March 14 is now an instructional day for students instead of a teacher workday; schools will be in session as usual.
We are aware that parents have expressed concern regarding testing. The makeup plan therefore includes five additional days for CRCT preparation. The CRCT testing window for elementary and middle school students now begins April 22. Additionally, district leaders are exploring ways for schools to provide students with additional academic support after school, and digital resources aligned to the curriculum are also being developed for students. Updates will be provided to parents as plans are finalized.
Spring break remains unchanged and is scheduled for April 7-11. High school graduation dates are not impacted and the last day of school will be May 23.
Thank you for your partnership as we work together to support our students
The Interact Club will host two Hat Days on Friday, February 28th and Friday, March 7th! Wear your favorite hat for $1.00 a day! We are raising money for the "Pennies for Patients" campaign to help children with leukemia. Join in this activity and help save lives. Donations can be made in the main office and Ms. Singh or Ms. Legros will be in the cafeteria collecting donations.
Please Join RHS Students Services on lease Saturday, March 1 for a FAFSA Financial Aid Workshop in Conjunction with College Goal Georgia. Location: RHS Media CenterTime: 9am-1pm (drop in anytime)
Students, should you take the SAT or ACT? Find out by taking the PRA! Independence is offering the PRA exam on Saturday, February 22nd from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The PRA is a test created by The Princeton Review to expose you to both the SAT and ACT. If you are interested in participating, please visit: www.princetonreview.com → click on the college tab → look under free practice test (follow the prompts to find the PRA) or you may see Ms. Burrell or Ms. Ellis. The registration deadline is February 20th.
Graduate Early? Yes You Can! Independence offers you that opportunity.
For information on applying to Independence HS, please review the requirements.
Four Quick Tips to Help You Help Your Teen Succeed
No matter what grade your high schooler is in, it's never too early to start planning for college. Even ninth graders can get a head start on this process. Keep you and your teenager on tract by following the College Preparation Timeline.
Students of Military Families:
To better serve the students of military families, the Georgia Department of Education has created a Military Families webpage that has links to essential information for families and schools about the Interstate Compact on Education Opportunity for Military Children and services for military families.
Students, if you are a military family, please visit the link below for more information.
Please support our Partner in Education: The American Kidney Fund. A Donation Box is located at the entrance to the Professional Learning side of our building on Milton Ave. Donations may be made at any time. Clothes, shoes and toys may be donated, and 100% of the items collected are sold or recycled to raise money for the American Kidney Fund. A pick up is made weekly. We appreciate any support you may be able to provide them.
Media Center News
Students, are you looking for a quiet place to read, study, or complete assignments during the lunch period? The Media Center is now open to a limited number of students during lunch. The following rules apply:
- Students must sign in and stay the entire lunch period.
- No food or drinks are allowed.
- The Media Center will be a quiet place for reading and working on assignments.
- The number of students is limited to 25--first come/first served.
Job and Scholarship Opportunities for Students: See Announcements
Federal Student Aid: A Georgia Department of Education website for Federal financial aid for college.
Youth Apprenticeship Program (YAP)
*Juniors and Seniors Only
*Earn additional high school credit
*Opportunities for quality jobs and leadership development
*Potential contacts for employers and post-secondary education
* Must work 10-15 hours per week
*Self-confidence from success at school and work
*Helps to develop workplace responsibility, positive attitudes and habits
*Opportunity to add work experience to your resume
*See school counselor for additional information