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May 21 - Riverdale High School News

Riverdale High School

Friday, May 21

Riverdale High School News

 

Forecasting: Giving Input on Preferences for Elective Courses 

This Wednesday, during advisory, students were given directions (please see the button below) for forecasting guidance. Forecasting is a process where we ask students and families to work together in picking the elective courses a student is most interested in taking the next year. Here is the link to the tool for completing forecasting: https://mclainonline.com/rhs/forecast/
Students were also given a link to the 2021/2022 Course Planning Guide (please see button below). The Course Planning Guide contains academic planning information, graduation requirements, and elective course lists and descriptions. Today a graduation check transcript is being mailed out to families as an additional reference. We ask that you please work together as a family to complete forecasting through the online tool by Friday, May 28. If you you need assistance, please contact Cheryl Wright or Kelsey Kaul
 
Forecasting Guidance
 
Course Guide
 
 

Update on World Language

Thank you to everyone who completed the World Language Survey. With 192 responses, French was the top request for a second world language option (along with Spanish). We look forward to offering French again next year! 
 
 
 

Update on Graduation

 
 
 
Senior Students and Families,
I am very pleased to announce that Graduation this year will be held outdoors, at the Commons at the Rose Quarter. This week RHS staff visited the Commons and met with their amazing planning staff. We are working on a new layout that will hopefully allow more tickets per family, but currently we have that limit at 4. Cheryl Wright will be sending out a survey to find out who needs all 4 tickets, and who needs more than 4 (if possible). Parking, for RHS staff and families, will be in the onsite parking garage. The garage has direct access to entering the commons area where graduation is being held. Rose Quarter security staff will be directing everyone where to go, and reminding everyone of distancing and mask protocol, and sanitizing. We are very thankful to the team at the Rose Quarter for their work with us.
Graduation will be June 8, 2021. Start time will be 5 p.m. 
Please Note: All attendees (Staff, Students, Families and Guests) will be required to wear masks.
 
 
 
 
 

RHS Summer School Announcment 

A summer school registration form will be sent out early next week. We plan to offer the following opportunities for RHS students this summer: 

Session 1: June 16 to June 29
Credit Recovery Support 

Students who ended the year with an incomplete in a course will have the opportunity to complete the requirements for that course through a credit completion contract. Morning support, with a teacher, will run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

No Place for Hate Training

No Place for Hate is a National program from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) It has been implemented at over 1,600 schools. The program helps students and teachers access tools to proactively address bias and bullying incidents. It is a student-led program: students attend trainings to build their knowledge about equity, inclusion, diversity, anti-bias, and related topics. After students complete their training, they are part of a schoolwide leadership team. In the leadership team, they plan three yearly events, share their learning with other students, and much more! We ran a Spring training this year. This summer opportunity is for students who were not able to take part in that training and join our work in 2021-2022!

Mental Health Wellness

Our mental health specialist from Jory Mental health will be running individual session check ins and group sessions throughout the summer. Jory Mental Health providers will be available for meetings on various schedules with individual students depending on their needs. Group sessions will also be available to offer key mental health support to students by providing focused interventions on stress reduction, depression and anxiety. 

Session 2: July 26 to August 6 | Quarter Credit Opportunities This Summer

Discrete Mathematics Challenge Course

In Discrete Mathematics students will examine, explore and apply graph theory and scheduling, election methods and weighted voting, fair division and apportionment. This course will improve your skills in approaching novel math problems; it will also help to strengthen your scientific reasoning and ability to build logical arguments in your humanities courses.

Art studio warm-up

Get to know Riverdale’s professional art studio by taking the time to make larger drawings and paintings with Mr. Orton. Emphasis will be on trying new paint materials and techniques.

Group mural project

As a group we will brainstorm interesting visual ideas, then draw and paint a mural to be hung in the Riverdale hallway. Emphasis will be on mural history, painting techniques, group ideas and group collaboration.

Ceramics Camp

Help Mr. Orton dust off the school’s sculpting equipment by making hand-built ceramic designs to be glazed and fired with the Riverdale kiln. Emphasis will be on developing hand-building techniques and learning how to glaze and fire your wares.

Summer Bookclub, Texts that Disrupt! 

Ms. Hansen will engage students in texts that challenge stereotypes and bias. The readings and discussions will be a rich exploration of cultural identity, individual and social responsibility. Find your voice, and hear more clearly the voices of others! 
We will again offer:

Credit Recovery Support

Students who ended the year with an incomplete in a course will have the opportunity to complete the requirements for that course through a credit completion contract. Afternoon support, with a teacher, will run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

Mental Health Wellness

Our mental health specialist from Jory Mental health will be running individual session check ins and group sessions throughout the summer. Jory Mental Health providers will be available for meetings on various schedules with individual students depending on their needs. Group sessions will also be available to offer key mental health support to students by providing focused interventions on stress reduction, depression and anxiety. 
Morning Sessions will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Afternoon Sessions will run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
 

SPECIAL SCHEDULE NEXT WEEK: Senior Exhibition Presentation Week Schedule

 
Typically, the Senior Exhibition Presentation day is a time for all grade levels to see the senior presentations in person. However, due to our current circumstances, only seniors will attend in person, in the building on Monday, May 24. 
All other grade levels will participate in the presentations remotely, using a series Google Meet links that will be provided during a 9, 10, 11 Webinar from 9:15-9:45 Monday morning. During the 9, 10, 11 Presentation Overview Webinar, students will select from a list of presentation links for each block over the course of the day. Students will use the Google Meet links they select to attend and complete a feedback form for each of the Senior Exhibition Presentations they see.
The Presentation Overview Webinar link will be sent to students via email, and their presentation selections will be submitted to their Advisory Google Classroom teachers. 

Monday: May 24, 2021 Special Schedule

Presentation Overview Webinar: For 9, 10, 11 ONLY 9:15-9:45
 
  • Block 1 (9th, 10th & 11th Virtual Audience) 10:00-11:00
  • Block 2 (9th, 10th & 11th Virtual Audience) 11:30-12:30
  • Block 3 (9th, 10th & 11th Virtual Audience) 1:00-2:00
  • Block 4 (9th, 10th & 11th Virtual Audience) 2:30-3:30
 
 
 

Schedule for Next Week

  • Monday, May 24 - Special Schedule (Above) IN-PERSON FOR SENIORS ONLY
  • Tuesday, May 25 - ODD 9/10th hybrid 
  • Wednesday, May 26 - EVEN 9/10th hybrid 
  • Thursday, May 27 - ODD 11/12th hybrid 
  • Friday, May 28 - EVEN 11/12th hybrid
 
 

CALENDAR

Important dates

  • Monday, May 24 - School Board Work Study at 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, May 24 - School Board Meeting at 6 p.m.
  • Monday, May 31 - Memorial Day (No School)
  • Tuesday, June 8 - Graduation
  • Friday, June 11 - RHS Last Day of School