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Aug. 31 Riverdale Grade School News

Back-to-School Night

Thursday, Sept. 22 from 6:30-8 p.m

We are thrilled to be having a back-to-school night in-person event this year. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet teachers and staff, learn about the school year, and meet other parents. More information will be given as we get closer to the event. 


Picture Day is Coming

Picture Day is Tuesday, Sept. 20, with retakes on Tuesday, Nov. 1.
Order online at with Picture Day ID: EVTZBSRTP

How to Volunteer

To volunteer, please read and complete the information listed on our website. Volunteer spots are limited and will be based on teacher need.


Drop-Off/Pick-Up Protocols

During the first week of school only, parents/caretakers are welcome to walk their students into the building and classrooms at the beginning of the school day. Doors will open at 8:20 a.m. 


Walking Students

If your child walks to school, the back middle doors and front doors will open at 8:20 a.m., and they may enter from either set of doors. 

Bus Riders

If your child rides the bus to school, they will be dropped off in the north parking lot and will enter the building at 8:20 a.m. through the back middle doors.

Car Riders

Students who are driven to school may be dropped off in the south parking lot starting at 8:15. A staff member will be there to direct students to the back middle doors, which will open at 8:20.


Car Pick-Up

Students that will be picked up by car will be directed to the south parking lot to wait for their ride. K-2 students will be picked up first starting at 3:10 p.m. and 2:10 p.m. on Wednesdays. If your student is 3rd grade and above, please meet your student at 3:20 p.m./2:20 p.m. to help traffic flow. Car window signs with your student's name will help speed up this process. 

Walking Students

Students in grades 3-8 that will be walking home must communicate with the classroom teacher. K-2 students should not walk home unless with an older sibling and with clear plans and communication.

Bus Riders

Will be directed to and supervised while loading buses. Please communicate (K-4) what bus route number your child rides home with your classroom teacher.

Pick-Up at Doors

If you prefer to pick your student up in person, you can meet them at the back double doors outside the building. Younger students will remain with a teacher until a parent is present. 
*K-4 parents and caretakers, please communicate go-home plans with your teachers prior to the first day of school
Please email with any questions.


You can find many of these forms under the "Handbooks, Policies and Forms" section on the RGS website.
Should you have any questions, please contact Kendra Hawkins or Tanya Steele.

Healthy Habits Lunch Information 

If you are new to orgsonline, please create an account using 213RGSOROR, and check out our offerings! 
You will be able to continue ordering for September 12th thru September 30th until September 6th. There is more information on the orgsonline Message Board.


Instrument Rental Night is Sept. 7

Beacock Music will be hosting an Instrument Rental Night from 4:30 - 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the RGS Band Room. Instruments, rental contracts, music stands and cleaning kits will be available, saving you the trouble of going to a music store to rent an instrument for your student. 6th-8th graders are also welcome to attend to purchase new cleaning kits, which are recommended each year, or to rent instruments. Please email Marcus Herron at if you have any questions.

Important Dates

  • Monday, Sept. 5 - Labor Day (No School)
  • Monday, Sept. 6 - First Day for all kindergarteners
  • Wednesday, Sept. 7 - Band Instrument Rental Night from 4:30 - 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 20 - Picture Day
  • Thursday, Sept. 22 - Back-to-School Night from 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 7 - Inservice Day (No School)