Gator Bites 2018-19

Info from SC's first EL Education High School #WeAreCREW

Gator Bites for the Week of January 20, 2019

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 (HOS): Personal Responsibility, Growth Mindset, Collaboration and Relationships, Excellence, & Citizenship

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

Gators of the Week: Varsity Men's Basketball Remains Undefeated in Region Play

Work hard. River Bluff's Varsity Men's Basketball, with an undefeated region record defeated White Knoll High School on Friday. Tuesday night will provide River Bluff a chance to take the lead in the region with a matchup vs. Lexington High School. Women's game begins at 6:00 PM and Men's at 7:30 PM.

Gators of the Week: English 1 Students Engage in a Socratic Seminar

Get smart: Students in Ms. Near's English 1 class engage in a socratic seminar to culminate the learning experiences from a case study on Community. As they discussed the interactions on influence between an individual and community, they made connections to texts they had read and experiences they have had in their own communities.

Gators of the Week: Golden Gate Movement Begins at River Bluff

Do good. Led by over 100 students, a club organized to treat others with love and respect began this past week with the signing of our Be Kind banner. Students are encouraged to follow the 10 points of positive interaction with others.

If you are interested in knowing more see Coach Watson in Counseling and Advisement.

River Bluff Receives Excellent on School Report Card!

Upcoming School and Staff Events

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Monday, Jan. 21st, 8am-3:45pm


No School for Students or Staff.

2nd Semester Classes and Third Nine Weeks Begins

Tuesday, Jan. 22nd, 8:15am-3:45pm


Students will begin the school day in CREW to receive their second semester schedules.

Leader in CREW (9th Grade) Student Led Family Conferences

Tuesday, Jan. 22nd, 4:30-7:30pm

River Cafe

CREW 3 (11th Grade) Student Led Family Conferences

Thursday, Jan. 24th, 4:30-7:30pm

River Cafe

Miss River Bluff Pageant

Saturday, Jan. 26th, 7-9pm


Reports Cards Printed and Sent to Students

Tuesday, Jan. 29th, 3:30-3:45pm


Teacher Led Collaborative Planning

Wednesday, Jan. 30th, 12:45-3:45pm


Students will dismiss at 12:40 PM as teachers plan collaboratively.

Dr. Clamp is 2019 NASSP National Principal of the Year

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Linsy Dooley - RBHS Teacher of the Year

Robotics Begin at RBHS

What was your breakthrough this week?

Get your Yuda Bands

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Great Article on Learning Experiences

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. Rather than counselors having students in all grade levels (9-12), we are realigning to be able to more appropriately serve students’ transitional needs at the different levels. This realignment will also more closely mirror our CREW design allowing students to stay with their school counselor their 9th and 10th grade years and then have another counselor their 11th and 12th grade years.

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. Bryan Vacchio (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 Shenita Chapman (803) 821-0733

Great Article on Flex Mod Scheduling - Check List of Schools

Great Article on Culture - Reminds us of RB!