RIBLI Newsletter
May 9, 2019
In This Issue
Dates to Note 
  • Sat., May 11 - Saturday School, 9a-12n
  • May 6-17 - IB Senior Exams (see schedule below)
  • Wed., May 22 - RIBLI General Assembly Meeting, 6p 
  • May 24-31 - RIBLI Barnes & Noble Bookfair 
  • Fri., May 24 - Semester 2 Exams, IB Blocks 11 & 21 (full school day)
  • Mon., May 27 - Memorial Day - No School
  • Tue., May 28 - Semester 2 Exams, IB Blocks 12 & 22, Early Release 12:40p
  • Wed., May 29Class of 2019 Graduation! 
  • Wed., May 29 - No Exams, Early Release 10:30a
  • Thu., May 30 - Semester 2 Exams, IB Blocks 13 & 23, Early Release 12:40p
  • Fri., May 31 - Semester 2 Exams, IB Blocks 14 & 24, Early Release 12:40p
Please check the  RHS Calendar for updates, A/B schedule and  other dates to note.
NOTICE: Mr. Johnson and Mrs. George Off-Campus
  
From May 7st - 24th, Mr. Johnson and Mrs. George will be proctoring IB Examinations with the IB Class of 2019 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. During this time they will have limited access to email, but that will be the best way to reach them. Please understand that there may be a delay in response.
 
Because of testing, they will only be on campus sporadically during this three week time-frame. In an emergency, please contact Mrs. Sallis at 272-3006 x 234 and she will direct your call appropriately. During this period, Mrs. Amanda Batista, Assistant Principal for Student Affairs, will be assisting with any pressing IB curriculum issues, that cannot be addressed via email. She can be reach at 272-3006 x 224.
  
Thank you for your understanding as the Class of 2019 take their prestigious IB examinations.
IB Senior Exams & AP Exams Schedule

We are quickly nearing the end of another school year. AP Exams began May 6 and IB Senior's Exams began May 7! 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
For all Students Taking An AP Exam

Due to the change in bell schedule for this school year, AP Exams have been impacted.   Morning exams: students should arrive at their testing location at 7:20a and the exams will start promptly at 8:00a . For afternoon exams, they should arrive at 11:20a and the exams will start promptly at 12n.

Students who arrive after the start of the exam will not be allowed to re-take the exams and will be charged a $54 fee. Students MUST make their own arrangements for transportation to and from the exams. Buses will not arrive in time.  Please message Mr. Johnson with any concerns you may have ( MatthewR.Johnson@sdhc.k12.fl.us ).

RHS is Still in Need of Volunteer Proctors for AP Exams!

AP Exams are the culmination of the hard work of students and teachers during their AP courses.  Volunteers are needed to assist with proctoring these exams.  Proctoring involves distributing and collecting exams and monitoring the testing room. No experience is necessary and full instructions will be given to proctors.  If we don't have enough volunteers, teachers will need to be pulled from other classes to monitor the two-three hour exams, which removes them from the classrooms where they are conducting final lessons and reviews.  RHS will be holding over 40 AP Exams between May 6 through May 24.  Please consider signing up to proctor an AP Exam.  


Note: An individual may not proctor an AP Exam or handle materials for an exam in the same year an immediate family or household member may be taking the exam at any school.
Volunteers Needed During IB Senior Exams
Our IB Seniors will be sitting for their final IB Exams between May 7 and May 24, which is the culmination of their years of hard work in the IB program. IB Exams are g iven off-site at St. Patrick's Church.  Volunteers are needed to monitor the room where students drop off their backpacks, lunches, and congregate before and after their exams.  Having a parent monitor the holding room ensures a smooth exam process and provides peace of mind for our students. Volunteers may bring work or reading materials during their volunteer time.  We are also asking for help providing some snacks and bottled water on the dates when there are morning and afternoon IB Exams scheduled.  If you can help with these, please sign up

Parent volunteers from any grade level are encouraged to signup to assist.  This is a great way to learn more about the IB Exam process prior to your student's senior year!

There are still slots unfilled!


Thank you for your help supporting our IB Seniors!
IB Final Exam Schedule
9th-11th Grades
 
  • Friday, May 24th - Blocks 11 & 21 (full day of school)
  • Tuesday, May 28th - Blocks 12 & 22
  • Thursday, May 30th - Blocks 13 & 23
  • Friday, May 31st - Blocks 14 & 24
Students taking a traditional elective exam will receive a form to fill out with their traditional teacher in the coming weeks.  Students should plan to sit for that exam during their JA period in which they normally attend that class.
Tutoring and Review Assistance

Robinson students looking for additional academic help have a number of options!

Saturday Schoo
With IB Exams and EOCs right around the corner, many IB Teachers will be available for reviews during one of our many Saturday School dates.
The final  Saturday School sessions will be held on May 11 from 9a-12n For a list a subjects, please  click here. 

ZAP Free Lunchtime Tutoring
In addition to the many after school tutoring options, Robinson is now holding FREE lunchtime tutoring sessions for students during all 3 lunches.  Students  should ask their teacher for a ZAP Pass  (Zeros Aren't Permissible), where they can go to the cafeteria, get their lunch fast, and then zoom over to their tutor's room where they can have individual or small group attention in needed areas. 
Click here to download the  ZAP Lunch Time Tutoring Schedule .

ELP Free After School Tutoring 
FREE after school Extended Learning (ELP) tutoring is still available in a most subjects. Click this link f or a list of ELP tutoring subjects, teachers, dates and times:  ELP After School Tutoring Schedule .

Peer Konnect
Peer Konnect is a software program that allows students to tutor and learn from their peers. RHS students are paired up with other students to get extra help on their coursework, or even earn community service by becoming a tutor themselves! Click here to sign up:  Peer Konnect.
Robinson IB Parent Link (RIBLI)
2019-2020 Membership 

RIBLI is the parent organization at Robinson High School that supports the IB program, its students, teachers and parents.  As we welcome our rising 9th grade parents to Robinson, we  wanted to offer all of our parents the opportunity to join RIBLI for the 2019-20 School Year.  It will also be one less thing to do in August! Please click on the links below to join!

Solely through our IB family dues and support, RIBLI provides:
  • Resources for RHS IB Classrooms through Grants to IB Teachers and Staff, including software that supports the IB Curriculum and IB Exams
  • The weekly RIBLI E-News, published  from August to May
  • The RIBLI website
  • The RHS IB Student Directory which includes all IB Students. RIBLI members an access online or it can be printed.
  • RHS IB Events (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.)
  • Planners for incoming 9th graders
  • Pins for the Junior IB Pinning
  • IB Graduation Stoles for Seniors & supplies for all other events.
  • Volunteer support for Senior IB Exams

Join or Renew RIBLI Family  Membership 
Now for the 2019-2020 School Year

Do you usually buy your student a planner?

Special RIBLI Family Membership Renewal Offer
  for families with rising 10th, 11th & 12th Graders: 
 RIBLI Family Membership + Student Planner

Order by May 15th to guarantee a IB Student Planner
delivered to your Student's Homeroom by Open House in August.  
After May 15th, offer available while supplies last.


Special Offer to Incoming 9th Graders:
Join RIBLI by May 15 to receive a discount on RHS IB Magnet

NOTE: All incoming 9th Graders receive a free IB student planner 
from RIBLI

Summer Service Opportunity
2019 Warrior Games

 
The U.S. Special Operations Command will host the 2019 DOD Warrior Games
in Tampa FL. The athletes will represent t he United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Special Operations Command. Athletes from the United Kingdom Armed Forces, Australian Defence Force, Canadian Armed Forces, Armed Forces of the Netherlands, and the Danish Armed Forces will also compete.  Teams will include active duty service members and veterans with upper-body, lower body spinal cord injuries; traumatic brain injuries; visual impairments; serious illnesses; and post-traumatic stress. They will go head-to-head in 11 sports including archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field, wheelchair basketball, indoor rowing, power lifting and time trial cycling. 
 
Mrs. George has pre-approved volunteering with the Warrior Games for IB Service Credit.  Volunteers may assist with set up, break down, managing of athletes, and spectator directions.  The dates for the 2019 DOD Warrior Games start on June 21 and end June 30, 2019. There are various volunteer shifts at different venues depending on the event for that day. Volunteers (must be 14 years old or over to participate) will register and select the volunteer dates, shift times, and interests. After registration, you will be contacted by email closer to the event date to confirm your signup days and times.  



Barnes & Noble Book Fair Coming Soon
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The Barnes & Noble Book Fair will be May 24-31 online, and May 26-30 in-store. More info (like the code to use online and the IB  summer reading lists) will be available as the date approaches. 

NEW for the 2019-20 school year, we will be adding a "Fall" Book Fair so students can buy all their reading materials for the school year and Robinson will benefit. Those dates will be August 9-16 online, and August 9-14 in-store. Save the Date!

IB Bookfair proceeds will be used to purchase required IB reading materials for students in need of assistance or for IB teacher reading materials.  
Support the RHS Foundation through AmazonSmile

We all love the convenience of purchasing products online. If you use Amazon for some of your purchases, please consider using AmazonSmile and helping support Robinson High School by designating the RHS Foundation as your preferred charity.  The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible smile.amazon.com purchases. 

To add or  change  your AmazonSmile  charitable  organization:
  1. Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser.
  2. Go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page (usually top left), scroll down and select YourAmazonSmile (usually above logout), and then select the option to Change your Charity
  3. Type Robinson High School Foundation into the Pick Your Own Charitable Organization search bar, then click Select.
  4. You can also find RHS Foundation directly by clicking this link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-2287514

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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