2021 Prospective Student Open House – Sept. 29th @ 5:30 p.m.

Open House Info:

Tuesday, September 29th from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Welcome to Riverside University High School Session: 5:30 p.m.

Attend Virtual breakout sessions hosted by Riverside staff and students.

Access all Zoom meeting links through our Riverside Home Page on September 29th or use the interest form to receive more information about our school.

 

Apply to Riverside University HS in 3 easy steps!!

Step 1:  Attend our OPEN HOUSE

Step 2: APPLY

CURRENT MPS STUDENTS:

  • Choose up to five schools, ranked in order of preference – with Riverside as #1.  Students will be enrolled in the highest-ranked school to which they are accepted.
  • Current MPS families with an active MPS Parent Portal account can apply online through Parent Portal.
  • Current MPS families without an active MPS Parent Portal account must have an MPS Parent Portal account created at the child’s current school or contact MPS Central Office.

NON-MPS STUDENTS:  Students who did not attend an MPS school in 7th grade must provide the following information:

  • 7th grade report card with attendance information
  • 7th grade standardized test results (WI Forward or other standardized test if WI Forward is not available)

Step 3:  Enrollment information will be provided in December

  • If you do not choose a school during Early Enrollment, MPS will provide a school placement based on your student’s current program or neighborhood school.

 

 

MPS Virtual Family Engagement Sessions

The district is offering two virtual family engagement sessions to give families an understanding of the technology and resources that will be used to educate students during Phase One of the MPS Reopening Plan. Tools and tips will be shared to support students using Chromebooks at home during virtual learning. Families will learn about best practices, ask questions, and get ready for a successful school year.

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MPS Back-to-School Spirit Week is August 10 to 14

Back to school Spirt WeekThe new school year is almost here! MPS wants to celebrate the start of the new school year, which will take place through online learning. To kick off a fresh start, students, families, and the community are invited to take part in Welcome Back-to-School Spirit Week!

During the week of August 10 to 14, fans of MPS are encouraged to have fun and show school spirit on social media. Each day of the week offers a different theme to promote creative activities. Students and families are reminded to stay safe and maintain social distancing while making their photos and videos.

We want to see your spirit! Post your photos and videos using the hashtags #MPSspiritweek and #MPSProud, tag MPS in your social media posts, or email your photos and videos to comm@milwaukee.k12.wi.us Be sure to include your name and the name of your school. Have fun, and welcome back to school!

Spirit Week Daily Themes

  • Monday—Motivational Monday! Share a quote or message that inspires you.
  • Tuesday—Show Your School Spirit! Post photos wearing your school colors and/or clothing.
  • Wednesday—Welcome Wednesday! Make a video telling why you are excited for school to start and welcoming students, staff, and friends back to school.
  • Thursday—School Picture Day! Post a new or throwback school picture.
  • Friday— What are you Looking Forward to Friday? Post a picture or video of what you are looking forward to about the new school year. 

Freshman Bridge Letter to New Tigers

New Riverside University High School Families,

As the Principal of Riverside University High School, it is an honor to welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year! We are excited to welcome the class of 2024 and to join families of the class of 2024 as partners in learning as our new students embark on their high school journey.

Riverside University High School is a college preparatory school where we want to see your children succeed academically. During the summer, we have been preparing for a virtual opening by ensuring we have updated technology items. We have also been working to create technology based professional development for our staff, in addition to continuing work around our school improvement plan. Ensuring that our students continue to make gains in writing proficiency and other academic skills during these challenging times is essential. It will be our goal as a staff to be able to provide a high level of continuity regarding instructional practices within the virtual setting.

During our scholars’ time at RUHS, it is the objective of our community to support our students’ academic and emotional growth. Parents, the staff at Riverside University will work hard to develop and maintain good communication practices throughout your child’s time here. We encourage you to seek ways to get involved in your child’s educational experience throughout the school year; especially as we start the year in a virtual learning environment. This school year you will notice that your children will receive a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences. In addition, we will work to make many of the clubs that we offer during face to face instruction available to students in the virtual setting.

On August 3rd we will meet many of our incoming 9th grade students for the first time. During the drive up welcome we will complete the Chromebook check out contract, distribute our Freshman Bridge shirt and snacks, and provide you with your schedule and appropriate textbooks you will need this year. As you participate in our first day of Bridge on the 3rd please adhere to the schedule below:

Monday August 3 Freshmen whose last name begins with letters A – M 8:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Monday August 3 Freshmen whose last name begins with letters N – Z 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

On August 5th our new 9th graders will get their first taste of what their high school virtual learning experience will look like. We hope that participation in the virtual Bridge experience on the 5th will provide you with the tools to navigate the online environment starting on the first day of the school on August 17th. During this online introduction students will experience a lesson reflecting on historical social justice movements within the United States. In addition students will engage in a lesson focusing on transition skills and perseverance and resilience.

Lastly I would like to invite all our new students and their families to view the videos below related to engaging in our online platform Google Classroom. As students enter Riverside virtually it will be essential that parents and students can actively participate in both synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences. The videos below will serve as a starting point to ensure the everyone is able to access important online learning tools.

Family support – Google Classroom overview:

Family Support – Joining a Google Classroom:

Family support – Questions in Google Classroom:

Family Support – Classroom assignments part one:

Family Support – Assignments in Google Classroom part two:

 

I am extremely excited to welcome you and your student to the Riverside family. If you have any questions as our Freshman Bridge approaches please reach out to the main office at 906-4900.

Principal Lasky
Riverside University High School

RIVERSIDE UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL TEXTBOOK & TECHNOLOGY DISTRIBUTION

RIVERSIDE UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL
TEXTBOOK & TECHNOLOGY DISTRIBUTION
2020-2021

All students are required to attend textbook and technology distribution according to the schedule listed below. Please plan accordingly. Students are to report according to their present grade level.

NEW FRESHMEN – Grade 9
Monday August 3 Freshmen whose last name begins with letters A – M 8:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Monday August 3 Freshmen whose last name begins with letters N – Z 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

SENIORS – Grade 12

Tuesday August 4 Seniors whose last name begins with letters A – M 8:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday August 4 Seniors whose last name begins with letters N – Z 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

JUNIORS – Grade 11

Wednesday August 5 Juniors whose last name begins with letters A – M 8:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday August 5 Juniors whose last name begins with letters N – Z 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

SOPHOMORES Grade 10

Thursday August 6 Sophomores whose last name begins with letters A – M 8:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Thursday August 6 Sophomores whose last name begins with letters N – Z 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

8/17/20 – First Day of School – Virtual

How do you know what day to come? See grade level by credits below. Students and/or parents may log in to Infinite Campus and look at their transcripts for credits obtained to date.

Freshman: less than 5 credits
Sophomore: 5 credits or more
Junior: 10 credits or more
Senior: 16 credits or more 

ESCUELA UNIVERSITARIA RIVERSIDE
DISTRIBUCION DE TEXTOS Y TECNOLOGIA
2020-2021

Es REQUISITO para todos los estudiantes asistir a la distribución de textos y tecnología de acuerdo con el horario abajo indicado. Por favor programe su asistencia a este importante evento. Los estudiantes deben asistir la fecha que corresponde con su grado, basado en créditos obtenidos.

Nuevos estudiantes – Grado 9
Lunes 3 de agosto Estudiantes cuyo apellido empieza con las letras A – M 8:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Lunes 3 de agosto Estudiantes cuyo apellido empieza con las letras N – Z 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Grado 12

Martes 4 de agosto Estudiantes cuyo apellido empieza con las letras A – M 8:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Martes 4 de agosto Estudiantes cuyo apellido empieza con las letras N – Z 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Grado 11

Miércoles 5 de agosto Estudiantes cuyo apellido empieza con las letras A – M 8:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Miércoles 5 de agosto Estudiantes cuyo apellido empieza con las letras N – Z 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Grado 10

Jueves 6 de agosto Estudiantes cuyo apellido empieza con las letras A – M 8:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Jueves 6 de agosto Estudiantes cuyo apellido empieza con las letras N – Z 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

8/17/20 – Primer día de escuela – Virtual

¿Cómo saber la fecha correcta para asistir? Vea los grados basados en el # de créditos obtenidos. Los estudiantes/padres pueden entrar en Infinite Campus para saber el # de créditos obtenidos por el estudiante.

Freshman: menos de 5 créditos
Sophomore (grado 10): 5 créditos o más
Junior (grado 11): 10 créditos o más
Senior (grado 12): 16 créditos o más

Milwaukee Public Schools Reopening Plan Approved by Board of School Directors

Central Services BuildingMilwaukee Public Schools’ (MPS) phased-in reopening recommendation for the 2020-21 school year was unanimously approved by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors. The Board, in a 7-2 vote, also approved to maintain the early and traditional start calendars for the school year.

The phased in approach includes, Phase 1-full remote learning, Phase 2-hybird learning, and Phase 3-face-to-face learning with virtual option.

MPS will start the school year with virtual learning for all students. As the spread of COVID-19 decreases, students will return to schools for two days each week for face-to-face learning and virtual three days each week. Phase three will allow all students to return to the classroom five days a week, when conditions are healthy to return. MPS will monitor public health conditions to determine movement between each phase.

“To help preserve the health and well-being of our students and staff, we believe virtual learning is the best scenario at this time,” MPS Superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley said. “This was a difficult decision but a necessary one as we work diligently to provide the best education for our students. We look forward to returning to in-class instruction but only when we can do so safely.”

As details continue to develop, the district will provide information to students, families, and staff regarding the upcoming school year. Families are encouraged to stay up to date with information about the fall semester by visiting the MPS website, downloading the MPS App on their smartphones, and following MPS on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

To enroll, visit mpsmke.com/enroll, call 414-267-5100, or take part in Curbside Enrollment at MPS Central Services on August 3 and 4.

MPS School Reopening Survey will gather input until July 8, 2020

Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) released its School Reopening Survey for students and families to gather input on how to safely welcome back students for the 2020-21 school year.
Amid the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, surveys will be distributed to families via email, US Mail, and other methods and will ask how they feel MPS can best serve families this upcoming year. MPS administration recently outlined scenarios that will be considered for students and educators returning in the fall.
“This survey is one of the ways we are giving MPS families a voice in how we can meet the needs of our students and our community,” MPS Superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley said. “We will use this input, along with guidance from health officials and state and local leaders, to come up with the safest plan to provide our students the best environment to learn.”
MPS families can find a link to the School Reopening Survey on the MPS web site. The survey will be available until July 8, 2020. The Milwaukee Board of School Directors has called for a special board meeting in July to further discuss the district’s reopening plan.

Together for Justice – A letter from the Superintendent

June 6, 2020

Dear MPS community,

I know this week has been particularly difficult. Amid our efforts to cope with a global pandemic, we now must confront the hurt, pain, disappointment, and other emotions that have resurfaced with the racial injustice crisis following the alarming and tragic murders of Joel Acevedo, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and others.

I acknowledge the range of emotions that our students, staff, families, and community members are experiencing. I think about how you are taking all of this in and coping, especially when compounded with the stress of facing COVID-19 and the school closure for the past three months. I think about how these racist and unjust acts affect your sense of self and development, and how so many of our parents, especially our Black parents, carry the burden of fear every time their sons and daughters walk out of their homes.

I understand the desire to be involved in planned marches and actions. I share your outrage, and I want everyone in our MPS community to be safe, heard, and valued. I want our city, state, and nation to move as one to finally face the difficult history that we have avoided for so long. These recent events have generated renewed urgency and importance for our collective efforts in that mission.

I am always humbled and inspired by our students’ resilience, intelligence, and fortitude. My hope rests with all of our children, and their capacity to move past the divisions, racism, and bigotry that have marked our country since long before its founding. I share their vision and belief in a just world where every person, of every race, belongs and is honored and celebrated.

MPS is committed to supporting our students and staff with curriculum and materials that reflect all of the students and families we serve. We will also have support teams available for students and staff to help process these recent events.

I ask the staff, city leaders, and all Milwaukee residents to listen to the voices of our young people. Together we can transform our city into a place where life-changing opportunities are within reach of every family.

If you are looking for resources to support you in talking to your child about race and racism, you can find a few suggestions in the link.
https://files.constantcontact.com/f2f33cc0401/949a4f13-10bd-47a4-84e4-2cb430ad8576.pdf
Please stay safe and well.

Keith Posley signature
Dr. Keith P. Posley
Superintendent of Schools

Milwaukee Public Schools
Office of the Superintendent
5225 W. Vliet Street
Milwaukee, WI 53208
(414) 475-8001 • mpsmke.com

Updated Graduation Link

Dear Riverside University High School seniors and families,
We would like to thank you for supporting our students during our online graduation ceremony. During the presentation of the class of 2020 several technical glitches were noted. As a result, the video has been reworked and can now be viewed at our new graduation link:

Thank you for helping us to celebrate our class of 2020. Congratulations to all of our graduates!

Locker item pickup / item return

Good afternoon Riverside Families.

As we approach the end of the 2020 school year, we will need to provide an opportunity for students to pick up items from their lockers, pay any outstanding student fees, turn in technology devices that have been checked out, and return textbooks

To complete this process we are asking our families to enter the Riverside parking lot at their assigned time and follow the arrows for drive up service at exit 6 (Main Gym entrance). Here students will turn in textbooks and Chromebooks. Students enrolled in summer school should keep their Chromebook through the first session. Families and students will then pull forward to receive any items from their locker before leaving the parking lot. Please note that at station two we will have someone on hand who can work with you regarding student fees. Some families may have additional outstanding school forms that will be available for completion as well.

The distribution schedule will be based on assigned locker location within the building and is as follows:

Tuesday May 26th: Basement and Floor One
– 7:30 – 11:30: Students with a last name between A through M
– 12:00 – 4:00: Students with a last name between N through Z

Wednesday May 27th: Floor Two and Floor Three
– 7:30 – 11:30: Students with a last name between A through M
– 12:00 – 4:00: Students with a last name between N through Z

Thursday May 28th: Floor Four
– 7:30 – 11:30: Students with a last name between A through M
– 12:00 – 4:00: Students with a last name between N through Z

If you have not yet paid your student fees, or have a balance, please consider making payments on the website mypaymentsplus.com prior to your pick up time. If this is not a viable option for you please bring exact change for the amount owed.

I want to thank you for your flexibility and patience in this process, as these are certainly unprecedented times. Please know that any items not picked up will unfortunately need to be discarded as of July 1st. We look forward to seeing you at your scheduled pick up time.