Dear Sea Hawks,
As we approach finals week and the end of first semester, the RUHS Counseling Team would like to remind all students to be PROACTIVE, REFLECTIVE, and GOAL-ORIENTED. As a reminder, final exam dates are February 1-3. If you need additional support to improve your grades, remember, THERE IS STILL TIME TO IMPROVE YOUR GRADES BEFORE THE SEMESTER ENDS!
Grades, citizenship, and attendance matter. Be sure to follow the RUHS Citizenship Rubric and dedicate yourself to outstanding behavior and attendance expectations. See the attached file to review the RUHS Citizenship Rubric.
Finish Strong. Be sure to keep up with your work, study hard, and continue practicing the habits that will make you successful adults. Remember, semester grades are PERMANENT. Failing grades will appear on your transcript and set you behind in credits.
Attend Regularly. Consistent class attendance and punctuality are important to class engagement and success! In order to stay in good standing, set your alarms early and attend school regularly.
Demonstrate Outstanding Behavior: Follow all school and class rules. Be a leader and demonstrate a positive, cooperative attitude. Show respect to people and property. Demonstrate integrity as you complete your final projects and exams. Start communication with your teachers NOW. Self-advocate early; allowing for time to prepare for semester finals. If you have a friend who needs extra support, encourage him/her to stay focused and committed to finishing the semester strong.
Prepare for Your Final Exams. Take advantage of study guides, review sessions, and available academic support. Final exams can be worth a high percentage of your grade.
Study Session Events @ RUHS!!
- Cocoa and Cram
- When: Tuesday, January 24th & Thursday, January 26th
- Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
- Where: Cafeteria
Check Google Classroom and Infinite Campus. Check out your missing assignments or other resources your teachers provide.
Utilize Online Resources to Help You Succeed:
- http://www.redondo.org/depts/library/ask_now_and_live_homework_help.asp (online tutoring Mon-Fri 1pm-10pm) *library card required
- https://www.khanacademy.org/ (online tutoring for many subjects)
- http://www.classzone.com/ (access to online textbooks)
- https://quizlet.com/ (a good study tool)
As a reminder, students MUST have at least a 2.0 grade point average and no more than one “U” in citizenship marks on each quarter and semester report card in order to participate in extracurricular activities, including athletics, band, drama, etc. If a student does not maintain these standards, he/she will not be able to participate and will be placed on the NO-GO list for all extracurricular activities.
Our school wide goal is to move ALL students above a 2.0 grade point average and achieve College Readiness with a “C” or better in their classes!
Thank you for your hard work and dedication to succeed!
THE RUHS COUNSELORS' CREED
“Students must have initiative; they should not be mere imitators. They must learn to think and act for themselves--and be free.” (Cesar Chavez)
As a counseling team, our goal is to teach, support and inspire students to pursue both their personal and academic goals. We recognize each student as an individual with unique qualities and talents. Our commitment is to help them discover and develop their interests as they continue their journey as a lifelong learner.
The Counselor's Role
The RUHS counseling team is comprised of a wealth of knowledge and combined experience, totaling over 90 years in education!
- Schedule individual counseling sessions with students to establish personal goals.
- Meet with students in crisis and provide information for appropriate professional personal/social counseling services.
- Provide group orientations at each grade level to discuss career interest and the college exploration process (The Nest).
- Meet with parents and students to discuss personal goals and academic planning.
- Provide technology and online resources to help students with their decision making, college choice and career planning.
- Introduce various colleges by scheduling individual visits by college admissions representatives to talk with students (The Nest).
- Host workshops and guest speakers to share expertise on the college admissions process and financial aid options.
- Prepare school materials (transcripts, recommendations and the school profile) on behalf of students to universities and colleges for admissions and scholarship purposes.
The Power of Choice
See the Locker for a copy of the Power of Choice Presentation held on November 3, 2016.
We'd like to get to know you better! Get to know us first by visiting the "Get to Know Your Counselor" page.
There you can find the name of your student's school counselor and contact information.