Red River Newsletter

December 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is hard to believe December is upon us, and we will soon be breaking for the holiday vacation. As we prepare for the winter months, in this newsletter you will find Grand Forks Public School’s procedure for cancellations or postponement. Again this year, we will be using the automated calling system to inform families if school would be delayed or cancelled due to severe weather conditions. This automated call will occur between 6:30 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.

With the start of December comes the end of the fall season and the start of winter season for our extracurricular events. The fall season saw a great deal of success for our Roughrider teams. In addition to sports, the Red River Drama Department filled the theater in November with their production “Little Shop of Horrors” and is preparing for “Junie B. Jones”, December 7 - 9. The Music Department is also in full swing with their performances and sound great. I hope you have time this winter season to come out and support our students in fine arts and sports. We have many talented students and they love to see supporters in the seats.

December will fly by and soon it will be January and we will begin to host sophomore conferences. Parents and guardians of sophomores will be notified in December regarding their scheduled appointment for conferences in January and February. All other students will begin registering in February. Counselors will be providing more information as we get closer to the registration dates. For those junior and senior students enrolled in dual credit classes, registration packets will be available early December. Lake Region College will be at Red River after holiday break to finalize second semester classes. Parents, we encourage you to spend some time talking with your child and his/her counselor about appropriate classes for next year. Watch for information that will be coming to your homes about the registration process.

We look forward to working with you during the upcoming registration process. Thank you for your support during the first semester. If you have any comments, questions, or concerns please do not hesitate to call. Thank you!


Dr. Kristopher G. Arason


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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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HOSA Students Making a Difference

The most impressionable individuals are children. Tobacco companies know and use this information to extend the reach of their deathly business. This week, the students of HOSA in Medical Careers are traveling to elementary schools to inform these children of the dangers of tobacco use. This program is called “T.A.T.U” or “Teens Against Tobacco Use.” As role models to the young, they speak on the methods tobacco companies use to entice children and other subjects using interactive and interesting tools. By informing children at an early age of the dangers of tobacco, HOSA students are preparing them for a safe and healthy future! Along the lines of HOSA’s impact in the community, they also organized a mental health awareness week before Thanksgiving and have plans to participate in the Purses for Parkinson's event in early January. Additionally, with their state conference approaching, they have just finished their fundraiser for selling first aid kits.
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An advantage to getting to know the parents of your child's friends is that you will know the kind of people that are influencing your child. Also, by getting to know the parents, you can verify your child's statements when he or she says, "All my friends get to do it." Most importantly, connecting with the families of your child's friend will help form a safety net for your child because you can help supervise each other's children and look out for their safety. It is common in small towns for everyone to know everyone even through generations! Here are several ways you meet other families: set play-dates, arrange to share driving with other parents for after-school activities, volunteer at your child's school, join PTO, attend faith-based activities, attend sporting events or other social gatherings, etc.

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

For a brief video on how to purchase tickets, please visit

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