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Superintendent Letter August 2016

August 26, 2016

Welcome back to school!

We are so happy to have the halls full of students and staff instead of the noise and dust associated with construction!  It was a busy summer at River Grove School!  We hope that you are all able to attend our Open House on August 31st to connect with teachers, support our PTA and connect with other families.  We are also excited for everyone to see the results of our summer construction projects!

This summer, many needed upgrades and repairs were completed at the school.  Some of the changes are immediately obvious – like our new hallway that connects the office and commons along the gym wall.  In this same area, you will find 2 new washrooms and a conference room that is now right across the hall from the school office.  Additionally, you might notice that the first floor hallways were repainted and the tile floors were stripped and freshly waxed.  Once you enter the gymnasium, you will find a resurfaced and repainted floor and the new bleachers!  New furniture for 1st-3rd grade, and for part of the Junior High, were also part of our summer updates. 

Behind the scenes, or in this case, largely ABOVE the scenes, even more work was done.  The entire roof is now new and warrantied for 20 years. Four HVAC units were replaced and ductwork was repaired, cleaned and replaced as needed throughout the entire building.  A new fire alarm panel was put in place and the system upgraded.  Electrical updates and safety measures were also a part of this project.  All of this along with our normal summer maintenance and cleaning was completed in only 3 months.  As you can see, a busy but productive summer!

We continue to look for ways to better reach our community and provide families with the information they need.  Please consider following us on Twitter @rivergrove85_5 and pay close attention to teacher websites, the school website, individual teacher Remind phone app’s and please make sure that we have the correct phone numbers and email addresses on file so that you can receive our mass distribution updates through Blackboard.  

We are looking forward to a wonderful year!

Mr. Simpkins

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