Welcome to River School

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The mission of Sodus Township School District #5 (River School) is to provide each student a diverse education in a safe, supportive environment that promotes self-discipline, motivation, community involvement and excellence in learning.  River School works with the parents and community members to assist the students in striving towards their educational pursuits, developing skills to become independent and self-sufficient learners who will succeed and contribute responsibly in a global community as they grow towards adulthood.

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January 8, 2016
Senator John Proos donating a State Flag to River School

Vision Statement

River School believes that the purpose of education is to facilitate the development of the potential of each student. In a free society, every individual has both the right and responsibility to make choices and decisions for himself/herself and for society. A prerequisite for every member of such a society in meeting those responsibilities is competence in the use of the rational thought processes needed to make intelligent, ethical choices and decisions. If our society, as originally conceived, is to survive and function effectively, its young people need to be prepared to exercise their rights and their responsibilities in ways that benefit them and society. Likewise, if individuals are to be able to achieve their life goals in a free society, they need to be competent to choose among the myriad alternatives that are and continue to be available to them.

The enculturation process in our society focuses on preparing the young to meet certain expectations and to avail themselves of opportunities to attain personal goals within that society. The District's program should reflect the formal aspect of the enculturation process, and, therefore, needs to focus on both the areas of societal expectations and personal opportunity available in our society.

With regard to societal expectations, people in this society are expected to:

A.  be self-sufficient--that is, to meet their own needs, to the extent they are able, in their own way and without inhibiting others - opportunity to do the same;

B.  fulfill their responsibilities to contribute to the "common good" by actively participating in affairs affecting all members of society

The Board and staff believe that the thought and action process involved in taking intelligent, ethical action can be learned just as any other set of procedures can be learned, provided students are given consistent, appropriate opportunities to:

A.  See the procedures modeled; 

B.  learn what the procedures are;

C.  practice using the procedures and correct ineffective use of them;

D.  apply the procedures to a variety of relevant situations.

The District is committed to ensuring adequate provision for such opportunities and to the applications of these processes to achieving the other educational goals associated with the District's mission.

School of Choice Forms

Driving Directions

MI School Data

School Board Information

Welcome Letter From Board

School Board Policies

School Board Minutes  2013 - 2014

School Board Minutes  2014 - 2015

   2015 Organizational Mtg 2015

   July Board Meeting 2015 

   August Board Meeting 2015 

   September Board Meeting 2015 

   October Board Mtg 2015 

   November Board Mtg 2015 

   December Board Mtg 2015 - Cancelled

   January Board Mtg 2016

   February Special Board Mtg 2016 

   February Board Mtg 2016 - Cancelled

   March Board Mtg 2016 

   April Special Board Mtg 2016 

   April Board Mtg 2016

   May Board Mtg 2016 

    June Board Mtg 2016