"Soaring on the Wings of Knowledge!"


Early Release for CHS Homecoming

Friday, September 29th @ 2:30


Riverside Annual Carnival

Thursday October 5, 2017 5:00-7:00 pm

It’s that time of year again!! Please make plans to come and have fun at the carnival. The carnival will be held inside again this year. Games will be in classrooms, the bouncy houses in the multi-purpose room, the cake walks will be on the stage and in the library, and concessions will be in the cafeteria. Concessions will be cash only.

Wristbands will be presale from September 14th -September 28th for $5.00. Wristbands will be sold on the day of the carnival for $8.00. Wristbands allow you unlimited play at all the games. We will not be selling tickets this year.

The Cake Walks and all Concessions will be CASH ONLY!

We will be accepting donations for the Cake Walks starting on October 4th.


The Next PTO Meeting is Sept. 18 @ 3:45

The Next SAC Meeting is Sept. 18 @ 4:00


Last Day of the 9 Weeks: Friday, October 6th

Teacherworkday/Student Holiday: Monday, October 9th


It’s Kids Tag Art Time!

Kids Tag Art is a partnership program between Okaloosa County Schools and Ben Anderson, Tax Collector Okaloosa County. Through this program over 2000 unique designs have been created locally, and thousands of dollars have been raised for participating schools in Okaloosa County! As a fund raiser for our schools and an art contest for our 5th graders, Tag Art has proven to be very successful in Okaloosa County. During the past three years this project has garnered $30,948.80 for local elementary schools! These are non-budgeted funds to support and embrace art in our school.  Tag Art encourages our students to design their own license plate art.  As a Riverside parent you can buy and have printed a license tag for your car for $15.00.  These tags make great holiday gifts and keepsakes.  Riverside Elementary will make 100% of the proceeds (less printing costs) from the sale of these tags to support art in our school.  Orders and payment are due by October 6, 2017.


 

Book Fair!

Rescheduled for November 1-9


As a reminder, anytime children are in school it is “Head Lice Season” and because of this we have had several confirmed cases of head lice in our school.  Please take a few minutes to check your child’s hair and scalp for live lice and nits.  On the back of this letter is a Head Lice “Fact Sheet” for your review.  Also below is Okaloosa County School District’s Head Lice Policy. 

4-42 HEAD LICE

(A) Students in Okaloosa County School District schools may be checked for head lice by the school clinic staff.  School officials will take the following steps when a student is identified with head lice: 

(1) Parents or Guardians will be called to transport the student home.  Students are not permitted to ride the bus when head lice are identified.

(2) School clinic staff will give parents written procedures on the treatment of head lice.

(3) After treatment, parents will bring the student back to the clinic with documentation that the head lice was treated and the clinic staff will check that the student is free of lice and/or live nits.

(4) Students will be allowed to return to class once the school has been provided with documentation that head lice are being treated and the student has been checked by clinic staff.

(5) The school principal or his/her designee shall be notified upon the third incident of lice or live nits in a single semester.

Thank you for your help in keeping all of our children well and ready to learn.


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Safety & Supervision

By law, our staff provides supervision for your students for up to 30 minutes before the first bell and up to 30 minutes after the dismissal bell, in addition to all instructional hours. Students who arrive prior to 8:05 a.m. and are still here after 3:45 p.m. will be sent to Daycare and charged a $10/day drop-in fee.
 
The first bell rings at 8:30 a.m. The tardy bell rings at 8:45 a.m. Safety patrol is dismissed from the crosswalk at Red-stone Avenue no later than 8:40 a.m. so the crossing may be un-manned after this time.
With safety in mind, please be on time!
 
Any transportation changes MUST be made IN WRITING (or in person). In the event of a mid-day change or an emer-gency, an e-mail or even a picture of a signed note (via email) will do! Just send it to your child’s teacher and/or brunsonb@okaloosaschools.com
 
Drop-off begins @ 8:15 a.m.
Dismissal begins @ 3:15 p.m.

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Our goal is to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for all of our students and staff at Riverside. We rely heavily on each of you as parents to help us reach that goal. As we venture into cold and flu season, here are a few key reminders for everyone that will enable us to keep your child and our staff members as healthy as possible.

Per school board policy:

  • If your child has a fever (100.0 degrees or higher) they must remain at home until they are fever free.
  • If your child is vomiting or has diarrhea they should remain home for 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting or diarrhea.
  • Rashes: Because of the probability of rashes being contagious any student with a rash of unknown origin (undiagnosed) should remain at home until the rash has resolved or written permission is obtained from a physician permitting attendance. A copy of that doctor's note should be forwarded to the classroom teacher and school nurse. Any student with an undiagnosed rash at school should be picked up by a parent and advised to get a medical assessment.

In regard to open wounds/sores: Accidents happen! Boo boo's are to be expected with young children. We ask that students with open wounds or sores have all open draining lesions covered with a bandage prior to arrival at school. Once those wounds have scabbed over and are no longer bleeding/draining a bandage is not necessary. This will protect your child from developing a secondary infection in their wound and will prevent other students and staff from being exposed to potentially infectious bodily fluids.

We appreciate everyone's cooperation in this matter and we look forward to sharing a happy and healthy school year with your family. If you have any questions, concerns, or are interested in reviewing school board policy regarding frequently encountered illness and injuries in the school setting please contact the school nurse or administration. We also greatly encourage you to visit the Okaloosa County School District website and review the Documents/Policies section.


The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires that school districts provide parents with an annual school status report, known as the School Public Accountability Reports (SPARs). To assist Florida school districts in preparing SPARs for their stakeholders, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) has posted these reports containing data for the required indicators as well as the Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO) on the Web at

We are a Title I School.  For more information about the Title I program, please visit our district Title I website.  http://www.okaloosaschools.com/district/titleI

View the Okaloosa Title I Parent Involvement Plan 

  • Link to Teacher Resources
  • Link to Student Links
  • Link to Parent Portal
  • Link to Eagle Cafe
  • Link to Calendar
  • Link to PTO
  • Link to Facebook
  • Link to Faculty and Staff
  • Link to Music

Link to Online Volunteer Application

Link to ClassLink Program