Grizzly Gazette

Riverglen Newsletter- Nov 19, 2021

From the Desk of the Principal

Hi Grizzly Families!

I have heard it said that this is the season of gratitude and I feel like we have a lot to be grateful for here at Riverglen. We just wrapped up an incredible week of kindness activities and the kids were awesome! They really got into it and remind me daily how amazing our students are. Additionally, we are two-thirds of the way through this quarter and the students are doing a really fantastic job for the most part. I know no one wants to do school work over a break, but please remind them that this could be a great opportunity to get caught up if they need to. Being caught up is a great feeling and might alleviate some stress they could be feeling as we return and finish the last bit of the semester. Another thing I am very grateful for is that Gillis St is finally OPEN and the parking lot situation should improve tremendously. The last two weeks have been a mess and I look forward to the week we return and people can use both exits in and out of our parking lot. Just a reminder that our parking lot is a ONE LANE parking lot and all students need to be let out of vehicles curb-side. Thank you for your help with this. I have also been consulting with ACHD in hopes of finding some kind of solution to the congestion on Gary Lane. If anything comes of that I will, of course, notify you immediately.

I hope that whatever the next week brings for you and your family that you know how thankful I am to work with your student(s) each day. We have an amazing school community. I feel blessed to be here each day!

Happy Thanksgiving,

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:

November 22 through November 26-Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, December 8- Last day to turn in ANY missing work from2nd Quarter.

Monday, December 20-Early release at 1:15

Tuesday December 21 and Wednesday, December 22-Early release at NOON

December 23 through January 8-Winter Break

January 10-Beginning of 2nd semester

January 17-No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

End of Semester Testing Schedule

December 20-22 Testing Schedule

TVMSC students only need to attend school during their RIVERGLEN classes these three days. If they are here all day they will be in the library during their assigned TVMSC periods.

Angel Fund Request- CAN YOU HELP???

Hello Riverglen Families-

For those of you who are new to the Riverglen Junior High, the Angel Fund is a program that our PAWS parent organization (Parent Association Working for Success) has organized to work with our school counselors. It is offered for those students and families who need a little assistance throughout the school year with necessities like food and clothing.

As we are already into the second quarter of the school year and dealing with things that we have never had to deal with, if you are in the position to help others in need, please consider donating to our Angel Fund. There are a few ways you can do that.

· Pick up a Gift Card to a place like Ross and Walmart.

· Drop off gift cards, money, or a check to the school.

(Checks should be made out to Riverglen PAWS)

· Venmo to @Riverglen-PAWS (please list Angel Fund in the “for” line)

Every little bit helps, we appreciate your help!



Holiday Resource List for Families

Athletic Update

Riverglen boy's basketball is right around the corner. Tryouts and practice start on January 10th.

Watch for more information in December from Mr. Lannon, Riverglen Athletic Director.

Boise School District Threat Assessment Notification

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Boise Independent School District is committed to creating and maintaining school

environments in which the emotional and physical safety of students, staff, parents and

others is a priority. Schools cannot ignore any threat of violence. When threat making

behaviors occur schools initiate a process called Threat Assessment.

Each school has a threat assessment team that is multidisciplinary. The team will include an administrator, school psychologist and school counselor; in certain situations the team may be expanded to include a social worker, teacher, school nurse and school resource officer (SRO).

What is a Threat?

A threat is an expression of intent to do harm or act out violently against someone or

something. Threats may come in many forms, such as verbal, written, drawn, posted on the internet (social media) or made by gesture.

If your child comes home and reports a perceived threat, please notify the school administration immediately or call 343-COPS.

The Threat Assessment Process

When schools learn of threat making behaviors, administration will activate the Threat Assessment Process. Once this has been activated, interviews may be held with the student(s), the threat maker, parents and staff to determine the level of risk and to develop an appropriate response to the incident. Based on level of threat a Safety Intervention plan may be developed with the threat assessment team and shared with parents of the student that made the threats.

To ensure the physical and emotional safety of everyone, it is important for all parties to

engage in the process. The threat assessment process will take place to ensure a safe and caring learning environment for all.

Should you have further questions about the threat assessment process, please contact your building principal.

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