RGHS Ram-ily Connection

Partnering With Parents For Student Achievement

December 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

Greetings Parents,

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!

As you all know, parents play a major role in their child's academic and social success. You are the bridge that can help us improve our connection between school and home. Please consider attending our district PAC meetings and the RGHS PTO meetings when they take place. We would like to keep you informed and get your input to help us improve your child's experiences as we continue the 2021-2022 school year. As always, we sincerely THANK YOU for all that you do to support us and your child(ren)!


Celebrating Athletic and Academic Success at RGHS!

We are proud to share the accomplishments of our scholars during this month. Please congratulate them for their great work!
Ms. Webb would like to recognize the following scholars for their consistent participation and great sportsmanship in class:

  • Micah Long
  • Kyla Powell
  • RaKiyah House
  • Tatyana Bass
  • Mia Combs
  • Jayla Dought
  • Daiona Buchannon
  • E'Magyne Boone
  • Ta'Kyra Tally

2021 Homecoming Spirit Week Pics

What's Going On At The View?

Check out the events below taking place in December.

  • Dec 6: PAC (Parent Advisory Council) Meeting @ 6:00 PM: Zoom Meeting ID: 976 5764 4770

    Passcode: 198620

  • 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

2021 Winter Assessment Schedule

Click here to view the full final exam schedule for December.

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Family Resources

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

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Revive STL Vaccine Information

Get your vaccine at your local Saint Louis County library.

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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.

RGHS Regular Bell Schedule

Click here to view the regular bell schedule.

Late Start Wednesday Bell Schedule

Click here to view the 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 & Mask Guidelines

Please encourage your child to follow the dress code and mask guidelines provided below. Some of our scholars are wearing items that are not permissible and we need your support with this issue. Additionally, please make sure your child has a supply of disposable or cloth masks. Our mask supply is limited and we need students to wash and reuse the masks that were provided when possible.
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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.