Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! As the new school year gets underway, I want to welcome you as our partner in your child’s education. At Riverton School, we truly value your involvement and collaboration with your child’s education. We look forward to working together to help your child succeed in school and the future.
The start of a new school year is a great time to be reminded of student safety. Arrival and dismissal can be hectic times of the day at school. For safety reasons, it is important that everyone follow the same procedures for arrival and dismissal of students every day. Here are some tips for making morning drop off and end of day pick up run smoothly:
· Riverton School hours are 8:20-2:50. Breakfast is served in classrooms between 8:05-8:20. Students may NOT be dropped off before 8:05. There is no adult supervision before 8:05. If you need childcare before or after school, please call the City of Portland Recreation at 808-5400.
· During drop-off and pick up times, please use the parent loop at the far end of the school building. Drop-off should be a kiss-and-go. If parents need to park, please pull into a parking space to allow for a smoother traffic pattern for others.
The front doors are for bus students only during drop off and pick up times.
Please be sure to obey all the speed limits on and surrounding the school grounds to keep students safe during drop off and pick up.
Please notify the school office if there are changes to your child’s regular dismissal plans as early as possible, but NO LATER THAN 1 PM. After this time, the message might not make it to the teacher and child. Any changes require a parent/guardian to contact the school through note, email or phone call (874-8210).
· For safety and security reasons, we are asking all students to say goodbye to their caregiver outside the school, so that students can walk to class independently. Any adult who wishes to visit a classroom must sign in at the main office, and wear a visitor’s badge. Also, the school door is locked each day at 8:40. Please press the doorbell on the wall to the left of the door to be let inside, and come to the office. The minor inconveniences these procedures may present are a small price to pay for our school’s safety and security.
Also, please let us know if someone other than you will be picking up your student. When someone comes in to pick up a student who is not known or recognized by staff, we will not release the student to that person until we have confirmation from the parent/guardian that they have permission to dismiss your child. If they are on the contact list, but not someone that is recognized, they will be asked to show an ID.
Please join us for a fun, family- friendly informational event called Food Fuels Learning on September 16, from 6:00-7:00 in the cafeteria. There will be delicious food provided by Wayside Food Programs, fabulous speakers, including Superintendent Xavier Botana, and some interactive activities . You will learn about Maine Harvest of the Month program and hear updates from all of our community-based action groups about their food security work.
Wednesday, September 11, Early Release- 1:50 Dismissal
Friday, September 13, Spirit Day! Wear your Riverton colors
Monday, September 16, Learning Works starts, 2:50
Thursday, September 19, PTO meeting in Media Center, 5:30
Wednesday, September 18, Early Release- 1:50 Dismissal
Wednesday, September 25, Early Release- 1:50 Dismissal
Friday, September 27, Happy Wheels Night
Mrs. Ann Hanna