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Riverside Annual Carnival

Thursday October 6, 2016    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 20th-September 30th 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

It’s Kids Tag Art time!  Orders are due by September 30th

Kids Tag Art is a program where hundreds of unique designs have been created, and thousands of dollars have been raised for participating schools in other areas of Florida! As a fundraiser for your school and an art contest for your students, Kids tag art promises to be very successful in Okaloosa County!

The Okaloosa County Tax Collector’s Office issues many different types of “specialty” or “vanity” license tags for registered automobiles. Some specialty tags support charitable organizations and a portion of the purchase price goes to support that organization. With that in mind, we offered the Kids Tag Art program to the Okaloosa School District as a way to support the Arts in our local schools.

Kids Tag Art encourages students to design their own license plate art and, for $15.00, it can be printed as their own unique specialty tag. These make great holiday gifts and keepsakes as well. Each school earns 100% of the net proceeds (less printing costs) from the sale of their students’ tags. The sale of these tags means additional dollars for your student’s class, through class-room sales, contests, awards and simply just for participating!

The art contest is an added bonus for 5th graders only! Each participating school will have two Award of Distinction winners whose tag art will be on sale to the public through our website. This is yet another route to generate revenue to your art program!

In advance, thank you for supporting Kids Tag Art.  

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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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