January Newsletter

January 1, 2021

Happy 2021 Rider Families!

We hope you and your family had a relaxing holiday season.

As the 2020-2021 school year moves forward, we have a number of upcoming activities. The first semester will end on Friday, January 15. Students will be taking their semester exams and finishing projects/assignments throughout the week with the hybrid schedule. Later in the third quarter our sophomore and junior students will be participating in the PreACT, NDSA Science and ACT assessments. Testing will occur between the dates of Mar. 2 – Apr. 2. You will also be receiving additional information as we move closer to the testing window.

We are beginning to plan for the 2021-22 school year. Freshman, sophomores, and juniors will be registering for next year’s classes in January and February. Registration for classes will be done online. An email with a guide sheet on the registration process will be emailed to all families. We do have our course description book online at our school website: https://www.gfschools.org/redriver under the students tab to assist in the

selection of classes.

In January and February sophomores are scheduled for individual conferences with their counselor and parents/guardians. A letter with the date and time of these conferences was mailed in December. Sophomores should complete their online registration before this meeting. Our counseling department will also be doing classroom presentations for our freshman and juniors related to schedules and course offerings. Students will then have an individual conference with their counselor.

Finally, please make note of the following upcoming dates:

 Monday, January 4 – School Resumes (Cohort A - face to face, Cohort B – asynchronous)

 Friday, January 15 – end of 1 st semester

 No School: Monday, January 18 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Thank you for your continued support of Red River High School.


Mr. Darin J. Walters

Associate Principal

Mark Your Calendars!!!

A Look Ahead

January 4-School Resumes

January 13- Early Release

January 15- End of Quart 2/Semester 1

January 18- NO SCHOOL

January 27- Early Release

February 10- Early Release

February 24- Early Release

Monthly Cohort Calendar

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Hybrid A/B days rotate each day and the pattern is not skipped due to holiday breaks, snow days, etc. If a week ends on a Cohort A day, the next day school is in session will be a Cohort B day.

If there is an unexpected school closure such as a snow day, the A/B schedule stays on the same rotation but is pushed back by the number of days the school is closed. For instance, if the last school day in session is a Cohort A day and the school is closed for a day due to weather, when the school reopens it will be a Cohort B day.

The Day 1/Day 2 schedule is only important for students that are enrolled in classes that meet EOD, every other day (Choir, Band, and/or Foundations of Fitness).

Red River Updates

Remiders for Hybrid Learners

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School Meal Update


Meals will continue to be available at no cost for children 18 and under through the end of this school year.


Meals for face-to-face learners will be available: breakfast before the bell and lunch scheduled within the day. Physical distancing and other safety measures will be followed at meal times.


A hot lunch is available by request for full-time remote learners and high school students due to the hybrid learning model.

  • Please continue to order meals using this form on a daily basis. The entree will follow the general hot lunch menu which is posted at MealViewer Schools.
  • A meal will include the entree, a fruit and vegetable, applicable sides, and a milk. Breakfast will also be included.
  • Extras will not be available
  • Meal delivery is not available.
  • Please pick up your meal at the school you designated on your order form.


Meals will be available for pick up 10-10:30 a.m. at elementary schools, 10:15-10:45 a.m. at middle schools, and 10:30-11 a.m. at high schools.

Senior Name Checks for Diplomas

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Pajama Drive Thru

On Monday, December 14, Student Council held the annual pajama drive but with a slight difference. It instead became a pajama drive “thru” event to collect pajamas to donate. This event allowed students and other members of the community to come to Red River High School in their cars and donate pajamas and/or money in a drive thru fashion. With help from the Police department, the community, student council, and Red River, we got a total of almost 300 pajamas and over $600 to donate to the community pajama drive in order to help support families in our community!

-Hannah Holte (sophomore rep)


Order the 2020-2021 yearbook!


We also have a very limited number of 2019-2020 yearbooks leftover for purchase. If you are interested please email Tyler Nelson at redriveryearbook@mygfschools.org

Red River Outfitters

Come visit our student ran spirit store!!!
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District Updates

In District Transfers- Incoming 9th Graders

In district transfer requests for incoming 9th graders are due by Jan. 8, 2021. In district transfer forms can be picked up at any of the middle schools or high schools.

Parents Lead


Taking care of children isn’t always easy, especially in today’s world. The good news is there are steps you can take to help protect your kids as they grow older. Effectively monitoring your kids through every stage in their lives is one important way to reduce their risk of becoming involved in potentially harmful situations or engaging in risky behaviors. Start monitoring your kids early on, in ways that are age-appropriate. In fact, the earlier you begin monitoring, the easier it will be to continue as your kids gets older and the more they’ll expect it from you. How do I monitor my kids? Visit www.parentslead.org for information and resources.

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