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Dear Parents and Guardians,
Next week students will be participating in our winter mock assessment. Students in second through eighth grades will be tested in English, science, and math. We expect to see a lot of growth in our scholars!
Here is what you can do to help:
- Students need to be here every day to take the tests. If your student learns virtually, they must be logged on to their class through Canvas.
- Student should eat breakfast.
- Student should get a good night’s sleep. Seven to eight hours of sleep every night is recommended.
- Students should receive encouragement and come to school believing they can do well!
Ms. Lucas, Principal
Grab and Go Meals
Hybrid students will bring meals home every Wednesday.
Online families may pick up meals by pulling up to the kitchen door on the east side of the building. Pick up is on Thursdays from 12:00 P.M. to 1:30 P.M.
December 15-16 – Winter Mock Assessment for Grades 2 through 8
December 18 – End of 2nd Quarter
December 21 through January 1 – Winter Break – No School
January 4 – First Day of Third Quarter
We love all of our Riverside students! For our students that attend in person, we have several dismissal procedures in place to keep them safe.
- Walkers are dismissed at 3:15 P.M.
- Bus riders are called as the busses arrive.
- Students who are picked up are called as their rides arrive. Parents and guardians must stay in their cars, maintain one lane while waiting, and continue to pull forward when possible.
If a student needs to leave school early, a parent must come in and sign them out. Any time missed DOES count towards truancy. if you need to call the office regarding a dismissal change, please call before 2:45. We do not dismiss students between 3:00 P.M. and 3:15 P.M. Thanks!
With colder weather comes changes in what students want to wear in the building. However, coats and hoodies may not be worn. This is a Board policy that is explained in the Student-Parent Handbook. If students are cold, they may wear only solid colored white, gray, navy, black, or beige knitted cardigans or knitted pullover sweaters. Thank you for your help with this! If you have questions, please call me any time.
Student attendance affects academic success.
Ms. White – Traditional
Hello parents/guardians! We only have one week left until Winter Break! Please don’t forget to check your child’s progress on class dojo. You can also check class dojo for all classroom updates. For the week of Dec. 14 to Dec. 18, we will be working on the following: Sounding out long vowel words, sounding out words that we want to write/spell, narrative writing, place value review, money review, addition and subtraction review. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to email me at email@example.com
Ms. Zwirgzdas – Hybrid and Online
Only one week left before break! I want to remind and encourage you to reach out for any assistance you may need on student work before the end of quarter. I have also been sharing my screen during live sessions at the end of the recorded lesson. I am more than happy to meet you at school to help with accessing and submitting assignments if needed. I will still accept late work for credit, however the last day for me to accept student work is December 18.
This week both Kindergarten and First grade did their first writers workshop during our live session. In math Kindergarteners worked on reading picture graphs and counting on one more place. First graders continued lessons that dealt with probability, as well as skip counting by 10’s and 5’s using nickels and dimes.
One more week, lets finish strong before break!
Ms. Brown – Traditional
Hello Friends and Families,
I hope you are doing well and staying safe during this. This week the students will be working on mock assessments in both 2nd and 3rd grade. Make sure that they get enough sleep and have a hearty breakfast in the morning. We want all of our students to do well. We are revisting what stories are made of and the authors purpose in ELA. In 2nd grade the student are still trying to master place value while in 3rd the students are moving on the area and perimeter of shapes.
Hope you have a fantastic week!
Ms. Kenner – Traditional
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We have made it to the last week before winter break! We have a lot to get through this week. Monday students will have math tests. 4th grade will have a test over Greatest Common Factor and Least Common Denominator, while 5th grade will have a test over multiplying 3 digit numbers by 2 and 3 digit numbers. As far as holiday parties go, this will take place in the afternoon of December 18th. Students are welcome to bring in treats, as long as there is enough for everyone. There are currently 16 students. Continue to encourage students to read for 10-15 minutes a night, out loud! Thank you for your support!
English Language Arts
It’s an exciting time of year! It’s the conclusion of our first semester, and we get to show what we know this week! I love assessment time, because our students can show off all that we have learned! I especially look forward to reading the extended response questions because we’ve been working really hard on finding support for our answers in the text all school year long ( R.L6.1, R.L.7.1 & R.L.8.1) ! To help your student prepare for the tests review how to answer questions in the ACE format with them. You could ask them for sentence starters for each designation of ACE. For example: Tell me one way you can start your sentence when it’s time to explain your answer? How do you restate the following question: Write a paragraph discussing one character trait of the protagonist? Use the documents in the Resource module titled ACE infographic 1, ACE infographic 2, and ACE infographic 3 to provide support. I’m looking forward to seeing how far our students have grown!
Middle school math is going strong! One more week, and we’ve made it to the end of second quarter!! WOW! That went by fast. This final week before Christmas break, students will be wrapping up second quarter assignments and also taking the WINTER State Assessment. Assessments are happening on Tuesday and Wednesday for all traditional students, and have already begun for online and hybrid students. These are very important for us to gauge how students are doing, and more importantly, how we are doing as teachers. Please make sure your student gets plenty of rest the night before the test and comes to school in time to have a good breakfast. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! If you have any questions please let me know – Mrs. McConnell
We are coming down the home stretch of second quarter and second semester. The traditional students you guys are doing awesome for the most part. Hybrid and online students you need to check your modules every Monday to see your agenda of work. You need to be working through all your assignments daily and submitting work on a regular basis. On Wednesday December 16th I will be holding live session reviews for you last assessment of second quarter which will be December 17th. The 18th is the end of the quarter. If your assessment is not in by 230 on the 18th it will be an F. I know you are all capable of doing my work.
On to the week ahead. 6th Graders are working on renewable energy sources. 7th grade we are getting electric with circuits and electricity. 8th grade we are shaking things up a bit with Earthquakes all of your assignments this week are on Canvas.
As always if you need something email or call me at the school. Stay safe and healthy.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
This time of year is a good time to have your children practice writing a letter. You can have them make their own holiday card and have them write a poem or write a paragraph about a special memory inside the card. I’m sure relatives and friends would enjoy a homemade card. During the winter break is also a good time to practice their writing. Try having them keep a journal. Have them describe what the weather is like outside or describe how what their day looks like. It’s not for a grade, but just a great chance to improve their writing skills.
Please feel free to email or call us anytime with questions.
513.921.7777 ext 40904
We will start off with our normal stretches (arm rotations, push-ups, jumping jacks etc.) After stretching we will do our cardio/rhythm & dance. This is a fun activity for students. This part of the lesson is big on following directions. We do the cha-cha slide, freeze dance, and freestyle dancing as well.
This week we will learn different shooting and dribbling techniques. We will also play a game called knock out. We will continue to follow safety guidelines to keep staff, and students safe.
This week in Music class, students in grades 2-8 took a trip to Ireland to explore the country’s music and dance. They also met the famous rapper and musician, XXXTentacion. Kindergarten and first grade students got to learn about the viola this week. Next week, students can expect to hear lots of holiday music, and to do some art in music class! STUDENTS NEED TO BRING THEIR RECORDERS ON THURSDAY (12/17) INSTEAD OF FRIDAY (12/18) NEXT WEEK.