Barracuda Times

Edition 36: May 26, 2023 - June 2, 2023

A message from our school:

Dear Riverview Academy Parents and Guardians, 

Summer is here! Thank you for sharing your children with us this year. We are proud of their growth and accomplishments. Read on to see memories from our students, faculty, and staff. 

This summer, we will be in touch with important news and information related to next school year. 

Best wishes for a safe, joyful, and restful summer! 



Riverview Academy Administration  

Favorite memories of this school year:
Admin: Proud of all the academic growth
Office: Dr. R's Alligator Tour!
Nyobi: Lava Day! We made slime!
Legend: Prodigy!
Daniela: Laying down on the nail bed at MOSI!
Harley: Becoming a Barracuda.
Riley: 'Read Under the Stars Day'
Mia R: Hot Cocoa Party
Aaliyah: Being in the MYon Bowl.
Jayly: The teachers were so welcoming.
Reggie: Epcot
Gia: Tolento's Starbucks Cafe
Alesha: Color Run

Summer Learning Programs
(SAIL and 3rd Grade Reading Camp)

There are still openings in our summer learning (SAIL) program. SAIL is an optional academic summer program for current K-2 and 4-8 students. All SAIL classes are led by certified RAMS faculty. Dates and times for the program are below. If you are interested in SAIL for your child(ren), please contact the school office as soon as possible to secure a spot!   

SAIL Academy for K-2 & 4-8: 

  • June 13th-July 20th 

  • Tuesday-Thursday 

  • 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. for students. (July 4 is a holiday) 

Third grade students are invited to join the third grade Summer Reading Camp. This program is required for retained students and available to all third graders. Retained students attend Monday-Thursday and non-retained students attend Tuesday-Thursday. Dates and times are below. If you are interested, please contact the school office as soon as possible to secure a spot!   

Summer Reading Camp for 3rd grade retention only: 

  • June 12th-July 20th 

  • Monday-Thursday 

  • 9:00AM-12:00PM for students. 

  • (All other 3rd grade students can attend Tuesday-Thursday) 


School Supplies 

We are excited to partner with 1st Day School Supplies for our 2023-24 supply needs. Supply packs are available now at significant savings over shopping at big box stores like Target, Walmart and Amazon. We hope you will buy early and save! Shop Now

Summer Activities and Resources 

Hillsborough Summer Reading Challenge 

Hillsborough County has posted the 2023 summer reading challenges. We encourage all students to be active readers over the summer, and the Hillsborough Reading Challenge is a great way to encourage your learner to keep reading. Participants are entered in monthly and grand prize raffles for tablets and laptops!  

Click here for the official flyer 

Haga clic aqui para ver el volante en Espanol 


Governing Board Liaisons 

Per F.S.S. 1022.33(9)(p)2. Each charter school’s governing board must appoint a representative to facilitate parental involvement, provide access to information, assist parent s and others with questions and concerns, and resolve disputes. Advantage Academy of Hillsborough, Inc., the governing board for Riverview Academy of Math and Science, Riverview High School, and Big Bend Academy of Math and Science has appointed Maxine Parker (K-5), Kristen Grass (6-12), and Payton Silcox (BBAMS) as the representatives for your student’s school. The governing board representative for Riverview Academy, Riverview Academy High School, and Big Bend Academy of Math and Science may be reached at  


High School Graduation Parent Academy

Thank you for attending this morning’s Zoom session on high school progress and graduation. Please see the links below for access to a copy of the slides and a full meeting recording.


Several participants asked for information on Profferfish and Bright Futures. Please see the guide below for information about navigating the platform and logging community service and work hours.


Kindergarten Graduation

Calendar Spotlight

August 10–First Day of 2023-2024 school year! 

First page of the PDF file: ROMO


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