1.25.21 Superintendent's Bulletin

Dear Riverview Parents,

Good afternoon! 

We are approaching the start of the third nine weeks and wanted to reach out regarding this important transition.  Please read the through the following items carefully:
  1. Important 3rd Marking Period Information - Thank you for completing the 3rd Marking Period Instructional Survey.  The information you shared has allowed our Administrators and Staff to create new schedules for the 3rd marking period.  Please read through the items below: 
  • We are pleased to report that the numbers and our space limitations will allow us to accommodate a 4-day (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday) hybrid schedule for all K-4 students for the third marking period. 
  • Grade 5-12 students will continue to attend school in the 2-day hybrid schedule with A-K students attending on Monday and Tuesday, and L-Z students attending on Thursday and Friday. 
  • Wednesday will remain as a virtual learning day to allow for the deep cleaning of all buildings.  This safety precaution is especially important considering the addition of more students to each building.
  • We were able to accommodate all requests made on the survey.  If you do not remember the choice you made, simply contact your child’s school and they will remind you.
  • The 3rd nine week will begin on January 27th, and students will attend school in this new schedule beginning on Monday, February 1st. 
  • If your child has not attended school yet, please refer to the school transition videos on our website.
  1. Parental Duties for In-Person Learning – As we are accommodating more students, we thought it would be important to remind ALL parents of their role in keeping our kids healthy, and our schools safe:
  • All parents must carefully monitor their child’s temperature and follow the Riverview School District Covid-19 Planning, Preparation, and Daily Morning Checklist
  • If your child has any symptoms at all, please keep them home, call your primary care physician, and contact the school nurse promptly, as communication is extremely important in keeping everyone safe.  We thank you in advance for that.
  • Masks and safety protocols are mandatory and are crucial in order to keep everyone safe.  If children cannot follow safety guidelines, a meeting will be scheduled to discuss the issue.  A student may have to learn in a virtual setting if they cannot follow safety protocols. 
  • Please send an extra mask with each child in case the mask they come to school with gets sullied or soiled. 
  1. Vaccinations – As you know, educators are in the queue for vaccinations.  However, the process will take additional time.  There is an attempt to organize our vaccinations thoughtfully in the County.  The details are being worked on as we speak and we hope to become vaccinated before the start of the 4th marking period.  Vaccinations will provide us an additional layer of safety and will hopefully allow for additional learning options for students. The possibility of this is exciting to all of us.  We will inform you as the situation continues to bend and flex. 
  2. Paraprofessionals/Building Substitutes – We need additional paraprofessionals and building substitutes in our schools.  These are great jobs that pay competitive rates, align with the school schedule, and provide rewarding and honorable work. If you want to work full time or part time and can provide your services to our students and schools, please let us know!  We could use your help!
We are cautiously optimistic that the spring will bring us greater access to vaccinations, an overall decline in cases, and greater opportunities for students. However, please keep in mind that although we feel the situation will improve, current cases, transmission rates, and death rates continue to climb, and the situation is still dangerous.  So please, continue to wear your masks anytime you leave your home, get vaccinated as soon as you are able, and continue to stay peaceful, happy, and safe. We thank you for your continued support, flexibility, understanding, and teamwork.  
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please reach out to your respective schools.

Go Raiders!
The Riverview Administration

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