January Newsletter

December 30, 2021

Happy 2022 Rider Families! We hope you and your family had a relaxing holiday season.

As the 2021-2022 school year moves forward, we have a number of upcoming activities. The first semester will end on Friday, January 14. Students will be taking their semester exams and finishing projects/assignments Thursday and Friday, January 13 & 14. Later in the third quarter our freshmen, sophomore and junior students will be participating in the PreACT, NDSA Science and ACT assessments. Testing will occur between the dates of Mar. 2 – Apr. 2. You will also be receiving additional information as we move closer to the testing window.

We are beginning to plan for the 2022-23 school year. Freshman, sophomores, and juniors will be registering for next year’s classes in January and February. Registration for classes will be done online. An email with a guide sheet on the registration process will be emailed to all families. We do have our course description book online at our school website: https://www.gfschools.org/redriver under the students tab to assist in the selection of classes.

In January and February sophomores are scheduled for individual conferences with their counselor and parents/guardians. A letter with the date and time of these conferences was mailed in December. Sophomores should complete their online registration before this meeting. Our counseling department will also be doing classroom presentations for our freshman and juniors related to schedules and course offerings. Students will then have an individual conference with their counselor.

Finally, please make note of the following upcoming dates:

  • Monday, January 3 – School Resumes

  • Friday, January 14 – end of 1st semester

  • Semester testing will occur on Thursday and Friday, January 13 & 14.

  • No School: Monday, January 17 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day & Teacher Professional Development

Thank you for your continued support of Red River High School.


Dr. Darin J. Walters, Associate Principal

Mark Your Calendars!!!

January 3- School Resumes

January 7- Deadline for incoming 9th Grade In-District Transfer Requests

January 12- Early Release at 1pm

January 13-14- Semester Testing Schedule

January 17- No School (Professional Development)

January 18- Semester 2 Begins

January 26- Early Release at 1pm

Februar 7-11- Snow Week

February 7- Rider Idol

February 9- Early Release at 1pm

February 10- Parent Teacher Conferences 4pm-7pm

February 15- Parent Teacher Conferences 4pm-7pm

February 24 & 25- NO SCHOOL- Staff Professional Development

March 14-18- Spring Break/NO SCHOOL

Red River Updates


Beginning Janurary 3rd, we will no longer offer detention on Friday afternoons from 3:00-4:00pm. Please note that students are still allowed to serve detentions during the time windows below:

  • Monday-Friday before school from 6:55am-7:55am by appointment. Email Ali at ahanson220@mygfschools.org to schedule.
  • Monday-Thursday after school
  • Saturday mornings from 8am-12pm

Also note that all detention hours through quarter 2 will need to be made up by the end of the semester, January 14th. Any incomplete detention may result in the student being ineligible for honor roll and any extracurricular or co-curricular activities until the detention hours are served. This includes (but not limited to): athletic competitions, dances, contests, plays, concerts, etc.


Counseling Newsletter

Click the link above for information regarding testing, college prep, and other counesling material.


During the December meeting everyone decorated christmas cookies and enjoyed hot chocolate. Mrs. Rowekamp discussed our spring leadership meeting and introduced the state competitions. We highly encourage everyone who’s a member of our group to try to participate in the competitions. It is a great opportunity to take on a challenge and be creative. Red River did very well with this last year. We had 2 students, Devika and Kavana, take 1st place. This provides a great learning opportunity and offers time to socialize and get to know other HOSA chapters. All of our members so far have been eager to do new things and the cabinet is doing their best to put together bigger events that will maximize participation.

In January we hope to hold the Teddy Bear Toss event at one of our games verses Grand Forks Central.

Please follow Red River HOSA on the social media platforms to get a little extra peek into our monthly meetings and activities.

Instagram: @ redriverhosa

Twitter: @ RRHSHOSA

Student Council- Pajama "Drive"

StuCo held their annual Pajama Drive in mid-December. Staff and students donated pajamas during the week and the StuCo cabinet welcomed the community to donate during the second annual Pajama "Drive-Thru". Red River High School was able to collect just under 250 pairs of pajamas! This event was in collaboration with Leigh Olson and the Community Pajama Drive that distributes pajamas to organizations such as CVIC and the Ann Carlson Center to help families in need.

A HUGE thank you to all those that participated in this amazing event!

Rider Idol Is Back!

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Attendance Reminders

Click link above for information regarding attendance procedures

Booster Club Updates

See additional information at their page- https://sites.google.com/view/rrhs-boosters

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District Updates

Incoming 9th Grade In-District Transfer Requests

The deadline for the in-district transfer requests for the incoming 9th graders is January 7, 2022. If you would like to complete an application, please pick one up from a middle or high school office.

In District Transfer approvals are contingent upon available space in the appropriate grade level or program, satisfactory academic achievement, attendance, and/or behavior. In-District transfers can also be revoked at any time by the school principal or district administration.

Parents Lead

Let your student in on all of the things you find wonderful about them. They need to hear many positive comments about their lives, who they are as individuals, and all of the great things they have to look forward to if they are safe and healthy.

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