Gator Bites 2018-19

Info from SC's first EL Education High School #WeAreCREW

Gator Bites for the Week of September 9, 2018

What to expect of Gator Bites

We will use this digital platform this year to communicate current and upcoming events and information for all stakeholders interested in River Bluff High School. We will post and send out each week to communicate with you. Go Gators!

River Bluff's Mission (Purpose)

Support students and teachers and all whom they influence collectively in their pursuit of excellence within a collaborative learning culture engaged in graduating citizen scholars committed to“building a better world”.

River Bluff's Vision (Direction)

To create a community of learners where passionate educators and students are collectively challenged within a flexible environment to see personal achievement thrive, through character, leadership and growth mindset while contributing to both a local and global society.

River Bluff's Core Values: Personal Responsibility, Growth Mindset, Collaboration and Relationships, Excellence, & Citizenship

Gators of the Week - Work hard. Get smart. Do good.

Gators of the Week: RBHS Swimmers Support the 20th Annual Dam Swim for Drew

Work hard. This weekend RB competed in the Dam Swim for Drew and we had some fantastic swims for a great cause!

Jack Roddey and Coleman Campbell finished in the top 5 for boys and Megan Strynar and Anneliese Rypkema finished top 5 for the girls. Great swimming RB!

Click for the official results. .

Gators of the Week: Teacher Cad

Get smart: In Teacher Cadet this week with collaboration with our School Librarian Ms. White, students read aloud children's books to one another. This practice and experience will engage them well as they move into the classroom later this school year.

"Literacy is freedom's gatekeeper" - Fisher and Frey.

Gators of the Week: Student Council Themes Honor America

Do good. Great job by our student council to honor American with our theme this Friday. Before the game active military were honored on the field and SC Representative Chris Wooten led the stadium in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Upcoming School and Staff Events

SIC Meeting

Monday, Sep. 10th, 6-6:30pm

RBHS Counseling Commons

Open House

Monday, Sep. 10th, 6:30-8:30pm


Students and parents are invited to come and meet and greet each student's teacher at Open House.

Ed Op

Tuesday, Sep. 11th, 6:30-8:30pm

RBHS Main Street

Colleges and Universities will be on campus to answer questions of students and parents.

Class Rings Presentation from Jostens for Juniors

Wednesday, Sep. 12th, 11:15am-12:30pm


Gator Forum

Monday, Sep. 17th, 3:45-4:45pm

RBHS Learning Commons

Teacher Led Collaborative Planning

Wednesday, Sep. 19th, 12:45-3:45pm

320 Corley Mill Road

Lexington, SC

Teachers will engage in Collaborative Planning and students will be released at 12:45 PM. We will follow an abbreviated school schedule.

Chasing the Dragon Viewing in PAC

Tuesday, Sep. 25th, 6-8pm


Sponsored by our RBHS SIC, the viewing of Chasing the Dragon provides upfront images and commentary on the opioid epidemic. Students and parents are encouraged to attend.
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Football Friday Night Themes

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River Bluff Fall Athletic Calendar

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What was your breakthrough this week?

Get your Yuda Bands

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Signing Out Procedures

A reminder to parents regarding signing students out during the school day. Someone from the student's sign out sheet must come in and show ID to dismiss a child. We do not accept phone calls or emails for dismissal. You can come in on Monday to sign your child out during the week but only up until Friday of the same week. Also, if you are dismissing your child during ILT, then it is helpful to have made arrangements with the student ahead of time. We appreciate your help to assist in making this process efficient.

Counseling and Advisement Assignments for Students

Counseling and Advisement Team

The Counseling & Advisement team is working towards a more intentionally focused program to provide students with the best support. Rather than counselors having students in all grade levels (9-12), we are realigning to be able to more appropriately serve students’ transitional needs at the different levels. This realignment will also more closely mirror our CREW design allowing students to stay with their school counselor their 9th and 10th grade years and then have another counselor their 11th and 12th grade years.

Traveling students OCP, CC2, & CC3 students (including all students who attend LTC or other high schools)

Marci Newman (803)-821-0718

Students in their 1st or 2nd year of high school (typically 9th & 10th graders)

Last names A-Gar Grayson Harley (803)-821-0738

Last names Gas-O C. Bryan Vacchio (803)-821-0970

Last names P-Z Amanda Stabler (803)-821-0740

Students in their 3rd and 4th (or greater) year of high school (typically 11th & 12th graders)

Last names A-Ham Mandy Wilson (803)-821-0741

Last names Han-Pa Crystal Wingate (803)-821-0737

Last names Pe-Z Joe Ben Watson (803)-821-0739

Secretary Carole Farrar (803) 821-0729

Records Amy Myhand . (803) 821-0711

Career Specialist A-M Susan Bennett (803) 821-5590

Career Specialist N-Z Shenita Chapman (803) 821-0733

Great Article on Flex Mod Scheduling - Check List of Schools

Great Article on Culture - Reminds us of RB!