Updates from Riverview School District - October 22, 2021

Dear Riverview Community:


The purpose of this communication is to provide a few quick updates as you head into the weekend. Included below:

  • A note from the Riverview Nursing Team.

  • Information on how to become a Substitute in our district.

  • A quick introduction to this year’s Student School Board Representatives.

  • Riverview’s School Board earns an eighth consecutive Board of Distinction honor from WSSDA.

  • Learn how you can be a part of an upcoming #SharingSunday.

  • Make sure you are connected for text alert updates as we head into the fall and winter months.

A NOTE FROM OUR RIVERVIEW NURSING TEAM

Recently, the Riverview School District’s Nursing Team created an FAQ and Information page located on the district website. The page contains contact information, answers to several frequently asked questions, and updated guidance from King County and the Department of Health are included.


The nursing team would also like to add that COVID-19 testing options are available through numerous locations listed on the King County Testing Locations page. Families need to seek testing at these locations prior to asking your school and/or school nurse for a test at school.

If you have any questions, please contact your school nurse directly.


SUBSTITUTES NEEDED – COME JOIN US IN RIVERVIEW!

The Riverview School District has an immediate need for substitutes in all areas. You can make an immediate impact and difference in the lives of Riverview students. We are currently looking for community members who wish to be substitutes in our schools and become involved.


On August 21, 2021, Governor Jay Inslee issued Proclamation 21-14.1, legally requiring all K-12 school district employees to get a COVID-19 vaccination or provide a medical or religious exemption by October 18, 2021. This directive also extends to our substitute pool.


The following requirements are currently in place to serve as a substitute in Riverview School District:

  • If you have a bachelor’s degree, you can substitute as a teacher in a classroom.

  • If you do not have a bachelor’s degree, you can still substitute in other areas in our schools.

  • Substitutes must provide proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.

  • Medical or religious exemptions may serve as replacement to the vaccine requirement, pending approval from Riverview’s Human Resources Department.

  • There is not an option to undergo regular testing for COVID-19 instead of receiving a vaccination or exemption.

Riverview is also actively looking for bus drivers to serve as substitutes or in a more permanent role. Please reach out if interested!


If you are interested in being a substitute in Riverview, please contact Jennifer Horton-White at (425) 844-4500 for more information. We will continue to provide future updates and hope to see those interested getting involved soon!

SAY HELLO TO OUR STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES TO THE SCHOOL BOARD!


The 2021-2022 Student Representatives to the School Board are Crosby Ostercamp (Senior Student Rep) and Tejasvini Vijay (Junior Student Rep). Learn more about the Student Representative program and join us in welcoming Crosby and Tejasvini, as we welcome them and thank them for serving in a vitally important role in sharing student voice with our School Board of Directors and Riverview Community!

RIVERVIEW SCHOOL BOARD EARNS BOARD OF DISTINCTION FOR 8TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR


Congratulations to the Riverview School District School Board of Directors for earning Board of Distinction recognition from the Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA) for an eighth consecutive year!


The Boards of Distinction program encourages boards to examine their practices as governing bodies and how their action and decisions impact the success of students. Riverview was one of 34 districts to earn Board of Distinction honors this year.


Click here to learn about the award and the exceptional honor earned once again by our School Board!


BE A PART OF AN UPCOMING #SHARINGSUNDAY


The weekly #SharingSunday Facebook social media event is back! Since first launching in January 2019, #SharingSunday has earned both regional and national award recognition, while capturing an array of stories from the clubs, activities, and classroom interactions our students and staff engage in on a daily and weekly basis.


Images, stories, links to community events, and other Riverview-connected stories and information of interest are included. As many as 10 stories will be featured each Sunday, with posts releasing every 10-15 minutes or so, until we work through the stack of stories for a given week.


If you have a story or information you would like to be considered for an upcoming #SharingSunday, email the Riverview School District Communications Office at communications@rsd407.org. Please include your contact information, should our Communications Office need to follow up with any additional questions. When submitting student photos for consideration, please identify all students in the body of your email or communication.


We cannot wait to tell your stories each week in #SharingSunday!

SCHOOLMESSENGER OPT-IN AND WEATHER-RELATED SCHEDULE CHANGE INFORMATION


As the weather begins to shift into those blustery fall and winter months, we have recently updated our Weather-Related Schedule Change Information. Pay close attention to the section involving SchoolMessenger and Riverview’s text alert system. By opting-in to receive text alerts, you will be notified immediately when the district is forced to delay or alter the school schedule for any reason, as well as notifications on other delays, closures, or emergencies which may impact the normal school day.


If you have any questions about whether you are “Opted-In” to receive text alerts, please email the Communications office at communications@rsd407.org and we can confirm whether you are ready to receive text alert notifications.