Dear Riverwood Families,
I am thrilled to introduce myself as the new Principal of Riverwood! My Assistant Principal will be Jenifer Posey. Mrs. Posey and myself were apart of the Riverwood Family last year. We are so excited and can’t wait to kick off another amazing school year. Our mission at Riverwood is to engage, encourage and empower every child, every day. Our school is full of highly effective educators and dedicated families that are committed to meeting students’ needs and making a positive impact in our community. At Riverwood you will find that our goal is to be compassionate toward every student as we nurture their individuality. We want to challenge our students to be creative and to pursue their passions as we empower them to be confident and successful. We know that you will find that Riverwood is an extraordinary place for your child to learn and grow! We look forward to meeting you, loving your kids and serving your family this year.
Some important information for the upcoming 2019-2020 School Year:
*School supply lists for all grades are available online at www.mustangps.org.
*Elementary residency verification day is August 6th 11:00am-7:00pm-ALL PARENTS/GUARDIANS MUST bring a current utility bill (July or August) to complete your child’s enrollment. This includes all students who turned in pre-enrollment forms in the spring. No teacher will be assigned until residency has been verified.
*Your child’s classroom teacher will call you to introduce herself/himself on Friday, August 9th (only if Residency Verification has been completed).
*Pre-k and Kindergarten parent meeting (parents only) Monday, August 12th 6:00pm-7:00pm. Parent meetings for 1st-4th grade will happen the first full week of school. More details to come.
*Open house/meet the teacher night is on Tuesday, August 13th from 5:00-6:30 pm. Information on bus routes, before/after school care, and lunch accounts, PTSO memberships and school shirts will be available. You may also bring your child’s supplies to the classroom on open house night.
*The first day of school for the 2019-2020 school year is August 16th. School begins at 7:40 and is dismissed at 2:35. Breakfast is served daily from 7:15-7:35 for $1.75. Students not eating breakfast will report directly to the gym.
*Riverwood student apparel (spirit wear) will be available for purchase during Open House at the PTSO table. You may also join PTSO for $5.00.
*Take advantage of the many available resources on the district website. Enroll in “My School Bucks” to monitor your child’s lunch account and deposit money; track your child’s attendance and grades by signing up for “Parent Portal” (show photo ID at any Mustang school to receive your password to enroll); and check to see if you are available to receive financial support for your child’s breakfast and lunch costs by completing the online “Free and Reduced Lunch” application.
We are excited to have the opportunity to get to work with your family in achieving success for your student.
Mrs. Barnes, Principal & Mrs. Posey, Assistant Principal