February 26, 2021
Note: The Head of Schools Search Survey for Christopher Torino, our third candidate, will close Sunday, February 28, at 6 PM. We ask everyone who attended an interview session to fill out the form and provide their thoughts regarding Christopher and our schools.
Greetings Husky Families,

As COVID-19 numbers continue to decline, we are being allowed to reduce some of the restrictions that we have been under since last March. One area seeing positive changes is athletics. For the first time, students are able to engage in two cohorts at one time, and we hope this allows more of our students to participate in conditioning and athletic activity as detailed below. Look forward to continued updates, and if there are any questions regarding the specifics of these offerings, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Athletic Director, Harvey Kitani (Hkitani@rollinghillsprep.org) or Assistant Athletic Director, Lance Hollandsworth (LHollandsworth@rollinghillsprep.org). 

Please note: the following information is also located on the "Announcements and Events" page of our website under the "Community" tab.

Soccer
New and returning boys and girls soccer players will begin practice on March 3 and 5 from 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM. Players interested should bring cleats, shin guards, and athletic attire.

Football
A potential football season looks promising with an opponent lined up for Saturday, March 13. It is not too late to join! Football practice is currently scheduled Monday - Friday from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM. If you have any questions regarding the football program, you can contact the head football coach Dan Spahr (rhpfootball2002@gmail.com) or assistant football coach Lance Hollandsworth.

Cheer
The cheer team has been meeting and practicing for months in preparation for the coming athletic events. Congrats to Bobbi Spahr and the cheerleaders and we hope to see them at competitions in the coming weeks.

Baseball and Softball
These two spring sports are approved to begin practices in March. Interested students should email the athletic office with their name, grade, and sport of interest so they can be provided with news and updates on the season’s status.

Surfing and Golf
We are gathering names of interested students for the golf and surf teams. There will be more information to come on a prospective season. Again, interested students should email the athletic office with their name, grade, and sport of interest so they can be provided with news and updates.

Sailing
US sailing is tentatively scheduled to begin in mid to late March. Regattas will be scheduled for April and May. Practices will take place at King Harbor Yacht Club (KHYC) in Redondo Beach. Those interested can reach out to Debbie Murad at dmuradmsw@aol.com and she will keep them updated with the next steps.


Protocols and policies as mandated by the Los Angeles Department of Health and will need to be adhered to at all times. Prior to any athletic practice or competition, students must complete an athletic physical and submit an emergency form. These forms can be copied and sent to coach Hollandsworth in the athletic department.

In other athletic news, we are thrilled to announce Clarice Akunwafo’s selection as a McDonald’s All American. This prestigious award is given to a few of the nation’s top basketball players, and we are excited to see Clarice’s talents and character recognized! 

Now more than ever, Go Huskies!!

David
Head of Schools

Pictured Above: To give prospective players a little bit of inspiration, this was a photo from the 2019-2020 football season.
Lunch with The Director of Renaissance - 3/9
Jennifer Stroud, Director of Renaissance School, is hosting a meeting with Renaissance parents on Tuesday, March 9, from 12:00 - 1:00 PM to get together, have discussions, and answer any questions. A year into the pandemic has put strains on all of us, let's take this opportunity to connect. This is also an opportunity for Renaissance parents to come together and support each other. 

All Renaissance School parents will receive a Zoom invite on March 9 at 11:00 AM prior to the event.
Things To Know - Read This Section Every Week!
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.
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.
International Week Recipes and Videos: Click the "Announcements and Events Details" button below to access our community recipe book Global Kitchen: No Passport Required and international videos submitted by our community.
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Parent Resources for Student Wellness
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