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December Newsletter from Principal Wollersheim

November 27, 2017

This week marks the conclusion of fall trimester. Winter trimester will begin one week from today.

Final exams will take place, Wednesday, November 29 and, Thursday, November 30. We are on a revised schedule for those two days. Periods 2, 4, 5, and 6 will meet Wednesday. Periods 1, 3, 5 and 7 will meet Thursday. There is no school for students on Friday, December 1, due to Teacher Workshops. On this day, Teachers will be working on fall trimester grading and getting ready for winter trimester. While it is important that our students study hard in preparation for final tests, it is also important that they get a good night's sleep and a good breakfast prior to these exams.

The new trimester will start with homeroom at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, December 4, where students receive their finalized winter class schedule. Winter term provides all of our students with a fresh start and a new set of classes. This is an outstanding time of the year for each student to renew their academic focus. It is a good time for adults to have conversations with students that refresh them and energize them for the new term. December is a short month, due to winter break, which starts on Monday December 25, and runs through Monday, January 1. The remaining three weeks leading up to winter break offers each student a golden opportunity to start the winter trimester in strong fashion. If your student is in need of academic assistance, this is a perfect time to communicate with their counselor or winter trimester teachers.

There are three important academic processes you should be aware of during the first few weeks of December.

Fall Trimester Report Cards

Fall trimester report cards will be posted in ParentVUE on Thursday, December 14. If you do not have a ParentVUE account, you may start one by contacting Cathy Pollock at 651–423–7564 or e–mail her at cathy.pollock@district196.org.

Fall Trimester Incomplete Grade Make Up

Students who have earned a fall trimester final grade of Incomplete for any of their courses have two weeks to work with their fall trimester teacher(s) to convert their incomplete into a regular grade. The final day of the fall term incomplete make up window is Friday, December 15. Students who earned a fall trimester Incomplete(s) should contact their fall trimester teacher(s) immediately to begin the make up process.
Incomplete grades that are not made up are automatically converted to a failing grade.

Winter Trimester EMERGENCY Schedule Review

During the first week of November, students were allowed to alter their winter trimester schedules with parent permission. Currently, winter trimester schedule changes are not allowed except in emergency situations. Emergency schedule changes will be considered on a case by case basis. Emergency criteria are detailed on page ii of the 2017-2018 Rosemount High School Registration Guide. The guide is posted at http://public.district196.org/rhs/academics/regguide1718/intro.pdf . Students with an emergency situation should stop by the counseling office prior to Friday, December 8.

These next four weeks are full of events and activities for students outside the classroom. The winter sports seasons are already, or will soon be, under way. The Performing Art Center will be full of performances leading up to the winter break. I encourage all of you to support our students as they participate in these activities and events. Check the Rosemount High School web site for event dates, times and details. For updates on fine arts activities and athletic events this winter, please join over 10,000 RHS fans on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RosemountHighSchool or follow us @RosemountHS (www.twitter.com/RosemountHS) on Twitter.

These next few weeks will fly by quickly. Please let me or any of the Rosemount High School faculty and staff know if we can be of service to you as we begin the winter trimester. My best wishes to all of you as we finish up the fall and enter the winter trimester.

Go Irish!