What a summer it has been for our beloved River View Middle School. From the last day of school for students continuing right through the first couple weeks of August the building has been a host of construction activity. The entire old section of the building (riverside) has been getting significant updates to the heating, ventilation, lighting and safety systems. The contractors have been been working at a steady pace and with most of the “dirty” work done, they are starting to put the new in place. As they say, have to go through the mess if you want to get to the pretty. The school has also been receiving updates with a fair amount of painting, which was needed. I look forward to seeing you at our Open House so you can witness first hand the updates.
Speaking of updates, I want to also talk about the Online Registration process the District started in early July. If you have not yet completed the Online Registration you need to do so by August 13th. If you are not able to make Registration on August 14 or 15th, you still need to complete the Annual Online Registration process for the 2018-19 school year.
Families can access the Annual Online Registration through the Parent Portal in Infinite Campus. While completing the registration process you will be updating information such as address/phone numbers, emergency contacts, health history, and information for co-curriculars. Updating your information now will help make Registration (i.e. families/students that do not complete Online Registration before Registration on August 14/15th will have to do so before they can sign up for co-curriculars or get their Chromebook) and the start of the school go more smoothly as you will not have all that paperwork to fill out as you did it online. If you have not yet signed up for an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account, complete the request form by going to http://www.kaukauna.k12.wi.us/family/GetaParentPortalAcct.cfm
I understand that moving to the Online Registration process will be new learning for all of us. However, in the long run it will make things more efficient for parents, families and the District. Thank you for your patience as we work through this change.
Enjoy the remainder of your summer break and I look forward to seeing you at Registration in August. Be safe and thanks for encouraging the kids to spend some time reading.
River View Registration
Located at Kaukauna High School
Door #C2 (High School Entrance)
Tuesday, August 14th 12:00-7:00 pm (ALL Grades 5-8)
(Information Session for new 5-8th Gr. RV families, 6-7 pm,
Kaukauna High School Library on August 15)
Wednesday, August 15th 8:00 am-12:00 pm (ALL Grades 5-8)
Registration will take place in the Kaukauna High School Auxiliary Gym. Enter through Door #C2 off the KHS main parking lot by the Galloping Ghost statue. In the event that the KHS main parking lot is not completed by August 14th, families may park in the lot by the soccer field and then enter through the garage door(CC3) by the stadium. Families could also park in the back of the building and enter the school through door D3. The parking areas can be accessed by using the driveway off of Loderbauer Road that is located between the KHS Soccer Complex and Bank of Kaukauna Stadium. If the parking lot is complete, families should enter the high school building through door C2.If you will be out of town on those days, you still need to do the online registration, either pay fees and get a copy of the student’s schedule through parent portal or at River View office, and school pictures will be on September 19th. The RVMS office is located in Kaukauna High School in Room E127 through August 17th due to construction at River View. We encourage parents to attend registration with your son/daughter if at all possible.
Opportunities at Registration
- Receive a student schedule (Grade 6-8 will have locker information included).
- Pay Fees.
- Co-Curricular activity sign-up if you completed online registration and turn in physicals/alternate year card.
- Student Picture taken. Network Photography will be taking photos again this year. Price listing may be viewed on RV website. Forms will be available at the time of pictures.
- 7th & 8th Gr. Chromebook pickup (Must attend the chromebook loan agreement meeting first either on August 13 (6pm) or August 15 (8:30am) and sign the online agreement through the Online Registration.
- Health Office staff will be available to answer questions related to medication/ health history.
- Chartwells staff will be available to take money for lunch accounts and answer questions / pay on lunch accounts.
- Kobussen staff will be available to answer questions.
- Parent Portal and Online Registration information/help will be available.
2018-2019 River View Middle School’s Class Fees
All Grade 5-8 students
School Fee - $25.00
Agenda Fee - $5.00
5th Grade Encore Class Fees
Band/Orchestra - $20.00 (Will be applied after sign up-September 18.)
Camp Fee - $100.00 (Will be applied the end of September in Campus.
Scholarships are available for low income families.)
6th Grade Encore Class Fees
Band/Orchestra - $20.00
Tech Ed 1 - $7.00
A Healthy You - $7.00
7th Grade Encore Class Fees
Tech Ed 2 - $7.00
Tech Ed 3 - $7.00
Art A - $7.00
Art B - $7.00
Art Design - $7.00
Teen Skills - $7.00
Goggle Fee - $3.50
8th Grade Encore Class Fees
Tech Ed 4 - $7.00
Art A - $7.00
Art B - $7.00
Intro to Engineering - $7.00
Art Design - $7.00
21st Century Skills - $7.00
Food for Fitness - $7.00
Jr. Finance - $7.00
*School Fees may be paid either by:
- Credit/debit card payment through parent portal for a fee of $1.75
- Check (Payable to River View Middle School.)
**Fees will be posted in Infinite Campus early August. Schedules will be posted mid-August.
O N L I N E P A Y M E N T S for
REGISTRATION and FOOD SERVICE ACCOUNTS!
On-Line Payments (can use checking/savings account or major credit cards for a fee of $1.75)
This tool helps eliminate the need to send cash or checks with a student to school and provides parents with a simple way to stay on top of school fees and services.
1. Sign into the Parent Portal.
2. If you have more than one student do NOT select a student view the information as the household.
3. On the left-hand side under Family click on Payments. This will list payments for all students in the household at one time. You are only able to make payments while in the family view.
4. Any fee that still has a balance remaining to be paid you will be able to enter an amount in the payment field.
5. Click “continue” after filling in all fees you would like to make a payment to.
6. Now select the Payment Method you would like to use. First time using you will select “Add” to add a payment method and the next time you use this feature, the payments information will be saved. Click “Continue”.
7. Review the payments information. If a receipt of this payment is desired, enter the email address where the receipt should be sent in the Receipt Email Address field. Review the payment information again to ensure accuracy. To exit without making the transaction, click Cancel.
8. Otherwise, click Make Payments to process the fees payment. When the transaction has been processed, the Payment Receipt screen will display: Click the Make Payment button to process the payment.
Chromebook Loan Agreement for 7th and 8th GradersThis fall our 7th and 8th graders will receive their Chromebook which they will keep for the school year. However, all 7th Grade and 8th Grade students and a parent/guardian will need to attend a meeting before receiving a chromebook. This meeting will go over the Chromebook loan agreement which includes appropriate use, privacy, proper care, etc. In order to receive their Chromebooks during Registration, you need to attend one of the following meetings on Monday, August, 13th at 6 pm or Wednesday, August 15th at 8:30 am in the KHS Library. If you are unable to attend one of the meetings, the student will receive their Chromebook during the first week of school (not during Registration).
Eighth graders who had a chromebook last year will need to sign a Chromebook loan agreement again with the online registration in order to receive a chromebook during Registration or the first week of school. We will have a station set up at Registration that will hand out your Chromebook and answer any questions you have regarding this exciting opportunity for your child. If you did not complete the Online Registration, your child will not be able to pick up their Chromebook.
Student Pictures -- August 14 & 15Picture packets are optional and listed on the River View website, but we need all students to be photographed so we can include them in our annual yearbook and issue them a photo ID.
We are taking them at this time to avoid loss of class time during the school year and to have them returned sooner. All students will be provided a photo ID which is used primarily for library checkout and hot lunch use. Picture retakes and those students who did not come to Registration in August are scheduled for Wednesday, September 19th from 8:00-11:00 am.
Regarding picture charges, please write a separate check to Network Photography for your picture packet or purchase online. Purchasing a picture packet does not include the purchase of a yearbook. Yearbooks will be sold at a later date during the school year. If you have any questions regarding picture information, go to: www.studioatnetwork.net or call 262-677-8662.
River View Open House
Who: 5th - 8th graders and their parents/guardians
When: Thursday, September 13th
Time: 6:00-7:30 pm
Why: Parents/Guardians can meet your child’s teachers and pay school fees.
First Day of SchoolThe first day of classes will be Tuesday, September 4th. Students will enter the building at 7:40 am and Grade 5 will report to their homeroom and Grades 6-8 to their first block which is their homeroom by 7:50 am.
AM Door Entrances:
5th Gr.—Door #25
6th Gr.—Door #7
*Before school Grades 5 & 6 wait on playground.
7th Gr.—Door #1
8th Gr.—Door #4
*Before school Grades 7 & 8 wait at area outside door assigned.
5-8th Gr. Breakfast Entrances—Doors #1 and #23
Bussing and Student Drop Off RemindersOnly students being bussed will be dropped off and/or picked up on the river side(north) of the building due to safety concerns. Parents of 5th and 6th grade students who are dropping off their child(ren) should use the west side of Island Street. 7th and 8th grade parents who are bringing their child(ren) to school should drop off along the main entrance on the west side of the building. This will help ease congestion but more importantly will provide for a greater level of safety for students. Again, thank you for helping us make River View Middle School a safe school. Once students are dropped off they are expected to report to their entrance as they have in the past.
The Kaukauna Area School District contracts with Kobussen for student bus transportation. If you have questions about issues pertaining to busing routes, please call Kobussen at 766-0606. (Bus routes are mailed home about a week before school begins.)
5th Grade Beginning Band and OrchestraAll 5th grade students will be bringing home information about our Beginning Band and Orchestra programs during the first few days of school.
Here are some important dates to mark on your calendar!
September 7th – 14th -Recruitment Week– All 5th grade students will be able to participate in our mouthpiece testing and instrument fittings.
September 18th – Band and Orchestra Registration meetings. Parents and students should plan to attend this important meeting at either 4:30 or 5:30 pm.
Week of October 1st - Band and Orchestra lessons begin!!
Questions? – Please contact one of the following instructors:
Kathryn Nesemann, Orchestra Instructor –email@example.com
Julia Langenhuizen, Band Instructor- firstname.lastname@example.org
River View Middle School Family Newsletters and Report CardsOur newsletters are available in electronic format. The newsletter is on the RVMS web site under Quick Links. Each time a new newsletter is posted you will be notified by messenger via email and on Parent Portal Announcements.
Quarter and mid-quarter report cards are located in Parent Portal under Reports. An email notification will be sent out to parents when report cards are finalized for each grading period. At the end of the school year as part of our year end mailing, we will include a hard copy report card of grades for all four quarters.
*If you would like more information on how to navigate through Parent Portal click here.
RVMS Student Registration and Pictures
~located at Kaukauna High School~
August 1412:00-7:00 pm
August 158:00 am - 12:00 pm
*Picture Retakes -- Wednesday, September 19th
School Supply ListThe school supply list was sent home last spring. If you need another copy you may go to River View’s website and find it under Student & Family Services / For Our Families or at area stores.
- Buy extra of general items to easily and cost effectively replenish supplies throughout the year.
- Only bring a reasonable amount of each item to Open House or the first day of school. Keep the spares at home!
- LABEL student’s name with permanent marker on ALL items BEFORE bringing to school.
- Bring a silent reading book the first day of school.
Co-CurricularsAll co-curricular information is on River View’s website. See the Family Handbook for Co-Curricular Activity descriptions. The information needed for the co-curriculars will be part of the online registration. When you come to Registration in August, you will be signing up for activities, turning in paperwork for physicals/alternate year card, and paying activity fees.
Girls Volleyball Program Try-OutsRiver View Middle School will be sponsoring two teams each at the seventh and eighth grade levels for our volleyball program. Each team will consist up to 15 players. This limit is based upon a work-able number that allows for maximum participation by those interested in volleyball. There will be an evaluation period that will be held during the first 1-2 weeks of practice. This evaluation period will be used by the school coaches in determining and developing the two teams. The evaluation tool that will be used will review both the skill level of the individual as well as one’s knowledge of the activity. Prior playing experience will also be considered. At the conclusion of the evaluation period, students will be notified as to their status with the team.
Tryouts will be during the week of August 20th. More information to come on specific dates and times. (Watch Parent Portal for more details to come.) Any girls that would like to try out for the school sponsored team must attend the first week of practice.
Cross Country for Grades 6-8Practice begins the week of August 27th at 3:30 pm by River View’s tennis courts. Sign up will be at the Co-Curricular table at Registration on August 14 & 15.
Volunteers Welcome and NeededVolunteers make a difference! There are many projects/activities involving education, entertainment and everyday assistance to our children that the Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) supports throughout the year. They require the efforts of many to run smoothly. We are calling on your generosity and expertise to support these projects/activities. Remember it takes an exceptional person to give their time and energies to help make our school stronger. Your assistance will assure that all of our students have the most memorable school experience possible. Please pick up a Volunteer Form at Registration.
PAC (Parent Advisory Committee)RVMS functions as one PAC group with a strong belief that it is best to focus our efforts on creating broad based relationships across the grades/families as all will benefit from collaborative approach. An additional benefit to all building meetings will be an increase in the level and amount of school family communication throughout the year. The PAC meets on the third Tuesday of each month to discuss school activities, events, and concerns about our school. All meetings will begin at 6:00 pm in the LMC.
PAC meeting dates for the upcoming year are:
September 18 December 18 March 19
October 16 January 15 April 16
November 13 February 19 May 21
Cherrydale Fundraiser(thru our PAC)This October River View students will be invited to participate in the Cherrydale fundraiser organized by our fabulous PAC. An information packet will be coming home with your child explaining in more detail how this fundraiser will work. At the end of the fundraiser, Cherrydale will be sponsoring an inflatable party in the River View Middle School gym for all students who qualify. Funds generated from this fundraiser will support the PAC’s efforts to support academic and social events such as Parent Teacher Conference meals, educational materials for classrooms, One book one school, offset cost of field trips, Community Service day projects, Rockin Lockin and others.
School Lunch Program 2018-2019The Breakfast Menu
Middle school students have breakfast offered in the cafeteria and may select up to 4 of the food items offered.
*Breakfast price for River View Middle School students is $1.80.
The Lunch Menu
A nutritious lunch is provided every school day. A reimbursable lunch consists of an entrée (protein), vegetable, fruit, grains, and milk. Students may select three, four, or five of the offered items with one being a fruit or vegetable to make a reimbursable meal. River View Middle School offers a choice of hot entrées, hot sandwiches, deli subs, wraps, salads, vegetables, canned and fresh fruits and milk. Extra milk is available to purchase for $0.40.
*Lunch prices for reimbursable meal for River View Middle School is $2.95.
A la carte option: the a la carte option at River View Middle School consists of individual sales of various snacks, fresh fruits, vegetables, juice, water, milk and dessert items.
Access the Free and Reduced Application Online!To access the free and reduced meal benefits application online, go to the Kaukauna Area School District website at www.kaukauna.k12.wi.us.
If you have a Parent Portal account, sign in to your account. You can then access the application by clicking on APPLICATIONS/FORMS and following the instructions provided.
If you do not have a Parent Portal account, you can set one up by going to the district website and clicking on the following tabs:
FAMILY RESOURCES>>TECHNOLOGY TOOLS>>NEED A PARENT PORTAL ACCOUNT and follow the instructions provided.
Once you have a Parent Portal account, you can then access the online applications for free and reduced meal benefits by clicking on the APPLICATIONS/FORMS and follow the instructions.
The Kaukauna Area School District encourages the use of the online application process to save on time and paper. However, you may download the paper application and send the completed forms to KASD/Chartwells Dining Services, 1701 Cty Hwy CE, Kaukauna, WI 54130.
If you do not have access to a computer, you may request an application form from your student’s school or by contacting KASD/Chartwells Dining Services at 920-759-6122 and an application will be sent to you.
The Online Application for the 2018-19 school year will be available August 15th, 2018.
River View Middle School Parent Orientation Presentation
For all families new to River View Middle School
When: August 14th from 6:00-7:00 pm
Where: KHS Library Who: Parents and students welcome
Find out About:
· Our Academic Programs and Encore classes
· Daily Schedules
· Behavior Expectations / PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Supports)
· Making the Adjustment to River View Middle School
· Advantages of using Parent Portal at River View Middle School
· Lunch Program at River View Middle School
· Extracurricular / After School Programs
· Dress Code
· Attendance procedures
· An opportunity to get the questions you may have answered!
Save the Date for Free Flu VaccinationsRiver View Middle School, in partnership with Outagamie County Public Health is excited to share that we will be providing our students with free flu vaccinations this fall. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to get their vaccination right at the school and at no cost to families. County Public Health employees will be at River View Middle School on October 30, 2018 with a limited supply. So be sure to look for the necessary paperwork on River View’s website under Student & Family Services / For Our Families (will be posted close to start of school year) so your child can participate in this great offer.
- Vaccines are FREE and no insurance information is needed
- Receiving vaccinations at school saves time and money
- Consent forms and vaccination information statements will be posted on the River View website under Student & Family Services / For Our Families
- Questions should be directed to Outagamie County Public Health Division at 920-832-5100
Complete the consent form and return to school by
Monday, October 22, 2018.
Online Registration Reminder!Online Registration began July 1st for the 2018-2019 school year. All families of returning students will update their information via online before proceeding to Registration. Families can access their data via Online Annual Registration on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. You will also be able to update information such as address/phone numbers, the emergency contacts, health history, information for Co-curriculars that used to be on multiple forms and the chromebook loan agreement.
If you have not yet signed up for an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account, complete the request form by going to http://www.kaukauna.k12.wi.us/family/GetaParentPortalAcct.cfm . You will receive an email when your account has been created, along with a temporary password. Please change your password after logging in for the first time. You must have your own account and not login using your student's account. Also every parent will need a valid email address for the Infinite Campus Parent Portal account. If you do not have an existing email address, you can create one using one of the free email sites. Two examples are: Google Gmail: https://www.google.com or Yahoo: https://yahoo.com.
If you don’t have access to a computer, you may complete the Online Registration in Room D102 at Registration(KHS) when you arrive.