Gator Bites 2018-19

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

Gator Bites for the Week of April 7, 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: JV Softball Wins Tournament

Work hard. River Bluff JV Softball won their tournament Saturday in Camden. We won first place in the Hope Division of the Beat Cancer with a Bat Tournament.

Gators of the Week: Biology 1 HN Students Engage in Field Work

Get smart: Biology 1 HN and English 2 HN students engaged in field work this week in multiple bodies of water to include the Saluda River, Gibson Pond and reservoir gathering data on water quality for their learning expedition on their environment impact.

Gators of the Week: 11th Grade Student is Published

Do good. 11th grader Tucker Riddle was recently published on this online magazine.

Enjoy reading his article.

River Bluff is Published!!

River Bluff Receives Excellent on School Report Card!

Upcoming School and Staff Events

Gator Forum

Monday, April 8th, 3:45-4:45pm

RBHS Learning Commons

Athletic Signing Day

Wednesday, April 10th, 12-1pm


Spring Break

Monday, April 15th, 8:15am to Friday, April 19th, 3:45pm

320 Corley Mill Road

Lexington, SC

RBHS Physicals

Saturday, April 27th, 8am-3pm

104 Saluda Pointe Drive

Lexington, SC

Athletic Physicals - 8am-3pm (River Bluff athletes "encouraged" to come at 11am for crowd control purposes)

Palmetto Health Orthopedic Center (1.5 miles from River Bluff HS)

104 Saluda Pointe Dr. (across from Chili's)

Cost - $20

*See RBHS athletic trainers for ticket & paperwork packet

What to Bring:

1. History Form

2. Physical Form

3. Wear shorts

4. Do not wear tight jeans, hats or caps

5. Do not drink caffeinated drinks before your exam

River Bluff is 2019 Palmetto's Finest

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RBHS Archery Team Shines

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Dr. Clamp Visits Puerto Rico to Serve on a Memory Mission Trip

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!