Red River Newsletter

January 2019

Happy 2019 Rider Families! We hope you and your family had a relaxing holiday season.


As the 2018-2019 school year moves forward, we have a number of upcoming activities. The first semester will end on Friday, January 18. Students will be taking their semester exams Thursday and Friday, January 17 & 18. On these days we will follow our semester test schedule, which is included in the newsletter. Later in the quarter our freshman and sophomore students will be participating in the ACT Aspire mid-term assessments. Testing will occur between the dates of Mar. 4 – Apr. 5. You will also be receiving an electronic copy of their fall test scores in the near future.


We are beginning to plan for the 2019-20 school year. Freshman, sophomores, and juniors will be registering for next year’s classes in January and February. Registration for classes will be done online. An email with a guide sheet on the registration process will be emailed to all families. We do have our course description book online at our school website: https://www.gfschools.org/redriver under the students tab to assist in the selection of classes.


In January and February sophomores are scheduled for individual conferences with their counselor and parents/guardians. A letter with the date and time of these conferences was mailed in December. Sophomores should complete their online registration before this meeting. Our counseling department will also be doing classroom presentations for our freshman and juniors related to schedules and course offerings. Students will then have an individual conference with their counselor.


The winter months provide an opportunity to see students perform in a variety of extra and co-curricular activities. Please make time to get out and support the Roughriders of Red River High School.


Finally, please make note of the following upcoming dates:

  • Friday, January 18 – end of 1st semester

  • Semester testing will occur on Thursday and Friday, January 17 & 18

Thank you for your continued support of Red River High School


Sincerely,


Mr. Darin J. Walters

Associate Principal

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Congratulations to the students who were nominated by staff members this month.
This program is designed to recognize students for their excellence in classroom
attitude, involvement in school activities, and citizenship. Outstanding academic
achievement is not a requirement, but academic effort is a strong consideration.
Students may be honored only one time during their high school career.

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This year Red River High School Student Council hosted their 3rd Annual Dodging for Jammies Dodgeball Tournament. In support of the Community Pajama Drive, students held a 3 day pajama drive at school and collected nearly 150 pairs of pajamas...but in the minds of the students, that just wasn’t enough! 19 Teams entered their squad into the tournament, which was the highest number of teams registered in the tournaments short history! Teams consisted of students, staff members of Red River, and we even got a couple teams from the Grand Forks Police Department and the Grand Forks Fire Department! Teams had the option to donate 1 pair of pajamas per player or $50 for their team registration. All money raised through registrations and admissions were then used to purchase more pajamas. This brought our grand total to exactly 300 pairs of pajamas!

Special thank you to the following people that made this event possible

-Leagh Olson (Organizer of the Community Pajama Drive)

-Grand Forks Police Department & Grand Forks Fire Department

-RRHS Student Council students for organizing this event

-All students, staff, and community members that supported the event

#DareToRide

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Once again Grand Forks has the honor of hosting Japanese visitors. In October a group of Japanese middle school students will come for a 10 day visit. Over the next few months we will be looking for host families. If you are interested or would like more information please visit our website. You will find us listed under activities on the Red River High School webpage. Applications will be available in March.


Thank you from the exchange coordinator,

Jason Hawley

Summer School registration will begin in January. If you are interested in having your student attend the summer programs, please see this link for subject options and schedules, attendance policies, etc.

PowerSchool Mobile App

Many parents and students have had issues with the PowerSchool Mobile App lately. Unfortunately this is a third party issue, but some issues may be resolved by following these steps:


Once PowerSchool Mobile App has been downloaded to your device, launch the app and

following the instructions below:

From the mobile app sign in screen, in the top portion, tap District Code

-Tap "Where's My District Code?"

-Select Enter Server Address

-In Server Address, enter: grand-forks.ps.state.nd.us

-It will ask if the school is located in Canada- Select "No"

-Login to view student data


If you are still experiencing issues, please visit your student's account through the PowerSchool Parent/Student Access webpage.

District Message: Role Model

Believe it or not, you’ve been a role model for your kids since they first entered this world. This

means that every time you say something, behave in a certain way, or react to someone or

something, your kids are observing your behavior. From preschoolers learning how to manage

frustration by watching you to teenagers observing how you handle your personal relationships

or work stress, your kids are always watching. The good news is that teaching by example is

often easier and more effective than forcing your kids to obey rules by scaring, threatening, or

bribing them with rewards.


How do I role model? Click the Parents Lead icon below.

Message from GFPS Athletics:

The Athletics Department is now using Ticket Spicket to offer online ticket purchases.


For a brief video on how to purchase tickets, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UdW5MfsISg.

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