December 18, 2020
Note: Due to current circumstances surrounding COVID, all learning will be virtual from January 4 to January 15.
Dear Husky Community,

It is with the utmost sincerity that all of us here at Rolling Hills Prep, Renaissance, and REACH schools wish you and your families the very best of holidays. We look forward to bright days ahead as 2021 hopefully sees us return to normalcy for our students and faculty. Although we have pivoted to distance learning while maintaining a relentless focus on Sound Character, Healthy Bodies, Creative Spirits and Disciplined Minds, we all look forward to campus-based learning when the time arrives.

For the cohorts that were on campus before the Thanksgiving Break, we are delaying their return until January 19 after the long holiday weekend. In addition to having students getting academic support, we are also organizing activities for afternoon sessions that will be announced upon our return in January which include sports (including team practices), games, the arts, STEM, and even senior tiles. Unfortunately, due to the Department of Health regulations, students will be restricted to ONE cohort. Look for sign-up information during the week of January 4. All of these initiatives, of course, are contingent upon our ability to provide them with an absolute minimum of risk to those involved.

Until January, we thank you for your ongoing support and the partnership we share in raising your children. Have a peaceful holiday season,
 
David
Head of Schools
Support Our Schools by Shopping on Amazon
‘Tis the season for online shopping, fa, la, la, la, la – you know the rest! Whether shopping for holiday gifts, groceries, or other essentials, please consider using our Amazon Associates program to help raise funds for the Parent Association and our schools! With your help, the PA receives up to 7% of all purchases. It’s safe, confidential and purchase history is neither shared nor visible. All you need to do is shop ‘til you drop using our dedicated search bar, and encourage everyone in your family to do the same!

Here are three ways to reach our Amazon Associates page and dedicated search bar:
1.   Click the button below that says Amazon Associates Page
2.   Visit our website, click on the Community tab, and Amazon
3.   Bookmark the page for future use

That’s it! Let’s beat last year’s numbers by simply using our dedicated search bar when we shop on Amazon! Every little bit makes a difference!
Things To Know - Read This Section Every Week!
PLEASE READ - Important College Counseling Information for the Class of 2022: Please click the "Announcements and Events Details" button at the bottom of this section to read an important message from Ms. Dyment regarding the college counseling process and activities.
Student Family School Directory: The Student Family Directory is live in your Blackbaud account. You can view the directory by logging into your Blackbaud account. Tabs are located across the top of the page (Resources, News, Calendar and Directories). If you click on the Directory tab, a drop-down menu will appear and you can access the Student Family Directory. If you have any questions or problems, please contact jhoffman@rollinghillsprep.org.  
Picture Day Photos Available on JW Photography's website: Student pictures from November 14 picture day have been posted to JW Photography’s website. Website address and student’s personal shoot key information is on the top of the white card that students received on picture day. If you have not placed an order you may do so on-line. If you placed an order you may view the image on-line, please do not reorder.
Any photo questions or if need your student’s personal shoot key, please contact JW Photography, karen@jwpartypictures.com or (310)640-7212
Parent Book Club - 1/12: In collaboration with the Parent Association, the Parent Book Club will meet on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 to connect and share insights from You’re Ruining My Life: Surviving the Teenage Years with Connected Parenting, by Jennifer Kolari, MSW, RSW. If you’d like to participate, please click the "Announcements and Events Details" button below for more information.
Early bird deadline SUNDAY! - Purchase your 2020-2021 Yearbook and Yearbook Ads: The time has come to order your yearbook and the yearbook ad purchasing deadline has been extended to December 20. This year students will not automatically get a yearbook at the end of the year. The book must be ordered through our printer’s website. We are being offered an early bird special of $90 per book if you order now. But this special will only last until December 20 so make sure you order today. Please click the "Announcements and Events Details" button at the bottom of this section to access more information and to order your yearbook.
Admission Discover Day Referrals - 1/8: Word-of-mouth referrals are a significant component to admissions for independent schools and we deeply appreciate any referrals provided by our community. Please scroll to the "Admission Discover Day Referrals" section lower in this letter or click the "Announcements and Events Details" button below for more information.
Senior Speeches
Kennedy Cordts

"Now, I finally feel like I have a voice and a sense of belonging. I’m able to make friends much more easily, and I don’t feel embarrassed or scared to ask for help from my teachers anymore. I’m a much happier and confident person than I was when I first came to RHP. That change started with me, but it was the support of my teachers and my friends that encouraged me to keep pushing forward."
Admission Discover Days Referrals
Word-of-mouth referrals are a significant component to admissions for independent schools and we deeply appreciate any referrals provided by our community. We will be offering several admission-oriented "Discover Days" and virtual tours in the coming months and we would greatly appreciate it if you passed the word along within your network of family and friends. The above image can be copied and shared privately, on social media, or any other capacity you deem appropriate. Additionally, interested families may also view or RSVP for the available Discover Day and tour dates by accessing the web address below:


Support our schools with a gift to The Husky Fund!
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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