Riverside Rocket News

July 31, 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

August 3-5 - Kindergarten, 1st, and New Student Parent eCLASS/Google Classroom Training (by Appointment)

August 6-7 - Open House for Kindergarten and 1st (by Appointment)

August 7 - Open House for New Students

August 7 - 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Digital Open House Via Zoom

August 12 - First Day of School

Message from Mr. Pope

Dear Parents,


Riverside teachers are very excited about partnering with you this year. While the start of the school year will be different, plans are coming together for the best possible experience for digital learning. Please see below for important information to help prepare for the first day of school on Aug. 12th.


If you have any questions, requests, or would simply like to talk through some ideas, please call me, Ms. Schwefler, or Ms. Steed at 678-482-1000.


Your principal,

Ben Pope

Your Child's Daily Schedule

Open House for Kindergarten and First Grade

In-person Open House for kindergarten and first grade will be Aug. 6th & 7th by appointment. You will receive an email from your teacher later next week with instructions for making your appointment.

Open House for Students New to Riverside

In-person Open House for students new to Riverside will be Friday, Aug. 7th between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. You and your child are encouraged to drop by and meet your teacher during this time.

Open House for Students in Grades 2 thru 5

Open House for students in grades 2 thru 5 will be digital through a live Zoom on Friday, Aug. 7th at 1:00 p.m. Your child's teacher will also provide a live Zoom Open House at 2:00 p.m to accommodate parents with students in multiple grades. Parents will receive the Zoom link on Tuesday, Aug. 4th.

eCLASS/Google Classroom Training for Parents

We will provide optional eCLASS/Google Classroom in-person training sessions for parents of kindergarten and first grade students as well as parents of students new to Riverside. These sessions will take place Aug. 3-5 in small groups by appointment. Please click the link below if you would like to schedule an appointment:

Local School Council

We'll be holding our Local School Council elections for two open seats in early September. If you would like to be included on the ballot as a parent representative or as a business partner, please contact Nadine Salamoni at 678-482-1015 or Nadine.Salamoni@gcpsk12.org.

Parent Focus Group

​Riverside's parent focus group meets 2 to 3 times per year and engages in discussions about school wide processes and procedures. This is an opportunity to learn more about Riverside's program as well as to ask questions and provide feedback. If you would like to be a member of this year's parent focus group, please contact Nadine Salamoni at 678-482-1015 or Nadine.Salamoni@gcpsk12.org.
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Contact Information

Riverside Elementary

5445 Settles Bridge Road

Suwanee, Georgia 30024

(P) 678-482-1000

(F) 678-482-1018