RVHS Weekly Update
Week of October 31-November 4th
Announcements for this Week
Upcoming Important Dates
Winter Sports Registration
- 2022-2023 Winter Sports Registration Information
- November 1st: Family ID Opens for Registration- http://familyid.com
- November 10th: Registration Closes
- November 14th: Winter Sports Practices and Tryout’s begin
- November 17th: Mandatory Parent Meeting- 6:00PM RVHS Auditorium
Department of the Week
Mandy Felton, Wendy Weber, Emi Koike, Leigh Church, Emily Williams, Jenna Crawford
Experience: 91 Years
# of Schools Worked In: 20 Schools
# Degrees: 15
Strengths: Collaboration, Community, Caring
Child Tax Credit
Many low-income families and individuals have not claimed Child Tax Credits or the Third Stimulus payment due to them. Families have until November 15, 2022 to claim the credit.
Nearly 90% of children in the U.S. are eligible for the 2021 expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC), which provides up to $3,600 per child. Additional income like the CTC is associated with stronger educational performance, improved health, and reduced stress among kids in families with low incomes. Unfortunately, too many kids are at risk of missing out. You do not have to be tax experts to help!
While the tax filing deadline has passed, families with no or low incomes can still file without penalty and claim the full CTC (or the remaining half if they received 2021 advance payments).
Families have until mid-November to claim the credit on their own through the simplified filing portal, GetCTC.org/orschools. After that, families can still claim the 2021 CTC, but must file full tax returns. They have until April 15, 2025, to do so.
Reduce Barriers to File:
Code For America has created a tool, GetCTC.org, to reduce barriers to people without filing requirements. This tool enables people to claim the Child Tax Credit and third stimulus payment (up to $5,000 per eligible child) - and people can sign up in 15 minutes or less on their mobile devices in English or Spanish. People must file before November 15 to easily get this money this year.
AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM
We are excited to share news about a program that many of our families can take advantage of to save some money on their home internet costs. The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a U.S. government program run by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program to help households pay for home internet services.
Households that are eligible for free or reduced priced meals qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program. Qualifying households receive $30 off of their home internet bill from participating internet providers.
We highly encourage all eligible households to apply for the ACP and talk to their internet provider to see if they offer the ACP discount. Directions on how to apply for ACP are provided below. If your household qualifies, the FCC will email you a discount code that you submit to your internet provider for the discount to be applied.
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Meet the Admin Team
Tony Vicknair- Principal
34 years in education--all but three of those years in McMinnville. He taught math for 12 years at the middle school, followed by two years at South Salem High as an Assistant Principal. In 2003, he went back to McMinnville and have been an Assistant Principal at McMinnville High School, the Director of Secondary Education and finally Principal of McMinnville High School. He retired in 2019 but continued to work for two more years supporting the district through the pandemic. Last year, he served as the interim principal of Tumalo Community School. We are excited to have Tony on board this year as a Ridgeview Raven!
Randi Viggiano -Assistant Principal / Athletic Director
15 years in education-- She has worked 13 years in the public education and two years in the private sector. The first 8 years of her career were spent in Culver, OR as both the elementary and secondary school counselor and the head volleyball coach. In 2017, she moved to RVHS to be a school counselor and took over the volleyball program in 2018. This past year, she became the Assistant Principal and Athletic Director here at RVHS. Randi plays a pivotal role in the RVHS culture and is known for her Raven Stomp!
Amanda Ditto- Assistant Principal
7 years in education- She started my education career in Pensacola, Florida as an English teacher and basketball coach. In 2020, She moved to Redmond, OR and taught English and Yearbook at RVHS. In 2021, she was the High School Success Coordinator overseeing testing, early intervention, and graduation. Then in January of 2022, she moved into the assistant principal role at RVHS. She is proud to be a Raven!
Ridgeview High Scool
Principal: Tony Vicknair
Assistant Principal: Amanda Ditto
Assistant Principal / Athletic Director: Randi Viggiano
Dean: Chris Heilman
Office Assistant: Carla Langford
SMO Secretary: Lindsey Leanos- Lopez