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SUPERINTENDENT'S MESSAGES TO THE COMMUNITY.

 

Superintendent Dr. Anthony L. Smith is now contributing monthly video messages to our Riverview community.

The videos are available via the Riverview School District's YouTube channel.

In December, Dr. Smith discussed the upcoming levies voters will be considering in the Special Election on February 13, 2018.

November saw Dr. Smith talk about some of the partnerships within our Riverview community, each playing an integral part in helping us succeed as a district.

And in October, our Superintendent welcomed us to the start of a new year and discussed recent student and school successes, new school start times implemented this year, student enrollment trends and patterns, and future plans for the district moving forward.

 

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PARADE PROGRAM NAMED SCHOOL OF DISTINCTION

The Riverview Learning Center program earned the award for the third year in a row.

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For the third consecutive year, PARADE, a K-12 Alternative Learning Schools program in the Riverview School District, located at the Riverview Learning Center, was recently named a "School of Distinction" in the State of Washington. PARADE is one of just 98 schools or programs recognized with this honor statewide, and one of just 16 schools to receive the award for three consecutive years. Read more!

 

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BUSINESS AND OPERATIONS

By Ruby Perez, Director of Business and Operations

 

The 2017-2018 school year is well underway and Winter Break is upon us. The Riverview School District, in collaboration with local jurisdictions and community members, participated in the Snoqualmie Earthquake Drill on September 30, 2017. This opportunity allowed the District's Emergency Command Team to problem solve numerous scenarios that may have been present in a real-life earthquake drill and strengthen joint efforts for future emergency situations. In efforts to keep our students safe, when in route to and from school during these winter days, the Transportation Department staff participated in a Chain Up class on November 21, 2017. Drivers participated in the hands-on application of snow chains and reviewed winter safety procedures.

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The Business and Operations departments have welcomed some wonderful additions to the team this year. Kristin Malone, District Support Specialist, joined both the Business and Student Services Departments to assist in payroll, benefits and related student services. Hope Penny, Program Assistant, Brandon Bouloumpas, Groundskeeper, and Brian Rush, Tolt Middle School Night Custodian, have joined the Maintenance Department to offer effective support services to our students and staff. Bus Discipline Officer, Earl Tolley, has joined the Transportation team and is looking forward to providing a positive, proactive approach to student bus discipline. Maggie Thome, Cashier for Stillwater Elementary, and Pun Hanson, Server at Stillwater Elementary, have been a great addition to the Food Services Department this year. 

 

In the midst of welcoming these new additions, we have also been recognizing Business and Operations staff who have provided our district with exemplary years of service. Vicki Bridwell was recognized for 20 years of service as Riverview's Accounts Payable Specialist. The Transportation Department recognized Kim Sheldon for 25 years of service, Corrina Marty for 20 years of service and Trish Scott for 10 years of service to the district. The Food Services Department recognized Adriana Armstrong, the Managing Cook at Cedarcrest High School for 5 years of service, along with Tracie Trocano and Tina Potter, both Servers at Tolt Middle School, each with 15 years of service.

 

The Business and Operations Department supervisors and staff recently completed a 10-week, in-depth Mastermind study program on "The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership" by John Maxwell. They are joining with others from around the district to engage in the opportunity of exploring leadership, and gaining a better understanding of the different programs, buildings, and other aspects of the district. This professional learning opportunity has allowed our supervisors to further strengthen their leadership skills and practice effective management styles.

 

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EMPLOYEE HIGHLIGHT - DENISE CUNNINGHAM

Get to know Cherry Valley Elementary's "Ms. Denise"...

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Denise Cunningham has worked tirelessly to find a way to provide Cherry Valley Cheetahs with a more well-rounded school experience. Oftentimes, this means being available before school, after school, and throughout the summer months. Ms. Denise, as she is known by her students, manages the Cheetah Club extended day program and summer day care program at the school. She cultivates a nurturing environment where students have fun in a supportive, safe place.

Read more!

 

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FOOD SERVICES

By Kate Wetli, Food Services Supervisor

 

Have you checked out the interactive lunch menus on the district website? When you hover over the menu item, you can view serving, nutritional, and allergen information about that item. You can select the language you wish to view. You can calculate nutritional and caloric values for selected items using the interactive nutritional portion of the program. You can find the interactive menus on the district website, under district departments, and selecting Food Services. Simply click the link below, then the school menu you wish to review, and select the calendar month you want to view.

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Family Access is a valuable tool for families to use regarding their student's meal account. On the left-hand column on the home page there is a Food Services tab. The information includes:

  • Current account balance
  • Payments that have been made
  • Weekly purchases
  • A link to the monthly menu
  • A link to apply for Free and Reduced Meals
  • A link to e-Funds for Schools to make an online payment

The Account Settings link in Family Access offers the ability to update the parent/guardian address, phone number, and email. There is a box to check to receive an email notice when your student's meal account balance falls below $6.50. An option also allows you to check the box to show Google Translate and a drop down box will become available to select your preferred language.


Riverview offers a program to pay for various school fees online. e-Funds for Schools offers options for parents/guardians who choose to make payments online and is extremely user friendly. Not only will you have the ability to have school fees and meal payments electronically withdrawn from your checking account or charged to your credit card, you also have the flexibility to make payments at any time that is convenient to you.

 

The e-Funds for Schools service is offered by a third-party service provider and the district does not request or keep records of family checking or credit card account information. There is no fee if you use your checking account. There is a $1.00 fee to use your credit card. Online meal payments go immediately to your student's meal account. You can sign up to receive email and/or text messages that provide a daily report of student account balances.


We encourage you to check out the interactive menus, use Family Access for student account information, and use e-Funds for a convenient way to make meal payments.

 

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TOLT STUDENTS GENERATE "LA CHISPA" 

Eight Tolt students took part in the recent Bilingual Leadership Conference for the first time!

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On November 16, 2017, Riverview ELL Specialist Kaeleigh Wilson and Tolt Middle School teacher Sharissa Farrell traveled with eight Tolt Middle School students to La Chispa ("The Spark"), a bilingual leadership conference for middle school students from around the State of Washington. Tolt students traveled to Cavelero Mid High School in Lake Stevens, as part of more than 230 students who attended the event. Read more!

 

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HUMAN RESOURCES

By Janet Gavigan, Assistant Superintendent, HR

 

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year, where your Human Resources team successfully navigated another year of staffing our buildings and departments during a time of teacher shortages and pretty full market economy. It is always an exciting time to orchestrate the hiring process from recruitment through final School Board approval. As a result, when the doors open and the students arrive, all staff are in place ready for the school year.

 

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The new Certificated Staff Members for the 2017-18 School Year

 

Between the small handful of retirements, those who relocated, internal movements, or additional positions to support learning, we successfully filled over 76 positions. Of those who are new to Riverview, 30 were new certificated staff and 19 were new classified staff. Staff coming from out of state continues to be a trend for our district, with six teachers coming to us from places as far away as New York and Connecticut and as close as Oregon. Additionally, "growing our own" has been a recruitment effort which means three new teachers this year were previously student teachers in our schools. 

As part of the strategic plan, Human Resources plays a key role in supporting student learning. We accomplish this not only in hiring employees, but also in developing programs with other departments and promoting the district through our website, career fairs, and promotional materials, recruiting and hiring substitutes, managing volunteers applications, and a multitude of other items. Last spring, in an initiative to work more closely with the business community, the HR team organized a Community Job Fair to help promote businesses and provide a venue for those seeking employment. There were 21 local businesses in attendance and we were delightfully surprised that many high school students visited the fair and obtained jobs as a result. We were very excited to know that this partnership helped our community and our schools.

 

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HR Specialist Stacy Cook, HR Program Assistant Donna Reier, and Payroll/Benefits Coordinator Cindy Sage at the 2017 Community Job Fair.

 

The Riverview School District is a wonderful place to work. When we look at the statistics regarding how people learn about us, we continue to find our community is our biggest voice. More and more applicants tell us that our community speaks positively of our schools and we see friends and neighbors encourage each other to apply and/or volunteer at our schools. Considering that eight of our new teachers are parents in the district and that we currently have 1,454 volunteer applications on file, it must be true!

 

We are always in need of substitutes for both classified and certified positions. Substituting is a great way to be a member of our exciting district. If you know of a friend or neighbor who would like to be a substitute, please have them contact Stacy Cook at (425) 844-4500. You may also visit our district website, pull down the Human Resources tab, and learn more about the process and apply.

 

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