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Subject:                                     Riverview Learning Center April 2019 Newsletter


Riverview Learning Center  

April Newsletter 


Issue: # 70

April 2019


In This Issue

Will you be at the RLC next year?

2019-2020 PARADE Registration

PARADE Yearbooks

SBAC Testing Information

Summer Classes for High School Credit

Spring Dance

College Bound Scholarships

SAT & ACT Alert

CHS Plant Sale

Article Headline

Nurse's Notes

Fundraising Made Easy



Save the dates!



Spring Break!

April 8-12


Twilight Garden Spring Dance for RLC 5-12 grade  4/25  6:00pm


Registration for 2019-20 will be online this year!


Returning families - 4/26 9:00am-3:00pm




4/29  9:00am-3:00pm



New families (and siblings of current famlies) -

We will contact you in early May 


Please remember to get your registration paperwork in to Miss Kris!!



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.

Riverview Learning Center




April Newsletter


After a short month in February due to the snow, the month of March seemed to fly by.


This last week we began working on some of our SBA Testing during "Show What You Know Week" with our PARADE students, and will continue testing in various programs after Spring Break. Please see the schedule below to make sure your students are ready to go.


Speaking of the snow in February, please remember that we are working on a different schedule with no Early Release Fridays from April 3-May 17. CHOICE will be in classes for full days on those Fridays.


This also brings us to the end of the year, the last day of school will be on June 26th and be a full day.


If you have a Senior planning to graduate you should be receiving information about graduation planning. If you have questions, please check in with Kris at the front desk.


We have begun "Run, Hide, Fight" training in preparation for emergency drills next year. Classroom information is being presented according to grade level with sensitivity as an attempt to inform and prepare in case a hasty exit from the building is needed. If you have questions about this training and what it means for your child, please let me know and I would be glad to help.


Finally, please watch for information on The Like Movie screening coming up in May. We will be hosting a day time screening for secondary students and are tentatively planning on an evening screening for families and friends etc. If you want more information, feel free to check out the trailer follow this link:


The Like Movie Trailer


Proud to be a Raven! 


John M. Bomar

Riverview Learning Center Principal


We are a COMMUNITYof learners who...

...RESPECTourselves and others,


...Have a GROWTH mindset,

 ...Are READY to learn.








Are you are planning on moving out of the Riverview School District, or planning on not attending PARADE, CHOICE, CLEAR or CLIP for the school year 2019-2020?  If so, please email or call our Building Secretary, Kris Rodger, @ 425-844-4960.








It's difficult to believe, but it's that time again!  Please note the following dates and times for our upcoming registration for the Fall.


Registration of classes for 2019-20 will be online this year!!


RETURNING FAMILIES - April 26  2019  9:00am - 3:00pm

 April 29, 2019   9:00am - 3:00pm


Instructions for online scheduling are in your mailbox at the RLC.


We will have laptops set up at the school if you would prefer to register for classes in person.


High School students will register for next year's classes during their classes at the RLC on April 25, 2019.


NEW FAMILIES (and new siblings of current families) - We will call you the first week of May once we know our waitlist status.


You can find the class descriptions and course schedule for next year on our website at .


Please know that we are expecting classes to completely fill for the 2019-2020 school year!









Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)


This spring students will be participating in the Smarter Balanced Assessments in English/Language Arts and Mathematics.  The Smarter Balanced Assessments will determine your student(s) achievement level and provide you will valuable information regarding how they are preforming.  These assessments present an individually tailored set of questions to each student and can quickly identify which skills and concepts students have mastered.  For high school students, the assessments provide an indicator of their predicted readiness for career, college and life after high school. 


Following is a link to the Smarter Balance Practice Tests.  . Both students and parents can explore the types of typical questions from this attached link.  You might find it interesting to take one of the 30-question Practice Tests as a parent, but you will have to ask yourself if you are "Smarter than a Middle School Student." On the right side of the page is a tile that reads "Training and Practice Tests" with a picture of a bicycle with training wheels; log in as a guest and then choose the appropriate test (ELA or Math) and the grade level you want.


A significant benefit for high school students who perform at Achievement Levels 3 or 4 on the Smarter Balanced Assessments is that they will be able to move directly into credit-bearing college-level courses (levels 100 and above) upon enrollment at any of the 34 community and technical colleges, and any of the public baccalaureate institutions, and nine independent colleges in Washington.  This means that a student will be able to bypass traditional placement tests that are typically given when they enroll in college.


For further questions regarding the Smarter Balanced Assessment go to:







The courses run July 1 - July 19 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Students can earn a .5 credit in just 13 days!



Tuition is free; the only cost to attend a WANIC Summer Academy class is a $50 supply fee (assistance available for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch). Students earn .5 Occupational Education high school credits, except where noted differently. Students provide their own transportation and their own lunch.





HOLD July 1st to July 19th open to attend the WANIC Summer Academy!



WANIC Summer Academy options to be offered at Cedarcrest High School:


Health- Learn about personal & community health issues. Meets health credit graduation requirement.


IT or Imagine Academy - Students will learn the basics of Microsoft Word 2016 while developing employable skills necessary to thrive in their high school careers and beyond. Word competencies include customizing document views, formatting a document and using citation reference tools. Meets 9th grade requirement.


Freelance Art - This program will prepare individuals to apply knowledge and technical skills in creating, producing, and selling products in the field of 2D and 3D art. This course will include art theory, design, safety, technical skills, production skills and marketing, sales, entrepreneurship, and management functions associated with operating a small business in professional arts.


2D Video Game Design-- Use GameMaker software to develop a 2D video game. Learn game design, programming, art and animation, and audio editing to create your own game! Get feedback from industry professionals and publish your game to the web.


Audio Production --Students develop skills in producing audio that informs or entertains. Topics include audio capture; sound creation, manipulation, and mixing with DAW (digital audio workstation) software; and sound editing and integration into video cinema, podcast, game and music projects. 


eSports Streaming & Twitch -Students will learn the next generation of broadcast video production, content creation, website fundamentals, and eSports by creating their own YouTube and Twitch channels!


Financial Planning - This course will empower, equip, and entertain while building confidence in students' own financial decision-making. Students are facing tremendous financial challenges without the basic knowledge needed to thrive in today's economy. Less than half of high school seniors qualify as financially literate, and more than 7 million borrowers are in default on student loans for college. Learn the skills to navigate the day to day reality of personal finance.


Eligibility:Students entering 9-12th grade enrolled in Bellevue, Everett, Issaquah, Lake Washington, Mercer Island, Northshore, Riverview, Snoqualmie Valley School Districts.

Registration:Apply online 4/12-4/21. Enrollment is by lottery.

Cost:Free Tuition. $50 supplies fee (assistance available).
High School (HS) Credits:0.5 Occupational Ed. except where noted.


*Program offerings subject to change or cancellation.

Additional important details on the website


Washington Network for Innovative Careers (WANIC) offers fun courses at various high schools in numerous area districts. These programs are open to all students entering grades 9, 10, 11, and 12, from Bellevue, Everett, Issaquah, Lake Washington, Mercer Island, Northshore, Riverview, and Snoqualmie Valley School Districts. 


Classes to be held weekdays from July 1st to July 19 and will meet daily from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

(there is no school on July 4 and possibly no school on July 5). 


Late March look for the WANIC official summer flyer that will list ALL the other class offerings in the region. Applications will be accepted online starting in mid-April, at


These classes are ALWAYS in high demand, therefore, spaces this year will be allocated via lottery









LAST CHANCE to Apply for College Scholarship Money Now!


       Deadline for 8th Graders is June 30th, 2019


The College Bound Scholarship offers the promise of tuition and books to qualifying 7th and 8th graders in Washington State.  The scholarship covers the amount of tuition (at public college rates) not covered by other state financial aid, plus a small amount of extra funds for books!  

Washington State 7th and 8th grade students may apply for College Bound if they meet one of the following requirements:

    • During 7th or 8th grade, household income from all sources (taxable and nontaxable) is less than or equal to the amounts on the chart. 

Household Side

Anuual Income Guidelines*

Monthly Income

Weekly Income





























Each additional household member

Add $7,733

Add $645


*Household income must be less than or equal to this amount.

  • Student is currently in foster care or a dependent of the state.
  • Student's family receives basic food/TANF benefits.  


  • Second, complete and sign the application and pledge form while you are in the 7th or 8th grade. The online application is available at  or ask at your school counseling office. 
  • Demonstrate good citizenship by staying crime free through high school. 
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form in your senior year.
  • Third, graduate from high school with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and apply for an eligible college.

 Any questions, please talk to your school counselor.  This is an incredible opportunity for our students who qualify. 


 You must sign up while in the 7th or 8th grade!  








Spring College Fair at Seattle University 


Saturday, April 27th, 10 am-1pm


Seattle University, 901 12th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

PNACAC fairs are free & open to the public. Students are encouraged to register below register at Students can print a barcode that can be scanned by the college representatives of their choice.


         SAT and ACT Alert for Juniors


Juniors planning to apply for college in the fall should try and finish this year with their college entrance exams completed.  If they are not satisfied with their scores this will allow them the opportunity to take the first administration in the fall for the 2019-2020 school year.  Listed below is the information for the last tests this spring for the SAT and the ACT.


SAT -    June 1 Test   -    Registration due by May 1                          


ACT -    June 8 Test -    Registration due by May 3      



















Mornings can be really crazy! The alarm doesn't go off...the kids don't want to get up...there's no time to eat breakfast before the bus comes...or kids are just not ready to eat. Or maybe your teenager grabs a can of soda and a candy bar on the way to school. If this sounds like your house, we have good news for you.


Breakfast is served at school! 



School breakfast will energize your child's day and provide them with a healthy start, helping to achieve success in school. The United States Department of Agriculture lists several benefits of breakfast:

  • Eating breakfast can help improve math, reading, and standardized test scores.
  • Children who eat breakfast are more likely to behave better in school and get along with their peers than those who do not.
  • Breakfast helps children pay attention, perform problem-solving tasks, and improves memory.
  • Children who eat breakfast are likely to have fewer absences and incidents of tardiness than those who do not.
  • Studies have shown that children who eat breakfast on a regular basis are less likely to be overweight.
  • School breakfast provides daily servings of fruit, whole grain options, protein options, and milk for lasting energy.

Breakfast at school is affordable, too. If you qualify for free and reduced-price meals, you also qualify for the breakfast program, with no additional paperwork. In the traditional breakfast program students who eat school breakfast report to the cafeteria before class and eat their meal in the cafeteria.


We encourage your student to eat breakfast to establish healthy eating habits and to support student achievement at school.





Nurse's Notes


Spring has finally arrived, and with it will come warmer weather.  Your middle school age student is maturing physically as well as academically.  And with that development, classrooms can begin smelling a little strong with body odor.  Students typically need to take more frequent baths and showers and begin to use an antiperspirant or deodorant to stay smelling fresh and clean as they go through puberty.  Let's show our Riverview Learning Center faculty and staff how much we appreciate them by encouraging our students to smell as good as they look!


Also with spring we will see more bees, hornets and yellow jackets around the Riverview Learning Center campus.  There are a handful of students who have severe allergies to these insect stings.  If your student notices a flying insect in a classroom or on campus, please ask them to do the following:

  1. Do not swat at or bother the insect.  This could cause them to fly at and/or sting the person bothering them or sting another student.
  2. Report seeing an insect to an adult if it is in a classroom or school building.
  3. If your student has emergency medication for an insect sting, please ask them to remind their teachers of their allergy.



All 6th grade students are required to receive a Tdap booster.  This vaccination is to protect against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis.  There has been a recent rise in pertussis (whooping cough) cases in King County, making this an important booster to receive.  If your child is 11 years old and it has been five years or more since their last tetanus-containing vaccine, please call to schedule this vaccination.  If other members of your family have not had this vaccination within the past five years, ask your health care provider if they should also receive this vaccination.

When vaccinations are received, please send a copy of the vaccination dates to the school your child currently attends.



Other recommended vaccinations for preteen and high school students include the HPV vaccination to protect against Human Papilloma Virus and the Meningococcal vaccine to protect against meningitis. For more information about these and other vaccinations, please speak with your Health Care Provider.




If your child is exempt from receiving immunizations, state law requires an exemption form to be co-signed by your health sare provider for school registration.  You may request a copy of this form from your child's school.

We are looking forward to a clean, safe and healthy spring season at the RLC!









The Riverview Learning Center is continuing to collect Box Tops. Please remember to send them in with your student, and they can drop them off at the main office.  Every little bit helps!


One of the goals during this fourth year of the Riverview Learning Center is to set up ways to accept and raise money for special projects, activities, and other needs for both students and classroom materials.  You can help in these efforts by:


Company Match Money:


Asking your company if they participate in any type of "match" money that can be donated to schools.  For example, Microsoft allows employees to donate dollars to schools and they will match that donation.  Several other companies will do similar matches.  Typically, this information can be obtained through your payroll & benefits department and requires you to fill out paperwork to make this happen.  Depending on the company, the school receives the dollars on a quarterly of half-yearly basis.


Some companies will also donate money to schools for hours of volunteer time documented by the employee.  Usually, the way this works is the employee volunteers time in the school or on school-related activities, then documents the time on a form provided by the company.  In many cases, the employer will match up time with dollars and donate it to the school.  Again, there is a process and paperwork on the employee side, but what a great way to volunteer and give back to the school!


Designate the Riverview Learning Center at 32302 NE 50th Street, Carnation, WA  98014.  Principal:  John Bomar


Boxtops for Education:


Bring in your Boxtops (or send in with your student) to the main office, or to the classroom teacher.  Clipping the tops off of specially marked food packages and household consumer projects with the logo is the first step.  We've been doing Boxtops in the past and want to increase our efforts this year.  Each box top redeemed is worth 10 cents for the school.  Tell your friends, neighbors, and relatives to help us out as well.  We will make sure they are collected, organized, and sent into the company at the specific due dates.  The collective impact that the community can make can be big!



Cartridges for Kids:

If you have used printer cartridges or old cell phones, drop them off in the main office as we collect them, pack them up, and send them to Cartridges for Kids Campaign.  Those unused items are redeemed for cash back to the school. 


We will continue to seek additional ways to bring in extra dollars through companies who work with schools.  By finding ways to make donations part of the daily things we purchase, use, or spend time on, it is an easy way for little things to add up.  Lastly, if you have other ideas or know of other ways where businesses contribute rewards or other benefits back to schools, we need your ideas and help.  Call Mr. John Bomar, Principal, at 425-844-4960.






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 (Molly Lutz, 425-844-4500).



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



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