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Superintendent's Message

Office of the Superintendent

July 2, 2022
 
 
Dear Rich Township Families,
 
We are now at the halfway mark of our summer programs, as we wrapped up session one of summer school this past Monday and began session two on Tuesday. Next week, we will observe Independence Day, and I hope you take the long weekend to rest, reset and spend time with family and friends before returning next week.
 
Read more to learn important information regarding our new website, late registration and more. Please read the following communication in its entirety for additional updates.
 

Late Registration 

For any families that have completed the registration process, student schedules are available on PowerSchool and have been mailed home. For those who have not yet registered, late registration began Friday, July 1.
 
Parents need to complete all eight sections in the portal to be completely registered. If you are a returning student who does not complete the online registration process, you risk losing the classes that you requested in the spring.   
 
If you have any questions or need technical assistance, please contact [email protected].
 
BEFORE SUNDAY, JULY 3: Remember to check for updates to Online Enrollment here.

AFTER SUNDAY, JULY 3: Late registration updates can be found using the 2022-2023 Late Registration link at the top of the new website. 

AP Boot Camp
 
Letters to register for this year's AP Boot Camp were sent this week to families whose children are enrolled in AP courses for the 2022-23 school year. This year's camp will be virtual again due to construction at both campuses. The camp 
is from 10 am – noon, Monday through Wednesday. The Boot Camp will focus on Organization Skills, Critical Thinking, Resiliency, Time Management and Work Habits. There are beginner and experienced sessions for students to choose from based on their AP experience.  Students that attend all three days will qualify for the field trip at Brookfield Zoo on Thursday, July 28. Students will need to register by Friday, July 8. AP Swag bags will be available for pick up the week of July 18.
 
 If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jeff Bonomo at (708) 679-5715 or email at [email protected].
 
Project 10 Million

All cell phones issued to students as part of the Sprint 1 Million Project are no longer be operational. The district has partnered with T-Mobile in a new initiative called Project 10 Million. This new program will be launched in August 2022 and will provide students with accessible high-speed data at rates of 100GBs/year and free mobile hotspots. Additional details will be provided at a later date.

Online Payments
 
You may pay your fees online at any time through your MySchoolBucks account by logging on to: https://www.myschoolbucks.com.  This is the most convenient method of payment. 
 
All graduating seniors will automatically receive a refund of any balance in their food service meal accounts over $1.00 at the end of the current school year.  For all other students, money in their meal accounts will carry-over into the next school year and can be used for purchases as needed.  Parents preferring a refund of any balance over $1.00, can make a request by sending an email to [email protected],  Please include name of student, name of parent and current mailing address in the email request. 
 
Communications

The new website is here!  On Sunday, July 3, we will launch the new website interface.  Along with the new website, you will also be able to download our new district app.  Please visit the Apple App Store or Google Play on your Android device and search “Rich Township High School District 227.” Below you will find a brief walk-through of our new homepage.
 
Starting on Sunday, July 3, late registration information can be found under the following tab on the new website:
 
While scrolling through the landing page of the new website, you will see new features, such as News and our Live Feed.   To receive push notifications from our Live Feed, you will need to download the new app. There are links at the bottom of the landing page. 
  
To access the different menu items in the new website, please click the menu tab at the top of the page.
 
 
There will be important information underneath each heading.  When you see a plus sign next to a link, this will produce a drop-down. 

Food Service
 
We will be feeding all children up to the age of 18 years FREE at the Fine Arts and Communications campus on Tuesday, July 5, through Thursday, July 14. The program runs Monday through Thursday. Our students will be eating breakfast from 7:30 - 8 am each day, and lunch from 11 - 11:30 am each day.  The public is invited to eat breakfast from 8 - 8:30 am and lunch from 11:30 am - noon.  
 
All meals MUST be eaten in the cafeteria and there are NO “to-go” meals. For further information, please contact us at 708-679-5728. 
 
Employment Opportunities
 
As we look to hire individuals for our newly posted Security positions, we will be holding two hiring events at the District Office, Saturday, July 9, and Tuesday, July 12 from 9 am – 11 am and noon – 2 am. We are asking that qualified individuals please apply online and join us at this event!
 
Thank you for taking the time to read this important information. Feel free to reach out to the appropriate person if you have additional questions. 
 
You may also follow us on social media:
 
·   Facebook: @District227 @richtownshiphs
·   Twitter: @District227 @DrJohnnieThomas @richtownshiphs
·   Instagram: @district227_ @richtownshiphs
·   Superintendent's Message on our district website: http://www.rich227.org/SuperintendentsMessage.aspx
 
Your continued support of Rich Township High School District 227 is appreciated and vital to ensure student success. 
 
Respectfully,
 
Dr. Johnnie Thomas 
Superintendent

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Contact Information

 

Dr. Johnnie Thomas

Superintendent

Office 708-679-5737 

Cell 773-599-0331

Twitter: @DrJohnnieThomas

 

 

Ms. Vanessa Glenn

Executive Assistant to Superintendent  

708-679-5737   

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