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Subject:                          Riverview Learning Center September 2017 Newsletter


Riverview Learning Center  

September Newsletter 


Issue: # 51

September 2017


In This Issue

Comings and Goings

Register for the SAT

RLC New Start and End Times

Dam Evacuation Drill

Picture Day!

School Transportation

Supply Lists

Food Service Meal Charge Policy



Save the dates!





Sept 21

RLC Education Connection Night


PTSA General Meeting & free pizza!


Sept 27

Dam Evacuation Drill


October 12

Picture Day 8:30-11:00





The Riverview School District calendar for the 2017-2018 school year is now available:

RSD School District Calendar



PARADE 2017-2018 Calendar


Riverview Learning Center




Dear RLC Families:


Hopefully you have had a great summer, found some rest, and are ready to get back to building your brain power.

I reread the book "Energy Bus" by Jon Gordon this past year and want to encourage you as a family to consider one part of the book with me. Gordon points out a bus indicates where it is going with a word or a phrase on front, for instance, if it is going to Seattle it might say "King St." The idea behind the word on the front of the bus is that we know where the bus is going. What Gordon suggests is that we choose a word to put on the front of our bus to focus on where we are going. 

I chose to have two focus areas for this year, in essence a bus at school and a bus at home. For my work in the Riverview School District (RLC included), my word is "Cultivating Leadership" - OK, I cheated - it's a phrase.  For home, my word for this period of time is "Thoughtfulness." By making these my focus areas for the coming months I can focus in on how to develop the leaders around me at work, and be thoughtful with my family considering their day-to-day needs at home. I would challenge you all to choose a word to put on the front of your bus as we begin this school year.

During the summer, our custodian, Mr. Coble, has been working diligently to prepare the facilities for the new school year and you will see the results as soon as you enter the building. Teachers are learning and planning new things, new staff have been added, new students are entering our programs, and we are ready for the beginning of the year!


Make sure to check out the "Comings and Goings" for a quick introduction to new staff. Also, be sure to find the information below on Picture Day, new school start and end times, transportation, and all the other exciting things in the next month or so.





John Bomar

Riverview Learning Center Principal







In case you hadn't heard, we have added a couple more members of our team here at RLC:


Adam Del Rosso will be teaching our High School PARADE English and Social Studies in place of Ms. Hoffman who decided to relocate to Austin, TX to be near family this summer. Mr. Del Rosso has been working for many years as a project manager and we are excited to have him start his career in teaching with us at the RLC. His congenial affect on students and those he comes in contact with is contagious and we are glad he is working with our students.


Another addition over the summer includes Mrs. Nelson as a Counselor Intern. We are excited to help her increase her learning in this area and to have additional resources and support for our students and families.


Please welcome Mr. Del Rosso and Mrs. Nelson when you have the opportunity.



Take the SAT and SAT Subject Tests

Show colleges everywhere what you're made of!


Upcoming test dates and deadlines are:


October 7     -    Registration deadline September 8 (Late registration deadline Sept 27)


November 4  -   Registration deadline October 5  (Late registration deadline Oct 25)


December 2  -   Registration deadline November 2  (Late registration deadline November 21)



Register here






8:30AM - 2:45PM


8:30AM - 2:45PM


9:30AM - 4:00PM**


12:55PM - 2:45PM


**  CLIP Schedules are based on student academic needs



Dam Evacuation Drill Information


Wednesday, September 27, 2017, is the day designated for Riverview Learning Center students and staff to participate in a Tolt Dam partial Evacuation Drill. As many of you know, the Riverview School District participates in a simulation, along with local agencies, in the event of a dam breach. At approximately 9:30 AM, on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, students at the Riverview Learning Center, Tolt Middle School, and Carnation Elementary will participate in this drill. 


This year's drill is a partial evacuation which means we will walk the route to the bottom of the hill where the staging area, the gravel pit, is located in the Tolt Highlands.


Students and adults classified as medically fragile will walk from the RLC and board busses that will depart from Carnation Elementary and will take to the road leading up to the staging area. If you have concerns about your student walking this distance, please call the main office at 425-844-4960 ONLY IF YOUR STUDENT IS UNABLE TO WALK AND NEEDS TO RIDE THE BUS.


PARADE families: This only applies to students who attend PARADE on Wednesday morning.


Please remind your students to dress warm and wear sturdy shoes. We are hopeful the weather will be cooperative; however, if the day brings a downpour of rain, we will cancel the drill.


Remember our emergency drills are all part of working together to help keep students prepared and safe.






Picture Day


Thursday, October 12th 8:30am - 11:00am


For all students in PARADE, CLIP and CHOICE students.  If Thursday is not a usual school day for your child, please feel free to arrive anytime during the above hours to allow your student to have their picture taken.  Order forms will be sent home with each child, and we do have extras at the front desk of the RLC if you need an extra one.  Please note that you can also order your pictures online beforehand by visiting


Remember, school pictures are a great way to document and remember your child's school year!


****  There will be a Make up Picture Day in mid-November ****



Transportation for 2017-2018 School Year



Any student who attends classes for the PARADE or CHOICE programs has the opportunity to ride district transportation.  If you ride a bus to or from the RLC, please check routes, pick up and drop off times by looking at the district website at









**Please note the following changes to the PARADE bus schedule**



Monday - Thursday AM  -  Students will ride their bus from home to Tolt Middle School.  All students will disembark and board the bus that will take PARADE students to the Riverview Learning Center.


Monday - Thursday PM  -  Students will board the bus at the RLC and proceed to Tolt Middle School.  All students will disembark and board the appropriate bus for their trip home.


For at least the first month, a Riverview Learning Center staff member will escort the students to Tolt and wait with them until they until they are safely on their bus to go home.



Parents of PARADE students - please let us know if your student(s) will be using the district bus service.





Supply Lists


Does your student have all of the necessary classroom supplies?


Have you turned in your PARADE supplies to donate?  If not, please check the updated list!




           RSD FOOD SERVICE MEAL CHARGE POLICY                   




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).

PARADE Program - Riverview School District, 32302 NE 50th Street, Carnation, WA 98014



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