Superintendent's Message

January 31, 2022

Dear Riverview Community,

During December, I enjoyed getting into classrooms, attending school activities, club meetings, sporting events, and community activities. A couple of highlights were guest conducting at the high school winter music concert and reading to Carnation Elementary School kindergarteners and first graders.

 

As we begin the 2022 calendar year, I would like to focus this month’s Superintendent Message on three topics:
 

  • Upcoming replacement levy propositions that will appear on the Tuesday, February 8 ballot. Click our Levy 2022 page for more information.
     

  • Updating information on the COVID-19 Pandemic, and district response to the Omicron Variant. To see the latest updates to the RSD COVID-19 Dashboard, visit our Engage website.
     

  • Highlighting some of the great partnerships we enjoy with community organizations and how they contribute to support both our students and the community.  

 

Empower Youth Network (EYN): EYN has a mission of promoting and inspiring youth to lead safe, healthy, and successful lives. 

 

Parent Teacher Student Associations (PTSA): PTSA helps support local, state, and national efforts to improve the lives of children and their families.

 

Red Cross: This partnership has resulted in all schools and the Educational Service Center serving as potential emergency shelters in case of a community emergency, such as an earthquake, flood, heatwave, fire, or any other natural disaster relief need.

 

Riverview Emergency Operations Committee: This committee oversees and advises district and community emergency response training, plans, and drills.

 

Riverview Education Foundation (REF): The Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer organization established in 1991 by local Community members to enhance the educational opportunities of the Riverview School District students.

 

Duvall and Carnation Public Libraries: The Carnation and Duvall King County Libraries provide books and literacy programs and partnerships.

 

Rotary Club of Duvall: The Rotary Club sponsors many service projects in the Riverview Community.  Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of “Service Above Self.” 

 

Encompass: Encompass is a nonprofit that partners with families in the Snoqualmie Valley, Issaquah, and Eastside communities to build healthy foundations for children of all abilities, including early prevention programs for our most needy preschoolers.

 

Snoqualmie Tribe: The Snoqualmie Tribe partners with Riverview on curriculum and cultural awareness and responsiveness.

 

Snoqualmie Valley Government Association (SVGA): Includes city government participation in Duvall, Carnation, Snoqualmie, North Bend, along with the Snoqualmie Tribe to enhance the lives of its citizenry, including the two school districts.

 

King County: Provides many services that positively impact our Riverview Community, including prevention and intervention programs that support families.

 

Senators and Representatives: Have consistently demonstrated high involvement with our school system, from the classroom to the boardroom and beyond.

 

First Responders: Our first responders provide prevention programs and response services that benefit our students’ health and safety throughout our community and on-site at our schools.

 

Unified and Larch Counseling Services – Human Services: Our partnership and contract with the local counseling agencies ensures that families in need of extensive mental health services, can do so locally.

 

Faith-Based Organizations and Churches: Provide services that meet spiritual, mental health, emotional, and social needs of our students and families.

 

Public Schools are a vital part of any thriving community.  In our community, the Riverview School District is the largest employer.  We have 450 staff members that serve our 3,000 students.  Thanks to the partners mentioned above and literally hundreds of other partners that support our students, staff, families, and community on a consistent basis.

Sincerely and appreciatively,

Dr. Anthony L. Smith
Superintendent
Riverview School District

Dr. Anthony L. Smith