Riverside High School

Parent Newsletter- October 19th, 2020

First Quarter Grades


  • First Quarter ends on October, 22nd.
  • Report Cards will be pushed through Backpack on October 29th,
  • Students and Parents may view their grades in Backpack. If a parent needs a hard copy, please contact the school.


Tips for eLearning:

Now that we have had more time on the 2 day a week attendance plan, one recommendation we have for student eLearning days is that students organize their schedules and become available during the teacher’s office hours. We would love to see more of our students attending these office hours. Parents, for your information, all teachers have their office hours posted on their website. We also recommend that students not be shy about asking questions.


Tips for Virtual Students:

Please make yourself to be available during your teacher's live sessions. Even if they also have a video to watch or other assignments, having face to face time with your teachers is critical. Students that are attending these sessions are generally performing better than those who don’t. If you have a conflict with another class, please reach out to your teacher.

RHS to offer After School Tutoring!

Warriors: We will begin After School Tutoring for those students that want extra help. Please see our Tutoring Website for more information.

Tutoring Website

WIN Testing begins the week of October 19th!

WIN Career Ready Assessment


Attention 4th-year students! You should have received a testing memo in your 3rd-period class on Wednesday or Thursday of last week. It included your specific testing day. The only students testing on Monday, October 19th are students who are Attendance Group A/Blue Group. Students last names starting with A-C are in the small gym while students with the last name starting with D are in the library. You must bring your Chromebook updated and fully charged. If you have any questions, please contact Angela Abercrombie at aabercrombie@greenville.k12.sc.us.

National Honor Society Information

Juniors and seniors with a 4.5 GPA or higher can apply for National Honor Society. The application can be found as a link on the Riverside website. Applications are due by October 26th to Mrs. Candee in G 109.

NHS Application

Information From the Counseling Department

  • SAT – For those seniors who signed up for the make-up SAT - Wed. 9/23/20 (Green/Blue students) or Tues. 10/27/20 (Red/Purple students). Students were notified and reminded to sign up again if they were still interested. Wednesday, September 23rd is for Green/Blue students, and Tuesday, October 27th will be for the Red/Purple students

  • PSAT: The PSAT will be administered on Wednesday, October 14th and on Thursday, October 29th. This is to accommodate the two color groups. Contact Cathy Derrick

  • WIN Testing: Begins the week of October 19th - 4th-year students.


  • Virtual Senior Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) meetings:
Seniors, counselors are rescheduling Senior IGP sign-ups until after WIN and SAT testing has been completed. We will email parents and students so they can sign up for a date at the end of October – November.


  • Financial Aid Workshops

    Parents are invited to attend one of four virtual financial aid workshops sponsored by Greenville County Schools. All workshops are open to the public. Hear from school counselors and college financial aid officers regarding the most current financial aid information. All types of financial aid, including scholarships, grants, and loans will be discussed. Please click the link for more information.

    Financial Aid Workshop Information

Student Announcements:

  • Underclassmen interested Academic Team should email Mrs. Lewis.

  • Students for Change will have its first meeting of the year next week on Wednesday(21st) and Thursday(22nd). After 6th period meetings will be held in Mrs. Mayernik's room (J106) and after 7th meetings in the library! If you are planning on attending please fill out the Signupgenius(sent through Classroom and Remind) as there are a limited amount of seats available. If you would like to become a member, please contact Mrs. Mayernick.


  • Want to learn more about applying to Duke University or other highly selective universities? Discover Duke is an online meeting you can attend with our admissions rep from Duke. Exploring College Options is a join meeting with admissions officers from Duke, Stanford, Harvard, U Penn, and Georgetown. Students can register for several different online meeting dates at https://admiss.ugrad.duke.edu/portal/discover-duke. Ask your school counselor if you have any questions.


  • Seniors - The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is the largest corporate-funded and achievement-based scholarship in the US & has awarded a total of over $72million in college scholarships to 6,300+ students since 1989. Learn more & apply by Oct. 31: Cokeurl.com/scholarships. See Mrs. Rogers in the counseling office if you have any questions.


  • Are you interested in attending the Fine Arts Center (FAC) for the 21-22 school year? Then, please attend one of the Google Information Sessions with FAC Director, Mr. Popat, by clicking on a link below!


Thursday, October 15, 7:00-7:45 p.m. https://meet.google.com/gzh-acjr-ths Tuesday, October 27, 7:00-7:45 p.m. https://meet.google.com/gzh-acjr-ths


FAC Website: www.fineartscenter.net

FAC Video: https://youtu.be/Pr36Zyq3YDs

GCS School Profile Page: https://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/Schools/profile.asp?schoolid=fac

Link to FAC’s IG Account: www.instagram.com/fac_greenville

Welcome to Riverside!

Riverside High School Athletic Team Store

Check out our team store brought to us by First Team and ADIDAS. We want to see Riverside gear all over town! The store will run through next 10/25. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery after the store closing date.


Click HERE to purchase Warrior gear!

eLearning and Virtual School Reminders

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Virtual Program Information from Mrs. Scott


  • Please click on this LINK to view a video Erica Scott made to sent to the students and parents about the Virtual Program.

  • Please click on this LINK to view the Digital Notebook for the Virtual Program.

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Golden Apple Awards

WYFF News 4 and Ingles are proud to continue the strong tradition of presenting the golden Apple Awards program. The Golden Apple Awards are a way for their viewers to recognize the excellent work taking place in classrooms throughout our area. Each week, an outstanding educator will be featured during the Thursday 5 pm newscast on WYFF News 4. Please stop by your local Ingles store to pick up a Golden Apple Nomination form and submit the names of those educators you feel should be recognized. There are great prizes for the FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOPS FOR PARENTS weekly winners and all weekly winners will be honored at the annual Golden Apple awards banquet in May. At the banquet, a Teacher of the Year will be announced from the weekly winners.

COVID-19 Information

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Creating a Backpack Account for Parents

Please take the time to create a backpack account for parents. A backpack for parents account provides parents, guardians, or contacts with a central place to sign in to do the following:

  • View their student's information including demographics, attendance, classes, grades, lunch balances, and test scores
  • Apply or register their student to Special Focus schools and programs (Fine Arts Center, Career Centers, etc.)
  • Receive alerts and notifications regarding their students
  • View their student's school and contact information
  • Manage parent and contact information for their students

To create your parent backpack account follow the attached directions. Please note that parents only need to create a backpack account once. This is not an annual process.

Backpack Directions

Backpack Video

Destination Return to School - Parent Resource Guide - Back to School Information 2020-2021

Please see the links attached below to all information regarding returning to school this fall (Virtual and Traditional). Please see the attached flyer that gives a two-page overview of the return to school plan. The ebook provides additional details that we believe will be important to many parents. It is a long document, but has been bulleted and categorized for easy access and reading.


Parent Return to School Resource Page

Return to School Summary Flyer

Return to School Ebook

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Join the RHS PTSA by clicking on the link below

Go Warriors!

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