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  • This fall, as part of the districts parent engagement plan, GRPS is continuing an

    aggressive campaign focused on improving student attendance.

    Student success goes hand in hand with good attendance and far too many students are

    chronically absent missing 18 or more days of school. Showing up for school has a huge

    impact on a students academic success in kindergarten through high school. Even as

    children grow older and more independent, parents and families play a key role in making

    sure students get to school safely, every day, ready to learn. Riverside students made great

    gains in attendance last year and we want to continue!

    What is Challenge 5?

    Its the GRPS 2015-16 attendance challenge!

    Strive for less than five absences this year.

    Every day you miss school, whether excused or unexcused, you miss opportunities to learn,

    which limits your success. So this year, strive for less than five!

    Its the GRPS 2015-16 parent challenge!

    Opportunities to get involved exist at every GRPS school. See whats happening at YOUR

    school this year, and strive to participate five times to support your childs success in school!

    Its the Parent University challenge!

    Strive to take five classes this year and earn Power Parent status. A joint venture of GRPS

    and Believe 2 Become, Parent University will offer both in-person and online classes begin-

    ning in October. Learn more at www.grparentuniversity.org.

    Please join us in this continuing effort!

    FROM THE PRINCIPALS DESK

    RIVERSIDE MIDDLE BELIEFS STATEMENT

    We believe ALL students can learn.

    We believe in a strong partnership between students, parents, community, and

    Riverside Middle School.

    We believe in creating an environment of high expectations, caring, respect, open

    communication, diversity and inclusiveness, trust, and collaboration.

    We believe that ALL students should take ownership of their education and

    develop a positive outlook for the future.

    RIVERSIDE MIDDLE

    SCHOOL

    HOME OF THE RED HAWKS

    AIDA TOLEDO , DEAN OF STUDENTS

    DONNA BOMAN , PRINCIPAL

    265 ELEANOR NE

    GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49505 PHONE: (616) 819 -2969

    FAX : (616) 819 -1195

    ht tp: //grpubl ic school s .org/r iver s ide

    Inside this issue:

    Counseling Corner 2

    PBIS 2

    PTCC 3

    Health Center News 3

    Frequently Called

    Numbers

    4

    Mark your Calendars 4

    Our mission is to ensure that all students are educated, self-directed

    and productive members of society!

    September 2015

    http://www.believe2become.org/events/

  • Page 2

    Hello Riverside,

    My name is Nicole McCarthy and I'm excited to join the Riverside Middle School

    team as the new school counselor this year. I have been a school counselor with

    Grand Rapids Public Schools for 6 years. I look forward to supporting students, families, and our

    staff so we can all have a successful year together! Please feel free to contact me with any issues

    or concerns that may arise. I can assist with resources for your child to help foster growth in the

    areas of academic, career, or personal/social development. I wish all of our Riverside family a very

    happy learning year!

    Nicole McCarthy

    819-5541 mccarthyn@grps.org

    Counseling Corner

    Protect MI Child

    Are your children safe while online? Michigan families, especially minors, are becoming inundated with advertisements

    from alcohol, tobacco, pornography and gambling marketers through different internet and cell phone inboxes. Thank-

    fully, the State of Michigan offers a free program to stop adult advertisements from reaching e-mails, mobile phones

    (text messaging ads) and instant messenger IDs. The Michigan Child Protection Registry is a free do-not-contact

    service for Michigans families and schools and can be located at www.protectmichild.com.

    Riverside 3 Rs Respectful, Responsible and Ready

    Riverside Middle School uses a PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and

    Supports) program to increase positive interactions, behavior and academic

    achievement. Students earn tickets that are used to purchase various items

    from The Hawks Nest, our PBIS store. Students are also recognized through

    formal celebrations occurring every 4-6 weeks.

    http://grps.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9248a5abd49a790685eff7a5e&id=beaa7417f2&e=2b11bbb2fe

  • Parent Teacher Community Council (PTCC)

    We welcome all parents to join our PTCC! The council

    meets on the following Tuesdays @ 3:00pm in

    Riverside Room 131:

    October 13 , 2015

    November 10, 2015

    December 8, 2015

    January 12, 2016

    February 9, 2016

    March 8, 2016

    April 5, 2016

    May 10, 2016

    Family Night Events @ 6:00pm

    (includes dinner!)

    11/17/15 Curriculum Night 12/15/15 Social Media 1/19/16 ADHD 3/15/16 Standardized Testing 4/19/16 Transition NightElementary to Middle School and Middle School to High

    Health Center News

    Immunizations are an important part of the health of our Riverside Students. If your child is waivered for immunization you must go through Kent County Health Department annually to renew your waiver:

    Location: 700 Fuller Ave NE Phone: (616) 632-7100

    Hours: 8:00am 5:00pm Monday through Friday No cost or co-pay for GRPS students receiving

    services.

    Please feel free to contact us with any questions!

    Jackie Vigh, RN Laurie Carlson, Health Aide 819-3245 819-4266

    Emergency Drills

    Riverside has conducted the following drills

    this school year:

    1 of 6 Fire Drills

    0 of 3 Lockdown Drills

    0 of 2 Tornado/Severe Weather Drills

    Please talk with your student and reinforce

    the importance of taking all drills seriously.

  • GRPS Information

    (616) 819-2000

    Athletics/Student Activities

    (616) 819-2010

    Community & Student Services

    (616) 819-2150

    Dean Transportation

    (616) 819-3000

    LOOP

    (616) 855-9675

    (616) 204-0955

    Public Safety/Security

    (616) 819-2100

    Riverside Middle Office (616) 819-2969

    Special Education

    (616) 819-2185

    FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS

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    PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR...

    September 8 -1st Day of School

    September 15Title I Open House

    6:00pm

    September 21 1st day of LOOP

    October 7Student Count Day

    October 13Parent/Teacher Conferences

    3:00-7:30pm

    October 15Parent/Teacher Conferences

    3:00-7:30pm

    October 30end of 1st Marking Period

    November 2NO SCHOOL for students

    265 ELEANOR NE

    GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49505

    PHONE: (616) 819 -2969

    FAX: (616) 819 -1195

    ht tp: //grpubl ic school s .org/r iver s ide

    RIVERSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL

    HOME OF THE RED HAWKS

    SCHOOL UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS

    Tops: Collared solid color navy blue, light blue,

    white, black, red or orange (short or long-

    sleeve)

    Bottoms: Navy blue, black or khaki/tan.

    Jeans/Denim are NOT permitted in any color.

    Leggings/jeggings may only be worn under

    dress/skirts/shorts of appropriate length, NOT

    as pants. Shorts/skirts must be uniform materi-

    al/color.

    Long-sleeve, plain color shirts or crew-neck

    sweatshirts may be worn UNDER the required

    collared shirt

    Solid color navy blue, light blue, white, black,

    red, or orange sweaters or fleece jackets (no

    hoods) may be worn over the required collared

    shirt.

    Title I Open House 9/15/15 6:00pm

    Please join us for information about

    Title I funding, parent opportunities,

    and a chance to tour the building and

    meet your students teachers