Please be aware that our students are working to complete community service for a deadline. Fall English students must complete hours in fall and Spring English students must complete hours in spring. Student must also complete all 8 hours for one organization. So we will only post opportunities that can help students get 8 hours.
Service Learning questions can be referred to Assistant Principal, Mrs. Mabery at x2073, or the AP secretary, Jamie Luna at x2077.
Students should turn in all Service Learning paperwork, current and previous year's paperwork, to the correct boxes in the AP office.
If you do not complete service learning hours for previous years, you will be ineligible to play a sport and/or a work permit will be denied the following year until those hours have been completed.
12th Make-up date: November 28, 2018
12th Grade: January 31, 2019
11th Grade: February 28, 2019
10th March 28, 2019
9th April 25, 2019
How many Service Learning hours are required?
Students are required to do 8 hours of service learning for every year of enrollment at RCHS.
Can a student work for the same organization all four years?
Can students works for multiple organizations?
Yes. Students can volunteer at different organizations every year and can also divide their hours between multiple organizations in one year.
When can service learning hours be completed?
Students can complete hours for the next school year after June 2 of the current school year, unless approved. Any hours that were not completed can be made up at any time.
Where can the Service Learning hours be completed?
Service Learning hours must be completed for a non-profit company or charity group, a school, city or state agency, or a licensed nursing home or daycare. If a student is not sure an organization qualifies, please seek approval before completing the hours.
Where do students turn in their completed form?
Service Learning paperwork should be turned in to the drop box in the Assistant Principals' office by the due date.
Must the Service Learning hours be completed?
YES!! Service Learning is a graduation requirement; if students do not complete 8 hours of service learning for every year of enrollment at RCHS, students will be denied a diploma, work permits will be denied or revoked, and student athletes will not be permitted to play in league contests.
Can a student be paid for the hours completed?
No. Service Learning hours must be 100% voluntary. No compensation of any kind is allowed.
Can students miss school to complete the required Service Learning hours?
Maybe. Students may not miss any part of the school day to complete service learning hours, unless the event is sponsored by RCHS or WUSD.
Can students complete multiple years' requirements in one year?
Yes, but only if the student is missing hours. For example, a Senior who hasn't completed any hours must complete all 32 hours their Senior year. However, a Freshman cannot complete all 32 hours their Freshman year.
Is their a penalty for Seniors who do not complete the required number of hours?
Yes. Seniors that have not completed Service Learning hours by the 2018-2019 deadlines may have to appeal to have the deadline extended. See Mrs. Mabery in the Assistant Principals' office for the appeal process if you fall under this category. In addition, Seniors will not receive a diploma and may be unable to participate in the graduation ceremony, as well as other Senior-specific events.
Is their a penalty that affects other grade levels who do not complete the required number of hours?
Yes. All students can be denied a work permit or can have it revoked. In addition, student athletes will be unable to play in league contests until the hours are brought current. This means that if a Sophomore is playing football and hasn't completed 9th grade hours, that student cannot play in league football games until 8 hours of Service Learning have been completed.
Who does my student contact if he or she has questions about the Service Learning requirement?
Please contact Assistant Principals' secretary Jamie Luna at 916-375-7800 x 2077 or Assistant Principal Christine Mabery at x2073.