CLASS OF 2020

WELCOME TO THE INFORMATION PAGE
OF THE CLASS OF 2020

Administrator – Ron Bruno
Counselor – Andrea Makris
Sponsor – Amanda Walter

STUDENT COUNCIL OFFICERS
President – Marc Flores
Secretary – Theresa Smith
Historian – Alanna Yeo
Representatives – Autumn Bowman, Haneen Hassan

SENIORS – KEEP IN TOUCH – As many of you will have classes off campus throughout the day, the responsibility falls on YOU to stay updated on your Class of 2020 information. Bookmark/follow these for your important info:

Questions? Contact your Class Sponsor Mrs. Walter in room 3-225 or by emailing amwalter@pasco.k12.fl.us
CLICK TO ENLARGEDOWNLOAD A PDF VERSION HERE

SENIOR PORTRAITS

Senior Portraits will be available on campus again this year for seniors who only wish to have a yearbook headshot taken. Should students wish for a full senior photo package with additional poses they can still book through giganteproductions.com Headshots for the yearbook will be offered from the second week of school through November 15th for just a $5 sitting fee. Prints will be available for purchase through Gigante (instructions will be provided).

The on campus option is meant to maximize convenience for students. If a senior takes a headshot for the yearbook on campus they may also still book a full personality package at Gigante after December if they wish.

IMPORTANT POINTS TO REMEMBER:

  • COMPLETE THIS SHORT FORM BEFORE YOU ATTEND
  • Cost is just $5 (exact change or check)
  • Boys – shirt, tie and tux jacket are provided, a basic WHITE t-shirt to wear under that will make things easier
  • Girls – black drape is provided – it is MUCH more convenient if you wear a tank top
  • BE ON TIME
  • THIS IS A ONE-TIME APPOINTMENT – we will shoot until you are satisfied, but we will NOT do makeups as we have limited number of appointments, so please be sure to have your hair/makeup done properly for your appointment.
  • BOOK EARLY – we cannot fit everyone in the final days…

Appointments are to be made in person with Mr. Carlson in 1-115, and run from 7:15-2:25 each day. Students should NOT book times that take them out of classes.

SENOR YEARBOOK DEDICATIONS

We’re happy to announce that for the 7th year in a row we have not increased the price of these senior dedications, and once again are offering a further discount if you order by October 31st.

DOWNLOAD THE SENIOR DEDICATION FLYER HERE

CAP/GOWN/ANNOUNCEMENTS

Herff Jones came in to share with seniors information about how to order caps, gowns, announcements and other senior products. A summary of the presentation is in the video above. There will be ON CAMPUS ordering on October 15th from 6-8pm and October 16th during lunches. The company will be on campus to take the orders and answer more individual questions. Again – this is a contracted company handling the orders and the school cannot deal with any of these orders directly, so these are your best opportunities to order.

ORDER HERFF-JONES ONLINE HERE

FAFSA INFORMATION

There will be a workshop for parents interested in assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on October 16th at 6:30pm in the Media Center. Computers will be available, but parents will need their completed 2018 Income Tax Return, all relevant Social Security Numbers, and the FSA usernames/passwords/pins (go to www.fafsa.ed.gov BEFORE you attend to set up an account – both students and parents must create FSA logins) Please register for the FAFSA Workshop at https://rrhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=53860

VIRTUAL COLLEGE WEEK (click to enlarge for details)

ASVAB

The ASVAB test will be administered October 31st at 7:30 AM. ASVAB stands for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, which is a multiple-choice test that helps students identify which Army jobs (Military Occupational Specialties) would be best for them. Juniors and Seniors can register at: https://rrhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=52705

SENIOR FEES

SENIOR FEES = $90

Senior Fee Discount: Pay your fees at RRHS Registration on August 1st or August 6th, or through ACORN before August 11th at a discounted rate of $80.

Senior Fees DO NOT INCLUDE A CAP and GOWN purchase. You must purchase this separate through the Herff Jones company – there will be an assembly Aug 28th with all the ordering information.

They can be paid via ACORN, and we will accept a check, cash, or CCARD.  Senior Fees must be paid by May 1st. If fees are not paid, you will not be permitted to go to the senior breakfast. Please see Mr. Bruno (senior class administrator) or Mrs. Walter (senior class sponsor) if you have any questions or concerns with student fees or anything else related to the 2019-2020 graduation.

Senior Fees cover the following senior class expenses:

  • Rental facilities at USF
  • Graduation diplomas, printing, covers
  • Medallions
  • Graduation programs
  • Decorations
  • Laude cords
  • Class gift to school
  • Senior Breakfast
  • Val/Sal/President gifts and medallions
  • Senior Class Scholarships
  • Graduation kits

SENIOR EXPENSES

Please note, senior year is EXPENSIVE, with numerous costs for River Ridge senior activities, college applications and other regular life expenses. Here is a link to a general list of costs (obviously these vary per person) – you’ll notice that if you pay early for things such as senior fees, yearbook, homecoming or prom tickets, etc, you’ll save money. These are general idea of expenses, not exact details.

IMPORTANT DATES

A much more detailed calendar will be forthcoming, but some key dates that are set:

  • Introductory Senior Meeting with Herff-Jones – August 28th
  • Homecoming – September 28th
  • Prom – May 9th @ Innisbrook
  • Senior Breakfast – May 22nd
  • Graduation – June 4th at Yuengling Center