Principal's Message

Mr. Charles Rinkes

Charles Rinkes
Principal ~ River View High School

March 29, 2019




 

Dear Parent/Guardian of River View High School Student(s):

 

Greetings from River View High School! Enclosed you will find your student’s grade card for the 3rd grading period. Please review your child’s report carefully and contact individual teachers or the high school office to set up a conference if needed. We appreciate your understanding of us passing out the grade card packet as a cost saving measure at RVHS. Thank you.

 

ACT Testing - New graduation requirement for juniors.

We just completed administering the ACT to all Juniors. We will have those results back in May. Juniors who achieve remediation free scores in English (18), Reading (22) and Math (22) can use those scores as a path to graduation.

 

AIR Testing (End of Course Exams) - Graduation testing for juniors, sophomores and freshmen.

We will begin testing on April 8th and 9th with the English tests, April 23rd and 24th with the Algebra and Biology tests. The Geometry test is April 29th and 30th followed by American History and American Government tests on May 6th and 7th. We will test in the morning each day with a schedule similar to a 2-hour delay. Students who are not testing may have incentive on those days. More specifics to come at a later date. It is important that each student is present on their testing days and that we do not have makeup testing. Please review your calendar for appointments and make the necessary adjustments. Thank you.

 

Grading Policies

Please review your child’s report card and contact individual teachers or Enrichment period teachers if you have concerns. E-mail addresses are also listed on the school district webpage www.river-view.k12.oh.us in the District Administration section. The grading policy states that in order “to receive credit for a full-year class, the student must receive a passing grade in three nine-weeks grading periods or two nine weeks grading periods and both the semester and final exams.” Semester classes require a “passing grade in two nine-weeks grading periods or a passing grade in one nine-week grading period and a passing grade on the exam.”

 

In addition to letter grades, another area of concern could be completion of all major projects. This would be found in the comment section of the grade card that states “Credit Denied, Major Project Not Complete.” Students must complete these assigned projects or the student will not receive credit for the course.

 

Summer School

If your student is in a situation where they have to take a course over again because they were unsuccessful this year, they can take it during summer school at RVHS.  Our summer school program is online using the PEAK Program. Summer School runs from June 3-21, from 8am -12pm each day. Many students are able to makeup their courses in summer school and not overload their schedule for next year. There is no charge for summer school. Applications will be available in the main office

 

G.A.P. After-School Program

The afterschool program helps River View High School students achieve academic success. The program runs from 2:45-3:30 pm, Tuesday & Thursday. If your son/daughter is having academic issues, please email or call the office to sign your student up for the G.A.P. Program.

 

Athletic Eligibility

Students wishing to participate in athletics in the fall must be passing a minimum of five (5) units of credit during the 4th grading period and have a minimum 1.0 GPA in order to participate in the 1st 9 weeks next school year. Eligibility is not determined by the final course grade for the year, but rather by the grade earned during the 4th grading period. Students must pass five (5) credits during the 4th grading period to be eligible for athletic during the 1st grading period the of the 2019-20 school year. If you have questions, please call the RVHS office.

 

College Credit Plus and Scheduling

There have been many changes this year to our college level coursework for high school students and I expect more changes to come as legislature sorts through College Credit Plus. That being said, we are offering more college credit to those students who are accepted by their college of choice.  

 

Questions

1. Did you attend the CCP meeting? Call the guidance office and schedule a meeting time if not.

2. Has your student taken the Accuplacer Test for Zane State or another placement test for a college or university?

3. Has your student taken the ACT? If yes, they can use this score instead of taking the placement test.

4. Have you applied to the school you wish to attend as a CCP student? This must be done to complete your enrollment in the school with your placement test (or ACT score).

 

By this time, your student has selected their courses for next year. We have spent a considerable amount of time on the front side of the scheduling process to make sure students are confident in their course selections so I can create a master schedule. In May, your student will take part in the arena scheduling process where they will go to each department and sign up for the period they want to take the classes they have already selected. Students are completing steps on this process this week to help me eliminate as many conflicts in the schedule as possible.

 

Calendar Dates

    

April 8-9    End of Course English 1 & 2 Testing; 7:50 - 10:10 am

April 12        Bears in Service Community Service Project

April 13        ACT Test Coshocton, HS

April 15        Genesis Hospital Presentation on the Vaping in our Society

Apr 23-24    End of Course Algebra 1 & Biology Testing; 7:50 - 9:50 am

April 27     Prom @ Lake Park Pavilion, 7:30/11:30 p.m. (Promenade, 7:00 pm)

April 29-30    End of Course Geometry Testing; 7:50 - 9:50 am    

May 3-4        High School Musical Production  RVHS Auditorium, 7:30 pm

May 6-7        End of Course History & Government Testing; 7:50 - 9:50 am

May 7        World Language National Honor Society Induction – RVHS Library, 7:00 p.m.

May 8        Fall sports parent meeting – RVHS Auditorium, 7:00 pm

May 9        RVHS Choir Concert – RVHS Auditorium, 7:00 p.m

May 13        Senior Class Trip – Cedar Point

May 14        RVHS Band Concert – RVHS Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

May 14        Dollars for Scholars Presentation @CHS Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

May 15        Academic Awards Banquet – RVHS Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

May 16        Senior Awards Assembly – RVHS Auditorium, 8:00 a.m.

May 19        Baccalaureate – RVHS Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

May 20        RVHS Music Awards – RVHS Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

    May 21-23    Underclassmen Exams (exam schedule will be posted online)

    May 23        Last day for students

May 26        RVHS 2018 Commencement    


 

Sincerely,


 

Mr. Chuck Rinkes

High School Principal

 




4/3/2019


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