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Frequently Asked Questions

 

     
Advisory Classes?   Advisory class is the way that students are welcomed to the school on a daily basis.  Their teacher is with them to provide consistency, and an opportunity to develop their sense of belonging.  Advisors are the first point of contact for questions about a student’s academic or social development.  
     
Does NVUSD provide school bus transportation for River students?   River School is a “school of choice”.  This means that there are no neighborhood boundries, instead, all students select to attend River School.  New Tech High School is the other example of a “school of choice” in our District.  NVUSD does not, however, provide buses to any “school of choice”.
     
     
     
Hot Lunch/Cafeteria services:   River School currently has hot foods available to purchase in the cafeteria at Milk break and lunch.  After moving to the new site will continue to offer the same services with an on site kitchen.
     
Changes to River School as a result of not being a Charter School and how will this affect your student?   Students at River School will continue to have 6 classes (English, Math, Science, Social Studies, P.E. and an elective (typically an art).  Additionally, we will continue our Advisory model to support students in developing a strong sense of belonging. The changes will primarily affect the teachers.  They will be teaching an additional class instead of having an additional period to collaborate with colleagues.  
     
How many students does River School currently have?  Future enrollment?   River School currently has 420 students for the 2019-2020 School year.  Looking to the future we are anticipating growth to look like the following: 2020-2021 school year - 490 Students  2021-2022 school year - 540 Students 
     
Open Enrollment:  Lottery? Sibling preference?   River School continues to be a “School of Choice” meaning students enroll by filling out the Open Enrollment Application.  While River has always used the District’s System, this year the Lottery will run through the Computer System like it does for the rest of the district.   There will be priorities for incoming siblings of students who will be enrolled at River at the same time as the applicant. There also may be priorities for students with special needs, such as Foster Youth, Homeless Youth, Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Youth.  The open enrollment dashboard will have a clear and complete explanation of the process for this year once it is finalized.