Riverside Rocket News

October 16, 2020

Riverside Mission/Purpose Statement

The mission of Riverside Elementary is to provide a nurturing, enthusiastic, and safe environment that acknowledges individual differences, encourages community involvement, and emphasizes an ongoing commitment to academic excellence.

Events Coming Up

October 19 - Asynchronous learning day for digital students (no live instruction) Grades 2-5

October 19 - November 2 - Scholastic Virtual Bookfair

October 21 - Unity Day

October 21 & 22 - Early Release

October 28 - Picture Day - Digital

October 29 - Picture Day - In-person

November 3 - Student/Staff Holiday-Election Day

Message from Mr. Pope

Dear Parents,


We have 108 students changing to in-person learning beginning this Monday. As a result, teacher reassignments for some students in kindergarten and first grade will occur. Students in third and fifth grades will stay with their current teachers, and these grades will shift to the concurrent classroom model. Students in second and fourth grades will experience no changes.


In order to maintain reasonable class sizes in our specials program, we must return to our traditional master schedule. Below is each grade level's new schedule through the lens of digital learners. New schedules begin Monday. Remember that Monday is a self-paced learning day for digital students in grades 2 through 5.


Thank you for your patience and understanding during this transition. Please contact me at 678-482-1000 if you have any questions or concerns.


Your principal,

Ben Pope

North Gwinnett Schools Foundation

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Media Center Updates!

The Book Fair is Open on Monday! Shopping is a win-win for our students and school!

  1. Navigate to https://www.scholastic.com/fair

  2. Enter your school name or zip code, and select your school to reach the Book Fair Homepage

  3. Scroll down and click the “Shop Now” button – this will take you to shop online and earn rewards for your school at The Scholastic Store!

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Digital Picture Day Schedule

The DIGITAL STUDENTS picture day schedule is below. You may bring your child any time between the hours listed.


WHEN: Wednesday, October 28th


Students with last names beginning with A - K: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Students with last names beginning with L - Z: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM


Picture day reminders:


  • Park close to the side cafeteria door
  • Make sure both you and your child wear a mask
  • Upon arrival, walk your child to the door directly outside of the cafeteria and enter the building during your window of time.

Here's the Latest From PTA

Click the link below to access the latest information from our fabulous PTA!

Mark Your Calendar

October 21st - Wear Orange

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All Day, Every Day, All Year Long

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Contact Information

Riverside Elementary

5445 Settles Bridge Road

Suwanee, Georgia 30024

(P) 678-482-1000

(F) 678-482-1018