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Posted Friday, Feb 16, 2018 3:48:00 PM

Dear Garland ISD Families:

Garland ISD is deeply saddened by the tragic events in Florida this week, and our hearts go out to those families and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Our heartfelt sympathies are with the victims' families, the campus and the community who have been impacted.

In Garland ISD, the safety and security of our students, staff and visitors has been and will remain our very top priority and a primary focus of district operations. Our GISD Department of Security enlists extensive safeguarding measures and is very active and present on campuses. They provide training to all campus and facility staff on district safety protocols and mandate that campuses conduct drills on a regular basis.

The district also partners closely with the Garland, Rowlett and Sachse police departments, and we are well-served by the relationships we have with local law enforcement. We have 47 armed school resource officers patrolling our campuses, with officers present daily at our middle and high school campuses. Added police officers are assigned at four to five elementary campuses on a rotating basis. I have personally met with all three city police chiefs who are fully vested in the safety of the district's students and employees. We also benefit from having district security staff that provides ongoing assistance at our campuses and facilities.

Additionally, we have security cameras at entrances and around our buildings, and visitors are seen and heard before they are allowed to enter our campuses. Once inside, they must present picture identification and go through a background check.

These are measures that are in place every day to protect everyone at our campuses.

Moreover, Garland ISD remains vigilant through the work of its District Safety and Security Committee, composed of school personnel and emergency responders, who regularly evaluate GISD's Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and safety and emergency training procedures.

As a result of these tragic events, our director of security sent a reminder to all staff about those important safety precautions we take every day:

  • Check for ID badges and visitor badges and positively engage anyone who does not have one
  • Sound the alarm when any issue arises following the Standard Response Protocol
  • Teach with classroom doors locked

We also have a strong counseling staff that is trained in helping students during times of anxiety or stress.

Vigilance, awareness and communication are critical in maintaining safe schools. Garland ISD knows and accepts these challenges, but an entire community effort is necessary for continued success. Please help us reinforce this message by talking with your children this evening about the importance of alerting adults to anything they may see, hear, read, view, experience or witness that has the potential to threaten the security of our campuses.

To make a report to district staff, please contact our 24-hour District Security Dispatch at 972-494-8911 or call our hotline number at 1-800-527-7140. Additional security information can be found on our website safety and security page.

I want to reassure you that Garland ISD has been proactive in preparing for those challenges that we hope and pray will never occur. We will remain vigilant in providing a safe school environment conducive to teaching and learning. Thank you for your continued support of Garland ISD.

Very truly yours,

Dr. Ricardo López, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Print version - Safety message from Dr. López (PDF)

Print version - Safety message from Dr. López - Spanish (PDF)

Print version - Safety message from Dr. López - Vietnamese (PDF)

Posted Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 9:30:05 AM

What is Spring Free?

Spring Free is for students that need to take courses online as credit recovery or correspondence based on their need. The program runs from February 20, 2018 through April 6, 2018.  All work must be completed by April 6, 2018 to be awarded credit.  Registration is from February 12-16, 2018 so don't miss out on this opportunity to recover credit.

How do I apply?

Interested students will need to pick up a form from their counselor. A parent signature is required to sign up.

Where do I go once I sign up?

The computer lab 1144 will be available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:45-4:15 p.m. for students who chose to work from school. Students that chose to work off campus will login to learn.education2020.com using the login G + ID# (example, G123456) and their student npin for the password.

 

Students will communicate with Mr.Newhouse for retakes on quizzes, etc. Students need to plan on taking their final exam for the course on campus and have to pass the final exam with a 70 or better to finish the course.

Posted Monday, Feb 12, 2018 3:04:38 PM

collage of school website homepages

Your input will help us make improvements to our school websites so we may better serve you.

School website survey

Posted Monday, Feb 12, 2018 8:09:34 AM

Rowlett HS is very excited to be celebrating Black History on our campus. February 1st marks the beginning of Black History Month. Each year Americans set aside a few weeks to focus their historical hindsight on the contributions that people of African descent have made to this country. To honor accomplishments of key African Americans we will have a Black History Celebration in the Auditorium Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 9:10 AM. Students can purchase tickets for $3 during lunches on February 23, 2018.  The celebration will feature:

  • Valencia King- News Anchor, Speaker, Entrepreneur, and RHS Alumni
  • RHS Choir
  • RHS Jazz Band
  • RHS Dance Department
  • RHS Drama Department
  • RHS DECA
  • RHS Lett Steppers

Posted Monday, Feb 12, 2018 8:02:59 AM

STAAR EOC Parent Night

Want to know more about the STAAR End Of Course test that students are required to take and pass for graduation? Want to know how you can help? Attend the STAAR EOC Parent Night that will include information for parent and a pizza dinner for the family Tuesday, March 27th at 6:00 PM until 7:30 in the RHS Library. Please register at https://rhsparentstaarnight.eventbrite.com.

STAAR EOC Super Saturday Test Prep Days

Rowlett High School will be having STAAR EOC Super Saturday Test Prep Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 8 a.m. until noon for test preparation for the upcoming STAAR EOC English I & English II exams. Students may register with their English I or English II teacher. Bus transportation and breakfast will be provided.

Rowlett High School will be having STAAR Super Saturday Test Prep Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 8 a.m. until noon for test preparation for the upcoming STAAR EOC Algebra I, Biology & US History exams. Students may register with their Algebra I, Biology or US History teacher. Bus transportation and breakfast will be provided.

Super Saturday Bus Routes

Transportation will be provided by the district at the following drop off and pick up locations:

 Shuttle Bus #1 

  • 6200 Dexham Road - Dorsey Elementary 6:30 a.m. pick up, 12:54 p.m. drop off
  • 7300 Bluebonnet Drive – Back Elementary 6:45 a.m. pick up, 12:47 p.m. drop off
  • Corner Stop: Lakeview Parkway & Edgewater Drive-South 6:53 a.m. pick up, 12:11 p.m. drop off
  • 5201 Nita - Pearson Elementary 6:57 a.m. pick up, 12:15 p.m. drop off
  • 6200 Danridge - Steadham Elementary 7:04 a.m. pick up, 12:21 p.m. drop off
  • Corner Stop: Lakeview Parkway & Edgewater Drive –North 7:13 a.m. pick up, 12:29 p.m. drop off
  • Corner Stop: Nueces Bay Drive & Alazan Bay Drive 7:17 a.m. pick up, 12:30 p.m. drop off
  • Corner Stop: Lake Hill & Ahnee Drive 7:22 a.m. pick up, 12:40 p.m. drop off

Shuttle Bus #2

  • 1520 Cumberland Drive - Kimberlin Academy 6:32 a.m. pick up, 12:48 p.m. drop off
  • 1125 Beverly Drive - Austin Academy 6:38 a.m. pick up, 12:44 p.m. drop off
  • 3315 Carla Drive - Rowlett Elementary 6:52 a.m. pick up, 12:35 p.m. drop off
  • Corner Stop: Chaha Road & Kirby Road 7:00 a.m. pick up, 12:30 p.m. drop off
  • Corner Stop: Harborview BD & Gulfport Drive 7:08 a.m. pick up, 12:26 p.m. drop off
  • 7500 Miller Road – Herfurth Elementary 7:15 a.m. pick up, 12:19 p.m. drop off
Posted Monday, Feb 5, 2018 7:58:31 AM

Here is the pep rally bell schedule for February 9, 2018.

 

A1- 7:30-9:02
A2- 9:08-10:41
A3- 10:47-1:02
    A 10:47-11:17
    B 11:22-11:52
    C 11:57-12:27
    D 12:32-1:02
A4 1:08-2:40

Participants called out at 1:10

Grade levels called out at 1:20

Pep Rally 1:25-2:35

Everyone report back to class to dismiss at 2:40

Posted Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 8:17:00 AM
There are a lot of great things about Rowlett HS. Take a look at some at our extracurricular opportunities on our activities page, see the good things are programs are doing on the Eagle Accolades page, explore our Fine Arts programs, and learn about our history and traditions on our About Us page.  Rowlett High School is also home to a couple programs that are unique to our school. The Cyber Talons compete in the national Air Force Association established initiative CyberPatriot.  The Rowlett Photography Club is an extension of the Commercial Photography program here at Rowlett High. Our award winning Student Council goes above and beyond to help the community.  Rowlett HS is also known for their accomplished athletic teams and fine arts programs. In fact, our Rowlett Eagle Theatre Company was nominated by university theatre professors to perform at the Ediburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Come take a look around our site at all of the wonderful things Rowlett High School can offer you.
Posted Monday, Jan 29, 2018 10:40:00 AM

Attention parents, students, teachers, and alumni.  We would love for you all to share what is good about Rowlett HS with the world by posting to twitter and using the hashtags #ChooseGarlandISD and #ChooseRowlettHS.  We would love to hear about your experiences with the great staff and programs here at Rowlett HS. Share a memory, photo, or explanation of why someone should choose GISD and Rowlett HS.

Posted Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 9:09:00 AM

We want your picture!

Please submit your selfie with your acceptance letter to the counselors office at soon as you receive it.  You can post it to twitter using the hashtag #RowlettHSCollegeBound and #RHSEveryDay, email it to Rosemary Restrapo, or bring a physical copy to the counselors office.

Thank you,  

Counselor’s Office

Posted Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 8:03:50 AM
You asked for it, so we provided it!  Now you can see all of the important dates for the class of 2018 directly on our website by going to the page here.
Posted Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018 3:28:12 PM

Welcome back!  We hope you had a relaxing and rejuvenating break.

 

Please go to your A1 class from last semester to pick up new schedules.

Posted Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 11:05:56 AM

Parents and guardians, please take a moment to fill out the survey below. The deadline to complete the survey is March 29, 2018 and the results should be available April 13, 2018.

Parent Survey Link- English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FamilyEngagement_2018

 

Parent Survey Link- Spanish: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/FamilyEngagement_2018Span

 

Parent Survey Link- Vietnamese: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FamilyEngagement_2018Viet

Posted Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017 8:28:05 AM

Find a pdf version here.

In order to qualify for exemptions you must:
- be passing for the 6 weeks and the term
- be clear from LOP by December 6th at 3:00.
- have 0 unexcused absences OR receive:
  -A 90-100 with no more than 3 excused absences
  -B 80-89 with no more than 2 excused absences
  -C 70-79 with no more than 1 excused absence
- No more than 3 tardies for the semester in each class
- NO Suspensions, ISS, or AEC

Exemptions by Grade Level
9th graders= 1 Attendance Exemption per semester
10th graders= 2 Attendance Exemptions per semester
11th graders= 3 Attendance Exemptions per semester
12th graders= 3 Attendance Exemptions Fall semester only

Complete this check list by December 6th to make sure you earn your exemptions.
-Pick up your attendance profile from the attendance office and clear any issues. Profiles can be picked up between classes, during lunch, before school, or after school.
-Check the Loss of Privileges List and make sure you are cleared from all fines, fees, and dues.

Dual Credit students may not exempt those courses.  Pre AP, AP, and Honors must check the course syllabus.

Students must be present on exam day, even if they are exempt.

Posted Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 2:25:39 PM

Information

Have a student that is struggling or that needs to recover a  cycle grade? Thursday School or Saturday School may be the intervention method for your student.

The purpose of Thursday School is to provide targeted tutorials and cycle recovery for struggling students. 
Bus transportation is provided each Thursday School.  Thursday School Hours 2:40 until 5:00 PM 

 

Thursday School Dates

November 16, 2017
November 30, 2017
January 11, 2018
January 25, 2018
February 15, 2018
March 1, 2018
April 5, 2018
April 19, 2018

Thursday School Bus Routes

Transportation will be provided by the district at the following Drop off and Pick up locations:

Shuttle Bus #1      Arrives at RHS at 5:10 PM                                         TIME OF ARRIVAL 

  • 7500 Miller Road – Herfurth Elementary                                                 5:20 PM
  • Corner Stop: Harborview BD & Gulfport Drive                                         5:27 PM
  • Corner Stop: Chaha Road & Kirby Road                                                   5:31 PM
  • 3315 Carla Drive - Rowlett Elementary                                                    5:36 PM
  • 1125 Beverly Drive - Austin Academy                                                      5:45 PM
  • 1520 Cumberland Drive - Kimberlin Academy                                         5:49 PM

Shuttle Bus #2      Arrives at RHS at 5:10 PM                                          TIME OF ARRIVAL

  • Corner Stop: Lakeview Parkway & Edgewater Drive-South                     5:20 PM
  • 5201 Nita - Pearson Elementary                                                               5:24 PM
  • 6200 Danridge - Steadham Elementary                                                   5:30 PM
  • Corner Stop: Lakeview Parkway & Edgewater Drive –North                   5:38 PM
  • Corner Stop: Nueces Bay Drive & Alazan Bay Drive                                 5:42 PM
  • Corner Stop: Lake Hill & Ahnee Drive                                                       5:49 PM
  • 7300 Bluebonnet Drive - Back Elementary                                              5:56 PM
  • 6200 Dexham Road - Dorsey Elementary                                                 6:01 PM          

 

Saturday School

The purpose of Saturday School is to provide additional avenues for administration and teachers to assign tutorials outside of the scope of the school week to get students back on track academically. 
Students may be assigned Saturday School for attendance make-up (LOC), tutorials/academic assistance and minor discipline infractions.

Saturday School Dates

Saturday School Hours 8:00 AM  until 12:00 Noon
December 2, 2017
FALL SUPER SATURDAY -
Special Hours: 7:30-12:00 Noon
Bus Transportation Provided
(LOC Opportunity)
January 20, 2018
February 10, 2018
March 24, 2018
April 7, 2018
ELA SUPER SATURDAY
Special Hours: 7:30-12:00 Noon
Bus Transportation Provided

April 14, 2018
May 5, 2018
SPRING SUPER SATURDAY
Special Hours: 7:30-12:00 Noon
Bus Transportation Provided
(LOC Opportunity)
June 2, 2018
(LOC Opportunity)
(Meet in the Library)

Saturday School Bus Routes

December 3rd  

 

Transportation will be provided by the district at the following Drop off and Pick up locations:

 

Shuttle Bus #1                                                                        TIME                PICK UP  -  DROP OFF

  • 6200 Dexham Road - Dorsey Elementary                                           6:30 AM  - 12:54 PM  
  • 7300 Bluebonnet Drive – Back Elementary                                        6:45 AM  -  12:47 PM
  • Corner Stop: Lakeview Parkway & Edgewater Drive-South                6:53 AM  -  12:11  PM
  • 5201 Nita - Pearson Elementary                                                         6:57 AM  -  12:15 PM
  • 6200 Danridge - Steadham Elementary                                             7:04 AM  -  12:21 PM
  • Corner Stop: Lakeview Parkway & Edgewater Drive –North             7:13 AM  -  12:29 PM
  • Corner Stop: Nueces Bay Drive & Alazan Bay Drive                           7:17 AM  -  12:30 PM
  • Corner Stop: Lake Hill & Ahnee Drive                                                 7:22 AM  -  12:40 PM
  • ARRIVE AT RHS                                                                                    7:30 AM

Shuttle Bus #2                                                                        TIME                PICK UP  -  DROP OFF

  • 1520 Cumberland Drive - Kimberlin Academy                                   6:32 AM  -  12:48 PM 
  • 1125 Beverly Drive - Austin Academy                                                6:38 AM  -  12:44 PM
  • 3315 Carla Drive - Rowlett Elementary                                              6:52 AM  -  12:35 PM
  • Corner Stop: Chaha Road & Kirby Road                                             7:00 AM  -  12:30 PM
  • Corner Stop: Harborview BD & Gulfport Drive                                  7:08 AM  -  12:26 PM
  • 7500 Miller Road – Herfurth Elementary                                           7:15 AM -  12:19 PM   
Posted Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 7:38:00 AM

Here is the bell schedule for first semester exams.  You can find a pdf version here.

 

 


Tuesday, December 12, 2017 

A1, A2 & A3- (Normal class periods/Regular Bell Schedule)   

A4 Exam 1:08-2:40 

 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 

B5, B6 & B7- (Normal class periods/Regular Bell Schedule)   

B8 Exam 1:08-2:4 

 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

A1 Exam 7:30-8:52 

A2 Exam 8:58-10:19 

A3 Exam 10:25-12:40   

  A Lunch 10:25-10:55 

  B Lunch 11:00- 11:30 

  C Lunch 11:35-12:05 

  D Lunch 12:10-12:40 

 

Friday December 15, 2017

B5 Exam 7:30-8:52 

B6 Exam 8:58-10:19 

B7 Exam 10:25-12:40   

  A Lunch 10:25-10:55 

  B Lunch 11:00- 11:30 

  C Lunch 11:35-12:05 

  D Lunch 12:10-12:40 

Posted Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017 2:32:00 PM

Football is in the playoffs!

Tickets can be purchased in the front office on Wednesday and Thursday from 7:30-3:00 and on Friday from 7:30-1:00.  Students can purchase tickets before school, after school, and during their lunch.  Adult tickets are $6 and students are $4, cash only.  Tickets can also be bought at the gate in Coppell for $8.

Posted Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 1:47:08 PM

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RHS AVID parent night on October 30, 2017 at 6 p.m. in Rowlett's Cafeteria. Join us for a panel discussion to answer your questions.

Posted Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 10:07:44 AM
Evening parent / teacher conferences will be held on Oct 24th and 30th from 4:30-7:30. Please make appointments with your child's teachers in order to meet with them.  You can find the teacher email addresses on our staff page.
Posted Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 6:34:35 PM
The Homecoming Game will start at HBJ at 7 p.m. with the Homecoming festivities starting at 6:30 p.m.
Posted Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 2:52:00 PM

Want the most up to date information about Homecoming?  Find it here: http://www.garlandisdschools.net/page.cfm?p=5181

Posted Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 11:15:21 AM
Posted Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 2:07:24 PM
Counselors will begin meeting with freshmen individually to prepare their 4-year plans. We encourage parents to participate in this meeting. Please call your child’s counselor to set up an appointment as soon as possible.
Posted Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 1:53:25 PM

The Eagle Theater Company is proud to present Love's Labours Lost November 2-5, 2017.  Thursday through Saturday is at 7 p.m. and Sunday's matinee is at 2 p.m.  

Posted Monday, Oct 9, 2017 2:35:11 PM

GRCTC students are to report directly to RHS on Wednesday for testing.  Late arrival student also need to report to RHS at the normal start time of 7:30 a.m.  Senior Release and work program students will still be allowed to leave at their normal time.

Here is the bell schedule for Wednesday, 10/11/17:

7:30- EVERYBODY IS IN THEIR TESTING ROOMS

11:15 - 11:45 - Senior Lunch

11:50-12:20 - Freshman Lunch

12:25-12:55 – Sophomore Lunch

1:00-1:30 - Junior Lunch

1:36- 2:40 – Regular B8 Classes (CTC students got to Library.  Work Program or Senior Release may leave at their normal time.)

Make sure to get some sleep and eat a good breakfast before school!

Posted Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 9:28:18 AM
Posted Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 8:01:08 AM

Want to know more about the PSAT and SAT? Take a look at one of the information powerpoints here:

 

Powerpoint in English

Powerpoint in Spanish

Posted Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017 8:04:00 AM
Rowlett High School invites you to come cheer on the Eagles at the RHS (Rowlett) vs RHS (Rockwall) Cotton Bowl Prep Showcase this Friday, September 8th starting at 8:30 p.m. You can pre-purchase tickets at school. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students until noon on Friday. You can also purchase tickets at the gate for $10. There is also a $10 fee for parking.
Posted Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017 7:58:21 AM

Still confused about the drop off and pick up procedures here at Rowlett High School?  Use the links below to access pdf versions of the maps.

Drop Off

Pick Up

Posted Friday, Sep 1, 2017 8:36:07 AM

RHS 2017-2018 iPad Deployment Requirements

In order to receive an iPad, a Parent(s)/Guardian(s) must: Read and sign the Acceptable use policy (AUP) and Ready 1:1 Acknowledgements ONLINE through the Family Access Portal in Skyward.

Only students who are 9th graders, new to GISD, or 10TH-12TH graders who did not opt in to the READY 1:1 program druign the 2016-2017 school year must fill out the online form in skyward family access.

Wednesday, September 6th is the deadline to fill out the forms in order to receive an iPad the week of September 11th. (NOTE: Students will not have access to the forms from their student account.)

Need help with Skyward? Go to www.garlandisd.net and select “Grades” or contact the school.

What will you receive during the iPad deployment? 1 iPad, 1 Otterbox w/stand, 1 USB lightning Cord, 1 Power Adapter (Charger Brick) Students will watch a short introductory video regarding the Ready 1:1 guidelines and set up their iPad. Lost Accessories If the charger or cable is lost, the student or parent must purchase an approved Apple certified replacement or pay a fee of: $10 for a charger, $10 for a lightning cable, $35 for a missing case, and $10 for a missing cover\stand.

Questions? See Rowlett High School’s Website or Contact 972-463-1712 for more information.

 

Posted Sunday, Aug 27, 2017 1:54:04 PM
Need information about how to drop off or pick up your student?  Driving students, need a reminder on how you can get around the school?  The traffic flow page under the parents tab is where you will want to look.
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