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SC's first EL Education High School & 2019 Palmetto's Finest

River Bluff High School #Envision2020RB Palmetto Silver Award 2018 and 2019

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Gator Bites for the Week of February 9, 2020

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 (Habits of Success): Personal Responsibility, Growth Mindset, Collaboration and Relationships, Excellence, & Citizenship

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

Gators of the Week: River Bluff Varsity Wrestling Wins Round 1 and 2

Work hard. In two exciting matches, our Gator Grapplers win in Round 1 and 2 of the SCHSL 5A State Playoffs defeating Lexington High and Stratford High on Saturday. Coming off of its fourth straight region championship, our Gator Grapplers will now travel to Summerville High on Monday night at 6 pm for the quarterfinal matchup. Come out and support these wrestlers.

Gators of the Week: Gators Begin Learning Expedition

Get smart: 9th grade students in Physical Science and English 1 kickoff their Learning Expedition, Driving Change this past week with simulations from law enforcement and information about worthy causes for support in our community. Combining Newton Laws of Motion and argumentative writing, these students will create a box derby car wrapped in the organization of community support and race their way to the event in West Columbia April 25. Learning by doing at its best. Watch the video below of our students for more details.

RBHS: Expedition Kick-Off

Gators of the Week: Student Council Plans Inclusion Carnival for Lexington Students

Do good. RBHS students leaders in the student council are hosting our second annual Inclusion Carnival on Saturday, March 21st from 11-3 on our campus, to celebrate special needs students in the surrounding area. There will be games, food, music, prizes, and more. Admission is free.

Our goal for this event is to celebrate these students and give them an amazing experience, but to do so, we would like attendance to be as high as possible. Leaders would love to have you there.

New Security Procedures Beginning Jan. 27, 2020


Lexington County School District One strives to make safety a top priority. In addition to the other schools in the district, River Bluff will be adding another layer of safety and security. As part of the procedures, we will be implementing a new building access system on Monday, January 27, 2020.

At 8:20 a.m. each morning, all front entrance doors will be locked. Visitors will now be required to “buzz in” to gain access to the building through a closed circuit monitoring system. Visitors will only gain access through the far right door of the main entrance.

Directions for how to use this system are listed below:

1. To the right of the door is an intercom/camera.

2. Press the button on the intercom.

3. Place yourself in front of the camera on the panel.

4. Someone will see you and will respond verbally.

5. They can then release the door for you to enter the building.

6. You will then report to the front office or counseling office for further assistance.

We want to make sure that everyone enters the building quickly upon arrival. You can help us by identifying yourself and providing your student’s name. Once you have been given access, you will enter through the right door. Once you are in the office you will be asked to provide your driver’s license if you are dismissing a student or visiting with a teacher.

We ask for your patience and understanding as we all get acquainted with this new system. Please remember that we have your student’s best interest and their safety at heart as we observe these new procedures.

River Bluff Receives Excellent on School Report Card 2018

Upcoming School and Staff Events

Gator Forum

Monday, Feb. 10th, 3:45-4:30pm

RBHS Learning Commons

SIC Meeting

Monday, Feb. 10th, 6-7pm

RBHS Learning Commons

Student Holiday

Friday, Feb. 14th, 1:30-3:45pm


No School for Students.

Full School Day for Students / Staff

Monday, Feb. 17th, 8:15am-3:45pm


All students and staff will be present for school as the weather makeup day is used.

Senior Decision Day

Friday, May 1st, 8:15am-2:30pm

RBHS Rotunda

Seniors will come sign our Graduation Banner and take pictures with other classmates making post secondary decisions.


Sunday, June 7th, 12-2pm

801 Lincoln Street

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CREW 3 Saluda Shoals Recap

CREW 3 Team building at Saluda Shoals Park

Leader in CREW Inflatables Experience

River Bluff is 2019 Palmetto's Finest

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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.

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. Joe Howell (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 Julie Rojek (803) 821-0733