1st Trimester Update
Riverbend In Action
Students in Mrs. Knickmeyer's classes studied sheep brains to learn more about how they function in our bodies.
Students in Mrs. Alt's classes followed a recipe to create play-doh. Then they practiced proper cutting techniques with their creations.
Online Safety Presentation
Special Agent Shink sharing important information with 7th grade JAG students.
Attendance and academic success are directly related. Therefore, every effort should be made by all students to attend school on a regular basis. Special situations may be considered when approved both by the school and the parents in advance of the absence. (Special situation absences may not exceed 5 days of absence from school). Regular attendance is very important to ensure academic success. Therefore, students with attendance less than 90% may be assigned Academic Attendance Recovery to avoid missing educational experiences while absent from school. Attendance recovery may be offered after school, Saturday School, and/or Summer School. Students are responsible for their own transportation.
Attendance- A student is considered to be in attendance if the student is physically present in a class; participating in a district-sponsored or district-approved activity; participating in a class through alternative methods or media as allowed by policy; receiving homebound services; or receiving services at another location pursuant to law or by arrangement of the district.
Tardy- A student is tardy if the student arrives after the expected time class or school begins, as determined by the district. Tardiness will be counted as an absence in situations where the student arrives too late to have meaningful participation in the class, lesson or activity.
Truancy- A student is truant if the student is absent from class or school without the knowledge and consent of the parents and the administration. A student is also considered truant if the student leaves school without the consent of the principal or accumulative unjustifiable absences, even with parental consent. Truancy is a type of unexcused absence.
Parents should call the school office before 9:00 a.m. to report a student’s absence. If the family does not have a phone, a note or doctor’s verification statement should be brought upon the student’s return to school. The note should explain the absence and give the date(s) absent. On the 3rd consecutive day of absence, homework may be requested by calling the main office. After the 10th day of absence from school per semester the absence must be verified. Students that miss ten or more days of school may be assigned Saturday School or Summer School for attendance recovery.
Tips For Maintaining Good Student Attendance
Important Upcoming Events
- Do you have some exciting ideas for Riverbend? Would you like to help with upcoming events and fundraisers? If so, PAC is for you! We had our first PAC meeting earlier this month and we would love to have some more parents get involved. Our next meeting is Wednesday, October 20th at 5 PM in the Riverbend library. We hope to see you there!
- COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic: Oct. 22nd * 1st dose & Nov. 12th * 2nd dose (Riverbend) *Signup Required
- No School 11/1: District PD
Winter Sports Information
- 7/8 Boys Basketball: 1st practice- 10/25
- 7/8 Wrestling: 1st practice- 11/1
All participants must have a current physical and be registered online. You can register your athlete here: https://pacifichs-ar.rschooltoday.com/
Red Ribbon Week
Halloween Dress Guidelines
- No masks, full face paint, fake blood, or weapons of any kind
- All other dress code guidelines outlined in our student handbook must be followed
- As a general rule: A costume should not affect the learning process in classrooms or disrupt the school environment
If you have any questions regarding your student's costume, please contact an administrator.