RIS Newsletter

January 25 - 29, 2016

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Honor Society will meet next Thursday after school at 2:30 - 3:15 in Mrs. Lane's room.


KKids are having their annual Pennies for Patients drive for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The last collection day is Monday, Jan. 25! Send in your donations!!!


Congratulations to 5th grade student, Grace Carlile.

Her paper mosaic Pink Flamingo chosen to represent Madison County at the Superintendent's Visual Arts exhibit in Montgomery in Feb. Hers is one of only 15 pieces from the county that were chosen.


Our teachers can always use donations of things like hand sanitizer, tissues (especially this time of year!), Clorox wipes, paper towels, etc. Thank you for everything you do for our school!!


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Madison County Schools Transportation Department

Every year one of our vendors, Transportation South, sponsors a luncheon called "Love the Bus" to recognize bus drivers across the state and one driver is chosen as "Bus Driver of the Year." We have so many awesome drivers, but we wanted to do something a little different this year--we want parent input on who we should nominate to go to the luncheon. Parents see on a day to day basis all the little extra things that drivers do for the students. If you would like to nominate a driver, please email lbermes@mcssk12.org or jhowell@mcssk12.org with the name of the driver you would like to have nominated and why. If you ever wanted to brag on the bus driver for your child, now is that chance! We will post who is nominated and pictures from the luncheon. This is open to both regular drivers and mini bus drivers. Thank you!


PTA dates:

1 February – Chill Factory night

5 February – Pop2O

8 February – El Monte Night

Baking Club

Jan. 11

Jan. 25

Feb. 1

Feb. 8

Chess Club

Both sessions are now full.

  • session 1: 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18
  • session 2: 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5

Choir rehearsals will resume on Monday, January 25.

RIS Drama and Improv Club

RIS Drama and Improv Club will begin meeting for session 2 students starting Monday, February 1st

Science Club Sessions

Each session has a different group of students Science Club meets 2:45-3:45.

2nd session


Jan. 20th

3rd Session

Feb. 10

Feb. 24

Mar. 2

March 9

March 23

Digital Libraries

We have 3 digital libraries that our students can use. For each of them, the username is riverton and the password is read.

ABDO Digital (graphic books like Avengers, Iron Man, etc., sports books and biographies, scary books.

Capstone Library (new books have been added)

Big Timber Media (scary books)

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PTA Volunteers

Our PTA needs volunteers to work at different projects during the school year. If you would like to sign up, please contact ShaVonne Cammack, the 2015-2016. She is the RIS volunteer coordinator.

Her email address is: shavonnecammack@gmail.com

Daycare Help Needed

Need Extra Money???

Riverton Intermediate School is looking for daycare help.

Personnel Needed: (cannot be in high school)

Daycare Worker: (Need Approximately Four People) Pay $8.40 per hour, up to 19 hours per week

The daycare worker is responsible for supervising groups of children duringdaycare activities.

If Interested:
Contact: Randy Hill

Phone - 256-851-4640

Email – rhill@madison.k12.al.us


Canvas for Parents

If you have been hearing about Canvas and need instructions on how to use it, click the link.


Car Rider Guidelines

1. Hang the number(s) on the rear view mirror, or hold it upright for the carline controller to see. (If it is lying flat on the dashboard, behind a decal, or _behind the upper shaded windshield, it is not visible.)

2. Refrain from using cell phone in car line.

3. If picking up more than one child, display all numbers at the same time, in a horizontal fashion. NOT one at a time.

4. If you do not have your car line number, park and go to the front office to check out your child.

5. Show only one number needed per child. The extra number should be removed, and used for others who may pick up your child.

6. Remember that we are a no tobacco campus. Please do not smoke in the car rider line.


INow Parent Portal is now open. For security reasons there are new credentials. Here is what a parent/guardian will need to do to access the site:

  1. Go to this link https://inow-madisonco.asc.edu/informationnow
  2. Use these credentials when first prompted
    1. User Name mcsparent
    2. Password ilovemyschool
  3. Once successfully logging in to this site, use your INOW user ID and password previously used or distributed by the school.

Breakfast & Lunch Prices

Students Breakfast:$1.75 Lunch:$2.25

Visitors Breakfast:$2.75 Lunch:$4.00

Hours of Operation

7:15 am Breakfast; Student entrances open

7:45 am School office opens; Class begins

2:30 pm Class ends

4:00 pm School office closes