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  • Spring 2021

    Dear River Grove School Community,

    It is hard to believe that we are one year into the pandemic, and we continue to face challenges. But #WeAreRG and we are optimistic about the future and spring is definitely in the air! As we enter Quarter 4 we are welcoming over 400 Royals onsite in our hybrid learning model. We are thrilled to provide a safe and engaging learning environment for our students, with remote learning still an option.

    While school may look different than it used to, RGS, partnering with our fabulous PTA, are offering students and families a variety of fun activities. We have held, or are looking forward to the Sing a Long, school pictures, After School Virtual Clubs, Scholastic Bowl, Literacy Night, Family Trivia Night, a Virtual Art Show, and celebrating our PBIS Students of the Month. In the IGSMA Solo and Ensemble Contest 16 students participated, and in true RGS fashion all students received a Division I or II rating. What an outstanding performance! And, our teachers and administrators are already working on plans for a summer school to assist students who struggled with learning this past year.

    In further exciting news, the Board of Education has developed a capital improvement plan for this summer that includes replacing HVAC systems, adding a system to the gym for heat and air conditioning, replacing aging windows in the Junior High and Media Center addition with double paned glass, and replacing exterior doors. This is all focused on creating a safe, comfortable and energy efficient learning environment.

    As a reminder, we are providing the following resources and services:

    • RGS is providing meals to any family who is in need. Pick up times are Monday from 7-8 am, 8:45-10:00 am and 3:30-5:30 pm at Door 4.
    • If you need clothing for children please call the school office at 708-453-6172.
    • School supplies are available. Let your child’s teacher know the need.
    • If you need help with tech, email helpdesk@rivergroveschool.org or call 708-437-3111.
    • If your family needs other assistance, please contact the school office. RGS can provide support and connect you with a variety of community resources.

    As you can see we are planning for a great future at RGS! Be Well Royals!

    Dr. Rashid