RGHS Ram-ily Connection

Partnering With Parents For Student Achievement

January 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

Happy New Year, Ramily! We have made it to 2022 and are nearing the end of our first semester of in person learning and the official grading period. This new year brings us a season of hope, joy, experiences and opportunities. We all have an opportunity to make changes that will allow us to become better in various areas of our lives. This new year allows us to refocus our efforts on improving our health, relationships, communities and our commitments to being the very best version of ourselves. In our efforts to focus on our health and safety, we would like your support in monitoring your child's health each day. If you, your high school scholar or anyone in your household is feeling ill or has been in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, please contact the school and keep your scholar home to quarantine. The health and safety of all is our priority. It will take the efforts of each of us to ensure that we get through this pandemic safely. Continue to encourage your scholar to wear masks when they are on our campus, in the classrooms and hallways. We understand that scholars are getting tired of wearing them, but we must all comply in order to keep each other healthy and safe and stop the spread.

The first semester officially ends for high school scholars on January 13, 2022. This will serve as the final date for any assignments to be turned in to teachers for credit. Please speak with your scholar to ensure that they have gone through to complete any and all missing assignments, as well as, reach out to their teachers for additional support. The week of January 10-13 will serve as our final exam week for the high school. As such, we will dismiss at 10:40 a.m. those days and will not have Late Start Wednesday at the high school. This will provide scholars with a final opportunity to improve their grades and pass their classes for the semester. Please support our efforts and encourage your child to do their very best to finish strong for the first semester. January 14, 2021 will serve as a teacher work day, in which grades will be finalized for the semester. Students will not have virtual classes on January 14 or January 17, as we celebrate the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Scholars will return to campus for the second semester on January 18, 2022. Please have your scholar to check their SIS portal to see their new schedules for the second semester.

As always, we are a RAMily, we are one through it all. Thank you all for your continued support throughout this first semester. Stay safe, remain healthy and know that we are here for each of you every step of the way. Our Ramily ROCKS!

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 Special Administration Board meetings, our district PAC meetings and 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)!

Rams Spotlight

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!

Parent Recognition

The RGHS Ram-ily was excited to partner with The Little Bit Foundation and Dream it Big Inc. to provide families with coats, food and PPE for the holidays during our 2nd annual Ram-ily Holiday Giveaway last month. We would like to congratulate our raffle winners, Ms. V. Stovall ($250 Schnucks gift card) and Ms. S. Pate ($50 Visa gift card).

What's Going On At The View?

Check out these events taking place in January.

  • Jan 3: RGHS scholars & staff return to campus
  • Jan 7: Dream it Big Inc. Food distribution- 2:50 pm (in front of high school each Thursday)
  • Jan 10-13: Winter Assessments--Early Release 7:30-10:40 AM (high school only-See flyer below for details)
  • Jan 11: SAB Meeting @ 7:00 PM: To view the agenda, visit https://go.boarddocs.com/mo/rgsd/Board.nsf/Public.
  • Jan 14: Teacher Work Day- No School
  • Jan 14: Vaccination Clinic @ RGHS Gym (see flyer below for details)
  • Jan 15-Mar 31: Walgreens Expressions Challenge (see flyer below for details)
  • Jan 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday-No School
  • Jan 17: Mid County Martin Luther King Parade & Program (see flyer below for details)
  • Jan 25: SAB Meeting @ 7:00 PM: To view the agenda, visit https://go.boarddocs.com/mo/rgsd/Board.nsf/Public.
  • Jan 27: Virtual FAFSA Frenzy (see flyer below for details)
2022 Winter Assessment Schedule

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

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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.