RGHS Ram-ily Connection
Partnering With Parents For Student Achievement
A "Message" from the Principal
Riverview Gardens High School is committed to strengthening the partnership between home and school. Studies show that an increase in parent involvement in a child's education, in the critical high school years, is essential to a child's success before transitioning to young adulthood. As our freshmen and sophomores move towards completing their first in-person semester on our campus, they will face the realities of credits and grade point averages, eligibility and graduation matriculation. Our scholars have an opportunity to earn up to 4 credits per semester and a total of 8 credits per year. 24 total credits are needed to graduate and earn a high school diploma. Progress reports will be emailed and mailed to you early next week. Please take a moment to review your child's report to get an understanding of where they stand with earning credits. Each class is worth .5 credit. Credits are only earned for classes that are successfully completed. Upon receiving the progress report card, you should have a better understanding of where your child stands.
Each of you are essential to the successful development of a culture of excellence and pride across our campus and we welcome you to become more involved in our parent organization and other parent involvement activities. This holiday season, we are thankful for and want to celebrate each of YOU. We do so for the care, commitment, energy, and dedication you give to your children and for your work each day, through these most challenging of times. Throughout this semester, we have dealt with a host of challenging behaviors and need your continued support in encouraging your scholar to get to class each day on time, manage their social media interactions in a positive manner and complete all assignments as they are due. We are nearing the end of the semester and are encouraging your scholars to finish strong. Any course that your scholar does not successfully complete, will be taken again in order to progress towards graduation.
Your support is critical as it helps scholars to see our collaborative commitment to their success and motivates them to reach their greatest potential. We have many invaluable tools and resources available to assist you with your scholar. Our parent portal provides you with detailed information regarding attendance and academics. We have an amazing app that can be downloaded directly to your phone to ensure that you are kept current on all of our activities and events. Our campus health clinic, the Riverview Advanced Medical Services or RAMS, is available with an on-site doctor to meet your scholar's medical needs. In addition, we have extended learning opportunities to support your scholar's need for additional credit recovery opportunities.
We are a team, a Ram-ily and together we are the perfect combination to take your scholar to his/her next level of greatness. I look forward to continuing this work together with you and your scholar. I thank you for your dedication and partnership in education. Happy Holidays to you all!
Mrs. Traci Nave
RGHS Campus Principal
Parent Focus: We Need You Parents!
- Micah Long
- Kyla Powell
- RaKiyah House
- Tatyana Bass
- Mia Combs
- Jayla Dought
- Daiona Buchannon
- E'Magyne Boone
- Ta'Kyra Tally
Mr. Gaither would like to recognize Alana. He stated, "Alana is my STAMP tutor and is a wonderful example to our underclassmen of what a Riverview scholar should look like. She's kind, bright, driven, and a leader."
Mr. Gaither would like to recognize Kamell. He stated, "Kamel is an incredible student, balancing 4 AP classes with other challenging classes as a senior, working, and applying for schools. She manages all of this well and is another great example to our underclassmen."
Ms. Johnson would like to recognize Derrion. She stated, "Derrion is a high performing, goal oriented student who not only participates in class and takes pride in producing quality work, he encourages his pre-AP classmates to do the same. He is a joy to have in my Pre-AP American History class, and is the true definition of a Riverview Gardens SCHOLAR!!!"
Ms. Thomas would like to recognize Karelle. She stated, "She has excellent attendance, always does/ turns in her work, and has a positive attitude every day."
Mr. Haynes would like to recognize Jerell, a 9th grade student. He stated, "Jerell has demonstrated his desire to learn beyond the class lessons. We often have side bars about Classical philosophy. As a young man that is motivated to educate himself and get the best out of human resources (teachers) I want to recognize the trajectory of a lifelong learner."
2021 Homecoming Spirit Week Pics
What's Going On At The View?
- Dec 6: PAC (Parent Advisory Council) Meeting @ 6:00 PM: Zoom Meeting ID: 976 5764 4770
Dec 14-17: Winter Assessments--Early Release 7:30-10:40 AM (high school only-See flyer below for details)
Dec 14: Ram-ily Holiday Giveaway 11:00 AM-1:00 PM at RGHS (See flyer below for details.)
Dec 14: SAB Meeting @ 7:00 PM: To view the agenda, visit https://go.boarddocs.com/mo/rgsd/Board.nsf/Public.
Dec 16: Virtual Bingo Night for Staff, Students and Parents 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Zoom Meeting ID: 941 9490 3574
Dec 20-Dec 31- RGSD Winter Break
Jan 3-RGSD Schools Return to campus
Below are various resources that may be useful to your family. Please click below for more details.
RGHS Reminders & Updates
2021-2022 RGHS Admin Team
Ms. Brook Bennett-Assistant Principal
Office 2: A-F
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
Dr. Jarret Smith-Alternative Ed. Administrator
Lower Office 9
Ms. Mashonda Behling-Special School District Area Coordinator
Mr. Zachary Thurwalker- Athletic Director
Home to School Coordinator Team
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)
- Mr. D. Pitts: Office 3 (G-L)
- Mr. T. Martin: Office 4 (M-S)
- Ms. T. Pikes: Office 9 (T-Z)
Student Support Team
9th grade counselor: Ms. R. Ross
10th grade counselor: Mr. M. Wharton
11th grade counselor: Mrs. T. Beverly
12th grade counselor: Mrs. A. Graham
Social Worker: Ms. W. Ross
College Advisor: Mr. M. Morrison
Click here to view the district's Return to School Plan for the 2021-2022 school year.
Expectations: Learning During a 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.
Student Class Schedule
- Student's lunch pin is their username
- Student's 6-digit birthday is their password, ie.091619 (September 16, 2019)
Click here to login and access class schedules, grades, and other important information.
Please review the Student Handbook with your child to stay up to date with RGSD policies.
RGHS Dress Code & Mask Guidelines
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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