Gator Bites 2019-20

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

River Bluff High School #Envision2020RB

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Gator Bites for the Week of January 6, 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 Swamp Bots team practices over break

Work hard. It was hard for our students to stay away from preparation of their upcoming challenges. The River Bluff Swamp Bots team practiced over the holiday break in preparation of their upcoming events this winter.

Gators of the Week: Gators Excel in Semester Exams and Grades

Get smart: With the first semester in the books, RBHS leadership is excited to report exceptional results in the first semester exams and final grades. Reports cards will be printed soon and sent home to students and parents but final grades can be accessed now through PowerSchool. Great work to all of the gators.

Gators of the Week: Habitat for Humanity Homes Built in Lexington

Do good. RBHS students over the age of 16 and staff will have a chance to support a worthy cause in the construction of a new home in the Lexington community through Habitat for Humanity. In support with Circles Lexington County and various other organizations, Habitat for Humanity has targeted Lexington, SC as a strategic area to reclaim property and build new homes. A ten home phase plan in designed for the area near Hendrix Street in Lexington. We are excited to have the opportunity to build homes, community, and hope in partnership with Mt. Horeb UMC, CIRCLES® Lexington County, & Central SC Habitat for Humanity.

Beginning this Spring, a home for a family of four with 3 children on Jesse St. in Lexington, SC will go into construction. Volunteer opportunities will be available each Wednesday (max 8 volunteers/shift) and Saturday (max 15 volunteers/shift) in the months of March and April, with possible additional dates added throughout the building process. Each date has a morning and afternoon shift. Feel free to sign up for as many dates/times as you'd like.

To serve on the home build, volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. Volunteers aged 16-17 will be required to have a waiver form signed by a parent or legal guardian before they will be able to volunteer.

What a great way to "Do good." in our community.

Sign up here.

Click here for the master plan for the Town of Lexington and other areas in the state.

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River Bluff Receives Excellent on School Report Card 2018

Upcoming School and Staff Events

National Honor Society Induction

Thursday, Jan. 9th, 7-9pm


SIC Meeting

Monday, Jan. 13th, 6-7pm

RBHS Counseling Commons

Financial Aid Night

Thursday, Jan. 16th, 6-8pm


River Bluff's Counseling and Advisement Team provides useful information to parents and students about seeking financial assistance to support college tuition costs.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Monday, Jan. 20th, 8:15am-3:45pm


No school for students or staff.

CREW 3 (Junior Class) Student Led Family Conferences

Tuesday, Jan. 21st, 4:30-8pm

River Cafe

Parents / Guardians are invited to hear our CREW 3 students present their portfolios of work during Student Led Family Conferences in River Cafe.

Leader in CREW (Freshman Class) Student Led Family Conferences

Thursday, Jan. 23rd, 4:30-8pm

River Cafe

Parents / Guardians are invited to hear our Leader in CREW students present their portfolios of work during Student Led Family Conferences in River Cafe.

Ms. River Bluff Pageant

Saturday, Jan. 25th, 7-9pm


Gator Nation invites all Gators to attend the annual Ms. River Bluff Pageant. All proceeds support Women's Athletics at River Bluff

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