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Dr. Joylynn Pruitt-Adams
Staff Shortages and Virtual Learning by Dr. Joylynn Pruitt-Adams

We have witnessed a tremendous rise in health-related absences by teachers, administrators, support staff, scholars, bus drivers and others who impact the day-to-day operations of Riverview Gardens School District. Some of you may be directly affected by COVID-19. All of us have been impacted by its chaos.

Fri Jan 07 02:02 PM

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Bus delays affect RGSD schools

We were thrilled to welcome students back for in-person learning following Winter Break. We have experienced a great start to the second semester. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to experience challenges with our bus transportation. First Student - our student transportation provider - has experienced delays in picking up and dropping off students due to a shortage of drivers. The driver shortage means that at times, buses may have to make multiple trips to transport all students home. Buses serving our elementary, middle and high schools have been affected by these delays.

Wed Jan 05 02:56 PM

Water Main Break Alert
Early Dismissal Alert: Central Middle School/Central Office - 10:45 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 4

A water main break was reported near Central Middle School today at approximately 10:15 am. According to Missouri American Water, water is not expected to be restored at CMS for at least three hours. This means that restrooms and water fountains are unusable at CMS at this time. Due to these extenuating circumstances, Riverview Gardens School District has made the decision to begin early dismissal for all Central Middle School scholars at 10:45 a.m.

Tue Jan 04 11:25 AM

December 2021 COVID-19 Protocols for Scholars and Staff
December 2021 COVID-19 Protocols for Scholars and Staff

On November 22, Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green ruled that health orders issued by St. Louis County and other local health departments were in violation of the Missouri Constitution. As a result of Judge Green’s decision, the St. Louis County Department of Public Health rescinded its Face Covering Order on Thursday, December 9.

Wed Dec 15 11:57 AM

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State Board of Education Approves Changes to RGSD SAB

On Tuesday, December 7, the State Board of Education approved recommendations that will impact the makeup of the Riverview Gardens School District’s Special Administrative Board. The actions are part of a plan by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to gradually return Riverview Gardens School District to local governance. In an effort to keep the RGSD community informed, we would like to make you aware of the upcoming changes.

Tue Dec 07 06:09 PM

Ambriel Willis, Dr. Joylynn Pruitt-Adams and Kyrie Hayes
RGSD Scholars, Educators Earn Apple for the Teacher Accolades

Scholars and educators from Riverview Gardens School District were honored at the Apple for the Teacher Awards, hosted by the Alpha Zeta Chapter of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.

Thu Dec 02 09:10 AM

Highland Family Food Market Grand Opening
Highland Family Food Market serves fresh food

The Highland Family Food Market provides access to healthy food options for families of scholars attending Highland and Glasgow Elementary. The market offers a mix of fresh produce and dairy products, shelf-stable and frozen foods. The market is open to families, by appointment, every Thursday from 9:00-11:00 a.m. It is also available to school staff at any time to provide for emergency student needs.

Mon Nov 29 02:10 PM

Dr. Joylynn Pruitt-Adams
Dr. Joylynn Pruitt-Adams appointed Acting Superintendent for Riverview Gardens School District

Riverview Gardens School District announced the appointment of Dr. Joylynn Pruitt-Adams as Acting Superintendent, effective November 15. Pruitt-Adams will lead the District following the announcement of Dr. Scott Spurgeon’s leave of absence until June 30, 2022 and his retirement on that date. The Special Administrative Board made the appointment at its Nov. 1 meeting.

Tue Nov 16 09:20 AM

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District Closed Nov. 22 and 23 as Well-Being Days Approved by SAB

The Special Administrative Board and the District administration team are appreciative of the commitment shown by RGSD faculty and staff. In order to support scholars, staff and community, Nov. 22 and Nov. 23 have been reclassified as RGSD Well-Being Days by the SAB. On these days, all schools, offices and departments will be closed to allow our community to focus on social and emotional health.

Wed Nov 10 01:33 PM

Veronica Morrow-Reel
Morrow-Reel elected President of RGSD Special Administrative Board

The Special Administrative Board of Riverview Gardens School District held board elections at its Oct. 26 meeting. The State Board of Education recently issued a proclamation, expanding the SAB from three members to five. The State Board’s proclamation dictated that the SAB would “reorganize and determine the SAB leadership within 14 days” of the proclamation.

Tue Nov 09 02:55 PM