"Soaring on the Wings of Knowledge!"

 Community Conversation - February 11th 5:30-6:30 (This meeting will discuss Riverside's capital needs.)  

Parent Satisfaction Survey

Our district is on a continuous journey to make our schools the best places for students to learn, staff to work and parents to send their children for a great education. In this effort, we appreciate your support. It is important to gather feedback from you to celebrate successes and identify areas for growth. Please take a few minutes and complete this Parent Satisfaction Survey to help provide this feedback.

Once the survey is complete, the results will be analyzed by an outside organization. The data from the survey will be returned to the District to be shared with each school, its parents and the community.

The survey can be accessed online at OCSD Parent Satisfaction Survey.

Our school may also provide you with a paper copy to complete.

The survey will be available through March 13, 2020.

Thank you for your interest in and support of your child’s education with us. Please contact your school if you have any questions concerning the survey.

We Want Your Feedback

Valentine Grams now on Sale!

Family Dance

Thursday, February 13th


Parents, brush up on all your best dance moves from “back in the day,” and get ready to learn a few new moves, too!
RES PTO is excited to announce our 2nd Annual Riverside Family Dance night!
Dance Contest age brackets are K-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th and up.
Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place.
Tickets will be $2 in advance or $3 at the door. Presales will begin January 21 and end February 11
*Parents and Siblings Younger than Kindergarden age will be free*
Concessions will be available for sale (cash only).
A parent MUST attend. This is NOT a drop-and-go event!

Own this Year's Riverside Elementary Yearbook!

Yearbook Price: $20.00

Offline Purchase Deadline: March 13, 2020

Online Purchase Deadline: April 14, 2020

This year, Riverside is using TreeRing to make our yearbooks. We made the switch to TreeRing for two reasons:

● Custom Pages: Every student gets a one-of-a-kind printed copy of the yearbook, containing two free pages that they can customize with personal photos.

● Buy a Book, Plant a Tree: TreeRing plants a tree in our school’s name whenever someone from our school purchases a yearbook. (And here’s a bonus: They print on recycled paper.) Our book this year will be 90 pages, plus the free custom pages, printed fully in color. The cost is $20.00.

In order to buy your book and start your custom pages, visit www.treering.com and create an account. You’ll want to have our school passcode handy. That number is 1014382736071295.

P.S. If you run into any trouble at all while setting up your TreeRing account, they have a great support team. Please contact them at support@treering.com.


PTO Meeting - February 11th @ 3:45

SAC Meeting - February 11th @ 4:15

 Community Conversation - February 11th 5:30-6:30 (This meeting will discuss Riverside's capital needs.  

End of the nine weeks - Thursday, March 12th 

Teacher Workday - Monday, March 23rd 

Progress Reports sent home: February 10th

Report Cards available online -  Monday, April 6th

Award Ceremonies - April 9 – Awards Ceremony-1st (2:00) & 2nd (2:30) ; April 10 – Awards Ceremony -3rd (1:15), 4th (2:30), and 5th (2:00)

Adopt-A-Class 2019-20

American Legion Post 75

Erica Dunn, new Children and Youth Chairman of the American Legion Auxiliary, adopts Mrs. Messick's and Mrs. Murrell's classes

Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 2193 adopts Ms. Dallas’s class

Ms. valdez's class was adopted by Gordon Martial Arts 

Mrs. Creel and Mrs. Donahoo were adopted by the Hipke Family 

Mrs. Cihanowic you classroom was adopted by Main Street Automotive 

Ms. Barnes' class was adopted by Mr. Joe Barnes

PE dept. has been adopted by Rainbow Snow Cones

Mrs. Singletary's classroom was adopted by Rainbow Snow

Ms. Lee's Class has been adopted by the Concord #50 Masonic Lodge 

Ms. Johns' class has been adopted by Cool Cat’s and Willow Barn

Dr. Chen and his family donated microscopes to Mrs. Smith and our science lab

Pamper Chef consultant adopted Mrs. Colby's class

Creel and Donahoo would like to thank and recognize the Hipke family for their donation to our classroom

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. 


(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.


Statewide Assessment Program Information Guide 2018.pdf

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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 $15/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). 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.

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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 boos 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.

Riverside EduData

Riverside Parent/Family Engagement Plan

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 

Title 1 Annual Parent Meeting Power Point 2019-2020.pptxView our Parent Title I Information

  • 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