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 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. in.us or Mr. Horka at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: