The Riverside Squawker
August 31, 2021
From Mr. Anderson
It has been great having students back at school. Our first few weeks have been filled with fun, learning and friendship as all of us are getting in the groove of our school year together. We have amazing students at Riverside who bring so much energy, joy and love into our lives each day. In these challenging times, I want to thank all of you for your patience and grace as we navigate late buses, changing health protocols and much more.
Please see below for information related to you and your family. If you look deep enough, you'll even see a short info sheet on the new school planned for Harris Ranch - Dallas Harris Elementary.
News from the Front Office
Attendance - if your student will be absent, late or going to an appointment, please notify the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 208-854-5980. We have a large call volume in the mornings, so please leave a message. If your student has a medical or dental appointment, please bring a note from that office excusing the tardy or absence.
Student check outs - When checking out a student during school hours, please bring photo ID to the front entrance and ring the office. Your ID will be verified and we will then call your student down to meet you. Students will not be permitted out of the building without proper adult identification nor will they be called to the office until you arrive so please allow for enough time for this process.
When checking a student in late or returning from an appointment, please come to the main entrance, ring the front office and state your students name and reason for the visit.
Parent Portal - If you are new to Riverside or have never obtained a login to Infinite Campus, please contact the office for assistance or email Cyndi at email@example.com The purpose of the parent portal is to allow parents to access their child's grades, missing/late assignments, view attendance, view bus information, and update health and household important information. This is also where required documents sent by the district are located.
News from the Health Office
Illness Procedure: Recognizing that our community is currently in the Red Category for the spread of COVID-19, it’s more important than ever that we follow the Boise School District’s Illness Procedure, which includes a daily wellness check to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our schools. If a student has any of the symptoms on the Illness Decision Tree, they can return to school with one of the following:
- after 10 days when their symptoms have resolved
- they have a negative COVID test with improved symtoms
- an alternate diagnosis from a healthcare provider.
Staying home when you have symptoms of illness protects the school community by preventing the spread of illness and allowing individuals the opportunity to rest and recover. Our ultimate goal is to keep kids in school 5-days a week.
What's for lunch today? Supply Chain impacts on Cafeteria Offerings
Lunch will continue to be provided free of charge this year. If your student would like a 2nd lunch they will be charged $2.20 and ala carte milk will have a $0.50 charge..
Before School Supervision
Dallas Harris Elementary FAQ
Pick up/Drop off Lane
Upcoming Important Dates
Sept. 6 - No School, Labor Day.
Oct. 11 - (MONDAY) School Picture Day
Oct. 15 - No School K-6; End of 1st Quarter
Oct. 20 - No Kindergarten Classes; P/T Conferences
Oct. 21 - No School K-6; P/T Conferences
Oct. 22 - No School K-6
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