Ram-ily Connection

Partnering with Parents for Student Achievement

March 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:

March is upon us! As we spring into this new month, we are witnessing our scholars successfully transitioning into the third quarter of our teaching and learning. Semester grades have been entered onto transcripts and each of you should have received a progress report for your scholar. We know that many of our freshmen and sophomore scholars are still adjusting to high school expectations, including the understanding of credits and grade point averages. Please know that we are diligently working to support each of their individual needs. We cannot do this work alone. We need your support. Please take a moment to review your child's grades in our SIS portal for the first semester and now progress report. If your child did not earn at least three (3) credits for the first semester, we need to work towards an action plan to assist them with getting them back on track. A scholar has an opportunity to earn up to 4 credits per semester and must earn a total of 24 credits to successfully meet the requirements for graduation. It is imperative that all scholars do their very best for the third quarter and finish the year strong.

This second semester represents a time of springing forward and slowly transitioning to a sense of normalcy while remaining committed to the health and safety of our high school scholars and staff. While mask mandates are no longer in place for many areas, we continue to encourage our scholars and staff to wear them to support the health and safety of all. Please also be advised of the following:

  • Classes begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. Please encourage your child to get to school and class on time each day. Frequent tardiness to class and school takes away from the instructional process and can reduce the chance for success. Research shows that missing 10 percent of the school year, or approximately 17 days, can negatively impact a scholar's academic performance.
  • Scholars earn one half credit for each class taken. It is imperative that scholars do their very best in each of their classes. Any class failed must be taken again until the course is successfully completed.
  • Scholars must adhere to behavioral expectations on any and all district properties, including our bus transportation. Please discuss the importance of positive interactions at school and refrain from any negative behaviors on social media or in the community that could ultimately cause issues on our campus.

Our return to in person learning this school year has been a true test of our strength, our perseverance in working to address trauma, our commitment to the health and safety of all. With your unwavering support, we have proven that we are indeed stronger together! We remain committed to each scholar’s success and will do what it takes to assist you as you work to finish the 21-22 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 assistance in making this year one for academic and personal growth. We are forever RAM Strong!

Family Focus:

Reviewing Your Child's Progress

As previously mentioned, it is important to review your child's progress using Tyler SIS. If you have not signed up to receive access to the Parent Portal, please contact the school at 314-869-4700 and provide them with your current email address. A secretary or support staff member will send the Parent Portal agreement to you via email so you can begin the process. Once you are enrolled follow the steps below:

1. A link to setup your password will be emailed to the address you provided.

2. Go to the Tyler SIS 360 web page- https://sdm.sisk12.com/RV360x3/login

3. Click on the Parent tab and then log in. You must be on the Parents tab in order for your login to work.

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!

Mrs. Shadwick's Entrepreneurship Recognition

Mrs. Shadwick would like to recognize the following students for completing their 30-second elevator speech recording:

  • Kara Johnson
  • Kameron Cox
  • Christian Hodges
  • Ariel Edwards
  • Scott Malone
  • Christopher Jones

March Students of the Month

9th Grade

Ja'Mariah Clay

10th Grade

Daylen Hines

11th Grade

Fantasia Doll

12th Grade

Alana Richardson

Congrats Varsity Rams!

RGHS would like to congratulate the Boys Basketball team on their win against McCluer-North. Great job Rams!
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1st Semester Honor Roll

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What's Going on at the View?

Check out these events taking place in March.

March 3

Dream It Big food distribution 2:50pm-3:30 pm (every Thursday unless inclement weather)

Parent University Session --7:30 pm: Monitoring Social Media

March 4

Last Day of Soccer tryouts

March 8

Parent University Session: Parent Advisory Council Meeting

Special Administrative Board Meeting--7:00 pm (check the district website for the latest link)

March 16

Parent University Session--6:00 pm: What's In Your Middle School (Session 1)

March 18

End of 3rd Quarter

March 21

Spring Break begins (ends Mar. 25th)- District Closed

March 22

Special Administrative Board Meeting--7:00 pm

March 23

Parent University Session--6:00 pm: What's In Your Middle School (Session 2)

March 30

Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences--3:00 pm-6:30 pm

March 31

Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences--3:00 pm-6:30 pm

April 1

No School- District Closed

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Family Resources

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

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Revive STL Vaccine Information

Get your vaccine at your local Saint Louis County library.

Low-Income Home Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP)

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

General Family Support Resources

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

Tutoring Support for Students

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

Mobile Hotspot Checkout

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

Revised Regular Bell Schedule

Click here to view the revised regular bell schedule.

Revised Late Start Wednesday Bell Schedule

Click here to view the revised Late Start Wednesday 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

All students must wear an ID while on campus.

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.