The Riverside Squawker
A Newsletter for our Riverside Community
January 15, 2021
A Note From Mr. Anderson
Happy New Year, Riverside! It’s hard to describe the collective feeling of our staff team as we prepare to welcome students back into the school house next week. Words like excited, happy and relieved don’t seem adequate. As my teenage son would say, "We're Jacked!" and simply can't wait to see our students. Whether you are new to Riverside this semester or an in-person, hybrid veteran, please review the information below to make sure we are on the same page next week in keeping students safe and learning at a high level.
See you soon!
Back to School Procedures
Our Riverside Pandemic Operation Plan includes specifics related to having students in the building. Here are a few important parts of the plan for families to understand.
The Riverside campus will open to students at 9:00 each morning
No early drop-offs please
Students utilize all normal methods of transportation (walk, bike, bus, parent transport)
The playground will be closed in the morning and students will report to the outside door of their classroom immediately upon arriving at school
Students will be allowed in their classrooms from 9:00-9:15 to alleviate congestion, etc
Face coverings are required for everyone on school grounds during school hours
Please wear your mask as soon as you exit your vehicle and/or arrive on campus
Please label your child’s mask with a name and provide mask lanyard if possible
Face shields will be utilized only if needed for educational purposes and parents will be notified ahead of time
Mask breaks will be provided by classroom teachers in a way that allows for social distancing
School staff and students will be the only ones allowed in the building
Parent school visits will be allowed by appointment only
Dropping off supplies and picking up students early will take place outside the main entrance
Lunch and recess will be provided on a normal schedule
We have limited but fun activities on the playground
There will be mask required and mask free areas designated on the playground
Shared equipment is regularly sanitized
Water fountains are turned off
We have water bottle filling stations on campus
Please send a refillable water bottle from home with your child’s name on it
We will have a staggered dismissal for the first week of school
Kindergarten and 3rd grade dismissal - 3:35
1st, 4th and 5th grade dismissal - 3:40
2nd and 6th grade dismissal - 3:45
If your child will not be logging on or completing assignments on a particular day(s), please contact the office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also call and leave a message at 208-854-5980
- Here's a short video that we sent out to families in September reviewing many of the same procedures listed above. Feel free to watch this video with your child as a reminder of our most important routines and procedures.
Help us Stay in School
Bus Schedules Have Changed
Important Dates - 2nd Semester, Holidays, and Spring Break
Here are the currently published Boise School District calendar dates for the upcoming semester, including Holidays and Spring Break:
- Monday, January 11, 2021 - Virtual School Resumes
- Monday, January 18, 2021 - No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
- Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - In-Person Hybrid Learning Schedule Resumes
- Friday, February 12, 2021 - No School, PreK - 12
- Monday, February 15, 2021 - Presidents' Day, No School PreK - 12
- Friday, March 19, 2021 - End of 3rd Quarter, Early Release K-6, No School PreK
- March 22-26, 2021 - Spring Break
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