Superintendent's Message

  • Fall 2021

    Dear River Grove School Community,

    Welcome Back Royals!!

    I hope our River Grove School families had some fun and adventures this summer with family and friends and enjoyed good health.

    While the 2020-21 school year was challenging, RGS finished strong with a wonderful celebration of our 8th graders, along with Field Days and other fun school events. During the month of June we provided a full day summer school with approximately 90 students onsite. Our outstanding RGS teachers and staff worked on math, reading and writing in the morning followed by recreational and fine arts activities in the afternoon. It was a rewarding experience for all!

    The River Grove School District Board of Education facilitated building improvements over the summer. You will see new energy efficient doors and windows in many areas of the school and the air conditioning and heat units were updated, including adding air conditioning to the gym. Along with providing a comfortable temperature, the new heat and air units utilize technology for increased air flow and ventilation for a healthier school environment. The school district’s mission is to provide a high quality education for all students and having a safe and comfortable learning environment is important to achieve that mission. The main school building was built in 1929, so keeping systems updated and modern is a priority for the Board of Education and myself.

    RGS is looking forward to having our students and staff back together again with a full day of school, starting Wednesday, August 18. All of our typical student activities, including band, choir, athletics, tutoring and much more will be provided. As we welcome our staff and students back, we are committed to the health and safety of our entire River Grove community. We are ready to safely bring all of our Royals back together!

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


    All my best,

    Dr. Rashid

    #WeAreRG!