The Riverside Squawker
October 6, 2021
From Mr. Anderson
There is a lot going on around the school house this coming month including virtual parent/teacher conferences, school pictures and several job opportunities. Please take a few minutes to review the information found below.
SCHOOL PICTURE DAY
Regardless of purchase options, your child will be photographed to update our records. Orders will be taken up to FOUR days after picture day, so you have until next Friday to purchase online.
Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences
Join the Riverside Team
- 7.5 hours per day Special Education Paraprofessional for our Self Contained classroom
- 3.75 hour per day (12:15-4:00) School Support Assistant (includes our playground)
For details, contact Assistant Principal Dan Knight at 208-854-5980 or email@example.com.
Riverside Book Fair Starts October 21st!
The Book Fair (brought to us by Idaho Book Fairs) will take place online as well as in school this year! The online portion of the fair will run October 21st through October 31st. Purchases may be made online at this link: fundraise4books.com - Use the code "Riverside".
We will run the in school portion, for students only, during their library classes the week of October 25th - 28th. Students will have the opportunity to make purchases during their scheduled library classes that week. 30% of the profit from the fair will go to our school library. Thanks everyone!
School Bus Update
You are welcome to call the school at 208-854-5980 and we'll do our best to assist with late bus information. Our office is open for calls 8:15am-4:15pm. You can also contact the bus company directly at 208-854-5230. Their office hours are 5:00am-6:00pm.
The Riverside PTO Newsletter is Here!
Your child can be entered to win small prizes if they wear their school colors on these days!
Also, 20% of all sales come back to our school! Here's a link to purchase some great new Falcon Wear!
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 Parent Portal, please contact the office for assistance, or email Cyndi at email@example.com. The purpose of the parent portal is to allow parents access to 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. 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 all our Riverside kids healthy and in school 5-days a week. We want to thank you for your continued patience and cooperation as we navigate the CDH/CDC guidelines when sending ill kiddos home with symptoms.
If a student has any of the symptoms on the Illness Decision Tree, they can return to school only when one of the following occurs:
- 10 days from symptom onset and their symptoms have resolved
- they have a documented negative COVID test and resolved symptoms
- they have a documented alternate diagnosis from their healthcare provider
Central District Health Offering October Flu Vaccination Clinics for Children
iCode Boise Offering Computer Science, Coding Programs
Before School Supervision
Pick up/Drop off Lane
Upcoming Important Dates
Oct. 11 - (MONDAY) School Picture Day
Oct. 15 - No School K-6; End of 1st Quarter
Oct. 20 - No Kindergarten Classes; P/T Conferences begin
Oct. 21 - No School K-6; P/T Conferences
Oct. 22 - No School PreK - 12
Direct Give Campaign!
Support students at Riverside Elementary by shopping at AmazonSmile and selecting Riverside PTO as your charitable donation of choice.
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