RGHS Ram-ily Connection
Partnering with Parents for Student Achievement
A "Message" from the Principal
Dear Parent(s) and Riverview Rams:
It's October and Fall is upon us! We are now at the halfway mark of our first quarter of learning for the 2021-2022 school year at Riverview Gardens High School. These first six weeks have been amazing, with students and teachers returning to face to face teaching and learning. Our scholars are finding their way around our campus and adjusting to being back in a traditional setting of classroom and school-wide expectations. We were apart for nearly 17 months and now that we are together again, our scholars have returned with excitement, teen-aged resistance and social media challenges. We continue to ask for your support as we cannot do this work without you. Please speak with your high schooler(s) about getting to class on time each day, being prepared for learning, avoiding conflict, maintaining positive interactions on social media and managing their behaviors. We are committed to your scholar and recognize that your involvement is a vital part of that success. Our high school students are required to meet the following expectations:
- Clear and/or Mesh Book Bags ONLY for all scholars
- Wear your masks at ALL TIMES when indoors on campus.
- Wear your school-issued ID at all times on campus.
- Be respectful of the staff, students, teachers, and administrators of Riverview Gardens High School on campus.
- Refer to your SIS K12 Student Portal to review your schedule of classes and keep track of your academic needs.
- Reach out to your Counselor or Social Worker for academic and emotional support as soon as the need arises.
- Always strive to do better than your best!
October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month! As your Principal and a Survivor, I am committed to your scholar's success, but also the health of our school community. Please take a moment to schedule a mammogram for yourself or encourage a loved one to do the same. Early detection is key! The first quarter ends on October 22, 2021, and teachers will finalize your scholar's achievement for the first quarter. Please encourage your scholar to push forward these next few weeks to do better than their best. Grades and credits matter in high school! I remain committed to assisting each of your scholars as we work to create a safe and supportive learning environment for all. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call. Our team can be reached at: 314-869-4700. Thank you in advance for your help in committing to making this year one for academic and personal success. We will get through this together with Pride, Respect and Responsibility!
PARENT FOCUS: Help Your Child Finish 1st Quarter Strong & Set Goals for 2nd Quarter!
Additionally, please make an appointment to attend our Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences on October 27th and 28th from 3:00-6:30 pm. An appointment scheduler will be sent out by the end of next week to all parents via email. You will have the opportunity to meet with your child(ren)'s teachers for 10-15 minutes to discuss any questions or concerns you have in reference to their class. You will also have an opportunity to learn more information about joining our PTO. Have a pencil or pen ready to write down any important information for your records. As always, we thank you for all that you do to support your child and our Ram-ily.
Mr. Gaither would also like to give a shout out to his zoology students. He says, "My entire B8 zoology class has been a blessing to teach this year. They are great students, ask lots of questions, and give their best each day!" Keep up the great work Rams!
RGHS REMINDERS & UPDATES
2021-2022 RGHS Admin Team
Office 2: A-F
Mr. Alex Clark- Assistant Principal
Office 3: G-L
Mr. Jamison Rusthoven-Assistant Principal
Office 4: M-S
Dr. Monica Perry- Assistant Principal
Upper Office 9: T-Z
Dr. Jarret Smith-Alternative Ed. Administrator
Lower Office 9
Ms. Mashonda Behling-Special School District Area Coordinator
Mr. Zachary Thurwalker- Athletic Director
Home to School Coordinator Team
The Home to School Coordinator Team is committed to continue our efforts to support students and families as they connect with the school community during the 2021-2022 school year. We aim to encourage students to attend school regularly and strive for academic success. In doing so, we will connect with school counselors, teachers, administrators and community agencies to implement strategies and develop activities that will promote student success. Feel free to contact us using the information provided below:
- Mrs. C. Brown: Office 2 (A-F)
- Mr. D. Pitts: Office 3 (G-L)
- Mr. T. Martin: Office 4 (M-S)
- Ms. T. Pikes: Office 9 (T-Z)
Student Support Team
9th grade counselor: Ms. R. Ross
10th grade counselor: Mr. M. Wharton
11th grade counselor: Mrs. T. Beverly
12th grade counselor: Mrs. A. Graham
Social Worker: Ms. W. Ross
College Advisor: Ms. M. Morrison
Student Class Schedule
- Student's lunch pin is their username
- Student's 6-digit birthday is their password, ie.091619 (September 16, 2019)
RGHS Dress Code & Mask Guidelines
Additionally, students must get a temporary ID if they do not have their permanent ID when they check in at school. The prices for temporary ID's and Replacement ID's are the following:
- Temporary ID= $ 1.00
- Replacement ID= $ 3.00
- Replacement ID and lanyard=$ 5.00
Student's Bus Information
Please check your email and your child's district email for the latest bus information from the district. If you did not receive your child's information, please contact one of the following secretaries for assistance:
Ms. A. Williams: (Last Names: A-F) --firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. F. Shelby: (Last Names: G-L) --email@example.com
Mrs. Harvey (Last Names: M-S) --firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. B. Goodman (Last Names: T-Z)-- email@example.com
Expectations: Learning During a Quarantine
In the event that scholars and/or teachers are sent home for 10 days of quarantine, the affected group of students will participate in virtual learning with their classroom teacher. Students and teachers must log into Google Classroom for virtual learning during the quarantine period. Therefore, teachers will implement the concurrent teaching model that was implemented in Spring 2021, using the Google Classroom platform.
Rent/Housing resources (2)
Rent Urban League: 314-615-3640 Salvation Army: 314-646-3000 (funds are based on zip code) Homeless Prevention - Housing Advocacy Better Family Life Inc. Betterfamilylife.org Better Family Life, Inc. will relieve families from foreclosure and/or eviction process and assist others in stabilizing ...
Poverty Simulations: Missouri's Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) is a unique tool that helps people begin to understand what life is like with a shortage of money and an abundance of stress. Link to Poverty Simulations Page Job Fairs &Hiring Events: Our Employment Program sponsors two annual job fairs and numerous Hiring Events in the St.
STL Youth Jobs--Connecting Youth to Employers: Ages 16-24
WHAT'S GOING ON AT THE VIEW?
- Awareness & Prevention Activities at RGHS: Oct 4-29 (Click on the button below for details)
- What's Next Career Fair (sponsored by the Little Bit Foundation): Oct. 8th
- RGHS Apply MO Week begins (College & Career event): Oct. 11th (See flyer below)
- RGSD SAB Meeting: Oct. 12th--7:00 pm
- End of 1st Quarter: Oct. 22nd
- RGSD SAB Meeting: Oct. 26th--7:00 pm
- RGHS Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences: Oct. 27th & 28th--3:00-6:30 pm
- No School: Oct. 29th
- Professional Development Day-No School: Nov. 1st
- Teacher Work Day-No School: Nov. 2nd