RIVERSIDE REVIEW

01.15.21

Principal Message

RSI Parents and Community,


I am beyond excited to welcome our RSI Hawks back to school next Tuesday, January 19th, 2021. The RSI staff is thrilled to get everyone back, who's opted in, to our classrooms at the River. We've got much to accomplish and being together in person is going to be such a positive experience. We also acknowledge the fact that we are not free of the COVID pandemic and will continue to run our school in the safest manner possible. We will continue to cohort and minimize exposure with other groups, clean thoroughly, and make smart decisions on our instructional opportunities.


Our full virtual learners will continue to log in each day for synchronous learning Monday through Thursday, and we will welcome in the new eLearning days on Friday this next week. The link below takes you to the operations plan specific to the e-Learning purpose and process. I would like to remind all parents to focus on the communication from the classroom teachers for your specific plans for e-Learning in the future. Our staff will be ready to share the plans for students by Thursday each week.


If you have questions or need details your classroom teachers are the best contact for answers. I am also available to assist you with any questions or needs. Remember you can always return to school in-person if you would like, simply email me or call me at RSI, so we can make arrangements to do so.


https://www.hseschools.org/happenings/reopening-hse/elearning-fridays


Have a great weekend!



Sincerely,


Dana Kaminski, Ph.D.

Principal RSI


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100% In-person Learning Student Hours and Schedule

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Important Dates

January 18 NO STUDENTS - Martin Luther King Jr. Day


February 15 NO STUDENTS - President's Day


February 16 NO STUDENTS - FLEX DAY


March 12 3rd Grading Period Ends


March 19 NO STUDENTS - FLEX DAY


April 2-9 NO STUDENTS - Spring Break


May 26 Last Day for Students - 2nd semester ends


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2020-2021 RSI YEARBOOKS ON SALE NOW!



  • RSI is now accepting orders online for the 2020-2021 Riverside Intermediate School Yearbook - Please note that this is the first time this school year that the RSI yearbook has been offered for sale
  • Yearbooks are $15 for a pre-order. Yearbooks purchased after March 19th will be $20
  • To order go to: https://inter-state.com/yearbook
      • Enter Code: 54068Z
      • Online orders can be placed until Friday, March 19, 2021
  • Yearbooks will be distributed at the end of the school year (May)


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Learning Opportunities

The Continuous Learning Challenges, provided by educators at the Indiana Department of Education, are specifically designed without technology in mind. The skills are connected to Michael Fullan's Deep Learning Competencies, and children can participate either on their own or with some parental support. For families interested in extending or enriching their students' learning, this resource offers some great ideas!



https://www.doe.in.gov/covid-19/resources/continuous-learning-weekly-challenges



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Support for Virtual Students

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Cafeteria Updates

All students are able to receive a full breakfast and lunch meal deal regardless of account balance. All meal deals are free through the end of this school year. Please check on your student’s lunch account especially for extras. Checks and cash are accepted for payment. You can also make payments on Efunds as well. Remember to included your student’s name and ID number on the check and envelopes so our cashiers can add deposits to the correct account. We have a few changes in the lunch lines. We have dots on the floor for you to stand on and follow through the lines. We will have a few of the student's favorite extras available i.e. chips, izzies, etc. They will need to get them when in line. Once they are seated at their table there is no coming back up to get items. All food items will be packaged and everything is disposable.

Free and reduced applications are on Skyward Family Access, call Food Services Administration for help if needed or call 317-594-4100.


Stay connected! Follow us on Twitter @hsefoodservices, @RSICafeRJH


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Tips for Staying Healthy

Please take the time to view these short videos from the Indiana Department of Health
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Attendance Notes

Please report ALL virtual absences to the office. This includes any illnesses, family emergencies or appointments that may keep your student from participating in their instruction.


When reporting an absence on our voicemail, we ask that you state your student's first and last name, teacher's name and a brief reason for the absence. Even if you email the teacher, you MUST report the absence to the office!

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We are pleased to announce the return of the Snack Attack program for students in need. This program, supported by the Fishers Youth Assistance Program, is designed to provide students a little extra nourishment for the weekend until they can receive a hot meal at school on Monday.

Here's how the program works. Your student will pick up a small sack of food to be taken home over the weekend. The sack is filled with individually wrapped snacks such as granola bars, fruit cups, pop tarts, peanut butter/crackers, goldfish crackers, etc. The type of snacks will vary each week. Please let us know if your child has a peanut allergy as he/she will receive a special bag of peanut-free snacks. Snacks will be delivered to your homes on Thursdays beginning on September 17th. Snacks will be delivered while we are virtual. Once students are back 50/50, students will pick up snacks from the school to take home.

There is no cost to you or the school. If you are interested in having your student participate in FYAP's Snack Attack or have questions, please contact Nancy Logue, School Counselor at nlogue@hse.k12.in.us




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Student Handbook

All HSE Schools student handbooks (K-12) are now online for easier access. The 5/6 handbook is available via this link: https://www.hseschools.org/about/policies-procedures


We encourage you to review it at your earliest convenience. Should you have any questions, please contact the RSI main office at 317-594-4320. Our staff is available to assist you. Have a great school year!


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Using Skyward

You should have already received your login and password for Skyward. If you haven’t, simply click FORGOT LOGIN/PASSWORD. Skyward allows parents to access grades, report cards, bus information, immunization records, lunch account/food service information, student fees, schedules, and the BACK TO SCHOOL FORMS 2020-2021. All students are required to have an iPad to expand our HSE21 curriculum. Families have the choice of purchasing an iPad on their own or they may choose to rent the iPad through the school. Please visit our HSE21 website for more information.


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Technology Assistance

If you would like to schedule technology assistance, please click here

Canvas

The following instructions are how to create and pair accounts in Canvas. Your HSE students will be using Canvas throughout virtual and in-person instructions. If you have a child or children that are new to the district, please use the following instructions to link your child's Canvas account to your parent account. Please note that if you have already created a Parent Canvas account and linked your child(ren)'s account(s), you will not need to do this.


You will need your child's school email address and ID#. This information can be found in Skyward. Please click here to access Skyward. If the link is not working, you can go to the HSE homepage and click on the Canvas tab located at the top right of the screen.


Once you are logged in, you will select your child's name from the drop down menu under Family Access at the top of the page. Next, you will click on the Student Info tab from the column on the left. Your child's school email can be found next to the word School in the middle of the screen (just to the right of their school picture) and their school ID # is located under their picture (their school ID # is labeled as Other ID).


Steps:


  1. Please click here to access Canvas. If the link is not working, you can go to the HSE homepage and click on the Canvas tab located at the top right of the screen. You will click on the Students/Staff Portal rectangle to login with your child's information, using your child's full school email address as the username. Enter "hse" in front of their 6 digit other ID number for the password. You will now be logged in under their name.
  2. While on their Canvas page, click on Account and then Settings. Look to the right and click Pair with Observer. You will need to write down the code so you can use it to link your accounts.
  3. Click Account and Logout. You are now logged out of your child's account.
  4. If you have multiple students in the district, you will need to complete steps 1-3 for each of your children. You will need a pairing code for each student in an HSE school.
  5. Once you have a pairing code for each of your children, you will click here to access the home page of Canvas. If the link is not working, you can go to the HSE homepage and click on the Canvas tab located at the top right of the screen. You will click on the Parent Canvas Portal rectangle to create your profile. You will need your name, email, create a password, and one student pairing code. Click on Start Participating.
  6. Check your email now to finalize your Canvas sign-up.
  7. To add other children, go back to the HSE homepage, click Canvas tab, click Parent Portal, and login. Click on Account, click on Observing, and add your next child's pairing code.


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UPDATED YMCA ELEARNING CARE - click for more information!

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RSI PTO

2020-21 PTO Officers

Co-Presidents - Sarah Reed and David Wilmore

Vice President - Jess Hodge

Treasurer - Teresa Hunckler

Secretary - Christel Cater

Member at Large - Susie Strange


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Kroger Community Rewards

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Link your Kroger Card to Riverside Intermediate.

1. Sign in to your digital account.

2. Select Riverside Intermediate.

Riverside Intermediate will earn rewards.

Any transactions moving forward using the Shopper’s Card number associated with your digital account will be applied to the program, at no added cost to you. Kroger donates annually to participating organizations based on your percentage of spending as it relates to the total spending associated with all participating Kroger Community Rewards organizations.

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New Box Top Information

AMERICA'S SCHOOLS LOVE BOX TOPS!



For over 20 years, Box Tops for Education has given families an easy way to earn cash for their school, with products they already buy.

Now you can simply scan your store receipt with the Box Tops mobile app to identify participating products and instantly add cash to your school's earnings online.

Please use this link to learn more!

https://www.boxtops4education.com/


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Mudsock Youth Athletics Update

Online registration is officially open for spring sports and runs through January 31st at myathletics.com. Most practices and games take place on school and city fields within the Hamilton Southeastern School District and the city of Fishers.

Click on the links below to learn more about our spring program opportunities!

Soccer (pre-kindergarten - 8th grade)

Baseball (pre-kindergarten – high school)

Softball (age 5 – high school)

Boys Lacrosse (1st – 8th grade)

Girls Lacrosse (1st – 8th grade)

Track & Field (1st – 12th grade)

Rugby (2nd grade – high school)

Everyone Plays. Athletic scholarship opportunities are available for families on free or reduced lunch within the district. Families can apply for one per season per child and must apply and be accepted during our open registration period. For spring sports these dates are 1/1 – 1/31. Email info@myathletics.com for more information.



Information is also available via the HSE Community Insider.


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HSE COMMUNITY INSIDER


Interested in finding out about things going on throughout our district - take a look at the Community Insider!

HSE Report it!

As you know, Hamilton Southeastern Schools has benefitted over the years from a “Text-a-Tip” service to provide anonymous information to the district. We wanted to let you know that we have launched “HSE Report It!”, a new school safety mobile reporting app that allows students, staff and community members to provide anonymous information about concerns for their own safety or the safety of others. HSE Report It! replaces Text-A-Tip product, which is going out of service.

We believe that HSE Report it!, which can be downloaded via Google Play or the Apple App Store, provides enhanced reporting capabilities. It’s anonymous and reports are made exclusively through the mobile app. Plus, unlike SMS text reports, HSE Report it! will have no length limitations or the need to remember a short code. Reporters can attach photos, screenshots, videos, documents and/or audio recordings to their concerns and they can engage in a two-way dialogue with a real person.

Reports are monitored by HSE building and district administration and the school resource officers (SROs).

The new HSE Report It! app will be an important resource for our community to submit anonymous tips when they wish to report concerns for their safety and the safety of others. Please encourage your family to download the app and be aware that this resource is now available to use when needed.

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Contact information:


RIVERSIDE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

11014 Eller Road ♦ Fishers, IN ♦ 46038

317.594.4320 (phone)

317.594.4328 (attendance line)

317.594.4329 (fax)


Follow Us on Twitter: @RSIHawks

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RSI Virtual Drone Tour

This virtual drone tour gives you the lay of the land at RSI.

Always feel open and free to contact your teachers with questions. Please note the contact of the administration and counselors below as well. We are here to serve you! Never hesitate to contact any of us with questions.


Dr. Kaminski - Principal -dkaminski@hse.k12.in.us

Mr. Farrell - Assistant Principal - bfarrell@hse.k12.in.us

Mrs. Underwood - 5th Grade Counselor - runderwood@hse.k12.in.us

Mrs. Logue - 6th Grade Counselor - nlogue@hse.k12.in.us

Mrs. Bohannon - IT Specialist - kbohannon@hse.k12.in.us


Thank you for always checking your skylerts and we can't wait to get started with your amazing RSI Hawks!


Meet the Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators - https://flipgrid.com/47041546 Meet your Team - https://flipgrid.com/726b8a5e (Students will login with school email account)


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Interactive RSI Map

Want to learn more about RSI? Click around this interactive map. Note the virtual drone tour below as well.