Riverside Rocket News

July 7, 2021

Riverside Mission/Purpose Statement

The mission of Riverside Elementary is to provide a nurturing, enthusiastic, and safe environment that acknowledges individual differences, encourages community involvement, and emphasizes an ongoing commitment to academic excellence.

Message from Mr. Pope

Dear Parents,


We look forward to seeing you at Open House on Friday, July 30th. This year's Open House will be organized by students' last names. Please arrive at Riverside during your assigned time according to the first letter of your child’s last name:


  • 8:00 to 9:30 A thru I
  • 10:00 to 11:30 J thru P
  • 1:00 to 2:30 Q thru Z


The information below will help you prepare for Open House and the upcoming school year. Please contact the school at 678-482-1000 if you have any questions.


Your principal,

Ben Pope

Homeroom Assignments for 2021-22

Homeroom assignments for the 2021-22 school year will be posted at the front of the school beginning July 19th.

School Supply Lists

Check the Parents/Students tab on the school website to access the 2021-22 school supply lists.

First Day of School & Staggered Start

All students begin school on Wednesday, Aug. 4th.


  • Students in grades K & 1 as well as students with special needs who are served in a small-group homeroom will start in-person learning on Aug. 4th, with all other students participating in digital learning at home.
  • On Aug. 5th, students in grades 2 & 3 will start in-person learning, with remaining students in digital learning at home.
  • On Aug. 9th, students in grades 4 & 5 will start in-person learning.


GCPS is implementing staggered starts to help reacclimate students to school. Parents will receive additional information and a detailed schedule at Open House on Friday, July 30th.

MyPaymentsPlus opens July 19th

Beginning July 19, 2021 we ask that all Riverside parents/guardians go to our webpage (www.gcpsk12.org/riversidees) and click on the MyPaymentsPlus image to set up a MypaymentsPlus.com account. If you already have a MyPaymentsPlus account, there is no need to create a new account.


In order to make your Open House experience as efficient as possible, we ask that you pay all school fees and sign off on the required GCPS documents using MyPaymentsPlus.com.

All Day, Every Day, All Year Long

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Contact Information

Riverside Elementary

5445 Settles Bridge Road

Suwanee, Georgia 30024

(P) 678-482-1000

(F) 678-482-1018


Summer Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:30 am - 2:30 pm