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






 
Our Flex Days

On Flex Days, students observe and record the natural world at Lake Johnson, examine ancient artifacts at the NC Museum of Art, and listen to political operatives discuss the upcoming elections.

We encourage our students to be flexible and to take every opportunity to learn inside and outside of the classroom.

We ask our students and teachers to be flexible and work with older materials, use and repair hand-me-down furniture, and help with classroom cleaning and recycling.

We love being flexible, but there are things we can’t be flexible about. Small classes, passionate, dedicated teachers, and a culture of learning are central to your students’ education.

Help us sustain what’s most important and support flexible learning.

Click here to contribute to the Phoenix Fund today.

Contact the Development office with any questions.

RCHS Recognized as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School
The U.S. Department of Education has announced that Raleigh Charter High School has been named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School! RCHS has also been recognized by the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program as an "Exemplary High Performing School."

Congratulations to all of our faculty, staff, students and families. Your hard work and support have helped Raleigh Charter High School achieve this great honor!

Important Deadlines for Seniors!
Yearbook

Senior quote guideline sheets are in a folder outside of Mr. Rios' room and ready to be filled out and turned back into the "Completed Senior Quote Forms" folder which can also be found outside of Room 236! In addition, Senior Portrait guideline sheets will be passed out in advisory soon. Both your senior portrait and quote are due on Friday, November 14, 2014. If you have any questions, email seniors.rchsyearbook@gmail.com

State-required Health Information
RCHS Community

North Carolina law requires our school to inform parents and students about certain health-related issues. We encourage families to have discussions with their students about the following information to help them understand the law, the issues, and the information.

We have notified students of this information in an email to their @raleighcharterhs.org email account. Below, please see the text of the law to help you understand your rights and our obligations.

115C-238.29F. General requirements.

(a) Health and Safety Standards. - A charter school shall meet the same health and safety requirements required of a local school administrative unit. The Department of Public Instruction shall ensure that charter schools provide parents and guardians with information about meningococcal meningitis and influenza and their vaccines at the beginning of every school year. This information shall include the causes, symptoms, and how meningococcal meningitis and influenza are spread and the places where parents and guardians may obtain additional information and vaccinations for their children.

The Department of Public Instruction shall also ensure that charter schools provide parents and guardians with information about cervical cancer, cervical dysplasia, human papillomavirus, and the vaccines available to prevent these diseases. This information shall be provided at the beginning of the school year to parents of children entering grades five through 12. This information shall include the causes and symptoms of these diseases, how they are transmitted, how they may be prevented by vaccination, including the benefits and possible side effects of vaccination, and the places where parents and guardians may obtain additional information and vaccinations for their children.

The Department of Public Instruction shall also ensure that charter schools provide students in grades seven through 12 with information annually on the preventable risks for preterm birth in subsequent pregnancies, including induced abortion, smoking, alcohol consumption, the use of illicit drugs, and inadequate prenatal care.

The Department of Public Instruction shall also ensure that charter schools provide students in grades nine through 12 with information annually on the manner in which a parent may lawfully abandon a newborn baby with a responsible person, in accordance with G.S. 7B-500.
Register for PSAT
College Counseling
Students will take the PSAT at Raleigh Charter on Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. School will dismiss for the day immediately following the test. All students in grades 9, 10 and 11 are eligible to take the exam and we encourage all eligible students to register for the exam.
Registration for the PSAT is easy... it's only one step. Just make your check payable to Raleigh Charter High School for $14, being sure to include the student's name on the memo line of the check, and deliver it to Mrs. Wall in the main office before September 30. You may also pay in cash.
More information about the test is available at: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html
An Opportunity for Parents!
RCHS Service Organization
Dear Parents,

With the new Service Organization up and running, we are ready to hold our first official training for parents interested in chaperoning service events! It will take place on Friday, October 3rd, from 3:00 pm-4:00 pm. If you are interested in attending, then please RSVP via the following Signup Genius page:


Please also note: All Service Organization chaperones will be required to undergo a volunteer background check. The check will cost the parent $11.50, and the link will appear under "My Links" when you log on to the RCHS website with your parent ID and password. Although you need not have undergone the background check to receive the training, you should feel free to initiate the background check process in advance of the training.

To learn more about the RCHS Service Organization, please visit the official page:


Please also feel free to email with any questions at all. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you on October 3rd!

"Our Town" Dates
RCHS Drama

"Our Town" is a non-musical set in the fictional town of Grover's Corner in the early 20th century.

The show, which features some pantomiming, will be presented in the Drama Room performance space on the following dates and times:


Friday, October 31 at 7:00
Saturday, November 1 at 6:00
Sunday, November 2 at 3:00
Thursday, November 6 at 5:30 (Student Matinee)
Friday, November 7 at 7:00
Saturday, November 8 at 6:00

Logging in to the RCHS Website
RCHS Community
It is vital for our parents to log into the RCHS website to update contact information. With current information, the school can ensure timely communication with families, especially in the case of urgent or important announcements. Your RCHS login can also be used to view events on our calendar which are not open to the public and 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 Workdays. Each parent is assigned their own userid. Please note the following information concerning RCHS logins.
EACH NEW PARENT was sent an email with information about his/her id/login on August 6th. Please use the information in the email to log in and update your information. There is no need to request a parent ID. Check your spam folder to be sure it didn't get caught in there. In compliance with the FERPA requirement of an opt-out period, new students and parents will not have access to nor be displayed in the Parent/Student directory until August 22.
NEW STUDENTS will receive 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 Mr. Ennis or Ms. Smith once school is in session. (room 216) Students cannot request password resets online or via email.
RETURNING PARENTS can log in to the website by going to the login page (click User Login on the RCHS homepage) and typing in their UserName and password. Reminder: 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.
Earn Money for RCHS While Shopping Online!
Development

Amazon.com’s foundation, AmazonSmile, has pledged to contribute .5% of your purchases to Raleigh Charter High School! To take advantage of this, be sure to always begin your shopping at smile.amazon.com. (Same products, same prices, same Prime benefits!) Using the Amazon app on your phone or tabwill not count toward AmazonSmile.

When you first visit smile.amazon.com, you will be prompted to sign into your Amazon account and designate the non-profit that will benefit from the purchases you make. Type in “Raleigh Charter High School,” and select our school from the list. While shopping, you will see "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" in product descriptions. Those items will count toward the .5% that AmazonSmile will donate to RCHS once you have placed your order.

Your order information and identity will stay confidential. RCHS will never know who has placed orders, what items were purchased or order amounts.

Thank you to all of our families who go the extra step to make their purchases through smile.amazon.com!



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