Welcome back to school! We are excited for another year at Redwood Valley High School. RVHS is in the second year of the Privilege-Based Attendance System (See Video Below), Ramp-Up to Readiness, and the 1:1 initiative where all students have a Chromebook. This summer was spent refining these things, so they should be better than ever!
Four new classes are being offered this year: Wildlife Management, Computer Applications (replaces Computer Applications I and II), Sports Medicine, and Introduction to Business. This compliments the 6 Advanced Placement and 2 College Now courses, and over 40 electives.
Communication is a priority. Each of our high school teachers has a website and a Schoology account and will use both to inform parents and students about their classes. The Principal’s Weekly Emails will start again in August. Every student in the high school is part of a homeroom, which meets weekly to check grades and attendance. Students will remain in the same homeroom (same teacher and students) for their entire high school career. Conferences were changed last year to scheduled appointments, resulting in a 75% increase in attendance 1st semester and a 104% increase 2nd semester! Conferences allow all staff to share Ramp-Up information and provide a more comprehensive approach to family engagement.
As a School District, we are moving toward using less paper and more electronic communication. Consequently, it is important to provide the school with your current email addresses and cell phone numbers. Also make sure you have access to Skyward which is our student management system. This system allows you to view current grades, report cards, lunch account balances, and student schedules.
This is going to be a great year! If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at 644-3511.