Navigating the River

Wednesday, September 2


What's Happening on The River?

Upcoming Dates

September 4 - Early Release (Dismiss at 1:30 PM)

September 7 - Labor Day (No School)

Athletic News

Students MUST be accompanied by an adult in order to attend Panther football games, and the designated adult must stay in the game with the students they have agreed to supervise for the duration of the event.

September 8 - Football vs. Lakeside @ Lambert

September 15 - Football vs. Piney Grove @ Lambert

Go get'em Panthers! We are proud of you!

Course Information Event

We are unable to host Curriculum Night as we have in the past, so in an effort to share information with families about this school year, we will instead host a Course Information Event. Videos created by each grade level content team of teachers will be posted the week of September 28 and will be available all week for viewing. In these videos, teachers will provide an overview of the course curriculum, some information about specific expectations, and will answer questions submitted by you! Please use this link to ask any questions you would like teachers to answer, and we will do our best to answer as many as possible during the brief videos teachers will create.

Local School Council Election

Please vote for one representative that will serve for the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 school years (2-year term). From this election, one parent representative will be elected. Please use this Link to access our ballot. Voting closes at the end of the day on Thursday, September 3rd.

A huge thank you to all those who have offered to serve our school!


  • Please send all (face-to-face and virtual) attendance notes to the attendance clerk in the counseling office or you may email them to
  • Virtual participation/attendance is taken weekly and updated over the weekend. Please check updated attendance records on Mondays. Please notify your teacher if attendance records do not appear to be accurate.
  • Please note that attendance through FVA is based on work completion, so if a student is marked absent but subsequently completes the missing work, the attendance record can be updated.

HOSA & FBLA Virtual Launch for NEW Members

Is your child interested in joining FBLA or HOSA? Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) will hold an informational meeting for students interested in joining on September 10th at 11:00 AM. This meeting will be online, and students can CLICK HERE to join. This meeting is for students who are new to these organizations, both FVA and face-to-face students are welcome to join.

Panther Pit Stop (School Store) - Gone Virtual

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If you are a virtual student, we can also have it available for you to pick up at the school.

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The school store, marketing class, is working on some additional new innovative items just for our virtual students....stay tuned. Additional spirit wear and miscellaneous items are available for purchase from the school store on My Payments Plus.

Grade Level Contacts

In order to support more timely communication, please contact the appropriate administrator and counselor pair as indicated below:

6th Grade -

Liz Tuck - Assistant Principal (

Lisa Schroeder - Counselor (

7th Grade

Kelly Lamb - Administrator (

Gina Smith - Counselor (

8th Grade

Beth Loedding - Assistant Principal (

Lisa Lemieux - Counselor (

Reference Information

COVID-19 Information and FAQs

Please click HERE for COVID 19 symptoms, school guidelines, communication procedures, etc.

Lunch/Breakfast Cafe Information

All students "in-person" have been provided a laminated card to purchase food in the cafe. The card allows the student to scan their code to eliminate the need to type in their student numbers. It is important that the students hold on to their cards to keep the process safe and efficient. Students may want to get a "badge" holder or lanyard that would clip on the inside of their backpack or elsewhere.

Families can now download and customize the Riverwatch MealViewer App from the School Nutrition page on our school website. This App allows you to identify any food allergies your child may have and see a months worth of menu choices at a glance for both breakfast and lunch. Try it today!

Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) News

Please share your appreciation!!

Our teachers and staff have worked extremely long hours trying to keep up with students and procedures for both face-to-face and virtual over the past few weeks. With lots of rapid changes and requests, our teachers and staff NEED to hear how AWESOME and appreciative we are that they are supporting our RMS students. Please (students and parents) write a personal note, send it in to the school, mail it, etc. or you may use click on this link to show that our Panther Community Cares!

Join us now!!

A heartfelt thank you to all our Parents and Staff Members who have joined the PTSO! Whether you are virtual or face to face, we are #RMSBetterTogether. We are working to provide webcams for virtual learning and umbrellas for some shade at the new outdoor picnic tables.

It's NEVER too late to join!!

Staying Connected to Riverwatch!

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