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Who we are at Riverwood...

Our mission: Riverwood Elementary is a safe and positive place to grow. Students, families, and staff are challenged and empowered to reach their greatest potential. We are lifelong learners who strive to better our community.
 
Vision: We will be compassionate toward every student and nurture their individuality. We will challenge students to be creative and pursue their passions. We will empower students to be condent and successful.
 
Goals: Encourage, Engage, Empower

Newsletter

Happy September

We have had a great first few weeks back to school and spent a great deal of time going over BRONCO BEST classroom and school-wide expectations and procedures. Please ask your child about our Bronco Best!


The procedures and daily activities of your child’s classroom should be familiar and comfortable to them by this time in the school year. If you have questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher.


Please don’t ever hesitate to contact us – we want to help.


September Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/q12ec


Jessika Hill

Principal, Riverwood

hillj@mustangps.org


Mike Barrick

Assistant Principal, Riverwood

barrickm@mustangps.org

Riverwood Parent/Teacher Fall Conference Sign up

Dear Parent,
 

Riverwood Elementary is using PTCFast.com to make signups as convenient as possible this year. Parent/Teacher Conferences will be on September 30th and October 5th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Please enter the following web address into your browser window:

https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Riverwood_Elementary

If you do not have internet access, please send me a note with requested times.

Best Regards,

Mr. Barrick

Dates to Remember


Dates to Remember:

September 6, 2021 Labor Day- NO SCHOOL

September 16 & 17 , 2021 Professional Day/Collaboration Day- NO SCHOOL

October 13-15, 2021 FALL BREAK- NO SCHOOL

Dot Day

DISTRICT INFORMATION


MPS DISTRICT -Learning Plan Update: Quarantine Opt-Out Ending Effective 8/28/21


Learning Plan Update: Quarantine Opt-Out Ending Effective 8/28/21


Mustang Families,

Once again we have begun a school year amidst the background of a pandemic, and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the near constant changes to guidance concerning health/safety practices. We are writing today to make everyone aware of a change to our quarantine process.

We have received updated/clarified guidance from the Oklahoma State and Canadian County Departments of Health (OSDH & CCHD) that there is no longer an opt-out option in relation to quarantine when an individual has been identified as a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case. As such:

Effective Saturday, August 28, 2021, there will be no Quarantine Opt-out allowed for those identified as a close contact to someone with a positive case of COVID-19.

Appropriate masks/face-coverings worn properly during contact will be required to be exempt from quarantine.

Those fully vaccinated or with proof of a previous COVID-19 infection within the past 90 days will also be exempt from quarantines (documentation will be required).


This guidance puts us exactly in line with the contact tracing/quarantine procedures from last year. In fact, the Oklahoma State Department of Education & Oklahoma State Department of Health have provided this information:

Do students really need to stay home when they are sick with COVID-19?

Yes. Keeping students at home when they are infected with COVID-19 (isolation) or have been exposed as a close contact (quarantine) is critical to controlling the transmission of COVID-19, especially since infected individuals are known to transmit the virus to others before they experience symptoms or when they are only experiencing mild symptoms.

When they are exposed to COVID-19?

Schools and parents have a duty under state law (63 O.S. § 1-505) to keep students home when they are in isolation or quarantine. These students should remain away from school facilities and activities until their period of isolation or quarantine has ended. Isolation and quarantine are determined by the Oklahoma State Department of Health or – within Oklahoma County or Tulsa County – by their respective county health departments.

Additional Information

Masks

Science tells us that wearing a mask is one of the most important mitigation measures we can take to help stop the spread of COVID and protect our students and one another. In line with state law, Mustang Public Schools strongly encourages students and staff to wear masks, in fact, that is our expectation. As in-person instruction is our goal, it is important that we do everything we can to remain in school five days a week, and wearing masks will help to ensure we can achieve our goal. Again, as stated above, if a mask/face covering is worn during contact with a positive individual, the close contact would be eligible for an exemption to quarantine.

Mitigation Measures

Each school site continues to evaluate and make changes to its safety protocols and procedures to the degree possible in an effort to mitigate the virus.

Close-Contacts

An individual is identified as a close contact to a person infected with COVID-19 if they have been within 3 feet (classroom setting) or 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes in one day).

  • An infected person can spread SARS-CoV-2 starting from 2 days before they have any symptoms (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days before the positive specimen collection date), until they meet criteria for discontinuing home isolation.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we work to protect your child(ren). In partnering together, we are stronger and will continue to have a great school year. We appreciate your continued support.

Charles Bradley, Superintendent
Mustang Public Schools

ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL UPDATES, REMINDERS & UPCOMING EVENTS


UPDATE- ALL CAR RIDER TRAFFIC WILL ENTER THE SCHOOL FROM THE WEST ON 44TH.



During the first month of school, traffic in the car-rider pick-up usually takes longer. We ask for your patience and cooperation by following our dismissal process.


  1. CAR RIDER TRAFFIC - Please enter Riverwood Campus from the west on 44th (no left turns).
  2. Please do not leave your car unattended in the car rider line during the pick-up of students. Follow procedures for drop-off and pick-up.
  3. Parents are not allowed in the building (per our district safety plan). Please utilize the following transportation for arrival and dismissal: bus, car rider or daycare.
  4. Elementary car riders will begin afternoon dismissal starting at 2:35 PM.
  5. To keep the traffic flowing, parents should not conduct mini-conferences with teachers while in car-rider line. Conferences with teachers are scheduled by calling the office and setting up an appointment time.


Please pull as far right in the car rider lane (and on the shoulder) to allow traffic to pass (if needed). Please allow our buses to enter and exit the campus.


Morning Drop Off reminders - Morning drop off begins at 7:15 AM.


  • Follow the correct path and wait in line to drop students off.
  • Refrain from getting out of your vehicle.
  • Refrain from parking and allowing students to walk across the parking lot.
  • Follow car rider procedures, wait until a faculty member is at your vehicle to assist with arrival.


Afternoon Dismissal


  • Follow dismissal procedures - Safe ID (please reference picture) card hung on the rearview mirror for easy and quick reference.
  • Refrain from getting out of your vehicle.

Car Rider (SAFE ID Dismissal Program) Car Tags



Riverwood Elementary School Hours

School building is open for drop off at 7:15 a.m.

Classes start promptly at 7:40 a.m.

Dismissal begins at 2:35 p.m.


School Hours: 7:40 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.


First Bell: 7:30 a.m.

All student should be in the process of entering the building.

Tardy Bell: 7:40 a.m.

All students should be in their classrooms ready to start the day.


(All students who are tardy must be checked in, by a parent, at the office)


All students must be picked up at or before 2:50.

District Website Information



District Website Information

*Take advantage of the many available resources on the district website.



Counselor Corner



Students will be getting introduced to 7 Mindsets and completing lessons with their classroom teacher as well as techniques shared from Mrs. Bornemann to learn social emotional competencies. We will cover all 7 Mindsets throughout the school year. Students will complete Mindset lessons on Mondays. Make sure you ask them about the lesson! Want more information on 7 Mindsets - watch this!


Our first mindset we are focusing on for the months of September and October is EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE! Our goal is to help students to remember to dream big, embrace creativity, and expect great results by using a growth mindset.


Aside from the 7 Mindsets, Mrs. Bornemann is making a focus on teaching mindfulness & coping strategies to help students stop and be present in the moment they are in. Students will practice different techniques through morning announcements and will be available for teachers to access to use throughout their school day as needed. Ask your child what mindful moment technique they did today!!


Britney Bornemann

School Counselor

bornemannb@mustangps.org

Health & Medication

Health & Medicine

Parents must complete a clinic form in order for prescription or non-prescription medication to be administered at school.


DO NOT SEND MEDICATIONS TO SCHOOL WITH THE STUDENT.


You must get the Official School Form from the school nurse for all prescription and non-prescription medicine and return it with the medicine. The nurse or the principal’s designee will be the only individual allowed to give medicine. If your child becomes ill at school, we will contact you immediately. If we cannot reach you, we will use the emergency contact information you have provided.

Riverwood Parent Information

PERSONAL ITEMS

Students are not to bring any toys, including toys that look like “fake” weapons, electronic games, cameras, etc. to school without permission from the teachers or administrator.

THE SCHOOL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGED, LOST OR STOLEN PERSONAL ITEMS.


Recess

  • Students will follow all playground rules and procedures established by the individual teacher(s) and/or principal at each school siteChildren should be dressed appropriately for outdoor activities.
  • Outdoor activities such as recess will take place unless there is inclement weather; wind chill of 32 degrees or less, or heat index of 100 degrees or more.

Snack/Water Bottle

  • Water fountains will be turned off. Bottle fillers will be on and available for hands free refilling of personal water bottles where available. Students are encouraged to have their own bottle and not share with others. Please make sure your students name is on the water bottle. It is important that students are able to open and close bottles securely by themselves.
  • Don't forget to send a snack with your student each day.

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School Safety

School Safety

Our staff will follow procedures that will promote a safe learning environment for all children.

Please review Riverwood Safety Plan & Mustang Public Schools Safety Plan.

MPS Central Enrollment

THANK YOU RIVERWOOD COMMUNITY

New exciting things happening at Riverwood Elementary School! The front flower bed has been revamped and will be the home to our new rock garden! We can't wait to see the finished product with all of the colorful rocks!


Our community truly came together to help make this happen!


VERY BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

MINICK MATERIALS

PRUETT BROTHERS LAWN & LANDSCAPING

RIVERWOOD PTSO

Mrs. Amanda Haney & family


Students may pick up a rock (to paint at home and return to our garden) at Open House, August 10th.

THE RIVERWOOD ROCK PROJECT

Re-enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year

Re-enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year

You should have received, via email, the Mustang Public Schools student's 21-22 Online Returning Student Re-enrollment. If you have more than one student attending Mustang Public Schools, you will receive a Notification Email for each student and you can access the Re-enrollment by clicking on the link in each of the emails. Only the primary parent/guardian email (as listed on previous enrollments) will receive that Notification Email.

You will be required to create an Online Enrollment account. You will use the same account to Re-enroll each of your students. This account is separate from your Parent Portal account.

Please allow 20 to 30 minutes to complete your student's online Re-enrollment.

Please have the following information and documentation ready to expedite your Re-enrollment Process:

  • Photo ID

  • Current Proof of Residence (Gas, Water, Electric, Mortgage, Lease agreement, Proof of utility service letter)

  • Date of Birth for your Emergency Contacts

You will be able to complete your student's Re-enrollment using your Smartphone, Tablet or Computer.

If you did not receive the email, please check your junk or spam folder

You will need to have your child(ren's) Parent Portal set up in order to complete the re-enrollment process. If you do not have your Parent Portal set up - please contact the office at 405-256-5200 will be happy to help you!


Mustang Public Schools enrollment is now available online!


For additional information or assistance, please call (405)256-6970.



2021-2022 New Student Enrollment

Click HERE for 21-22 New Student Enrollment (K-12)


2021-22 Returning Student Re-Enrollment

Click HERE for 21-22 Returning Student Re-enrollment


2021- 22 Pre-K Enrollment

Click Here for more information about Pre-K Roundup

Title 1

Riverwood Elementary is a Title 1 school.
What is Title I?

Ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.


For more information please visit https://www.smore.com/kmfwz 

WE HAVE EXCITING NEWS!

We will implement a resource called ReadyRosie to provide meaningful activities that you can do at home to support your child’s learning.

ReadyRosie is a simple tool to:

Hear what we are doing in the classroom

Discover activities and games you can play that relate to classroom learning

Have more fun than ever with your child through meaningful interactions!

The best part is that each activity/game is modeled in a 2 minute video so you and your child can watch together and then play the game! You will receive these videos and communication via text message and/ or email.



Parents can register at Readyrosie.com/register and enter our school code. After registering you can choose your child's teacher from a list and they will be able to then choose their child's dropdown menu.



SCHOOL CODE TO REGISTER - RIVERWOOD



Please visit with your child's teacher for additional information.

ARRIVAL & DISMISSAL

Just a few reminders ...



-Help expedite the school car rider lane in the morning by having your child ready to exit the vehicle.

-Arrival drop off for car riders - please only use the designated location for your child to exit the vehicle safely.

-For the safety of all of our students - Parent please remain in your vehicle during morning and afternoon car rider times.

-Student drop-off begins each morning at 7:15 am.

-The tardy bell rings at 7:40 am. Parents MUST accompany their child to the office where they will check in. Students will be counted tardy after 7:40 am.

-During afternoon dismissal, if a parent forgets his/her tag, he/she will have to go to the office and show ID in order to obtain another car tag.

Box Tops

This year our school will be participating in the Box Tops for Education program. Cliping Box Tops is an easy way for your to help our school buy what it needs. Box Tops are each worth $0.10 and they quickly add up to real cash for our school. This school year, our school's earnings goal is $1800.00.
 
To help our school, just look for the pink Box Tops on products, clip them, and send them to school. For more information n the Box Tops for Education program, including a list of participating products and our school's progress, visit www.BTFE.com. Be sure to become a member to receive exclusive coupons and learn about extra ways for our school to earn. 
 
I hope you're excited for everything we can do this year with Box Tops! 
 

Supply Drive

Mustang Families & Community,
     We understand that some supplies (especially sanitizer and wipes) may be in limited supply, yet still included on many school supply lists.  We appreciate any donation of those "short supply" items to our schools, but they will not be required due to their limited availability.  As always, thank you so much for your generous support!  

Contact Information

We encourage all parents with questions to email us directly at HillJ@mustangps.org  or barrickm@mustangps.org .  We will do our best to answer your questions while we ensure the safety of our staff.

Please keep checking the Mustang Public Schools website for up to date information on COVID-19:  http://www.mustangps.org/COVID-19.aspx

MPS Central Enrollment

Mustang Public Schools Central Enrollment is located int the new Mustang Education Resource Center at 909 S. Mustang Road. This makes it possible for families new to the district to enroll all their children in one place year round. Address and custody changes, residency affidavits, out-of-district transfers and power of attorney will also be handled at the new site.



Central Enrollment will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Questions? Email mpsce@mustangps.org or leave a message at 405-256-6970. Enrollment packets will be available soon.

Contact Us

Principal:  Jessika Hill

Asst. Principal:  Micheal Barrick

Physical Location: 
11800 SW 44th Street
Yukon, OK 73099 
 
Mailing Address: 
12400 SW 15th Street 
Yukon, OK 73099 
 
Phone:  405-256-5200 
Fax:       405-256-5215

2021-2022 Information

Daily Schedule

Drop Off Begins - 7:15 am
PreK Lunch - 10:15 am
Kinder Lunch - 10:45 am
1st Grade Lunch - 11:15 am
2nd Grade Lunch - 11:45 pm
3rd Grade Lunch - 12:15 pm
4th Grade Lunch 12:45 pm
Dismissal- 2:35 

Upcoming Events

September 6, 2021- Labor Day- NO SCHOOL

September 16-17, 2021- Professional Days- NO SCHOOL

SEPTEMBER 23 - PICTURE DAY

October 13-15, 2021- FALL BREAK- NO SCHOOL

October 18, 2021- Professional Day- NO SCHOOL

Reading Rockets Resources for Parents

Reading Rockets Picture Book of the Day

Reading Rockets Children's Books and Authors

Free and Reduced Lunch Info

Now you can apply for free or reduced school meals online! The process is quick easy and FREE, and in a few short steps you’ll be done! Since the information you’re providing is electronic we’ll be able to review your application faster than ever before!  Read here to find out more!
 
Click here to fill it out online!
 
Still need a paper application? Click here. 
 

BroncoClub


Click below for more information about BroncoClub!