Announcements and Events

Rolling Hills Prep and Renaissance Schools are proud to present numerous community events throughout the year. This page serves as both a planning tool and as a consistent location for information regarding upcoming events. All information presented on this page has the most up-to-date content and information, so please check this page as a resource if you are unclear about any specific details regarding an event or initiative. 
Dr. Oren Boxer Speaker Event - June 24 - 4 PM - Thinking About The Future: Understanding Executive Functioning Skills
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For your convenience, the 2020-2021 Important Dates document is linked below for returning families. If you would like to access this document in the future, please visit this page or the "Current Parents" page of our website under the "Community" tab. Please note that dates on this list may change depending on a variety of factors, including COVID-19.

Last year Rolling Hills Prep & Renaissance Schools tested the opportunity to purchase school supplies through 1st Day School Supplies. The feedback from parents was positive. As a result of that feedback and in an effort to help simplify your Back To School Checklist for the '20-'21 school year, the Parents Association is once again offering families the opportunity to purchase school supplies through 1st Day School Supplies. This campaign is active until July 1, 2020 and the supplies will be sent directly to your home. In addition to the school supplies, 1st Day School Supplies also offers backpacks, lunch boxes, face masks, and water bottles.


How it works:

Click on the below link to take you to the website and find your student’s class. Classes are identified by Grade / RHP / REN / CLASS.  Click on the kit and complete your purchase. All your supplies will be shipped in a specially marked box for your student to your home.  Many of these products are the same products that you would find in your local office supply store or Target / Walmart. A portion of the revenue earned goes back to the school in this fundraising endeavor.


Please note that you must purchase your school supplies by July 1, 2020.  After this date, you will no longer be able to purchase your school supplies through the 1st Day School Supply website and will need to shop for school supplies the old-fashioned way.


All efforts were made to include as many supplies needed for the 2020-2021 school year, but you may find that your student needs a few more items for their electives or that a teacher may add something over the summer that will be needed for his/her class. We hope that you find back to school shopping a bit easier and more convenient using the below link.


Click here to access 1st Day School Supplies

Videos for both the Middle School Closing Ceremony and the Upper School Closing Ceremony are now available online. Due to the sensitivity of publishing student names online, these videos will only be hosted on the "Announcements and Events" page of our website under the "Community" tab.
If you would like a downloadable version of the video, please reach out to Mr. Cameron Rogers, Director of Marketing and Communications, at
Middle School Closing Ceremony - June 10, 2020

Upper School Closing Ceremony - June 10, 2020
 Gaze - Literary Magazine 2019-2020 CoverGaze
2019-2020 All-School Literary Magazine
Gaze, the 2019-2020 All-School Literary Magazine was unveiled at the Upper School Closing Ceremony and it is now available in an online format! You may access Gaze using the link below or via the "Arts" tab of our website.
Due to printing issues surrounding COVID-19, Our Story, the 2019-2020 yearbook will be made available in the fall.
We are thrilled that our first ever virtual Coffee House was a success! The Adam Z. Rice Theater may be a better venue for performances compared to Zoom, but it took the creativity and talent of our students and arts faculty to pull off a completely new format using the tools available to them.
Virtual Coffee House - May 29, 2020
We have created a video of items in our "lost and found" closet that will hopefully allow students or parents to identify any missing items that may still be onsite. Please watch the video linked below and contact Melinda Alcott at if you recognize any items that belong to your family.
Football Team
Students interested in joining the football team should fill out the contact form linked below and return it directly to Coach Spahr (e-mail included on the contact form).
Varsity Girls' Volleyball
Girls' Volleyball season starts in August and we are recruiting players now for the 2020-2021 team! Please contact Coach Sarah at (661)373-9699 if you are interested and would like more information.
Varsity Sailing
The sailing team is seeking new team members for the 2020-2021 school year. This is open to all students in grades 8 - 12, and all levels welcome.  Please contact Debbie Murad at if you are interested in joining!
Our 2020 Athletics Banquet video celebrates teams, senior athletes, and Brian Knigin's 29-year tenure at Rolling Hills Prep and Renaissance Schools. If you missed it, you can still watch the video below:
Arts Week 2020 and STEM Expo 2020 were extremely successful for our first virtual events of that scale. Due to the online nature of both events, we are happy to announce that both events will remain active and available on our website for the foreseeable future. We invite every member of our community to return to these pages and learn more about our talented student artists or STEM careers and projects!
Thank you for attending Arts Week 2020 and STEM Expo 2020
As an initiative to support various members of our community, we launched the "In This Together" registry of community-owned businesses and services along with any special programs/initiatives/actions that they may be implementing to address the unique circumstances we are currently faced with. The page is currently live under the "Community" tab of our website or by accessing the link below.

Click here to access the "In This Together" Business Registry

This opportunity is available to individuals, contractors, service providers, and non-owners of businesses to highlight their work as well. To be included, please fill out the following form. If you submit information and wish to issue a correction or update the information provided, please e-mail Mr. Cameron Rogers at Please try to provide information that will be usable for longer periods of time because updates and corrections may be delayed after initial publishing.
We are proud to announce that we are now participants in the Box Tops for Education program. Box Tops for Education is a long-running program that allows families to support their schools through the purchase of many common products and groceries. The program is easier than ever to participate in and can be done quickly and easily by photographing your receipt using a new app-based system on your phone.

More information about participation can be found by clicking the links below and we deeply appreciate your participation and support of our schools!