“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