1307 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605
Raleigh Charter High School challenges college-bound students in a creative and supportive atmosphere to become knowledgeable, thoughtful, contributing citizens.

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Back to School Night for Parents
Wednesday, September 2, 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Join us for Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm! Parents will have the opportunity to follow their student's schedule, meet their teachers, and learn about their classes. PASTA will also be providing light refreshments and a chance to talk about opportunities to volunteer and support the school.

Please look out for the yellow Back to School Night schedule that will be coming home with your student. Bring that with you on Back to School night so that you'll know where to be and when to be there. See you on September 2!

We will begin promptly at 6:30 pm, so please be sure to arrive early enough to find parking. Use our Washington Street entrance and drive counter-clockwise (carpool direction) around the school. Since this is an after-business hours event, if the school lot fills up, parents may park in the Methodist lot or on Washington Street.

Many, Many Drivers Needed for 9/18 and 9/25 Flex Days
RCHS Community

Flex Days and Community Work Days bring together teachers, students, parents, and members of the Triangle community, and the educational result is invigorating for all involved. We need dozens and dozens of drivers for our 9/18 and 9/25 Flex Days!

To sign up, simply log on to the RCHS website with your Parent ID and password. The link to the "Fall Flex 2015 Signup" will appear under "My Links" in the upper right corner of the page.

Please don't hesitate to contact Hannah Page with any questions about Flex Day driving, the sign-up process, or to discuss other volunteer opportunities. I look forward to working with you soon!

If you have any questions at all about driving or other volunteer opportunities, please do not hesitate to contact us at community@raleighcharterhs.org.

Picture Day
September 2, 2015

Picture Day is coming! Lifetouch will be taking school pictures on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Our Portrait/Picture Day ID is BW025237Q0.

If you would like to pay online with a credit card, you can create and pay for your order here: Portrait Orders. Please remember to write down your Payment Code and bring the completed order form to school with you on September 2, 2015.

If you are not paying online using a credit card, please bring cash or a check on Picture Day along with your order form.

College Counseling: Junior Night
September 9, 3:30 or 5:30 pm

Please join us for this ever-popular kick-off session to learn useful tips and to jumpstart your college search process. Representatives from Davidson, Duke, Elon, NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill will conduct this panel discussion for juniors and their parents about the college scholarship and admission process.

For your convenience and due to seating capacity limitations of our chosen venue (The Methodist Home Office Building at 1041 Washington Street as you enter our parking lot via the carpool lanes), we are offering two different session times with identical formats either at 3:30 or 5:30 pm. You only need to register for one session time and include the total number of people attending in your party.

Register for one session either at 3:30pm or 5:30pm by clicking here.

Logging in to the RCHS Website
RCHS Community
It is vital for parents to log into the RCHS website to update contact information. Doing so helps us ensure that we can quickly communicate any urgent or important announcements to you. Updating your contact information also guarantees that you will receive school news and reminders via The Phoenix News each Friday. Your RCHS login can also be used to view contact information in the Parent/Student Directory. Parent userids are also vital to the success of our online sign-up system for Flex and Community Work Days. Each parent is assigned their own userid.
EACH NEW PARENT was sent an email with information about his/her ID/login on August 7th. Please use the information in the email to log in and update your information. There is no need to request a parent ID. If you cannot find the email in your inbox, you may need to check your spam folder.
NEW STUDENTS received their RCHS network logins and RCHS email accounts during new user sessions conducted during the first week or so of school.
RETURNING STUDENTS needing their network or email passwords reset will need to come see Ms. Smith in Room 216 once school is in session. Students cannot request password resets online or via email.
RETURNING PARENTS can log into the website by going to the login page (click User Login on the RCHS homepage) and typing in their username and password. A parent's userid is the email address which is on record with RCHS. If a parent email address has changed since the last login, the parent should log in with the previous email address and update this information. If you have forgotten your password, type in your username and click "Forgot your password?" An email containing a temporary password will be sent automatically.
If you have any concerns, send a brief description of your problem to logins@raleighcharterhs.org.
2015-2016 Audition Information
RCHS Drama
"Phantasmagoria" (Performance Dates: October 29-31)
Auditions will be held September 8th and 9th from 3:30 to 6:00 pm. Students will need to come prepared with a 45-second to 1-minute comic monologue or children's poem memorized. Students should plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the time slot selected on the bulletin board. You will be released immediately after your audition.

Callbacks will be held Thursday, September 12th from 1:30 to 3:30 pm in the Drama Room/Room 118. If you are called back, you must be present for the entire callback. First rehearsal will be September 15th.

"Much Ado About Nothing" (Performance dates: February 26-28 and March 3-5, 2016)
Auditions will be held Tuesday, September 8th and Wednesday, September 9th from 3 pm to 6:30 pm. Students planning to audition will need to prepare a one-minute (15-28 lines of text) Shakespeare monologue and 16 bars of a song from the show. See the Monologue list and monologues cuttings packet here. Rehearsals will begin in mid-November.

Students should plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the time slot selected on the bulletin board. You will be released immediately after your audition.

Callbacks for “Much Ado” will be Thursday, September 10th from 1:30 to 3:30. Everyone must attend the entire time of callbacks.

The 2015-2016 Book List
Preparing for the 2015-2016 School Year

Click here for the 2015-2016 book list. Books are available for purchase at Quail Ridge Bookstore and RCHS will earn a 20% commission on books listed in the book list above when you purchase through Quail Ridge.

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