Superintendent's Message

  • Summer 2022

    Dear River Grove School Community,

    The 2021-22 school year seemed to fly by! I know all of the Royals are happy to have a beautiful summer ahead of us with warm weather and sunshine. Enjoy!

    RGS students finished strong with tournament soccer and volleyball games, band and choir concerts and competitions, the one mile Color Run, and a variety of celebrations for students and staff. We continue to be committed to providing a wide variety of opportunities for our students to develop and showcase their talents.

    While families and most staff members are on break, summer is not a break for the school district. In order to support students who would benefit from additional learning opportunities, we are holding a 4-week, full day summer school during the month of June. The focus is on providing academic support along with fun recreational activities. We have about 100 students participating and the Royals are having a great time! 

    Summer is also a time when the Board of Education and Administration reflect on goals and accomplishments and make plans for the future. Thank you to all staff, families and community members who took the community input survey. We will be analyzing the survey data in order to share the results with the community and make plans based on input from our stakeholders. More to come on that in early Fall.

    Finally, in summer, projects to update the buildings and grounds occur. If you walk past the school this summer you will see significant construction as we replace exterior doors, lighting and the school sign, improve landscaping, replace asphalt and concrete, and in the interior of the school we are continuing to improve heat and air conditioning, all for the safety and comfort of our school community, and for energy efficiency.

    The 2022-23 school year begins on Wednesday, August 17 for the first day of school, followed by the Ice Cream Social at 6 pm. The school calendar is posted on the website.


    I look forward to seeing you in person at some of the wonderful Fall events at RGS!


    All my best,
    Dr. Rashid
    #WeAreRG!