RHS Weekly Update

Riverside High School - May 31 - June 4

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Hybrid Learning Update

Greetings Pirate Nation,

This week our pirates continue End of Course (EOC) and Career and Technical Education (CTE) NC exams. These exams must be taken on campus. Students will need to bring their charged device and charger to participate on exam days. Each day students reporting for exams should complete the DPS Symptoms Screener at home. After completing all the screening questions, students without Covid symptoms will see a green check. Students should take a screenshot of their green check to show at the main entrance. We will have staff ready to assist students with locating their testing locations each morning.

Students enrolled in the following courses should report for in-person testing.

EOC Exams:

  • English II
  • Math I
  • Math III
  • Biology

CTE Exams:

  • Sports and Entertainment Marketing I and II
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Foods I
  • Early Childhood Education I
  • Child Development
  • Financial Planning
  • Principles of Business and Finance
  • Accounting II

Our final Spring Exam schedule is posted on the Riverside website under the testing section.

Testing Information from Ms. Johnson (Testing Coordinator)

Spring exams continue on Tuesday, June 1st, with the Math 3 EOC. Any student who missed their EOC or CTE exam will need to come on their designated day either Thursday, June 3rd or Friday, June 4th to take their exam. Make-up exam communication was shared by the testing team with students and families. Students need to report to campus for their exams by 8:30 am each day for student check-in, and screening will start at 8:30 am every day during testing week. Masks or face covering must be worn at all times during testing. Students should bring their DPS laptop & charger to their testing session. Please make sure students charge their laptops the night BEFORE their exam. Personal laptops will not be able to be used for exams. Once a student finishes their exam, they will be able to leave. Students will not have access to their phones until the classroom testing session has ended or their individual test has ended, and they choose to leave. Once a student exits the building, they will not be permitted back inside. Staff will coordinate an orderly dismissal of students to reduce the disruption of other students finishing their exams.

Driver's Education

Sign up directions:

1. Go to the Durham Public Schools main webpage

2. Click on "programs and services."

3. Scroll down and click on "driver education."

4. Next screen - left side - click on "2020-2021 driver education schedule/registration"

5. The LINK will open on May 17th.

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Latin Student Awards

Gold Medal National Latin Exam Award: Malcolm Albergo-Radisch

Silver Medal National Latin Exam Award: Vivian Hazelrigg

"Magna Cum Laude" National Latin Exam Award: Devon Cholon, Caelius DeConto, Lily Brigman, Ada Bridgers, Eli Rodriguez

"Cum Laude": Sophie Wilkins, Harper de Andrade

North Carolina Junior Classical League Awards:

Novice Certamen Team: 2nd place quiz bowl

Intermediate Certamen Team: 2nd place quiz bowl

Caelius DeConto: 2nd place tshirt, 1st & 2nd place testing, 1st & 2nd place photo

Collin Pitts: 1st place website, 3rd place maps, 2nd place meme

Tobin Smith: 3rd place maps

Sarah Weiss: 1st place illustrated quote, 1st place decorative stitching, 3rd place meme

Avery Kate Perz-Edwards: 2nd place testing, 3rd place charts, 2nd place decorative stitching

Vivian Hazelrigg: 1st & 2nd place charts

Rowan Perz-Edwards: 3rd place charts

Lainey Blackwood: 4th place testing

Malcolm Albergo-Radisch: 1st place dolls, 1st place spirit

Harper de Andrade: 1st place photo, 1st place ink drawing, 1st place mixed media

Libby Flowe: 1st place decorative stitching

Sophie Wilkins: 1st place charts (Best of Show)

Eli Rodrigues: 1st place essay (Best of Show), 1st place meme, 3rd place modern myth

Iris Henry: 1st place scrapbook, 2nd & 4th place testing, 1st place photo, 1st place essay

Announcements from Our Pirate PTA

1) Your Pirate PTA is seeking volunteers to be part of our team next year. Have fun and make a difference. Our students and school need us. Contact Erin Gasch, nominating chair, at riversideptainfo@gmail.com if you or someone you know might be interested. Let's talk.

2) Join us for our final PTA event of the year on Tuesday, June 1 from 7-8 pm on Zoom for a program of learning and exploration of our experiences this school year plus school updates, PTA elections, and a summer budget to help us get a good start for next year. Participate on Zoom at https://tinyurl.com/JunePTA Your PTA also thanks you for your support and congratulates all parents for making it through an unforgettable year.


There are 3 summer learning options available through Ignite! Online Learning this summer. The goal of these programs is to ensure all students in Durham have the opportunity to be on track or ahead in the pursuit of their high school diploma. Credit recovery options are available through each school site for students that need to get back on track for timely graduation, while Ignite! and NC Virtual/EdOptions Academy courses will allow students to get ahead and build flexibility into their schedule.



DPS has purchased yard signs for all seniors. We hope to receive them by May 28, 2021, so that students can pick them up during graduation ticket pick-up.
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Attention Seniors

Class of 2021! Please follow this link http://bit.ly/DPSseniors2021 to complete this year’s senior exit survey. We need this crucial information so we’ll know where to send your final transcripts, how much scholarship money you’ve been awarded, and other important stuff. Don’t wait…do it today! Thank you so much for your attention and participation.


Athletic Booster Club

The Athletic Boosters are asking you to support “Keep Our Kids in the Game.” Will you help “Keep Our Kids in the Game” by donating to the Riverside Booster Club fundraiser? In these challenging financial times in Durham Public Schools, athletics are not funded sufficiently to run the 19 sports at Riverside. The Athletics Booster Club asks for donations to help offset the loss in ticket sales, concession, and spirit wear due to Covid-19. Donations can be made through the RHS Booster Club Paypal by clicking HERE.