December 4, 2020
Report cards will not be mailed out for Trimester 1 due to COVID-19 related office closures. Please access your child's grades on BlackBaud.

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Greetings Husky Family,

I hope this finds you all safe and well as we navigate our way through more difficult times in Los Angeles County. Our students began Trimester II this week with energy and resilience, and I remain incredibly proud of them. Thank you so much for your participation and feedback after the parent conferences before the break. It was great to hear so many of you were appreciative of the unique process this year.

Speaking of feedback, please join us for a Parent Town Hall at 6 pm on December 9, where I will provide a brief state of the school, updates on conversations around our return to campus, and an overview of an upcoming survey on the recent schedule changes. Most importantly, it will be a chance for you to ask questions of our administration and the initiatives and programs that we continue to implement.

Over the weeks between the holidays, members of the administrative team are reaching out to all our families to connect. We are focusing on getting feedback from you on how you and your family are faring, and whether there are actions that we can take as a school to support you and our students in the months ahead. Don’t worry if you see a call from a dean or a director or a head of school- it doesn’t mean your child is in trouble!

Lastly, thank you for your continued input on our Head of School search. The search process is moving along steadily and your input is tremendously valuable. Look for continued updates in the weeks ahead about next steps.

I wish you all a very warm and restorative holiday season, and look forward to seeing your faces on Wednesday.

 
David
Head of Schools
Pictured Above: Performances for Council For Change, an original musical delving into and shedding light on some of the most important issues of our time, will take place on December 10 and 11. Performers selected topics, wrote scenes and sing songs that connect with their theme. Tech crew designed the production and the gift packets that will be mailed home to all who reserve by December 4. Poster by Maria Galvan '21.

Tickets must be reserved in advance and can be acquired by clicking the button below.
Morning Meeting Link - Monday, December 7
We will be meeting as an entire school via Zoom on Monday, December 7 at 8:00 AM. A link to the Zoom meeting can be accessed below and a reminder e-mail will be sent that morning to all students. Please note, these meetings will use a different Zoom link each week.

Additionally, to ensure security of our meetings, students and employees must use their google sign-on to access this meeting or else they will not be allowed in.
Support Our Schools by Shopping on Amazon
The Amazon Associates program have proven each year to be the largest single source of funds raised for the Parents Association! With your help, the PA receives up to 7% of all purchases. This program is safe and confidential and purchase history is neither shared nor visible. Please join us in taking advantage of the great program, and encourage everyone in your family to do so as well. Together, we can beat last year's goal, enabling us to provide the much-appreciated support of school activities, enrichment programs, and Parents Association gifts to the school.

Click the button below to access our Amazon Associates web page and use the Amazon Associates search bar to have your purchases count toward our fundraising goals. You may also bookmark the page for future use or access it by visiting the "Amazon" page under the "Community" tab of our website.
Things To Know - Read This Section Every Week!
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
Picture Day Makeup Photos - 12/9: There will be a Make-Up Picture Day on Wednesday, December 9 from 2:45-4:00. If you are unable to come to school, we would still really like to have you get your photo taken. There is an opportunity to participate in a zoom picture with the photographer if the make-up picture day does not work for you. Please reach out to Jeff Peterson jpeterson@renaissancesas.org or the photographer, Karen Wilson karen@jwpartypictures.com with any questions or for more information. 
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, 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 approaching! - Purchase your 2020-2021 Yearbook and Yearbook Ads: The time has come to order your yearbook and the yearbook ad purchasing deadline has been extendended 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 - 12/11 & 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.
Town Hall - 12/9: We will be hosting a Town Hall with David Maher on December 9 at 6:00 PM. Zoom invites will be sent to families next week.
Purchase Tickets for Council For Change - 12/10 & 12/11: Tickets are now available for our school production, Council For Change, with virtual performances taking place on December 10 and 11. Please scroll up to the Council for Change section under David's letter or click the "Announcements and Events Details" below to purchase tickets or access more information.
R&R Speaker Series: Pandemic Brain
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:


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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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