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.
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.
Today, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that he is will be lifting the mask mandate in Texas effective next Wednesday, March 10th. To continue to comply with the current executive order, Rivercrest ISD will continue to make masks mandatory inside the school buildings, on all buses, and when social distancing is not possible, through Friday, March 5, 2021.
For the Rivercrest fans attending the Regional semi-final game at Ryan High School in Denton Tuesday night, there will be construction around the school so allow yourself plenty of time to arrive at the gym on time. Parking will be in areas 1, 2, 3 & 4 and spectators will enter through the front of the school/main building. Gates will open at 6:00.
Rivercrest Basketball Playoff Information For those not able to attend the regional semi-final game at Denton Tuesday night, there will be two options to hear or view the game live. East Texas Radio Mix 107.7 FM will broadcast the game live on the radio. The only other way to view the game live is to subscribe to the NFHS Network. A month subscription will cost $10.99 and allows the subscriber to view this game and any other game offered by NHFS in the month of March. Here is the information to subscribe to the NFHS network. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/billy-ryan-high-school-denton-tx/gam4436d02c7f 2021 UIL Boys Basketball Playoffs Rivercrest High School vs. Cisco High School - 03/02/2021 | Live & On Demand Watch the 2021 UIL Boys Basketball Playoffs Rivercrest High School vs. Cisco High School - 03/02/2021 live and on demand online on the NFHS Network www.nfhsnetwork.com
Below is the information to purchase tickets for Rivercrest’s Regional semi-final game vs Cisco Tuesday night at Denton. Ticket sales will start at noon on Monday and only 600 tickets will be sold for the event. They are not designating 300 per side, so it will be first come, first serve for the 600 tickets. Important information!! Spectators can purchase tickets by going to this link: https://gofan.co/app/school/TX12422 and selecting the Cisco vs Rivercrest boys basketball game. Tickets will be available to the public via the GoFan website beginningNOON on MONDAY 3/1, until the game sells out. Once the game is sold out, we will not extend the seating capacity. Online tickets are on a first come, first served basis. Total gym capacity is set for 600 individuals. Spectators will need their digital tickets on a handheld device to bevalidated upon entry. Please remind them not to validate tickets themselves. This will be a ticketless and cashless entry. Screenshots or printouts of the ticket will not be accepted. Denton ISD requests that all spectators pre-screen before leaving home and wear a mask before entering the building. Fan FAQs How to Buy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkZqTY5d6Bg&feature=youtu.be How to Share: https://gofan-schools.helpscoutdocs.com/article/44-how-to-share-your-tickets
Rivercrest ISD will dismiss school at 1:00 on Tuesday, March 2nd to give Rivercrest fans time to safely travel to Denton for the Rebels Regional semi-final game against Cisco. School will start at the regular time Wednesday morning.
Region 2 AA Regional Semi Finals Rivercrest vs Cisco Tuesday March 2nd 7:00 @ Denton Ryan HS Rivercrest will be visitors Tickets will be online only, no passes accepted Ticket link will be posted tomorrow or Monday morning.
Rivercrest Rebel Area basketball game information. Rivercrest vs Honey Grove Tuesday Feb 23rd @ Paris High School Tip-off 7:00 PM Honey Grove- Home Rivercrest- Visitor $5 Tickets Tickets can be purchased by clicking on https://gofan.co/app/events/246321?schoolId=TX16138 Tickets will be on-line only. No tickets will be sold at the gate. Please have the ticket pulled up on your phone to expedite entry into the event. Face Covering: All employees, parents, visitors and students 10 years of age or older must wear a face covering or face shield upon entry to an area where UIL activities are being conducted and when not actively practicing or play in the contest, unless an exception applies. If you do not have a face covering there will be no admittance. Temperatures will be checked upon entry. If anyone has a temperature over 100.4 they will not be admitted to the event.
Due to no produce delivery, the cafeteria will not be able to offer chef salads as a lunch option at any campus this week. The JH & HS campus will follow the menu listed for the week of Feb 16-19. The elementary menu changes are on the website under Elementary Cafeteria Menu. You may call us with any questions at 903-632-5205 ext. 3040 Lisa Roach, Child Nutrition Director
Rebel Basketball Area Playoff Game Information Rivercrest vs Honey Grove Tuesday Feb 23rd @ Paris High School 7:00PM if a single game 8:00PM if a double header Actual game time will be posted as soon as it is confirmed. Tickets will be sold online and the link will be posted Monday Rivercrest will be the visiting team. Go Rebels!
The Rivercrest boys basketball playoff game that was originally scheduled for Friday, February 19th has been rescheduled to be played on Saturday, February 20th. Tip-off will be at 4:00 pm in the Prairiland High School Gym.
Rivercrest ISD Parents and Community, Rivercrest ISD is cancelling classes for the remainder of this week due to weather conditions. Classes are closed from Monday, February 15th through Friday, February 19th. These are “bad weather days” and not “remote learning days” Again, the temperatures and weather conditions can be dangerous, so please take care of yourselves and be careful. School will resume on a normal schedule on Monday, February 22, 2021. Stay warm and be safe, Stanley Jessee
Rivercrest ISD Parents and Community, In anticipation of the extreme weather conditions that are forecast for this weekend and next week, Rivercrest ISD is cancelling classes for Tuesday, February 16th and Wednesday, February 17th. I know the forecast for the rest of the week doesn’t look very promising, but we will make those decisions as we get closer to that time and have more current information. As a reminder, all students are out of school Monday due to a scheduled staff development day. These days that are taken off next week are not “remote learning” days, they are “snow days”😊. It isn’t very often that we get snow in our area so I hope our kids (and parents) are able to enjoy time playing and having fun! Keep in mind though, the temperatures and conditions this weekend and next week will no doubt be uncomfortable, and can also be dangerous, so please take care of yourselves and be careful. Stay warm and be safe, Stanley Jessee
Rivercrest ISD will have a two hour delayed start tomorrow, Friday, February 12th. This will give is time to evaluate road conditions. Classes will start on all campuses at 10:00.
*Girls Playoff Game Update* The start time has been moved up to 6:00 PM tonight at Sulphur Springs HS for the Lady Rebel Bi-District playoff game. Fans can enter the gym beginning at 5:00 PM
Rivercrest ISD will be closed today due to hazardous road conditions. Be careful if you have to travel. We plan on starting school at regular time Friday morning.
Rivercrest ISD will have a two hour delayed start on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Weather forecast calls for precipitation with temperatures near freezing which could make roads hazardous. Classes will begin at 10:00 am on all Rivercrest campuses. Weather conditions are concerning throughout the weekend and as we prepare to come back to school next week. Monday, February 15th is a staff development day so the students will not be in school that day. Due to the expected extreme temperatures and chance of precipitation, Rivercrest is going to go ahead and call a two hour delayed start on Tuesday, February 16th. This will give us time to evaluate weather conditions
Get your tickets for the Lady Rebels Playoff Game by clicking the link below -- use the code LadyRebels2021 Thursday, February 11 7:30 Sulphur Springs High School **NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR https://ssisd.simpletix.com/e/64056
“Caught Being Kind” at Rivercrest Elementary We're celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Week February 8th-12th. Our faculty will be watching closely to "catch" students demonstrating kindness. If your student is "caught" then their name will be placed on the KINDNESS BANNER and they might win a door prize! If you'd like to reinforce KINDNESS at home, here are some things to think about. "Catch your child being good." Find something that you like and praise them for it! "You made your bed without being asked, that's terrific!" or "I was watching you play with your sister and you were very patient." These statements will do more to encourage good behavior over the long run than repeated lectures. Make a point of finding something to praise every day and be generous with rewards. Your love, hugs and compliments can work wonders and are often reward enough. Soon you will find you are "growing" more of the behavior you would like to see! Have fun spreading kindness and please let me know if I can assist you in any way. Stacy Irwin, RES Counselor
Rivercrest will observe Monday, January 18, as a school holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Elementary Menu Breakfast: Pop Tarts & Cereal Lunch: Ham & Cheese Croissant, lettuce, tomato, curly fries, banana OR Chef Salad Junior High/High School Menu: Breakfast: Muffins & yogurt Lunch: Ham & Cheese Croissant or personal pan pizza, lettuce, tomato, pickle spear, curly fries, banana OR chef salad
Rivercrest ISD will be closed today, Monday the 11th, due to hazardous road conditions. Classes will resume on a regular schedule on Tuesday, January 12th.
Rivercrest ISD will have a two hour delayed start tomorrow, January 11th, due to concerning weather conditions. The delayed start will give the District time to monitor road conditions as early morning temperatures could possibly fall below the freezing point. Buses will run two hours later than normal and classes will begin at 10:00. Notifications will be sent in the morning if there are any changes to this start time. Also, because Red River County has more than 30 active COVID cases, Rivercrest is under a mask mandate. All staff and students must wear a mask at school when they are not able to socially distance. Thank you, Stanley Jessee
Due to the increased number of active COVID cases in our communities during the Christmas break, Rivercrest ISD is postponing the return of school for students and staff until Monday, January 11th. This will allow students and staff more time to monitor, and quarantine, if necessary, after the Christmas break. Students and staff will return on a regular schedule on Monday, January 11th. High school basketball games will continue as scheduled. Thank you for your understanding, Stanley Jessee
Rivercrest ISD will release at 1:00 tomorrow to begin Christmas Break! Classes will resume Jan 6, 2021. Have a Merry Christmas!
Dear Rivercrest Community, To help comply with UIL guidelines on gym capacities due to COVID-19, Rivercrest, and all teams in our basketball district, will use online ticket sales exclusively for high school basketball games starting this Friday, December 11th. Starting Friday, December 11th, tickets will not be available at the gate to any home, or away, high school basketball game. That means if you are going to the girl's game at Clarksville on Friday, you must purchase an online ticket prior to arriving at the game. Everyone must purchase a ticket online with the following exceptions: • Rivercrest employees will be admitted free to Rivercrest home games only. • Rivercrest student athletes will be admitted free to Rivercrest home games only. • Golden (senior citizen) passes will be admitted free to Rivercrest home games only. Rivercrest Golden Passes will not be accepted at away basketball games. • Individuals who have a District 16-2A basketball pass will be admitted free (this pass is good for the cardholder only) Please use the following website to purchase online tickets: https://www.ticketor.com/maudathletics/tickets?pageid=165462 Tickets will be scanned at the gate. You can either have the ticket pulled up on your phone or you can have a printed copy. Please help spread the word to the people that you know that normally attend basketball games. We want to get the word out as much as possible to prevent any confusion. Thank You, Stanley Jessee
Rebel/Lady Rebel Online Basketball Ticket Sales Because of restrictions to gym seating capacities due to COVID-19, tickets for all high school district basketball games, beginning December 11, 2020, will only be sold online. Tickets will not be sold at the gate of any district game, you must purchase a ticket prior to the event. This is the link that you will use to purchase tickets. https://www.ticketor.com/maudathletics/tickets?pageid=165462 Senior Citizen (Golden) passes, Rivercrest Student Athletes, and Rivercrest employees will be able to attend Rivercrest games without purchasing an online ticket. These passes will not work for away games, so everyone must purchase an online ticket for away games. With COVID-19 shutdowns and constant changes, we cannot guarantee that games will be rescheduled or moved. The ticket purchased for that specific game, even if changed, will be valid when the game is played. A new ticket would not have to be purchased.
Please click on the attachment to read an important message from Rivercrest ISD. https://5il.co/ndx9
Rivercrest Early Release Friday, November 20, 2020 The Rivercrest Rebels are taking on the Crawford Pirates in the Area round of the state football playoffs this Friday at the Gopher Bowl in Grand Prairie. Because of travel time to get to the game, Rivercrest ISD will release school at 1:00 on Friday, November 20, 2020. Passes will not be accepted and tickets will not be sold at the stadium. You must purchase a ticket online to attend the game This is the link to purchase your tickets online for Friday night’s game. https://gofan.co/app/events/161449 GO REBELS!!
Rivercrest ISD will release school at 1:00 on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 for students and staff to have the opportunity to attend services for Paden Bridges.
Face Covering Update November 10, 2020 Dear Rivercrest Community, On October 28, 2020, Red River County went under a face covering mandate for 14 days because there were more than 30 active cases in the county. I received word from Red River County Judge, L.D. Williamson, that the 14-day mask mandate will end at the end of the day on Tuesday, November 10th because the number of active cases is below 30 in Red River County. Although the requirement to wear a mask is being lifted, I want to encourage all of our Rivercrest students and staff to continue to wear a mask while inside the building and when it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing. Because our students and staff have been wearing masks, we have not had to send any student home for quarantine due to close contact with persons who tested positive. Please keep in mind that if the number of active cases in Red River County go above 30 at any time in the future, we will be expected to go back to a face covering mandate. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. Sincerely, Stanley Jessee Superintendent Rivercrest ISD
Parent Portal has been updated, and the issue that was causing multiple alerts to be sent to parents has been fixed. If you have experienced problems with Parent Portal alerts, please check your settings in Parent Portal. Instructions are in the attached document: https://5il.co/mm04
October 27, 2020 Dear Rivercrest Community, Red River County has been exempt from the face covering mandate issued by Governor Abbott in Executive Order GA-29 because we had less than 20 active cases in the county. Since that executive order came out, the number to be exempt was increased to 30 active cases. I have been notified by Red River County Judge, L.D. Williamson, that at this time Red River County has 30 active cases and Red River County is no longer exempt. Starting on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, face covering will be required for all students in grades 4 – 12, staff, and visitors at Rivercrest ISD, while inside the building and when outdoors in public space, wherever it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from another person not in the same household. This requirement will remain if affect until further notice. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. Sincerely, Stanley Jessee Superintendent Rivercrest ISD
Rivercrest ISD will have a student flu shot clinic on Wednesday, October 21st. Please see the attached document for information and for instructions to sign up. https://form.jotform.com/auroraconcepts/faculty-vaccine-consent?School=Rivercrest%20ISD
Message to the Rivercrest Community The Football District Executive Committee, made up of schools in our football district, have amended the district schedule to allow for make-up games after one of our district schools had to miss games due to COVID-19 quarantine. The last two weeks of our football season have been adjusted to play games every 6 days instead of every 7 days. This will allow time for any teams that were quarantined to make up missed games before the deadline. This change will only affect our game against Honey Grove. This is the schedule for the remainder of the regular season. Friday October 16th @ Alba-Golden; Thursday October 22nd Bye week for Rivercrest; Wednesday October 28th Honey Grove (here)
Please click on the link to see the information from the school related to COVID-19. https://5il.co/lbjw
The Football District Executive Committee met this week and voted to change the district start date. The district schedule start date has been moved up one week in order to allow for make-up games if a team were unable to play a district game due to COVID. The schedule could be amended again during the last 2 weeks of the season to allow more make up time. To move the date up one week, we have had to cancel our game with Chisum. The Chisum game was our Homecoming game. Homecoming will now be the week of September 25 vs. Wolfe City. This week’s game against Harleton is unchanged. Sept. 18. @ Como Pickton Sept. 25. Homecoming vs. Wolfe City Oct. 2 @Celeste Oct. 9 Cooper here Oct. 16 @Alba Golden Oct. 23 Bye Oct 30 Honey Grove here
For everyone going to the varsity football game at Harleton tonight, please know that Harleton is in a county that is not exempt from the face covering requirement. Everyone will be required to wear a face covering at all times while inside the stadium unless you are eating or drinking. Thank you for your cooperation.
Please see attached message concerning UIL requirements for football and volleyball games. https://5il.co/kvwd
Students planning to receive remote online instruction, must complete the Remote Learning Request Form or contact your child's campus by Friday, August 21st. The Request Form can be found on the Rivercrest website. Click on "Site Menu" at the top of the page and the form will be under COVID-19 Resources.
Updated Return to School Survey : The first day of school for our students is scheduled for Friday, August 28th. Currently, a plan is being developed to give more details of how the 2020-2021 school year will look. The plan will include information about the two models of learning offered, screening processes, cleaning/sanitizing, transportation, food service, visitors to school, and UIL activities. This plan will be posted on August 11th. The following survey will help give direction to the development of this plan. Please respond to this survey to help us plan for possible options: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QWZLX8T By responding to this survey you are not committing to anything. Circumstances may change; however, sharing your thoughts is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much for your time and support.!
The recent events that have transpired locally and across the world have resulted in a sincere reflection of the symbols we use at Rivercrest ISD and what they represent to our community and neighboring communities. Rivercrest is a place where our communities come together to learn, to compete, to fellowship, and to celebrate, and it should be a place where every person feels welcome and included. If there are symbols that possibly keep anyone from feeling that they are not included at our school, we should examine changing them. Years ago, Rivercrest stopped using the Confederate flag, and colors, to cut symbolic ties to that era. Presently, Rivercrest is in the process of changing its fight song and will paint over the image of the confederate soldier in the high school gym. Our goal is to separate ourselves from any confederate symbolism that could be considered offensive to anyone who comes to our school, and to create an atmosphere of acceptance, respect and love for everyone. Stanley Jessee and the Rivercrest ISD School Board of Trustees
Rivercrest Elementary is excited to announce the Pre-K and NEW Kinder ONLINE REGISTRATION for the 2020-2021 school year. Any student who is 4 years old on or before September 1, 2020 may apply for Pre-K using the link below. PRE-K: https://forms.gle/h2LkYUUNNExjMSHK7 Any student who will be 5 on or before September 1, 2020 may register for kindergarten using the link below. (Any student who was a PRE-K student at RES will NOT need to reregister) Kindergarten: https://194903.txeis-esc8.net:8443/ParentPortal/login?distid=194903 Each registration has required documents that must be received by Rivercrest Elementary included in the applications. (Directions are included in the link.) If you have any questions, please call us at (903)632-5204 ext 3000. Rivercrest Elementary está emocionado de anunciar el Pre-K y NUEVA INSCRIPCIÓN ONLINE Kinder para el año escolar 2020-2021. Cualquier estudiante que tenga 4 años de edad antes del 1 de septiembre de 2020 puede solicitar Pre-K usando el siguiente enlace. PRE-K: https://forms.gle/h2LkYUUNNExjMSHK7 Cualquier estudiante que tenga 5 años el 1 de septiembre de 2020 o antes puede inscribirse en el jardín de infantes usando el siguiente enlace. (Cualquier estudiante que fuera estudiante de PRE-K en RES NO necesitará volver a registrarse) Jardín de infantes: https://194903.txeis-esc8.net:8443/ParentPortal/login?distid=194903 Cada registro requiere documentos que debe recibir Rivercrest Elementary incluidos en las solicitudes. (Las instrucciones están incluidas en el enlace). Si tiene alguna pregunta, llámenos al (903)632-5204 ext 3000.
RETURN TO SCHOOL SURVEY What will school be like next year because of COVID-19? Our aim is to reopen and allow students to attend classes on campuses. The first day of school is scheduled for Tuesday, August 18th. Please respond to this survey to help us plan for possible options. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QWZLX8T
Scheduling forms are going out in this week's packets. Please make your choices and return them to the JH.
Let’s go Rebel Nation Tuesday, February 25 Vs. Hawkins Greenville High School 6:00 Come support our boys in the playoffs
Rivercrest Sports this week: **Please note -- outside event may change quickly -- please follow the Rivercrest Lady Rebel page and the Rivercrest Baseball page for more info Tuesday - Rebel Playoff Basketball @ Greenville 6:00 vs. Hawkins -- Bi-District round Wednesday - Tennis @ Chisum 1:00 Thursday - Rebel Baseball scrimmage at HOME 5:00 Thursday - Saturday - Lady Rebel Softball @ Chisum tourney
Congrats to the Rivercrest FFA Talent team. After winning district they went on to win 2nd place at the Area 6 FFA Convention. They competed in front of a crowd of over 800 FFA members and adults. The talent team consist of Kaytie Jane Ballard, Gabe Purviance, and Evan Purviance. https://youtu.be/3CQQ3DlDs2A