RHS Parent Weekly Update

Riverside High School - August 24 - 27

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Greetings Pirate Family,


We are excited to welcome back our students this Tuesday, August 24th!


The earliest students can be dropped off is 8:30 am. Students riding the bus will exit the bus and head to their first block class. Parents and guardians dropping off students should use the front loop. Please pull up to the designated area of the loop before allowing your student to exit. Please help us keep the flow of traffic moving smoothly by following the directions of the staff on duty.


Our instructional day begins at 9:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm.


Students will report to their 1st block at the start of the day. Student's first block locations will be posted in common areas, and there will also be student and adult guides to help students navigate the building. Your students are in great hands with our Pirate Team. We are limiting access to the building to students and staff and ask that parents needing to speak with a staff member call and make an appointment.


Please make sure that your student has a mask and speak with them about proper mask-wearing throughout the day. Masks must cover the student's nose and mouth.


SMART Lunch will begin on Tuesday. Students will receive detailed information in their first block regarding the SMART lunch process and procedures.

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Student Arrival and Dismissal

Student arrival and dismissal are typically heavy traffic times for RHS. Would you please help us ensure that arrival and dismissal traffic moves swiftly and safely?


How to decrease arrival and dismissal traffic:


  • Have your student ride the bus
  • Have your student seated on the passenger side for easy drop-off
  • Make sure students have all their belongings and are ready to exit the vehicle
  • Follow the directions of the RHS arrival and dismissal staff



In anticipation of an increase in car riders during morning and afternoon pick-up at Riverside, we will need to make the following changes to our pick-up and drop-off procedures:

  • In the mornings for student drop-off, please exit the school parking lot by turning right onto Rose of Sharon whenever possible.
  • In the afternoons for student pick-up, families that arrive before 4:00 pm will please need to park in the upper parking lot (the junior parking lot). Students will walk up to the upper parking lot to meet their families and depart campus.

Social Distancing at RHS

We want all students to participate in traditional high school events such as prom, pep rallies, dances, and SMART lunch! But, for us to do this, we have to stay safe!


Ways to stay safe.

  • Stay 3 to 6 feet apart at all times.
  • Mask up! Keep your mask on while on campus.
  • During lunch, eat first (mask off) and talk second (mask on)
  • Wash your hands and carry hand sanitizer.

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SMART Lunch

SMART Lunch Riverside High School 2021 2022

Student Parking Permits and Lunch Leave Passes

Parking permits and lunch leave passes will go on sale on August 16th. Please make all payments through our Riverside pay portal. Parking permits are $75.00, and lunch leave passes are $25.00. Students will need to provide a current NC driver’s license and proof of insurance. Lunch leave passes are only available to Seniors and Juniors.


Parents, please come by Riverside after payment has been made to sign a permission form (signature will be witnessed by a DPS employee) allowing your student to drive to school and leave campus for lunch.


Click here to pay for the Open Lunch and Parking Passes

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