Rams Roundup

August 30, 2022

8/30/2022

Dear Parents/Guardians/Staff,

Listed below, please find information about some happenings in the district and a few reminders.

Sincerely,
Michael Adams
Superintendent

Visual and Performing Arts Display

Mrs. Erika Ruff, Riverside Elementary School/Middle School Administrative Intern and Riverside Elementary School Special Education teacher, created a fantastic Visual and Performing Arts display on the wall directly outside the auditorium. Listed below is a video of the display.


Thank you to Mr. Jackamonis, Middle School Assistant Principal, for putting the video together.

Morris D. Murphy Visual Arts Display

Riverside Middle School Building Sign

I saw the sign

and it opened up my 👀


Rocky the 🐏 puts the finishing touches on the new RMS sign. Thank you to Signarama Delran for your hard work in making this happen so quickly and providing a memorable moment for our students!

Field Hockey Team Takes On Administration


🏑 Watch the Field Hockey team take it to administration!🏑

💪Way to go girls!💪


(See The Video Below)

https://youtu.be/18ORT0nv4Os

Boys Soccer Team Takes On Administration

Kicking off the day in the best way possible. The RTSD Administration's goal was to win a soccer shootout against the RHS Boys Soccer team. Freshman Goalkeeper, Anthony Stillwaggon stopped the admin in their tracks! Good luck this season!


(See The Video Below)

RHS Boys Soccer vs. Administration

Varsity Club Meeting

The Varsity Club enjoyed Ice Cream Sundaes and a presentation on ”Tough Conversations about Varsity High School Athletics” by Coach Herron last week. These athletes and coaches demonstrate dedication, discipline, and what it takes to be a Ram Role Model.
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RHS and RMS Enrichment Week

RMS and RHS students that attended our Enrichment Week had a fantastic time! I've listed some pictures that we took last week.

Senior Portraits for the Class of 2023

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Parent/Guardian Survey (closes on Friday, September 2nd)

Reminder:




Dear Parents/Guardians,


As we prepare for the 2022-2023 school year, we are excited about the traditions and culture that have always made Riverside #RamTastic. However, we are also excited to bring on new staff, programs, and resources to do even more for our students. Staff and administration have been working together to plan various programs for our students and are constantly checking that we meet their needs. In order to gather feedback on these efforts anonymously, we are partnering with an external organization, TESO (Teach Educators & Scholars Organization, LLC), surveying all staff, students, and parents to better understand how well we are fully and equitably meeting the needs of the Riverside community.


As the first and most important teacher and advocate for your children, you can provide invaluable feedback and insight in that area, and we thank you in advance for your honest input on this survey. Our ultimate goal is to provide opportunities and access to all students and create an environment where every member of the school community feels like they belong and have what they need to succeed. That goal cannot be achieved without collecting feedback on our current efforts.

Therefore, in order to facilitate an in-depth “landscape analysis” of the full educational program, the survey will focus on four priority areas: 1) student learning experiences, 2) professional learning, 3) policies, and 4) resource allocation.

We ask that you please take 15-20 minutes to complete the Landscape Analysis Survey. The information we learn from your survey (along with others) will inform the development of a district plan to guide efforts to create a more equitable environment for all students to succeed. Please note that your participation is voluntary, and your responses are anonymous and confidential. Because we are not asking for your name, you can be completely honest in how you answer the questions. Your online survey submission means that you agree to participate in this process.


Please complete the survey you received in your email by September 2, 2022, to ensure that your input is included in the data collection and analysis process for future planning.

You can complete the survey using the following links:


If you have any questions, please contact our Curriculum Director, Stacy Saia, at ssaia@riverside.k12.nj.us


Sincerely,

Michael Adams

Superintendent

Riverside Elementary School New Student Orientation

Friday, Sep. 2nd, 1pm

Riverside Township Public School District

1:00 pm - A.M. PRESCHOOL – meet on the blacktop behind the preschool buildings on the corner of Grant & Paine Streets

1:30 pm - Kindergarten –meet outside of the main entrance of the elementary school (112 E. Washington Street)

1:45 pm - P.M. PRESCHOOL – meet at the blacktop behind the preschool buildings on the corner of Grant & Paine Streets

2:00 pm - New Student Orientation (Grades 1-5) - meet outside of the main entrance of the elementary school (112 E. Washington Street)

Parents/Guardians must accompany their new student for all the orientations listed above.

STUDENT FIRST DAY PRE-K AM SESSION (8:10AM - 10:00AM)

Tuesday, Sep. 6th, 8am

RIVERSIDE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT

Half-day Session

PreK AM Session: 8:10am - 10:00am

STUDENT FIRST DAY PRE-K PM SESSION (10:40AM - 12:30PM)

Tuesday, Sep. 6th, 10:30am

Riverside Township Public School District

Half-day Session

PreK PM Session: 10:40am - 12:30pm

STUDENT FIRST DAY- ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (8:10 AM- 12:30 PM)

Tuesday, Sep. 6th, 8am

Riverside Township Public School District

Half-day Session

K - 5th grade: 8:10am - 12:30pm

STUDENT FIRST DAY- RMS AND RHS (7:38 AM- 12:00 PM)

Tuesday, Sep. 6th, 7:30am

Riverside Township Public School District

Half-day Session

6th - 12th grade: 7:38 am - 12:00 pm

STUDENTS' 2ND - 4TH DAYS OF SCHOOL

Wednesday, Sep. 7th, 8am to Friday, Sep. 9th, 8am

Riverside Township Public School District

Full Day Sessions

K - 5th grade: 8:10am - 2:33pm

6th - 12th grade: 7:38am - 1:54pm
PreK AM Session: 8:10am - 10:30am
PreK PM Session: 12:10pm - 2:33pm

September 2022 Special Education Advisory Team Meeting (SEAT)

Thursday, Sep. 8th, 5-6pm

Riverside Elementary School Media Center

Time: 5:00 – 6:00pm

Location: Elementary Media Center

Elementary School and Family Meeting

Thursday, Sep. 8th, 6:15-7pm

Riverside Elementary School Media Center

The Elementary School and Family meeting begins at 6:15 pm in the Elementary School Media Center.

September BOE Meeting

Thursday, Sep. 8th, 7pm

Riverside Elementary School Cafeteria

The Board of Education meeting begins at 7:00 pm in the Elementary School Cafeteria.

RES Back to School Night

Tuesday, Sep. 13th, 6pm

Riverside Elementary School

RMS/RHS Fall Pictures

Wednesday, Sep. 14th, 7:30am-2pm

RMS/RHS

RMS Back to School Night

Wednesday, Sep. 14th, 6pm

Riverside Middle School

RHS Back to School Night

Thursday, Sep. 15th, 6pm

Riverside High School

RES Fall Pictures

Thursday, Sep. 15th, 8am to Friday, Sep. 16th, 2:30pm

Riverside Elementary School

September 15 Pictures: PreK, Second Grade, and Fourth Grade


September 16 Pictures: Kindergarten, First Grade, Third Grade, and Fifth Grade

Elementary School and Family Event

Thursday, Sep. 22nd, 6:30-8:30pm

Riverside Township Public School District

The Elementary School and Family Back 2 School Festival is from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on September 22.

RHS Homecoming Events

Saturday, Oct. 8th, 11am

Riverside Township Public School District

RHS Homecoming Events

Approximate Times:

Homecoming Parade 11:00 am

Homecoming Skits: 12:00pm

Homecoming Football at Riverside this year: 1:30 pm

Homecoming Dance: 7:00 pm

Elementary School and Family Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 13th, 6:15pm

Riverside Township Public School District

The Elementary School and Family meeting begins at 6:15 pm in the Elementary School Media Center.

October BOE Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 13th, 7pm

Riverside Township Public School District

The Board of Education meeting begins at 7:00 pm in the Elementary School Cafeteria.

Elementary School and Family Event

Wednesday, Oct. 26th, 6pm

Riverside Township Public School District

The Elementary School and Family Pumpkin Night is from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm on October 26.

RMS Halloween Social

Friday, Oct. 28th, 2pm

Riverside Township Public School District

The RMS Halloween Social will begin at 2:00 pm in the Courtyard and Cafeteria.

RES Halloween Parade (1:35pm)

Monday, Oct. 31st, 1:30pm

Riverside Township Public School District

RES Halloween Parade

1:35 pm at Spring Garden Park

If raining: The parade will be held inside; all parents/families can attend and watch the parade inside RES at 1:35 pm.