Event Updates and Contingencies
Monday Morning Meetings - Weekly
Please note, this format requires significantly more preproduction work than typical meetings, meaning videos must be provided by Friday morning at 11:00 AM to be included in the following Monday's meeting.
Senior Speeches - Fridays
AP Exams - 5/11/2020 - 5/22/2020
Please note, AP exams are required if students wish to receive college credit and students who do not take the exam will not receive college credit regardless of their class grade, participation, or standing with their teacher. This is a requirement set forth by the College Board and is not within our realm of control.
Arts Week 2020 - The Week of 5/18/2020
STEM Expo 2020 - 5/20/2020
Our STEM Expo is going virtual! Joining us this year will be a number of talented and engaging special guests from the STEM community. A live broadcast will begin promptly at 2:00 pm where you will be introduced to all of our incredible speakers. From there, you’ll have the chance to experience full-length interviews with each of these professionals. Please join us as they provide insight to careers, their own passions and histories, and a glimpse into the future of STEM and our world. Come join our Virtual STEM Expo at RollingHillsPrep.org/STEMExpo on Wednesday and see all that the Virtual STEM Expo has to offer.
- Dr. Julian Taurozzi (Chemical/Environmental Engineering)
- Walker Pawlik (Building your own PC)
- Trevor Anderson (Energy and Sustainability)
- Shannon Odell (Neuroscientist and Comedian)
- Dr. Mike Cavallaro (Entomology)
- Laua’e Gouveia (Science Teaching)
- Tim Sherman (Mobile Games Product Design)
- Spencer Rogers (Maker Extraordinaire)
- Tom Lucht (Mobile Technology Strategy & Development)
- Laura Barnes (Technology Management - Disney)
- Donald Lopez (Systems Integrator - Aerospace)
- Dr. Alefiya Hussain (Computer Science)
- Dan Sherman (CEO - Mobile Games)
- Daniel Weishoff (Cyber security, Mobile Games)
- Dr. Jason Douglas (Public Health)
- Naomi Scott (Marine Science)
Athletic Banquet - 5/28/2020
This approach may combine the upper and middle school athletics banquets, but no final decision has been made.
Head of School Coffee Admission Event - 5/28/20
Coffee House Performances - 5/29/2020
8th-Grade Luncheon - 6/5/2020
Senior Internship Presentations - 6/8/2020
Closing Ceremonies - 6/10/2020
Senior Milestone Moment - 6/12/2020
The decision was made to postpone commencement until a later date, but still mark the
milestone on the afternoon of June 12th. This virtual event will be scheduled for 6:00pm to mark the milestone of commencement, and to provide a time for seniors, families, advisors, and our Head of Schools to acknowledge the hard work and journey that they have shared over their high school career. This will also be a time to watch the Class of 2020 – Senior Video, prepared by John Tan and Traci Dalke.
In addition to the Milestone Moment, the committee also decided on having each student take part in a Cap and Gown Photo Session. Distinct interest was expressed by students and parents alike in taking this traditional photo. To accommodate this request, photo sessions will be scheduled on June 12th, throughout the day. Photos will be taken individually, on campus, outdoors, in full cap and gown regalia, recognizing social distancing and other guidelines. Caps and Gowns will be provided for each senior, in advance, in their Senior Grad Package. Detailed information will follow on the distribution of these packages, as well as the exact schedule for graduate photos.
Commencement - 8/1/2020
The survey made it clear that everyone wanted an in-person ceremony and combined senior dinner at a future date. After much discussion, and in consideration of many factors related to fall 2020 schedules, such as varying academic terms, availability to return over break periods, and a concern for wavering interest in a future gathering, the committee concluded that a calendared future date of Saturday, August 1 would meet the needs of the majority of the community in the best way possible. This allows for the possibility of an evening gathering (6:00 PM) where less restrictive measures would be in place, while still providing a date that accommodates the greatest potential for student attendance. This date would be contingent, of course, on the social distancing and health related parameters that would need to be followed, based on recommended guidelines. This may mean we come together in a distanced format while watching Commencement, or it may mean that guidelines mandate a
more restricted approach to gathering.