February 5, 2021
Greetings Husky Families,
 
As you heard last week, we are excited to be able to offer opportunities for students to connect on campus after school beginning Monday, February 8. These after-school activities will take place from 3:30 to 5:00 PM on various days throughout the week and will engage students in groups of 14 or fewer. All will be hosted outdoors and follow all COVID-19 safety protocols. Course signs-ups and prioritization will be offered on a first-come-first-serve basis, although students will be allowed to join in the weeks ahead if there is space. Please understand that the information that you submit is only a request and that you will only be approved to take a course once eligibility is confirmed by teachers and administration and the requests are approved by parents.  
 
Important Rules To Consider:
  • According to Los Angeles Department of Health regulations, students currently are allowed to join only one cohort for safety reasons. We hope that with the current downturn in COVID-19 cases, this constraint will be lifted in the weeks ahead
  • If a student is already involved in an academic or athletic cohort on campus they may not participate in an after-school cohort activity
  • Students will need to regularly provide proof of negative COVID-19 tests
  • Students may switch cohorts only if they commit to a 14-day quarantine period
  • Students must provide a negative COVID-19 test before beginning any activity

Click the buttons below to access the detailed course descriptions and the after school activity wishlist form.
Next week, we celebrate International Week and while it may look different this year, we remain committed to honoring our diverse community throughout the week. Join us for a very special Coffee House on Wednesday with members of the community taking us on tours from around the world! 

Lastly, fifteen of our upper school students were recently recognized with a total of twenty-three awards by the regional Scholastic Art and Writing Competition! The Gold Key winners' art goes on to compete at a national level for a chance to win scholarships and be exhibited in New York.
 
David
Head of Schools

Pictured Above: Upper school students across the visual arts were honored with five Honorable Mentions, ten Silver Key, and eight Gold Key awards. Winners were in drawing, photography, and digital design. Gold Key winners' art will go on to compete at the national level for a chance to win scholarships and be exhibited in New York. Congratulations to all our amazing arts students!

Please click the button below to access the full list of artists and awards
Featured Artwork: Ashlyn L. - "Four O'Clocks" (Left); Tom B. - "The Colored Reflection" (Right Upper); David S. - "Shadows" (Right Lower)
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.
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
Sana Asifriyaz

"So until you can confidently assert that you, in all your existence, are whole, it only stings to suppress your starvation. Instead, accept hunger--both yours’ and others’-- and honor it."
Maja Braslow

"In order to conquer these problems and feel better, I write poetry. It allows me to think and gather my thoughts. It allows me to put my emotions into writing. Without poetry, I would be stuck with my thoughts and I would not be able to move on."
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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