to order is August 31st.

Volunteer / Service Hours: If your student is trying to get a head start on volunteer hours for the 2017-2018 school year we have a list of activities posted in the office that they can do on campus before school starts.

*New Information


8/22   First Day of School 8:00-3:30

           VBall @ Gateway

8/23   Little River Clinic @ RHS – AM

          Class Meetings

8/24   FBall Scrimmage v. Mexia

          VBall Tournament @ RHS

8/25   Last Day for Schedule Changes

          VBall Tournament @ RHS

8/26   SAT Exam @ Rockdale