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Red Ribbon Week

Monday, October 24 - Be a ‘Jean-ius’, Be Drug Free - Wear jeans and a red shirt

Tuesday, October 25 – Tell Drugs To Take a Hike – Wear camouflage

Wednesday, October 26 – Don’t Get Tied Up In Drugs! – Wear neckties, hair ties, tie dye shirts, or just tie your shoes

Thursday, October 27 – Shade Out Drugs – Wear sunglasses

Friday, October 28 – Team Up Against Drugs – Wear your favorite team shirt


Veterans Day Wall

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Every year here at Riverside, we have a Veterans Day program to honor the veterans in our community and country. This year, in addition to our program, we are creating an American flag wall display to be featured in the main hallway. The flag will be composed of stars that include the names of military veterans. If you have a family member who you know and/or is related to you, please include (in the space provided on the back) their name(s), branch of military, and number of years served. We need to have the names as soon as possible so that we can begin building our wall display. We would appreciate if you would send us the requested information as soon as you can if you’d like your relative’s name to be included. We appreciate your participation!

Sincerely,  The Social Studies Team


Please complete and return to your child’s teacher by Nov. 9.

Name of Veteran:______________________________USAF  USMC  USA  USN  USCG   Years Served:____

Name of Veteran:______________________________USAF  USMC  USA  USN  USCG   Years Served:____

Name of Veteran:______________________________USAF  USMC  USA  USN  USCG   Years Served:____

Name of Veteran:______________________________USAF  USMC  USA  USN  USCG   Years Served:____

Name of Veteran:______________________________USAF  USMC  USA  USN  USCG   Years Served:____

Plan to join us on Thursday, November 10 at 9 a.m. for our Veterans Day Program.

Our Thanksgiving Meal will be served on Wednesday the 16th of November at regular lunch times.

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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@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.

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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

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