Leander ISD's Vision is that "Students will exit our system with the same passion for learning they had when they entered, without economics determining success. Every Option Open."
Parent Survey Information
Leander ISD is committed to building and sustaining strong partnerships between parents and campuses. Leander ISD está comprometido en construir una relación fuerte de cooperación entre los padres y las escuelas.
As part of our continuous improvement culture, each year, LISD administers a parent survey. Feedback gathered through this survey is used to guide district-wide improvement efforts, allowing LISD to better serve students and their families. Como parte de nuestro esfuerzo continuado de reforzar esta cultura, cada año LISD realiza una encuesta a los padres de familia. El aporte reunido a través de esta encuesta es usado en todo el distrito para mejorar esfuerzos y le permite a LISD servir mejor a los estudiantes y sus familias.
The survey will be available online starting Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. The deadline for completing the survey is Monday, February 22. The online survey is available in both English and Spanish at: La encuesta estará disponible en nuestra página en internet comenzando el viernes 5 de febrero de 2016. El plazo para completar la encuesta es el lunes 22 de febrero. La encuesta en línea está disponible en inglés y español en el siguiente enlace:
Thank you for completing this survey. Your feedback is important to this process. Le agradecemos que complete esta encuesta. Su aporte es muy valioso en este proceso.
Student Transfer Requests for 2016-17 School Year
Voluntary transfers will be permitted to transfer to other open high school campuses within the district on a space and staffing available basis.
Once a student transfer request is approved at the high school level, the student will be allowed to complete his/her high school years at the approved campus, subject to the terms and conditions noted on the transfer request form, as well as the requirement to maintain residence within the boundaries of Leander ISD.
Fight the Bite: Protect Yourself Against Mosquitoes
Mosquito season is right around the corner. Mosquito bites may cause illness. Many people who get a mosquito disease will not feel sick, but some cases can cause serious illness or death. Children, elderly and those with certain health conditions may be at a higher risk of getting sick if they become infected. Protect yourself, your family and our community from mosquitoes with the 3-Ds:Defend use an EPA-approved insect repellant; dress in long sleeves and pants when outdoors, especially at dawn and dusk; drain standing water around your home, so mosquitoes don't have a place to breed.
For more information about mosquito surveillance initiatives in Williamson County go to, contact WCCHD Environmental Health Services at 512-943-3620 or visit www.wcchd.org.
Rouse High School Class of 2016 will graduate on Saturday,
June 4th, at 8:00 a.m. at the Cedar Park Center.
With Valentine’s Day upon us, we would like to remind everyone that our goal here at Rouse High School is to provide your student with the safest and best educational opportunity we have available to them.
in order to maintain an educational environment we will not be accepting any Valentine deliveries of any kind (flowers, candy, cookies, balloons, stuffed animals, etc.) to our students during the school day hours of 8:00am – 3:45pm. Any deliveries arriving during this time will be returned to the business they were ordered from.
Please encourage your student to come to school with everything they need for the day. This includes lunch/lunch money, school supplies, homework, athletic equipment, etc. However, we understand that occasionally the need arises to drop off an item. You may drop off items at the table in the receptionist desk area for retrieval by your student. To minimize disruption of instructional time, we are no longer able to send a pass to your student to retrieve items. After dropping off items in the front office, parents should communicate with their student and ask them to retrieve the item during passing periods or lunch.
As a reminder, because of Federal law, parents may not provide food for students other than their own.
Thank you for partnering with us in your students education.
Class Rings are in
Herff Jones will be set-up in the RHS cafeteria on Monday, February 15th during the lunch periods (11:45am - 2:15pm) to deliver class rings to those who ordered one.
UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES AT RHS
February 13th - Mr. Maroon, RHS Auditorium February 17th - BIG PICTURE NIGHT & Pep Rally, ALL Grades,
RHS Auditorium, 5:45pm February 27th - BAND TCGC Winterguard Competition
March 5th - SAT Test, check in beginning @ 7:15am
- RHS Band Car Show, RHS parking lot, 7:00am March 10th - Annual Campus Student Art Show, ACT Bldg., 5:00pm March 14th - 18th - *****SPRING BREAK***** March 24th - Knowledge for College/Advanced Programs Night, 6:00pm March 25th - Student/Teacher Holiday - No School March 29th - 31st - STAAR/EOC Testing
NEW TO RHS: RAPTOR VISITOR MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Beginning on Wednesday, February 3rd, LISD secondary campuses will join elementary campuses and begin using the RAPTOR Visitor Management System for their visitor check in process. The RAPTOR system reads visitor drivers’ licenses, compares information to all national sex offender databases and alerts campus administrators if a match is found. If no match is found, visitors will receive a printed visitor badge that includes their photo.
Every time a parent or community member visits a campus, he or she will need to show a valid government-issued identification to the front office staff for RAPTOR verification. Visitors will be asked to use the visitor badge printed by the RAPTOR system to go beyond the school office. Visitors will also need to check out through the front office when they leave the campus.
In addition to enhancing current school security measures already in place at secondary campuses, the RAPTOR system will streamline campus day-to-day operations. It will replace the campus sign-in sheets and may assist with attendance management. The RAPTOR system adds another layer to school security, as it will provide a consistent system to track campus visitors, while alerting campus officials of visitors who may potentially pose a threat to students and staff members.
LISD is committed to student safety. The RAPTOR system is one piece of the district’s security measures and is already in use at LISD elementary campuses. Secondary campuses have security cameras in place and will now use RAPTOR based on recommendations from the district’s security assessment.
LISD AUSTIN LIFEGUARD DATES
HS students for 2016
Vista Ridge – February 29-March 7
Cedar Park – March 4-11
Rouse HS - March 21-28
Leander – TBA
Vandegrift – April 6-13
We will be having HS parent workshops on:
February 10, 2016 - Vista Ridge HS - Lecture Hall
CONGRATULATIONS RHS AUTOMOTIVE STUDENTS - STATE BOUND!
Congratulations to these students competing in Automotive Service Technology at Skills this last weekend. These students competed against 81 students in the district and have advanced to STATE Competition.
Alex Eiband placed 1st taking Gold
Ryan Hage placed 3rd taking Bronze
Wesley Black took Gold competing in Job Skills Demonstration!
9th Grade mLISD Launch @ RHS
The mLISD launch of the Lenovo devices to the RHS 9th grade class was very successful.
Once your student has shown verification of payment, we will check out a Lenovo device to them through the library. Reminder: we are only able to accept either credit card or cash payments. Payments by check will not be accepted.
The maintenance fee for the Lenovo device/attachments is $35 per semester or $17.50 if your student qualifies for Free/Reduced Lunch.
Students also have the choice to bring their own personal laptop/tablet device to school.
If you have questions, you may call RHS @ 512-570-2000 and we will be glad to direct you to the appropriate person to answer your questions.
Regular registration for Advanced Placement Exams is slated to run from Monday, January 25th through Tuesday, February 16th.
Cost per exam is $96. The week of February 17th through February 22nd is late registration. Students will still be able to register, but will incur a one-time $25 late fee. Advanced Placement (AP) exams offer students an opportunity to earn college credit. Students typically take AP exams after having completed their Advanced Placement (AP) course. Pre-AP courses are pre-requisites for AP and do not have a corresponding AP exam. Registration is online, and students can registerhere once the site goes active on January 25th. After the registration process is completed, students will be prompted to pay online with a credit card or mail payment to Total Registration. Please direct any questions regarding AP exams to RHS Dean of Instruction, Connie Bridges, at email@example.com or 512-570-2029.
There is a change to the delivery schedule for PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9 scores. On Jan. 7, students will be able to access their scores and AP Potential information at PSAT Score. Schools will receive the paper score reports by late January and will prepare them for in-class distribution on Feb. 8th and 9th.
ACT TEST AT RHS
We are very excited to announce that for the second year, the official ACT test will be offered to our Juniors at Rouse High School on Tuesday, April 19th during the school day! We would like to encourage you to sign your student up to get set for college.
Our registration window is now open, and you may sign up through January 29th. There is a $59 fee for the ACT, which you will pay at the time of registration. The link to register and pay is found on our campus webstore. If your student is interested but needs financial assistance, please contact Tina Pasak at Rouse HS.
Students who currently receive testing accommodations at Rouse HS will need to visit with their counselor to apply for accommodations by Dec. 11th.
LISD Placed on AP District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Student Access and Success
Leander ISD is one of 425 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 6th-annual AP® District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.
Reaching these goals indicates that a district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for the opportunity of AP. To be included on the 6th-annual Honor Roll, LISD had to, since 2013, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the number of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.
“Leander ISD is one of only 23 districts in Texas honored on the AP District Honor Roll,” said Champion. “We are very proud to be identified by the College Board as a district that is actively working to ensure more students have the opportunity to participate in AP and that they are doing well on the exams. This recognition aligns to our vision that students graduate with every option open.” Read more …
MISSING SCHOOL MATTERS John Graham, Principal is reminding you that missing school matters. Students who attend school regularly are more likely to graduate and find good jobs.
Give yourself every opportunity to be successful –
Arrive on time to school each day
Attend all classes and homeroom daily
Take ownership for behaviors that support regular attendance
Come to school each day ready to learn!
Click here for more information on the 2015 - 2016 LISD Attendance Campaign
Congratulations 2016 RHS National Merit Commended Students
L-R: George Crouch, Eva Serrano-Reisner, Ethan Le & Christopher Helms
Congratulations 2016 RHS National Merit Semifinalists
Benjamin Butler & Connor Doolittle
Congratulations 2016 RHS National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars
Left to Right: Anthony Seek, Oliver Gallia, Edward DeCoste, Connor Rodriguez, and Nicolas Escobar
AFTER SCHOOL TUTORIAL BUSES
Rouse Tutorial busses will start back up on January 12th and will run every Tuesday through May 24th. Buses will arrive at the school around 4:45pm each Tuesday and leave RHS by 5:00PM. All students staying for tutorials will need a bus pass obtained from their tutorial teacher to ride the bus home. Teacher's make every effort to follow this schedule, however, tutorials may be cancelled due to staff and/or parent meetings that teachers are asked to attend.
Official transcript requests should be made through Parchment (please click the button below). Transcript requests will be sent electronically or mailed to the college or university and cannot be mailed to a parent or a student. *Please allow at least 48 hours to process transcript requests. ACT & SAT Scores
ACT & SAT must be sent directly to your college or university from www.act.org or www.collegeboard.com. *ACT & SAT scores are not included on transcripts.
Due to staffing changes in the front office at Rouse High School, the following procedures will take effect on the first day of school. Checking Students Out of School: Permit To Leave WITH a Parent Note: To facilitate this process please instruct your student to bring a note, signed by a parent/guardian, to the reception office prior to the beginning of 2nd period. Students will immediately receive a permit to leave that will enable them to sign-out at the reception office and meet their parent/guardian in the front parking lot. There will be no need to come in the building to sign them out when they use this check-out process.
Permit To Leave WITHOUT a Parent Note: If the need arises during the school day for a student to leave campus, and he/she does not have a note from a parent/guardian, a parent/guardian must come to the receptionist desk, provide a photo ID, and sign-out the student. For your student's safety, permits to leave will not be delivered until you come in the building and show your photo ID. As such, we are unable to accept phone calls for student release. Please be advised that there may be a delay in this process depending on the availability of staff to deliver a permit to leave. We strongly encourage you to adopt the first option as it is the most efficient method to have your student released from school.
Please encourage your student to come to school with everything they need for the day. This includes lunch/lunch money, school supplies, homework, athletic equipment, etc. However, we understand that occasionally the need arises to drop off an item. You may drop off items at the receptionist desk for retrieval by your student. To minimize disruption of instructional time, we are no longer able to send a pass to your student to retrieve items. After dropping off items in the front office, parents should communicate with their student and ask them to retrieve the item during passing periods or lunch.
As a reminder, because of Federal law, we are only able to accept food items for your student. Parents may not provide food for students other than their own.
Thank you for partnering with us in your students education.
All students driving a vehicle on campus will need to purchase a parking permit. Applications are available in the AP Office A-K. The cost is $40. If you are paying with a parent’s check, please include their phone number and driver’s license on the check. Online payment is also available on the RHS website (click on the link above). If you pay online, please bring a copy of the receipt with you. An application will need to be filled out for all drivers even if you have paid online. The deadline for purchasing a permit for students who are currently driving is Friday, September 4th. Applications are available throughout the year for any new drivers and should be obtained prior to driving on campus. Please see Mrs. Cmet in the AP Office if you have any questions.