RIBLI Newsletter
Aug. 16, 2018
In This Issue
IB Administration Announcement

At the School Board meeting this week, the Board announced that  Mr. Brian Hoover, Robinson High School's Assistant Principal for IB Curriculum since 2015, has been appointed to the position of Assistant Principal for Curriculum at Spoto High School effective August 27th.  This is a wonderful opportunity for Mr. Hoover to advance his career as he leads the implementation of a new Collegiate Academy Magnet program at Spoto.  

Mr. Hoover has been an incredible and dedicated leader of Robinson's IB program.  His vision, enthusiasm and humor will be missed! We know all of our IB families would like to congratulate him and wish him all the best in his new role. 

Thank you Mr. Hoover, from your IB Family!
New Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures

  Please use the  STUDENT PARKING LOT  to  DROP OFF/PICK UP   your child.

NEW:  Enter the  Rembrandt Ave. Gate  from Lois Avenue and circle around by the Auditorium/Gym and then continue out the Rembrandt Ave. Gate, heading toward Manhattan (right turn only). 

There will be no drop-off or pick-up in the front of the school on Loisnor at the Bus Ramp in the back of the school.

NOTE: Any child who is eligible to ride the bus is encouraged to do so.
CUBE Volunteers Needed

Robinson High School's award-winning College and Career Center (nicknamed "the Cube"), assists RHS students in exploring their
post-secondary options and in clarifying their plans for after they graduate. 

The Cube needs dedicated volunteers to help!
If you would like to learn about how you can be a part of
The Cube's volunteer team, please join us for:

Volunteer Informational and Orientation
Friday, August 17 
from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Guidance Department Conference Room

Please allow ample time for parking and visitor sign in.

All new and experienced volunteers are encouraged to attend. A training schedule will be provided.  If you have any questions and can't attend the Orientation, please email Sherri Greenberg at  slgreenberg62@gmail.com.

All Volunteers must complete a  HCPS Volunteer Application, please click here.

IB Seniors Please Note: 

Due to the busy schedules of our IB Seniors, Cube Volunteers will not be calling in IB seniors from their classrooms. However, if any IB Seniors would like assistance with the college application process, they are encouraged to fill out a
Call Request Form located on the door to the Cube, or come to the Cube during their lunch or JA. T he Cube will be officially open August 27, and our goal is to be staffed Monday through Friday.
Join RIBLI & Support our IB Program
What is RIBLI? More than just a Newsletter!
RIBLI is the nonprofit Robinson IB parent organization that supports IB programs. Solely through our family dues and donations, RIBLI provides our IB students, faculty and parents with:
  • Resources for IB Classrooms through Grants to IB Teachers and Staff including Software that supports IB Curriculum and Exams.
  • Coordination and funding of RHS IB Events including the IB Pinning Ceremony for our Juniors, an Open House for Families interested in Robinson IB, student orientations, social events and a celebration for our Seniors. RIBLI also provides the pins for the Junior Pinning, the IB Graduation Stoles for Seniors & supplies for all other events.
  • Information for both Prospective & Current Students through the RIBLI website.
  • Volunteer/Proctor support for Senior IB Exams the last month of the school year.
  • Access to the RIBLI Student/Family Directory which includes all IB Students. 
  • Timely information through the RIBLI E-Newsletter.
Thank you to the Families who have already joined! 
Click here for a current list of RIBLI Member Families.
Your support for IB teachers and programs is greatly appreciated!

Join RIBLI Today and Connect with other IB Families!

When you join RIBLI, you will receive access to the online membership directory.  The directory, is operated by My School Anywhere and can be accessed via your home computer or mobile app.  The directory provides a great resource for parents to connect with each other about school events or assignments.   Only RIBLI Members are allowed access to the directory. So join today! 

Once you join and validate your information you will receive an email from the Membership VP, Shannon Dann on how to access the directory. 

Robinson IB Student Planners

All Robinson IB 9th graders received a planner on the 1st day of school (compliments of RIBLI).  Planner orders for 10th, 11th & 12th graders were delivered to homerooms on August 13th.  

A limited number of IB Student Planners are still available for sale.  Click the link below to purchase.  You can join RIBLI at the same time!  Planners ordered by August 19th will be distributed to your student's Homeroom on Monday, August 20th.  
Please Support Our Robinson High School Foundation
The Robinson High School Foundation raises funds to support our school when county funds are not available. This money makes a huge difference in the daily lives of our teachers and students.  Projects include funding teacher grants for classroom and curriculum enhancements, supporting our PTSA and making improvements to the school grounds. The Foundation is the primary sponsor of The Cube and the Naviance Student software for college and career planning (an integral tool for our students' future planning). Recent school improvements include enhancing auditorium acoustics, installing a sun shade to the lunch area and providing multiple water bottle filling stations on campus.  The teacher and student feedback has been outstanding! 

We hope to continue to make improvements but can only do so with the support of our Community and Family partners. Many of our partnerships include tickets to our Appreciation Party later in the school year.  The event will provide a great way to engage with other Robinson families.  Additionally, we will have an online auction in the fall which will be open to all RHS families and friends.
It has never been easier to support our school!  You can sign-up and pay for your partnership online at: 

Foundation Partnerships
We encourage you to make your commitment as soon as possible. It is an exciting time to be a Knight! Please help our Foundation by becoming a partner today! Thank you and Go Knights!
TELP FAQs and Application

The Transportation Extended Learning Program (TELP)  application is for students currently enrolled in the Robinson High School International Baccalaureate program who are eligible for transportation to/from a bus hub (Leto HS, Alonso HS, Westchase Elementary, or Plant HS) and wish to take part in the afternoon TELP program at their assigned hub or at Robinson HS. All completed and signed applications should be returned to Lily Sallis, Guidance Secretary, or Mr. Hoover at Robinson High School as soon as possible. Students will not be able to participate in the TELP program until their application is turned in to the Robinson High School Guidance office.

TELP is offered at Robinson HS and the bus hub locations listed above from 3:40pm - 6pm (begins at 2:40 on Monday). The first day approved students can attend TELP is Monday, August 13, 2018.

Don't Forget to Check the RHS Website
Throughout the school year, many updates will be placed on the Robinson HS homepage that can be accessed at: http://robinsonhs.mysdhc.org/
Please check this website for important school-wide information such as:
Student Parking Information
Bus Routes and Times
RHS General Info
School Activities Calendar
RIBLI Support for Students
RIBLI provides financial support for students in need of assistance to purchase school books or supplies, to pay fees, or obtain necessary equipment to participate in sports and other extracurricular activities, or to complete summer assignments. 
  To submit a confidential request for financial support from RIBLI, email robinsonhighib@gmail.com .

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