There is a power outage at Evans today. There will be no school today Monday, August 23, 2021
NorthShore Health Centers will be here to provide Wellness Exams, Sports Physicals and/or any needed vaccines. See flier for more information. Be sure to call and register for an appointment. Vaccines must be up to date on the first day of the new school year. (this includes exemption paperwork). COVID-19 vaccines will NOT be available at this site.
St. Joseph's Carmelite Home in East Chicago experienced a fire this past Sunday and they need our help. They are a local resource that offers emergency shelter care, support for teen mothers and infant care, as well as residential care for children. If you are interested in helping out, you can drop off items listed in the attached image to any vestibule at a RF school. Let's come together as a community to help out!
Hello RFCSC Families, The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Northwest Indiana - Lake Station Club would like to invite you to join them for a fun-packed summer! Space is limited on field trips. Spots are reserved in the order that payment is received. Field trip opens for registration the Wednesday prior to the week of the field trip. Please see the attached flyer for additional information.
KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP!! Do you know a future Panther that will be 5 years old by August 1? Send them over! May 4, 2021 9:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 5:00 Come to Door A with: birth certificate shot record proof of residency (mortgage/lease, utility bill, driver's license, water bill) Please bring your child to meet the Kindergarten teachers and do a little assessment. We can't wait to meet our 2021 Panther Pals!!
Spring Parent Teacher Conferences will be VIRTUAL. Please watch for communication from your child's classroom teacher to schedule your appointment for conference on March 30, 2021.
Due to difficulty in clearing snow from streets and bus stops and continued treacherous travel conditions, River Forest Schools will continue to be on eLearning for tomorrow, February 17th. Students do not report to school on e-Learning Days and will be able to contact their teachers to log on beginning at 9 am. Saludos a las familias de la Corporación Escolar de River Forest Debido a la dificultad para quitar la nieve de las calles y paradas de autobús y las continuas condiciones de viaje peligrosas, las escuelas de River Forest continuarán en e-Learning para mañana, 17 de febrero. Los estudiantes no se reportan a la escuela los días de e-Learning y podrán contactar a sus maestros para iniciar sesión a partir de las 9 mañana.
Due to the inclement weather, the executive session and School Board meeting set for tonight have been changed to Thursday, February 18th 2021. The executive session will be held from 5:30pm -7:00 pm and the school board meeting will be held at 7:00 pm. in the RFHS Auditorium in the round. In the event of inclement weather on that night, both meetings will be held virtually. Debido a las inclemencias del tiempo, la sesión ejecutiva y la reunión de la Junta Escolar programada para esta noche se cambiaron al jueves 18 de febrero de 2021. La sesión ejecutiva se llevará a cabo de 5:30 pm a 7:00 pm y la reunión de la junta escolar se llevará a cabo a las 7:00 pm. en el Auditorio RFHS en la ronda. En caso de inclemencias el tiempo esa noche, las reuniones se realizarán de forma virtual.
This is a message from the Food Service Department: Wednesday’s meal distribution will be canceled because of weather conditions. We are tentatively planning on distributing these meals on Friday, February 19th. We will keep you updated on any changes. Thank you for your continued support. Este es un mensaje del Departamento de Servicio de Alimentos La distribución de comidas del miércoles se cancelará debido a las condiciones climáticas. Tentativamente estamos planeando repartir estas comidas el viernes 19 de febrero. Lo mantendremos informado sobre cualquier cambio. Gracias por su continuo apoyo.
Due to inclement weather all students will participate in an E-Learning Day on February 16, 2021. Students do not report to school on E-Learning Days and will be able to contact their teachers to log on beginning at 9 am.
Greetings Evans Families, Friday, February 5th will be an e-Learning day due to the Winter Weather Advisory for our area. Students do not report to school on E-Learning Days and will be able to contact their teachers to log on beginning at 9 am.
Greetings River Forest Families, Tuesday, January 26th, will be an e-Learning day due to the expected inclement weather. Students do not report to school on E-Learning Days and will be able to contact their teachers to log on beginning at 9 am. Due to school being cancelled for January 26th, the PSAT and WIDA tests will be rescheduled at a later date.
Attention River Forest Students, Teachers, and Community Members. River Forest freshman Geddy Trezak has been nominated for Region Artist of the Year (under age 21 division). The awards will be announced in March and the fan voting portion of the process is currently underway. Please visit https://www.theregionmedia.com/ and scroll down to cast your vote for him. This is a huge honor for him and our band program, so take a moment to show your River Forest Pride!! You can check out some of his videos and also access the voting link by logging in to geddytrezak.com
In response to the Lake County Board of Health placing Lake County in the Red category for Covid -19, we are now required to do the following for all K-12 activities: Only participants, support personnel, and parents/guardians will be allowed at all events and games. All tickets will be sold Pre-Sale in the RFMS/RFHS Main Office for upcoming games from 8am-3pm. No siblings or non-participating students will be allowed at games at this time. No tickets will be sold at the event or game. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our Ingot Community safe.
Below is the link for Indiana's School COVID-19 Data Dashboard. It is updated weekly on Monday at 12pm. https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2393.htm
Don't forget picture day at Evans is tomorrow 10/9! Bring your smiles!
Join us for a spooky night of RF fun! October 27th from 4:30-6pm on the MS/HS track. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lunch is available at Evans today until 1:00! We have cheeseburgers and fries for lunch and fruit and waffles for tomorrow's breakfast! Come by and grab lunch! We will also have lunch hand out for and additional time today only from 3 to 4.
Dear River Forest Families, As you know, a student needs to make sure they are eating well in order for them to focus on their school work. During the virtual learning process the River Forest Food Service Department will be handing out meals for our students during the week of August 25th through August 28th at your child’s home school between 11:00 to 12:30. The price for these meals will be charged at your child's eligibility rate. Therefore if your student’s status is reduced or full pay your child must have funds in their lunch account in advance. You can add money to your students account by using our online payment system SendMoneyToSchool.com. For more detailed information and the first week’s menu please go to the Food Service Department link on the River Forest Community Schools website. Thank you and have a great day.
Evans VIRTUAL Back to School Night! Check your email for an invitation to a live ZOOM meeting with your child's teacher on Monday, August 24 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.
Back to School Information Hello Panther families! If you haven't picked up your kiddo's Chromebook, please stop in between 8 and 3 to get it. ALL students need a school device--even if you have something else at home all students must use the school chrome for school work. Call 219-962-1608 if you have questions! First day of distance learning is 8/25. Kids need to log on to their chromes by 8:45 and their teacher will invite them to class. No link to click...no web page....an invitation will pop up on their screen inviting them to class. Easy! Monday, August 24 we will have a pick-up/Meet the Teacher event. Drive up through the bus circle and meet your teacher and pick up books and supplies! Kindergarten students will not attend- they have appointments with their teachers on Tuesday 8/25. All other students should follow this schedule: Grade 1 12:00-1:00 Grade 2 1:00-2:00 Grade 3 2:00-3:00 Grade 4 3:00-4:00 Grade 5 4:00-5:00 From 5:30 to 6:30 on Monday 8/24, join your child's teacher on a LIVE Zoom meeting. Invitations will be sent via email later in the week. Students should be able to see who their teacher is in their Harmony account no later than this Friday. Teachers are usually announced the day before school starts...we are hoping this early announcement helps!
-NOTICE- BOARD PUBLIC WORK SESSION: The River Forest Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees will conduct a work session in front of the public on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 5:30 – 6:50 p.m. in the RFHS Media Center, 3300 Indiana Street, Hobart, IN 46342. Purposes of a Work Session The Board wishes to inform the public that the purpose of the work session is to receive information concerning agenda topics listed that are relevant to the Board. The Board will not take any action during this work session and any action taken will occur at the regular scheduled board meeting. Agenda for August 18, 2020 Board Public Work Session at 5:30 pm 1. Principal reports on reopening plans
Hello Panther Families! The first day of distance learning will be Tuesday, August 25. Students should log on to their Chromebooks and go to Google Classroom. They will see their teacher's Google Classroom there- click on it and you are ready to begin. Students should log in by 8:45 in the morning. All students will begin with Community Circle followed by Reading Block. Specials are from 11:00 to 11:40 and will be accessed through Google Classroom as well. Lunch and recess for all students will be from 11:40 until 12:40. Students will log back in to their teacher's Google Classroom at 12:40 for Math, Science and Social Studies until 2:15. We are looking forward to an exciting start to a very unusual school year! Stay tuned for details on Meet the Teacher on Monday, August 24. Panther Pride!
River Forest Families, The State of Indiana has made constant changes and has not provided clear guidance for schools. We have heard many concerns from our families, teachers, and principals. Because of these reasons, and in consulting with our School Board, the River Forest School Calendar will be adjusted. Our first e-Learning Day will take place on Tuesday, August 25th. This will provide more time for schools to work with parents and students for registration, scheduling, and assist with their Chromebooks and technology. This will help to ensure that our new school year begins the best way that it can. Principals will be providing parents more detailed plans for each school. If you have not registered your children, please contact your school. Thank you, Dr. Disney Familias de River Forest, El estado de Indiana ha hecho cambios constantes y no ha dado una guía clara para las escuelas. Hemos escuchado muchas dudas de nuestras familias, maestros y directores. Por estas razones, y en consulta con nuestro Consejo Escolar, se ajustará el Calendario Escolar de River Forest. Nuestro primer día de e-Learning será el martes 25 de agosto. Esto dará más tiempo para que las escuelas trabajen con los padres y los estudiantes para el registro, la programación, y ayudar con sus Chromebooks y tecnología. Esto ayudará a asegurar que nuestro nuevo año escolar comience de la mejor manera posible. Los directores darán a los padres planes más detallados para cada escuela. Si no ha registrado a sus hijos, llame a su escuela. Gracias, Dr. Disney
To help support E-learning and child care, the Lake Station Boys & Girls Club will be open 6:30 am-6:30 pm. Staff will be providing virtual learning assistance and fun programming for members. Pre-registration is required along with weekly fees and a current membership. For information, please visit the Club’s website at www.bgcgreaternwi.org and then click on “Register for Back to School". You can also call 219-963-3200. Spots are limited and are first-come, first-served. Para ayudar a apoyar el aprendizaje electrónico y el cuidado infantil, el Club de Niños y Niñas de Lake Station estará abierto de 6:30 de la mañana a 6:30 de la tarde. El personal proveerá asistencia de aprendizaje virtual y programación divertida para los miembros. Se requiere preinscripción junto con costos semanales y una membresía actual. Para obtener información, visite el sitio web del Club en www.bgcgreaternwi.org y luego haga clic en 'Registrarse para volver a la escuela ". También puede llamar al 219-963-3200. Los espacios son limitados y se son por orden de llegada.
KINDERGARTEN PANTHERS! Please join us tomorrow at 12:00 for a virtual Kindergarten Orientation! Check your email for the invitation--please call the school at 219-962-1608 if you do not see your invitation! Can't wait to see your smiles!
Chromebook Pick-Up Evans Elementary Wednesday, August 12 & Thursday, August 13 12:00-6:00 All Evans students may come pick up a Chromebook to use for in-school and distance learning. -Drive to Evans and enter the parking lot via Nebraska Street--just like we do for the car rider line. -Please stay in your car and in the line. Stop at Door C. You will be directed to advance to cone #1, #2 or #3. -Pull ahead to that cone and stop in front of the table. -Put your car in park. Step out and fill out the form to receive a loaner Chromebook for your child to use for in-school and distance learning. There is a device for every student---they will NEED them for both in-school and distance learning this school year. Questions? Call us at 219-962-1608.
Great news for Evans families that need child care due to the school closure! To help support E-learning and child care, the Lake Station Boys & Girls Club will be open 6:30 am-6:30 pm. Staff will be providing virtual learning assistance and fun programming for members. Pre-registration is required along with weekly fees and a current membership. For information, please visit the Club’s website at www.bgcgreaternwi.org and then click on “Register for Back to School". You can also call 219-963-3200. Spots are limited and are first-come, first-served.
Parent Survey for Enrollment Choice (Links below) We really need your survey results to help us make re-entry plans. Please complete this SHORT SURVEY! It literally takes 1 minute and is only 6 quick questions. Other than typing the names, the rest are check boxes. PLEASE COMPLETE THIS TODAY IF POSSIBLE!!! Choice A - Traditional 5 days in-person Choice B - e-Learning option (English Survey) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSei3_Nka_aWKGI2F9bm4oSu-dWbOzcXWIRYLVrCuH3eI5BQaA/viewform (Encuesta española) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFtoBeldBe9oyrc2KmbwefLJvE6SmN9eOm28WO9YSbUyrCAg/viewform
Updated School Supply Lists Kindergarten 1 set of headphones, labeled with child's name (no earbuds) 4 Boxes 24 ct. Crayons 1 Box Classic Colors Markers 1 Pair Blunt School Scissors 1 - 4 or 6 Pack of Dry Erase Markers 8 or 10 Large Glue Sticks-1.4 oz 2 large Boxes of Kleenex Tissues 1 Container of Clorox Wipes or Baby Wipes 1 Box of No. 2 Pencils (12 pack) 1 Spiral Notebook of 70 or more sheets 1 box Ziploc sandwich bags - GIRLS - please bring regular sandwich size bags, BOYS - please bring gallon size bags 1 Book Bag (backpack) - big enough to hold reg. sized folder 1" hard binder 1 pencil box 1 extra face cover 1st Grade 1 set of headphones, labeled with child's name (no earbuds) 1 Package of No. 2 Pencils Large Erasers 3 Boxes of 16 Count Crayons Scissors 6 large Glue Sticks School Box for Supplies Book Bag 2 Folders 3 Spiral Notebook 5 Black Dry Erase Markers 2 Highlighters 2 Box of Kleenex 1 Container of Unscented Baby Wipes 1 box Large Baggies *Art Supply List 2nd Grade 1 set of headphones labeled w/ child's name (no earbuds) 3 Boxes No. 2 Pencils 2 Boxes (24 Count) Crayola Crayons 1 Box Classic Markers 1 Box Colored Pencils 5 Pack of EXPO Dry Erase Markers 1 EXPO Dry Eraser 4 BIG Glue Sticks-77 oz. 1 Pair Scissors 2 Pink Erasers 2 Plastic Pocket Folders 1 School Box for supplies (hard plastic) 1 School Bag big enough for folders 2 Packages Sanitizing Wipes (Clorox/Lysol/etc) 2 boxes of 200 ct. Kleenex 1 Box Gallon Size Ziplock Bags 1 Box Sandwich size Ziplock Bags 1 soft pencil case *Art Supply list 3rd Grade - Warshall 1 set of headphones - MANDATORY 2 Composition Books 2 packs of Wide Rule Loose Leaf Paper 2 packs No. 2 pencils 3 large boxes of Tissue 3 Dry Erase Markers 2 Large Bottles of Hand Sanitizer Erasers 24 ct. Box of Crayons Scissors Glue Stick & Bottle of Glue 1 Spiral Notebooks (wide rule) 2 Containers of Clorox Wipes 1 pack of Red Pens 2 packs of Post-It Notes *Art Supply List 3rd Grade - Childs *Art Supply list 4th Grade Supply List 1 set of headphones - MANDATORY Pencil box for art supplies 4 Packs of Paper (wide ruled) 1 Composition Notebook 2 boxes of Kleenex 2 plastic folders with 2 pockets 2 containers of Clorox/Lysol Wipes 1 pack of erasers Multiplication and Division Flash Cards 4 boxes of No. 2 pencils 10 Dry Erase Markers minimum (for year, daily use) 1 pack of Black or Blue pens 2 large Glue Sticks (separate from art box) 3 Highlighters *Art Supply List 5th Grade Supply List 1 set of Headphones to be left at school- MANDATORY cloth face covering 2 packs of wide ruled paper Crayons (Crayola brand preferred) Colored Pencils (Crayola brand preferred) glue scissors Art box or pouch 1" Binder 5 binder divider tabs Pack of No. 2 Pencils (12 pack) 3 Pink erasers 1 pack of Highlighters 4 to 6 Dry Erase Markers 2 boxes of Tissue disinfectant wipes hand sanitizer *Art Supply List Ms. Franklin's Supply List 1 Backpack 1 set of Headphones - MANDATORY 1 refillable water bottle 2 cloth face masks 2 boxes Kleenex 2 rolls paper towel 2 sanitizing wipes Clorox/Lysol/etc. ALL students need the following Art Supplies: Pencil Eraser Crayons Colored Pencils Glue Scissors Pencil Box **Supplies should be purchased by the second week of school!! HEADPHONES FOR ALL GRADES ARE MANDATORY!
Attention RFCSC Parents, The Athletics and Extra-Curricular guidelines have been updated on our Return to Learn plan. The plan now states: "Students participating in extracurricular must be aware of guidelines afforded by IHSAA regarding eligibility requirements as they relate to the minimum number of periods students must attend class in-person to remain eligible for sanctioned participation when the schools are open. Meaning all students, whether students choose option A (attend class at school) or option B (attend eLearning/remote class) may participate in extra-curricular if they have completed a release form, meet IHSAA requirements of attendance in eLearning/remote class or in person class, and maintain eligibility. " To view the complete plan please visit: www.rfcsc.k12.in.us
Yearbooks are in! Stop in to pick your up tomorrow between 9 and 2! We have some extras for sale $15!
Tuition and New Kindergarten Registration is on at Evans! Come in Friday from 9-2 with documentation items to finalize registration! We can't wait to see your smiles! Bring in birth certificate, shot record, and proof of address...get those new Panthers on the books!
Registration for NEW and RETURNING TUITION students and KINDERGARTEN students is open right now @ www.rfcsc.k12.in.us . JUNE 11 & 12 come in and bring the documents needed to complete registration: birth certificate immunization records proof of address ( utility bill, mortgage papers, water bill, driver's license, tax bill) We can't wait to see your smiles!
RFCSC School Board will be meeting for an Executive Session Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 5 pm in the RFI Learning Center
Be sure to stop by tomorrow to pick up anything that was left in your child's desk! Kinder 9 to 10 1st 10 to 11 2nd 11 to 12 3rd 12 to 1 4th 1 to 2 5th 2 to 3 Please come to Door C on the East side of the building. See you tomorrow!
Need help with e-Learning? The Boys & Girls Club is excited to announce the launch of their new "Club Connect" resources for Club members and their parents. This link has the info: https://www.bgcgreaternwi.org/club-connect/
Check out this awesome video our Evans staff made for our students! Special thanks to mix-masters Stacy and Abby Witt for putting it together! https://youtu.be/Owo_immnMCE
Panthers! Check out the new section on our webpage- Learning at Home Tip of the Day---there will be some fun ideas posted each day for engaging your little Panther during the school closure!
During the Food Drive this Wednesday, we have “Need-a-Read” bags to pass out to RF families while supplies last. These books were generously donated by the Lake Station/New Chicago Public Library! A BIG THANKS to Julie Bradford, our local librarian for her help on making this happen for our district!
Hey Panthers! Our eLearning days will continue to be TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY each week. Please make sure your child logs in each day and completes the lessons. Show your Panther Pride!
Hey Panthers! Be sure to stop by River Forest High School for food pickup on Wednesday, April 1 from 1:00 to 4:00. Every child 18 and under who is present will receive 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches! Come by and get some yummies for your kiddos!
Pick-up food service is available on Wednesday, March 18 from 9 to 1 and 3 to 3 at RFHS Door D. Each child who is present will receive 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches. Supplies are limited, but equal amounts will be available each session.
Evans Elementary will be closed through April 10 for students. Students were sent home with work packets to complete. Also, students with internet access should complete assigned eLearning activities online as well. Parents who have fundraiser paperwork to turn in, please drop it off at the Evans office Monday, March 16 through Wednesday March 18. There are NO eLEARNING assignments for MONDAY MARCH 16. eLearning assignments will be posted beginning Tuesday, March 17. Spring Break is the week of March 23-27 so there will be NO eLEARNING assignments. eLearning assignments resume and will be posted daily for the weeks of March 30- April 3 and April 6 -10.
RFCSC Summer School dates: Wednesday, June 3 to Tuesday, June 23. 8am to 12pm daily.
Mc School Night- Tuesday 2/25 4:30 to 7:30
Join us at Hobart DQ on Tuesday, February 25 to celebrate Barney's 10th birthday. FREE cones for all Evans students!
Special Board Meeting Friday, February 21, 2020 at 5 pm at the Administration Building.
Ask your child about the fun and informative lessons they had in PE class this week. Mr. Ambroziak is helping our Panthers learn about ways to get and stay healthy as a part of our Kids Heart Challenge.
Good morning Evans families, Due to a last minute emergency, students riding Bus 4 will be picked up approximately 35 minutes later than usual this morning. I sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.
Today, Thursday February 13 will be an eLearning day for all River Forest Community School Corporation schools. All school buildings are closed and all school related activities are cancelled. Please make sure your child logs into his/her Google Classroom for today's attendance and assignments. Keep warm and be safe!
School has been canceled for today, Thursday, February 13th. Because of this all students will participate in a eLearning day. Students do not report to school on eLearning days and will be able to contact their teachers to log on beginning at 9am.
All schools will be on a two hour delay Thursday, February 13th. Students should be at bus stops two hours later than the normal pick up time. School doors will open two hours later than normal. Elementary schools will not be serving breakfast.
Girls on the Run Parent Meeting 3:30 on Tuesday, February 11
All schools will be on a two hour delay Thursday, February 6th. Students should be at bus stops two hours later than the normal pick up time. School doors will open two hours later than normal. Elementary schools will not be serving breakfast.
Here's a quick link to register for the Kids Heart Challenge! Sign up today and help Evans meet our goal! http://www2.heart.org/goto/henryevans
Panther Pride Popcorn Day is Friday, February 7. Remember to wear Panther or River Forest spirit wear for a chance for your class to win FREE popcorn next month!
Math Bowl try-outs are tomorrow after school. Practices begin on 2/11 and will be every Tuesday and Thursday after school.
Evans' Student Council is working on a community service project to support the Feline Community Network in Hobart. Students are asked to bring in a one dollar donation to participate. Every dollar helps! Check out their webpage and help your kiddo find a way to earn a dollar to donate to help our community partner! https://www.felinecommunitynetwork.org/
Executive Session 4:30 pm and Special Board Meeting, Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 5 pm - RFI Learning Center
eLearning day is going great so far! We have had so many kiddos working on and finishing lessons already! Thank you families and kids for your great efforts!
Today is eLearning Day! Teachers will have assignments for today posted by 9am. Remember to click the attendance tab FIRST! Happy eLearning!
Bus 3 and Bus 4 will be doubling afternoon routes today. Please expect students who ride Bus 3 and Bus 4 to arrive home approximately 30 minutes later than usual today.
Don't forget Red Ribbon Week...show your support by wearing Red on Wednesday, costumes on Thursday, and Evans or River Forest spirit wear on Friday!
We had fantastic attendance on Friday- ADM Day- thank you to all kids and families for making Evans a fabulous place to learn and grow!
We're having a fantastic morning at Evans Elementary!