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SC's first EL Education High School & 2019 Palmetto's Finest

River Bluff High School #Envision2020RB Palmetto Silver Award 2018 and 2019

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Gator Bites for the Week of January 26, 2020

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 (Habits of Success): Personal Responsibility, Growth Mindset, Collaboration and Relationships, Excellence, & Citizenship

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

Gators of the Week: River Bluff Women's Basketball is 3-0

Work hard. It has been a complete turnaround from a year ago, but our Women's Basketball team now 3-0 in region play can claim first place after a win this week vs. LHS. A come from behind win on Friday night vs. White Knoll secured their top seed.

Come out Tuesday to these young ladies compete.

Gators of the Week: Gators first all Female Women's Robotics Team Debuts

Get smart: With the season underway and a group of young ladies have been striving to prepare their robot to compete. These young ladies debuted their skills this weekend at Dutch Fork High School. Congratulations to them and the future to come.

Gators of the Week: Miss River Bluff Crowned

Do good. RBHS students had the unique experience to compete for the coveted Miss River Bluff Crown. Annually our Gator Nation Booster Club sponsor the Miss River Bluff Pageant with all proceeds being donated to Women's Athletics. All contestants prior to competing serve the community in many capacities volunteering and giving of their time.

The event was incredible and congratulations to the following winners:

Miss Freshman - Abby Bennett

Miss Sophomore - Madison Dantzler

Miss Junior - Sophie Prioreschi

Miss Senior - Riley Mitchell

Miss River Bluff - Lindsey Holley

New Security Procedures Beginning Jan. 27, 2020


Lexington County School District One strives to make safety a top priority. In addition to the other schools in the district, River Bluff will be adding another layer of safety and security. As part of the procedures, we will be implementing a new building access system on Monday, January 27, 2020.

At 8:20 a.m. each morning, all front entrance doors will be locked. Visitors will now be required to “buzz in” to gain access to the building through a closed circuit monitoring system. Visitors will only gain access through the far right door of the main entrance.

Directions for how to use this system are listed below:

1. To the right of the door is an intercom/camera.

2. Press the button on the intercom.

3. Place yourself in front of the camera on the panel.

4. Someone will see you and will respond verbally.

5. They can then release the door for you to enter the building.

6. You will then report to the front office or counseling office for further assistance.

We want to make sure that everyone enters the building quickly upon arrival. You can help us by identifying yourself and providing your student’s name. Once you have been given access, you will enter through the right door. Once you are in the office you will be asked to provide your driver’s license if you are dismissing a student or visiting with a teacher.

We ask for your patience and understanding as we all get acquainted with this new system. Please remember that we have your student’s best interest and their safety at heart as we observe these new procedures.

River Bluff Receives Excellent on School Report Card 2018

Upcoming School and Staff Events

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Senior Night - Varsity Wrestling

Friday, Jan. 31st, 6pm

RBHS Gator Pit

Our Senior Grapplers will be honored at the match vs. LHS on Friday.

Senior Decision Day

Friday, May 1st, 8:15am-2:30pm

RBHS Rotunda

Seniors will come sign our Graduation Banner and take pictures with other classmates making post secondary decisions.


Sunday, June 7th, 12-2pm

801 Lincoln Street

Columbia, SC

CREW 3 Saluda Shoals Recap

CREW 3 Team building at Saluda Shoals Park

Leader in CREW Inflatables Experience

River Bluff is 2019 Palmetto's Finest

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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.

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

Marci Newman (803)-821-0718

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

Last names A-Gar Grayson Harley (803)-821-0738

Last names Gas-O C. Joe Howell (803)-821-0970

Last names P-Z Amanda Stabler (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 (803)-821-0741

Last names Han-Pa Crystal Wingate (803)-821-0737

Last names Pe-Z Joe Ben Watson (803)-821-0739

Secretary Carole Farrar (803) 821-0729

Records Amy Myhand . (803) 821-0711

Career Specialist A-M Susan Bennett (803) 821-5590

Career Specialist N-Z Julie Rojek (803) 821-0733