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Riverview Learning Center  

February Newsletter 


Issue: # 48

February 2017


In This Issue

Choice Transfers

PARADE Shoe Drive

Game Night

Student Safety

REF Auction

8th Grade Parent Info

Exploring High School Options

PARADE Open House

Volunteering at the RLC

RLC Spirit Wear




Save the dates!



Feb 17-Feb 21st

Mid Winter Break



Feb 23

Game Night



February 28


8th Grade Parent Night at CHS/Theater




March 7

Exploring High School Options


8:30am-10:00am at the RLC 

PARADE Open House


 March 13  Grades K-4



March 14

Grades 5-12














Excused Absences and Attendance

We believe students need to be in school in order to receive the best education possible. Parents should call the Main Office at (425) 844-4960 within 48 hours to excuse and absence or tardy or send a note with their child to school, without notification the absence will be considered unexcused.


It's Flu Season!


Seasonal "flu" occurs between October and May and typically peaks in January and February.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicts that this will be a particularly heavy flu season.  The CDC encourages everyone, especially school personnel, to get vaccinated because children are among the most vulnerable to the disease.  The following tips are always good to keep in mind:


  • Wash hands often with soap and water or alcohol based hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth
  • Avoid close contact with those who are already sick
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Eat healthy food and drink plenty of fluids
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing with a tissue or the crook of your arm
  • Stay home if ill for at least 24 hours after fever is gone

For more information about seasonal flu, please see


Thank you for helping us to keep everyone at school healthy!


Riverview Learning Center





February, 2017



RLC Community:


Welcome to second semester. It has been a great pleasure going through the first half of the year with you, your children, and our staff. At the end of January, we saw students working diligently to complete projects, prepare for assessments, and finalize their course work. As we begin the second semester we start with unusual weather (two snow days and snow sticking around even as I write this letter) Crazy, right?

Although the start has been a bit strange, RLC teachers and staff have adjusted their lessons and are working with students to open their minds to new learning. Speaking of "new", most grade levels will see a few new students coming into the RLC community for second semester and we want to continue to practice belonging and welcome new comers to our midst.

PARADE Players fifth and sixth graders performed "Another Day of Drama" on February 1 and did a superb job bringing to life many classic and contemporary scripts. Great job to Mrs. Gould and those involved.


We will continue to increase levels of thinking and teacher's expectations of levels of learning for all students at RLC. With these expectations come important reminders about working with your children around attendance and taking more responsibility for their own schedules and homework.


With the second half of the year comes state assessments: CHOICE, CLIP and PARADE students will all be involved in the Smarter Balanced Assessment at some level as well as End of Course Exams for some high school students. We will communicate dates for specific groups as we come closer to April and May test windows.


Please note the important dates to come on the left column and read more about these below.

Thank you for your continued support for your children and our teachers and staff here at RLC.






John M. Bomar 

Riverview Learning Center Principal








The Riverview School District will open Choice Transfer and Interdistrict Agreement applications starting Wednesday, February 1st. 


On Fridays, applications will be sent out to building Principals for their consideration. You will receive an e-mail from the school district when a decision has been made.


Applications received after March 31st will be held until the 2nd week of September so the buildings can assess their student load. You will be notified by e-mail when a decision has been made. Your student should remain in their neighborhood school until a decision has been made.


To transfer into our district:

  • Go to your residential district
  • Get that district's Choice Transfer form (most districts have them on their websites)
  • Submit it to your residential School District for approval
  • That district will send us their request and the parent/guardian will be notified by e-mail.



PARADE Shoe Drive


We need your help!!!

The PARADE High School students are taking a trip of a lifetime to Washington, DC over Spring Break.  We have collected over 1600 pair of shoes so far, but we have a long way to go!  Please consider cleaning out your closets, or helping us by collecting shoes from a group or organization that you are involved with.  We can accept new or gently used shoes (no holes please).  Our goal is to collect 5000 pairs and we will be collecting until the end of February.





February 23rd - 6:30-8:30pm


Join us for an evening of board games and fun!


Where:  RLC Multi Purpose Room


Who:  All RLC students and families


Feel free to bring a board game of choice if you're willing to teach others how to play!


PARADE High School students will be selling baked goods to raise funds for their spring D.C. trip!





Student Safety at the RLC


Student safety is important to us.  As staff, we are unable to release your child to someone who is not on your approved pick-up list.  Please call the main office at 425-844-4960 if you need to update this information.



Evening for Education Dinner Auction


Riverview Education Foundation would like to invite you to the 2017 Evening for Education Dinner Auction, Saturday, February 25th, 5:30-10:00pm, at our new location, the spacious and elegant Bellevue Marriot.


Enjoy a delicious dinner, exciting silent and live auctions, games, giveaways, and the company of others who value education as you do.


The Foundation is an integral partner with the Riverview School District providing many grants to the Riverview Learning Center, as well as every other school in the district.  Every child in the district has access to items purchased with REF grant funding.  Grants are awarded in the areas of Technology, Science, Language, Health and Wellness, Career and Technical Education, Math, Visual and Performing Arts, Student Services and more.  Your attendance at this event will help sustain this important work.


To register, go to  For more information, contact Auction Chair Kappie Ayers at


We hope to see you there




SAT and ACT Alert


Late winter, until the end of this school year, our juniors who are applying to four year universities in the fall of 2017 will need to register for one or more of the college entrance exams.  Below is information for the next available test dates:


SAT - March 11 - Registration Deadline February 10th Register at


ACT - April 8 - Registration Deadline March 3rd  Register at




8th Grade Parent Night



8th Grade Parent Night will be held Tuesday, February 28th at CHS from 6:30-8:00pm in the CHS theater.  Parents of current 8th grade students are invited to join Cedarcrest administrators and staff representatives on this date to hear information about the high school experience.  This is an informational meeting during which information is disseminated concerning class registration in preparation for the high school counselors visiting PARADE on March 7. Other information such as graduation requirements, support services, extra-curricular opportunities and participation/eligibility requirements for athletics will be presented.  All parents are encouraged to attend this important meeting.


Reminder:  This meeting is for parents/guardians only.




Tuesday, March 7, 2017


8:30 am  PARADE High School Information Meeting

Riverview Learning Center, Creative Room  


This is an informational meeting for students, parents and guardians interested in attending PARADE for high school.  Do you enjoy hands-on projects, challenging academics, independent learning time, and a flexible schedule?  Come hear what PARADE high school teachers and students have to say about the great opportuntities available through our high school program!


9:30am  Cedarcrest High School Information Meeting

Riverview Learning Center, Creative Room


This is an informational meeting for 8th graders interested in Cedarcrest High School for next year.  A Cedarcrest counselor will present information about CHS courses and provide instructions to students on how to create and submit a course request form for their 9th grade year at Cedarcrest. (This form will be due to Mrs. McClintic on Thursday, March 9, 2017).  Other information such as graduation requirements, extracurricular opportunities and athletics will be presented.


Honors Program:  8th graders are invited to apply to 9th grade Honors English and Honors Science classes at CHS.  Applications for the Honors program will be available on the CHS website at after February 10 and are due to Mrs. McClintic by March 9.






 Monday, March 13     9:30am-11:00am      Grades K-4


Tuesday, March 14     9:30am-11:00am      Grades 5-12



Do you know any families who might be interested in learning more about the PARADE program?  Please let them know about our upcoming open house!


The PARADE staff would like to welcome them and their student to take a tour of a few classes and return for an overview of how the PARADE Parent Partnership works.  At the open house they will be able to ask questions and get information about how this unique program could work for their family.


Registration information will be available.


Please RSVP -  425-844-4960





Can I Volunteer at the Riverview Learning Center?



Yes!  We enjoy having visitors and volunteers in our schools and invite parents to be actively involved in our classrooms. District schools depend on volunteers and value their contributions. We care about the safety of staff and children, so all volunteers must apply and be approved before they can begin their volunteer service.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer in a Riverview School District school, you must read the Volunteer Handbook and fill out ALL forms completely and submit to the Educational Service Center.


Please click here for the link to the Volunteer application.








We will be placing our last order of the year for Riverview Learning Center Spirit Wear soon.  Don't miss out!  Please pick up an order form at the front desk and choose a sweatshirt, t-shirt, or hooded sweatshirt with the RLC Raven on it!



WANIC (Washington Network for Innovative Careers)


Registration for WANIC offerings is now open and is available to current sophomores and juniors for the 2017-2018 school year.  WANIC involves a six member school districts in the surrounding area that share over 30 professional/technical programs which in turn allows students to enroll in a class that is not offered at their high school.  These programs are offered at various high school or sites within the consortium so students are responsible for their own transportation.  Visit their website for more information at


WANIC summer programs are also enrolling now.  Earn additional credit and a new skill!


Unusual Majors to Consider
Chances are, if you have a passion, you can get a degree in the subject.  And, if typical majors aren't your thing, there are plenty of unusual majors to choose from.  Check out the following list which includes some weird-but-cool college majors here.


Western Oregon University
Did you know that WOU has a multitude of Deaf & Hard of Hearing degrees for students to consider?  Check it out and see if this is an area you are interested in.

Western Oregon University


Women and Diversity Public Safety and STEM Career Fair

When:  Saturday, February 4th 10am - 2pm 

Where:  Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Northwest Women in Law Enforcement Network event is open anyone interested in a career in Public Safe and STEM fields.


DigiPen Career Exploration Workshop 

Thursday, February 16th 6:00pm

Computer Engineering Workshop

Computer engineers master both hardware and software aspects of game and technology development. Students in this workshop learn the basic concepts of computer engineering in the video game industry, including hardware design, implementation, programming, and robotics. For more information go to


USA Gap Year Fair
When:  February 16, 2017, 6:00-8:30pm (Speaker 6:00-6:45pm, Fair 6:45-8:30pm)
Where:  Roosevelt High School, 1410 NE 66th St, Seattle, WA 98115

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Thank you for sharing your children with us! 


RLC Staff




The Riverview School District complies with all federal and state statutes and regulations and does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  This holds true for all district employment and student opportunities.  Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district's Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Officer (Ms Janet L. Gavigan, 425-844-4500) and Section 504/ADA Coordinator (Dr. Ken Heikkila, 425-844-4500).


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