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Riverside Elementary

Home of the Eagles! 

"Soaring on the Wings of Knowledge!"


January 23-27th


The literacy team is very excited about the literacy week we have planned!

Below are the fabulous activities we have planned for our students.  


January 23rd - Minute Monday- Students will drop and Read for at least 15 minutes.

January 24th  Teachers will share a favorite read aloud with students

January 25th- Take a book to lunch.  Students can read and discuss a book they have read or are reading

January 26th – a community member or parent to will read to your class!  

January 27th-8:50- On PE field-Vocabulary/Book Character Day dress- up and parade 

Students will dress up in either a vocabulary costume for a STEAM word or dress up as a book character in a book they read. Parents are invited to watch the parade. The students will need to carry the book they read during the parade

We will parade around the track on the PE field.  In the event of bad weather we will cancel the parade

STEM Night- Tuesday, February 7th 5:00-7:00

Riverside’s “Eagles have Talent” Talent Show

Thursday, January 26 @ 6 p.m.

This competition is offered to Riverside students ONLY.  Students may not have any persons on stage during his or her performance who does not attend Riverside.

A full costume dress rehearsal is mandatory and will take place at School in the MPR.   Attendance is required for both practices on Jan. 24 and Jan. 25 from 3:30-4:45.

The deadline for entering the talent show is JANUARY 18TH

To enter, please complete the entry form, sign and return it along with your entry fee to your teacher by Wednesday, January 18th.

Congratulations to our RES Teacher of the Year Ms. Barnes and our Support Staff Person of the Year Ms. Born.

Picture of Ms. BarnesPicture of Ms. Born


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The Next PTO Meeting is Monday, March 13th at 3:45

The Next SAC Meeting is Monday, February 13th at 4:00 

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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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