The Riverside Squawker

February 8, 2022

It's Time For Kindergarten Registration

Is your child ready for Kindergarten? Any child who will turn 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2022 is welcome to register. Begin your Pre-Register online NOW for the 2022-23 school year. It is important that you have all of your documents ready to upload for faster recording of your student's information. Please visit the Boise Schools website here to start your pre-registration online.

Please make sure that you have the following documents required for enrollment nearby:

  • your child’s birth certificate
  • updated immunization records
  • proof of address (ie: purchase agreement, lease/rental agreement, utility bill)

The Boise School District kindergarten screening at Riverside will be held on Thursday March 3, 2022 from 4:00-6:00 pm for drop ins only. However if you would like to make an appointment for an earlier time/day, please click on this link to schedule.

Due to COVID restrictions, please limit ONE parent per child. We respectfully ask that you follow the BSD policy and wear a mask when entering our school.

Spring and Class Picture Day

Individual and class picture day is this Friday, February 11. Our plan is to have students prep for the picture with masks on and then remove masks quickly for the actual picture. If you would prefer that your child keep their mask up during the class picture, please communicate directly with your classroom teacher who can help facilitate this during the picture time.

Place your order today at Search for your school's name, click the green

"Order" button next to the Spring Picture Day event, and place your order! All orders for

spring pictures must be placed before 9:00 AM on picture day. Only students with an order

will be photographed individually. Also, find picture day date(s) and easy access to request additional help and information at

Late orders will only be accepted for groups.

Kindness Week: February 14-18

We are excited to spend Valentines Week celebrating Kindness! Click here to see dates and each day's focus.

Is Riverside my boundary school?

If you are not sure if Riverside is your boundary school:

  • View Boise School District's School Boundary Locator to identify the neighborhood school your student will attend. Note: Some Boise City addresses are not within the boundaries of the Boise School District.

  • Review Boise School District Boundary maps.

  • If you have questions regarding a specific address or if your address is close to a boundary, please call Riverside's office at 208-854-5980


Our Spring book fair will take place the week of February 28th through March 4th. Students may make purchases during their class library time that week. We will also run an online fair during this time so parents can see what books are available or make purchases online. All books purchased online will be delivered to your students’ classroom within 5 to 7 days of purchasing. The ONLINE fair will run from February 23rd – March 7th. The link to order is and the code is ‘riverside’.

All funds raised from this book fair will profit our school library. Thank you for your support.

Open Enrollment Applications

If you are NOT currently living in the Riverside school boundary, but would like to apply for OPEN ENROLLMENT for your child to attend Kindergarten at Riverside, please follow the directions below.

  • Access and print an Open Enrollment form our District Site. Fill it out and submit it directly to the school office as soon as possible.
  • Plan to attend the Registration/Screening day at your child’s boundary/home-school. It is very important that you enroll at your boundary school FIRST in case we are not able to accommodate for your child’s open enrollment at Riverside. You will NOT attend Riverside's Registration/Screening on March 3, 2022. We will request records from your child’s boundary/home-school upon acceptance of your child’s open enrollment form.
  • Make sure that you attach your child’s birth certificate and immunization records. If your child’s open enrollment is accepted, we will need to have copies of these to complete enrollment. Open enrollment will not be accepted without this paperwork on file.


Here is a detailed document outlining our newest procedures. For those who prefer a simplified version, I am providing some bullet points below.

Regardless of vaccination status we will utilize the following protocols:

  • Isolation guidelines: Students and staff who have tested positive must isolate for five days and can return on day six after they have been symptom free for 24 hours. They must continue to mask for the next five days.

  • Exposure & Symptomatic: If a student or staff member is exposed to COVID-19 and symptomatic, they need to isolate for 5 days. They can return to work or school and wear a mask for five days, after they are symptom free for 24 hours.

  • Quarantine guidelines: Students and staff who have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, regardless of where the person was exposed (for example home, school, work, etc.) and regardless if they are able to isolate at home, can continue to report to work and school as long as they wear a mask for 10 days, and are asymptomatic. In summary, if there is an exposure, if the person is asymptomatic, they can return to school and wear a mask for 10 days.

  • Contact tracing only needs to occur in situations where individuals were not wearing a mask (for example, lunch, athletic competition, etc.).

Riverside Boys Basketball Is Starting!


14-15 -- 5th and 6th grade boys practice 3:45-5:15pm

16-17 -- Morning (7:45am) or after school. TBD

18 -- No school/No practice

21 -- No school/No practice

Once it is determined how many teams we have, a permanent practice schedule will be sent home notifying athletes if they will have morning or afternoon practice.

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Timberline Presents: The Little Mermaid

If you are looking for a fun evening for the whole family, consider attending this year's production of Disney's "The Little Mermaid". Timberline is pulling out all the stops to bring the magic of this Disney classic to their auditorium. If you haven't seen one of their productions - this is a great one for the whole family.

Feb. 16, 17, 18, 19 - all at 7:00 p.m.

On the 18th and 19th, the entire choir program will also put on a "Disney concert" in the cafeteria at 5:30 before the musical. Students will be in character costumes and will sing so your young ones can feel like they are at Disneyland.

Click here to get your tickets!

Job Openings at Just For Kids (JFK)

Just for Kids (JFK) is looking to fill multiple full time (benefit eligible at 25 hours per week!) and part time Child Care Provider positions across the district. Those hired who already possess a City of Boise child care provider license are eligible for a $100 signing bonus. Find more info about the full time benefit eligible and part time positions via the provided links. Thank you!

Upcoming Important Dates

Feb. 11 - Class Picture Day Order Here

No School Friday 2/18 and Monday 2/21 for President's Day

Follow Riverside PTO on Facebook

Did you know our PTO has a Facebook page? Follow us and get important updates about events and activities at our school: Riverside Elementary Falcons PTO, Boise
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Direct Give Form

This form provides details for how to donate to the Direct Give Campaign

Direct Give Campaign!

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Riverside PTO

Visit our PTO site for details about events taking place at school.


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BSD Everything is Possible Campaign

The BSD is launching the Everything is Possible Campaign. Check out the intro video and follow the district on Twitter @BSDEducation. Below you will find a video of one of Riverside's finest.