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The students of Mrs. Varadarajan's class shared their favorite Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. quotes and then decided to create an interactive bulletin board to share these words of inspiration with the school. There was a lot of buzz around the bulletin board not only around which was the most popular quote but also how powerful words can be to inspire an entire community.

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As part of Giving Tuesday, Ms. Solovay's third grade class at Riverside had a nice surprise for teachers and students.

"Our class wanted to give back to Riverside with their hearts," said Ms. Solovay. Each student made several Positivity Notes and pictures to help brighten the day of teachers and students. They "secretly" just taped them to every door around Riverside.

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Come to the Riverside Fall Picnics so that your children can play with their classmates and you can meet Riverside friends new and old!

All picnics will take place 5 to 7 PM at the Riverside playground. Please bring a blanket/food. While we cannot serve food due to covid protocols, we'll provide  pre-packaged snacks for the children. 

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As the final days of summer fade away, I hope that you all share the excitement of a new school year, gratitude that we are all back in the building as a school family,  and confidence in our commitment to providing a safe and healthy educational experience for our children.   Riverside Elementary School has a powerful tradition of excellence and our staff members look forward to working collaboratively to continue building on the best foundation.

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Ebony Lattimer has been selected to be the new principal of Riverside School and will step into the principal's position on August 23. Ms. Lattimer has served as principal of the Titusville Academy for more than four years, and for the last eight years she has also been an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

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Student technology devices will be collected by the end of the year for Grades 5, 1 and PK only. Please bring your devices and chargers for collection on the following dates: 

Grade 5 (Chromebooks) - Thursday June 17
We will be collecting the Chromebooks from all of the fifth-grade students. When they return to the district in the fall for middle school, they will receive a MacBook at the beginning of the school year.

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We look forward to welcoming many of our students back to in-person instruction this week after a long stretch of remote learning along with the winter break.  A few key reminders as we head back to school tomorrow:

* First, it is imperative that all families and staff members follow all guidelines related to travel, quarantining, and contact tracing as those measures are essential for us in maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment.  Should you have any specific questions about protocols -- specifically when your child(ren) may need to stay home -- please reach out to our school nurse Sarah Gooen-Chen.

Read Post about Riverside Information for the Week of January 19
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Dear Riverside Families,

As we head into the long holiday weekend, I have a few important announcements and reminders to share...

* Next week (November 30 - December 4), all PPS schools will operate entirely remotely, and our daily schedule will be reverting to the one that we used in September and early October before launching the hybrid model. Your child(ren)'s teacher(s) will be providing the information that you need for their classes that week.

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October 20, 2020

Dear Riverside Families,

First and foremost, I am writing to share the good news that our COVID case that came to our attention last Friday evening has turned out to be a “false positive” from a rapid test.  Over the last couple of days, the child has now tested negative with two separate follow up PCR tests (those that take longer but are more accurate), and we received final confirmation of that news late last evening.

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