Riverbend Roundup

Nov. 1st, 2021

November News

November looks to be a busy and exciting time here at Riverbend! We are 2 short weeks away from the end of our first trimester. Please encourage your student to finish strong as we push towards that finish line. As always, all of our teachers and administrators are available to support you if you have any questions. Please feel free to reach out if we can help.

As mentioned in our last newsletter, we are looking at some small schedule changes that will go into effect at the start of the new trimester. Our Tribe time will be moving to 3rd period. This move will allow us to have full 30 minute periods of Social-Emotional Learning time and academic intervention time. We will also be adding a 3rd lunch shift to reduce the crowding issues in our cafeteria. These changes will not affect instructional time in our other class periods. Students will still have 70 minute class periods. Please see the picture below for a breakdown of the new schedule.

* Specific details about lunch shifts will be shared with students once schedules have been finalized by our counselor.

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CharacterPlus Parent Survey

Dear Parent or Guardian,

We are working to improve the character initiative at Riverbend Middle, and we would appreciate it if you would complete our parent survey. The information you provide is very important to us and will be used in school planning.

The survey should take only a few minutes of your time. Please complete the survey today if possible, but no later than November 24, 2021.

Your response to the survey is anonymous, confidential, and voluntary. Responding to the survey constitutes your consent for us to use the information for district and school planning.

To access the survey, please go to https://bit.ly/3CnB3pd and use password: river903 to take the survey.

Thank you for you assistance.


Todd Dempsey, Principal

Cafeteria Procedures

We would love your support in helping our students follow proper procedures while in the cafeteria. Please help us provide a safe and welcoming environment for all of our students by encouraging them to follow these expectations:

  • All students should be seated at a table before they are dismissed to go through the line.
  • Students should remain seated at all times until they have been given permission to leave their table by a supervisor.
  • Students should pick up all trash on and around their tables.
  • Phone use is not permitted in the cafeteria. Any phones collected by supervisors in the cafeteria will be kept in the main office until the end of the school day.

Upcoming Important Dates

  • Thanksgiving Food Drive (See flier below)
  • Sunday, 11/7: Daylight Savings Time
  • Thursday, 11/11: End of 1st Trimester
  • Friday, 11/12: Veteran's Day Drive-Through Parade (More details to come)
  • Friday, 11/12: 2nd COVID Vaccine Clinic (Only for those students signed up with parent/guardian consent)
  • Tuesday, 11/16: 7th Grade Fall Fling (3-4:30 PM) *More details to come
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Riverbend Middle School

Mr. Todd Dempsey, Principal

Dr. Jill. Johler, Assistant Principal