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Superintendent's Message

Mr. Charles Rinkes, Superintendent

Dear River View Local School District Students and Families:

It is time to prepare for another great school year at RVLSD!  This proves to be a year much different than the past when the district had schools in neighborhoods that were bursting with students and families.  That is now our past.  Currently, we look to our new grade level configuration as a vehicle to educate our students. We believe the grade level concept will bring many benefits to our district, but most importantly the best educational experience for our students.  You also know we have delayed the start of the school year until September 5th.  We believe this gives our custodial and maintenance staff time to adequately prepare our spaces for students after the construction projects have been finalized.

Rural districts, in Ohio, are getting smaller.  As I survey similar rural districts they are on the same trajectory as RVLSD.  As we form the new River View, know that the safety of our students is our number one priority.  Our partnership with the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office to provide an SRO to our students is an investment in our culture.  Additionally,  we will continue to partner with Coshocton Behavioral Health Choices along with using our ARP Funds to provide behavioral and mental health support to our students and staff.

The district has completed a Strategic Planning process.  The plan will focus our time, effort and resources over the next five years as we continue to look towards the future of RVLSD.  The vision statement adopted by the Board of Education reads: We will lead the way in achievement, leadership and service to prepare today’s students for tomorrow's world.  

Every day great things happen at RVLSD because of the tremendous staff.  We have some of the most dedicated people I have ever been around who are committed to living out our vision statement for your student(s).  A school district is people, and RVLSD is a great district because of the people.

The district is also committed to improving the facilities we now occupy.  We are currently in the process of working through a Facilities Plan for the district.  This plan will focus our Buildings and Grounds decisions to improve common spaces and learning spaces for our students and staff.  River View is committed to our future.  

Throughout the year there will be many opportunities for you to be involved in district activities and to be in our buildings.  The “Coffee with Chuck” Series is an opportunity to hear the great things going on with our district, students and staff.  Check us out on WTNS and in the Beacon with our Paw Print insert four times throughout the year.  We are committed to communicating with our public and being transparent about our finances, our challenges and our successes.

Chuck Rinkes, Superintendent