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GCSalerts NOW by School Messenger!

Due to changes in telecommunications laws Greenville County Schools (GCS) is now able to send emergency text messages to parents through the school messenger system if their listed home phone number is text capable. If you are a parent who would like to receive emergency texts and currently have a landline listed as your home number please fill out the form below and return it to your child’s school.

GCS does not send phone messages to families late at night or early in the morning, so a last-minute closing decision, especially one made early in the morning, is sometimes missed. Texting parents provides a less intrusive way to send emergency messages during these hours. 

Though we have been using a text message system called @gcsalerts through Twitter, that system has been less than reliable and is dependent on parents opting in and having push notifications set properly on their phone.  We will continue to use @gcsalerts as a communication redundancy. 

As always, the GCS website, social media platforms, and local media will be used to help disseminate emergency messages.

Rosetta Community Solutions for our ELL

There is a new program available to parents who would like to learn English and become more involved in their child’s academic achievement. The program is free to parents and is on a first come first serve basis. Rosetta Stone® Community Solution for K-12 is a program available to the parents of our English Language Learners. 

This program will provide the parents of our English Language Learners with an opportunity to learn and develop their English Language skills. It will also enable parents to increase their engagement in their child’s school and contribute to improving their child’s educational achievement. The online lessons from Rosetta Stone® Community Solution for K-12 allow parents to use this program at home, work, on their phone, or anywhere they have access to the internet.

If you would like to have access to this program, please contact Carla Janosky, ESOL teacher (  Mrs. Janosky will be able to provide you with a code to access the program and share general log-in instructions.

Warriors of the Month

Congratulations to the following Warriors for being named Warriors of the Month -  

October WOM: William Edgerton, Nihal Kaura, Grace Shealy, Callie Booden, Aurelys Castro, Julia Kakaras, Nicole Barrett, Eman Idris, Nicholas Rozsa, Eris Bethea, Mattox Boyce, and JaJa Tong

November WOM: Mireille Gebara, Ayako Kimoto, Jacob Pendergraph, Stephanie Atehortua, CJ Keller, Lucy Woods, Madison Blanch, Paris Burgess, Lal Ruat Lian, Juan Castillo, Tabitha Chen, and Griffin Johnson

South Carolina Report Cards

Below is the link to our School Report Card, released November 29, 2018 by the State Department of Education.  Based on a number of factors, each school in the state has been rated as excellent, good, average, below average, or unsatisfactory.

These report cards are very different from past report cards in our state.  The new report cards factor in multiple data points, test scores and surveys. The report attempts to measure a school’s academic achievement, student progress, college and career readiness and school climate. The reports will also include data on English Learners Progress, Student Safety, and Financial information. High School reports will factor in graduation rates, though the formula for determining the graduation rate has changed slightly from past years.

For the first time in South Carolina, NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) scores will be used to help determine schools’ ratings. NAEP tests students in every state in fourth grade and eighth grade in math, reading, science, and writing. The percentage of schools ranked in each category (from unsatisfactory to excellent) will align to the State’s 2015 NAEP results, so about 15 percent of schools in South Carolina will be rated “excellent,” 20 percent will be rated “good,” 35 percent will be rated “average,” 20 percent will be “below average,” and 10 percent will be “unsatisfactory.”

Along with the new rating system, the report cards feature several new pieces of data, including Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS).  EVAAS measures student academic growth year-after-year. EVAAS measures student academic position in relation to his/her peers from one-year to another.  Growth among lowest performing 20% of students counts double toward each school’s report card.

If you have any questions or concerns related to our school’s ratings, feel free to contact our principal, Ms. Darah Huffman via email or phone.

Report cards can be accessed by visiting

Sexual Health & Education Parent Preview

Greenville County Schools health educators will be providing instruction during Physical Education 1 classes  January 7-25  Materials will be available for parent preview in the RHS Media Center December 17-21 during normal school hours.

Mid-term Exam Schedule

As we near the middle of 2nd quarter, we want to pass along some important information regarding 2018 mid-term exams. This year, exams will be given prior to Winter Break. This change allows students to test on material while it is fresh in their minds.  Parents are asked not to schedule appointments during exam time.

Please note that we will move to a modified schedule for exam days and that attendance will be taken each day with unexcused absences counting against a student's required seat time hours. Any absence without a written doctors note must be approved by Ms. Huffman in advance of the exam.

2019 Spirit Week Charity Application

Is your organization interested in applying to be the 2019 Spirit Week charity recipient? Please complete and submit the 2019 application. Submission deadline is March 15, 2019.

Riverside Athletic Hall of Fame Nominations

Riverside Athletic Hall of Fame nominations will be accepted until January 31, 2019. If you know of a former athlete that you feel should be considered for the hall of fame  please fill out the nomination form and return it to Coach Oates at Riverside.

2019 ACE Awards

Nominations are NOW open for the 2019 ACE Awards sponsored by Coaches 4 Character.  The selection process, established by Greenville County School Counselors, focuses on identifying and selecting at risk students as award winners. These students quite often are true “Unsung Heroes” who are comprised of students who have overcome tremendous odds to achieve wonderful things in their churches, schools, homes, or communities but have not been recognized for doing so.

72 male and female character and education award winners from all 35 Greenville County middle and high schools are recognized and honored.  The focus of the ACE Awards Banquet is totally on the students and showcasing their good deeds. It is truly an “evening to remember” for these 72 “Unsung Heroes” and their families.  NOMINATE a "Unsung Warrior Hero" today!

Student Handbook

Multiple updates have been made to the Riverside High School Student Handbook. Please take time to review the handbook for updates.