Navigating the River

Week of October 21, 2019

We want to hear from you!

If you have Questions, Celebrations or any Ideas that you would like to share with the Riverwatch Team, please use the link below. Your feedback will help to guide the information in our newsletter to ensure that this communication is meeting your needs.

Questions, Celebrations and Ideas Form

What is happening on the River?

Upcoming Dates

October 21-24 Bus Driver Appreciation Week

October 23-24 - Early Release (1:30pm)

October 25 - Professional Development (No School)

October 30 - Picture Day Retake

November 1-8 - Book Fair

November 8 - 7th Grade Fall Fest

Information you can use!

Flex Time Manager

We are so excited to have partnered with the PTSO to purchase the Flex Time Manager software which will help us provide more options for students. As you know, Flex Time is a dedicated 30 minutes during the school day when students may get some extra academic help, may enjoy a club offering, or may participate in other activities offered by our teachers. Beginning Monday, students will have the opportunity to choose some activities during Flex Time for the upcoming week. Please review these directions with your student and have a conversation with them about how to best select from the options available, as well as how to use the sessions that a teacher may have assigned.

Report Cards

Grades have been updated for the first 9 weeks of the 2019-2020 school year. Typically we send home a paper copy of the progress report, but we have encountered some issues that are preventing us from doing that at this time. You may log into Campus Portal to see your student's academic progress and grades to this point.

If you have any questions about your child's in-progress grade, please contact your child's teacher directly. If you would like a hard copy of your student's 9 week progress report, please let your child's counselor know and we will get those to you as soon as we are able.

Thank you for your support,

October Digital Citizenship Focus

This month's Digital Citizenship topic is Cyber Bullying!

What is cyberbullying?

-According to, Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets. It can happen via text message and within apps, on social media, forums, and gaming sites. Cyberbullying includes sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false, or mean content about someone else. It can also include sharing personal or private information about someone else causing embarrassment or humiliation

By the numbers...

20-30 % of kids report having been cyberbullied in their lifetime

10% of kids report having been a cyberbully

95% of teens have access to a smartphone, making this a common tool for cyberbullying

What can we do?

-If you see something online that's meant to hurt someone, don't "like" or share it. Think about how you'd feel if someone did that to you.

-It's OK not to like someone. It's not OK to bully them.

-If someone cyberbullies you, you may want to send a mean comment back, but it could make this worse. Instead, save the evidence and report it.

Closing Thought....

As we continue to have these conversations with students about being a good digital citizen- we want to reinforce that being a good citizen in the digital world is just as necessary as being one in the "real" world. Unfortunately, it is sometimes easier to get caught up in things online that we typically would avoid in the hallways of our school. Let's be vigilant about reminding our kiddos that what say and do online carries over into the hallways of our school!

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Community News

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Transition Information for Parents of 8th Grade Students

Out of District High School Information

Each high school in Forsyth County has specific programs and pathways that are offered. If your child has an interest in one of the pathways offered at a high school other than Lambert High School, you may find information about the process to request an Out of District approval here. Please note that requests are reviewed at the district level and do not guarantee acceptance. You may also visit the Riverwatch Counseling Page on our website for additional information.

Free Flu Shot Clinic

Click HERE for more information regarding the clinic held on October 23rd.

Pacer Run 5K - Supporting the Ludwig Family

Positive Attitude Changes Everything

Saturday, November 2 @ Lambert High School at 10am

To register for the run and learn more about the

Ludwig family, visit

PTSO Updates

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Click HERE if you can help sell Boo Grams during lunch.

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Thanks to all our Bus Drivers!!

Next week is bus driver appreciation week. Please remind your students to thank their bus drivers this week. They help our students find left behind lunch boxes, phones, clean up after sick kids on the bus, tolerate noisy buses and much more.

Staying Connected to Riverwatch!

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