SSD Ritenour Dispatch
Welcome back to another great year in Ritenour. I am very excited about this upcoming school year! It is our mission to help every child feel welcomed, connected and a part of our Ritenour family. We have great teachers who spend hours planning and creating classroom activities to engage our students in learning. We are all looking forward to an amazing year.
Special Education Director
The first day of school is Aug. 21, 2023
Back-to-School Important Dates
Tues./Thurs. Aug. 1&3, Free high school sports physicals
Monday, Aug. 7, First Day of RHS Fall Sports
Thursday, Aug. 17, Transition Day for all kindergartners, sixth-graders, ninth-graders at their respective schools, as well as for students attending Husky Academy and the International Welcome Center. Transition Day activities are held in the morning: 9:30-11 a.m. for kindergarten; 7:30-10:30 a.m. for sixth-graders; 8:05-11:05 a.m. for ninth-graders
Thursday, Aug. 17, 5-6:30 p.m.: Evening Open Houses/Meet-the-Teacher Night at all elementary schools.
Saturday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Black and Orange Back-to-School Bash for all Ritenour students and families, Ritenour High School
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 5:30-7 p.m.: Ritenour High School Meet-the-Teacher Night
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 5:30-7 p.m.: Hoech and Ritenour middle schools Meet-the-Teacher Night
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 5 p.m.: Kindergarten Open House at each elementary school.
REGISTER FOR KINDERGARTEN
Welcome to the Ritenour School District! We are extremely proud of our students, staff and supportive community and invite you to join our Ritenour family. Here, we are committed to ensuring every student succeeds every day.
Registration is open for the 2023-2024 school year.
Registration begins with the Student Services Department, located at 2420 Woodson Road, Overland, MO 63114. Students must be 5 years of age on or before July 31 to register for kindergarten. For more information, you may contact us at 314-493-6048. Please leave a message with your name and a current working phone number and someone will return your call.
The hours for registration are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., and again from 1-3 p.m.
To find your school attendance area, visit our District Map and Attendance Areas page.
A warm welcome to the new staff joining Ritenour for the 2022 - 2023 school year!
Altepeter, Elizabeth, teacher, Marvin
Ault, Sonia, teacher, Wyland
Balestreri, Caitlin, teacher, RMS
Barnett, Chyaria, paraprofessional, Hoech
Bouknecht, Michelle, teacher, RMS
Broyles, Katrina, teacher, Marvin
Burke, Allyson, speech pathologist, Kratz
Cazer-Mike, Serena, teacher, Hoech
Criscuolo, Gianna, teacher, Marion
Difani, Ann, nurse, Iveland
Doebber, Madalyn, teacher, Buder
Doig, Susan, nurse, Kratz
Gibson, Janice, paraprofessional, RHS
Ginsburg, Mikki, speech pathologist, RHS
Hadley, Mary, paraprofessional, Buder
Jackson, Tanya, paraprofessional, Hoech
Kennedy, Krista, occupational therapist, Districtwide
LaBelle, Julie, occupational therapist, Districtwide
Meredith, Marne, social worker, Districtwide
Right, Abigail, school psychologist, Districtwide
Rodriguez, Jenna, teacher, RHS
Saathoff, Megan, speech pathologist, RHS
Tipton, Jordyn, speech pathologist, Iveland
Wade, Meagan, paraprofessional, Buder
Wishom-Johnson, Charvonne, teacher, Marvin
Special Education Coordinators
Angi Fouste - SSD Director of Special Education
contact: email@example.com or 314-989-8429
Kyle Johnson - Kratz, Marvin & Wyland Elementary
contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-989-8447
Emya Williams - Buder, Iveland & Marion Elementary
contact: email@example.com or 314-989-8146
Stephanie Genenbacher - Hoech & Ritenour Middle
contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-989-2303
Nathan Dwyer - Ritenour Highcontact: email@example.com or 314-989-8561
SSD Family Leadership Institute
Registration for SSD's Family and Community Engagement (FACE) program's fall Family Leadership Institute (FLI) will open in early August 2023.
Family Leadership Institute participants have the opportunity to:
Build an understanding of future planning and problem-solving using Charting the LifeCourse tools.
Learn to effectively participate in their student's education and improve the educational climate for all children.
Learn how to positively interact and collaborate with other families and school personnel.
Discover new resources and network with other families.
This program, which is offered at no cost to participants, is designed for family members who are the educational decision-makers for a student with a disability.
FLI is typically held during three, in-person sessions on Wednesday evenings, from 5:30-8 PM, on Sept. 20, 27, and Oct. 4. Dinner will be provided for attendees.
For More InformationCall 314.989.8460 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Family Resource Hub
For more information visit the The Family Resource Hub.
The Family Resource Hub Satellite Food Pantry is located at North Tech High School which supports families with access to non-perishable food items and household supplies.
New Teacher Orientation
Professional Development / Teacher Workdays
Teachers - Non-Contract Day
First Day of School (PreK-12)
Labor Day (NO SCHOOL PreK-12)
All District Offices and Schools Closed
Let’s Talk is an open invitation from Special School District (SSD) to tell us what’s on your mind.Let’s Talk is an easy way to submit feedback at your convenience directly to the SSD staff member who can help.
Ritenour School District
Kyle Johnson, Special Education Coordinator - Kratz, Marvin & Wyland
Emya Williams, Special Education Coordinator - Iveland, Marion & Buder
Stephanie Genenbacher, Special Education Coordinator - Hoech & Ritenour Middle
Nathan Dwyer, Special Education Coordinator - Ritenour High