Principal's Message

Mr. Charles Rinkes

Charles Rinkes
Principal ~ River View High School

Dear Parent/Guardian of River View High School Student(s):


Greetings from River View High School! As you know, we will hand your student their grade card packet throughout the year. Enclosed you will find your student’s grade card for the 1st 9-Week grading period. Please review your child’s grades carefully and contact individual teachers or the high school office if you have questions. Now is the time to address concerns and to make sure that students get the extra help they need to be successful. Please use our website for teacher contact information or class information at   


With the end of the 1st 9 weeks

Please encourage your student to work with their teachers to become even more familiar with our grading policy guidelines. Students should be completing daily work as it relates to summative assessments. If a student scores below 50% on a Major Summative assessment they will be mandated to attend reteaching for the assessment (they may not have a retake available to them) to learn the material for the class once they have completed the formative and 10% summative assignments associated with the summative assessment. This needs to be done within one week of the previous assessment. Minor Summative items could include short quizzes with a narrow focus, spelling tests, isolated skills, or short writing assignments. They may or may not be done at home. If students persist in not completing work, they may be required to attend our GAP After School Program. Please work with the classroom teacher to make your student’s time at RVHS successful.


Enrichment Period

Our focus for enrichment period this year with the sophomores and juniors is to gain more leadership skills. We need more leaders in the building who display leadership characteristics. Both grades have been active with leadership sessions led by the 11-1 enrichment classes, Teen Leadership class and the IBelieve Leadership students.


As the 2nd 9 weeks comes, our juniors will be focused on the ACT by taking practice tests, test taking skills and utilizing the online resources that are available to them. All juniors will take the ACT in the spring as part of the new graduation requirements for the state of Ohio.


Seniors have been and will be meeting with the Guidance office to prepare for the world after RVHS whether that is going right into the workforce or attending a college/university. Guidance Counselors and I have had or will have individual meetings with students about their transcript and plans for the future.


Parent Teacher Conferences

November 6 from 3:00 - 6:15 pm will be our next round of conferences. We want to see all our parents at conferences and have that discussion about how to best help your students learn. Please call the main office 740-824-3522 to schedule conferences with your student’s teachers.


College Credit Plus Meeting 

November 6 at 6:30 pm in the library we will have our first CCP meeting. If your student is considering CCP for the 2019-2020 school year, please plan on attending the meeting to hear about changes from ODE for CCP requirements and how to be eligible for College Credit Plus in the next school year.


New Generation of Assessment Scores

We have received the results back on the New Generation of Assessments that were taken. They are included in your packet. Now, come several issues. We have been working on a framework for remediation for students and a testing schedule for them to test in December. Remember the scores are on a 1-5 scale now. When you get your student report from ODE it will be explained more in depth. We will be in touch if your student is going to test in December at RVHS or at the CCCC. 


Progress Book Online 

This web-based site can be used to check grades, missing assignments, homework assignments, and attendance. The Progress Book site can be accessed by going to the River View Website at and clicking on the Progress Book parent link found on the home page. Parents are encouraged to contact teachers if necessary.  


Daily Announcements

Parents, post-secondary students, and others interested in information offered daily in the building can view important announcements on the River View webpage at by clicking on the high school Quick-link titled announcements.


Athletic Eligibility

Students wishing to participate in athletics must be passing a minimum of five (5) units of credit during the preceding nine weeks and have a minimum 1.0 GPA in order to participate. Eligibility is not determined by final course grade for the year, but rather by the grade earned during the last nine weeks. Please call the Athletic Director, Guidance office, or the main office if you have any questions or concerns.  


G.A.P. After-School Program (Graduate Assistance Program)

GAP runs Tuesday and Thursday nights, 2:40 - 3:40 p.m. with high school teachers available to help students. If your student is struggling academically, please utilize the GAP Program. To refer your student, contact the high school office, their classroom teacher, or download a GAP referral form from the website under G.A.P. After-School Program. Students may be required to attend if the class time during the day is unsuccessful. Please work with your student’s classroom teacher to make their time at RVHS successful. We have also created an InSchool GAP Program during our Activity Period Schedule (2 Fridays a month).  Students may be mandated to attend instead of attending a club meeting.


Calendar Dates

November 4        National Honor Society Induction Ceremony – Auditorium/Library, 7:00 pm

November 6        Parent-Teacher Conferences 3:00 – 6:15 pm

November 6        College Credit Plus (CCP) meeting in the Library 6:30 pm

November 7        Picture Retakes 9th - 11th grades – Auditorium Stage, 7:15 – 10:30 am

November 8        NO SCHOOL - Staff Inservice Day

November 11        Veteran’s Day Assembly – Auditorium, 1:25 pm

November 15        POPs Concert – Auditorium, 7:00 pm [Dinner @5:00 pm)

November 20        Girls Basketball Den Initiative Mentorship Kick-Off – Cafeteria, 7:00 pm

November 21        Sophomore ASVAB Testing - 7:45 am - 11:15 am

November 22        Club and Group Pictures – Gymnasium, 7:15 – 2:30 pm

November 22        Senior Portrait Retakes – Auditorium, 7:15 – 10:30 am

Nov 28 - Dec 2    School not in session – Thanksgiving Break

December 3 - 13    AIR Graduation Test RETAKES – High School, daily, morning and afternoon sessions    

December 9         RVHS Band & Choir Christmas Concert, 7:00 pm

December 11        Touch of Country Christmas @ RVHS 9:30/1:30

December 12        Touch of Country Christmas @ RVHS 9:30/1:30 & 6:00/8:00 pm

December 17        Christmas Assembly – Auditorium, 1:20 pm

December 18 - 20    Assessments/Exams

Dec. 23 – Jan. 3    School not in session – Christmas Break

January 10        End of 2nd Nine Week grading period





C. Rinkes, Principal



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