August 21, 2020
Important: We are excited about moving to Blackbaud school management software for the coming year, including “Smart Tuition”. Students, faculty, and parents will have greater access and a smoother experience for all our learning management and enrollment support needs. If you have not logged on yet, please do so that we may keep you fully updated in the year ahead. A welcome letter and tuition statement will be mailed to you from Blackbaud by August 20, 2020. The letter will provide instructions to schedule your payment with Smart Tuition.

If you require assistance enrolling in either system you may contact:
Welcome to The New Husky School Year!
 
It’s great to be back this week for faculty meetings - virtually anyway- after an eventful summer for all of us. Next Thursday morning, new and returning students will be greeted together in our 2020-21 Kick-Off Morning Meeting, and the annual “banging of the tam-tam” will get it all rolling. One of our enduring traditions is to assemble together as a school community to start the day and the year. This year is no exception, and we’ll proceed from there through two packed days of classes, advisory time, activities, and a great deal of orientation for everyone.

In order to make sure students are prepared for the first weeks of school, we have assembled materials packets to be distributed on Saturday and Sunday. More information can be found HERE (this is a link to last week's Friday Letter with instructions) about the process for families to follow as they pick up boxes.

Thanks to all of you who have joined us for virtual Town Halls this summer. Whether your child is new or returning, middle or upper school, RHP, Renaissance, or REACH, we have enjoyed sharing our ideas and initiatives and hearing your questions and comments during these important times for our Husky Community. The faculty meetings this week have focused on our new and much improved learning management system, Blackbaud, and Distance Learning strategies and best practices to keep students engaged, successful, and enthusiastic about learning. The RHP and Ren Academic Distance Learning Policies and Procedures will help you partner with us to ensure a successful on-line academic experience in the time ahead. 
 
We are excited about our upcoming Back to School Night and Grade Level Parent Gatherings, all virtual this year but all still packed with information and updates on your child’s experience in the year ahead, in and out of the classroom. In the meantime, check out our Back-To-School Info page by clicking the button below for details on the first days of school, important dates and community information. This page is also accessible under the "Community Tab" of our website.
Welcome again to the 2020-21 School Year- it’s going to be an exciting one!
 
Wishing you health and wellness,


David

Pictured Above: Our faculty met this past week to reconnect and get ready for the beginning of the school year!
Things To Know
Back-to-School Info: Due to the larger volume of information that needs to be published this week, we encourage all parents and students to visit the "Back-to-School Info" page on our website by clicking the associated button below. Please note that this page is also accessible under the "Community" tab of our website. Much of this information will be available on the "Announcements and Events" page of our website as well.
Zoom Meeting for The First Day of School: We will be meeting as an entire school via Zoom on Thursday, August 27 at 8:00 AM. A link to the Zoom meeting can be accessed below and reminder e-mails will be sent next week.
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.
Support The Husky Fund
Our schools rely on the generosity of our community to fund our staffing, programming, financial aid, and facilities. Additionally, community support and participation is a significant metric used to secure grants and endowments. A gift of any size is greatly appreciated.
Please contact Sue Mathews, Director of Advancement, at smathews@rollinghillsprep.org or (310)340-4469 with any questions about giving.
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