Superintendent's Message

  • Winter 2021

    Dear RGS Community,

    The holiday season brings joyous times with family and friends and the opportunity to look optimistically toward beginning a brand new year. However, there is no denying that we are in challenging times where COVID, social media threats and aggression and violence in communities impact our day to day lives.

    On behalf of the River Grove School District Board of Education and Staff, I want to thank our families and community for putting your trust in us to educate River Grove children and keep them safe from harm. There is no magic recipe to do this. We work hard to be aware of accurate information, collaborate with our Police, Fire, Medical and Village Officials, listen to our community and make the best decisions possible. The health and well being of every single member of the RGS family is our main priority. We are not perfect, but we pledge to make all decisions with our River Grove family in mind.

    COVID-19 is still a health concern. It is our goal to have our students at RGS every day for in person learning. As we all enjoy the holidays, travel, and gather with others, please help us by monitoring your child’s health, keeping them home if they are sick or have been directly exposed to a positive case, informing Mrs. Wyda, our Health Clerk, about illness, and taking your child for a COVID test if he or she displays symptoms. Vaccination is still the most effective strategy to prevent and limit COVID spread, so I encourage all eligible community members to receive the vaccine. If your child is vaccinated please let Mrs. Wyda know, as quarantine requirements are different for vaccinated staff and students.

    I continue to be honored to serve as your Superintendent and represent a school district, and community, as committed to its children, and each other, as River Grove is.

    I wish you all a Happy Holiday and a Happy, Healthy New Year!


    Dr. Jan Rashid