RGHS Ram-ily Connection

Partnering with Parents for Student Achievement

BLACK HISTORY EDITION

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RGSD Vision Statement

The Riverview Gardens School District creates a community of learners equipped to be competitors in a global society and leaders demonstrating social and civic responsibility.

RGHS Mission Statement

Riverview Gardens High School is committed to preparing ALL students to meet the challenges and opportunities of a changing world.
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"A Message From the Principal"

Click here to read a message from Principal Nave.

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FAMILY FOCUS:

History is All Around Us--Go Back to Move Forward!


History is constantly being made all around us, in various ways. However, for some, history is merely a load of facts or dates from the past with stories of people who they don't understand. In contrast, the Sankofa principle, originally used by the Akan people of Ghana, teaches us the importance of going back to our past to build a better future. The picture shown in this section is a symbol for this theory and is studied around the world.


This edition of the Ram-ily Connection aims to use this principle to connect the past and current change-makers in Black History. Please take a moment to read about their contributions to history in the next section. We hope that it has a lasting impact this month and EVERY MONTH.


In addition to the information below, we also want to encourage our students to participate in our Black Excellence Trivia Challenge, daily trivia questions relating to Black history, starting February 2, 2021. To participate, click on the link below for details:


Black Excellence Trivia --


https://classroom.google.com/c/MjYxNjc5NjU5NTA0?cjc=ajohodx


Class code

ajohodx

Bringing Change in Politics - Black Leaders

I Too, Am America- Black Authors

Building the Economy - Black Business Owners

Black-Owned Business Directory

Click here to see a list of local Black owned businesses and show them your support.

Educating the Youth---Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)

Still Want to Know More Black History Facts?

Click on the link below for little-known Black History facts.

RAMS SPOTLIGHT

Celebrating Academic and Athletic Success at RGHS!

We would like to recognize our great scholars during the 2020-2021 school year. Believe it or not, your accomplishments are now apart of RGHS history. Please take a moment to celebrate these future change-makers and members of our Ram-ily!
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1st Semester Perfect Attendance

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"Most Improved" Scholars

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VIRTUAL LEARNING REMINDERS & UPDATES

The information provided below are reminders and updates to assist you and your child(ren) during remote learning. You may review the information below as needed and contact us if you have additional questions or concerns.
RGHS Administrator Team

Click here if you need the contact information for your child(ren)'s assistant principal.

RGHS Home to School Coordinators

Click here if you need the contact information for one of the Home to School Coordinators.

RGHS Student Support Team

If you would like more information about therapy or counseling services, please reach out to a member of this team.

Student Attendance

All students are expected to be present Mon.-Fri. from 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Attendance will be taken daily, so please encourage your child to attend all classes promptly. Attendance on Intervention Wednesday's is required, not optional. If your child will be absent, please contact the school to inform the attendance secretary prior to the absence if possible. Her email address is fshelby@rgsd.k12.mo.us or call 314-869-4700 ext. 22158 to report your child's absence. If your child's absence is due to technology issues, please mention this when you contact the extension provided.

RGSD Breakfast & Lunch Pick Up

Students can pick up breakfast and lunch daily at their assigned bus stop and at certain school locations Monday-Friday from 10:30 a.m.- 1:10 p.m. Click on the button below for more details.

Virtual Day & Schedule

All students will begin the school day promptly at 8:30 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m. The virtual bell schedule and the updated A/B day calendar are attached below.

Matrix of Expectations for Virtual Learning

RGHS continues to promote positive behavior and academic success as students learn virtually. We expect our students to be safe, responsible, and respectful as they navigate through their virtual classes daily. Although they may face challenges and may become frustrated during virtual instruction, please encourage them to follow the guidelines provided in the matrix below.

Technology Update & Support

If your scholar has not received a Chromebook for the 2020-2021 academic year and currently has an iPad, please come to the high school campus Mon.-Fri. from 9:00 am-1:00 pm to exchange devices. When you arrive, let the Welcome Center guard know that you are here to see Mr. Clark for technology. Students who have already received a Chromebook will not be issued a replacement device or charger. If you have any additional questions or concerns please contact us at 314-869-4700.


Additionally, if you require technology assistance, please call the number above to discuss your issue in advance or email: rgsdhomesupport@rgsd.k12.mo.us.

Class Schedule and Grade Checks

Tyler SIS 360

Parents and students can view class schedules/grades by clicking here. Student's username is their lunch pin and their password is their 6-digit birthdate (ex.091619 --Sept. 16, 2019). Parents create their own username (email address) and password.

Tutoring Programs & Resources

RGHS Tutoring Link

Mrs. T. Williams is offering tutoring assistance daily via Google Meet from 7:30-8:15 am.

Boys & Girls Club Programs

Click here to find out more information about their tutoring programs.

Yearbook Order Form

Click here to order your 2020-2021 RGHS yearbook.

RGHS Travel Club

The RGHS Travel Club is planning for their next trip to Costa Rica in 2022. If you would like more information about this great opportunity, please sign up for a meeting here.

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FAMILY RESOURCES

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PTO Update

Parent Recognition: PTO meeting participants and raffle winners

We would like to sincerely thank all of the parents who attended the virtual PTO meeting last month and shared their thoughts about our virtual learning updates at RGHS. A special congratulations goes out to our 01/20 PTO raffle winners, Chantae Parson and Latosha Jackson!


Thanks for taking the time to show support for your child and our school community! We appreciate you!

WHAT'S GOING ON AT THE VIEW?

Check out these important events taking place in our school district or the local community in February.
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Black History Celebrations

Monday, Feb. 1st, 7am to Sunday, Feb. 28th, 7pm

This is an online event.

Spring Sports-Physicals Request

Monday, Feb. 1st, 7:30am

This is an online event.

Spring sports begin practicing on March 1st. Please make sure your child has a physical before that time so that they can participate.

SAB Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 7-9pm

This is an online event.

The SAB meeting can be accessed on the district website: https://www.rgsdmo.org/


To view the agenda or to get more information on how to comment during the meeting, click on the link provided below:


https://go.boarddocs.com/mo/rgsd/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BW6UBL75B6E9

RGHS PTO Meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 10th, 6-7pm

This is an online event.

Please join us to discuss the latest school updates and events for the high school. We want to continue our partnership between the home and school and this is a great way to do so. Please check your email for a meeting link that will be sent soon.

Youth Empowerment Program Application DUE DATE

Friday, Feb. 12th, 8am

This is an online event.

The Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) is for St. Louis youth in grades nine through twelve to acquire awareness, training, and engagement as community leaders; to recognize critical needs and issues; to learn how to develop and implement plans to address those needs and issues through policy; and to acquire the skills and support to improve their well-being and resiliency.

YEP Scholars receive monthly stipends for their active participation. To apply for this fellowship, visit YEP Scholars — YEP

Teacher Work Day-NO SCHOOL

Friday, Feb. 12th, 9pm

This is an online event.

This is a day for teacher's to grade work, plan, or collaborate with their colleagues. Students will not have classes.

President's Day

Monday, Feb. 15th, 12am

This is an online event.

All RGSD schools and offices will be closed in observance of President's Day.

SAB Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 9pm

This is an online event.

The SAB meeting can be accessed on the district website: https://www.rgsdmo.org/


To view the agenda or to get more information on how to comment during the meeting, click on the link provided below:

https://go.boarddocs.com/mo/rgsd/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BW6UBL75B6E9

What's Next Fair

Wednesday, Feb. 24th, 8:30am-2:30pm

This is an online event.

This is a virtual college and career event for students sponsored by the Little Bit Foundation. Check your email for further details soon.

A "QUOTE" TO REMEMBER

Here is an inspirational quote to help us all stay committed to our ultimate goal of student success. We hope this month's quote motivates you to keep a positive perspective as we navigate throughout the 2020-2021 school year.
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THANKS FOR VIEWING THIS MONTH'S NEWSLETTER!

If you have any questions, or if you would like to make suggestions for next month's edition, please contact us using the extension or email address listed below. Your feedback is needed and appreciated.

Riverview Gardens High School

Home to School Coordinator Team


Mrs. C. Brown (A-G)


Mr. S. Sargent (H-N)


Ms. T. Pikes (O-Z)


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