Riverview News

August 23, 2021

Letter from Mr. Larsen

Hello Riverview Families,

I am honored to be your new principal this year. I attended Riverview Elementary, K-6, and graduated from Snohomish High School in 1988. I am entering my 27th year as an educator and my 23rd year as an elementary principal. I am absolutely thrilled to be reconnecting with friends, families, and acquaintances from my years in Snohomish and am looking forward to building new relationships with Riverview students and our community in the years ahead.

With the summer coming to a close, I want to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child(ren) back to school. The thoughtful and supportive environment that made Riverview so special to me as a child is still alive and well. It fills my bucket to know the tradition of excellence established years ago by the dedicated and caring staff of yesteryear still thrives in the new Riverview 2.0 building today.

In the short time I have been at Riverview I have been impressed by our kind, caring, and professional staff. I am grateful to be surrounded by such energetic and compassionate individuals. Together with parents and community members, we will work hard to continue Riverview’s legacy as a unique and wonderful place to learn and grow.

During the coming weeks, our staff will be working hard setting up their classrooms, attending professional development sessions, and planning with their teams. This is all being done to prepare for the best 2021/22 school year possible. We will kick things off for families with a Meet the Teacher event on September 2. This year the event will look a little different. We will host the event in the circular parking lot in front of the building (weather permitting). We will also divide into three separate sessions based on alphabetical order of last names. The schedule will be as follows:

Meet the Teacher Event at Riverview (Thursday, September 2nd)

  • 1-1:30 p.m. (A-J)
  • 2-2:30 p.m. (K-Q)
  • 3-3:30 p.m. (R-Z)

*Families with multiple last names may choose any of the sessions that apply to them.

Hosting the event outside and dividing it into three groups will allow us to maximize spacing and maintain more appropriate numbers for each session. Since we will not be in classrooms during this event, we ask that you do not bring supplies at this time. Although masks are not required outside, I am encouraging families to wear them during this event and follow all safety and distancing guidelines. Our goal with taking extra safety measures is to keep all Riverview students safe and in-person for the 21/22 school year.

I am excited to welcome our students back on the first day of school on Wednesday, September 8th. The first day of school for Kindergarten will be Monday, September 13.


Derek Larsen


Student enrollment verification

Please click on this link below to confirm your student’s enrollment at Riverview Elementary this fall. If your student plans to transfer to a new school this year, please let us know that, as well. We appreciate your response by Wednesday, August 25.

Kindergarten Orientation

Wednesday, Sep. 1st, 6:30-7pm

7322 64th Street Southeast

Snohomish, WA

This 30-minute event will address the nuts and bolts of Kindergarten. After the presentation, parents will have opportunity to sign-up for their family conference time. Each Kindergarten student and their parents will be meeting one-on-one with their child's teacher during WaKids assessments on September 8 -10. Masks will be required at the event and during the conference. We look forward to meeting our new families!

Meet the Teacher - September 2

Join us! Meet Riverview teachers and staff, drop off medication, reconnect with friends and more!

Riverview Elementary will host an outdoor Meet the Teacher event on Thursday, September 2. Families will be divided into three sessions to minimize the crowded parking situation.

  • Students with last names starting with A-J are invited to meet their teachers from 1-1:30 p.m.
  • Students with last names starting with K-Q are invited to meet their teachers from 2-2:30 p.m.
  • Students with last names starting with R-Z are invited to meet their teachers from 3-3:30 p.m.

Families with multiple last names may choose one of the sessions that works best.

School supply lists

Click here for a list school supplies for the 2021-2022 school year. Middle and high school students may also consider purchasing a USB thumb drive, pencils, pens, notebooks, composition notebooks, loose-leaf paper, and a three-ringed binder. Other supplies may be requested or required by individual teachers after the start of classes.

Snohomish K-6 Remote - Elementary distance learning program

As we have shared with our school community, we are planning for a full-time return to in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year. However, due to the fact that a vaccine is not currently available for those age 11 and under, we have decided to offer a distance learning program for those families who are not comfortable with their elementary child(ren) returning to school in-person. If you are interested in your child(ren) participating in an elementary distance learning program (Snohomish K-6 Remote) for the 2021-2022 school year, please carefully read the information in this letter to families.

Masks/face coverings

Masks/face coverings are required inside of all K-12 schools and on all buses, regardless of vaccination status. This is a state requirement. Masks/face coverings are not required when outdoors. Mask/face covering exceptions may be made for students with certain medical conditions or receiving special education services in some cases and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Bus transportation

Please use our eLink/Versatrans online tool to find your student’s eligibility for bus service, bus stops and route information. (Note: Transportation information in Skyward/Family Access is not accurate. Please use the eLink/Verstrans online tool.) 2021-2022 routes and schedules will be available in eLink/Verstrans after Monday, August 30. After that time, please call the Transportation Office at 360-563-3525 if you don’t see route/schedule information available for your student.

The eLink/Verstrans online tool contains the most up-to-date and detailed schedule and stop information. After Monday, August 30, click here to find your eligibility for bus service and your student's bus route/schedule.

  • Login: (student 7 digit ID# with 0 ) Example 0911111
  • Password: (8-digit birthdate-no spaces) Example 02222021

Registration for 2021-2022 is open now!

Register today! Kindergarten and new student registration is happening now. Online registration materials are available at www.sno.wednet.edu/newstudentenrollment. We encourage families to utilize the online student enrollment and registration available at that site.

If needed, paper copies of the new student registration packet are available in school offices or can be downloaded at the links below. Packets can be returned at the school the child will attend.

Boundaries and school locator

Unsure of which school your child will attend? Use our SchoolSite Locator Service. Enter an address and the list of schools for that particular address will pop up:

Kindergarten information, paperwork and resources

Important 2021-2022 school year dates

  • Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - First day of school
  • Monday, September 13, 2021 - First day of school for Kindergarten
  • Thursday, November 11, 2021 - Veterans Day
  • Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - Half-day early release
  • Thursday, November 25-Friday, November 26, 2021 - Thanksgiving Break
  • Friday, December 17, 2021 - Half-day early release
  • Monday, December 20-Friday, December 31, 2021 - Winter Break
  • Monday, January 17, 2022 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Friday, February 18-Monday, February 21, 2022 - Mid-Winter Break
  • Monday, April 4-Friday, April 8, 2022 - Spring Break
  • Monday, May 30, 2022 - Memorial Day

Is your child is up-to-date on required state immunizations?

Every student enrolled/registered in school or childcare in the state of Washington must have medically verified immunization records on file with the school in which they are enrolled/registering. Please take the coming weeks to check with your child's physician to make sure your student is up-to-date on all their required immunizations. Medically verified immunization records include one or more of the following:

The update to Chapter 246-105 WAC has three major focuses:
  • It now requires medically verified immunization records for school and childcare entry.
  • It clarifies conditional status in regard to school and child care immunization requirements and implementation.
  • It changes the Tdap immunization requirement to 7th through 12th grades.

General immunization information

Free/reduced meal applications

School meals willl be offered at no cost this year (2021-2022) due to USDA funding. Families are encouraged to continue to complete free/reduced meal applications to access additional district and community benefits.

Benefits may include:

  • District technology protection plan
  • Class lab fees
  • P-EBT benefits
  • ASB cards
  • Athletic fees
  • Community discounts through Snohomish County PUD, Xfinity/Comcast and others

Free/reduced meal applications:

  • In the mail - Each student household in the Snohomish School District should have received a free and reduced-price meal application in the mail in August.
  • Online - Forms can be found online by filtering for the term "Free & Reduced Meals" in our Commonly Requested Forms & Documents portal. Print the appropriate application, complete it and return to your student's school or the lockbox outside the entrance to the district's Resource and Service Center (1601 Avenue D in Snohomish). The completed forms may also be mailed to Snohomish School District, Attn: Meal Applications, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290
  • At the district office - To request an application call 360-563-7314 and leave your name, address, phone number and email address if possible
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Snohomish School District website

Check out the Snohomish School District website for detailed information about online learning, returning to in-person learning and much more.

Non-Discrimination Notice

The Snohomish School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator, Title IX Coordinator and ADA, Darryl Pernat, 1601 Avenue D,, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7282 Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB), Shawn Stevenson,1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290 360-563-7314

Riverview Elementary

Office Hours
  • Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. -2 p.m.
Attendance Line
  • 360-563-4375