November 2020 Message from Superintendent, Dr. Anthony Smith
To view the November Superintendent's Video Message, please click below
As we head into Thanksgiving Break, I have so much to be thankful for. What really stands out in Riverview is our sense of partnership, collaboration, and community as we continue to be challenged by the COVID-19 Pandemic.
As we finish up the month of November, and our board resolution to partner with the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network in a month of kindness, I was invited to record a video to challenge everyone to “be kind to yourself for 20 minutes” on November 28, 2020. Look for that video soon! You can access similar messages of kindness, and even post something yourself, by accessing #BeKindSV on Facebook.
Being a former counselor, I often shared the following list with students of five things you can do on a daily basis to take care of yourself:
- Sleep: At least 8 hours a night, consistently.
- Diet: Eat a well-balanced diet, consistently. Drink lots of water!
- Exercise: Get exercise every day, even if it is simply taking a short walk.
- Connect with friends and family - positive connections lift us up!
- Do something you like to do that you are passionate about! Read a favorite book, listen to music, play a game, volunteer time helping others, or something else you love to do!
As a reminder, please reach out if you need someone to talk with. Contact a school counselor, connect with Unified Counseling Services (for elementary students and families) or Larch Counseling Services (for secondary students and families).
Recently, our wonderful Riverview School District Nursing Team posted their own list of resources for Mental Health and Wellbeing, including “The Ingredients of Resilience":
Enjoy your Thanksgiving Break and know that you are all in my thoughts!
Dr. Anthony Smith
Riverview School District