Dear Riverwood Families,
I am thrilled to be the first to say WELCOME to Riverwood Elementary! We are so excited to kick off an amazing school year at RIverwood together. Our collective beliefs are that passion builds purpose, and our daily purpose is to serve kids. We have brought together a highly effective team of educators that are committed to meeting students’ needs and making a positive impact in the lives of your student. We know that you will find that Riverwood will be an extraordinary place for your child to learn and grow. At Riverwood we have high academic expectations for all students and will provide systems of support to guarantee individualized success. We look forward to meeting you, loving your kids and serving your family for the 2018-2019 year.
IMPORTANT INFO FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR:
*School supply lists for all grades are available online at www.mustangps.org.
*Elementary residency verification day is August 2nd 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 sometime between August 10-14 (If residency verification has been completed)
*Open House/Meet the Teacher night is on Tuesday, August 14th from 5:00-6:30 pm. In order to alleviate parking problems, we request that all families whose last name begins with the letters A-L come from 5:00-5:45, and last names beginning with letters L-Z attend from 5:45-6:30. 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. If you pre-ordered supplies online they will be delivered to your child’s classroom before the first day of school.
*The first day of school for the 2018-2019 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
*Special Education Parent Meeting/Open House in on Monday, August 13th from 5:00-6:00 PM. This will be your chance to meet with your student's teacher and check out Riverwood!
*Kindergarten and Pre-K Parent Orientation is scheduled for Monday, August 13th from 6:00-7:00 PM. This meeting is for kindergarten and Pre-K parents only, please make other arrangements for your children.
* Grades 1st through 4th parent meetings will be scheduled once school begins.
*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. Suffield, Principal & Mrs. Barnes Assistant Principal