Superintendent's Message

  • Summer 2023

    Dear River Grove School Community,

    The 2022-23 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!

    The Royals finished strong with tournament basketball, volleyball and soccer games, band and choir concerts and competitions, the one mile Color Run, 8th grade and kindergarten celebrations and many other 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, along with building a strong academic foundation.

    While families and most staff members are on break, summer is not a break for the school district. We are holding a 4-week, full day summer school during the month of June. The focus is on providing academic support along with team building recreational activities. And, projects to update the buildings and grounds are occurring. As a reminder, the school office is moving to the Science Lab and Door 1 will be the main school entrance for the summer. River Grove Avenue on the school side will be blocked off as we take on adding new lighting, ceilings, PA system, fire alarm, clocks and safety locks on classroom doors. 

    Summer is also a time when the Board of Education and Administration reflect on goals and accomplishments and make plans for the future. During June teams of teachers come together to elevate processes such as PBIS, Problem Solving, our New Teacher Mentoring Program and instructional practices.

    We will be adding a new event in the Fall with a Student Supply Drop Off combined with the Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, August 15. Then, the 2023-24 school year begins on Wednesday, August 16 for the first day of school. More information will be coming on the Fall events.

    I wish all of the RGS community a happy, fun and safe summer!


    All my best,

    Dr. Rashid

    Go Royals!! #WeAreRG!