The Riverwood Review
4th Edition - 2022-2023 School Year!
A Message from Principal Smith
Dear Riverwood Families,
I hope that you enjoyed the extended Labor Day weekend and used the time to reconnect and recharge. On Tuesday, many of our teachers participated in important training and enrichment activities.
We look forward to welcoming you to open house next Wednesday, September 14 at 6:30 pm. Please allow plenty of time for parking and carpool if you can. Please find the schedule for the evening below.
Next week is also the club fair for students. On Friday, September 16 during all lunches on the outdoor track, students will be able to learn about Riverwood’s more than 60 clubs and where they may want to get involved.
On September 28 from 6-8 pm, Riverwood will host College and Career Night in our gym. Please visit our website to for more details and to register for this very informative evening.
September is suicide prevention and awareness month, and we will do our part to provide potentially life-saving information to our students. Students will learn about the signs of suicide, understanding the importance of practicing self-care or showing a friend they care, and understanding when to seek additional help. Later this month, we will share additional resources that are available to students and their families through Fulton County Schools and its partners.
I would be remiss if I didn't acknowledge that Sunday is September 11 which is the 21st anniversary of the attacks on our country. Even those that are were not personally impacted, were changed because of the events of that day. Please keep the victims, their families, and our first responders in your thoughts.
Enjoy your weekend,
Open House - Wednesday, September 14th! Please join us!
Infinite Campus Access
Please check to make sure you have access to both your student and parent account in Infinite Campus. Gradebook, Student schedules, student course requests, transcripts, transportation information, and emergency contact lists are all available through the Infinite Campus system and student progress reports are quickly approaching. All students and parents must have access to view current course & grade information. Please click below to navigate to the district's sign up page; you will need your student's name, date of birth, and their current grade.
Also, click the buttons below to access Infinite Campus support documents
Virtual Parent Nights - Recordings now Available!
Homecoming Dance - Ticket Information
- All students (9-12) may purchase dance tickets for $20 cash or check (no card).
- Dance tickets may only be purchased by Riverwood students during their assigned lunch period and not by parents.
- Dance tickets will be sold during lunch in the Cafeteria starting October 7th for Seniors/Dual Enrollment and then beginning October 13th for all students.
- Ticket sales will end either October 21st (D-lunch) or when the maximum number of 800 tickets have been sold—whichever occurs first.
- There will be no ticket sales at the door the night of the dance.
- Other than buying one additional ticket for a date, Riverwood students must purchase their own dance tickets (no guest tickets will be sold during lunch).
- Students will be required to present their physical dance ticket for entry into the dance—a sales record will not be available at the door for students with lost tickets.
- Tickets are non-transferable, meaning students are forbidden from selling their ticket to another student.
- All Riverwood students and their guests from other high schools are subject to Fulton Schools’ student code of conduct.
- Homecoming is from 8:00pm to 11:00pm and all students must arrive by 10:00pm—no students will be admitted into the dance after that time.
- No large bags or outside food/drink will be allowed at the dance.
- There will be no reentry, meaning that students may not come back to the dance after they exit the lobby past the ticket table.
- Students are responsible for their shoes, purses, jackets, and other personal items during all times at the dance.
- Homecoming is over at 11:00pm & students must arrange for transportation home well in advance in order to be picked up on time.
Guest Tickets for Students From Other High Schools -There will be an extremely limited number of guest tickets available. Therefore, Riverwood students should not invite a guest from another high school until after they have purchased a guest ticket. Please do not disappoint your guest by creating an unnecessary and avoidable crisis by asking them to Riverwood’s Homecoming without first possessing a ticket for them to attend the dance. -After the school day on September 21st , guest tickets will be available from OSP on Riverwood’s website for a total of $60 ($40 for one guest ticket and $20 for the accompanying Riverwood student’s ticket). After purchasing from OSP, these tickets will be available for pickup from Mr. Kadish before/after school in room 3224 only in exchange for a printed, paper copy of the Homecoming Guest Permission form (available from Riverwood’s website). Riverwood will administratively delete/refund your OSP purchase if you do not submit the required paperwork to Mr. Kadish by October 20th—making you ineligible to attend the dance. If you purchase more than one guest ticket, Riverwood will administratively delete/refund both of your OSP transactions—also making you ineligible to attend the dance.
Don’t wait till the last minute! Mr. Kadish (classroom 3224) would be more than happy to help you plan ahead so you don’t have any disappointments buying your Homecoming tickets! firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW POLICY FOR ALL ATHLETIC EVENTS!
Parent Support Organizations
We are very fortunate at Riverwood to have some fantastic parent organizations that support our school. Below is some information about each one. If you can support one or more of these groups with your time, talent, or treasure, it is much appreciated:
Parent-Teacher-Student Association "PTSA" – The Riverwood Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is an inclusive organization of enthusiastic parents, teachers, and staff who support our school through volunteering, community-building, and fundraising. Join us and help support our students’ journey to a bright and enriched future by selecting the Join The PTSA button on http://riverwoodptsa.org.
Riverwood Athletic Association "RAA" – The Riverwood Athletic Association's (RAA) primary purpose is to raise money for all Riverwood Raider sports teams and athletic facilities. Riverwood is proud of its tradition of athletic excellence. More than 50% of the student body participates on one of the 21 athletic teams. Riverwood recently moved up to AAAAAA and our athletes have rose to the challenge! RAA Memberships are offered at five different levels is open to everyone and includes some great gifts such as free season tickets, an all-weather blanket, tumblers and more! Your support helps to support the growth of these teams, changes and additions to our facilities, and regular maintenance of all sports and training equipment. We are a 501(c)3 corporation, and all donations are tax deductible. Join the RAA today! https://www.ricsathleticassociation.com/join-the-raa/
The Riverwood Foundation – The Riverwood Foundation is focused on connecting community, engaging students, and enhancing the learning experience. We support academic enrichment (implementing and sustaining innovative programs such as the MakerSpace and the outdoor classroom and garden), professional learning (training programs to support teachers), global citizenship (programs designed to support cultural exposure and service), and AVID (inquiry-based, student-centered classroom structure). Visit https://riverwoodfoundation.org/ for more information or to donate online.
Band and Orchestra Booster Club "BOB" - The Band and Orchestra Booster (BOB) looks forward to the upcoming 2022-23 school year. Our plan is to continue to support our Band and Orchestra students and families by enriching an already strong music program. Join us by becoming a BOB member and/or making a donation by clicking here to help expand our impact and please visit our webpage HERE to learn more.
Performing Arts Booster Association "PABA" – Would you like to “play a part” in the Performing Arts at Riverwood? The Performing Arts Booster Association (PABA) is a group of parents, teachers, and friends working together to support the chorus and drama programs at Riverwood. Membership dues and other fundraisers finance the acquisition of music, scripts, sets, costumes, lights, sound, and other important items. Parents also donate their time to help with productions. Click https://www.fultonschools.org/Page/19785 to access our Riverwood Drama & Performing Arts Booster.