Grizzly Gazette

Riverglen Newsletter- Dec 16, 2020

From the Desk of the Principal

Hi Grizzly Families!

Here are a few reminders as we conclude the 1st semester of this challenging and constantly changing school year. In this edition of the Grizzly Gazette, you will find information on topics ranging from our schedule next week and when we return in January to library news and an RJH athletics update. I hope that over the winter break, you get some much-needed rest and relaxation and that all our grizzlies are ready to start 2nd semester with a renewed sense of excitement and energy.

Warmest winter wishes,

Mrs. Watts

Upcoming Dates at Riverglen

The title above (Mark Your Calendars) is a hyperlink to our school calendar on the Riverglen Web page. Please bookmark it and reference it as needed. On that calendar, you will typically find everything from school closure dates to activity, game and concert schedules that may involve your student.

Below are a few of the important dates coming up that all families should be aware of are:


Monday, December 21-Early release at 1:15

Tuesday, December 22-Early release at 12:00

December 23 through January 8-Winter Break

January 11 through January 15-Beginning of 2nd semester.

All Students and Programs are Virtual every day the week of Jan 11-15.

January 18-No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 19-Resume Hybrid Schedule

Tuesday, January 19- Students in GOLD come in-person

Wednesday, January 20-Students in SILVER come in person

Thursday, January 21-Students in GOLD come in-person

Friday, January 22-Students in SILVER come in-person

Early Release Days next week

Reminder- Monday, Dec. 21 is a late start and early release day.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Period 1 9:20 am-9:46 am

Period 2 9:49 am-10:16 am

Period 3 10:19 am-10:46 am

Period 4 (9th Lunch)10:49-11:16

Period 5 (8th Lunch)11:19 am-11:46 am

Period 6 (7th Lunch)11:49 am-12:16 pm

Period 7 12:19 pm-12:46 pm

Period 8 12:49 pm-1:15 pm

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Period 1 7:50 am- 8:20 am

Period 2 8:23 am-8:51pm

Period 3 8:54 am-9:22 pm

Period 4 (9th Lunch)9:25 am-9:54 pm

Period 5 (8th Lunch)9:57 am-10:26 pm

Period 6 (7th Lunch)10:29 am-10:58 am.

Period 7 11:01 am-11:29 am

Period 8 11:32 am-12:00 pm

BSD Holiday Resource Guide

Please see the link to the community resource guide if your family or someone you know is in need of assistance in any way.

Community Resource Guide

Athletics Update

Athletics are scheduled to resume in January for Junior High Students in the Boise School District. More information will be sent out in January about all our protocols tied to athletics, but here are the start dates and information about Winter sports at RJH.

  • Girls Basketball will resume on January 11th. The coaches will be in touch with their teams to share practice schedules and protocols.

  • Cheerleading will resume on January 11th. The coach will be in contact with the cheer squad.

  • Boys Basketball begins February 16th.

  • Wrestling begins on March 15th.

  • 5 week seasons for all three of the above sports.

  • No spectators will be allowed at games/matches.

  • Each sport will have a 50% competition schedule (1/2 the games as a typical year).

  • No tournaments will occur this year.

If you have any questions, please contact our athletic director Marc Lannon at

News From the Library

Technology Tips/Tricks

Having tech issues? Computer won't turn on? Can't get into a Google Meet? Slow wifi? Something else? Before calling the help desk (208-854-6670) try this helpful tip sheet of fixes for common computer issues. You CAN fix it from home-we have faith in you! Quickly read it over, then bookmark this cheat sheet of common issues so you have it close by (maybe print it out too).

Technology Troubleshooting from Home

What should you read over break? Here is a quick slideshow highlighting some great options available in Sora for all BSD students!

Get Wrapped up in a Good Book

Extreme Book Challenge 2020 drawing to a close.

If you are participating in this year's Extreme book challenge, the deadline has been extended until two weeks after the return to in person learning, the day we are scheduled to return to hybrid learning. If you don't see your name on the list or need to update the number of books you have read so far, please email Ms. Gardner. There are prizes for every 5 books you read so don't miss out. The challenge will not happen in 2021 but the Boise Public Library is doing their own challenge. (see the next article for more info)

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Boise Public Library 50 Book Challenge

Looking to up your reading game in 2021? The BPL is hosting their own book challenge. More info will be available soon on their website, but to get you started here are the categories.

There is Teen/Adults list and a Kids 12 and under list. Start planning your reading for 2021!

Angel Fund Request- CAN YOU HELP???

Hello Riverglen Families-

A reminder that if you would like to help other RJH families in need we are still accepting donations for the Angel Fund.

If you are in the position to help others in need, please consider donating to our Angel Fund. There are a few ways you can do that.

· Pick up a Gift Card to a place like Ross and Walmart.

· Drop off gift cards, money, or a check to the school.

(Checks should be made out to Riverglen PAWS)

· Venmo to @Riverglen-PAWS (please list Angel Fund in the “for” line)

Every little bit helps, we appreciate your help!



Riverglen Contact information

Deborah Watts- Principal

Camille Fraley- Asst. Principal

Michele Conant- Counselor A-K

Julie Lileks- Counselor L-Z

Laurel Dunstan- Registrar

Maureen Tyzcka- Attendance and Front Office Secretary

Jaime Faraimo- Counseling Secretary

Officer Williams- School Resource Officer