Riverview Learning Center
Save the dates!
"Home Sweet Home" and
"Peter Penguin's Not Ready Yet"
Living Voices - Klondike, the Last Adventure - 1:00pm
Start of the RLC Summit Challenge
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.
State Law (RCS28A-600.420 and School District Police 3200
prohibit the possession of firearms and weapons at school. THis
law pertains to guns, knives, clubs, firecrackers, and
explosives. Dangerous weapons also include toy or
"dummy" or look-alike objects. The full text of the
law and the definitions of dangerous weapons, as provided RCW9.41.250
and RCW 9.41.280, are on file in the school office. Any
violations of these guidelines by students constitutes
grounds for expulsion from the Riverview School District and the
public schools of the State of Washington, in accordance with the due
process provisions of Washington State Law and Board Policy.
Winter is close,
December 21st to be exact. Snow has blanketed the foothills of
the Cascades for a week or more now and I'm hoping to avoid
the use of chains as I traverse Tiger Mountain on my way to and from
I sincerely hope
everyone had a joyous Thanksgiving and found many things to be
thankful for during this fall focus. As we head into the holidays and
the Winter Break (Dec.19-Jan.2) I trust you will create memories with
your family and encourage you to take time to reflect on the previous
year and the year to come and how to strengthen the relationships in
your life that are important to you.
This month we have
a few things on the calendar that I would like to highlight:
December 1st was
our PTSA Pottery Night, thank you to everyone who participated to make
this a successful evening of fun.
December 5th is our
first PARADE Drama of the year with the production of Peter Penguin's
Not Ready Yet by our 1st-4th graders.
December 8th is an
assembly by Living Voices - Klondike, the Last Adventure.
As an early
reminder, January 10-12 high school students who still need End of
Course Exams will putting forth their best efforts as part of
Graduation Requirements. Good Luck!
RLC staff is
working with the district to complete training in the area of Office
365 and various tools to enhance student learning. Staff are excited
as we take steps to create an environment where students and teachers
are using digital tools to create engaging and thoughtful lessons.
according to Voltaire, "No problem can withstand the assault of
Learning Center Principal
promise of riches and a new life during a time of turmoil drives one
young woman to join a worldwide stampede in the last grand adventure
of the 19th century.
program is produced in partnership with the National Parks Service and
the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park - Seattle Unit.
PARADE 1st-4th Grade Drama Production
5th - 2:30-3:30pm
Come join us for
"Peter Penguin's Not Ready Yet"
Peter Penguin and
his friends live in Antarctica. When it is time to learn to slide and
swim, Peter says he's not ready. Will he take the dive?
students will also perform "Home Sweet Home". This play is
about a hermit crab who needs a new home - that is, a bigger
Holiday Gift Idea: Teen Tix
Tix is an arts access program for teenagers. Any
teenager that is thirteen to eighteen years old may sign up for a free
pass. With their pass, members may attend performances,
exhibits, and events at any of the over forty participating arts
venues for just $5. Partner venues include many of the Seattle
area's preeminent arts-presenting organizations, including Seattle
Repertory Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Experience Music Project,
ACT Theatre, Seattle International Film Festival, and Seattle
Opera. Through Teen
Tix, teenagers are also able to access arts classes
and special events, meet artists, write reviews, and more. For
more information email firstname.lastname@example.org, or
RLC Summit Challenge 2016-17 -
Climb Mt. Readmore!!
12th - May 5th
What is it?
A chance to read new books recommended by Washing State students and
To Earn an
Invitation to the Fun, Fantastic Summit Challenge Party in the
Pick a Path and
Read your Way to New Heights!
Read any 5 books from any of the lists for your age.
Read the Paradise
Path, plus read five more books from any list.
Read the Paradise
Path, plus read the Sunrise Path, plus read five more books
from any one award list.
up a folder and your flat at the front desk.
your flag on the lobby bulletin board at the base of the
a gook to read and record it in your folder. Books are
checked out for 4 weeks and only one from the list can be checked
out at a time. You can also get a copy from your local
library or on your e-reader. Audio versions count!
us know when you finish a book! After each book, pick up a
star from the front desk. After 5 books, your flat will
move to a new level on the mountain.
you really enjoy a book, write a review and post it in the
hallways or multipurpose room!!
Mt. Readmore Celebration - May 18th
Is your student
riding the bus home with a friend? Will your child be picked up
by someone not on their approved pick up list?
If your student is
planning to travel home from school in a manner that is different than
usual, please inform the front office with a note or by email - not by
The Winter End of
Course (EOC) tests will be administered on the following dates:
Jan 10 - EOC
Jan 11 -
Thursday, Jan 12 - EOC
These Winter EOC
tests are required for students who have previously taken Algebra 1,
Biology, or Geometry, and have not yet met the standard.
Personal letters will be sent to inform parents if their student
is required to take any of these tests.
possibility of snow or flooding this winter, we thought it would be a
good idea to inform/remind families of the policies and procedures for
school closures and delays.
The RLC, and its 3
programs (PARADE, CHOICE & CLIP) reside in the Riverview School
District, and therefore follow the district's procedures. A
complete listing can be found at:
In the event that
school is cancelled - families are notified via email from an
automated system. You can also go to the home page of the district
website where it will be posted in red lettering at the top. If
the closure is planned in advance, the local news channels are
notified and they will post the closure on their "School
In the case of a 2
hour late arrival -
students will start school at 10:15am
- CLIP students
are not affected and will start at their regular time
students in grades K-8 will start at 11:15am, high school
students will start at 10:00am
You can view the actual schedule posted on the PARADE
have money on account or pay cash for all meals. We cannot allow
a student to charge meals on a negative account balance.
Students are notified by the lunch attendant if their account is
running low. This information does not always get back to
parents, though, so please review your student's lunch account balance
on their Skyward Family Access account. Parents can deposit
money on their child's account through the eFunds link on the district
website, or you can pay with a check, cash, or credit at the
front office before school or a lunch time. Students are also
required to have their 6-digit ID at the point of purchase or pay cash
in order to receive a meal. If you have any questions regarding
Food Services, please call the District Food Service Director, Kay
Wetli, at (425) 844-4560.
Social Networking, Texting and E-mail Safety
Educate yourself and how the Internet works and keep tabs on your
child's computer use. Parents need to:
a) Create a written
Internet safety plan. Set rules for Internet use, email, and texting.
Include specific strategies for what to do about inappropriate
b) Talk regularly
with your child about not disclosing personal information online.
Draft a list
of what not to share, including names, age, school, phone number,
c) Don't share
passwords. Regardless of the age, friends change.
d) Remind your
child that anything they write can be forwarded or printed to
a) Keep the
computer in a common area of the house.
filtering or monitoring software.
c) Be aware of your
child's computer use away from home (friend's home, library, etc.)
a) Save or print
inappropriate message and pictures.
b) Contact parents
of others who send your student inappropriate email.
c) Contact your
Internet service provider and file a complaint if messages are
that you think violate the Terms and Conditions of your contract.
d) Contact the
police if your child receives violent threats, pornography, or is
Thank 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).