RIBLI Newsletter
December 13, 2018
In This Issue
Dates to Note
  • Dec. 17-21          Exam Week
  • Fri., Dec. 21        Class of 2018 IB Diploma Ceremony, 11am in Cafeteria
  • Fri., Dec. 21        Senior CAS Hours Upload Due
  • Fri., Dec. 21        End of 2nd Grading Period
  • Dec. 24- Jan. 4    Winter Break
  • Mon., Jan. 7        No School/Non-Student Day
Please check the  RHS Calendar for updates, A/B schedule and  other dates to note.
Semester 1 Exams Schedule
S emester 1 Final Exams will be held the week of Dec. 17th through 21st.

Please review the attached Exam Schedule with your student.  Students taking traditional elective exams will be receiving a form to complete during the school day.  This will ensure they set up an appropriate time to sit for their finals in their elective classes.  Since the Final Exam impacts the overall Semester Grade (that shows up on students' final transcripts), it is imperative students are here each day, ready to go.  Please reach out to your student's teacher with any questions. 
Programming Sheets for Current 
9th and 11th Graders

Class of 2020 and 2022 parents!  It's that time of year again; where your child gets to decide how their next year will be set up?  We know the picking of classes can get a little tense.  We wanted to make this process very easy and clear for your family.  You can find a copy of the Programming Form your child received in their English classes this week, as well as a lot of helpful information at  www.rhsibprogramming.weebly.com.  Our contact info is listed at the bottom should you have any questions along the way.  These forms need to be signed by the parent and student, and then turned in to the IB Office by the end of the day Friday, 12/14.  Our current 10th grade students will be receiving their forms and more details in January.

IB Administration's Parent Survey - Semester 1

At Robinson IB we believe that two combined influences make a greater impact than just two individual influences.  Therefore, we are always looking for ways to partner with our families so we can better serve our students.  Because we recognize that parents have an inside look into their children's needs beyond what we see on a given school day,  we invite you to take a few minutes to complete this survey.  Since we want to collect the most honest opinions, all feedback we receive is COMPLETELY ANONYMOUS.  We ask that you be candid with your opinions and let us know how we can best meet the needs of your child and your family!  
You can take the survey by scanning the provided QR Code or by going to tiny.cc/RHSIBsem1parentsurvey on the web. 

Class of 2022 Parents

A Class of 2022 Facebook page has been created by a parent volunteer.  While the information and comments on this page is not official or endorsed by Robinson High School, this is a place for IB freshmen parents/guardians to connect.  You can join by clicking here.

SENIORS! Enter Your CAS Hours!
Mrs. George would like to remind all IB Seniors to upload your
CAS hours into ManageBac
by December 21st!   
Congrats Emily Steffen!

Congratulations to our own Emily Steffen.  She has completed the US Equestrian Athlete Lettering Program.  This is a HUGE deal!  The US Equestrian Athlete Lettering Program encompasses young equestrians involved in all breeds and disciplines from the grassroots to international competitions.  Find out more info at  www.useg.org.

Coffee Talk: "IB 101" Recap

Last week's Coffee Talk was an opportunity for Mr. Johnson and Mrs. George to answer questions for parents regarding the IB curriculum. The progression of coursework was discussed with an explanation of when and how students will choose their courses for the upcoming year. Mrs. George and Mr. Johnson will be going into classrooms to talk with students about selecting their classes in the coming weeks. For those that were unable to attend the Coffee Talk last week, inserted below is a sample of the programming sheets your students will be receiving. More communication will be coming out when programming is officially underway.

IB Course Programming Sheets (click to download):

Rising Seniors - Class of 2020

Rising Juniors - Class of 2021

Rising Sophomores - Class of 2022

Incoming Freshman - Class of 2023

Families can find information on other topics discussed on the school's website under the tab  IB CAS & Counselor Corner.
PDQ Gift Cards Are Here!

Please help our IB Seniors raise money for this year's IB Class of 2019 Senior Banquet.  The Banquet Committee is selling $10 PDQ Gift Cards for only $7 each. It's a great deal for dinner on the run or after school snacks.  They make great stocking stuffers too.  Please contact rhsibseniorbanquet@gmail.com to place your order. Cards go quickly so send in your order today!
Prospective IB Student Shadowing Opportunities

We would like to invite any interested 8th grade students to come visit our campus and feel like a Knight for a day! Shadowing opportunities are available on specific dates which began in October and are available through February 4th. Students may reserve a spot for a day that works best for their schedule by registering here: 

If you have questions about Robinson HS's IB program or Student Shadowing, please direct your questions to Matthew Johnson, AVP of Magnet Curriculum at  MatthewR.Johnson@sdhc.k12.fl.us

Learn more about the application process at 
Help for Students

As we are now a quarter of the way through the school year, hopefully students have been able to find a rhythm to their course load.  We know juggling school and outside activities can be a little tricky; therefore, we've created a Need Help? Flyer for you and your student.  The Need Help? Flyer (which looks great on a refrigerator by the way!) lists all of the helpful resources available through Robinson and the IB program.  In addition to all of the great information, you will see a new schedule for ELP (Extended Learning Program) available each day for FREE after school.  
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 .

IB VP of Magnet Curriculum:

For other RHS IB Faculty 
Contact Information