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. 
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Easily Purchase Next Year's School Supplies Today - Deadline June 30th!

For the past few weeks, faculty & staff have worked diligently to put together the back to school supplies that your students will need when they return to campus on August 22, 2019. In an effort to make life a bit simpler, the Parents Association has teamed up with 1st Day School Supply to making shopping easy and pain-free.
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 of your supplies will be shipped in a specially marked box for your student to campus and you will be able to pick up your student’s school supplies at the Husky Pride Picnic on Saturday, August 24th. There is no charge for shipping and 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 June 30, 2019. After this date, you will no longer be able to purchase your school supplies thru 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 2019-2020 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.

Important Dates 2019-2020

A list of important dates, including holidays and breaks is available by clicking below. Please note that items on this list may change, however, any changes that occur will take place prior to the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.

Student Diversity Leadership Conference - June 15 Deadline

December 4-7 | Seattle, WA | Application Due June 15 | For Rising 9-12 Grade Students

NAIS will be hosting the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) in Seattle, WA, December 4-7, 2019.


SDLC is one of the many ways that Rolling Hills Prep and Renaissance Schools affirms our school commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Past participants share that this is a transformative leadership experience. SDLC is a multiracial, multicultural gathering of more than 1,600 upper school student leaders (grades 9-12) from across the U.S. The conference focuses on self-reflecting, forming allies, and building community. Led by a diverse team of trained adult and peer facilitators, participants will develop effective cross-cultural communication skills, better understand the nature and development of effective strategies for social justice, practice expression through the arts, and learn networking principles and strategies.


The SDLC conference is a unique opportunity and participating schools are offered a limited number of student slots. Because of this, we need to find out the number of interested students before the Fall semester. Please fill out the SDLC Application Form by June 15, 2019. Ms. Padua-Douglas and the Diversity Committee will review the applications and inform possible attendees when we return in the Fall. For any questions, please contact Emilie Padua-Douglas.

2019-2020 Global Studies and Service Learning Excursions

Note: a previous flyer was sent with incorrect dates for the Ecuador Internship, they should read "May 25 - June 4."


We have several opportunities for students to travel in spring/summer of next year. See the flyer below for brief explanations on the various trips. If interested, please note that these travel options require a passport and students may want to start that process as early as possible. Additionally, passports and residency cards must be valid for six months after the returning date of travel, so please plan accordingly.


More information regarding initial planning and informational meetings will be provided in the coming months, however, trip leads can provide more information or early registration opportunities (if available). Please see the flyer below regarding contact information for trip leads.



STEM Expo Feedback

Thank you to those who were able to join us for our STEM EXPO last Thursday. The STEM committee would love your feedback. We value your opinions and will use this information to help us plan these events next year. If you attended, please complete the survey linked below. There are opportunities in the survey to comment on the speaker sessions, the Makerspace in the MPR, and the exhibits on the front lawn. You do not need to include your name on this survey. Please complete by Monday, June 10, 2019.



REACH Elementary Referrals

As you know, we continue to work towards the fall opening of REACH, an elementary school that extends our mission to younger bright students that learn differently. We are hopeful of having enough students to get off the ground this fall (ideally 12-16 students), and we could use your help. The School will be located at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Redondo Beach, and you can learn more at I truly hope you will support this opportunity. For questions, please contact Director Natalia Zuppardi at