RGHS Ram-ily Connection

Partnering With Parents For Student Achievement

April Edition

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RGSD Vision Statement

The Riverview Gardens School District creates a community of learners equipped to be competitors in a global society and leaders demonstrating social and civic responsibility.

RGHS Mission Statement

Riverview Gardens High School is committed to preparing ALL students to meet the challenges and opportunities of a changing world.

A "Message" From the Principal

Dear Parent(s) and Riverview Rams,

April is a time for springing forward and our scholars are doing just that. We have officially entered the 4th quarter of our teaching and learning. At this point, you should have participated in our parent-teacher conferences, received your child’s 3rd quarter report card and be fully aware of the academic standing of your child. We are committed to continuing our work with each of you as we encourage our scholars to finish the year strong. As we round out the year, please be aware of the number of credits that your child should have earned at this point.

· A freshman should have earned at least 3 credits, needing 6 credits total by the end of the year

· A sophomore should have earned at least 9 credits, needing 12 credits total by the end of the year

· A junior should have earned at least 15 credits, needing 18 credits total by the end of the year

· A senior should have earned at least 21 credits, needing 24 credits total by the end of the year. (credits earned must be in the appropriate areas in order to be eligible for graduation)

If you are unsure of where your child stands at this point, please visit our SIS parent portal to determine the academic needs of your child. The counselors will have information regarding summer school for all scholars in need of additional support in the area of credit recovery.

This year has been a true test of our strength and each of you have proven that we are indeed stronger together! Schools across the county have experienced challenges with the transition back to in-person learning. We are thankful for your support in helping us to create a culture of learning and personal growth. We remain committed to each scholar’s success and are here to support you as we work to finish the 2021-2022 school year strong. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call. Our team can be reached at: 314-869-4700. Thank you in advance for your support in making this school year one of academic and personal success.

Family Focus:

How You Can Promote Autism Awareness

Autism Awareness Month was launched by the Autism Society in 1970 “to promote autism awareness and assure that all affected by autism are able to achieve the highest quality of life possible”.

What is Autism and why should we promote awareness of Autism?

Read the infographic provided below for details on Autism and learn more about how you can promote Autism Awareness by clicking on the following link:

Sources: Autism Society, Autism Parenting Magazine

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Rams Spotlight

Celebrating Athletic and Academic Success at RGHS!

We are proud to share the accomplishments of our students during this month. Please congratulate them for their great work!

We Salute our NJROTC Color Guard!

Senior Chief Hernandez would like to recognize the NJROTC Color Guard for their participation during the NCAA Arch Madness on Thursday and Friday March 3 and 4. These young men and young women represented Riverview Gardens High School in an exemplary manner by presenting the Colors to kick off the Arch Madness NCAA Basketball Tournament at the Enterprise Center.

The following Cadets were involved:

  • Jordan Hutchins
  • Jaylen Wilburn
  • Keviana Bass
  • Makayla Reese
  • Lawrence Boswell

1st Semester Honor Roll Celebration

All students that earned honor roll status for the 1st semester of the 2021-2022 school year were invited to a pizza party to celebrate their academic success. 9th and 10th grade students participated on March 17th while 11th and 12th grade participated on March 18th. Check out pictures from the celebration below.

Track & Field Recognition

Coach Martin would like to recognize Tyreese Jones. He stated, "Tyreese is a Sophomore honor roll student who participated in the Lindbergh invitational this weekend. He took 3rd place in the Discus out of 12 schools! Congratulations!

American Gov't Star Students

Dr. Early would like to recognize the students listed below for their "academic prowess, helpfulness to their peers, and respect for their teacher".

  • Shaniyah Sparkling
  • Dorien King
  • Cortez Stokes
  • Jaylen O'Bryant

What's Going on at the View?

Check out these events taking place in April.

April 5th & 6th

LED 360/NFL Alumni Flag Football program Scholarship activation zoom

Tues. April 5, 12pm & 7pm

Wed. April 6, 12pm & 7pm


April 11th

  • Open Registration for Virtual Summer School Begins (April 11th-May 13th-a form will be sent via email by April 6th)
  • EOC testing begins

April 12th

Special Administrative Board Meeting @ 7:00 pm-- https://www.youtube.com/c/RGSDSchools

April 14th

Senior Luncheon

April 15th

Spring Holiday-No School (District Closed)

April 26th

Special Administrative Board Meeting @ 7:00 pm-- https://www.youtube.com/c/RGSDSchools

April 29th

Seniors Six Flags Field Trip


Athletic and Extracurricular Activities Link


Yearbook Announcement



The final countdown is on to pre-order your student the 2022 Riverview Gardens High School yearbook. Don’t miss this opportunity to capture the smiles, achievements, and special moments of the school year. Reserve your copy before they are all gone.




Family Resources

Below are various resources that may be useful to your family. Please review or click the buttons below for more details.
Mobile Hotspots Checkout

Click here to learn how to check out a mobile hotspot from your local library.

Rams Resource Hub

Click here for various scholarship, camp, and job resources for students.

Tutoring Support for Students

Click here to find out more info about tutoring services near you.

General Family Support Resources

Click here to view a list of state and national resources for families.

Utility Assistance Programs

Click here to find out more details about the utility assistance program.

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Revive STL Vaccine Information

Get your vaccine at your local Saint Louis County library.

RGHS Reminders & Updates

Please review this section of the newsletter if you need contact information or reminders of school policies and procedures.

2021-2022 RGHS Admin Team

Ms. Brook Bennett-Assistant Principal

Office 2: A-F

Ext. 22122

Mr. Alex Clark- Assistant Principal

Office 3: G-L


Mr. Jamison Rusthoven-Assistant Principal

Office 4: M-S


Dr. Monica Perry- Assistant Principal

Upper Office 9: T-Z

Ext. 22221

Dr. Jarret Smith-Alternative Ed. Administrator

Lower Office 9

Ext. 22238

Ms. Mashonda Behling-Special School District Area Coordinator

Office 3


Mr. Zachary Thurwalker- Athletic Director


Ext. 22199

Home to School Coordinator Team

Hello RAM-ily!

The Home to School Coordinator Team is committed to continue our efforts to support students and families as they connect with the school community during the 2021-2022 school year. We aim to encourage students to attend school regularly and strive for academic success. In doing so, we will connect with school counselors, teachers, administrators and community agencies to implement strategies and develop activities that will promote student success. Feel free to contact us using the information provided below:

  • Mrs. C. Brown: Office 2 (A-F)


Ext. 22125

  • Mr. D. Pitts: Office 3 (G-L)


Ext. 22157

  • Mr. T. Martin: Office 4 (M-S)



  • Ms. T. Pikes: Office 9 (T-Z)


Ext. 22123

Student Support Team

9th grade counselor: Ms. R. Ross


ext. 22226

10th grade counselor: Mr. M. Wharton


ext. 22223

11th grade counselor: Mrs. T. Beverly



12th grade counselor: Mrs. A. Graham



Social Worker: Ms. W. Ross


ext. 22224

College Advisor: Mr. M. Morrison

ext. 22236

2021-2022 RGSD Return to School Plan

Click here to view the district's Return to School Plan for the 2021-2022 school year.

Student Attendance

All students are expected to be present every day from 7:30 am-2:30 pm. Students are also expected to arrive to each class on time. We will be keeping track of attendance daily. If your child will be absent, please contact the school to inform us prior to the absence if possible. Please email fshelby@rgsd.k12.mo.us or call 314-869-4700 ext. 22158 to report your child's absence. If your child's absence is due to quarantine, we encourage you to mention this when you contact the extension provided.

Expectations: Learning During a Quarantine

Per district administration the following actions will take place if your scholar has to learn remotely due to quarantine:

In the event that scholars and/or teachers are sent home for 10 days of quarantine, the affected group of students will participate in virtual learning with their classroom teacher. Students and teachers must log into Google Classroom for virtual learning during the quarantine period. Therefore, teachers will implement the concurrent teaching model that was implemented in Spring 2021, using the Google Classroom platform.

New Revised Regular Bell Schedule

Click here to view the revised regular bell schedule.

A/B Day Calendar

Click here to view the 2021-2022 A/B Day Calendar.

Student Class Schedule

Students can view their 2021-2022 class schedule on the Tyler SIS 360 website provided below. They can login on the student tab using the following information:

  • Student's lunch pin is their username
  • Student's 6-digit birthday is their password, ie.091619 (September 16, 2019)
Tyler SIS 360

Click here to login and access class schedules, grades, and other important information.

RGSD Student Handbook

Please review the Student Handbook with your child to stay up to date with RGSD policies.

RGHS Dress Code

Please encourage your child to follow the dress code provided below. Some of our scholars are wearing items that are not permissible and we need your support with this issue. We also strongly encourage students to continue to wear their masks at school.
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Student ID's

Additionally, students must get a temporary ID if they do not have their permanent ID when they check in at school. The prices for temporary ID's and Replacement ID's are the following:

  • Temporary ID= $ 1.00
  • Replacement ID= $ 3.00
  • Replacement ID and lanyard=$ 5.00

A "Quote" to Remember

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If you have any questions, or if you would like to make suggestions for next month's edition, please contact us using the phone extension or email address provided below. Your feedback is needed and appreciated.