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Good afternoon, Pirate families,

This is Principal Woods-Weeks calling with the weekly update. It is hard to believe that the school year is almost over!  We are expecting a strong finish for all! Let's keep the main thing the main thing as we begin final exams this week.

All first period exams will be administered tomorrow. Please arrive to school on time prepared to test. Get a good night sleep and eat a hearty breakfast. In fact, it’s okay to go to bed now! I know you will do well because you have been prepared well. Second period exams will be administered on Tuesday; third period exams will be administered Wednesday; and fourth period exams administered on Thursday. Friday is the makeup date if needed. We want a 100% participation rate for all exams. So please show up and show out. Be ready!

Congratulations and bravo to Mr. Christopher and the journalism students for the great work they have produced this year in partnership with UNC’s Ida B. Wells Society. If you haven’t read the article in the Indy Week, please do so.  Keep up the good work!

This week Riverside reported one positive COVID case, three close contacts were identified, and there were no class closures. Communication to families whose students were identified as close contacts has been completed. If you have not already been personally contacted, it means your student was NOT in close contact with any of the COVID-19 cases. 

Your student may come to school unless they are feeling sick or exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19. Please know we continue to take all precautions necessary to protect the health and safety of our students and staff. Thank you. 

If you are interested in playing a sport next school year, please visit for athletics registration, summer workouts, and coaches contact information.  All potential athletes must complete or renew an online registration and have an athletics sports physical dated after 8/1/ 2021 to participate.  All physicals can be forwarded to Athletic Trainer

In efforts to help improve Riverside Athletics, we are happy to introduce our "Summer Pirates" program, where ALL student-athletes will have the opportunity to be introduced to generalized strength and conditioning and fitness concepts. The Summer Pirate information is listed on the page under " Summer Pirates" workouts are on select days and will run from 9 am to 10:30 this summer.  

The mandatory return to sports meeting for all returning athletes will be July 26th the time is TBD

Ticket to play dates for fall sports will be July 21, July 26, July 28, the time is TBD.  

Additionally, as we prepare to close out the year this week, please be sure to submit all books and devices.  All fines must be paid before you leave for the year.

Commencement Practice: Graduation Rehearsal for commencement will be held Thursday, June 9th  at 1:00 p.m. sharp in the RHS auditorium and on Friday, June 10th from 3:15-4:30 p.m. at Cameron indoor stadium. Please be prompt and on time. We will begin and end on time.

Seniors: All seniors must fulfill ALL responsibilities before graduation. Responsibilities include academic work completed, books checked in, and all fines paid.  All other students must fulfill all responsibilities as well.

Commencement: The high school class of 2022 is scheduled to graduate on Tuesday, June 14th  at 1:00 p.m. at Cameron. Each senior must arrive at the stadium by 12:00 p.m. Graduates only will assemble in the back hallway before the graduation ceremony. The stadium will be open for seating at 12:00 p.m. Individuals with disabilities will have access to seating on the floor. Graduation is a formal event. Proper behavior is expected of all in attendance. Do not bring noisemakers or other distracting items into the stadium.

Summer School: As we complete our exams this week, please be reminded that if your student scores less than a level 3 on EOCs, the student is required to retest on June 24. Take 2 summer learning dates are June 15 – June 24th. Students will be notified in person and parents by phone if you are required to retest. Summer School dates are July 11- July 28 (Monday-Thursday) 9:30-1:30.

Summer Office Hours: Our summer school hours are Monday – Thursday from 8:00 – 5:00 p.m. and closed on Friday. If you need information or help, please come in or call us.

2022-2023 Calendar: The 2022-2023 school calendar can be found on our website as well as the DPS website. The first day of student attendance is August 29th .

Changes in Address: If your permanent mailing address changes, please notify us immediately. You will want to receive the special summer mailings as well as your 2022-2023 class schedule.

Teacher Wish List & Student Supply List: Please check our website for teacher’s wish list as well as student supply list for the new school year later in the summer.

That said, parents please continue to help us enforce the DPS Code of Conduct by ensuring that your student adheres to the rules, policies, and procedures set forth. I will see each of you at the River tomorrow. Let’s finish the year strong! Go forth and make it a great evening. Thanks.