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.
High School Principal
RHS Teachers and Staff 2018-2019
New Staff Members
We welcome the following new staff members to RHS!
Cherrie McCoy- Counselor, 9-10
Rob Clausen- English 10; ELA
Jordan Johnston- World History; Football; Baseball
Drew Warren- Choir, 7-12
Aris Ortiz- Geometry; Math Ready
Kyle Williams- SRO
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.
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.
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
Riverview Raiders Fall Sports
RHS Football Scrimmage Game
Thursday, Aug. 16th, 6pm
2621 Arkansas 229
RJHS Football Scrimmage Game
Tuesday, Aug. 21st, 6pm
1201 West Center Street
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
Riverview High School
2018-2019 District Bus 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
#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
#36 STACY FALCINELLI
2018-2019 District Bus Discipline Policy
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
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.
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.
Anyone found violating this policy will be directed to our campus administrator and our School Resource Officer.
Student Grade Reporting System
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
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.