August 1st, 2023
This summer has gone by fast, and we hope everyone has had a safe and enjoyable one. We have been working hard this summer to prepare for a great school year. Our theme for the year is "Plant Positivity, Grow Greatness." Every day we will work to ensure that every student and staff member, learns in a positive atmosphere where they can grow to reach their highest potential.
Our school community is experiencing a lot of growth as well. We have added an additional class in every grade level this year and will have many new faces around campus.
We can't wait to see all of our Reptiles at Meet the Teacher day! This is a great day to meet your child's teacher, drop off school supplies, and arrange transportation. Before this day, you can log onto your Parent Portal to complete your emergency card and make your Parent Bill of Rights choices. You may see a teacher in your parent portal, there may be changes to these up until Meet the Teacher Day. Students will find out their official teacher's on August 7th. Meet the Teacher is from 10:00am - 4:00pm on Monday, August 7th. You can stop up anytime between those hours.
We look forward to a great school year with lots of growth. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
Colleen Wilkinson, Principal
Katie Ketterer, Assistant Principal
Deanna Wakely, Admin Intern
Students are released back to class at 9:50am
Tardy Bell rings at 10:10am
First Day of School
Please make sure your child's teacher knows how your child is getting home. If there are any changes to dismissal, please contact the office prior to 3:30pm.
Please also make sure that you have completed your child's Parent Bill of Rights, which can be accessed through the Parent Portal. It is important that parents acknowledge and declare in writing whether they want their student to participate in various educational opportunities and related activities, and whether their students may be provided healthcare and other services available to them.
You can find more information about the Parent Bill of Rights and the Parent Portal at the following website: https://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/oll_documents/parent-bill-of-rights.If you need help creating or logging in to your account, please call our front office at 813-346-0500.
Bus Call Center
The call center will also be open from August 10th - August 18th from 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. to answer questions. If you have a question about your child's bus or what time it will be arriving, please call the Transportation Call Center. Our front office also has to call the Transportation Call Center to answer family's questions, so calling this number directly will be the quickest and easiest way to get information.
If your child will have an extended absence, please communicate directly with his or her teacher. Please also fill out the attendance link on New River Elementary's website any time your child will be absent. This is also how you can upload doctor's notes for excused absences.
Report an Absence: https://nres.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=24671
Submit a Dr Note: https://nres.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=25498
All volunteers must complete the volunteer application on the Pasco County Schools website every school year. https://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/comm/page/volunteer
Free Breakfast and Lunch
If you would like your child to buy ala carte snacks, you can still add money on their MySchoolBucks account.
2023-2024 Pasco County Schools Calendar
Early Release Days
September 6, 2023
October 4, 2023
November 1, 2023
December 6, 2023
January 10, 2024
February 14, 2024
March 13, 2024
April 10, 2024
School will dismiss two hours earlier on these days. New River will dismiss at 2:20 p.m.
School Advisory Council
If you are interested in becoming a SAC member, please click on the following link to submit your name.
August 10th - First Day of School
August 22nd - SAC Meeting - 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
August 22nd - PTO Meeting - 4:45 p.m.
August 29th - Open House/ Title 1 Meeting - 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
August 31st - Volunteer Breakfast
September 4th - No School
September 6th - Early Release Day - school dismisses at 2:20 p.m.