Class of 2016 Senior Information

SENIOR CAP & GOWN ORDERS & DEBT LETTERS

For our seniors, the final days of high school will go by very quickly. Seniors who have outstanding debts to Ridgewood High School were given letters through English class and also were mailed home. They will need to bring their accounts to a zero balance prior to receiving graduation tickets and their diploma. This includes returning books and uniforms and/or paying for outstanding items. All payments are due no later than May 2. Delaying payment with prevent students from checking out at Senior Checkout, which will be done at Senior Breakfast. If you have any questions or you would like to use a credit card to satisfy the debts, please contact Mrs. Wegenaar at 774-3917 or go to the Ridgewood website.

SENIORS MUST FINISH ONLINE CLASSES BY THIS FRIDAY!

Friday, May 6th is the final day for seniors to complete online classes in order to participate in Graduation. Please make sure that everything is finalized by this Friday. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Nelson, Senior School Counselor ASAP.

 

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Student Council Elections 2016-17

Unknown-4Student Council 2016-17 applications and proposed posters are due to Mrs. Finn in Room 206 by April 18, 2016 by the end of the school day to be considered. Candidates will receive notice of

approval no later than April 22, 2016.

Campaigning may begin on May 2, 2016 and continue thru May 6, 2016. Elections will

be held on May 9, 2016. Elections will be held all day in the media center on computers

and available on social media (via link or mobile app). Students will have the

opportunity to vote during their English Class. Students who do not have an English

Class on campus or are testing will have the opportunity to vote before school or during

the day (before 6th period begins).

All application and campaign guidelines are at these links. A description of Student Council positions is at this link. If you have any questions, please contact Student Council sponsor, Mrs. Finn, at cfinn@pasco.k12.fl.us or in RM 206.

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Class of 2020 & Class of 2019 iLearn 1:1 Device Program

Unknown-3Our Ram tradition of excellence in education has been built upon a foundation of continuous improvement and lifelong learning.  To maintain that excellence requires that technology be seamlessly integrated throughout the educational program.  Ridgewood High School views access to technology as essential for student educational development.  Over the past four years, Ridgewood has been a leader in educational technology integration in the classroom with our application-based 1:1 iPad and classroom lab initiatives.  Building upon this history, we are pleased to announce the iLearn 1:1 technology initiative, which will provide a device for all members of the classes of 2019 and 2020. Members of the Class of 2018 and 2017 should apply at the following link if you are interested in the iLearn Program.

The technology is provided by the school for a nominal fee and is property of Ridgewood High School. The fees are as follows: iPad– $40.00 or Laptop–$80.00.  These fees can be paid by cash, check or by credit card using Schoolpay: https://www.mypaynetapps.com/pay.php?item=15559614598687504691486198211 These fees must be paid prior to the student receiving the device and taking it home.

Answers to questions that you might have about the iLearn 1:1 program are at iLearn Informational Letter including the Ridgewood-Issued Technology Information and Procedures documents which provides full details of student technology use.

Please submit the RHS Interest Form to your English teacher or online at this link no later than Friday, April 15, 2016 or a device will be selected for you.  If you have any questions, please contact Gina Hlista, iTech Lead Teacher at ghlista@pasco.k12.fl.us or Tina Finn, Learning Design Coach at cfinn@pasco.k12.fl.us.

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Class of 2016 End of Year Events Letter

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Please see the 2016_Senior-end-of-year-letter that was distributed in English classes on Tuesday, April 5 and a copy was also mailed home.  This letter includes the end of year senior timeline, senior breakfast, senior awards night, graduation, senior debt information, and diplomas.  If you have any questions, please contact us at 774-3900.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Friday, April 8th                             Prom @ Kapok Tree – 7PM – 11PM

Saturday, April 23rd                      Grad Bash @ Universal Studios Orlando   4PM

Sunday, May 1st                               Online Classes Completed

Monday, May 2nd – Friday, May 13th     Advanced Placement Exams

Monday, May 16th – Friday, May 20th     Senior Spirit Week

Monday, May 16th                                                   Senior Yearbook Signing Party (6th period)

Thursday, May 19th                                       Senior Scholarship & Recognition Night in GYM @ 6:00PM

Friday, May 20th – Tuesday, May 24th    Senior Semester & District End of Course Exams

(Modified Schedule)   5/20: 1, 2, 5; 5/23: 3, 4, 6

Tuesday, May 24th                                             Senior Make Up Exams

Ridgewood HS Lip Sync in Gym @ 1:30PM $1

Senior Countdown in Cafeteria @ 2:45PM

Wednesday, May 25th                                Senior Breakfast at Verizon Center @ 9:00AM

Checkout Day 1 after Sr. Breakfast –

Checkout sheet must be complete. Cap & Gown Distribution

Thursday, May 26th                                   Mandatory Graduation Practice/Checkout Day 2 in

GYM @ 8:30AM

Friday, May 27th                                                Mandatory Graduation Practice/Checkout Day 3 in

GYM @ 9:30AM –Tickets will be distributed.

Tuesday, May 31st                                       Final Graduation Notification

Friday, June 3rd                                           Graduation in RHS Gym @6:30PM (Students report

5:45PM)

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Cheerleading Skills Clinic

01DATE CHANGE: Ridgewood High School will be holding a Cheerleading Skills Clinic on May 16-17 from 3:30-5:30PM for $10. Come and take advantage of a chance to learn basic tumbling, jumping, stunting, and motion skills!   More information can be found at this link: RHS Skills Clinic or you may contact Coach Cady Baer at cbaer@pasco.k12.fl.us.

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3rd Quarter Report Cards & Lost of Privilege Lists

3rd quarter report cards will be distributed on Monday, April 4. Students will be able to get privilege cards stamps and those who are on track will earn an incentive at lunches. If you have any questions about report card grades, please contact your child’s teacher directly.

Attendance is one of the keys to success. The Loss of Privilege lists was published last week. If you wish to appeal, please pick up the paperwork in the front office and submit no later than April 7 to your administrator. Students who are not in good standing will not be able to participate in extracurricular events including Prom, sports, field trips, and in school incentive activities. Finish the year RAM strong with both positive behavior and academic performance.

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Prom 2016: A Red Carpet Affair

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Tickets go on sale on Monday, March 14 for $65 at lunches or you may pay by credit card with this link: PAY BY CREDIT CARD

Students must be in good standing to attend Prom. All students must complete the Prom-permission-2016 form when purchasing tickets. All non-Ridgewood students should complete Prom_Guest-Agreement_2016 and include a valid photo ID for administrative approval. Both items should be submitted to the front office no later than Thursday, April 7 at 3PM for approval.

DRESS CODE

The following dress code is applicable to all students and guests who wish to enter the Prom. All guests must comply with all school and Code of Conduct requirements. If you have questions concerning your dress, it is your responsibility to seek prior approval from administration. Any questions regarding dress should be resolved before that evening. Any student or guest who fails to meet any of the following conditions will be denied entry to the event:

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  • Dress Code for Young Men: Dress pants, dress shirt and dress shoes. A tie and jacket is strongly recommended. All pants must be securely worn around the waist. No “polo” style shirts will be allowed. Athletic shoe/sneakers (i.e. Nikes, Adidas, etc.) or work boots will not be permitted. The principal’s/designee’s decision is FINAL.
  • Dress Code for Young Women: Must wear a dress, pant suit or gown that is in good taste. The outfit may not be made of see-through material. Strapless dresses are allowed; however, no open styles, which show the entire back or stomach areas are permitted. The back must completely be covered below the bottom of the young woman’s shoulder blades. All dresses must cover the midriff area completely. Front necklines shall not be lower than a line formed between the right and left armpit. This guideline governs cleavage and the principal’s/designee’s decision is FINAL. The dress length and all slits cannot exceed more than four inches above the knee.
  • Dress Code for Both Young Men and Young Women: Students dressed inappropriately will be turned away at the door. Students will not be admitted wearing cargo pants, sneakers, jeans/denim, Dickies (or other casual pants), t-shirts, torn clothing, chains/spikes, sexually implicit or explicit clothes, shorts, hats and head coverings, bandanas, or items referencing tobacco or alcohol products. Adjustments made at the door or during the dance (including pinning, the addition of a jacket, the addition of a body suit, etc.) will not be accepted as solutions for violations of the dress code. The principal’s/designee’s decision is FINAL.

If you have any questions about dress code, please see an administrator.

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