Welcome to 

Riverside Elementary

"Soaring on the Wings of Knowledge!"

Back to School Meet and Greet:

Wednesday, August 9th

K-2nd 1:30-2:30

3rd-5th 2:30-3:30

First Day of School

Thursday, August 10th 8:30


Florida tax free weekend 2017.Florida's Sales Tax Holiday 2017 returns.  Here's what savvy back to school
shoppers need to know about their 72-hour window to save about seven percent on clothes, school supplies,
and computers.  The Florida Sales Tax Holiday kicks off Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. and will end
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Summer Office Hours:

8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Kindergarten Registration is Happening Now!

Kindergarten/school registration is between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Monday – Friday. Registration packets are available in the front office.  

Documents needed:

Birth certificate

Social security card

Driver’s license/ID card

Immunizations on FL form 680

Current physical

Proof of residency 

Make plans to join our Summer Library Program 

Tuesdays - June 13th – July 25th 5:30-6:30

We will have a Read Aloud, a craft, and students can check out books.

It's a great way to keep you child reading this summer!

MobyMax Summer Contest

Don’t let the summer go to waste! Login this summer to MobyMax https://www.mobymax.com/FL6998 and earn points for the work you do.

There will be a k-2 and a 3-5 winner of a $25.00 Wal-Mart Gift Card. All participants will receiev a prize. Don't let your child's learning gains during the summer slip away over the summer!

Riverside Elementary School 2017-2018 School Supply List
If you purchase a backpack for your child, it is helpful to have first and last name inside of the backpack. (NO rolling backpacks please)
 Kindergarten & Ms. Baxter   Third Grade & Mrs. Messick
  • 1 pack of Expo Markers®  (skinny black ones)
  • **1 pair of pointed scissors (Fiskars last the longest)**
  • 1 Crayola®  watercolor paint set
  • **6 composition notebooks no spiral (other teachers)**
  • 1 pair of blunt scissors (Fiskars® last the longest)
  • **6 composition spiral notebooks (Masso/Crawford only)**
  • 1 pencil box
  • **6 pocket folders** 
  • 1 pocket folder w/prongs
  • **Please Label the above 3rd grade Items with student name**
  • 1 pack 20-count pencils 
  • 2 packs #2 yellow pencils w/erasers (NO mechanical pencils)  
  • 1 box washable markers
  • 2 boxes of crayons- 24 count
  • 2 composition notebooks (Primary wide rule)
  • 4 Dry Erase Markers
  • 2 Pink Pearl® erasers  
  • 4 Pink Pearl® erasers
  • 2 bottles of glue
  • 4 packs of wide ruled notebook paper
  • 4 boxes of Crayola® crayons (24 count)
  • 1 box of colored pencils & watercolor paint box
  • 10 glue sticks 
  • 2 packs of yellow highlighters
  • Ms. Baxter 1 pack of Construction Paper
  • 10  glue sticks
  • Change of clothes in a baggie labeled with full name
  • 1 - 1" solid color binder
  • 1 box of Band-Aids
  • Donations…Hand sanitizer/Ziplock Bags/Tissues/Paper Towels/
  • Donations...Girls – Gallon Ziplock bags/Tissues/Hand sanitizer
  • Ear buds/copy paper/Band-Aids/Markers/Antibacterial Wipes
  • Boys – Sandwich Ziplock Bags/Tissues/Antibacterial Wipes
  • Mr. Clean Magic erasers / Pencil box/Cardstock in various colors
  • Please do not put students name on supplies
  Fourth Grade
First Grade  
  • 1 box crayons (24 counts)
  • 12 glue sticks
  • 1 pair pointed scissors (Fiskars® last the longest)
  • 1 pair of blunt scissors (Fiskars® last the longest)
  • 1 three hole pencil pouch to fit in binder (no pencil boxes)   
  • 2 Pink Pearl® erasers & eraser caps  
  • 1 three ring binder-heavy duty (1 1/2 inch )
  • 2 packs wide ruled paper
  • 2 composition notebooks
  • 3 Primary Journal by Mead with handwriting
  • 2 highlighters (any color)
  •         lines and space for pictures
  • 2 packs of pencil cap eraser
  • 4 plastic  folders with prongs (red, blue, green, yellow)
  • 2 packs of wide ruled notebook paper
  • 36 Ticonderoga or Dixon Pencils
  • 3 dozen #2 yellow pencils w/erasers (NO mechanical pencils)  
  •        (pre-sharpened is preferred) 
  • 3 folders with prongs (different colors)
  • 4 boxes of 24 count Crayola® crayons
  • 3 glue sticks
  • Donations...Tissues/Ziplock Bags (quart & gallon)
  • Donations...Tissues/Ziplock Bags/Antibacterial Wipes
  • Copy Paper/2 Composition Books
  • Antibacterial Gel /Dry Erase Markers/1 pkg copy paper
  • Girls: Colored Pencils/Fine Tip Expo Markers® /Band Aids
Boys:  Markers/Wide Expo Markers/Hand Sanitizer   Please do not put students name on supplies
Please do not put students name on supplies   Fifth Grade  
Second Grade   1 pack of markers
  • 1 pack 8-10 count markers (Crayola preferred)
  • 2 bottles of Elmer’s® glue
  • 1 pair pointed scissors (Fiskars last the longest)
  • 1 box colored pencils (24 count)
  • 1 pack colored pencils
  • 1 pack of highlighters  (any color)
  • 4 dozen #2 yellow pencils w/erasers (NO mechanical pencils)  
  • 1 pair pointed scissors (Fiskars last the longest)
  • 4 Pink Pearl® erasers (NO cap erasers)
  • 1 large pencil pouch/2 packs Index Cards 3x5 (lined)
  • 4 boxes of 24-count Crayola® crayons
  • 1 binders-three ring with pockets (2 inch)
  • 4 composition wide-ruled notebooks
  • 2 big glue sticks
  • solid or marble colored only (NO cartoons/illustrations)
  • 2 composition notebooks
  • 4 packs of wide-ruled notebook paper
  • 2 dozen #2 yellow pencils w/erasers (NO mechanical pencils)  
  • 4 pack Expo® fine point black erase markers
  • 2 packs pencil eraser caps
  • 8 glue sticks
  • 2 spiral notebooks (1 subject)
  • 4 Vinyl plastic folders (3 prong, with pockets) 
  • 4 packs of wide-ruled notebook paper
  • red/yellow/green/blue (NO paper or cartoon folders)
  • 4 Vinyl folders with pockets and prongs 
  • Donations...Tissues/Clorox® Wipes/Ziplock Bags/Hand Sanitizer
  • Donations...Tissues/Paper Towels/Ziplock Bags/Hand Sanitizer
Please do not put students name on supplies   Please do not put students name on supplies

Our Focus is on Summer Literacy During the Month of June

We encourage you to visit our Just Read! Florida (JRF) website at www.justreadflorida.org. This website provides excellent resources to encourage students and their families to “focus on summer literacy.” To motivate students to jump into summer literacy even more, JRF is challenging Florida students to get involved in the 2017 Summer Literacy Adventure.

The Summer Literacy Adventure challenges Florida students to pledge to read as many books as possible throughout the summer break. Each student can fill out his or her pledge at Summer Literacy Pledge. Following the summer break, the department will recognize the top 10 schools with the highest percentage of participation. The school whose students read the most books will receive a surprise visit from First Lady Ann Scott.

The Next PTO Meeting is next year

The Next SAC Meeting is next year

Healthy Florida Newsletter

Download the upgraded iOCSD app! Now you can connect directly to our school as well as check grades.

OCSD app

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@mail.okaloosa.k12.fl.us.
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 2015-16 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.

Link to Military One Source

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