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The Riverside Roar – March 29, 2021


Download The Riverside Roar for the week of March 29, 2021 (PDF)


We Want You Back!

If you haven’t already, please let us know if your scholar will be a Riverside Lion again next year! Let us know as soon as possible so we can hire enough staff to guarantee your scholar will have an in-person spot! Here’s what you do:

  1. Fill out this short form:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/riverside_reenrollment
  2. Send us a proof of residence (such as a utility bill) with your address and the date within the last 30 days. Even if you have provided this for us in the past, we need a new one.

Spring Break

March 22 through March 26th
Office hours: 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

It’s Testing Time!

All Riverside students in grades 3 through 8 will be taking the Ohio State Tests beginning the week of April 5th. Virtual students must come to the building to take the tests. If transportation is an issue, we will try to help. Please see the schedule below and let us know if you have questions or concerns.

For Ohio State Testing:

  • All virtual students must arrive by 8:00 A.M. on the day of testing and have a ride home at 10:30 A.M.
  • All students will receive breakfast. All virtual students will receive a lunch to go.
  • All students must wear masks and will receive temperature checks.


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.


Upcoming Events

March 29 – Pajama Day
March 30 – Dress Like a Teacher Tuesday
March 29 – Wacky Wednesday
March 29 – Throwback Thursday
April 2 – No School


Kindergarten and First Grade

Ms. Zwirgzdas 



Second and Third Grade

Miss DeLong 

Hello families! This week the students did an outstanding job turning in their assignments! I am very proud of all of them! If your child is absent, please make sure they are logging into their iReady at home for at least 15 minutes a day. Thank you. Have a fun and safe spring break!


Fourth and Fifth Grade

Ms. Kenner 

Hello Families,
This week in 4th and 5th grade, we continued reading the novel Holes. This is a book about a boy who is sent to a camp to dig holes as punishment, but finds the camp has more than meets the eye. We will be spending the next 5 weeks reading and writing the book as well as learning new vocabulary words. Students are doing a fantastic job tracking their Iready Minutes! The goal is to have 75 minutes (at least) by Friday in both math and reading (15 minutes a day). If your student is staying home but is not sick, I would encourage them to still get their minutes in at home.  Also, if you are interested in re-enrolling for next year, we will be giving out free long sleeve t-shirts to students who turn in their re-enrollment form and proof of address. It should be noted that proof of address should be something from the past 30 days. Students are writing explanatory pieces about their heroes! Thank you for all that you do!


Middle School

English Language Arts
Ms. Brents


Mrs. McConnell

Hello Middle school math families! The first week of 4th quarter has come and gone already and we are focused on practicing our skills to prepare for testing. As we head into spring break, please remember that students have access to targeted math practice from home. iReady math can be used for 15 minutes a day to keep skills sharp during the break. If you need help accessing it at home, please let me know. Have a great, and safe Spring Break!!

Social Studies
Ms. Charley

This week, the 6th Graders learned more about how monotheism has affected the Eastern Hemisphere. The highlight of the week was playing Jerusalem Twister. The 7th grade also played Jerusalem Twister, although they are currently focusing on the Crusades. They will complete a DBQ over the Crusades when we come back from Spring Break. The 8th grade continued to learn about our first presidents. They developed their acting skill when we did several roleplays (skits) to learn about major events. I hope everyone has a great Spring Break!

Mr. Voegele

Well we sprang ahead last weekend, and this weekend we officially move into Spring on Saturday! Which is the Equinox.  If you have a 7th or 8th grader they should know what that is. We have some VERY important events coming up.  The first has been since February and that is re-enrollment.  If you have not re-enrolled for next year or have not returned you proof of residence PLEASE do that ASAP.  We want to see your child next year here at Riverside Academy.  Secondly we have spring break next week, YEAH!  BUT rest up because after we come back from Spring Break it is spirit week and then STATE TESTING! We are now in fourth quarter look for your report cards and remember it takes a whole year of effort to get the grades you want (especially if you want that A).  So when we come back from spring break 8th grade will be finishing heredity, 7th grade will be floating in the tide, and 6th grade we will start Modern Cell Theory.   Have a great weekend and a restful break.  See you March 29th!


Intervention Specialists

Ms. Burns aburns@acariverside.com
Mr. Springer  tspringer@acariverside.com
Mrs. Frohlich cfrohlich@acariverside.com   

Hello! My name is Ms. Burns and I am the new Intervention Specialist here at Riverside. My job is to make sure my students are receiving the services and accommodations they need as documented on their IEP and I get the pleasure of working with them to achieve their academic and behavior goals! I also get the pleasure of walking alongside amazing families like yourself as an advocate and support to help ensure your child is getting the best education they can to become and achieve all that they can! I just wanted to take the time to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about me. I am originally from Lima, Ohio but I’ve traveled a lot in the recent years for school and with my family! I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education and am licensed to teach both. This is my third year teaching and I have previous full time experience working as a 3rd, 1st/2nd and 5th grade teacher as well as a reading specialist. I am passionate about education and guiding the next generation and I treat working with families as a true privilege and honor. I have a three-year-old daughter named Skylar. We recently moved to Cincinnati and enjoy to go on fun adventures like the park, the zoo and out for ice-cream! As for me I enjoy yoga, cycling, coffee and friends! I am so excited to work with Riverside!



Ms. Sargent

This week in Music class, students in grades 2-8 took a trip to Hungary to explore the country’s music and dance. They also met the famous star, Pink. Kindergarten and first grade students got to learn about the Tambourine this week. Next week, students can look forward to learning about the famous rapper, Drake.


Physical Education

Mr. Louis

Starting the 4th quarter this week, PE classes are finishing up lessons. Grades 6-8 are finishing up basketball by learning the importance of defense and reviewing the previous lessons. K-5 finished up balance and started basketball. Basketball is usually the most wonderful time of the year for students as it tends to be their favorite sport. Grades 6-8 also learned a new running game to increase their cardiovascular endurance.