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    Rainier Beach High School Family Update
    Posted on 03/01/2021

    March 1, 2021


    Greetings Viking Families!

    We hope your scholar and family had a restful and healthy mid-winter break! As we begin the 4th week of the 2nd semester, we celebrated Black Excellence throughout the month of February and look forward to honoring Women’s Herstory in March.We had an awesome week of lessons highlighting BLM and an amazing Virtual Black Empowerment Fair that offered dynamic workshops for all scholars, staff, and families. We believe it is important to acknowledge and celebrate Black History/Herstory throughout the year as it is everyone’s history!

    We have launched registration for the 2021-2022 school year through our Advisory classes. 9th grade scholars began on February 22nd. If your scholar did not complete registration, they can still do so. Our counseling team and advisory teachers will reach out to all 9th graders until it is complete.

    We are doing something a little different for 10th and 11th graders this year. Counselors will be scheduling individual meetings for registration throughout the month of March with these grade levels. This will ensure we have conversations about choosing a pathway and ensuring your scholar is on track for college/career and graduation.

    During registration, all 10th graders will be asked to choose from one of our 6 pathways for 11th and 12th grades that will prepare them for college and/or careers.  We are hosting a meeting just for 10th grade families this Wednesday, March 3rd from 6-7:30 PM to share detailed info about these pathways.  You can join using this link:Click here to join the meeting

    Thank you for partnering with us to ensure your scholar’s success! We want to make sure you feel welcomed and cared for during these difficult times. If this is not the case, we welcome your thoughts, comments, and feedback to help us do better. If you have any questions or concerns, we want to hear from you! Please contact anyone on our admin team and we will respond:

    Ivory Brooks, Principal (Interim)

    Annie Patu, Assistant Principal

    Renee Willette, Assistant Principal


    10th Grade Pathways Family Meeting

    Wednesday, March 3rd  6 PM - 7:30 PM  

     Click here to join the meeting



    Virtual Study Hall sessions will be held every Thursday from 4:30-6:30 PM starting March 4th.  Your scholar can log in to receive extra support in any of their classes.  The sessions will be supported by RB teachers and staff.  Your scholar can use the grade level links below to attend:

    9-10th Grade OAR Study Hall Sessions Link

    11-12th Grade OAR Study Hall Sessions Link

    If your scholar needs academic support, please contact our grade level interventionists below. They can help you and your scholar get started:


    Grade Level Intervention Help

    9th Grade: Ms. Dugas |

    10th Grade: Ms. Tia Isabell |

    11th Grade: Mr. Joaquin Rodriguez |

    12th Grade: Ms. Annie Zhou or Ms. Savali Taamu (Last names A-K) (Last names L-Z)



    We know that many of our scholars are experiencing overwhelming anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges related to the pandemic.  If your scholar is experiencing any of these, we are here to help!  Please contact our amazing Social Worker, Chelsea Gallegos at or our Teen Health Center:

    Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Phone: 206-296-4639



    We want every RB Senior to complete their FAFSA before April 15th!  College Success Foundation (CSF) is holding FAFSA and WAFSA workshops to help you and your scholar apply for federal government funding for college. Please reach out to Andi Sandman ( for more info.


    PTSA Meeting on Tuesday, March 9th

    Join us for our monthly PTSA meeting @ 6:30 PM!  Please use this link to join:

    Click here to join the meeting


    If your family is in need of food, utilities, or emergency housing support, please contact Lee Adams at Please know that the eviction moratorium has been extended and Seattle Utilities have extended their “no shut-off” policy.



    Rainier Beach is serving up delicious hot lunches every day between 11:15 AM and 1:15 PM.   You are welcome to pick up lunches each day for your entire family! 



    RBHS Admin Team