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Dates to Remember
Thursday, November 30th - Make Up Picture Day
Thursday, November 30th -
Winter Wonderland Title I Family Night from 4:30-6pm
Friday, December 1st- 2nd Quarter Interims Issued
Monday-Thursday, December 4th-7th - Santa Shop
Tuesday, December 5th - Reading MAP Test
Tuesday, December 12th - Math MAP Test
Wednesday, December 20th - Monday, January 1st - No School for Winter Break
Car Rider Line
Our line moves quickly and has been finishing up by 2:45 pm each afternoon! Thank you for being on time to pick up your child and for displaying your official tag!
Title I Family Night This Thursday- Please RSVP
Join us for winter crafts, coloring holidays around the world, games, cookies, story time with Mrs. Claus and an opportunity to take your photo with Santa on Thursday, November 30th from 4:30-6:00. It will be drop in style, so please plan to arrive anytime between 4:30 and 5:15 in order to be able to complete all of the stations.
Please RSVP by clicking THIS LINK so that we know how many cookie packs and craft supplies to purchase!
The class with the most families participating will earn a popcorn party in December!
Free Breakfast and Lunch
We will not be able to accept Door Dash or Uber Eats food deliveries. You may bring food to your child, but for safety reasons we cannot accept deliveries.
A LA CARTE ITEM UPDATE
Ice cream will be available on Mondays and Fridays only. Students may only purchase one ice cream each day.
A La Carte Cafeteria Items
For the upcoming week, students will be allowed to purchase items in the cafeteria on Monday, and Friday. Please see the flyer above for items and cost.
Life Skill for November 13th through December 1st: Leader
Title I Updates
Fall Title I Planning Meeting:
Our Title I Planning Team met on Wednesday, November 8th at 3 pm. Minutes from the meeting can be found HERE.
The school continually monitors the implementation of the Title I plan and welcomes input from parents, school staff, and community members regarding its current and future Title I plans. If you would like to make comments on the plan, please contact the principal, Melissa Wolfe.
We would love to have your feedback. You may complete our Title I Survey electronically by clicking HERE.
Tardy and Early Dismissal Procedures
Our car rider line moves smoothly in the mornings and we appreciate all of you for doing such a fantastic job of having your children ready to exit the car and start their day prior to 7:30 am. If you are arriving after 7:30, please park and walk your child into the office. Bring your ID to scan in quickly so that there is not a delay.
Students who have appointments after school and need to leave early should be signed out prior to 2 p.m. Remember that signing your child out early counts as an early dismissal for that day, unless you send in a doctor’s excuse. Students may not be signed out between 2:00—2:30 p.m. Students will not be dismissed from the front office, car riders should be picked up in the car line.
Please visit the HCS website linked HERE for more information regarding attendance and tardy policies.
· An absence is considered excused if a valid medical doctor's written note (with the date & time the student was seen) is provided within 3 school days after the absence. Online Medical visits with medical notes and/or screenshots that contain the student's name, date of birth, and results of the online visit (prescription, number of days out before the student's return to school, etc.)
· An absence for bereavement, due to a death in the student's immediate family, may be excused if an obituary or program of service verifying the death is provided to the attendance clerk within 3 school days after the student returns to school.
· An absence for a nationally recognized religious holiday of the student's faith may be excused if a request is made in writing to the principal and written approval is received prior to the absence.
A parent may request approval of an absence for a hardship, in writing, utilizing the Request for Approval form. This form may be obtained from the school's attendance office. The form must be completed and submitted prior to the absence (if the parent has prior knowledge), or within 3 days following the absence.
Car Rider Updates
Our morning drop off line flows smoothly! Please make sure that your child dropped off in time to be in the building by 7:30 in order to not be counted tardy!
Thank you families for making sure that your new car rider tag is displayed during pickup! Our pickup line begins at 2:35 pm and has been cleared typically by 2:55 pm. Thank you for being at school on time to pick up your children!
Car rider tags are required to pick up students in the car line. If you need extra tags, please stop by the front office with your ID.
Your child’s bus may arrive 10 minutes early or up to 10 minutes late as we get all of our routes timed out appropriately.
CD-Kindergarten parents must be at the bus stop to pick up children. Older siblings cannot be responsible for younger siblings in these grades. Please be sure that you have made arrangements so that your child knows who is picking them up at the bus stop in the afternoon. If an older child says that they do not feel comfortable getting off the bus without a parent at the stop, they will be returned to school.
The bus driver has responsibility for supervision of all students on his/her bus. He/she may stop the bus at any time that misbehavior or threatened misbehavior offers a hazard to safe driving. In addition to disciplining students according to the District’s Behavior Code procedures, upon the recommendation of the bus driver or supervisor(s) of transportation, the principal may suspend a student from riding the bus.
- On the first offense, not to include sex, drugs, weapons, or serious bodily injury, the student may be suspended from riding the bus only until his/her parents come to the school and have a conference with the principal.
- A second offense may result in a suspension for up to five school days.
- A third offense may result in a suspension for up to 10 school days.
- A fourth offense may result in a suspension for up to 15 school days.
- A fifth offense may result in a loss of bus riding privileges for the remainder of the school year. These guidelines may be adjusted based on the seriousness of the offense.
If you have an outstanding technology fee from last school year, this payment must be made before we can issue an iPad to your child this year.
Please be sure to log in to mypaymentsplus.com to pay the optional tech fee. This fee significantly decreases the cost if the iPad is broken/damaged.
Safety is a top priority in our school district as well as Riverside Elementary. Over the course of each year, our students and staff practice various drills including fire, earthquake, tornado, and lockdown drills. These safety measures are a critical step in ensuring our students and staff can react quickly in case of an actual emergency.
Although we hope to never have to use these situations aside from practice and drills, it is important to know that our school will always err on the side of caution to protect our students and staff.
Drills that we practice throughout the year include:
Fire Drill- Fire drills are conducted monthly. Students practice evacuating the building quickly and safely. Each classroom has a designated evacuation location. Since we have a two story building, additional safety procedures are created for students or staff who need support going down stairs during a fire drill.
Tornado Drill- When a tornado warning is put in place for our school, students and staff are relocated to the interior of our first floor until the warning is lifted. This is practiced during a statewide drill in March, as well as throughout the year.
Earthquake Drill- The “Great Shakeout” drill is practiced every October. Students and staff practice these three steps: drop, cover, and hold on until the shaking stops.
Secure Drill- Secure is called when there is something potentially dangerous outside of the building. Students and staff are brought into the building and exterior doors remain locked.
Lockdown Drill- A Lockdown is called when there is something potentially dangerous inside of the building. Students and staff are trained to enter or remain in a room that can be locked, and maintain silence.
Reunification Drill- In the event of an emergency that does not allow us to dismiss normally, our staff practices where we would go to keep our students safe and how we would ensure that they were reunified with an approved adult. Please be sure that your child’s emergency contacts are updated in PowerSchool. Students can only be released to guardians and emergency contacts.
Randomized Wanding Drills- These drills will now be conducted monthly at the elementary school level. As students enter the building, they are randomly screened by an adult using a metal detector wand. Their bags will also be randomly searched. Very specific protocol is followed when doing the screening and our staff eagerly explains to the kids that this is just another way of keeping them safe while exposing them to something they will experience more frequently in the middle school environment.
Please have conversations with your children about bringing things to school that they should not have and the consequences that can come from those choices. We thank you for your continued support in working with us to ensure the safety of your children.
Additional Things to Know
The school office is open from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Students should not be dropped off prior to 7 a.m. Please be sure a staff member is on duty outside before leaving your child.
School begins promptly at 7:30 a.m. with students in their classrooms. Students who are not in classrooms at 7:30 are marked tardy. In order for children to get to class, get settled and off to a good start each morning, we recommend they arrive here by 7:20 a.m. If your child eats breakfast at school, they need to arrive by 7:10 a.m.
Teachers & staff will be at the entrances to receive students and direct and assist them getting to their class.
Rolling book bags are not allowed.
Location: 1283 Highway 57 South, Little River, SC, USA
Phone: (843) 399-8800