Middle school football begins next Monday, August 2, 20221. Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student interested in playing needs to report to the football field next Monday at 3pm. Practices will take place daily, Monday through Thursday, from 3 to 5pm. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PHYSICAL TO PARTICIPATE!
Michelle Martin, thank you for contributing to the success of River Forest students with your White Level donation to RF's scholarship fund!!!
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.
Remember today js a delayed start B day! Schedule is posted to all Google classrooms! Classes begin at 8:30 with 5th Block.
Dear 8th grade families, I'm happy to announce that River Forest Middle School will host a live 8th grade graduation inside RF this year! Here are the important details: Date: Tuesday, June 8th Time: 10am Location: River Forest High School Gymnasium Who: All 8th grade students (remote and in person) Tickets: maximum 2 per student Pick Up: Tickets can be picked up beginning Monday, May 24th in the main office In order to safely meet the requirements of the Lake County Health Department and the River Forest Return to Learn Plan, students will be seated 3-6 feet apart on folding chairs on the gym floor. Parents/guardians are asked to sit together, but distanced from other families on either side of the gym bleachers. A strict limit of 2 tickets per student will be enforced. Per the Lake County Health Department and the River Forest Return to Learn Plan, all attendees must wear a mask inside River Forest. Dress: Students are encouraged to dress up for the event. No jeans or shorts will be allowed All 8th grade students in attendance will receive a certificate of completion and any class specific awards in a file folder after their name is called---similar to a high school graduation. Unlike years past, we will announce the recipients of awards, but not receive awards one at a time. The entire ceremony will last approximately 45 minutes. Parents may sign their 8th grader out after the completion of the ceremony. Bottled water will be available. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you, Randy Horka, RFMS Principal
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!
Happy Mother’s Day Ingots!
Congratulations to Mrs. Pugh and the River Forest Middle School Academic Team for placing 3rd in English in the entire State of Indiana at Monday’s State Finals!
Next Tuesday, May 4th, is a scheduled e-Learning day. There will be no in person attendance and no live video teaching. Students will complete assignments via their Google classrooms bases on a B day schedule. Assignments will be posted by 9am on 5/4.
From Mrs. DeRolf: Please accept my apologies- no caps & gowns can be picked up before May 7th. Mrs. DeRolf believed that all products had been received but that is not the case. Again, please accept my apologies and we’ll see you May 7th between 11:30 & 1 in the back of building by Door C
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.
Mrs. Hecht's 4th grade class at Meister designed and submitted a recycle bin for a contest sponsored by Pepsi. WE HAVE BEEN CHOSEN AS 1 OF THE 7 FINALISTS NATIONWIDE AND COULD WIN $2,500!!! Please go on this link, click on our "Moooove to Recycle" Cow, and "Like" it to cast a vote for us: https://pep.si/3a8fwVk
Attention Senior Parents!!!! Virtual students can pick up their caps & gowns on May 7th during SRT, outside near Door C. In-person students who are paid in full- you can get yours from Mrs. DeRolf, please see her in room 205 NEXT WEEK. Statements for those who have not paid yet will be sent next week. If you would like to pay with a credit or debit card that must be done by May 5th and by calling 1-800-JOSTENS or 1-260-758-9673. You may pay on May 7th with cash ONLY. Any questions please contact Josten’s or Mrs DeRolf at extension 3101 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder: there is no school tomorrow, Friday, April 2. Classes resume on Monday, April 5
Ingots! Remember that tomorrow, April 2nd, there is no school. No virtual, no E-Learning, nothing. Enjoy your extended weekends!
For Facebook with the flyer I just sent you... All seniors should have received this flyer in the mail over Spring Break, just for clarification here’s some additional info: Ivy Tech will be here on April 13 during SRT to do a presentation on their ASAP program. It’s a local program that will earn you an associate degrees in one year- so this time next year you will be a junior in college! It is close to home and extremely affordable. It is especially great for those of you who may be nervous about post-secondary education- class sizes are small and you stay with the same group of people for all your classes. Also, there is almost guaranteed scholarship money for bigger state schools upon completion of the program. Due to Covid restrictions it is imperative that you RSVP to Mrs DeRolf at email@example.com Even if you’re not sure college is for you this may worth the listen!
Middle and High School Families: Parent teacher conferences will be held virtually or via phone call from 4-7 on Wednesday, March 31. Call the school at 962-7551 to reserve your time!
Middle and High School Families: Parent teacher conferences will be held virtually or via phone call from 4-7 on Wednesday, March 31. Call the school at 962-7551 to reserve your time!
On Wednesday March 31st RFHS will be having parent teacher conferences virtually or by phone from 4pm - 7pm. This is a fantastic opportunity to discuss student progress! Feel free to reach out to them if you want to guarantee a time slot.
The IU Northwest Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships will be offering one last Virtual Financial Aid Night before the Indiana state FAFSA deadline. Zoom In on Thursday, March, 25, 2021 at 6pm. Families can register at this link: https://tinyurl.com/FAnight
Attention RFHS Senior Families: The deadline to submit the FAFSA is Thursday, April 15th, 2021!!! Any senior seeking financial assistance for a post-secondary education should complete this process. In addition, ALL 21st Century Scholars MUST complete this task in order to remain eligible for their award. River Forest HS hosts INvestEd for a virtual FAFSA Completion Event Thursday, April 1st from 6-8pm (CT). INvestEd will be available to assist students and families with filling out & filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Click on the link below, you’ll be directed to the INvestEd Event Registration page. After you fill out the short registration, you’ll be automatically approved and allowed to join the session! https://live.remo.co/e/valparaiso-hs-virtual-fafsa-comp/register
Junior and Senior girls! Hoosier Girls State is a TRULY life changing opportunity, and one that you do not want to miss out on. Check out the linked video to learn more about it. If you are interested, see Mr.Moore for more information. https://youtu.be/52Np5y8WbVQ
Don't Forget! Interested in playing HS Girls Tennis? Come to the RF Tennis Courts today at 315PM to meet with Coach Guel. Interested in trying out for HS Baseball? Report to the Locker Rooms in the HS Parking Lot at 3PM today. Interested in Boys Golf? Please contact Mr.Wendell in his room at the school. The 1st Golf practice is today at 3PM.
Anyone in Grades 9-12 interested in playing HS Girls Tennis please come to the RF Tennis Courts on Monday, 3-15-21 at 315PM to meet with Coach Guel, practice starts at 330PM. Anyone in Grades 9-12 interested in trying out for HS Baseball, please report to the Locker Rooms in the HS Parking Lot at 3PM on Monday, 2-15-21. Anyone in Grades 9-12 interested in Boys Golf, please contact Mr.Wendell in his room at the school. The 1st Golf practice is 3-15-21 at 3PM.
Less than one week remains of quarter 3, let's finish strong! Get that work turned in, make up missing assignments, and keep that positive attitude in place! Q3 ends on March 17th.
Wed March 10 is the last day for families declare whether their child will return in person for the 4th Quarter. March 18 begins Q4. Only parents with students currently in remote need to contact us. If they are remote and you wish to keep them in remote you don’t have to do anything. Call the main office if you want to switch back.
Middle and High School Students: Wednesday, March 10 is a delayed Start B Day. 5th block begins at 8:30. Schedule for the day is on our Google Classrooms.
Reminder: NO SCHOOL TOMORROW (3/9/21) This is a scheduled day off. No elearning.
Make sure you are familiar with the schedule for next week! We are off on Tuesday, March 9th! Monday will be an A day, Wednesday B, Thursday A, and Friday B.
There is no school on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. This is NOT an elearning day.
Now that we are in March, we are in the final countdown until the end of grading period 3. This grading period ends on March 17th, which gives you just 15 days to get those grades up! Don't be afraid to ask your teachers what work can still be turned in!
Congrats to the high school students who performed at the ISSMA Virtual Solo and Ensemble this year! Both of those who performed solos received gold ratings!
RFHS would like to cheer on our HS boys basketball team as they go up against North Newton tonight AT North Newton at 5:30. Go Ingots!
RF Students, we are just over three weeks away from the end of quarter 3. Please make sure you are making good use of SRT to finish current assignments, missing work, etc... Your teachers are available during this time to HELP you with whatever you need!
Attention Juniors and Seniors who are re-testing ISTEP: We will test on Friday, 2/19 and Monday, 2/22 to make up for the past two weather cancellations. Please make sure to arrive at school promptly by 7:50 each day.
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.
Attn RFMS and RFHS Students and Families: Wednesday, February 17 will be a ‘B’ Day eLearning Day. This means your teachers will post lessons for your B day classes only. Remember that you will not have live lessons, but rather assignments posted on your teacher’s google classrooms. All assignments will be posted by 9am. Teachers will be available to assist via email from 9-2.
Due to continuing poor conditions outside, students will participate in an E-Learning day on Wednesday, February 17th. This will be a B Day, so there will be work for periods 5, 6, and 7!
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.
Attn RFMS and RFHS Students: Tomorrow will be an “A” Day eLearning Day. This means your teachers will post lessons for your A day classes only. Remember that you will not have live lessons, but rather assignments posted on your teacher’s google classrooms. All assignments will be posted by 9am. Teachers will be available to assist via email from 9-2.
Due to inclement weather; Tuesday, February 16th will be an E-Learning day. We will be on an A Day schedule, so you will complete work for periods 1, 2, 3, and 4. Work will be posted by 9 AM!
Remember that there is NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 15th! We will be back on Tuesday with an A day schedule. Enjoy your long weekend!
RFHS students and families! Tomorrow, January 5th, will be an E-Learning day due to anticipated winter weather arriving tonight. It will still be a B day- so you will have work for periods 5, 6, and 7. Assignments will be posted by 9 AM!
Attention RF Sophomore Families. Last year's freshmen had their "Relentless Peer Mentoring" experience cut short due to the pandemic. As a result, A Positive Approach to Teen Health is providing all current sophomores the opportunity to participate in their 10th grade program, "Love Notes", an evidenced-based holistic approach to risk prevention with a focus on positive youth development and healthy relationships. To ensure no instructional time is lost, the program will take place on Tuesdays during SRT from 11:40 AM - 12:40 PM starting next Tuesday, February 9th and continue throughout the remainder of the year. Participation is not mandatory, but we are hopeful the majority of students will take advantage of this offer. Please see the attached Parent Notification Letter from A Positive Approach to Teen Health for additional details. Parents that decide to opt their children out of the program may do so using one of the following online consent forms: For English – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LoveNotesConsent En Espanol – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/consentimientoLoveNotes
Congratulations to the Ingot Wrestling team! 10 wrestlers are on their way to the regional competition next weekend. The most regional qualifiers in school history!
Athletics Announcement: As a result of being in the Orange for COVID-19 for the 2nd week in a row, we can now have 25% capacity at our games. For this Saturday's GSSC HS Boy's Basketball game at 5:30pm vs Lake Station Edison, we will be allowing 25% capacity with no restrictions on fans. The first 25% to purchase tickets will be allowed to enter. Tickets are NOW on sale in the RF MS/HS Main Office from 8am- 3pm. All fans must wear masks! Lake Station Edison Fans please purchase your tickets through Mr.Jeff Bean the Lake Station Edison Athletic Director. This is for your allotted tickets. Tickets will only be sold at the gate if we have any under 25% capacity left. All tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students.
Interested in attending IUN after you graduate? During SRT on Friday, IUN will be hosting a virtual admissions event where you can talk to advisors and professors about what the college has to offer. Click the link to register! https://www.iun.edu/admissions/news-events/index.htm
Remember RFHS students, today is an E-learning day! It is still a B day, so you only have work for your B day classes. All assignments will be posted by 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.
Snow Day e-Learning on Tuesday, 1/26 Middle school and high school will have B day classes. -RH
RFHS students, are you a creative person with a passion for art? If so, Art Club might be something you are interested in! Fill out the Art Club survey posted on your SRT teacher's Google Classroom!
Friday, January 22nd, there will be a call-out meeting for the Champions Together Committee during SRT. If you are interested in participating, join the Google Meet shared by your SRT teacher during SRT tomorrow!
We are officially done with adjusted schedules. Thursday and Friday this week have normal start and stop times. Thursday is an A day and Friday is a B day.
Reminder: Tuesday 1/19 is an A Day and it is normal start and dismissal. Wednesday, 1/20 is a delayed start, but we’re following a modified B Day Schedule. Times are posted in teacher Google classrooms.
A HUGE congratulations is due for the RFHS wrestling team. On Saturday they became conference champs!!! Another Ingot win!
You did it! Finals are over, the semester is complete, and you survived! Enjoy your 3 day weekend and come back on Tuesday ready conquer semester two.
Here is our schedule for next week: Monday, January 18, 2021: No school (MLK Day) Tuesday, January 19, 2021: A Day, regular start and dismissal Wednesday, January 20, 2021: B with a delayed start---school begins at 8:30, but will include only periods 5, 6, SRT, and 7 Thursday, January 21, 2021: A day regular start and dismissal Friday, January 22, 2021: B day regular start and dismissal Remember: Tuesday begins the start of the third quarter, second semester. Wednesday is a delayed start, but a B day schedule. Class times have been posted on all teacher google classrooms. Call us if you have any questions... Mr. Horka
3rd and 4th period finals and the First Semester is Over! Dismissal at 2:01!
Cap & Gown Orders!!!! Paper order forms are available in the main office for any senior that would prefer to pay by cash or check (make out to River Forest High School). Any questions please contact Mrs DeRolf at firstname.lastname@example.org or extension 3101
MS & HS: Today we take our 2nd and 6th period Final Exams. Remember: dismissal is 2:01 again today!
There are still over 70 graduates who have not ordered a cap & gown. Mrs DeRolf sent an email to all of those students and their parents (if they have an updated email in Harmony) last week that included a link to order online. By the end of this week there will be paper forms in the main office for you to order as well- those forms must be filled out in person and can be paid by cash or check. Please contact Mrs DeRolf if there are any circumstances where you cannot order or will not be ordering a cap & gown ASAP. email@example.com Ext 3101
Remember: Today is a C day!
Picture ReTake day will be Wednesday, February 3. Details about times for remote learners will be posted soon.
Welcome back RFHS students! We hope that you are well rested and prepared to finish out the semester strong. Remember that this week we remain virtual, so log in to your classes just as you did before break!
Welcome Back Meister Vikings and Happy New Year! School resumes virtually this week from Jan 4th - 8th, from 9:00am to 2:30pm daily. Students are in the same virtual classes as before break, so log in to your regular Google Classroom today. We will let you know this week if we are able to reopen for in-person next Monday, Jan 11th. Breakfast and lunch pick-up will return to each building this Wednesday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. This is FREE! Just pull into the parking lot next to the building and our awesome cafeteria ladies will take care of you.
We had a great day on our final day before Christmas Break! Santa came by Meister and even rode in our Holiday Parade! We even had a principal with pointy ears today! It was great to see many of you during the Parade! We miss those smiling faces! We will se you back online Jan 4th for 1 week then we will plan to open for in-person classes the following Monday on Jan 11th based on the survey choices. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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
Congratulations to senior Christian Duh on being awarded the prestigious Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship! This scholarship guarantees Christian a practically free ride to any post-secondary institution in the state of Indiana. Christian is a multi-sport athlete, a member of the National Honor Society, Academic Decathlon, and is on the Governor's Cabinet for Indiana Youth and Government. He is proof that hard work really pays off!
Band Concert 12-9-20 The MS/HS RF Band Concert is from 5pm -720pm in the HS Gymnasium. All tickets are Pre Sale for $2 in the HS Main Office from 8am-3pm. Choir Concert 12-14-20 The MS/HS Choir Concert is at 7pm on 12-14-20. All tickets are Pre Sale for $2 in the HS Main Office from 8am - 3pm Monday - Friday.
Hello Miester Families! Ms. Burgos is our new English Language Learner assistant that will be working with students at Meister. We created a quick video presentation to introduce her to you. Please take a few minutes to watch the video and get to know her. She will be calling to meet you soon! The website link below will show you the video. ¡Hola familias de Miester! La Sra. Burgos es nuestra nueva asistente para estudiantes del idioma inglés que trabajará con los estudiantes de Meister. Creamos una breve presentación en video para presentársela. Tómese unos minutos para ver el video y conocerla. ¡Te llamará para conocerte pronto! El enlace del sitio web a continuación le mostrará el video. https://www.loom.com/share/a7eeb2688dca4e138dd830d5f1175516?sharedAppSource=personal_library
The link below includes a few "Reminders" for Meister going into the week of Thanksgiving and December! Check out the Free Breakfasts and Lunches for ALL students and our FAME Fridays coming in December! Click this link: https://5il.co/n8ao
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
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
RFMS picture day is October 15th
Dear River Forest Families, The River Forest Food Service Department will be combining a week's worth of meals which will include 5 days of breakfast and lunches and handing them out Wednesday at your child’s home school. Pick up hours will be from 11:00 to 1:00 pm and from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at each building. 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 student’s account by using our online payment system SendMoneyToSchool.com.
Tonight’s MS Football game has been postponed until tomorrow due to inclement weather. Kickoff is at 5:30 at RF.
The Middle and High Schools are switching to Google Meet for our first person instruction until we are able to fix our other platform. Thank you for your patience. Today and tomorrow has always been about getting kids logged in correctly. Your child will connect directly from their teachers google classroom page.
In case you didn't make it to our "Virtual Back to School Night", this is the slideshow presentation that includes all the teachers' individual pages they shared. You can click on their "All About Me" link to learn more about your teacher as well as their "Class Expectations" link to know more about what this year will be like in that grade. The first slide in the Slideshow is a chalkboard that has a list of the teachers by grade. You can click on any name to go to their class page or you can scroll through the presentation slide-by-slide to see what Mr. Worthington covered before the live classroom presentations began. His slides come right after the chalkboard at the beginning. We got a lot of feedback on the live connections tonight and will work to smooth these out this week. Please be patient as this is new software and we are still learning how to use all the bells and whistles as well. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vTM3CMomUuwMYsWo7_hhODA-lMsDm1w0GJY9j6zhBmjZfHgIYPtB47IhnBBCKEZYAlVWpnScrz9bJxH/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000
MS Girls Volleyball OPEN GYM/TRYOUTS DATES: AUGUST 25th and 26th TIME: 3 – 5:00 LOCATION: MS GYM GEAR: workout clothing, knee pads, water bottle, and face covering or mask (masks must be worn to enter the gym) FIRST TEAM PRACTICE: MONDAY AUGUST 27th, 3-5:00 YOU MUST HAVE A DOCTOR'S PHYSICAL and SINGED CONSENT FORMS TO PARTICIPATE!!!!!!! Physical Form Concussion and Cardiac Arrest IHSAA Health and Safety (forms can be printed and sent with athletes or we will provide them @ open gym) WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU….Go INGOTS! COACH FORSELL, COACH MOATS, & COACH ENGELS email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Mkmoats1101@comcast.net
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.
-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
Recording of Virtual Kg Orientation If you were working or couldn't attend this morning, I recorded the presentation again for you. Please click the link below to watch and don't forget to click on the Attendance link to let us know you attended live or watched this recording. Link for recorded orientation: https://www.loom.com/share/2348710d31744bf7b0f0f37b44b29b25 Attendance link - Please let us know you watched live or saw this recording by completing the quick form attached to this link! Thanks! https://forms.gle/9v11rdLuWMVsFGx19
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.
Virtual Kindergarten Orientation - Tuesday, 8/11 at 11:00am Below is a link to the flyer for our Virtual Kindergarten Orientation. This will be a Zoom online meeting and we will share a quick presentation about kindergarten, introduce yo to our awesome Kindergarten teachers, and have a time for questions and answers. We hope to be done in an hour or less. Please click the following link for the flyer and meeting invitation link. Just be sure to log on a few minutes before 11am so we can start on time. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LRqJ6zWOIEO_PurHA4HCbJkH9YIyPp64SY_vu0t11oA/edit?usp=sharing
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
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
Happy Father’s Day Ingots!
RFCSC School Board will be meeting for an Executive Session Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 5 pm in the RFI Learning Center
Congratulations to Ms. Kristina Ralston, River Forest School Corporation's Teacher of the Year! Dr. Pitcock shared these remarks about this exemplary teacher: "Kristina has been in the River Forest Community School District for 11 years as a teacher of Science. She currently also serves as Department Chair for her department. She is a student-centered educator with a tireless work ethic. Students have come to expect quality lessons and full utilization of instructional minutes. She is an advocate for students, parents, and colleagues. Kristina Ralston is one of the educators at River Forest High School setting the pace for student success."
Meister hosted a Virtual Awards Day Program today at 11:30am and we had a lot of families join us live, but if you were not able to do that we, recorded it! Here's the link to watch our program! https://www.loom.com/share/9d675ec3b87d4c33aea8acd2b3e801db
Don’t forget to join our Live Meister Virtual Awards Day presentation today at 11:30am! Just click the link to join. We will record and repost that later if you missed the live presentation. https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71542904205?pwd=dnJNeXZWa0xCVWNVVTFKMTI5MHZWUT09
Our 8th grade farewell is just around the corner. On Tuesday, June 2 from 4-6:30 the staff at RFMS will say goodbye to the class of 2024. The drive around "reverse parade" will take place between the hours of 4 and 6:30. Don't worry, it is not a 2 and a half hour ceremony. Families are encouraged to come any time between those hours. The parade circle will be located in the RF Football parking lot. Students will receive any awards from their academic teachers, winter sports awards from Mr. Wielgus, and receive their official Certificate of Completion from Mr. Horka and Mr. Milenkoff at the end. In practicing social distancing, students and families must stay in their vehicles and staff will only be able to take pictures with students next to their cars. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the main office.
Attention any student who borrowed a chromebook from the middle or high school or needs to return school related items: There will be two dates , Friday, May 29 and Monday, June 1. Both days the times for drop off will be from 9am to 1:30pm and will be at the middle school entrance by the MPR (closest to the river.) If you borrowed a chromebook please make sure to return the chromebook and the charger. Any high school student who is enrolled in summer school may keep their chromebook to use throughout the summer session.
The high school will be offering summer school this year and it begins Monday, June 8 and runs until Friday, July 10. HS summer school will be online using our A+ software, the same system we use for credit recovery. Summer school is open to any high school student who has failed a previous class and is looking to regain a credit. Email up to two choices to Mr. Moore at email@example.com. in.us or Mr. Horka at firstname.lastname@example.org
A final video message to say goodbye to our Meister Vikings! Have a great summer! Click the link to watch! https://youtu.be/ohrwrtpgZg4 A special thanks to Mrs. Wulitich for her creativity and video editing skills!
Hey Middle School! Tomorrow (Wednesday) is the last day to pick up locker bags. Meet me by the MPR (MS entrance) between 9-1. Mr. Horka
Breaking News: RFMS will host an 8th grade graduation farewell on Tuesday, June 2nd from 4-6:30 pm. Students will be encouraged to decorate their cars to drive with their family through the parking lot in between RFE & the football field and say farewell to their teachers and staff. Mr. Horka will give out 8th grade completion certificates at the end! More info will be coming! #WINtheDAY
Happy Mother’s Day Ingots!
Middle School Families, The RF custodial staff has carefully removed the contents of each locker and placed those contents into bags for easy pickup. On Wednesday, May 13 from 9 to 2, parents can pickup their student's belongings in front of the middle school entrance (by the river) near the MPR/Middle School Gym. This is for all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. HS students will go to the front office section of the building by the Ingot. Only legal guardians can pickup locker bags unless a signed note from a parent/guardian expresses otherwise. No exceptions can be made. In an effort to remain contactless, students/families will not be allowed into the building. As each car arrives, a staff member will place the locker bag on a table for pickup. If you have any questions, please email me at email@example.com Thank you, Mr. Horka, RFMS Principal
This is a correction to an earlier post about the achievements of our academic team. We are “Ingot Proud!” We apologize for the error.
Last night, the following RF Ingots were named to the Academic All-Conference team: Rachel Pratchett, Moncerath Morales, Ava Richard, & Eathan Faust. Jim Weitzel & Cindy Forsell were voted Coaches of the Year. Congratulations! I got Proud!
If you have a library book and you’re planning on picking up food this afternoon, Mrs. Barkauskas will have a return box available. Thank you!
We know it’s been a long time since we have all seen each other and laughed together so our Meister staff is sending you some smiles and funny jokes! Check out this link! 😂 https://youtu.be/DzjW4B1HWAo
Attention MS Parents, if your child needs a chromebook to use for elearning, contact Mr. Horka at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a pick up time.
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!
Today @suptdrmccormick had to make the difficult decision to close all schools thru the remainder of the year. Our mission remains the same however: to provide the best education possible for the RF community. Together we will remain #IngotStrong. Through the remainder of the year, the RFCSC will conduct online learning every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Para todos los estudiantes de la River Forest HS, MS, Meister, and Evans Elementary schools, los asignamientos por E-Learning (aprendizaje en línea) esta semana serán este Miércoles, Jueves y Viernes .... Y apartir de la próxima semana, y hasta nuevo aviso, serán Los Martes, Miércoles y Jueves... si tiene alguna pregunta, contacte al Director de la escuela Mr. Horka @ email@example.com. via correo electrónico
Hey RFMS! After this week, all future e-learning days will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. If you need help with accessing assignments, contact Mr. Horka at firstname.lastname@example.org
RFMS Families: Stop by RFHS on Wednesday, 4/1 from 1-4 for food pickup! Every child 18 and under who is present will receive 5 breakfasts and lunches!
FAFSA deadlines are approaching soon! Ivy Tech will be here with Praxair to help any students who need help filling out their FAFSA forms. Praxair will be sharing more about their Skills Pipeline program. These opportunities are too good to miss. Tonight from 5:30-7:30 @ RFHS.
Band concert in the HS gym Thursday, March 12 starting at 6pm!
RFCSC Summer School dates: Wednesday, June 3 to Tuesday, June 23. 8am to 12pm daily.
Choir Concert in the HS gym starts at 7pm on Monday, March 9!
Friday, March 13 is the last day of the 3rd Quarter!
Attention Juniors: Praxair will be hosting an Open House on 3/10 from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Round. This session will cover information for admission into the Ivy Tech manufacturing program. If accepted, the costs for the Ivy Tech courses will be completely covered. Students will benefit from small classes, hands-on learning, and gaining manufacturing skills while earning high school and college credits. Light refreshments will be provided at the meeting.
Winter sports are winding down but don’t miss these RF events this week: Inclusion Basketball tonight at Hobart HS, and Boys’ basketball @ Gary 21st Century 2/27 @ 5:30. This Saturday is Turnabout in the JH Multi-Purpose Room @ 6pm. Don’t miss out!
Attention Juniors and Seniors: there will be an informational college visit from Purdue Northwest March 10th during SRT. Sign up in the guidance office ASAP!
We are excited to announce that our Inclusion Basketball team will once again place Hobart High School this year. The second annual Inclusion Basketball game will be held at Hobart High School at 5:00pm, on Wednesday, February 26th. There will be a $1.00 entrance fee. All profits from the entrance fee will be donated to Special Olympics. We hope that you can come out and support your unified athletes as they take on the Brickies of Hobart. A fan bus will be provided for any River Forest students who would like to attend. The bus will leave at 4:30, on Wednesday. Once again, the game is scheduled for Wednesday, February 26th at 5:00pm, we hope to see you there!
On Saturday, February 22nd high school choir students will be at the State Solo & Ensemble competition. Soloists include: Jamie Cruz, Noah Gaddis, Seth Janiszewski, Monce Morales, Teague Sanders, & Marlin Walker. They are joined by the Women’s & Men’s Ensembles. Good luck to all our Ingot singers!
This Wednesday our unified athletes will be playing in our 2nd annual inclusion game. Join us at Hobart High School at 5 pm. Tickets are $1 at the door. All profits will be donated to Special Olympics. Don’t miss this great event!
Special Board Meeting Friday, February 21, 2020 at 5 pm at the Administration Building.
This Saturday night is Senior Night for Boys’ basketball. They will be battling it out with Washington Township at home starting at 5:30 pm. Don’t miss your chance to support our players.
Families of current 6-8th graders, please join us on Wednesday, February 26th at 6:00pm for a 25-minute parent informational meeting! A tour director will be there to meet you and explain more about this once-in-a-lifetime adventure to Washington, D.C. and Mt. Vernon during the summer of 2021. Contact Mr. Witt at email@example.com with any questions. Please consider joining us if you have any interest at all, as there will be FREE pizza! Don't miss out!
Congratulations to Jeffrey Bailey for being a state qualifier in wrestling. He will be representing RF this weekend in Indianapolis. Wish him luck. Jeffrey is Ingot Strong!
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.
Upcoming Study Tables Schedule: Tuesday: 6th ELA/Math; 7th Math; 8th Math Wednesday: 6th ELA/Math; 7th ELA; 8th ELA Study Tables run til 4 pm with late buses daily! #WINtheDAY
On Tuesday, 2/11, RFMS will hold its annual Winter PEP Rally for all winter sports, clubs, and academic teams. Later that evening, the Lady Ingots take on Edison beginning at 5pm in the MS gym!
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.
3rd quarter Progress reports for the Middle School will be given to students to bring home on Friday, 2/7. #WINtheDAY
Math Bowl try-outs after school on Thursday February 6. Practices begin 2/11 and will be every Tuesday and Thursday after school.
Good luck to the Girls' Basketball team tonight. They're bringing their best to Wheeler at Knox Middle School at 6 pm for Sectionals. Stay Ingot strong!
Tonight the Boys’ Basketball C Team plays against Hobart at 6 pm at Hobart HS. Come out and support your Ingot team away from home.
Boys' Basketball game tomorrow after school @ Meister...come out and celebrate the hard work of our elementary athletes!
From Ms. Erickson, RF Choir Director: Today at ISSMA vocal solo and ensemble competition six vocalists advanced to the state competition. They are Jamie Cruz, Noah Gaddis, Seth Janiszewski, Monce Morales, Teague Sanders, and Marlin Walker. The Women’s and Men’s ensembles also advanced to State. Those members are... Women’s ensemble: Laci Benain, Trinity Stiles, Selena Lopez, Andrea Flowers, Kira Chance, Mackenzie Wells, Audrey Huskisson, Mya Huskisson, and Hannah Kurgen. Men’s ensemble :Trey Edmaiston, Jordan Cleveland, Matt Charnago, Seth Janiszewski, Noah Gaddis, Jon Wilson, Riley Barrios, Ashton Bailey, and Marlin Walker. Ingot Strong!
Executive Session 4:30 pm and Special Board Meeting, Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 5 pm - RFI Learning Center
eLearning Video Tutorial: