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SPECIAL EDITION- Kindergarten Round-Up 2022-2023

Meet our 2022-2023 Kinder Teaching Team

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Principal's Message

Dear 2022-2023 Kindergarten Parents,


Welcome to Riverview Elementary! We are already looking forward to next fall and the start of the 2022-2023 new school year. This year we will be hosting our annual Kindergarten Roundup on March 10th from 6:30-7:30 and then we will be hosting a small Kinder Camp at the beginning of May, May 2-4. This will be an opportunity for you to bring your student up to the school and do some small interactive rotations teacher lead. While students are doing these rotations, parents can get a school tour from ME, Mrs. Turpin!



If you have any questions or need assistance, please call or email our school for support! I look forward to meeting you and your KinderFalcon!


Sincerely,


Megan Turpin

Kindergarten Enrollment Information

Kindergarten Round-Up is going to be Online! Please watch the Enrollment Video (Below) for clear details on how to Enroll your new student at Riverview!


Going to Kindergarten in the fall?

  • By Kansas statute, children must be the age of 5 on or before August 31 to be eligible for Kindergarten enrollment.
  • In the future, parents will also learn about Before/After School Care offered through a partnership with Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department.


Parents should plan on gathering these required 3 documents to be presented at a later date:


1. Certified copy of child's birth certificate (required by Kansas Statue)

2. Copy of immunization records (from Pediatrician)

3. Proof of residency (copy of current utility bill, real-estate contract, etc.)

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Enrollment Steps at Riverview
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HEALTH DOCUMENTS FOR ENROLLMENT

Required Health Document #1: Immunizations Record

Every student enrolling shall provide proof that the student has received at least one dose of each required immunization deemed necessary by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, with the most recent dose of each immunization series received by the second Monday in October for students enrolling through August 31; the second Monday of January for students enrolling September 1 through November 30; and the second Monday of April for students enrolling December 1 through March 31.


Students who are out of compliance with immunization requirements will be excluded from school according to their date of enrollment. See your school nurse or the district's inoculations policy regarding exclusion information. Absences due to immunization non-compliance will be considered unexcused. Please visit the district website HERE for more information related to immunizations.


A link to the Immunization form can be found HERE, or by clicking on the PDF link below.


Required Health Document #2: Health Assessment Record

Students must also have a Health Assessment on record with the school. This form must be completed by a doctor. Please visit the district website HERE for more information related to immunizations.


A link to the Health Assessment form can be found HERE, or by clicking on the PDF link below.

CONTACT US!


•Email is the preferred method of communication for most questions!


PRINCIPAL: Megan Turpin mturpin@usd232.org


SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST: Holly Schreiber hschreiber@usd232.org


NURSE: Ms. Fischer jfischer@usd232.org

We have two fantastic nurses who job-share. Please contact Mrs. Fischer for all medically-related questions or concerns, and she or Nurse Emilie Rigolizzo will help you.


BUILDING SECRETARY: Lisa O'Donnell lodonnell@usd232.org

Please contact Mrs. O'Donnell for all Skyward-related questions or concerns.


COUNSELOR: Ms. Thurman-Munsey TThurmanmunsey@usd232.org

Please contact Mrs. Munsey for all social-emotional, behavioral, or family-related questions or concerns, including a need for family financial assistance during this time, or a change in family dynamics.


You can also call the school 913-441-0808 any time and leave a voicemail. Voicemail will be checked DAILY and forwarded on to the intended staff.


  • Please say your name, your child’s name, phone number you can be reached at, and who the message is for. (For example: “This is [parent name], my son is [student name], and this message is for [staff member name]. We can be reached at [phone number]."
  • We will then direct the voicemail to the intended staff member, and someone will get back to you in one business day.

Before and After-School: JCPRD Option

Johnson County Parks & Recreation offers Before- and After-School Care.


Registration for Fall JCPRD begins April 26 at NOON; spots fill up quickly, it is suggested to register earlier rather than later.


Click HERE to register for the Fall 2021 services, starting April 26 at NOON


https://www.jcprd.com/223/De-Soto-OST



Incoming Kindergartners are NOT eligible for 2021 JCPRD Summer Camp.


Adventure awaits your child at JCPRD Out-of-School-Time (OST) programs! JCPRD challenges our next generation with fun and stimulating enrichment opportunities. Multi-talented and well-educated staff facilitate opportunities to explore:

  • Creativity
  • Environmental literacy
  • Fitness
  • Health
  • Innovation
  • Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)


A multi-age group setting and opportunities for Social and Emotional Learning are also included. JCPRD-OST programs are instrumental in building important life skills of problem-solving, self-confidence, teamwork, mentoring and goal-setting. Program hours are ideal for stay at home and working parents. Camps are available during Winter and Spring Breaks. Give your child an edge – join us before and after school, and see how they shine!


Activities & Benefits


Johnson County Park and Recreation District is committed to providing families with quality OST programs at an affordable cost. Our staff is dedicated to providing children with what they need: a safe, enriching, fun place to be.


Each program site values the unique nature of children by offering a variety of group and self-selected activities. Choices offered include physical activities, games, and social time as well as creative arts and quiet time for homework, reading, or relaxing. Programs also seek to include special projects, field trips, parties, and other activities based upon the interests of the children enrolled.


Our unique multi-age group setting allows children to experience opportunities in both peer mentoring and modeling. Children are encouraged to be responsible decision makers who work well in communities. The availability of this program within your child’s school provides enhanced safety, convenience, and numerous opportunities to extend school day learning experiences.


Fully Licensed


Fully licensed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, our programs maintain a 1 to 15 staff to participant ratio. Our site program directors possess bachelor’s degrees from accredited colleges and universities. Their advanced education allows directors and their staff to plan a wide variety of interesting and age appropriate activities including science experiments, cooking, health, fitness, environmental education and recreation.


See below for an informational flyer for JCPRD Out of School Time at Riverview!

Transportation Option: Riding the Bus

School Bus Transportation
Bus Transportation is provided by First Student, under contract with the school district. Please visit the district website on bussing for more information: https://www.usd232.org/Page/169


Bussing services are offered as a paid option that parents can take advantage of. Please see link for the 2021-22 enrollment form to enroll. If you will require bus transportation, you must complete the form, sign, and return it to First Student. The bus transportation form must be completed regardless if your student is a pay rider, free rider, or qualifies for free and reduced pay relief.


Fees, if any, are due by August 2022.


Students Qualifying for Free/Reduced Lunch will have free bus service with a completed waiver and student transportation form returned. Please enroll all students who will ride the bus. If you live 2.5 or more miles from school OR qualify for federal free or reduced lunch programs you are not required to pay a fee. However, you must return the form to request bus service.

Bus Transportation Fees
The fee is for students living less than 2.5 miles from their attendance center. The fee is required to ride. Transportation fee is waived for students living 2.5 miles or more from their attendance center.

  • The fee is $300 per student if paid by Aug 5. (Maximum of $600/family)
  • The fee increases to $350 per student if paid after Aug 5. (Maximum of $700/family)

If you have any questions, please contact First Student office at 913-422-8501.

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Below you will find our Ages & Stages (ASQ) letter regarding Kindergarten Readiness. These questionnaires will be sent to you via email in early August. There are two surveys, and each questionnaire takes 10-15 minutes to complete and it will show you areas of strength and concern regarding behaviors and social emotional growth.


**The ASQ is NOT used to determine whether or not students can or should enroll in kindergarten.

Falcon Flyer: Weekly Communication from Megan (the Principal)

I have always enjoyed connecting with people and look forward to connecting with you each week (usually on Friday) through the Falcon Flyer Newsletter. Thank you for taking the time to read it!


The Falcon Flyer is also posted weekly on our school website at usd232.org/re. We'd love for you to visit our site and do a bit of exploring.


If I can help you in any way, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at mturpin@usd232.org. During the school year, I can also be reached by calling the office at 913.441-0808

Enrollment: We're OPEN July 28th-29th!

Do you have your child fully enrolled and ready for 2022-2023? if so, FABULOUS and THANK YOU! if you 're not quite there yet, or if you have a new neighbor who might need this information, please plan to join us for open enrollment Thursday, July 28th from 1:00-8:00 or Friday morning, July 29th from 8:00am- Noon.


This is a great time to turn in paperwork (like proof of residency and health forms), pay fees (exact cash and checks accepted in the office, but electronic options are available online) and get support to complete any remaining online forms!


If your enrollment process is complete, there is no need to stop in unless you just want to say hello! All school supplies pre-ordered through the PTO will be delivered to classrooms before Back To School night in August!

Our PTA ROCKS!

The Riverview PTA gets things rocking right off the bat each year and we are so very grateful for their support each year! There are LOTS of opportunities to help with ideas and planning and to volunteer through our PTA throughout the year. There will be plenty of places to sign up and people to talk with about events and such during our Back To School Night in August! Our first PTA meeting of the year will happen soon after the new year begins. We will be doing important business to get the year started, so please join us!

Coming Up at RE:

July 28th- Open Enrollment, 1:00-8:00pm

July 29th- Open Enrollment, 8:00am- Noon

August 17th- First Day of 2022-2023 School Year for K-5th 12:10 Dismissal, NO Lunches served.

September 5th- Labor Day, NO SCHOOL

September 21st- Late Arrival Day, school begins 2 hours late at 10:45. Lunch will be served.

September 28th- K-5th 12:10 Dismissal, NO lunch served.

September 28 & 29- Parent Teacher Conferences

September 30th- Buildings Closed, NO SCHOOL

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