Save the dates!
PTSA General Meeting
& free pizza!
Dam Evacuation Drill
Picture Day 8:30-11:00
The Riverview School District calendar for the 2017-2018
school year is now available:
School District Calendar
BACK, WE'VE MISSED YOU!
you have had a great summer, found some rest, and are ready to get
back to building your brain power.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Learning Center Principal
COMINGS AND GOINGS AT THE RLC
case you hadn't heard, we have added a couple more members of our
team here at RLC:
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.
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.
welcome Mr. Del Rosso and Mrs. Nelson when you have the opportunity.
Take the SAT and SAT Subject Tests
everywhere what you're made of!
dates and deadlines are:
- Registration deadline September 8 (Late
registration deadline Sept 27)
- Registration deadline October 5 (Late registration
deadline Oct 25)
- Registration deadline November 2 (Late
registration deadline November 21)
RLC NEW START AND END TIMES
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
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.
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.
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.
families: This only applies to students who attend PARADE on Wednesday
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.
our emergency drills are all part of working together to help keep
students prepared and safe.
12th 8:30am - 11:00am
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 Lifetouch.com
school pictures are a great way to document and remember your child's
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 http://www.riverview.wednet.edu/departments/transportation
**Please note the following changes to the PARADE bus
- 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.
- 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
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.
your student have all of the necessary classroom supplies?
you turned in your PARADE supplies to donate? If not, please
check the updated list!
RSD FOOD SERVICE MEAL CHARGE POLICY
you for sharing your children with us!
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).