The Red & White

The Red & White is the weekly newsletter for parents and students sent via email each Friday. It functions as an announcement sheet for upcoming events and activities with links to pages on our website where more information can be found.

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Red & White - July 6, 2018

July 6, 2018
INSPIRE & IGNITE: STORIES FROM THE HEART OF REGIS JESUIT

RECHARGING FOR THE SUMMER
The Inspire & Ignite blog is taking the summer off to allow its contributors to rest and reinvigorate their creative spark. If you are interested in contributing to the blog next school year or would like to recommend someone to write for it, please contact communications@regisjesuit.com.

Have a blessed and restful summer, Raiders!

ALL SCHOOL NEWS

SUMMER SCHEDULE FOR THE RED & WHITE
The Red & White will be published once a month this summer. Look for it in your inbox again on August 3 when the normal weekly schedule resumes.

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS AND STAFF AVAILABILITY
We would advise anyone planning to come to campus during the summer months to either email or call ahead of time to ensure the person you need will be available.

REGIS JESUIT MOVING TO ONE PHONE NUMBER
Beginning August 1, 2018, Regis Jesuit will only have one phone number for the entire school—303.269.8000. This number will be answered by an automated attendant that will route calls more directly throughout the school. The 303.269.8100 number will also be routed to the automated attendant for the next few months as we make this transition, and will eventually be phased out. More detailed information on what the options in the new system will be and how to use it will be published in early August. This change should help improve our ability to direct callers to the people or offices they need to engage with more efficiently and effectiveness.

SECOND SEMESTER HONOR ROLL POSTED
We are pleased to announce the names of the students who have made the second semester honor roll for the 2017-18 school year at www.regisjesuit.com/honorroll (log in to view). There are three levels in which honor roll is awarded: Highest Honors (4.00 GPA and above), First Honors (3.50–3.99 GPA), and Second Honors (3.00–3.49 GPA). Please join us in congratulating the listed students for a job well done!

BOOKSTORE OPENS JULY 16
The RJHS bookstore will open Monday, July 16 (schedules will be published that day as well). Please visit the bookstore webpage regarding purchasing your student's books for the upcoming school year. There will be free shipping from the bookstore July 16-22 and again July 25-31.

SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENTS
Summer assignments have been posted at www.regisjesuit.com/summerreading. Please check the page often as updates will be made. Summer assignments should be completed before school begins in August. Any work associated with an assignment should be printed and brought to the first day of classes unless otherwise stated in the specific assignment document.

RACE TO READ SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
Start logging your reading and activities now. All students, including incoming freshmen, faculty and staff are invited to take the Race to Read Summer Reading Challenge. Reading and being active are all part of running the race in our marathon reading-themed challenge. As you read and do activities this summer, enter them in the online form and watch your progress on the online honor roll. Read even one book beyond your required reading list and you will be entered into the Summer Reading Challenge!
Click summerread.rjhslibrary.info to view the honor roll, get an overview of the rules AND to enter your reading and summer activities. Please send any questions to library@regisjesuit.com. One of the librarians will get back to you as soon as possible.

SCHEDULE YOUR SENIOR PHOTO SESSION
Here is the information you need to know about senior photos for the yearbook and the class composite photos for the upcoming school year.
Every senior must be photographed by Bettinger Photography, either at their studio or at the school in September, for the 2019 yearbook. Here are the specifics about different opportunities with Bettinger and the dress requirements for the photos. If the photo is taken at school in September, there is no cost.
At registration, everyone will be photographed by Lifetouch for the Class Composite Photo. This will also be your ID photo for the year. Boys should wear a suit coat, oxford shirt and a tie. Girls should be in Mass dress attire.
Please contact Bryan Timme, Assistant Principal for Student Life, with any questions.

2018-19 BUS TRANSPORTATION ENROLLMENT
We are excited to announce that the four bus lines we currently manage will continue for 2018-19 with no changes in the routes or stop locations. To reserve your spot on one of the bus lines you will need to complete the 2018-19 Bus Reservation form online. Open enrollment for bus passes begins July 9, 2018. Everyone is encouraged to sign up early to ensure a spot on the desired bus line. An initial payment of $80 will be required when reserving a spot on the bus. That payment will be applied toward the purchase of the bus pass. All annual or seasonal pass purchases will have the remaining balances added to their FACTS tuition payments and continue throughout the duration of the plan. Families on one- or two-pay plans will have their payments collected in full on September 20, 2018. For all details about our transportation options, please visit www.regisjesuit.com/transportation.

NEW PARENT NAVIGATORS NEEDED
The Advancement Office is still in need of volunteers to participate in a mentorship program for families joining the RJ community in the 2018-19 school year! Volunteers will contact new families from the Class of 2022 to help them understand and navigate all the information they are receiving as a Regis Jesuit parent. The goal is to help these families feel less overwhelmed, understand the RJ community and help them find the resources they need within the school. Outreach begins in early August and will continue throughout the year. If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, please contact Bethany Carmellini at bcarmellini@regisjesuit.com or at 303.269.8026.

SCHOOLMESSENGER: MAKE SURE YOU ARE SET TO RECEIVE BROADCASTS
We use SchoolMessenger to alert parents, students, faculty and staff via text and voice message of unscheduled late starts or closures of the school due to weather. We also use the system for other critical/emergency and attendance notifications. We continue to use the system as a primary means of communication for athletics and activities during the school year and throughout the summer. Incoming families were added into the SchoolMessenger reverse communications software on June 11. To ensure that you receive messages from the SchoolMessenger system, please verify your profile information on the Regis Jesuit website, especially if you have had any changes to your phone numbers and/or email addresses.
Incoming Parents and Students: Opt-in for Text Messages. You should have received an automated text from the SchoolMessenger system on June 11 asking you to opt-in to receive text alerts from the school. Hopefully you replied Y to that message. If you did not receive the automated text, please follow these instructions (you must log in to the website to access them). If you already are opted in, you don't need to do it again.
All Parents and Students: Don’t Unsubscribe from Email Messages. Please note that if you unsubscribe using the option in the footer of any of the email messages sent from the system, you will unsubscribe from ALL emails sent via SchoolMessenger, including emergency messages. If you are getting broadcasts from a team or activity that you no longer wish to receive notifications, please contact that group directly and ask for your student to be removed from the list in lieu of opting out. If you have accidently opted out, contact communications@regisjesuit.com, and we can remove your email address from the blocked list.
If you have any questions about the SchoolMessenger system, please contact communications@regisjesuit.com.

SUMMER HOURS FOR THE RAIDER SHOP
The Raider Shop will be open one last time this summer, on Wednesday, July 11 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm.
For those who ordered polos or 2022 class hoodies, remember that orders will not be shipped; you must pick up your order in the Raider Shop starting Compass Day on August 13.
Visit our Raider Shop Online for all you Raider needs. Orders from the Raider Shop Online are shipped directly to you! Please contact Dee O'Neill at doneill@regisjesuit.com with any questions.

SUMMER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Looking for some summertime volunteer opportunities? The Special Olympics Club has a few opportunities available to everyone this summer.

  • Saturday, July 14—Triple Bypass-Loveland Pass
    There are a few spots available to help at an aide station.
  • Saturday, July 21—Denver Regional Summer Classics
    Softball & Tennis 7:30 am-4:00 pm Inverness Area
    Golf 10:30 am-6:00 pm Aurora Hills Golf Course
  • Saturday August 4—Regional Cycling Summer Classic
    7:30 am-1:00 pm Arapahoe County Fairgrounds
  • August 18 & 19—State Summer Classics in Colorado Springs

If you would like to volunteer at any of these events, please contact Jane Whitley at jawhitley@regisjesuit.com AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Any student under 15 will need to be accompanied by an adult or guardian.

RAIDERQUEST: SUMMER COURSE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS DUE—AUGUST 7
On June 5, the required ONLINE summer course entitled RaiderQuest opened for all incoming students. The course will give students an orientation and teach the skills they will need to succeed with technology at Regis Jesuit. RaiderQuest is also how incoming freshmen will complete a portion of their summer reading assignment. All assignments in the course are due by August 7. If you missed the April 24 Course Verification & Technology Night and did not attend the makeup date on May 1, you will not have access to this course. Please contact helpdesk@regisjesuit.com for assistance. To access the RaiderQuest course, incoming students should complete the following steps:

  1. Go to rjhs.instructure.com.
  2. Enter username/ID. The username/ID is what precedes the @student.regisjesuit.com in your email address. For example, if my email is regisjf@student.regisjesuit.com, my ID would be regisjf.
  3. The password is the same one you created for your Regis Jesuit email. If you forgot your password, go to https://passwordreset.microsoftonline.com.
  4. This video will help remind the students how to access their course.

There are optional drop in RaiderQuest help sessions offered throughout the summer:

  • July 13, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Boys Library
  • July 18, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Girls Room 105
  • August 7, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Both Locations

COMPASS DAY FOR FRESHMEN & TRANSFER STUDENTS—AUGUST 13
Compass Day is a very special day designed to welcome our freshmen and transfer students. It is a mandatory day filled with a variety of activities designed to help our students get to know the school and some of their classmates. It is coordinated by our upperclass Link Crew leaders. All freshmen students will check in starting at 8:00 am, and the Compass Day program will begin at 8:30 am. All transfer students will check in with their respective division at 11:45 am. For both groups, the day will conclude at 2:45. All details can be found here.

COMPASS DAY FOR PARENTS OF FRESHMEN & TRANSFER STUDENTS—AUGUST 13
Parents are invited and encouraged to come to their own Compass welcome event the morning of August 13. The program will begin at 8:30 am in The Z Theatre with remarks from President David Card ’87 and our new principal Jimmy Tricco. Then head out to the quad to enjoy coffee and light refreshments. You will have the opportunity to talk to representatives from our parent organizations and learn how to get involved in our community!

RJ 101 & REGISTRATION DAY FOR FRESHMEN—AUGUST 14
On this mandatory day, students will arrive at 7:45 am to meet with RJ counselors and attend various sessions to learn skills and best practices to succeed as new Raider. Freshmen will also complete the registration day activities and receive their student IDs. Students should come in dress code. If they are not in dress code, they will not be allowed to register that day. Their day will conclude at 11:30 am after which students are welcome to purchase planners and bus passes, pick up polo shirts or hoodies and get help with technology, iPads and purchasing and downloading books. Lunch will not be provided. Look for an email in early August with more details and what students should bring with them.

SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR & SENIOR REGISTRATION DAY—AUGUST 15
On this mandatory day, students will register at a specific time, with times starting at 7:45 am. Look for an email in early August with details about when your student is required to attend and what they should bring with them. Students should come in dress code. If they are not in dress code, they will not be allowed to register that day.

SAVE THE DATE FOR DAY FOR OTHERS—SEPTEMBER 8
Day for Others is designed to bring the multiple facets of the community of Regis Jesuit High School—students, alumni, parents, faculty, friends—together in the shared experience of prayer and service to the people of God in the Denver area. Nearly 1100 people joined us for the sixth annual event in September 2017—the largest service event ever sponsored by the school in its 140-year history! Save the date and plan to serve with us at the Seventh Annual RJ Day for Others—September 8, 2018! It is a great way to begin the new school year and get to know other families at Regis Jesuit. Registration will open in August. For more information on the event, visit www.regisjesuit.com/dayforothers.

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE POWER OF THE DREAM—SEPTEMBER 15
It's BACK! The Power of the Dream... a variety show including Regis Jesuit alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends. This special event is on Saturday, September 15, at 7:00 pm in the Z Theatre and will include an art show presented by some of our very talented art teachers, some lovely desserts and the variety show, all to raise money for the Senior Class Legacy Endowment Scholarship that enables young men and women to attend Regis Jesuit. Plan to join us for an evening of musical performance and more! Watch for more information regarding ticket sales. Contact Jodie Prohira at jprohira@regisjesuit.com or 303.269.8110 with questions.

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE RUDY CUP—SEPTEMBER 20
All parents, past parents, alumni and friends of Regis Jesuit are invited to join us for The Rudy Cup: Regis Jesuit's Annual Community Golf Tournament on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at The Ridge at Castle Pines. Proceeds benefit the Rudy Brada Memorial Scholarship. Player registration starts at $160 (single player) and $640 (foursome). Underwriting starts at $500. Sponsorships start at $1000. We are anticipating a sold-out field of 132 golfers, providing wonderful potential for positive public relations and marketing extended to supporters of the event. Contact us to secure an underwriting or sponsorship opportunity today! Player registration will open later this month.

REGIS JESUIT 2020: A SHARPER VISION

UPDATE FROM THE TRANSITION LEADERSHIP TEAM
From Karen Wuertz, TLT Chair
At their most recent meeting, the TLT focused on reviewing a comprehensive plan for the arrival of our new principal, Jimmy Tricco. We want to ensure that Mr. Tricco will be well prepared to engage immediately with faculty and staff, students and parents when he arrives on campus in August. The TLT also received a report from the ELC on the areas they are currently concentrating on as they prepare for the new school year.
We want to thank parent Michelle Gayle for her dedication to the TLT these last six months and to Regis Jesuit for the last several years. Michelle and her family will be relocating this summer to Atlanta. We wish them many blessings as they move on from our community.

For full details on Regis Jesuit 2020: A Sharper Vision, including all updates and lists of those on the various committees, please visit the webpage www.regisjesuit.com/RJ2020.

ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES UPDATE

JOIN THE CAST, CREW OR PIT BAND FOR SISTER ACT
Are you interested in joining the cast, crew or pit band for our fall musical, Sister Act? Information about the workshop, cast and pit band auditions and crew signup can be found at www.regisjesuit.com/cast-crew-pit (requires log in). Hopeful cast members should check out the Cast Audition Information to prepare for auditions on August 27. Potential pit band members should read the Pit Band Information for details about pit band auditions on August 30. Prospective crew members should watch out for the Technical Theatre Signup occurring on August 30. Everyone interested should come to the Sister Act Workshop on August 22 to learn about all of the opportunities available to get involved with this amazing production!

CALLING ALL ATHLETES—COMPLETE ATHLETIC FORMS
If you plan on playing a sport this coming fall, you must turn in a current physical to your athletic trainer no later than August 3, 2018. All other athletes may turn in physicals at registration. Parents of new athletes will also have to complete the online forms. Please visit www.regisjesuit.com/athleticforms to download the CHSAA physical and begin the online forms. Please note a parent’s login is required to complete packet. Turn in your CHSAA physical forms to the Main Office or email them to the athletic training staff: Bre Perdue, Boys Athletic Trainer or Lindsay Casas, Girls Athletic Trainer.

CALLING ALL MOUNTAIN BIKERS
If you are interested in riding for Regis Jesuit this fall in some epic races that take place in beautiful locations with a great group of riders, consider joining the Mountain Bike Club. Practices will begin in August for the fall season. Please contact Chris Walsweer at cwalsweer@regisjesuit.com to learn more.

SIGN UP FOR THE PERFORMANCE TRAINING PROGRAM
We are excited to continue our Performance Training Program here at Regis Jesuit. Landow Performance has partnered with us to provide a unique opportunity to our entire student body (including incoming freshmen). This program allows our student-athletes to get the very best training year-round, in-season and off-season, on campus at Regis Jesuit. The cost to participate is $195 per year per student for participation from June through the following May. For this program to be successful, it is necessary for all students in all athletic programs at all levels to participate. We are encouraging 100% participation. Although we cannot make this mandatory, this is a great opportunity for our teams to make great advances. Though this program is focused on athletes, any student can register to participate. Registration and payment are available online at www.regisjesuit.com/performancetraining. If you have forgotten your username and/or password, please use the Forgotten Password link at the bottom of all login screens.

COMMUNITY NEWS

The information in the Community News section of the Red & White is provided as a service to our families and community. Inclusion in this section does not imply endorsement by Regis Jesuit High School.

BOYS HOPE GIRLS HOPE THANKS YOU!
Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado has had a wonderful school year! We are incredibly grateful for all of your support through meal donations, graduation gift baskets, volunteering, and everything else you do for us. We couldn't fulfill our mission without you! Take a look at this interview on 9News with a recent BHGH graduate to see how you are changing lives.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, July 6
- Boys Basketball Shooting Camp—7th-8th Grade, 10:00 am

Saturday, July 7
- Cross Country Summer Preseason Camp, 8:00 am REGISTER TODAY!

Monday, July 9
- Cross Country Summer Preseason Camp, 8:00 am

Tuesday, July 10
- Boys Basketball Shooting Camp, 10:00 am REGISTER TODAY!

Wednesday, July 11
- Cross Country Summer Preseason Camp, 8:00 am
- Boys Basketball Shooting Camp, 10:00 am

Thursday, July 12
- Cross Country Summer Preseason Camp, 8:00 am

Saturday, July 14
- Cross Country Summer Preseason Camp, 8:00 am

Monday, July 16
- Cross Country Summer Preseason Camp, 8:00 am

Wednesday, July 18
- Cross Country Summer Preseason Camp, 8:00 am

Thursday, July 19
- Cross Country Summer Preseason Camp, 8:00 am
- Kevin Marquis Volleyball Camp, 9:00 am REGISTER TODAY!
- Kevin Marquis Volleyball Camp, 12:30 pm

Friday, July 20
- Kevin Marquis Volleyball Camp, 9:00 am
- Kevin Marquis Volleyball Camp, 12:30 pm

Saturday, July 21
- Cross Country Summer Preseason Camp, 8:00 am

Monday, July 23
- Cross Country Summer Preseason Camp, 8:00 am

Wednesday, July 25
- Cross Country Summer Preseason Camp, 8:00 am

Thursday, July 26
- Cross Country Summer Preseason Camp, 8:00 am

Saturday, July 28
- Cross Country Summer Preseason Camp, 8:00 am

Monday, July 30
- Cross Country Summer Preseason Camp, 8:00 am

Tuesday, July 31
- Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola

Wednesday, August 1
- Cross Country Summer Preseason Camp, 8:00 am

Thursday, August 2
- Cross Country Summer Preseason Camp, 8:00 am

View the full list of upcoming events at www.regisjesuit.com/upcomingevents

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