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? Yes.
Can students work for multiple organizations during the same year ? Yes.
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. Helping a neighbor with babysitting or yard work does not qualify for service learning.
Where do students turn in their completed form? During Virtual Learning, Service Learning paperwork should be scanned and emailed to Ms Rodgers. When we return to campus, Service Learning paperwork should be turned in to the drop box in the Assistant Principals' office as soon as the hours and form has been completed.
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 deadlines may have to appeal to have the deadline extended. See Ms. Rodgers 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 Linda Tinoco at 916-375-7800 x 2078 or Assistant Principal Jessica Rodgers at x2073.