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Thursday, August 24, 2017

RHS Community Weekly Update #2

AUGUST 24, 2017
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With the start of school on Monday, August 28th, we wanted to share some reminders before the start of school. If you have not had a chance, please review last week’s RHS Community Weekly Update #1 with a more comprehensive list of back to school information. In this week’s edition, you will find information on the following:
  • A Back to School Checklist
  • Introduction of New Staff Biographies
  • Review of the Bell Schedule
  • Attendance Policy Reminder
  • Homework Club and Saturday School
  • A Recap of New Student Orientation Night
  • School Picture Day Information
  • What’s for Lunch?
  • Activities and Athletics
  • Join the Journalism Club!
  • Fall Sports Schedules
  • Discounted Internet Service
  • The Week Ahead

1) Summer Reading- Students should make sure they have completed their summer reading and any other summer homework assignments. On Wednesday, September 13th, students will be discussing their summer reading book with faculty in groups.

2) Bring Your Schedule the First Day- Students may log-in to X2 to check their schedule for the next school year as of now. X2 Parent/Family Portal Accounts are also active now. To access a student schedule in X2, please do the following:
  1. Go to MY INFO Top Tab.
  2. Select CURRENT SCHEDULE on the left Side Tab.

Every effort was made to schedule students into electives of their choice, however graduation requirements need to be a priority. Students may have electives they didn’t request because those were the classes that were available and accommodated the academic needs of the student. No schedule changes will be made based on teacher preferences.  The last day for a schedule change is August 31st.

4) Return Paperwork- Please be sure to return all the paperwork sent home on the first day of school by Tuesday, September 5th. Signed Handbook Contracts, Parent Contact/Dismissal Cards, and filled- out or corrected Emergency Contact Information should be returned.

5) Stay Informed- Throughout the school year, we are encouraging families to stay informed by doing the following:
  • Visiting our website at www.rocklandschools.org .
  • Following Mr. Harrison on twitter at https://twitter.com/@rocklandhs for frequent Rockland High School news alerts.
  • Visiting Mr. Harrison’s personal blog (www.rocklandhs.blogspot.com) and subscribing to daily emails. To receive daily emails, enter your email address at the bottom of the page and then select submit. You will need to log-in to your email account and verify your email address before you start to receive the emails.

Rockland High School is proud to welcome the following new faculty members for the 2017-2018 school year:

Part-Time Vocal Music Teacher: Ms. Victoria McComb
Ms. McComb graduated from Rhode Island College, earning her Bachelor of Music Education. She has previously worked in the Franklin Public Schools and Bourne Public Schools as a music teacher.  Ms. McComb will teach Chorus.

Guidance Counselor: Ms. Casey Morrison
Ms. Morrison graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from Bridgewater State University. She also earned her Master’s Degree in Education from Cambridge College. Previously, Ms. Morrison has worked at Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School as a Guidance Counselor. Ms. Morrison will serve as the guidance counselor for students with the Last Names H-N.

World Language Teacher: Ms. Julie Dore
Ms. Dore graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in French. She also received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst majoring in Communication Disorders. Previously, Ms. Dore has taught for the past nine years at Carver Middle High School in their World Language Department. Ms. Dore will teach French and Spanish.

World Language Teacher: Ms. Jacqueline Tabares
Ms. Tabares earned her Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Spanish, from Bridgewater State University. She also earned her Masters of Arts from Boston College, majoring in Hispanic Literature and Culture. Previously, Ms. Tabares has taught Spanish for the Berkley Public Schools. Ms. Tabares will teach Spanish at RHS.

Alternative Program Teacher: Mr. Daniel Kimball
Mr. Kimball graduated from Bridgewater State University with his Bachelor of Arts in Communication. He has worked at Rogers Middle School as a paraprofessional for the past three school years. He has also worked as a long-term substitute English teacher at Rockland High School. In addition to teaching in the Alternative Program, Mr. Kimball will continue as the Head Varsity Soccer Coach at RHS.

All students carry 7 classes or “blocks” (A, B, C, D, E, F, G) but attend only 6, 57 minute classes each day.
Period 1:  8:00–9:02am
Period 2: 9:06–10:03am
Period 3: 10:07-11:04am
Period 4: 11:04-12:34pm
Lunch 1: 11:04-11:34am then Class: 11:34-12:34pm
OR Class: 11:04-11:34am then Lunch 2: 11:34 - 12:04pm then 12:04-12:34pm
OR Class: 11:04-12:34pm then Lunch 3: 12:04 - 12:34pm
Period 5: 12:37-1:34pm
Period 6: 1:38-2:35pm
Students should report on the first day of school to Period A no later than 8am.  

Review the 2017-2018 Student Handbook here. Students will receive a copy of the Handbook inside their Agenda book on the first day of school.

A few important reminders about our school attendance policy.
  • Students arriving after 8:00 am must report to the main office and receive a tardy slip before they will be allowed admittance to their assigned classroom.
  • Every 4 unexcused absences a student receives in a term and/or every 5 combination of unexcused Dismissals/Tardies, he or she will attend Saturday Detention from 9am-Noon.  Students assigned to Saturday detention should report to the main office. Throughout this time period, the student is expected to engage in schoolwork.
  • Absences, Tardies, and Dismissals are excused for the following reasons:
    • Medical Situations - physician’s note
    • Bereavement – parental contact
    • Religious observance – parental contact
    • Professional appointments that could not be scheduled outside the regular school day (i.e. court appointments) -parental contact
    • Field trips or other school-sanctioned event/activity
    • College visits approved ahead of time by guidance

Please be sure to review all school-wide policies.

Rockland High School continues to offer support services for students who need additional help in specific subject areas. Homework Club will begin Monday, September 11th for any student needing additional support in Math, English, and Science. Please visit the rooms from 3-4:30pm on the designated days below.
English & History Room 207
Math Room 217
English & History Room 207
English & History Room 207
Math Room 217
Science Room 234
English & History Room 207

Science Room 234

Rockland High School academic teachers will be available on certain Saturdays from 8:00AM to 11:00AM to assist students who need extra help or to make up work in Math, Science, History and English. Students must bring their work, projects and books with them. Make up work must be discussed with the academic teacher and given to Mr. DeVine in the guidance office prior to attending Saturday School. Computers and school supplies will be available.

Sat Sep 30, 2017              8:00am – 11:00am   
Sat Oct 14, 2017              8:00am – 11:00am   
Sat Nov 18, 2017             8:00am – 11:30am   
Sat Dec 2, 2017               8:00am – 11:00am   
Sat Dec 16, 2017             8:00am – 11:00am   
Sat Jan 13, 2018               8:00am – 11:00am   
Sat Feb 10, 2018              8:00am – 11:00am   
Sat Mar 3, 2018               8:00am – 11:00am   
Sat Mar 24, 2018             8:00am – 11:00am   
Sat Apr 28, 2018              8:00am – 11:00am   
Sat May 12, 2018             8:00am – 11:00am   
Sat May 19, 2018             8:00am – 11:00am   

On Wednesday night, August 23rd, new student orientation night was held in the Auditorium from 6:30-7:45pm. Students had an opportunity to hear current high school students speak about their experience as well as attend a walkthrough of the building. We appreciate the great turnout and hope the night was enjoyable for everyone who attended. A special thank you to the Student Government Council (SGC) advisors, Ms. White and Ms. Delaney, and all of the student volunteers from SGC who made this night a success!

Student picture day will be held on Thursday, September 14th. Students will be called down from their English class. Picture Day information can be picked up in the main office.

Here is a link to the lunch schedule for the upcoming school year.

Here is a list of clubs, activities, and sports offered at Rockland High School. While fall sports have already started, please contact the club advisors directly to learn more about the club they lead. More information about winter and spring sports will be provided as we get closer to each respective season.

If you have an interest in writing or contributing to the Rockland High School newspaper, the Veritas as a writer, photographer or even as an editor, come to a brief meeting after school on Wednesday, August 30 in Room 126.
As part of the Veritas staff you could come up with your own ideas or work within the group.  If you belong to another group or club, you could report on that club’s news and help to get the word out to other students.
The Veritas is also looking for anyone who would like to contribute to the web edition.  Any and all ideas for the web edition would be welcome.
The meeting will be brief.  Wednesday, August 30 at 2:35  in Room 126.
See Mrs. Lannin-Cotton or Mr. Murphy with any questions.


Athletic Director – Gary Graziano
Nurse – Kathi Ryan
Trainer – Kelley Reale

Fall Coaches:
Head Football – Nick Liquori
Asst. Football – Chuck McDonald
Asst. Football – Fred Damon
Asst. Football – Damien Ricci
Asst. Football – Mike Doyle
Asst. Football – Peter Harrison
Head Boys Soccer – Dan Kimball
Asst. Boys Soccer – Matt Vincenzi
Head Girls Soccer – Lauren Rizzotti
Asst. Girls Soccer – Ron Ricciarelli
Head Volleyball – Emily Murphy
Asst. Volleyball – Kelly Hologitas
Golf – Brian Smith
Boys Cross Country – Rob Murphy
Girls Cross Country – TBA
Cheerleading – Jeanine Reardon
Athletic Assistant – Peter Tolan
WRPS – Chris Burnieika

9/1 @ Hingham (Scrimmage)
9/8  Cohasset
9/15 @ Abington
9/22  East Bridgewater
9/29 @ Carver
10/6 @ Norwell
10/13 @ Randolph
10/20*  Middleboro
10/27 or 10/28 Sectional Quarterfinals
11/3 or 11/4 Sectional Semi-Finals
11/10 or 11/11 Sectional Finals
11/17 or 11/18 EMASS Divisional Finals  
11/23 @ East Bridgewater (10:00AM)
*Homecoming Game

JV Football
9/11 @ Cohasset
9/18  Abington
9/25 @ East Bridgewater
10/2  Carver
10/9  Norwell (Holiday)
10/16  Randolph
10/23 @ Middleboro
10/30  TBA
11/4 @ Mashpee  w/Freshmen (10:00AM)
11/13 @ Hingham
11/17  East Bridgewater

Freshmen/JV Football
9/7 @ Cohasset
9/14  Abington
9/21 @ East Bridgewater
9/28  Carver
10/5  Norwell
10/12  Randolph
10/19 @ Middleboro
10/26  TBA
11/4 @ Mashpee w/JV (10:00AM)
11/9 @ Hingham
11/17  East Bridgewater

JV/Freshmen @ 4:00PM Unless Noted

Girls Soccer
8/29 @ Silver Lake (Scrimmage)
8/31  Archbishop Williams (Scrimmage)
9/5  North Quincy
9/6  Randolph
9/7  Abington
9/11 @ Carver
9/13  East Bridgewater
9/18 @ Cohasset
9/25  Middleboro
9/27 @ Norwell
9/29 @ Notre Dame (6:30)
10/2  Hull
10/6  Cohasset
10/11  Mashpee
10/12  Notre Dame
10/16 @ East Bridgewater
10/18 @ Middleboro
10/20 @ Hanover
10/23  Norwell
10/27  Hanover
Games @ 4:00PM unless noted

Boys Soccer
8/29 @ No. Quincy (Scrimmage)
8/31 @ Brockton (Scrimmage)
9/5 @ Randolph
9/7 @ Abington
9/11  Carver
9/13 @ East Bridgewater
9/15  Brockton
9/18  Cohasset
9/22  Cristo Rey (Dorchester)
9/25 @ Middleboro
9/27  Norwell
10/2 @ Hull
10/4  Randolph
10/11 @ Mashpee
10/13 @ Seekonk (JV 5:00/V 6:30)
10/16  East Bridgewater
10/18  Middleboro
10/20  Hanover
10/23 @ Norwell
10/30 @ Hanover
Games @ 4:00PM unless noted

*Volleyball (4PM start)
9/7 @ Plymouth North
9/8 @ Hingham
9/11 @ Whitman/Hanson
9/12 @ Abington
9/14  Middleboro
9/19 @ Randolph
9/22 @ Hanover
9/27 @ Silver Lake
9/28  Norwell
10/2  Whitman/Hanson
10/3  Abington
10/5 @ Middleboro
10/10  Randolph
10/13  Silver Lake
10/17 @ Norwell
10/25  Plymouth North
10/26  Hanover
10/30  Hingham

Boys & Girls Cross Country
9/7 @ Norwell
9/12  BYE
9/19 @ Randolph
9/26 @ Carver
10/3   Middleboro
10/10 @ East Bridgewater
10/17  Cohasset/Hull
10/24 @ Abington
11/1  Mashpee

Meets @ 4:00PM unless noted

9/6 @ Middleboro
9/7  SSVT
9/11  Norwell
9/13 @ Mashpee
9/18  East Bridgewater
9/20  Mashpee
9/21 @ Carver
9/25  Abington
9/27  Middleboro
10/3 @ Norwell
10/4  Carver
10/9 @ East Bridgewater
10/11 @ Cohasset
10/16 @ SSVT
10/17 @ Abington

Golf @ 4:00PM unless noted

All dates and times are subject to change.


Monday, August 28-Day 1 Drop G
First Day of School for Students
RHS Grade Level Welcome Back Assemblies (in AM)
Tuesday, August 29- Day 2 Drop F
Wednesday, August 30-Day 3 Drop E
Thursday, August 31-Day 4 Drop D
Last Day for Schedule Changes
Friday, September 1
Monday, September 4

Please check out our school-wide calendar by clicking here.

If at any point you would like information regarding Rockland High School included in the Community Weekly Update, please email to jharrison@rocklandschools.org by Thursday morning each week.