Grizzly Gazette

Riverglen Parent Newsletter- August 13, 2021

From the Desk of the Principal

Grizzly Parents/Guardians:

The staff and I are looking forward to having our Grizzlies in the building with us as we begin a new school year on Monday! As I am sure you are aware, from the BSD communication and perhaps the media, all students, staff, and visitors are going to be wearing masks while indoors as we start the school year. Outside students will not need to wear masks, but will still be encouraged to socially distance themselves. I take the safety of our students and staff very seriously and I just want to give you peace of mind should you need it. At Riverglen we will ALL be following every one of the safety protocols we have in place. We will be strictly enforcing face coverings (which are required per district policy), social distancing as much as we can, and we will continue disinfecting classrooms and common spaces frequently. Our school pandemic plan can be found below.

I am so excited that we are not in the same position as we were this time last year and will be here in person with the kids. We want to keep it that way. Our entire staff is committed to doing everything in our power to ensure a successful and in-person year together. If for some reason you are uncomfortable with your child wearing a mask, please let us know so we can enroll them at Boise Online School. We still have time to get them set up elsewhere and the counselors (listed at the bottom of the newsletter) are happy to help you do that if you choose to go in that direction.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs. Watts

Upcoming Dates at Riverglen

The title above (Mark Your Calendars) is a hyperlink to our school calendar on the Riverglen Web page. Please bookmark it and reference it as needed. On that calendar, you will find everything from school closure dates to activity, game and concert schedules that may involve your student.

Below are a few of the important dates coming up that all families should be aware of are:

August 16th- 2021-2022 First Day of School (Noon Release)

August 19th- Riverglen Parent Open House Presentations

September 6th- No School- LABOR DAY

Got School Supplies?

If your Grizzly needs school supplies and purchasing them is a hardship for you, please don't let it be. We have donated supplies and can help!

Just have your student(s) stop by the counseling office on Monday and we can get them what they need or email and she can get some ready for your student today.

Parking Lot

Please make sure to budget a bit more time, take it slow and only drop students off curbside in the morning next week. Students are to be dropped off in the front or side parking lots. Do not pull into the bus lanes. The parking lot can get backed up during drop-off times historically. Also, remember that if you are trying to turn LEFT out of our parking lot onto Gary Lane it is almost impossible and causes heavy congestion. Please exit near the tennis courts on Gillis and use the light if you need to turn left. Also, remember to only park in designated spots and never leave your vehicles unattended in the red zone by the curb. Thank you for helping to keep our parking lot accident-free and safe for our students and staff as they walk into the building.

Parent Open House

Parent Open House will be virtual again this year. The feedback we heard from parents last year was overwhelmingly positive and we have opted to use this format again this year.

Next Thursday, I will be sending out a staff list where each of the teachers will have a link to their presentation. Presentation length per teacher will last between 5-7 minutes and will introduce parents to the content and structure of their classes. parents can then watch the presentations at their leisure.

Sports Information

Athletic and PE Participation Information

Physical Examination Policy

The pre-seventh grade physical examination (exams acceptable after May 1st of 6th grade year) is a required examination. This examination is good for physical education classes in grades 7-12 and athletics in grades 7-8. You MUST have this form completed BEFORE you begin any sport practices or PE at Riverglen.

Obtaining the Required Forms

You may also download and print the forms, in pdf format, from our district Athletic Forms page.Doctors should also have the examination form in their office.

Riverglen Football- It's Not to Late to Come JOin the Team!

Football practice began on Monday, August 9th, but if your Grizzly would like to come and join the fun it is not too late. Practice is from 2:45-4:15 Monday- Friday. Riverglen will supply all equipment except cleats and orthodontic mouth guards. Go Grizz!

For information please reach out to:

Coach Hitesman

8th/9th Girls Volleyball

8th grade 2021-2022 Volleyball Information

Volleyball Camp: Wednesday July 28th (see info below and a link to camp sign-up)

Tryouts: Monday August 9th 3:30-5:00

Tuesday August 10th 3:00-4:30

  • Practice will continue August 11th-13th (practice time will depend on if you are on Varsity or Junior Varsity)

  • If you are unable to attend tryouts you MUST speak with Coach Dondero

  • Bring to Tryouts: Athletic attire, water bottle, a good attitude.

9th grade 2021-2022 Volleyball Information

Volleyball Camp: Wednesday, July 28th


Capital Aux Gym
August 9th 4:00-5:30
If they get a call back they will attend August 10th tryout (TBD). If not, they will join Riverglen’s tryout on Tuesday August 10th from 3:00-4:30

*If you are not asked back to Capital or are not interested in playing for Capital as a 9th grader - you will attend tryouts at Riverglen on Tuesday August 10th 3:00-4:30

  • Practice will continue August 11th-13th (practice time will depend on if you are on Varsity or Junior Varsity)

  • If you are unable to attend tryouts you MUST speak with Coach Conley

  • Bring to Tryouts: Athletic attire, water bottle, a good attitude.

Riverglen/Hillside Volleyball Camp Information

Sign up and get more information using the tiny url link below.

Who: 7th, 8th, and 9th Graders

When: Wednesday July 28th

Where: Riverglen Junior High

*Details about the time and cost are on the form.

Cross Country

Hello, Grizzlies!

If you are interested in joining Riverglen's cross country team please complete this google form so you can receive more information from our coach. it's not too late to join the fun!

Coach Z (Miss Zickefoose)

7th Grade Tennis

No racket, no problem! Come out and join us for some fun playing 7th grade tennis at Riverglen!

Whether you have never picked up a racket or been playing tennis for 10 years Coach Westbrook and Coach Guyton would love to have you on their 7th grade tennis team this fall!

Practices will start Wednesday, August 18th and will be everyday after school 2:45-4:15 at the Riverglen tennis courts. You don't need any equipment, just bring your athletic shoes and positive energy.

If you have any questions please contact Coach Westbrook at

Tennis is a great way to get involved at your new school and make some new friends! We hope you see you on the courts!

(8th Grade tennis starts September 27th! )


Calling all Grizzly Golfers!!

Practice will start Monday, August 30th. Practice will be Monday and Wednesday at Shadow Valley Golf Course starting at 3:00 and ending at 4:30 or 5:00 depending if we get on the course or just practice facility.I will let parents know ahead of time. Matches are on Tuesday and Thursday beginning in September. The full schedule will be given out once it has been finalized. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the courses for practice and matches. All players must show proof of a recent physical exam. Players must furnish their own equipment. I will hand out rules and protocols for this season, as well as schedules, the first day. Ninth graders can play for Riverglen in the Fall only if they do NOT plan to play for Capital in the Spring. They can not do both. For any questions regarding golf, please contact Riverglen's Athletic Director, Marc Lannon at

Coach Elliott


Girl's 7th/8th-grade Softball will start on August 18th. We will practice at Capital High School’s Varsity Softball field at 3:30. You will need a glove and cleats, we will provide bats and everything else needed. If you have your own, you can bring it. Any questions, or if interested, please contact Coach Alder.

Wrestling and Girls Basketball both begin in October

More information will be in a upcoming communication on those sports and their seasons.

Riverglen Contact information

Deborah Watts- Principal

Camille Fraley- Asst. Principal

Michele Conant- Counselor for Students with Last Names A-K

Julie Lileks- Counselor for Students with Last Names L-Z

Laurel Dunstan- Registrar

Maureen Tyzcka- Attendance and Front Office Secretary

Jaime Faraimo- Counseling Secretary

Detective Williams- School Resource Officer