Tuesday, October 2, 2018

October 2018 Family Newsletter




From the Desktop of Mr. Joseph


River View is off to a fantastic start with the kids doing a fabulous job getting back into the school routine, reconnecting with friends and engaging in their learning. I am excited for the adventures we will be going on as the year unfolds.


One of those adventures will be the District and River View’s continued work with Master Planning. The River View Action Team has been working for some time now and we very much look forward to sharing with you and the community on October 10th and 16th, our ideas for safety upgrades, improvements in parking and traffic flow and creating more equitable learning environments for all students. Thank you for watching for more specific information in the near future about these presentations as we want your feedback as we continue working through the Master Planning process.


If you have specific questions about the presentations or the Master Planning process please contact me at 766-6111.


Thank you for your continued support for River View and the Kaukauna District.


Dan Joseph

Principal




Online Sign Up for Parent Teacher Conferences
River View will be holding Parent Teacher Conferences on November 8th and 14th from 4:00-7:30 pm and November 16th from 12:30-4:00 pm. Conferences are an excellent opportunity for us to share the many wonderful things your child(ren) are doing and also gives us a chance to address any concerns that may be impeding your child’s progress. As you place the conference dates on your calendar, please know all conferences will be scheduled online using Signup Genius starting October 10th. The school will send an email to all families with the link and directions on how to sign up.


Student of the Month

Each month we recognize one student from each grade level that is a true model of the River View way. All students that are chosen constantly demonstrate how to be respectful, responsible and productive.

For the month of September:

5th Grade: Alex Huettl



6th Grade: Tyler Tobin


7th Grade: Olivia Meister

8th Grade: Cash Vosters


and Staff of the Month of September is Mrs. Wittman.


Save the Date for Free Flu Vaccinations

River 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 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 / Middle School Forms or click on the advertisement posted on RVMS site

  • 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.





River View Spirit Wear Sale


Do you need ideas for birthday or holiday gifts? Well, your worries are over!! The River View School Spirit Wear Sale is coming back to RVMS . Many clothing items will be available...hoodies and t-shirts. Multiple sizes are available, so there could be a gift for others in the family. Go to the Online Apparel Store at https://riverviewmsspirit18.itemorder.com/sale . Orders will be taken until November 11th. If you have any questions, please email maryjo@egpromo.com or call 920-462-5211. River View students and their families will look fashionable in their new RVMS clothing!




Eighth Grade Academic and Career Planning Conferences

Reminder for Parents of 8th Graders!

If you haven't signed up for your son/daughter’s 8th grade Academic and Career Planning meeting, please use the following sign up genius link to sign up.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0448aaaa2caafd0-201819


Future Ready:  Career Paths for Middle School Students

Thursday, November 1
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Fox Valley Technical College
The Bordini Center
5 N Systems Drive
Appleton

Registration is appreciated, no cost to attend:
www.heartofthevalleychamber.com

Agenda
Future Job Market 2030
Steve Meyer, STEM Education & Development
Fox Valley Technical College

Career Pathways Overview
Tania Kilpatrick, CESA 6

Career Cruising
Middle School Counselors

Middle School is a key period in a young person's development.  Keeping students engaged in school at this critical time helps propel them forward to a successful career.  We realize that some of these important conversations about careers and the future are happening at home, and we want to provide you with options available for your middle school student.

This event will help you have a better understanding of the ACP (Academic Career Planning) process, how our business community can connect with our students (INSPIRE) and what the workforce will look like for your middle school student.  We invite parents, students and our business community to join us as we work together to help navigate the path for our middle school students.

One of the historic challenges students have faced when focusing on career options, is that the process didn't begin until after graduation.  K-12 schools in our area are working to change that.  "Schools are focusing much earlier on how we can help students to think differently about their learning" stated Kelli Clussman, Executive Director, Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce, "we are working with our School Districts to connect them with our business community to help students with targeting more on where their a skills are, where their career passions are and how they can connect that to post-secondary education." 


PAC Fundraiser

The fabulous River View Parent Advisory Committee(PAC) will be hosting its annual Cherrydale fundraiser beginning October 1st through October 23rd. Students will be receiving their packets of information on October 1st so thanks for looking for and or asking your kids to bring them home. This year as part of the fundraiser the PAC is looking to provide families with a “buy out” option. More specifics about this option will be part of the packets that the kids will be bringing home.

This fundraiser is the primary one for our PAC and helps support academic resources, offset field trip bussing expenses, One Book One School project, staff meals at Parent Teacher Conferences and our Community Service day. This year PAC is also hoping to support the school with flexible seating/furniture for the library and Fabrication lab we are developing. The funds raised will also help offset cost for a culture and climate project to promote kindness throughout the school.



Absence Procedures

Each student has the responsibility to attend school regularly and to report to school and scheduled classes on time. Students who attend class regularly not only do better in class but also reinforce lifelong work skills by arriving each day on time. Wisconsin Statutes 118.15 and 118.16 establish the ultimate responsibility for regular school attendance with each student’s parents. The parent of a student is responsible for reporting any absences, the cause, and if required, for sending information upon the student’s return.

It is the parent's responsibility to call the attendance office by 8:30 am to report the absence and state the reason. Call the attendance line at 759-6159, and then press 6. Messages can be left 24 hours a day. Prompt notification to the school is necessary. Students who are not called in by 8:30 am will be marked as unexcused. Prearranged absences can be made by calling the attendance office at 759-6159 (press 6) for the attendance recorder. Prearranged makeup of missed class work may be arranged by notifying the attendance office of any anticipated absences. Students appearing as unexcused from class or study hall will be ineligible to practice, perform, attend, or compete in any co-curricular activity on the day of the unexcused absence. Students who miss class or study hall due to illness, will be ineligible to practice, perform, attend, or compete in any co-curricular activity on the day of the illness.

Protocol for Tardiness

1. If a student arrives tardy without a pass during the first 5 minutes of class, the student will be marked tardy.


a.  The teacher will inform students of his/her attendance procedures including responses to tardiness on the first day of each semester.

b.  Three to four tardies and students will receive warning and opportunity to correct

 c.  Five tardies and students will receive a detention and opportunity to correct

d.  Repeat step b for additional tardies



Protocol for Excused Absence

Parents are authorized to excuse their child from school for up to a maximum of 10 days in a school year, provided they notify the school. Excused absences may include, but are not limited to personal illness, severe illness or death in the family, court appearances, necessary health appointments, school sponsored activities, and other reasons which have been approved by the school administration in advance of the absence.


a. Between 7-10 excused days, not including Medical Excuse or Funeral days, a letter of concern and medical excuse reminder sent


b. More than 10 days- medical letter and a meeting between parents and school


c. Additional absences after 10 days will require a Medical Excuse required letter to be considered excused


Protocol for Unexcused Absence

1. If a student arrives without a pass after the first five minutes of class, the student will be marked unexcused.


   a. Each one period to a whole day unexcused absence- detention and opportunity to correct


   b. Three to four days with one period to whole day unexcused- detention, letter of concern and opportunity to correct


   c. Five or more days with one period to whole day unexcused(same semester)

  • Detention, first truancy letter and meeting if no social worker

  • If student has a social worker, detention, letter of concern, truancy court and sanctions from social worker.

Truancy

Truancy means a student is absent from school without an acceptable excuse. "Habitual Truant" is defined by Wisconsin State Statute, section 118.16(1) (a) and (c) as a pupil who is absent without an acceptable excuse for part or all of five or more days on which school is held during a trimester. Once a student is habitually truant, a letter will be sent for a parent(s) meeting to be held regarding the truancy, prior to referring the student to the Municipal Court of the City of Kaukauna or the Juvenile Intake of the county in which the student resides. A municipal citation may be issued to any student who is truant subject to Municipal Statute 9.27. Truancy Court is held on campus monthly.


Extended Absences/Vacation Guidelines:

We understand that time spent together as a family and that vacations can be an important part of family life. However, the instructional process does not stop when students are not at school, and lost instructional time cannot be recovered or recreated. Therefore, we strongly encourage families to schedule vacations around the existing school vacation days. If you must schedule a trip or other extended absence that will occur during scheduled school days, please follow these guidelines:


The student must have a pre-arranged absence form signed by his/her teachers and parent(s) and returned to the office secretary before the absence occurs. Pre-arranged absence forms are available in the school office and on our website. This will allow us to excuse your child from school and keep accurate attendance records.


Homework often cannot be prepared in advance, because the purpose of homework is to provide practice and review of skills taught in the classroom. Your child’s teacher may be able to prepare some work in advance with ample advance notice of the absence. However, additional work may be assigned when your child returns. (See Make-Up Work During or Following an Absence below for more information.)


Try to minimize the pre-vacation excitement for your child to reduce the instructional time lost due to distraction and excitement.


Make-Up Work During or Following an Absence:

If parents anticipate their child will be out of school more than two days, they are encouraged to phone the school office (766-6111) and request homework which may be picked up at the end of the day or brought home by a family member. Students should make up work missed as a result of an absence and will be responsible to arrange for make-up work. The amount of make-up work will be reasonable and commensurate with the situation, with emphasis on quality rather than quantity. Consideration for make-up work will be made for students absent from classes as a result of field trips or special in-school arrangements since they are involved in an educational experience.



Study Smarts

Your child attends school every day, is well behaved in class, and completes their homework. Why aren’t their grades better? Middle Years, a publication newsletter designed for parents with children in middle school, offers the following suggestions to guide your child toward developing excellent study skills.

Be Active. Explain the difference between studying and “active studying”. Reading their textbook is studying; writing an outline as they read the material is active studying. Other ideas include: jotting down facts and dates, highlighting important information, and reciting vocabulary definitions, names, and formulas on tape and playing them back. The more senses (hearing, touching, and seeing) your child uses, the more they will remember.

Make choices. Help your child decide where, when, and how to study – depending on how they learn best (seeing it, hearing it, or working with it). Do they focus better with the door open or closed? Can they concentrate more after school or after dinner? Are they more productive studying alone or with a buddy?

Helping them figure out what study habits work best for them will help them achieve their best.

Stay on Course. Have your child write out a weekly study schedule. They can block out times for each subject, quiz, or test. Encourage them to monitor their schedule and revise it as needed. Explain to your child, “A schedule is a plan, not a contract”. They will see that having a plan will keep them on track.


Keys to Success

You can set your child up for success this school year with some basic pointers. Show your child this checklist, and you’ll help him/her get off on the right foot:

· I attend school every day unless I’m sick, and I get there on time.

· I get 8 – 10 hours of sleep each night.

· I eat a healthy breakfast in the morning.

· I pay attention in class.

· I write down my assignments for each subject.

· I start my projects when I get them.

· I complete my homework on time.

· I read for pleasure each day.


7th & 8th Grade Math Study Tips

Frequently as math teachers, we hear, "I don't study for math tests because you can't." As you may know, this is false. Here are a few tips to help students study for math tests and quizzes.

1. Students can review their notes and quiz themselves on key vocabulary and the steps for solving problems.

2. Practice problems. Students can review by completing the odd problems from the sections covered and checking their answers in the "selected answers" part of their book. If they are getting problems incorrect, they can ask a teacher or parent for help in correcting their mistakes.

3. On the "Big Ideas" website, students can find practices, quizzes, and test. Again, they should seek out help if they are not doing well on these. The website also has many skill builders and review games.

​4. Many teachers have websites linked to "Google Classroom." Utilize these sites, practice videos and other resources to help you study.​


**As always if you have having difficulties check in with your math teacher for extra assistance. Do not wait until the quiz or test to ask for help.


Red Ribbon Week

October is Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Month. Various prevention activities will be taking place in Kaukauna Schools throughout the month. We will celebrate Red Ribbon Week during the week of October 22-24 to promote prevention and encourage healthy decisions relating to this issue both in the schools and in the community. The red ribbon has come to symbolize a commitment to healthy, drug-free lifestyles. Raising children in a drug-free community is everybody’s responsibility!

River View will have the following dress up days:

Monday, October 22
— "Teaming up Against Drugs is NO Sweat": Wear your favorite sweats/team apparel.

Tuesday, October 23—“Sock it to Drugs". Wear Crazy Socks

Wednesday, October 24
— “Unite Against Drugs:” Everyone Wear Red !

As a parent or guardian, here are other things you can do to promote and encourage healthy decisions during Red Ribbon Week and throughout your child’s life:

  • Be a positive role model by maintaining healthy habits in your everyday life in regards to alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs.

  • Encourage your child to participate in drug prevention activities at school or in your community. These may be during Red Ribbon Week in October or at other times of the year.

  • Have dinner together.

  • Educate yourself on the latest information on tobacco, alcohol, and other illicit drugs and how they can destroy your family and community. Visit the website for this information.

  • Explain to your child that the most important choices you can make are those that keep you healthy and safe.

  • Encourage your child to take responsibility for saying “NO” to drugs and “YES” to healthy and fun activities.

  • Keep communication open. Create an atmosphere where your child feels free to talk to you when he or she has a problem.

  • Build your child’s self-esteem. Spend time together and let your child know that your love is constant. Praise your child’s achievements as well as efforts to do his or her best. The stronger your child’s self-esteem, the more likely he or she will be to choose healthy activities and refuse to use drugs!

  • Talk to your children about the dangerous effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.



Yearbook Orders

We are accepting yearbook orders for $13.50 per book. Order forms are in the office. Pay by cash or make checks payable to RVMS. Return form and payment in a sealed envelope with student's name and grade to RV office.






6th Grade Camp

As an enhancement of our environmental education curriculum, sixth grade students attend Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya each Spring. We will stay at the YMCA facility located near Mountain for three days and two nights. Camp information went home the last week of September. If you would like a sneak peak of camp, go to http://campunahliya.org and select Environmental Education.


Travel Releases

For the purpose of building strong team connections it is the school’s preference all students participating in co-curricular activities ride the bus to and from games. With that said we understand there are times families have other obligations after co-curricular events. If you plan to have your child ride home with you from any co-curricular event, please be sure to complete and submit a travel release form at least 24 hours prior to the event. This will provide us with ample time to get the information to our coaches so they can make sure everyone is accounted for on the return trip.


Boys Basketball and Wrestling Sign Up

Boys’ basketball practice begins October 17th from 3:30-5:00 pm in Gym A and wrestling starts early November. If you wish to sign-up, you may do so in the office. Please make sure that your physical/alternate card is up-to-date and pay the activity fee of $20.00. Students cannot practice until all this important information is handed in.



Archery Club

Archery Club is coming soon!!! Attention all students in grades 5th-8th grade interested in Archery Club. Coach Otto will be here on Wednesday, October 17th during the lunch hours. Please stop by to pick up a registration/information packet as well as ask any questions you may have about club or the season ahead. Look for Coach Otto at a table in the commons! If you are unable to stop by on October 17th, packets will be available in the office.

Registration slips will be due back in the office by October 29th. You must be registered to attend the first practice.


Getting Involved at River View

Calling all seventh and eighth grade students, here is your opportunity to get involved. REACH, which stands for Realizing Everyone’s Aspirations Can Happen, is looking for new members. This group is designed for River View Middle School who are seventh or eighth graders and are committed to remaining tobacco, drug and alcohol free. REACH has monthly trips outside the school day to places like Badger Sports Park, bowling, corn maze, a Blizzard hockey game to name a few. The goal of REACH is to encourage students to take positive steps towards building strong values while having fun. It is a great way to meet new people and get involved.

If you are interested in signing up for REACH, please stop by and pick up a form from Mrs. Hinz, room 213c or Mrs. Knick, room 101. We are planning on having our first event in October so sign up soon. Students need to have a signed contract prior to going on any of the field trips. We hope to see you there!


PE Force

Welcome Back

First quarter is breezing by! With the cool weather on its way, please have your son/daughter prepared with warm fitness gear as we continue to go outside for many activities. Sixth and seventh grade students will need a head cover for skating if borrowing a helmet throughout the unit. Head covers can be anything that covers the hair such as baseball caps, winter hats, sweatshirts, or shower caps. Students are welcome to bring their own safety equipment and skates.


Laundry and Locks

Please help by reminding your son/daughter to take home and wash their clothes as well as bringing them back after being cleaned. Encourage your son/daughter to lock their locker as well as to ask for help when having trouble. Many other schools and programs utilize our locker room and facilities after school so locking your locker is the best way to protect your items.

~Physical Education Staff



District-Wide Food Drive

October 30-November 12



The high school National Honor Society is hosting a food drive competition between the schools within Kaukauna Area School District. The school that contributes the most canned goods, non-perishable foods, or monetary donations will not only have the satisfaction of helping the community but will also receive the traveling "Food Drive Trophy" that will be displayed in their school until next October.

The Kaukauna National Honor Society is looking forward to your help in a record-breaking food drive to assist the less fortunate members of our community. Please mark your calendars and participate in this friendly competition to help raise money and donations for a great cause. Thank you for your generosity!




Veterans Day

To honor our veterans, the eighth graders will be having a Veteran’s Day Ceremony on Monday, November 12, at 1:15 pm in the auditorium, which is wheelchair accessible. All veterans are invited to attend. If you have questions, please call Beth Knick at 766-6111, ext. 4101.





Green Recycling Box

We have a green/brown cardboard box in the lobby near the auditorium. You may drop off any old toners, printer cartridges, old cell phones, old printers, etc. We have partnered with a Funding Factory that will give us money for playground equipment for these old items.


Parent Portal

Would you like to see daily announcements, attendance, grades, report cards, schedules, missing assignments, make phone number/address changes, pay for lunch/school fees, etc., log on to Parent Portal.



Grades 5-8 Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences
November 8, 14, and 16




Community Flyers

Click Here to access information about the following programs for this month.
  • Chartwells Parent Guide

  • Appleton Area Hockey Association Flyer

  • Kaukauna Baby Sitting Clinic - Grade 5

  • School Lunch Flyer

  • 4-H Flyer

Anyone requesting flyer distribution at the elementary/secondary level should submit an electronic copy to district office, attention Erin Kape, at kapee@kaukaunasd.org for consideration two weeks prior to the first of each month.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

September Family Newsletter 2018



From the Desktop of Mr. Joseph

The building is put back together, the dust is cleared away and we are off to a great start to a new school year. As many of you know this past summer the north portion of River View went through an extensive overhaul of its heating and ventilating systems. We are very much looking forward to the more consistent heating and air flow in all the rooms impacted this summer. Also receiving updates were the bathrooms and lighting on the north end. Next summer the contractors will be back to complete similar work on the south end of the building.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their patience and understanding this summer with the construction. I know having Registration in a different location and postponing our Open House a bit caused some inconvenience and anxiety, however, in the end everything turned out as best it could. I also want to thank our district painting crew for their work sprucing up the school and our cleaning crew for all their time and energy to get the school ready for the kids and staff. Kaukauna Strong teamwork by all.

The school year is underway and students did a fabulous job last week of getting themselves back into the school year routine and reconnecting with old friends and making new ones. I am proud of our 5th graders for coming into the building with confidence and handling the transition to their new school so well. I am looking forward to keeping the good going all year long.

Thanks for your continued support and hope to see you at our Open House on September 13th from 6:00-7:30 pm.

Dan Joseph
Principal







Safety First



The safety of all our students is a priority that we take seriously both inside the building as well as outside on the playground, in the parking lot and in our crosswalks. With the school year underway I want to remind all drivers to please slow down as you are moving about school property. Thank you as well for giving students and adults plenty of space while they are in the crosswalks and for not calling your child to run between buses to be picked up in the street.
Your child(ren)'s safety is very important to us so thank you for your support and cooperation with keeping these requests in mind as you come to school.





Safety Week

During the week of September 17th River View will hosting its annual Safety Week. As part of this week students will participate in various practice drills(fire, tornado, hold, evacuation) to help them be better prepared in the event we have an actual situation. Students will also participate in a cyber/internet safety presentation on September 26th, given by our School Resource Officers. This presentation will cover topics such as cyberbullying, internet safety, strategies to protect oneself when online, reporting and potential consequences for inappropriate use of technology.


The River View Way

  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible
  • Be Productive

Our PBIS kick-off jump started our school year in 2018-19. Staff and students put a lot of time into planning our kick-off. Each station was run by a group of 8th grade PBIS student leaders who did an excellent job of modeling our expectations for students in grades 5-7. Staff will continue to acknowledge positive choices and behaviors by handing out Eagle Bills. Students can save these bills for items from our Eagle Bills Award Menu or put their bills into their grade level bins for weekly rewards. Each month, students that did not receive a Major ODR (Office Discipline Referral) will take place in a reward celebration.

Thank you for continuing to have conversations about PBIS with your student and helping to promote the River View Way!




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.




Picture Retake Day

River View School will hold a Picture Retake Day on Wednesday, September 19th from 8:00-11:30 am. This would be for students who have already received their photos and did not like how they turned out as well as for those students who haven’t had their picture taken yet. Regarding picture charges, please write a separate check to Network Photography for your picture packet (or located in the office) 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.





New Staff at RVMS


Ashley Balda - Grade 6

Jacob Bobier - Educational Assistant

Jessica DeMoulin - Grade 6

Josh Iverson - Associate Principal

Samantha Kraft - Math 8

Regina Kroon - Learning Disabilities 6

Nick Mees - Science 8

Kasae Roman - Learning Disabilities 8

Kristine Sieren - French

JoEllen Smith - EBD 7 / 8

Kristin Wopat - Math 8



What do you need to know about Eighth Grade and Academic and Career Planning Conferences

A message from Mr. Hill, School Counselor (grade 8)


The Eighth Grade Academic and Career Planning Meetings are specifically designed for parents/guardians and student to meet with me to gain insight into their child’s development to this point and to help the student create goals for the future and assist with the transition to the high school.

Parents are key members of the conference team. This year, you will receive an email for you to schedule an Eighth Grade Academic and Career Planning Conference for your child through Sign Up Genius. Conferences are held at 8:00 am, 9:45 am, 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm and last approximately 45 minutes and I will start the week of October 1st. If any of those times do not work, I can also try to set up by appointment if necessary. If you are planning on attending your child’s conference please make an appointment for a conference by October 31st. If you are unable to attend your child’s conference, please contact me at 766-6111 ext. 4213 or by email (hilljo@kaukaunasd.org) that you will not be attending and I will meet with your son/daughter individually. Students will bring home a folder that contains all the information we covered in the conference.




After School Homework Help

Starting September 10, River View will be offering after school homework help from 3:15 pm to 3:45 pm each week Monday through Thursday*. Any students who are interested in getting additional help with homework are welcome to participate. This homework time will take place in the Library and is open to all RVMS students. Each day there will be certified staff in the Library from various content areas so should your student become involved in this opportunity it is certain there will be ample staff available to assist them. Teachers may assign students to after school homework help and will inform you of that if they do. You may also assign your child to this supportive opportunity. If you do decide to do that, thank you for alerting your child's teacher so they can support your decision. Students who stay for homework help will need to arrange their own transportation if they do not have a bus to take them home.

*For planning purposes know we will not offer after school homework help on half days or the days before break/vacation.




Homework Request

We understand students may be absent from time to time due to illness. When this occurs we will be happy to gather your child’s homework so you can pick it up or have it sent home with a friend or sibling. If you request homework, thank you for calling as soon as possible in the morning as this will give us time to get things organized.



5th Grade Beginning Band and Orchestra

Every student who is thinking about starting a band or orchestra instrument is encouraged to begin in the 5th grade year because it becomes more difficult to start an instrument in the future once others have already begun. All 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 6th – 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 at River View to get all the details about these great programs.

Week of October 1st - Band and Orchestra lessons begin!!

Questions? – Please contact one of the following instructors:

Kathryn Nesemann, Orchestra Instructor –nesemannk@kaukaunasd.org

Julia Langenhuizen, Band Instructor- langenhuizenj@kaukaunasd.org




Save the Date for Free Flu Vaccinations

River 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 or you can pick one up during River View's Open House 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.






Health Office

The River View Health Office provides many valuable services to our students and families. As we begin our new school year we want to share with families a brief description of how we support student learning on a daily basis. This support includes: Health and Wellness Assess and treat (as needed) minor injuries. We will call you with injury concerns that may need medical care. If we cannot reach you by phone, then we call adults you provided as emergency contacts. Please plan for an emergency in advance so your child can get needed help.  We ask you to update health information online​ on each of your children including your permission to use Tylenol, ibuprofen, tums, Benadryl along with cough and cold medicine for minor illnesses and aches. Should your child need some specific over the counter medicine, please provide it along with written guidance and signature for your child.  Administer daily prescription medication​ (we need medical orders from the MD along with medicine in a prescription labeled bottle). We also administer emergency medication for students when required by their health condition. 

It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to provide emergency medications for school sponsored events outside of school hours including athletics and other extra-curricular activities.  Some students need specific nursing support to attend school, a few examples are: nutrition tube feedings, suctioning, seizure interventions, diabetes management (insulin administration, carb counting, illness care).  If your child sustains an injury significant enough to need school accommodations (concussion, broken bones), we do rely on written guidance from the physician who provided care.  All emergency medical situations will be handled through the emergency medical system by activating 911. 

Communicable Disease Immunization compliance and referral to local resources. The State of Wisconsin requires specific shots for students. All 6​th​ graders are required by State Immunization Guidelines​ to have updated their Tdap vaccine.  Consult with local medical providers and local health departments on disease outbreaks and contact involved families.



Kaukauna Area School District Assessments 2018-2019

An important part of improving student learning is measuring student growth and achievement. The Kaukauna Area School District measures student growth in a variety of ways and levels. This information is utilized to inform instruction and to measure student progress. For 2018-2019, the following assessments will be administered during the time frames indicated below. Your child will be assessed on some (not all) of the days indicated. Please watch for a detailed schedule from your child’s school as each assessment window approaches.

Wisconsin Forward


  • State mandated assessment
  • March 18 – May 3, 2019
  • Grade Levels Assessed:

o Grades 3-8: English Language Arts, Math

o Grades 4, 8: Science

o Grades 4, 8, 10: Social Studies


Dynamic Learning Maps – for students with significant intellectual disabilities


  • State mandated assessment
  • March 18 – May 3, 2019
  • Grade Levels Assessed:

o Grades 3-11: English Language Arts, Math

o Grades 4, 8-11: Science

o Grades 4, 8, 10: Social Studies


ACCESS – for English Language Learners


  • State mandated assessment
  • December 3, 2018 – February 1, 2019

ACT Suite

  • State mandated assessment
  • February 20, 2019: ACT Plus Writing Grade 11
  • February 20 – March 6, 2019: ACT Plus Writing for students testing with accommodations
  • March 13, 2019: ACT WorkKeys Grade 11
  • March 13 – 19, 2019: ACT WorkKeys for students testing with accommodations
  • April 16 – 17, 2019: ACT ASPIRE Grade 9-10

Assessment of Reading Readiness

  • Fall: October 8 – November 2, 2018
  • Winter: January 3 – February 1, 2019 (Select Students only)
  • Spring: April 29 – May 23, 2019 
  • Grade Levels Assessed:

  1. Grade: 4K-Kdg (PALS)
  2. Grade: 1-2 (District Designed Assessment)



AIMS Web

Fall: September 10 – 20, 2018
Winter: January 8 – 15, 2019
Spring: April 25 – May 9, 2019

Grade Levels Assessed:

  • Kdg – 1 : Math
  • Grades K-12 (Used for select students to monitor specific intervention progress)

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

Fall: September 11 – October 5, 2018
Winter: January 8 – February 1, 2019
Spring: April 24 – May 21, 2019


Grade Levels Assessed:

  • Grades 2-8: Reading, Math



Pre-ACT


  • September 11, 2018
  • Grade Levels Assessed: Grades 9,10 and 11
If you have questions about these assessments or your child’s results, please contact one of the following:
  • Your child’s teacher or principal
  • Director of Elementary Education, Ty Maki at makit@kaukaunasd.org or 766-6100
  • Director of Secondary Education, Matt Smith at smithm@kaukaunasd.org or 766-6100




    Destination Imagination (Grades 5-8)

    Destination Imagination (D.I.) is a fun, hands-on system of learning that fosters students’ creativity, problem solving, teamwork, and intellect. During the challenges the students will focus on STEM, fine arts and serving learning activities. Students will be expected to work as a team to create skits, role play, build props and use their quick thinking. Sound like something you want to get involved in? We sure hope so!

    Students who are interested in trying out for the River View D.I. teams should make sure the Medical Treatment and Co-Curricular Forms, which was done with online registration or you can pick one up in the office. These forms are due to the RV Office by the end of the day September 28th. The first student informational meeting will be October 4th in the DEC. Once teams are established, they will meet after school on Thursdays to work on group problems and prepare for competition. Practices will last about an hour and a half. The D.I. season runs the months of October thru April with the regional competition on March 9th and the state competition on April 13th.

    Questions can be emailed to Holly Willenbrink willenbrinkh@kaukaunasd.org or Stacey Heindel heindels@kaukaunasd.org





    7th and 8th Grade Math

    With the new school year, comes a new Big Ideas website. This website is a very useful tool for students and parents. We encourage you to explore and use the website, www.bigideasmath.com, at home. Students have set up accounts and have been given access to the site. A letter should have come home with the "Student ID" and "Username" for your student to log into the site. If you have any questions about navigating the site, please feel free to contact your student's math teacher.



    River View Middle School Family Newsletters and Report Cards

    Our 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.




    Parent Portal

    Just a reminder you are able to see the daily announcements, attendance, grades, missing assignments, make phone number/address changes, pay for lunch/school fees, etc., on Parent Portal.



    River View PAC

    As we shared in our summer newsletter, River View Middle School will have a Parent Advisory Committee, which will have its first meeting on September 18th, at 6:00 pm in the school’s library.

    PAC dates for the upcoming year are:
    September 18         December 18          March 19

    October 16              January 15             April 16

    November 13           February 19           May 21




    Lunch and Ala Carte Helpful Hints

    Parents have the option to put a block on the purchase of ala carte items. Contact Chartwells at 759-6122.
    • Milk is considered Ala Carte if not purchased with a meal. If a student has a block on purchasing ala carte and brings a cold lunch and wants to purchase a milk, he/she will not be able to purchase the milk. To avoid this, families can have a 40 cent limit on the ala carte versus a block on purchasing ala carte.

    • Students who receive free and reduced meals need to have money in their account and be in the positive in order to purchase Ala Carte items.

    • If students are told that their balance is too low to purchase a meal, they should see a lunch supervisor or ask to go to the office so that we can help support them in calling to have someone bring money or a lunch to school.

    • Contact Chartwells to make any changes to your account at 759-6122.



    The Cherrydale Fundraiser

    The Cherrydale Fundraiser features a variety of items from wrapping paper and chocolates to dishes and décor. The combination of fabulous items offered through the Cherrydale Fundraiser could help you find some great holiday gifts! RV will run this fundraiser from October 1-23 with the pickup date as Thursday, November 8th from 3-6 pm in the cafeteria. The RV PAC appreciates your support!



    Breakfast Club

    Breakfast Club meets Monday-Friday from 7-7:40 am in room 138. All students are welcome to join us to complete homework, socialize, or play games. Students can bring their own breakfast, or purchase a breakfast in the school cafeteria.


    Box Tops for Education / Milk Moola / Can Tabs

    Attention parents, grandparents, and great grandparents, lend me your ear. RVMS appreciates all of your efforts in turning in Box Tops, Milk Moola, and can tabs. If you haven’t turned in these items yet, please turn then in ASAP. The school will be turning in the box tops for education soon, and we want to use the money to help pay for the end of the year school trips. Thanks again for all you do to help the River View community.


    Eagle Outlet

    Eagle Outlet is now open! Eagle Outlet is a place where River View students in need may come to get gently used clothing, winter wear and even school supplies free. Clothing and school supplies have been donated by staff members and other community members. Interested parents or students may contact Karen Wirth at 766-6111 (Ext. #4206) for more information. All student and parent inquiries will be dealt with discreetly.



    Community Flyers

    All community flyers will be found on the district web page. Click Here to access information about the Chartwells Parent Guide, Appleton Area Hockey Association, and Babysitting Clinic for 5th Graders.

    Thursday, July 26, 2018

    Registration-August Family Newsletter 2018



    From Mr. Joseph’s Desktop

    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.

    Dan Joseph
    Principal

    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.)



    6th Grade 

    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


    8th Grade
    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 
    • Cash
    • 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 Graders

    This 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 & 15

    Picture 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 School

    The 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 Reminders

    Only 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 Orchestra

    All 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 –nesemannk@kaukaunasd.org

    Julia Langenhuizen, Band Instructor- langenhuizenj@kaukaunasd.org


    River View Middle School Family Newsletters and Report Cards

    Our 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~


    However, 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 by 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.


    August 1412:00-7:00 pm
    August 158:00 am - 12:00 pm


    *Picture Retakes -- Wednesday, September 19th

    School Supply List

    The 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.

    Recommendations:

    • 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-Curriculars

    All 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-Outs

    River 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 6-8

    Practice 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 Needed

    Volunteers 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 2018-2019

    The 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 Vaccinations

    River 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.