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Resurrection is going DIGITAL for the 2023-24 School Year

Resurrection is going DIGITAL for the 2023-24 School Year

June 30, 2023

Dear Resurrection parents,

I hope you are enjoying your summer! The 2023-24 school year is quickly approaching and your daughters will soon come together as a community. I am excited to announce the Resurrection is going digital! Beginning July 1, 2023, all parent communication will be digital. What does that mean? All communication from the administration and teachers will be digital including all forms and report cards. To achieve this exciting initiative, we will begin leveraging all of the features PowerSchool offers. 

It is important you update Resurrection with your most current email address and cellphone number through PowerSchool. Current parents will continue to use the Powerschool account you were assigned in the 2022-23 school year. The link to access Resurrection’s PowerSchool account is listed below. https://resurrection.powerschool.com/public/home.html.

The parents/guardians of incoming freshmen and transfer students will receive their login credentials at Parent Curriculum Night on August 31, 2023. 

Below is an overview of important information and dates you should mark on your calendars including course schedule release, purchasing textbooks, athletic fall tryouts, and beginning of the year events. 

ACADEMIC UPDATES

Student Course Schedules: Student schedules will be completed and emailed no later than July 20, 2023. Every effort was taken to place your daughter in the courses she selected or the alternates that were provided. We prioritize scheduling graduation requirements, leveled classes, electives listed on their registration form, and then what is available during open periods.

Purchasing Textbooks: We’re partnering with EdTech Solutions as the textbook distributor and the home for your daughter’s digital content for the 2023-2024 school year. In addition to providing one-stop textbook shopping, EdTech provides access to platform eBook credentials for digital materials purchased through EdTech's Shelfit platform.

All Resurrection students are required to use EdTech for the purchase of digital content. EdTech provides a number of benefits for our parents, students, and faculty, including but not limited to the following:

  • One place for parents to buy all school books, both physical and digital.
  • You will know exactly which books your daughter needs because they will automatically populate on their EdTech Shelfit Store.
  • One point of contact for personalized customer service with quick response times. Parents and students will not have to reach out to different publishers for assistance with purchasing, accessing, or using digital content.
  • EdTech charges a one-time fee of $12 per student using digital platforms for the implementation of those platforms, included in the student's Course Access Bundles (outlined in the Welcome Flyer).
  • EdTech also hosts their own online Shelfit eReader, with features such as text-to-speech, a variety of font types including dyslexia font, flashcard creator, and annotation abilities. 

Work is being completed with EdTech to set up the online bookstore and we currently expect the bookstore to go live on July 24, 2023. Additional information will be emailed informing families of when the bookstore has gone live. If you have a question about textbooks, please contact Mr. Joe Lascon at jlascon@reshs.org

School Supplies: All students will need a Texas Instrument model TI 84 Plus graphing calculator for their math class. When your daughter meets her teachers in August, they will let her know of any special materials needed for their classes. Students are free to purchase notebooks, pens, markers, etc. of their choice.  

PowerSchool: PowerSchool is our school information system that manages our attendance, grades, behavioral reports, report cards, and student transcripts. PowerSchool offers parents and students an easy to use online parent portal that gives convenient visibility into student academic performance, attendance, schedules, parent-teacher communication, registration, and school bulletins.

Please Note: Returning parents/guardians will use the same login information as last school year. Freshmen and transfer student parents/guardians will receive their login information at Curriculum Night. 

REQUIRED FORMS

Incoming Freshmen / Transfer Student Required Forms
Your daughter’s Physical Examination/Immunization Record and Dental Exam Record should be sent to the Resurrection College Prep Records Office no later than August 14, 2023. By state law, a student may not participate in Physical Education classes, Dance classes, sports, or extracurricular activities if they do not have a completed physical/immunization record on file in the high school.  

If your daughter will be using an inhaler, EpiPen, or medication during the school day, complete the below forms and return them to the Record Office by August 14, 2023. 

 

All students: Completed Emergency forms are also due in the Records Office by August 15, 2023.

 

ATHLETICS

Athletic Tryouts - Fall Sports: Fall sports tryouts begin on August 7, 2023. Pre-registration and a current physical are required for tryouts. A complete schedule of tryout dates for fall sports can be found on our website. The IHSA physical form needs to be returned to Resurrection prior to tryouts.

PARENT COMMUNICATION

Weekly Parent Communications: Email is a primary method of communication used by the school about news and events. You can expect to receive regular emails from Resurrection, including the Weekly Sunday Update. If you are not receiving regular emails, please email resnews@reshs.org.

Social Media: We often add school-wide announcements on our social media platforms. Follow us, like us, and connect with us on the following platforms:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reshs.chicago/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/resurrectioncollegeprep/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/school/resurrection-college-prep-high-school/Twitter: https://twitter.com/resurrectionhs

Parents can also access parent resources on the Parent section of the RES website: https://www.reshs.org/parents.

BEGINNING OF THE YEAR EVENTS

Class of 2027 Orientation 
Monday, August 14, 2023 - 8:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (school doors open at 7:30 a.m.)

  • Students will wear their uniform skirt/slacks and uniform top. 
  • Students may bring a water bottle.
  • Activities scheduled throughout the day will include having their ID picture taken, receiving their P-Block classroom assignment, running through the Red Day and White Day schedules, reviewing the school calendar, locker assignments, and technology training.
  • Students who attended summer school should bring their Chromebook to orientation. 
  • Students will participate in community-building activities.
  • A pizza lunch will be provided.

Transfer Student Orientation
Monday, August 14, 2023 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (arrive by 8:45 a.m.)

  • Students will wear their uniform skirt/slacks and uniform top.
  • Activities scheduled throughout the day will include having their ID picture taken, touring the building, receiving their P-Block classroom assignment, running through the Red Day and White Day schedules, reviewing the school calendar, locker assignment, and technology training.
  • A pizza lunch will be provided.

First Day of School
Tuesday, August 15, 2023 - 8:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

  • Students can arrive between 7:30 a.m. and 8:05 a.m.
  • Students will wear their uniform skirt/slacks and uniform top.
  • Students will attend each class for 25 minutes, with extra time during passing periods. 
  • Students may bring or purchase their lunch that day. 

Parent Curriculum Night
Thursday, August 31, 2023 - 6:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Parent Curriculum Night is the best opportunity for parents and guardians to walk through their daughter’s class schedules, meet their teachers, and learn about each course’s curriculum. 

Meetings for the parents of seniors, freshmen, and transfer students will begin at 6:15 p.m.; information on the information sessions will be released closer to Curriculum Night. Curriculum Night for all parents begins at 6:45 p.m. Please arrive early enough to park and find your daughter's first-period class before the scheduled walk-through begins.  

´╗┐As a reminder, the Resurrection main office is open from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday and closed on Fridays. All parent announcements are being added to the RES website. Please don't hesitate to contact the appropriate individuals if you have any questions.

In De La Salle,

Dr. Rick Piwowarski
President