Raider Review

August 2018

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Welcome Back to RHS! We are excited to start the 2018-2019 on Monday, August 13. Doors will open to our school at 7:20am, with breakfast starting at 7:30. All students will meet for a brief orientation in the Fine Arts Center at 7:50.


Our teachers and staff worked hard over the summer to prepare to provide the best possible education for your child. For this reason, you may notice a few changes at RHS. The biggest of these changes will be a school-wide literacy initiative implemented in all our classrooms. Students and parents will hear more about the initiative to improve literacy skills throughout the school year.


Since our campus made great strides in the use of 21st century technology, I thought I would lead by example by making a monthly digital newsletter. During your time away from RHS, I hope you have had a chance to relax and rejuvenate.


In this first edition of the Raider Review, you will find important dates, files, and information pertaining to your student and the new school year.


Justin Luttrell

High School Principal

Dwayne Reed - Welcome Back

RHS Teachers and Staff 2018-2019

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New Staff Members

We welcome the following new staff members to RHS!


  1. Cherrie McCoy- Counselor, 9-10

  2. Rob Clausen- English 10; ELA

  3. Jordan Johnston- World History; Football; Baseball

  4. Drew Warren- Choir, 7-12

  5. Aris Ortiz- Geometry; Math Ready

  6. Kyle Williams- SRO

Master Schedule

RHS and RJHS spent the summer evaluating last year's schedule. During this time, we collected input from teachers, staff, and students to deliver a master schedule that could best fit the needs of our students and school.


This year, each class will meet Monday-Wednesday each day. Thursday and Friday will be blocked for most of our classes. These blocks of extra time will allow for labs, projects, speakers, real-world experiences, and deeper learning.


Band and Sr. High Athletics will still meet each day of the week for practice and rehearsal.


Flex Time, discussed below, will be implemented on Thursdays and Fridays within the red blocks.


Lunch for Grades 7-8 and certain freshmen level courses will take place at 11:20 each day. Lunch for the rest of the high school will take place at 12:05 each day.


The morning tardy bell will ring at 7:50 each morning. Doors will open at 7:20am. Dismissal for all students will be at 3:10.

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MacBook Orientation has been set for incoming freshmen and new students at RHS. All incoming freshmen and new students must complete orientation with a guardian before a MacBook will be issued for use. Parents or guardians who have attended this orientation with another student in previous years will not be required to repeat it.


There will be two dates to choose from: Monday, August 13 at 6pm and Tuesday, August 14 at 6pm.


Any parent or guardian who has not attended this orientation previously and cannot make these dates should contact the high school office at 501-279-7700.

FLEX Time

Managing a classroom with different levels of learning is a challenging task for any educator. Teachers have to spend a great deal of time finding resources or other materials to strategically differentiate instruction. Current blended learning models support the new small group rotations we are implementing for remediation and literacy instruction every Thursday and Friday during FLEX TIME.


This additional time will support our ability to really push the learning model in the upper grades to aid students in becoming academically successful.


Remediation will be utilized for:

Any student who did not score "Ready" or "Exceeding" on our state assessments last year.

Any student who has a grade below 70% in a core class.

Any student who has not completed Credit Recovery.


A 4 week rotation schedule for how Flex Time (Remediation) will work at the high school this year is attached in a Google Doc below.


For questions about Flex Time, please contact the high school office.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE BY STEPHEN COVEY - ANIMATED BOOK REVIEW
As we go into this next school year, we will continue to help our students see themselves as leaders. I am looking forward to seeing how we all use the 7 Habits to develop a leadership mentality throughout our classrooms. This YouTube video clip does an excellent job of helping us understand the 7 Habits and how they apply to our daily lives.

Riverview Raiders Fall Sports

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RHS Football Scrimmage Game

Thursday, Aug. 16th, 6pm

2621 Arkansas 229

Benton, AR

The RHS Raiders will kick off the season with a scrimmage game at Harmony Grove High School on Thursday, August 16.

RJHS Football Scrimmage Game

Tuesday, Aug. 21st, 6pm

1201 West Center Street

Beebe, AR

The RJHS Raiders will kick off the season with a scrimmage game at Beebe Badger Stadium on Tuesday, August 21.

Transportation News

A Message from Our Transportation Director

Welcome back students and parents! Please see the below information for any questions regarding bus routes for the Riverview School District. We look forward to providing transportation for your children for the upcoming school year! Please see the “Fast Facts” for additional information concerning transportation in our district.


AVERAGE DAILY RIDERSHIP

678 STUDENTS PER DAY

51% OF 1320 TOTAL STUDENTS

52.15 STUDENTS PER BUS

178 STUDENT CONTACT DAYS

Transportation Director Contact Information

For any questions or concerns with transportation to and from our campuses, please contact our Transportation Director at the contact information below. Mr. Rush will be happy to assist you in any of your transportation needs.


Mark Rush

Assistant Principal

Riverview High School


Contact Info:

279-7700/230-2860

mark.rush@riverviewsd.org

2018-2019 District Bus Routes

KENSETT ROUTES

#35 NOLAN BAKER-USSERY/KENSETT

#33 PATRICK BROWN- GRIFFITHVILLE

#34 JOHN COLLINS- WEST POINT/GEORGETOWN

#28 CLARANCE CHATMAN- HIGGINSON

#11 TOMMY FALCINELLI- JASMINE

#2 CEDRIC SMITH- DONIPHAN ST/WHITNEY LANE


JUDSONIA ROUTES

#29 SARAH BENNETT-BROCK

#38 MARK CASTERA- ROCKY PT. RD.

#40 MARCUS DURAN- CW RD.

#37 KENNY GRAHAM- YANKEE RD.

#30 GAIL HUGHES- 367/OAKDALE

#39 RICK STONER- DEPOT TOWN


Special Services

#36 STACY FALCINELLI

2018-2019 District Bus Discipline Policy

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Counselor Corner

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RHS will have two counselors this year to best serve the needs of our students.


Mrs. Cherrie McCoy will be our 9-10 grade counselor, while Mrs. Robin English will be our 11-12 grade counselor. Mrs. English will also be coordinating senior scholarship events and creating college/career programs for our students to utilize. Details on our College/Career Fair will be released shortly.

Schedule Change Protocols

School Safety

Students deserve a safe environment in which to live, learn and grow. Unfortunately, the threat of violence is a presence in many communities and has grown in a number of schools across the country. Riverview School District is committed to school safety through trainings, state-of-the-art technology, and partnerships with local law enforcement.

Riverview School Resource Officer (SRO) Contact Information

Kyle Williams

SRO

501-279-7700

kyle.williams@riverviewsd.org

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A.L.I.C.E.

ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training instructor led classes provide preparation and a plan for individuals and organizations on how to more proactively handle the threat of an aggressive intruder or active shooter event. Whether it is an attack by an individual person or by an international group of professionals intent on conveying a political message through violence, ALICE Training option based tactics have become the accepted response, versus the traditional “lockdown only” approach. Protection and safety must be the priority in an Active Shooter event or Terrorist Attack.


Riverview School District faculty and staff recently attended an ALICE training conducted by the Batesville Police Department on Wednesday, August 8th.

Closed Campus Policy

All schools in the District shall operate closed campuses. Students are required to stay on campus from their arrival until dismissal at the end of the regular school day. Students may be given permission to leave the campus by a school official and must sign out in the office upon their departure.


Students may not leave campus at anytime during the day without a parent signing the student out. Exceptions to this would be for an appointment with a doctor or dentist, death in the family or other emergency, or students scheduled to attend college/vocational classes on another campus.


A parent must be present to sign the student out through the school office during lunch. Phone calls will not be accepted except in cases of emergency.


Please help our school by ensuring this policy is followed for the safety of all students on our campus.

School Deliveries

All school deliveries, including gifts, food, and supplies, MUST be dropped off at the main office. Please help our school in ensuring the safety of each and every student by strictly adhering to this policy.

Campus Visitors

Per our campus policy, any visitor on our campus (for any reason) MUST check in through our main office for a visitor pass. Any visitor on campus should have a state ID on them for verification through our HallPass system.


Anyone found violating this policy will be directed to our campus administrator and our School Resource Officer.

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Tech Talk

Student Grade Reporting System

As the new year approaches, so does the RHS procedure for grading. This year, our teachers will be utilizing E-School HAC, the system commonly used throughout our district on other campuses.


Students and Parents may access grades at any time via the Home Access Center (HAC). For usernames and passwords, please contact Ms. LaKita in the high school office.

PLANBOOK & GOOGLE CLASSROOM

We will no longer be using ECHO for recording our agendas and assignments.


Teachers throughout the district will be utilizing Planbook.com for lesson planning. Students and parents will have access to these daily lesson plans and agendas. Teachers will give out information for their classes the first week of school.


Google Classroom, a feature previously used at the junior high and on some elementary campuses, will also be utilized to publish assignments and allow students the opportunity to submit online.


These features are tools used to enhance the overall learning experience, not to create entire online courses. For questions, please contact the high school office.

HAVE A GREAT SCHOOL YEAR!

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