January 29, 2021
Dear Huskies, 

As we end an eventful January, we have every reason to be optimistic about the months ahead. COVID-19 numbers have taken a significant downturn, and a number of our students will be returning to campus next week for academics, athletics, and afternoon activities. It’s also the time when we begin to think of next fall and the 2021-22 school year. 

For all our returning families, contracts will be issued on Monday, February 1, and February 19 for those seeking financial assistance. Each set of contracts has a corresponding due date which will be clearly stated. We sincerely appreciate your returning the contracts in a timely manner so we are able to plan effectively for our staffing needs next year. 

For RHP and Renaissance parents, the time has come to begin building your child’s course schedule for the 2021-2022 school year. You are invited to participate in the process with your child, their advisor, learning specialist (where applicable), and other relevant stakeholders.

Please review the grade-level course requirements and offerings in the Rolling Hills Prep and Renaissance Schools Middle and Upper School Curriculum Guide for 2021-2022 and discuss the course options with your child. Feel free to contact advisors, learning specialists, current teachers, program coordinators, and/or division heads if you have questions about which courses would be best for your child. 
Students should submit their wish list forms by Sunday, February 6. The submitted course requests will then be reviewed by subject-area faculty, advisors, and learning specialists (where applicable) and will be approved if eligibility is confirmed by teachers and administration.  

Once course lists for each student are finalized, student schedules will be drafted and shared with students before the end of the current school year. 

Thank you for your commitment and attention to this process and to All Things Husky!
Head of Schools

Pictured Above: Spreading Husky Cheer and Pride! Join us to celebrate Spirit Week beginning Monday, February 1! We can’t wait to see you all. Send pictures to communications@rollinghillsprep.org to be entered to win a $25 Door Dash Gift Card for best Spirit Week Pictures. REACH students lookout for your spirit week coming next month! Go Huskies!
International Week 2021
Please join us as we celebrate International Day in a new and different way this year. Each year, many of us look forward to seeing the bright colors of a multitude of country flags as they grace the front lawns of our campus, signaling the start of International Week. While we will not be pulling up to that beautiful sight as we start our week, we will be adding a few new traditions to the mix, along with our crowd favorite, International Week Coffee House.

Our Music Director, Mr. Rancont, will be working with student performers to bring an international twist to what they perform for Coffee House, while also looking for students to share an aspect of their cultural heritage with the group, such as an artifact, clothing, symbol or story. Please contact Mr. Rancont at TRancont@rollinghillsprep.org if you would like to discuss a performance or heritage moment that you’d like to share during Coffee House. Look for more details in your weekly advisory letter.

Additionally, the Parent Association will be accepting family recipes to be included in an International Recipe Book for all to enjoy. More information regarding submitting heritage recipes will come to you through your grade level parent over the next weeks.

Students, keep your eye on the mail in the coming week for a special surprise!
Things To Know - Read This Section Every Week!
After-School Activity Signup: We are happy to announce that we will soon offer social-emotional and academic opportunities for students to connect on campus after school. These programs are built around specific survey feedback from both parents and students that desired more opportunities for students to interact with their peers. After-school activities will engage students in groups of 14 or less, be hosted outdoors, and follow all COVID-19 safety protocols. Please click the "Announcements and Events Details" button below for more information.
Schedule of Fees for 2021-2022: The schedule of fees for the 2021-2022 school year are now available on our website on the Tuition and Financial Assistance Page under the Admissions tab. You may also access the document by clicking the "Announcements and Events Details" button below.
Summer Course Offerings: Enrollment is open for Summer 2021 at Rolling Hills Prep & Renaissance. Students may enroll in Geometry, Biology, or Gov/Econ with pre-approval granted by their current subject teacher and learning specialist (if applicable). These courses are 5-week, condensed courses that cover the same material covered during the school year. Students and families are encouraged to consult with their teachers, learning specialists, and college counselor to determine if taking a summer course is appropriate. Please click the "Announcements and Events Details" button below to access the registration form and additional information.
Athletic Signups: The athletic department is currently looking for potential athletes interested in joining the following programs: soccer (boys and girls), baseball, softball, and girls' basketball. If you're interested or have any questions, please contact Coach Hollandsworth at Lhollandsworth@rollinghillsprep.org
NAIS SDLC Recap Videos: Several RHP and Renaissance students attended the NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference and worked with faculty advisor and co-DEI coordinator, Matt Blanchette, to create a thoughtful reflection video about their experience at the conference. Additionally, there's a shorter-length "trailer video" that can be viewed as well. Please click the "Announcement and Events Details" button below to access those video links.
R&R Speaker Series: Dr. Karen Wilson - 2/10: On February 10 at 4:00 PM, Dr. Karen Wilson will present "Social and Emotional Factors that Influence Academic Performance: What You Can Do To Help." This session will explore the effects of social-emotional factors in conjunction with academic performance. More information and registration links can be found by clicking the "Announcements and Event Details" button below.
Admissions Referrals - Admission Chat Series: Throughout the month of February, our admission team will be hosting a series of interactive chats for prospective families with a different focus for each event. Feel free to share this information with friends and family members who may be interested in our schools. Interested families can visit RollingHillsPrep.org/visit for more information and graphics have been added on both Facebook and Instagram if you would like to share them with your network.
Senior Speeches
Cooper Esquibel

"Right now we are living in a time of unprecedented chaos, but I rarely hear people discuss how out of our hands most of it is. I say we move forward with what we can do and choose optimism."
Xinyu (Katherine) Gong

"The bond between Cement and I grew stronger. She seemed to recognize the hard work to care for her and she grew even closer to me. Every day when she climbs up to my bed and lays next to me and I watch her quietly fall asleep, that is the moment when all my stress and tiredness fly away."
R&R Speaker Series
Admission Referrals: Chat Event Series
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Parent Resources for Student Wellness
Rolling Hills Prep and Renaissance Schools proudly partner with South Bay Families Connected, an organization dedicated to providing meaningful social-emotional wellness resources for parents and students. Additionally, our schools have a dedicated Families Connected page for our communities that can be accessed by clicking the button below.
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