February 5, 2024
Progress reports will be sent out Wednesday, February 7th. Please encourage your student to continue working hard each day. Thursday, February 15th will be a Virtual Day for all students. Students will not report to school that day, but your child's teacher will post assignments on Canvas that day or send home paper and pencil assignments the day before. Caddo's Winter Break will be February 16th-19th.
Thank you for having your Riverside Car Tags visible in the afternoon carline. Please remember, this school procedure was put in place to ensure safety for all our students. If you do not have a RES car tag visible, then you must come to the office to receive your child and get another car tag. Thank you again for your help with this.
Mrs. Griffith has been working hard to create a Riverside yearbook for this school year! To purchase a yearbook, please visit: treering.com/1016963614143759. The price of the RES yearbook is $35.00 and the deadline to order is April 20th.
Please take note of the dates at the end of the newsletter. Mark your calendar for these upcoming events. Some additional dates may be added as other details are finalized.
The parish has begun the process enclosing Riverside, so there will be construction taking place around the perimeter of the building. Additionally, the two pieces of playground equipment that were removed from the lower grades playground will be replaced with additional equipment.
Remember to check our Riverside website for announcements and information including our RES Parent Handbook.
Remember, the school day begins each day at 7:25 and ends at 2:50. If you arrive after 7:25, please park and walk your child to the office to check in.
Finally, school fees are $25 this year and can be paid on www.payschoolscentral.com.
Thank you for supporting our school!
All Riverside Rams will become lifelong learners, confident leaders, and responsible citizens.
Riverside Rams are respectful, responsible, and show self-control.
Rams Always Make Smart choices.
Resources for Families
LDOE's Family Support Toolbox Library:
Family Engagement for Math:
Please see Riverside's Uniform Policy pictured here. Thank you for your help to ensure students are wearing the appropriate uniform to school. Please remember that sweaters, sweatshirts, jackets, and coats must be solid colors (black, gray, khaki, navy, or white only). Riverside sweatshirts and hoodies purchased through the school or PTA may been worn as outerwear daily.
We Care School
Riverside is excited to be a "We Care" school through Community Renewal. We are working to establish a "Culture of Caring" daily at our school. Students and staff are on the lookout for Rams demonstrating caring acts. When a Ram is caught caring, he or she will be recognized using our "Caught You Caring" cards. We have also divided our school into three Krewes: The Krewe of Caring, The Krewe of Peace, and the Krewe of Respect. The Krewe of Respect won our first challenge but overall Riverside collected over 700 pounds of food for the Northwest Louisiana Food Bank. The Krewe of Caring won our second challenge by collecting the most hats, scarves, and gloves for our community.
Morning Drop Off/Carpool Reminders
*The carline will run down the entire length of the driveway. Please pull all the way forward so we can get as many cars off the street as possible and expedite the drop-off process. School staff will be on duty and in position to direct students as they exit their vehicles.
*Breakfast will be served from 7:05-7:20. Students must be in their classroom by 7:25 or they are tardy.
*Students arriving at 7:25 or later will need to be signed in by a parent/guardian in the office. Please park and walk your child to the office if you arrive late.
*Dismissal for ECSE classes will take place at 2:15 in the front carline.
*Dismissal for all PreK-5th students will begin at 2:50.
*All PreK-3rd grade car riders will be picked up at the front carpool line and all 4th and 5th car riders will be picked up at the back car line. Siblings will remain with their grade level.
*Walkers will meet in the cafeteria. Once all walkers have arrived, the duty personnel will walk all walkers to the crosswalk. The duty personnel will stop the carpool line and monitor these students as they walk across the crosswalk to meet a parent/guardian or move to the sidewalk to walk home.
*All parents of students who do not ride a bus and are not approved walkers (students that walk to and from their home to school) must use the carpool line.
February 7 Progress Reports Sent Home
February 9 RES Mardi Gras Parade
February 15 Student Virtual Day
February 16-19 Winter Break/Presidents' Day (Schools Closed)
February 23 Donuts with Grownups
March 5 Spring Pictures
March 8 Field Day
March 11-15 Spring Break (Schools Closed)
March 25-28 Teacher Appreciation Week
March 29-April 1st Good Friday/Easter (Schools Closed)
April 5 Third Nine Weeks Awards Program
April 11 Spring Math Night
April 12 Support Staff Day
April 16 K and 5th Grade Cap and Gown Pictures
April 17 4th Nine Weeks Progress Report Sent Home
April 17-19 3rd Grade LEAP Testing
April 22-23 3rd Grade LEAP Testing
May 13 K and 5th Celebration
May 14 K and 5th Promotion
May 16 Last Day of School for Students