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Superintendent's Message

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Mr. Charles Rinkes, Superintendent

Dear River View Local School District:


If you are reading this message you are navigating our new website for our district.  Thank you to our Curriculum Coordinator, Mrs. Christie Ireland for all of her work to get this new platform up and running.  We hope you find the new website easier to navigate and more responsive to topics and news concerning River View Local Schools now and in the future.


We are through the first grading period and have had a great start to the 2022-23 school year.  The transition to a new configuration is looming next year, but we remain focused on this year and how we can make the most of the year with our students/staff.  There are a number of fantastic things going on in our district! Driver’s Education is back! New hires include a Treasurer and a SRO/Truancy Officer.  We are also very proud of our scores on our state report card.  A shout out to those students and staff who were involved with those great scores.  We continue to work through the issues related with the pandemic and know that other areas on the report card will be increased with hard work and a focus on our students' needs.


River View is a great district because of the people.  Thank you to our Black Bear Success Plan Committee that is working through the process of strategic planning to chart a course for our district over the next 3-5 years.  Forty educators and community members are developing a living document to help guide the district and its decisions on: facilities, finances and students' learning needs.


As you know, we are committed to transparency.  Our “Coffee with Chuck” series is traveling around our great district to answer questions and share information about RVLSD transition and finances.  We were recently at both New Pointe Church and Cooperdale Nazarene.  On November 17th, we will be at Keene UMC.  All meetings are at 6pm.  We hope you can attend.  Additional meetings are planned to be held at Perry Chapel and Conesville UMC after the first of the year.