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Friday January 7th

Thoughts From Turpin

Welcome Back Riverview Families! It was so nice to see all those smiling faces this week, it filled my heart along with our staff to see the doors flooded with all kiddos coming in to see their friends and teachers they missed!

I am always amazed in how such a few short weeks when the kids come back how much they have grown and changed.

Looking forward to a fabulous 3rd and 4th quarter with these wonderful kiddos and their families!

Music Performance Changes


We are writing to share updated procedures surrounding our music performances. The goal is to begin the process of returning to as much normalcy as possible with respect to in-person attendance for families. These procedures will be revisited as necessary. As of January 3, 2021:

· There will be an evening performance of all remaining elementary grade level music programs and choir concerts scheduled during second semester.

· At this time, two (2) guests per performer will be permitted to attend indoor, evening performances. This procedure will be revisited in the coming weeks.

· Currently, all attendees and performers will be masked for indoor performances, as of January 3. If the public health order regarding masks changes, this protocol will be updated.

· Weather permitting, performances may be moved outdoors at the discretion of the music teacher and administrator. If performances are held outdoors, masks are optional with no limit on family attendance.

· At this time, performances held during the school day will continue with audience members being limited to staff and students.

· A recording and/or livestream of each performance will be provided to the performers’ families.

We appreciate your understanding as we take steps to allow for more in-person events for families.

Thank you,

USD 232 District Administration
USD 232 Elementary Music Teachers

Student Progress Reports are NOW POSTED in your Skyward Family Access Account

Each student's Grade Card is posted online for YOUR EYES ONLY in your private Skyward Family Access account. It's the same place you visited to complete online enrollment, look for past messages from the office, pay fees, check on your child's visits to the health room, check grades throughout the quarter....all of those things!

To find your child's grade card, simply click on the Documents tab on the left side of your home screen after you have logged into Skyward. You will find it there!

Calling All New Kinders

Please help us spread the word to all next year Kinder families that we will be having our Kindergarten roundup night on March 10th at 6:30 here at Riverview. Items to bring that night would include your proof of residency, your child's birth certificate, immunizations, and child's physical from their doctor. More information to come, but please spread the word and mark the date on your calendar!

Kansas Teacher of the Year

Dear Families,

Please consider nominating your favorite teacher for Kansas Teacher of the Year.

The De Soto School District has been an important and strong participant in the Kansas Teacher of the Year Program for many years. De Soto has had fifteen state finalists and twelve semi-finalists represented in the program since 2000. Two of our very own teachers were chosen as The Kansas Teacher of the Year; Keil Hileman in 2004 and Jeri Powers in 2008. This is truly unprecedented!

We would like for you to nominate any teacher whom you consider to be an outstanding and effective educator and whom you or your child has had as a teacher. This person must be a tenured employee of USD 232. If there is a De Soto educator whom you believe to be outstanding and deserving of special recognition, please fill out the nomination form at www.usd232.org/ktoy

The deadline is noon on Friday, January 14th This year all staff nominations will be though our online nomination form.

Messages From PTA

Skate Night:

Riverview Elementary skate night at Skate City is Thursday, January 13th! Come out and skate from 6-8pm with other Riverview families for a fun, community event. We hope to see you there!

Snow Creek Update:

We have some sad news, Falcons! Because of unseasonably warm weather, Snow Creek is unable to schedule tubing excursions at this time. We were holding out hope to have our traditional outing in late January, but unfortunately we have to cancel the event. We look forward to planning some alternative family community events in the spring. We look forward to seeing many of you at family skate night at Skate City planned for January 13th! Thank you!

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Third Grade on Up Lacrosse Info.....

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CrossWalk Safety Reminder

Safety First is our motto here at Riverview, which means PLEASE make sure that you walking or you are having your students walk down to the school's designated crosswalk areas. Our 47th street is a VERY busy road, which is why we have designated crosswalk areas that we specifically position staff members there to help with the safety of all students. I wish I had the man power to staff all Riverview community passageways, but that is just not the case. So while it might save you or your kiddos a few extra steps to cut across, that is certainly not a safer option and we need you to cross at the designated crosswalk areas.

Thank you for helping keep our safety at Riverview Top Priority!

Peanut FREE School.....Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that we are a peanut FREE school here at Riverview. With birthday celebrations and upcoming fall parties, I thought I would attach our peanut free approved foods list. Please note that this is a working document and if you find another food or bakery location that meets the peanut free requirements, we would be happy to add that to our list to share out with other families!

Thank you again for helping keep all the kiddos here at RE safe and healthy!

Making a Difference Award

We are blessed to have such amazing staff members here at Riverview! They deserve to be recognized! Through the Great American Bank and our very own USD 232 Education Foundation they are providing you the opportunity to recognize staff members that you feel go above and beyond in their daily interactions with our students. All you need to do is click on the link below and fill out some general information of the deserving nominee. Thank you for helping our staff feel special!

Coming Up at RE:

January 13th- School Skate Night

January 17th- NO SCHOOL

January 27th- 1st Grade Program

Parent Important Dates Document

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2021-2022 Lunch Schedule

10:48-11:15 1st Grade

11:15-11:42 2nd Grade

11:42-12:12 Kindergarten

12:12-12:39 3rd Grade

12:39-1:06 5th Grade

1:06-1:33 4th Grade

USD232 Electronic Flyers -- Includes Clubs at Riverview

Here you will find some summer camps and activities right here at Riverview as well as throughout the district.

Student and Family Handbook

The BOE-Approved USD 232 Student and Family Handbook can answer parent questions on a variety of topics.

Riverview Elementary

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