Breakfast & Lunch Menu for Elementary January 18: Breakfast bar & hash browns; Chicken bites, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots, roll, craisins. NO CHEF SALADS THIS WEEK
All Rivercrest ISD campuses and offices will be closed Thursday, January 13th and Friday, January 14th due to a large number of student and staff illnesses. Classes will resume on a regular schedule on Tuesday, January 18th.
Elementary Parents: For safety reasons, we ask that ALL transportation changes for your child be sent to us in writing either by note in their folder in the morning or email firstname.lastname@example.org We can no longer accept phone calls for bus/ pick-up changes. **All changes must be sent before 2:00 pm ** You can also click the link on our website https://www.rivercrestisd.net/o/res
Rivercrest ISD will host a Veteran’s Day celebration beginning at 9:00 A.M. in the high school gymnasium on Thursday, November 11, 2021. Everyone is invited to this program to honor the men and women who have served our great country. We would be honored for all veterans of our armed services to attend the celebration. Veterans who will be attending are asked to meet in the high school library between 8:00 – 8:45 prior to the program. Please share this information with any veteran that you know who may want to attend.
Rivercrest ISD Parents and Guardians, Today, our Mighty Rivercrest Rebel Regiment Marching Band placed in the top three at the Area marching contest in Lindale, Texas. This great accomplishment for our band has earned them the opportunity to compete in the State UIL Marching Band Contest in the Alamodome in San Antonio on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. Although it is quite a distance from Johntown, Texas, we want to give everyone an opportunity to travel to San Antonio to support and cheer for our Band in the State competition. Therefore, Rivercrest ISD will be closed all day for students and staff on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. We are very proud of the accomplishments of our band program, and we are especially proud of our band students for representing Rivercrest ISD in such a great way. Best of luck to our Rivercrest Rebel Regiment Marching Band in the State UIL Marching Band Competition!! Sincerely, Stanley Jessee Superintendent, Rivercrest ISD
Rivercrest ISD will host a Veteran’s Day celebration beginning at 9:00 A.M. in the high school gymnasium on Thursday, November 11, 2021. Everyone is invited to share in this tribute to the men and women who have served our great country. We would be honored for all veterans of our armed services to attend the celebration. Veterans attending will need to meet in the high school library by 8:45 A.M.
Rivercrest Police Department was notified of a possible shooting in Bogata. Out of caution, we brought all of our students inside the buildings to shelter in place. We received further information that all suspects are in custody and we will resume our school day as normal.
Rivercrest parents, please see the attached letter with important return to school information. https://5il.co/xfb3
Attached is the Rivercrest ISD Return to School Plan which describes the steps that will be used to help mitigate and respond to COVID-19. Link to plan https://5il.co/x1zn
Rivercrest ISD announced its policy today that this school year, healthy meals will be offered every school day to all students at no cost. Typically, a student’s household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. However, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued guidance that allows schools to offer meals to all students at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year. Each school/site or central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed upon request. While no application or eligibility determination process is required for your student to receive free meals this school year, the income eligibility requirement will likely resume in the 2022-2023 school year. A Household Income Data Collection sheet will be sent home with your child. It is very important that families complete this socioeconomic form in order for schools to receive Title I and State Compensatory Education funding. We want to continue to provide these necessary learning supports, but without your assistance we may not be able to. In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: email@example.com. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Summer School opportunity for Limited English Proficient students. Please contact LaTrishia English at 903-632-5214 if you have any questions.
ALL RIVERCREST ELEMENTARY AND JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS WILL AUTOMATICALLY QUALIFY BECAUSE THOSE CAMPUSES WERE CEP THIS YEAR. The Texas Education Agency (TEA), Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), and Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) request that schools attempt to contact eligible families before the application opens on June 2, 2021. Thank you for your assistance with the P-EBT program. We appreciate all the work you do to help make sure Texas families have access to food during this time. To apply, go to yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT (application link is case-sensitive). The deadline to apply is August 13, 2021. Who is Eligible? Students who are certified for free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Students who attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) or Provision 2 (P2) school that offers free meals to all students. Children born after August 1, 2014, in families who received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for at least one month between October 2020 and June 2021. Who Needs to Apply? A parent/guardian must apply if the eligible student is: Enrolled in K-12 and NOT part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between August 2020 and June 2021. Born on or before August 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for the first time during the 2020–2021 school year in May or June 2021.
Rivercrest High School Graduation is moving to the High School Gym due to uncooperative weather conditions. Graduation is Friday, May 28 7:30
Rivercrest ISD loves our teachers and staff! Thanks for all you do!
Reminder: There is no student charging during the month of May. Today, April 30th, is the last day students may charge. No ala carte sales will be allowed if a student has a negative balance.
Please see the attached flyer about Pre-K and Kinder Round up! Link to new Pre-K application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbkeq4O-tAn_Hq0hY7l5qEv87V6nuKnQFixWcLIbN2pKDRtQ/viewform Link to new Kinder application: https://txeis08.txeis.net/ParentPortal/login?distid=194903 Current Pre-K students do NOT need to apply.
Help us welcome Elliott Ayo to the Rivercrest family! Mr. Ayo will be our new Band Director beginning in the new school year. He comes to us from Sulphur Springs ISD where he currently serves as Assistant Band Director. During his time at Sulphur Springs ISD, both the middle school and high school band programs have experienced immense growth and pronounced success. Mr. Ayo attributes program growth and success to the core belief that a positive student experience is of utmost importance. Prior to Sulphur Springs, Mr. Ayo taught at Winnsboro ISD as the Director of the middle school band. Elliott is married to Jana and they currently reside in Winnsboro. They are looking forward to establishing themselves and becoming longtime residents of our community.
Please help us welcome our new Head Football Coach, Ty Huie. Coach Huie comes to us from Bartlesville Public School in Oklahoma where he teaches Math and coaches football and baseball. Coach Huie has been in Bartlesville for three years and is excited to come back to Texas. Prior to Bartlesville, Coach Huie was a teacher/coach in his hometown of Cooper, Texas. Ty is married to Samantha Huie and they have one child, Keller. Coach Huie is excited about being a part of our community and building lifelong friendships. He is not only dedicated to the athletic program, but also dedicated to the community he serves. Coach Huie stated that he plans to use his role as Head Football Coach to instill lifelong traits for the student athletes in the program.
Justin Milton, who is in his 8th year here at Rivercrest, has been promoted to Athletic Director for our district. Coach Milton has coached a variety of sports over his career on both the girls and boys side and has spent the last 6 years serving as the Girls Athletic Coordinator/Head Girls Basketball Coach. Justin’s wife Mallory is also employed at Rivercrest and works at the elementary campus as a Math RTI teacher. Their daughters are very active in our school and love bleeding REBEL BLUE. “When I was hired at Rivercrest in the summer of 2012, I was the lowest member on the coaching staff and taught JH Math. I learned quickly that if you work hard every day, hold the kids accountable, and love what you do, everything else tends to work out. When a community supports the school like ours does, you have the opportunities for success in both athletics and academics. Having the opportunity to be at a district like Rivercrest has been a blessing and something I am grateful to be a part of.”
Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA 34 gave Texas Public School Boards the authority to make the final decision on masks for their school district. Rivercrest ISD Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to make the wearing of masks optional for both students and staff in school and on school buses. Rivercrest will continue to take steps to reduce the risk to students, staff, and their families by continuing daily disinfecting protocols, socially distancing when possible, and quarantining students and staff if they have a high risk exposure. We will continue to monitor cases in our area and, if needed, can mandate masks again in the future.