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River Valley School District
15480 Three Oaks Road
Three Oaks, Michigan 49128
PH 269-756-9541
or 269-426-4415
FX 269-756-6631

William Kearney, Superintendent
wkearney@rivervalleyschools.org

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Quick Calendar

2014-2015 School Year Calendar

December
22 No School – Holiday Break Begins

January 2015
5 School Resumes
14, 15, 16 ½ Day Students K-12 (MHS Exams) Full Day Staff – End of 1st Semester
30 Early Dismissal for Teacher Training

*See 2014-2015 School Year Calendar for Early dismissal details.

 

Chronic Absenteeism in Berrien County
There’s a disturbing trend going on in Berrien County schools.  In a recent pilot study of 6500 students in grades K-5 it was determined that 24% of these students were absent ten (10) or more school days.  This trend of chronic absenteeism not only has a negative impact on student achievement but also affects the business climate and economic development for our state and increases the costs of adjudication/incarceration of students who do not graduate from high school.  Students in families with lower socioeconomic status are affected the most.  According to the study, the top three reasons for chronic absenteeism are: 1. Parent-diagnosed illness, 2. Medical/dental appointments, and 3., Parents who don’t understand the importance of school. This is where we need your help.

Please take a moment to view the two-minute video in two different formats explains the work of the Berrien County School-Justice Partnership so far:  

Powtoon link:  http://www.powtoon.com/show/cE1zL3Jilk6/chronic-absenteeism-in-berrien-county/#/

YouTube link:  http://youtu.be/55taf4cjSe4

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Notice of Nondiscrimination The River Valley School District Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, (including sexual orientation or transgender identity), disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, (collectively, “Protected Classes”), in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities. Any person who believes that he or she has been discriminated against or denied equal opportunity or access to the District’s programs, activities, or services may contact the District’s Civil Rights Coordinator: Mrs. Cynthia Ursprung, MHS Principal, 15480 Three Oaks Road, Three Oaks, MI 49128, 269-756-7872.
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