Gator Bites 2018-19

Info from SC's first EL Education High School #WeAreCREW

Gator Bites for the Week of August 26, 2018

What to expect of Gator Bites

We will use this digital platform this year to communicate current and upcoming events and information for all stakeholders interested in River Bluff High School. We will post and send out each week to communicate with you. Go Gators!

River Bluff's Mission (Purpose)

Support students and teachers and all whom they influence collectively in their pursuit of excellence within a collaborative learning culture engaged in graduating citizen scholars committed to“building a better world”.

River Bluff's Vision (Direction)

To create a community of learners where passionate educators and students are collectively challenged within a flexible environment to see personal achievement thrive, through character, leadership and growth mindset while contributing to both a local and global society.

River Bluff's Core Values: Personal Responsibility, Growth Mindset, Collaboration and Relationships, Excellence, & Citizenship

Gators of the Week - Work hard. Get smart. Do good.

Gators of the Week: Varsity Football Team Begins Season 2-0

Work hard. Congratulations to our Varsity Football team who has begun the season 2-0 for the first time in school history defeating Fort Mill and RNE High Schools. The offense has already amassed almost 1000 yds. of offense and the defense posted a shut out this past week vs. RNE. Make plans now to attend the home game this week vs. Pelion High School at 7:30 PM.

Gators of the Week: Students visited Germany this Summer through GAPP

Get smart: Over 20 students this summer in partnership with our sister school in Buckeburg Germany, were able to be fully immersed in the culture and learning experiences. See the image attached of the press release in Germany from this exchange. We are excited to welcome student again in 2020.

Gators of the Week: CREW builds Family

Do good. New to River Bluff this year, Ms. Horton took her CREW to enjoy treats on Friday as we observed Frozen Fridays. What a great way to begin to build community amongst this new CREW.

Upcoming School and Staff Events

CREW on Monday and Wednesday

Monday, Aug. 27th, 8:15-8:30am

All CREW Locations

Students will begin the day in CREW on Monday and Wednesday for enrollment counts.

Class Meetings

Tuesday, Aug. 28th, 11:15am to Wednesday, Aug. 29th, 1pm

RBHS PAC

Students will meet in the PAC during CREW this week as a class to hear from RBHS Administration. Students will report directly to the Performing Arts Center during the following times:



Tuesday, August 28, 2018


Senior Class Meeting - 11:15-12:00 Performing Arts Center

Students will sit by CREWs and attendance will be taken. If you normally have CREW during C2, you will have ILT during C2.


Junior Class Meeting - 12:05-12:40 Performing Arts Center

Students will sit by CREWs and attendance will be taken. If you normally have CREW C1, you will have ILT during C1. \



Wednesday, August 29, 2018


Sophomore Class Meeting - 11:15-12:00 Performing Arts Center

Students will sit by CREWs and attendance will be taken. If you normally have CREW during C2, you will have ILT during C2.


Freshmen Class Meeting - 12:05-12:40 Performing Arts Center.


Students will sit by CREWs and attendance will be taken. If you normally have CREW C1, y

Labor Day - School Holiday

Monday, Sep. 3rd, 8:15am-3:45pm

RBHS

No school for students or staff on Labor Day.

What was your breakthrough this week?

Get your Yuda Bands

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Signing Out Procedures

A reminder to parents regarding signing students out during the school day. Someone from the student's sign out sheet must come in and show ID to dismiss a child. We do not accept phone calls or emails for dismissal. You can come in on Monday to sign your child out during the week but only up until Friday of the same week. Also, if you are dismissing your child during ILT, then it is helpful to have made arrangements with the student ahead of time. We appreciate your help to assist in making this process efficient.

Counseling and Advisement Assignments for Students

Counseling and Advisement Team

The Counseling & Advisement team is working towards a more intentionally focused program to provide students with the best support. Rather than counselors having students in all grade levels (9-12), we are realigning to be able to more appropriately serve students’ transitional needs at the different levels. This realignment will also more closely mirror our CREW design allowing students to stay with their school counselor their 9th and 10th grade years and then have another counselor their 11th and 12th grade years.


Traveling students OCP, CC2, & CC3 students (including all students who attend LTC or other high schools)

Marci Newman mnewman2@lexington1.net (803)-821-0718


Students in their 1st or 2nd year of high school (typically 9th & 10th graders)

Last names A-Gar Grayson Harley gharley@lexington1.net (803)-821-0738

Last names Gas-O C. Bryan Vacchio cvacchio@lexington1.net (803)-821-0970

Last names P-Z Amanda Stabler astabler@lexington1.net (803)-821-0740


Students in their 3rd and 4th (or greater) year of high school (typically 11th & 12th graders)

Last names A-Ham Mandy Wilson aswilson2@lexington1.net (803)-821-0741

Last names Han-Pa Crystal Wingate cwingate@lexington1.net (803)-821-0737

Last names Pe-Z Joe Ben Watson jbwatson@lexington1.net (803)-821-0739


Secretary Carole Farrar cfarrar@lexington1.net (803) 821-0729

Records Amy Myhand . amyhand@lexington1.net (803) 821-0711



Career Specialist A-M Susan Bennett sjbennett@lexington1.net (803) 821-5590

Career Specialist N-Z Shenita Chapman schapman@lexingon1.net (803) 821-0733

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