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Message from the Principal

Stephanie Lawrence

Dear Riverview Families,

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! The entire Riverview staff extends a warm welcome to our new and returning families. Teachers have been busy preparing their classrooms and curriculum for new learning experiences for your children. Our office is now open 7am to 5:30 pm Monday - Thursday through July 26th. Then we are back to normal hours, 7:15 am -3:45 pm. The first day of school is Thursday August 6th. In the meantime, here are a few notes about the opening of the 2019-2020 school year.

School Hours:
The school day begins at 8:15 am and ends at 1:00 pm on Monday, and 3:00 pm  on Tuesday - Friday. Children should not arrive on campus before 7:55 am in the morning, as there is no supervision to monitor your child before that time. Be sure to pick up your child promptly at the end of the day. This is a safety issue, as the Riverview staff does NOT provide after school supervision. Our office hours are 7:15 am - 3:45 pm.

Traffic Safety:
Help us keep every child safe while riding or walking to school. Please be mindful of traffic laws, speed limits, children crossing the street, and our neighbors’ driveways during peak times. During drop off and pick up times, please follow all signs, procedures and staff instructions to aid in a safe and timely exchange. Please remember that the parking lot can be dangerous so we will not allow students to cross into the lot without a parent present to walk them. There is no parking in the pickup lane in front of the school. When using the pickup lane stay with your vehicle at all times. Park in designated areas only. Please visit Safety To and From School for more information.

Kindergarten Pick-up:
All of our Kindergarten students will be picked up at the Kindergarten doors. This will  help us to maintain the safety of release for some of our smallest customers.
First Grade Drop off: 
First grade students will enter by the doors next to the Library this year. It is closer to their rooms which have been moved to the kinder wing. We are very excited about this move as it provides a classroom restroom for our first graders! Whew! 

School Breakfast and Lunch:
We offer breakfast and lunch to all students at Riverview. Breakfast is served in the classroom from 7:55 am to 8:15 am at no cost. Lunch is served each day during school hours. Applications for free and reduced lunch can be done online with School Cafe  or paper applications are available in the school office.  Please visit Dysart's Nutrition Program for more information.

Dysart Community Coalition (DCC)  Booster Club
Please consider joining the Dysart Community Coalition this year, which benefits ALL students at our school! There will be a signup table and a word from our Dysart Community Coalition President at Meet the Teacher Night. We already have fundraisers and project goals for the year lined out. Please visit RVS PTO for more information.

Parent Communication:
Communication is going to be a focus for us here at Riverview this year. We are encouraging parents to sign up for our electronic communication sites to customize their communication experience. The following are our recommendations:

Parent Portal- real time grade tracking
Electronic Newsletters and updates
PTA remind account- keep up with fundraisers and events
Teacher remind account- for teacher updates
FacebookInstagramTwitter accounts- to get more of the day to day news and fun pictures of students working in classrooms.
Please visit Parent Portal for more information.
Again, welcome! The staff and I are excited to begin the new school year with your child. We look forward to supporting all our students in their academic growth, and to building a strong partnership together.

Sincerely,
Stephanie Lawrence
Principal Riverview Elementary School