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RHS Principal’s Message

over 2 years ago

RHS Principal’s Message


March 24, 2016

With conferences coming up next Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (March 30, 31, & April 1) I thought I would include the instruction letter that I sent out in February again, along with the conference schedule.

Important Notice

Teacher Conferences March 30, 31, and April 1, 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We have never tried setting up conferences so many different ways than we have here at Riverside.  Some of you have been frustrated and many have suggested that we set up conferences by appointment again.

We will now set up parent/teacher conferences by appointment through Skyward, our Student Information System.  If you do not have a login to this important communications system, please contact the school office and we will be happy to help you get set up.  You may set up an appointment as soon as you get this letter.

If you do not have internet access, you may either call the school office and one of the secretaries will create an appointment for you, or you may come in to the school and use (or have you son or daughter use)  the computer station set up right outside the office window as you enter the building.

Follow this procedure to get an appointment through Skyward:

  1.  To schedule a conference with a teacher, log onto Skyward and choose Teacher Conferences on the left hand side of the screen.
  2. Click All Conferences.
  3. Click Select a Time and choose an open date/time that is convenient for you by clicking Select.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Your conference is now scheduled and a confirmation email will be sent to you.

If you need a language interpreter, please send this back with your child and turn it into the office.  Please allow two weeks for scheduling an interpreter.

____ Interpreter requested (please check if needed)

As always, please feel free to call the school office if you have any questions.

Conference Schedule March 30,31 & April 1, 2016

Wed. March 30

Per. 1-6 – Early Out

Per. 1   7:50 – 8:22      32 min                                                                                    

Per. 2   8:27 – 8:59      32 min

Per. 3   9:04 – 9:36      32 min

Per. 4   9:41 – 10:13    32 min

Per. 5   10:18 – 10:49  31 min

Per. 6   10:54 – 11:25  31 min

Grab-N-Go Lunch

Buses leave RMS @ 11:40

Wed. March 30                   Thurs. March 31                   Fri. April 1

Kids out 11:25                        Conf. 7:30-11:00 AM             Conf. 7:30 – 11:00

Lunch 11:25-12:25                Lunch 11:15-12:15                  Out

Conf. 12:30-7:30 PM           Conf. 12:15-3:00

Warm regards,

John McCoy, Principal


RHS Principal’s Message

over 2 years ago


March 17, 2016

A year ago today, my wife was in surgery for a two-level vertebrae fusion in her neck.  Today she still keeps applying ointments and vitamin E to the scar in hopes that nobody will notice.  I’m grateful.  I’ll take it!

It’s also St. Patrick’s Day today. I’m Irish and I have a younger brother named Patrick and I can tell, he’s no saint!  The St. Patrick we celebrate must be from another family.

The following is a message from our counselors:

If your student is currently taking Algebra 2 and is interested in taking Precalculus next year for college credit, he/she will need to take the APTP (Academic Placement Testing Program)  exam on Friday, March 25th at RHS.  This is a great way to earn up to 10 college credits through Central Washington University at a greatly reduced rate. The fee for the test is $25 and students must register online by March 21st.  Please contact Jeanne Powers in the counseling center if you need additional time to register or have any questions

Warm regards,

John McCoy, Principal

RHS Principal’s Message

over 2 years ago


March 3, 2016

Last Thursday we had a full day of extremely entertaining poetry slam entries.  Somewhere between 60 and 90 students shared their talents with the entire school.  Students were judged by outside-of-school members of our community including folks from the Deer Park Library and retired teachers, as well as from a brand new teacher.  Five of our students will be moving on to compete at Deer Park High School on Tuesday, March 15, from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.  Admission is free and you will see some terrific poems filled with emotion from one extreme to the other.

Other than that, spring sports are in full swing and the only calendar item I have for you is the late start on Wednesday, March 9.

The following is an important message from our fabulous Senior All Nighter Parents:

BREAKFAST FOR DINNER!!!!!!    Friday March 11th  5:30 to 7:30     At the Deer Park Eagles.  Support the RHS Senior All Nighter Party!

All you can eat Pancakes with scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, AND coffee, juice, and water.

In addition a Silent Auction with many amazing items!!!!!

All this for ONLY $7     Great Deal and and AWESOME way to have get dinner, have some fun and support the our graduating seniors All Nighter Party.

REMEMBER:

Senior All Nighter Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction

Breakfast for Dinner – For only $7  you get ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKES w/scrambled eggs, sausage and hash browns. Coffee, juice, or water.

Friday  March 11th   from 5:30 to 7:30

Deer Park Eagles in Deer Park

Support the Riverside High School Senior All Nighter!!!

John McCoy, Principal


RHS Principal’s Message

over 2 years ago


February 26, 2016

Progress Reports were given to students yesterday.  I was shocked to find one left behind on a cafeteria table.  Well, maybe “shocked” is rather overstated, but either way, you should have received notice of how your child is doing so far for the 3rd quarter.

Please remember to get your conference scheduled for your son or daughter.  I have received a similar question from multiple parents asking if the conferences are mandatory.  The answer to that question is “No” however, we have worked really hard over the past two years for students to establish their own academic goals.  These (and future) conferences are intended to be student led.  This means that you should bring your son or daughter to the conference and he/she will review their goals and review their progress toward the goal with you and the teacher.  So we truly hope you will attend conferences.

By the way… Monday is February 29th , not so common.

Best wishes,

John McCoy, Principal

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RHS Principal’s Message

over 2 years ago


February 4, 2016

At times we get into the thick of the battle and we’re not quite sure if we’re winning or losing because of all the smoke and distractions surrounding us.  About this time of the year, as grades get posted for the first semester, some things are very clear.  Specifically, the work we are doing to help motivate students to complete all their assignments (a.k.a. Student Access Time during the extended lunch hour) is having a huge impact for good.  One quick statistic will make this abundantly clear:

We now have only 12 students in the entire high school with an “F” grade for the first semester.  This is 66% better than last year at this time.  Bam!!!  We’re winning.

Now, what is really very cool about this information, is that #1) more at-risk kids are finding success, and with success, confidence in their own abilities if they just keep on putting in the effort. And #2) when we take a look at the 12 kids who received an “F “grade, we can see that in nearly every case, with just a small amount of additional effort from the student, it is possible to have zero “F” grades in a given semester.

Important future dates are as follows:

Tues. Feb 9, Mandatory Academic Support (MASC) class begins after school until 5:00 P.M.

Wed. Feb. 10, Late start

Mon. Feb. 15, President’s Day – No school

Wed. Feb. 24, Late start

Thurs. Feb. 25, Mid-quarter Progress Reports

 

Warm regards,

John McCoy, Principal