Dear Students, Staff, Parents, and Community Members:
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!
We are so excited about our progress, partnerships, and commitment to continuous improvement on behalf of each of our students. We graduated exceptional Cedarcrest High School and Riverview Learning Center senior classes, that earned over $1.2 million in post-secondary awards and scholarships. We remained engaged this summer, offering classes at all levels to accelerate student learning, as well as continuing to increase opportunities for students to accrue credit in Riverview and six surrounding districts through the WANIC Summer Academy Program.
As we begin a new school year, we are clear about our mission, vision, and goals moving forward and invite you to be part of the process. Our partnerships throughout the community and region continue to increase in a variety of ways, supporting our Riverview community and students. Recently, the school board approved an innovative certification program, the first of its kind, in manufacturing/ fabrication technology. This took a supportive board, and a partnership between Riverview, our high school Career and Technical Education Department, and Lake Washington Technical College. We hope to expand upon this concept in other areas, creating more opportunities for students to graduate with college credit and certifications.
The district is expanding upon its five-year equity and access plan by offering training to staff this year. The administrative team has been heavily engaged in this effort over the past two years. We will continue to provide updates on this exciting and timely work through the Superintendent’s office and with our school principals. Students will also have a part in this process as we move forward, meeting our district’s Outcomes and Indicators.
We are looking forward to a great start to the school year and anticipate wonderful opportunities for our students.
Dr. Anthony L. Smith
Riverview School District