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WE ARE Riverside Prep
Go Silver Knight Volleyball
VICTORY!! 30-7 vs Santa Rosa
Our 2015-2016 Cheer Squad is ready for the school year.
Cross Country leading the way
Senior Rock painting – the tradition continues
Choir is bringing Broadway and Disney to RP
Fall is in the air and we are starting the month off with the end of the first grading quarter and our Fall Break. Parent – Teacher conferences and report card pick-up will be on Wednesday, September 30 and Thursday, October 1 from 12:30-3:00 pm. This is the time for parents to meet with teachers one on one and discuss the progress of their students. Fall break will begin on Friday, October 2 and school will resume on Monday, October 12. The high school offices will be closed during this entire break. Enjoy this week off and come back refreshed and ready to push through until the end of the first semester on December 17.
As we begin the second quarter, we would like students and parents to be mindful of our attendance policy and the loss of instructional time when a student is absent or tardy. Students with excessive absences (10) will meet with the Assistant Principal and be placed on an attendance contract; as will students with excessive tardies (6). We remind everyone that even when having a valid excused absence (illness, doctors appointment, death in family), it is still an absence and does not mean they were not in school missing instruction. Please take the time to contact Mrs. Craft at 760-243-4136 ext 200 to explain your students absence when they are out.
We have a busy month of activities planned and ask that you visit the high school calendar tab on the main page to keep up with these events. As always we encourage everyone to get involved in events on campus and welcome students, parents, families and community members to our campus. We are experiencing technical difficulties with our message sign in front of the campus, and apologize for September messages still showing. We hope to have it up and running again soon.
JoAnn Baeten – Principal
TESTING: We will be offering the PSAT test to 9-11 grade students on October 14, 2015. This test is designed to give students access to the rigor and types of questions they will experience on the SAT test that colleges use as part of the admission process. Students will be given the opportunity to sign-up for the exam and pay the $16.00 (exact cash only) to Mrs. Sanchez by October 1. Space is limited to 100 test takers. The ASVAB test will take place on October 26, and is open to Juniors and Seniors. This is the same test that the military uses to gauge a students career aptitude and gives students an idea of the types of careers and majors they may want to focus on in the future. This does not mean they are signing up for the military, it simply is an exam that is offered to help guide students in goal setting for the future. It is strictly voluntary, however we do encourage students who are unsure of what they want to do after graduation to take it. There is no cost to take this exam. Students will need to sign up for the exam with Mrs. Sanchez no later than Wednesday, October 21.
CHOIR: We invite everyone to attend our Broadway/Disney Knight on October 14 at 6:00 pm in the gym. This promises to be a fun filled evening with both the Middle School and High School choirs performing selections from Broadway and Disney favorites.
HOMECOMING: RPHS is proud to welcome back alumni to our homecoming football game on Friday, October 23 at 7:00 pm. This years theme is American Horror Story and the class competition for the best golf cart float and the crowning of the King and Queen at halftime of the game. The Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, October 24 from 6-10 pm in the gym. This is a semi-formal dance and students must have a dance clearance form signed prior to purchasing a ticket. Guest clearance forms are also available and must be completed by the guest and their school as well. Dance ticket prices are: $35.00 with ASB and $40.00 without. The deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday, October 21. A clearance form must be completed prior to ticket purchase.
PICTURE MAKE-UP: Picture make-up day is Tuesday, October 20. Students who were absent, or not enrolled on September 16 will be able to take their school picture on this date. See Mrs. Craft in the attendance office for picture packets.
SENIOR PICTURES: Senior Picture deadline is November 10, 2015. Please contact LifeTouch photography at 760-601-3446 to schedule an appointment at their studio. Official yearbook pictures must be taken by LifeTouch, and there is a sitting fee of $30.00 that must be paid at the time of the sitting. Please contact the studio if you did not take your photo during the Senior Picture days of September 24, 25 and 26 on campus.
GRADUATION PRODUCTS: Herff Jones will be back on campus the evening of homecoming, October 23, in the front office to assist in cap and gown rental orders and other graduation products. If you missed the Senior Parent Night on September 22, this is your chance to see the products and make purchases. You may also order on line at 4LGRAD.COM No orders will be accepted after February 1, 2016.
ATHLETICS: Football, Cross Country and Volleyball are mid-way through their seasons and are representing RP with pride and sportsmanship. As we begin to look forward and prepare for the Winter sports season, please be sure to check the Athletic Tab on the main page for information on the 8-18 Athletic Registration and clearance site. All students must have a current physical on file with the Athletic Director and be registered on the 8-18 site in order to try out for sports. Boys and Girls basketball will begin off-season conditioning work outs this month, so be sure to check with Mrs. Barkdoll for information on these workouts. We have new coaches for both teams and are looking forward to the season. Boys and Girls soccer will also have try-outs this month. Again, you must be cleared on the 8-18 site in order to work out and try-out.
Our school is committed to the growth and positive development of students through an experiential learning approach that strives to engage the student, enlighten the mind and empower the future.
Our mission is to empower every student to be a successful learner. We want our students to be the “Best” without reservation or qualified restrictions. We seek to promote a diverse, challenging and supportive environment of firmly grounded, tolerant, respectful, accountable and academically motivated students.
Fully Accredited WASC School
WASC stands for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. It is the accrediting body for the western states, including California. Their job is to visit schools and determine whether or not the school is doing an adequate job educating All students as well as whether the school meets its own definition of who it claims to be. The WASC process includes a self-study to identify who we are, what we are doing, and how we are doing it.
Becoming WASC accredited means that credits, grades, and courses taken at Riverside Prep will be transferable to other high schools and will be looked at by colleges as a fully accredited and reputable high school. Many colleges and universities will not accept students from non-accredited schools, or if they do, often students are held to higher test score requirements. Our interest is giving the students at our school the best education possible as well as enabling them to pursue whatever course they choose in the future.
The Enrollment Center is located at 19121 Third St. in Oro Grande, CA.
For more information please call (760) 843-5556.
Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Riverside Preparatory School has a limited number of spaces available for students. A lottery is conducted to determine the order in which an invitation to attend will be extended when spaces are available which are less than the number of students on the waiting list for any given grade level. Kindergarten students for each year are accepted on a “first come” basis until classes are full. The School encourages parents to register for Kindergarten as early as possible. Some parents are registering their children for kindergarten as early as five years in advance!
The main goal of the Riverside Preparatory Music Department is to give each student a positive experience with music. This includes the ability to demonstrate appropriate fundamentals, concepts, and techniques needed to perform successfully.
Riverside Prep. High School is proud to offer our students access to the California Cadet Corps program. This program is available to all of our high school students and is an elective period during the school day.
Our athletic program stresses the importance of student participation and sportsmanship while learning and performing various skills – along with encouraging students about nutritional needs.