Gator Bites 2019-20

SC's first EL Education High School & 2019 Palmetto's Finest

River Bluff High School #Envision2020RB

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Gator Bites for the Week of September 1, 2019

What to expect of Gator Bites

We will use this digital platform this year to communicate current and upcoming events and information for all stakeholders interested in River Bluff High School. We will post and send out each week to communicate with you. Go Gators!

River Bluff's Mission (Purpose)

Support students and teachers and all whom they influence collectively in their pursuit of excellence within a collaborative learning culture engaged in graduating citizen scholars committed to“building a better world”.

River Bluff's Vision (Direction)

To create a community of learners where passionate educators and students are collectively challenged within a flexible environment to see personal achievement thrive, through character, leadership and growth mindset while contributing to both a local and global society.

River Bluff's Core Values (Habits of Success): Personal Responsibility, Growth Mindset, Collaboration and Relationships, Excellence, & Citizenship

Gators of the Week - Work hard. Get smart. Do good.

Gators of the Week: Varsity and JV Football Teams Win Games

Work hard. River Bluff's Varsity and JV Football teams defeat RNE this week. JV 7-0 and Varsity 55-6. Both teams remain undefeated as we welcome Pelion to the Swamp on Friday night to celebrate Military Appreciation. If you have a loved one who served or currently serves in our Armed Forces, please encourage them to come at 7:30 PM on Friday.

Gators of the Week: Faculty CREW Learning

Get smart: Our teachers in Faculty CREW each week connect with one another to push their thinking and bond together. This week's CREW engaged professionals in reflecting on the "Me" poems as the authentically opened a space for dialogue about diversity and support. We are CREW.

Gators of the Week: In CREW - Buddy CREWs Matter

Do good. This Senior CREW met with their buddy CREW to support their ninth grade transition and connect to bond friendships for the year.

RBHS Football Themes for 2019!

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River Bluff Receives Excellent on School Report Card 2018

Upcoming School and Staff Events

Labor Day

Monday, Sep. 2nd, 8:30am-3:30pm

320 Corley Mill Road

Lexington, SC

No School for Students or Staff.

Senior 101 - Class of 2020 and their Parents

Wednesday, Sep. 4th, 5:30-7:30pm

320 Corley Mill Road

Lexington, SC

Counseling & Advisement is getting lots of questions about senior year and college applications. Many of your questions will be answered at our Senior 101 Night scheduled for Wednesday, September 4th at 6pm in the PAC. You will receive a copy of your senior transcript (the one needed to apply to colleges) at this meeting. We will also discuss the graduation ceremony, college testing, where/how to request a transcript, scholarships and financial aid among many other important things you'll need to know to be prepared for this year and beyond. All seniors AND their parents should plan to attend. Arrive between 5:30-6 and see your counselor to sign for your transcript.

The event is in the Performing Arts Center.

Gator Forum

Monday, Sep. 9th, 3:45-4:45pm

RBHS Learning Commons

School Wide Open House

Monday, Sep. 9th, 6:30-8pm


We encourage students and their families to come by for a drop in at River Bluff to meet and greet teachers.

ACT/SAT Workshop

Tuesday, Sep. 10th, 8:15am-2:30pm


Students must sign up prior to the workshop. Call 821-0700 for more information and ask for Ashlyn Baxter.

Consolidated College Fair for Students and Families

Tuesday, Sep. 10th, 6:30-8pm

2463 Augusta Highway

Lexington, SC

At Lexington High School, students and their families can learn from dozens of colleges and universities.

SIC Meeting

Monday, Sep. 16th, 6:30-7:30pm

RBHS Counseling Commons

Lexington County School District One Board Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 17th, 7-9pm

100 Tarrar Springs Road

Lexington, SC

River Bluff is 2019 Palmetto's Finest

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Signing Out Procedures

A reminder to parents regarding signing students out during the school day. Someone from the student's sign out sheet must come in and show ID to dismiss a child. We do not accept phone calls or emails for dismissal. You can come in on Monday to sign your child out during the week but only up until Friday of the same week. Also, if you are dismissing your child during ILT, then it is helpful to have made arrangements with the student ahead of time. We appreciate your help to assist in making this process efficient.

Counseling and Advisement Assignments for Students

Counseling and Advisement Team

The Counseling & Advisement team is working towards a more intentionally focused program to provide students with the best support.

Traveling students OCP, CC2, & CC3 students (including all students who attend LTC or other high schools)

Marci Newman (803)-821-0718

Students in their 1st or 2nd year of high school (typically 9th & 10th graders)

Last names A-Gar Grayson Harley (803)-821-0738

Last names Gas-O C. Joe Howell (803)-821-0970

Last names P-Z Amanda Stabler (803)-821-0740

Students in their 3rd and 4th (or greater) year of high school (typically 11th & 12th graders)

Last names A-Ham Mandy Wilson (803)-821-0741

Last names Han-Pa Crystal Wingate (803)-821-0737

Last names Pe-Z Joe Ben Watson (803)-821-0739

Secretary Carole Farrar (803) 821-0729

Records Amy Myhand . (803) 821-0711

Career Specialist A-M Susan Bennett (803) 821-5590

Career Specialist N-Z Julie Rojek (803) 821-0733