James S. Rickards High School

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  • Attention Parents & Guardians,

     

    The Leon County Schools’ Title I Office is administering the Family Engagement Survey for Spring 2021. The survey allows our school and the district’s Title I Office to understand the aspects of the parent/family and school relationship. Parents/guardians are given the opportunity to complete the Family Engagement Survey. The information gathered will be used to guide continual improvement within our Title I schools to better serve our students and their families.

     

    The survey administration period is Thursday, April 8, 2021 through Friday, May 28, 2021

      

     

    The Family Engagement Survey is available online and by paper in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Swahili. Parents/guardians are able to select their language preference by clicking on the appropriate link:

     

    English: https://www.papersurvey.io/s/titlei_familysurvey_spr21_eng    

     

    Spanish: https://www.papersurvey.io/s/titlei_familysurvey_spr21_spa  

     

    Creole: https://www.papersurvey.io/s/titlei_familysurvey_spr21_ht      

     

    Swahili: https://www.papersurvey.io/s/titlei_familysurvey_spr21_swa    

     

    Douglas Cook,

    Principal

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  • IB Senior and Co-Valedictorian Named 2021 US Presidential Scholar

    Rohan Davidi not only swept up awards at the local Best and Brightest competition, he has been named Presidential Scholar!  This outstanding young man is one of only 161 students across the entire United States to receive this award from the United States Department of Education.  Follow the link below to read more about our JSRHS Presidential Scholar.

    https://www.wctv.tv/2021/05/13/rickards-high-student-named-2021-us-presidential-scholar/


    Congratulations to Our Best and Brightest Award Winners!

    Our Class of 2021 represented James S. Rickards High School quite well in this year’s Best and Brightest Awards competition.  We are proud of our students’ accomplishments!  Please note the various winners from our school in the lists below:

     

    District Level Winners

    Athletics:  Terrance McPherson – District Winner ($1500)

    Business:  Sabrina Zheng – Honorable Mention ($500)

    Career Technical:  Sina Mollaei – District Winner ($1500)

    Mathematics:  Rohan Davidi – District Winner ($1500)

    Technology:  Tansuri Mandapati – District Winner ($1500)

     

    Spirit of the Best and Brightest: Rohan Davidi – Overall Winner ($2500)

     

    Schoolwide Level Winners

    Art:  Abigail Erefah ($100)

    Drama & Performing Arts: Jayla Harper ($100)

    English & Language Arts:  Aniketh Mukhirala ($100)

    Journalism & Media Production:  Laasya Moparthy ($100)

    Music:  Nia Olgetree ($100)

    Public Speaking:  Curtisa Brown ($100)

    Science & Health:  Sabrina Hu ($100)

    Social Science:  Ariauna Range ($100)

    World Language:  Elizabeth Arney ($100)


    TESTING ANNOUNCEMENT

     

    Algebra1 EOC
    May 17 and 18
     This test is a graduation requirement
     This is a 2-day / 2 – session test
     BM students will report to testing location at 7:30am
     DA students will report to testing location at 8:00am
     Student testing groups will be placed on CANVAS
     Students normally finish around 10:30 – 10:45am
     Students are to park near the tennis court
     Students can be dropped off at Parent Pickup

     

    Algebra 1 Make-up date : May 24

    Geometry EOC
    May 19 and 20
     This is a 2-day /2-session test
     BM students will report to testing location at 7:30am
     DA students will report to testing location at 8:00am
     Student testing groups will be placed on CANVAS
     Students normally finish around 10:30 – 10:45am
     Students are to park near the tennis court
     Students can be dropped at Parent Pickup


    Geometry Make-up date : May 24
    Bring your Chrome Book fully charged for FSA and EOC Testing!4.


    Cash for College Campaign

    Getting ready for college can be overwhelming, to say the least.2020 and 2021 graduates, we're here to make life a little easier for you and help you make a little money while you're at it.

    The ASPIRE Capital Region team, along with community partners, is hosting a free event to walk you through the FAFSA process, step-by-step. Financial aid experts will be online to answer any of your questions and set you up for success.

    All Completed FAFSA applications will be entered to win a $25 gift card.

    To register, visit http://bit.ly/cash4collegetlh21

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    Summer Driver's Education

    Rickards High School will be offering Driver Education this Summer
    ***This course will take place on Rickards High School campus which is located at 3013 Jim Lee Road Tallahassee, FL 32301***

    Driver's Education Application


    Hello AP Parents and Students:

     

    In-person AP Exams will be held on the campus of TCC in the English building. Please see attached AP Exam Schedule. If you have any questions/concerns, feel free to email Dr. McNeil at mcneila@leonschools.net.


    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    The Leon County Schools’ Title I Office is administering the Family Engagement Survey for Spring 2021. The survey allows our school and the district’s Title I Office to understand the aspects of the parent/family and school relationship. Parents/guardians are given the opportunity to complete the Family Engagement Survey. The information gathered will be used to guide continual improvement within our Title I schools to better serve our students and their families.

     

    The survey administration period is Thursday, April 8, 2021 through Friday, May 28, 2021

    The Family Engagement Survey is available online and by paper in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Swahili. Parents/guardians are able to select their language preference by clicking on the appropriate link:

    English: https://www.papersurvey.io/s/titlei_familysurvey_spr21_eng    

    Spanish: https://www.papersurvey.io/s/titlei_familysurvey_spr21_spa  

    Creole: https://www.papersurvey.io/s/titlei_familysurvey_spr21_ht      

    Swahili: https://www.papersurvey.io/s/titlei_familysurvey_spr21_swa    


    ESE PARENT SURVEY

    The Florida Department of Education is working with school districts to gather information on how well parents think their child's school is partnering with parents of students with disabilities, and would like to include your input. Your responses will help guide efforts to improve services and results for children and families. This survey is for parents of students with individual educational plans (IEP) receiving special education services during the 2020-21 school year. All information provided will remain confidential.ESE PARENT SURVEY

     

    The survey window opens on February 1, 2021 and closes on May 31, 2021.

    Click the following link to access the survey:

    https://www.esesurvey.com/altlogin.php


     SATURDAY HYBRID ACADEMIC CAMPS 

    James S. Rickards High School will be hosting Saturday Hybrid Academic Camps to provide students with additional assistance with the upcoming May 2021 assessments. The camps will be operated by JSRHS certified teachers from 8 am to Noon. The camp is free of charge and is open to all James S. Rickards High School students. These camps have shown that study sessions make a significant contribution in helping students review and pass standardized assessments.

    To register: Click the link below

    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=2yopaSqnN0WqJNZ6b1ZCvGyqyOa3_KxJgkF1eoW 5PrVUMkxNS0pQRFFSUEY1OUhWWDlERVBQWUhDUi4u

    To join Zoom sessions Join Zoom Meeting

    https://leonschools-net.zoom.us/j/96381571366?pwd=b0ZXQTcyR3lYWjFFTXZIekRLT0hyQT09

    Meeting ID: 963 8157 1366

    Passcode: 055842

    (If you have questions regarding study sessions for a particular class, please speak with your student’s teacher)


    MASK MANDATE

    The school board has recently updated the mask policy to state that no gaiters, bandanas, or scarves may be used as masks.  Also, a doctor’s note or 504 plan will not suffice for a mask exemption.  Any mask exemption must be a part of an on-file health plan.  You may contact Terri Anderson (andersont@leonschools.net) for more information regarding a mask exemption.


     

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