RV Elementary Updates/Reminders
Yearbooks: 2019-2020 Elementary Yearbooks are available at your school office for $6.00. Supplies are limited.
Since the mid-1960s, when New Troy, Lakeside and Three Oaks’ Schools consolidated to form River Valley Schools, thousands have graduated as Mustangs – proudly donning the Navy and White as they walked across the stage to receive their diplomas. Throughout the years, our school district has overcome curveballs, rolled with the changes, and enjoyed tremendous success. In short, we have done “whatever it takes” – as it reads in our mission statement – to ensure all students a quality education.
That said, there are curricular, logistical, and financial opportunities before us that must be explored… and we need your help to do so! While the timing may not be ideal, it would be a disservice to our students and school community to bypass an exploration of such opportunities. It is time for Mustangs to move forward – and we hope that you will join us.
In the coming weeks, you will see the hashtag #MustangsMovingForward around town, on yard signs throughout our community, and on social media. We want you to know what the movement means and strongly encourage you to be a part of it. So come on out to any of the upcoming community forums – we purposely setup these meetings at various locations in our district and at different times to accommodate the busy schedules families may have – and learn about the movement. Feel free to use the hashtags below when posting about the amazing things happening in our classrooms.
Neighbor By Neighbor Assistance Program
Are you behind on rent because of Covid? There is a new program that is called Covid Emergency Rental Assistance. If you qualify there is the ability to catch up on rent, the possibility of three additional months paid, help with internet bills and a portion of the utility bills. Both the resident and the landlord need to fill out a form and electronically submit it to Emergency Shelter Services. Here are the forms you need: https://www.essberrien.org/rentalassistance If you need help with filling out the forms, call Neighbor by Neighbor at 269-231-0648.
According to our attendance procedures, it is important that families contact the school when students will be absent along with the reason for the absence. Please remember to give your child’s school office a call in the morning if they will not be in school.
River Valley Elementary PTO
RV Elementary PTO Facebook: Please visit facebook.com/RiverValleyElementaryPTO/ for all the latest information on fundraisers, meetings, etc.
If you would like to help the PTO out this school year please contact us or/and come to one of the meetings. We meet every 2nd Tuesday of the month alternating schools. You can find this as an event on facebook page River Valley Elementary PTO. You can contact us on messenger or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If there is a change in your student’s transportation, the office must be notified via a note, phone, or email. Students without proper notification will be sent home the way that they would under normal circumstances.
If you have a transportation issue after 3:00 pm, the transportation department can be reached at 269-756-7899.
Please view the expectations for riding to and from school on the school buses. These expectations are non-negotiable as it relates to the safety and security of elementary students that utilize district transportation services.
> School Bus Expectation
Family Sports Pass Ticket Option
If you are planning on coming to many sporting events at River Valley it might be a good idea to consider our family pass ticket option. This pass allows admission for everyone in the immediate family to enter all RV athletic events by simply showing the pass or telling the ticket taker the number for your pass. Each family pass costs $150 and is good for all home sports in all seasons! It is a great bargain for your family and a one-time cost for the whole year!
We’re Working to Keep Our Schools Safe
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Thank you for your interest in volunteering. Keeping our students, faculty and staff safe is a top priority. To help ensure this safety, background screens for volunteers are a necessity. We have contracted with BIB to conduct high-quality background checks on our potential volunteers using their Secure Volunteer technology.