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. 
 
 
 
STEM Expo Poster
 
Don't forget to check throughout the week as new items are added to the page!
 
The third annual STEM Expo is right around the corner and we've decided to make a week of it! Beginning Monday, May 10, the week includes project presentations from Math and Science Diploma students, a STEM Project Gallery, presentations with special guests, a STEM-themed Quizbowl (AKA STEM Bowl), and a world premiere of the STEM podcast. Don't miss this action-packed opportunity to explore the exciting world of STEM at our schools!
 
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COVID Testing will be provided by COVID Testing Today on campus every Tuesday and Wednesday until the end of the school year. Students are required to be tested once every two weeks and competing athletes may be required to test weekly or at more frequent intervals prior to competitions.
 
Please be sure to register and sign up for COVID tests as needed to comply with recurring testing expectations. This link will also be featured on the "Announcements and Events" page of our website.
 
Our Middle School Scientists are hard at work generating their scientific questions and devising their procedures to investigate them, ready for our Virtual Science Fair on Tuesday, June 1, from 1:20 PM to 3:00 PM. This year, students will be presenting their projects as videos, explaining their process of following the scientific method!
 
The fair itself will be virtual again this year to make sure that everybody gets to participate and outside visitors also get a chance to see the projects. Each student will share their video in their class’ breakout room, followed by them answering questions from the audience for a few minutes. The zoom details will be shared on the day of the event.
The "Important Dates" document, outlining major events and holiday breaks, for 2021-2022 is now available. Additionally, this document will be hosted for the foreseeable future on the "Current Parents" page of our website under the "Community" tab.
 

Please visit our new Summer Opportunities web page for more information about summer school courses (Biology, Geometry, and Gov/Econ) and other options, such as RenCamp, REACH Camp, or Peninsula Bay Cities Day Camp.

Click here to visit the Summer Opportunities web page

Visual Arts Show 2021
 
Our annual art show is a celebration of the creative ingenuity of our community. We are continuing a new digital tradition of hosting it online to ensure everyone has the opportunity to see all the great student work from this year. Enjoy a glimpse into the creative minds and processes of our students and faculty alike by visiting galleries of work that highlight individual portfolios and works created in specific courses.

Click here to access Visual Arts Show 2021
Below you can find archived student town hall videos for future reference.
Student Town Hall Recording - April 21, 2021
 
Student Town Hall Recording - April 15, 2021
On Thursday, April 22, a note was sent to parents with an update from the COVID Task Force, information regarding SchoolPass, and Transportation information with routes and pricing.
 
As stated in previous communications, transportation options are available for all routes except for Palos Verdes because no responses were received indicating interest for that route when the Transportation Survey was issued. The cost of using transportation for this period will be $375 and signing up is a commitment to paying for the entire period until June.
 
The athletic department is currently looking for potential athletes interested in joining several teams. If you're interested or have any questions, please contact Coach Hollandsworth at Lhollandsworth@rollinghillsprep.org
 
Soccer
New and returning boys and girls soccer players will begin practice on March 3 and 5 from 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM. Players interested should bring cleats, shin guards, and athletic attire.
 
 
Football
A potential football season looks promising with an opponent lined up for Saturday, March 13. It is not too late to join! Football practice is currently scheduled Monday - Friday from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM. If you have any questions regarding the football program, you can contact the head football coach Dan Spahr (rhpfootball2002@gmail.com) or assistant football coach Lance Hollandsworth.
 
Cheer
The cheer team has been meeting and practicing for months in preparation for the coming athletic events. Congrats to Bobbi Spahr and the cheerleaders and we hope to see them at competitions in the coming weeks.
 
Baseball and Softball
These two spring sports are approved to begin practices in March. Interested students should email the athletic office with their name, grade, and sport of interest so they can be provided with news and updates on the season’s status.
 
Surfing and Golf
We are gathering names of interested students for the golf and surf teams. There will be more information to come on a prospective season. Again, interested students should email the athletic office with their name, grade, and sport of interest so they can be provided with news and updates.
 
Sailing
US sailing is tentatively scheduled to begin in mid to late March. Regattas will be scheduled for April and May. Practices will take place at King Harbor Yacht Club (KHYC) in Redondo Beach. Those interested can reach out to Debbie Murad at dmuradmsw@aol.com or (310) 953-5169 and she will keep them updated with the next steps.
 
 
Protocols and policies as mandated by the Los Angeles Department of Health and will need to be adhered to at all times and students must wear face coverings and maintain social distancing measures. Prior to any athletic practice or competition, students must complete an athletic physical and submit an emergency form. These forms can be copied and sent to coach Hollandsworth in the athletic department.

We have passed the early deadline for yearbook purchases so there are only a limited number of books available!  Go to this link to purchase a yearbook if you have not yet! 

Current parent, Dr. Crystal Quarry, shared an excellent resource that speaks to building a self-care plan during times of difficulty. Whether raising children or dealing with many of the challenges we are all facing in our lives today, this is a practical approach to supporting our own well-being.

Click here to access the Self-Care Toolkit PDF
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!