Riverview Gardens/ SSD

Newsletter for Families, September 2021

Riverview Gardens School District Information

Riverview Gardens Parent Advisory Committee

Online Registration for the 2021-22 School Year

RGSD Students returned on August 23, 2021!

Special School District Information

FastBridge Screening

Special School District screens students


Riverview Gardens students with SSD services in math and reading are assessed 3 times a year using FastBridge. These two assessments, aReading and aMath provide educators with information on how each student is progressing in the areas of math or reading. The assessments will be given between August 30th and October 8th. Please reach out to your child's case manager if you are interested in the results.

Family Engagement Guide

Lunch and Learn

Special School District’s Family and Community Outreach, Social Work, Parent Education and Diversity Awareness (PEDA) and Communications departments have teamed up to offer a virtual Lunch & Learn series for SSD families and stakeholders. The series, which will involve community organizations sharing information about their work, will take place on the first Wednesday of each month during the 2021-22 school year, from 11:30 AM - Noon.


Representatives from nine community organizations will participate in order to increase awareness about their agency and make connections with those in our SSD community who may benefit from their programs and services.


Organizations represented in the Lunch & Learn series include:

Special School District Administrative Team for 2021-22

Dr. Chad Lent

Phone: 314.989.8182

Email: clent@ssdmo.org

Riverview Gardens

Director of Special Education


Mashonda Behling

Phone: 314.989.7054

Email: MDBehling@ssdmo.org

  • Riverview Gardens High School (grades 9-12)
  • ACE


Monica Hiatt

Phone: 314.989.8231

Email: mlhiatt@ssdmo.org

  • Riverview Gardens Central Middle School (grades 6-8)
  • Westview Middle School (grades 6-8)


Dr. Suzanne Foshage

Phone: 314.989.8578

Email: smfoshage@ssdmo.org

  • Danforth Elementary School (grades K-5)
  • Gibson Elementary School (grades K-5)
  • Glasgow Elementary School (grades K-5)
  • Moline Elementary School (grades K-5)


Karen Hall

Phone: 314.989.8116

Email: klhall@ssdmo.org

  • Highland Elementary School (grades K-5)
  • Koch Elementary School (grades K-5)
  • Lemasters Elementary School (grades K-5)
  • Lewis & Clark Elementary School (grades K-5)
  • Meadows Elementary School (grades K-5)


Kathleen Vierod

Phone: 314.989.8213

Email: KKVierod@ssdmo.org

  • Michelle Obama Early Childhood Academic Center

Parent Leadership Institute

SSD’s Parent Education and Diversity Awareness Program is seeking applicants interested in participating in the 2021 SSD Parent Leadership Institute.

Learn more click here

Let's Talk!

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.