Grizzly Gazette

Riverglen Newsletter- January 8, 2021

From the Desk of the Principal

Happy New Year!

I hope that you all had a nice winter break and that all our Grizzlies are ready to start the second half of our school year. The second semester of the 2020/2021 school year begins on Monday.

Remember, the entire first week (January 11-15) ALL students are virtual. Then, the following week, we will be back in our hybrid schedule where students attend in-person two days a week based on their Gold/Silver team assignments. I have the next couple of weeks broken down below if you need any clarification. The bell schedules for both Virtual Mondays and Tuesday-Fridays are the same as before the break and are available on the Riverglen website @ under the "Our School" tab right at the top.

See you soon,

Mrs. Watts

Upcoming Dates at Riverglen

The title above (Mark Your Calendars) is a hyperlink to our school calendar on the Riverglen Web page. Please bookmark it and reference it as needed. On that calendar, you will typically find everything from school closure dates to activity, game and concert schedules that may involve your student.

Below are a few of the important dates coming up that all families should be aware of are:


January 11 through January 15-All Students and Programs are Virtual every day this week!

Report Cards for 1st semester will be mailed home at the end of this week. Grades are also available through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal

January 11- Virtual Monday bell schedule (9:15 student start)

January 18-No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 19-Resume Hybrid Schedule

Tuesday, January 19- Students in GOLD come in-person

Wednesday, January 20-Students in SILVER come in-person

Thursday, January 21-Students in GOLD come in-person

Friday, January 22-Students in SILVER come in-person

Parents...we need your help!

If you could take a moment to make sure your students understand the expectations in the graphic below we would be really grateful. The days the students are learning virtually it is absolutely critical that the kids not only log-in but that they fully participate. Teachers will be going over their classroom expectations for this, but I am hoping that if we can work together and "tag-team" we will have a better chance of getting through to our grizzlies. We are really going to tighten up on this expectation school-wide.

I know this is not news to you and seems like a "no-brainer", but engagement is much higher when teachers and students can actually see each other. It is critical in providing check-ins for understanding. In addition, it can limit off-task behavior and full participation increases student learning and retention of content. Teachers can't tell if students (while logged in to class) are actually doing other things like playing on their phone, watching tv, or falling asleep if they can't see them. :o)

If your child cannot have their camera on, please contact your child's teachers. Teachers will work with you and your child to help provide alternatives if necessary.

Thank you!!

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Athletics Update

Athletics are scheduled to resume in January for Junior High Students in the Boise School District. More information will be sent out in January about all our protocols tied to athletics, but here are the start dates and information about Winter sports at RJH.

  • Girls Basketball will resume on January 11th. Coaches have been in contact with their teams to share practice schedules and protocols.

  • Cheerleading will resume on January 11th. Coaches have been in contact with their squad to share practice schedules and protocols.

  • Boys Basketball begins February 16th.

  • Wrestling begins on March 15th.

  • 5 week seasons for all three of the above sports.

  • No spectators will be allowed at games/matches in junior high.

  • Each sport will have a 50% competition schedule (1/2 the games as a typical year).

  • No tournaments will occur this year.

If you have any questions, please contact our athletic director Marc Lannon at

Riverglen Contact information

Deborah Watts- Principal

Camille Fraley- Asst. Principal

Michele Conant- Counselor A-K

Julie Lileks- Counselor L-Z

Laurel Dunstan- Registrar

Maureen Tyzcka- Attendance and Front Office Secretary

Jaime Faraimo- Counseling Secretary

Officer Williams- School Resource Officer