Back to School 2018 Edition
Aug. 2, 2018
In This Issue
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.
Join RIBLI Today and Connect with other IB Families!

When you join RIBLI, not only are you supporting IB teachers and programs, 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!  Click this link  to support RIBLI and stay informed.  Once you join and validate your information.  You will receive an email from the Membership VP, Shannon Dann on how to access the directory. 
Summer Homework Reminder

Robinson High School will host the annual
Open House for the 2018-19 school year on

Wed., Aug. 8  4 - 6:30 p.m.

This will be an opportunity for students to pick-up their schedules,
meet their teachers and tour the campus.

Note: Please use the RHS Calendar for complete information on all events happening at Robinson High School every day including Sporting Events, Spirit Days and whether
today is A day or B day. 
IB Freshmen Supply List
Please  click here  to see a general supply list for IB freshmen. Note, this is a general list, depending on your student's schedule, specific teachers may have individual requirements that will be provided at Open House, Aug. 8 from 4-6:30 p.m.
10th- 12th graders have/will receive supply lists from their teachers at Open House.
2018-19 Bell Schedules
2018-19 Bell Schedules

Welcome, Mrs. VanPelt!
We have one new member joining our IB Faculty this year. We would like to welcome  Mrs. Deborah VanPelt to the Robinson IB Family. She will be teaching
th grade pre-IB English 1 this year and is excited to begin her IB journey alongside the students of the RHS IB Class of 2022.
Mrs. VanPelt has bachelor's degree in Public Relations from the University of Alabama, a master's degree in Journalism from the University of South Florida, and a master's degree in English Literature from USF. She has taught in the Hillsborough County Public Schools System for seventeen years and has also taught at Hillsborough Community College, the University of South Florida and Radford University in Virginia. She worked as a journalist for about ten years before becoming a teacher.
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.

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 make 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/Family Connect 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!
Don't Forget to Check the RHS Website
As the start of the school year approaches, many updates will be placed on the Robinson HS homepage that can be accessed at:
Please check this website for important school-wide information such as:
Open House Information
Student Parking Information
Bus Routes and Times (coming soon)
RHS Back to School General Info (coming soon)
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 .

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