Riverside High School

Parent Newsletter- November 1st, 2020

Report Cards (1st Quarter)

Report Cards are ready to be viewed in Parent Backpack.

Here you can check your student’s grades in real time, attendance, and receive text/email notifications sent by the School. After completing the steps to create the account, you will receive a confirmation email telling you to visit the school to verify your identity.

Creating a Backpack Account for Parents

Please take the time to create a backpack account for parents. A backpack for parents account provides parents, guardians, or contacts with a central place to sign in to do the following:

  • View their student's information including demographics, attendance, classes, grades, lunch balances, and test scores
  • Apply or register their student to Special Focus schools and programs (Fine Arts Center, Career Centers, etc.)
  • Receive alerts and notifications regarding their students
  • View their student's school and contact information
  • Manage parent and contact information for their students

To create your parent backpack account follow the attached directions. Please note that parents only need to create a backpack account once. This is not an annual process.

Backpack Directions

Backpack Video

10 Academic Tips for eLearning ... from current RHS Students

Tips for eLearning:

  • The most helpful advice I can give is to actually watch lecture videos for each unit in your classes and attend office hours when you're not understanding the material. Don't be scared to ask questions because more often than not, someone else has the same questions and you're only gonna be struggling if you don't ask anything.
  • Plan your week out and organize your schedule to attend your teacher's office hours! Very helpful to me.

  • Try and take care of yourself. You come first 100% of the time.
  • To-Do on Classroom is a lifesaver that I found out this year.
  • Don’t procrastinate
  • Write down assignments.
  • Do your work in the morning, because if you wait until night you will have even less motivation to eLearn.
  • Try to be as organized as you can, and go on as many Google meets as you can and think of questions you have beforehand
  • On eLearning days, try to get in a rhythm. Ex. don't wake up at 11 am on eLearning days and on school days wake u[ at 7:30 am
  • Don't stress and communicate

10 Academic Tips for our Virtual Students from our current RHS students

  • Don’t procrastinate
  • Don't miss class unless necessary and go to the teacher's live sessions.
  • Take care of your self.
  • After finishing a few classes take a short break then go back to doing your work so you don't get stressed.
  • Go to the live sessions so you can meet with your teacher. They really do care and want to see you.
  • Make an agenda. when you stop juggling things to do in your head, you are less stressed and can focus more on your work.
  • When you go to google classroom always head to classwork because it is very helpful.
  • I would recommend making a weekly schedule so you know what is due and when the due date is. I also recommend having binders and other notebooks at home to use for schoolwork, like I do, even though we are not in school.
  • Go to class, and pay attention.
  • Make sure you manage your time well-It is imperative in order to do well.

After School Tutoring!

Warriors: We want to see you at our After School Tutoring Sessions! Please see our Tutoring Website for more information.

Tutoring Website

eLearning and Virtual School Reminders

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Virtual Program Information from Mrs. Scott

  • Please click on this LINK to view a video Erica Scott made to sent to the students and parents about the Virtual Program.

  • Please click on this LINK to view the Digital Notebook for the Virtual Program.

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Information From the Counseling Department

  • PSAT: The October 29th PSAT was canceled. The new test date is Tuesday, January 26th. Students who did not originally sign up for an October PSAT test date will now be able to sign up.

  • Virtual Senior Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) meetings:
Seniors, counselors are rescheduling Senior IGP sign-ups until after WIN and SAT testing has been completed. We will email parents and students so they can sign up for a date at the end of October – November.

Student Announcements:

1.) Warrior Week cont...

Since the Tues/Thurs group did not get a second dress-up day, students will be able to dress up as either rappers or rockers on Thursday. Also, Little Pigs BBQ will also hold their profit share Thursday night!

2.) ACT/SAT - Announcement for all 3rd Year Students - The message below went out to all 3rd-year students through backpack and school messenger on 10/30/20.

You are receiving this voicemail because your child is in their 3rd year of high school. As per state law, all students must choose one of three options in regards to the ACT and SAT college entrance exams:

  1. They would like to take the ACT
  2. They would like to take the SAT
  3. They do not wish to take either the ACT or the SAT

All third-year students, and one of their guardians, were sent an e-mail with a link to a survey that will explain the tests and options in more detail. If you are not sure which option to take, please see your counselor, but again, every student must choose one of the three options.

The student will have to log in to take the survey, only one survey per student can be completed.

3.) Riverside FCA is hosting a Toy Drive for the Syl Syl Foundation the week of Nov. 2nd-5th. If you would like to donate a toy, please give to your Social Studies teacher.

4.) The Hispanic Scholarship Fund College Camp Series features free, bilingual, half-day, college preparation workshops held virtually in various time zones. The programs are designed to help middle and high school students – and their parents – prepare, plan, and pay for college. Breakout session topics include preparing for and applying to college, choosing a college that’s the right fit, writing a personal statement, researching financial aid and scholarship opportunities, and understanding the real cost of a college education. Students and parents can choose to receive information in either English or Spanish. Sign up at https://www.hsf.net/college-camp.

5.) Airforce Junior ROTC Meeting Virtual Meeting: November 2nd 3pm-4pm

Open to all current 9th-12th graders

Go into Backpack, into Education Apps to Schoolinks, then sign up under College Visits. You will see the Zoom link on this page.

East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is celebrating College Application Week in South Carolina! During the week of October 26-30, students can apply for free using the code scbucs21. Students can simply put this code into the application and the $25 application fee is waived! Get started here: www.etsu.edu/apply.Students should submit the application this week by Friday, October 30 at 5:00p.m. Eastern Time. ETSU tuition for South Carolina students is $10,500 per year! That's more affordable than some of the universities in South Carolina! Check out www.etsu.edu/affordable to learn more.

PTA Reflections:

The PTA is currently looking for someone to head up Reflections this year. We are proud of our past years of participation in this program and want to see it continue this year. If you are interested please contact Stephanie Wright at ptsawarriors@gmail.com.

Athletic Announcements

Boys Basketball Try-outs will be November 2nd - November 4th.

Monday 11/2 & Wednesday 11/4: 11 & 12 Grades 6:15am - 8:00am; 9 & 10 Grades 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Tuesday 11/3: 11 & 12 Grades 10:00am - Noon; 9 & 10 Grades 1:00pm - 3:00pm

All PlanetHS forms must be submitted & approved before you are allowed to try-out. Please see Coach Arnold in A113 or email rarnold@greenville.k12.sc.us if you have any questions.

Girls' BASKETBALL Tryouts are NOVEMBER 2-4 from 4-6 pm in the gym. Anyone wanting to tryout must have all of their information including a physical uploaded in Planets. If you have any questions please see Coach Jones in the gym or email her at bhjones@greenville.k12.sc.us

Golden Apple Awards

WYFF News 4 and Ingles are proud to continue the strong tradition of presenting the golden Apple Awards program. The Golden Apple Awards are a way for their viewers to recognize the excellent work taking place in classrooms throughout our area. Each week, an outstanding educator will be featured during the Thursday 5 pm newscast on WYFF News 4. Please stop by your local Ingles store to pick up a Golden Apple Nomination form and submit the names of those educators you feel should be recognized. There are great prizes for the FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOPS FOR PARENTS weekly winners and all weekly winners will be honored at the annual Golden Apple awards banquet in May. At the banquet, a Teacher of the Year will be announced from the weekly winners.

COVID-19 Information

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Destination Return to School - Parent Resource Guide - Back to School Information 2020-2021

Please see the links attached below to all information regarding returning to school this fall (Virtual and Traditional). Please see the attached flyer that gives a two-page overview of the return to school plan. The ebook provides additional details that we believe will be important to many parents. It is a long document, but has been bulleted and categorized for easy access and reading.

Parent Return to School Resource Page

Return to School Summary Flyer

Return to School Ebook

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Join the RHS PTSA by clicking on the link below

Go Warriors!

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