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Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students:

Hello! It’s time to get ready for the 2021-2022 school year at Riverside Academy. Our first day of school is August 18, 2021. Please be aware of the following changes to start and end times: Students are permitted in the building at 7:30 A.M., and must be in the building by 8:00 A.M. Dismissal begins at 3:25 P.M.

The Riverside Academy staff continues to focus on keeping students safe while implementing rigorous academic work and caring for the whole child. To that end, masks are optional but are strongly encouraged for those who have not been vaccinated.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for trusting us with your scholars. I can’t wait to get to know those of you who are new to the school. For those of you returning from last year, I’ve missed your smiling faces!

We’ve almost made it through a pandemic. Together we can make it through anything!

Ms. Elizabeth Lucas

Elizabeth Lucas, Principal

Ms. Elizabeth Lucas has 30 years of experience in education. During those years she has been an English teacher, an instructional coach, a dean of students, and an assistant principal. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Miami University. She received her principal’s license from Xavier University, and then returned to Miami for her superintendent’s license.

Community School

Riverside Academy is a public, community school. We are our own school district sponsored by the Ohio Council of Community Schools (OCCS) which provides oversight and enforces academic, fiscal, and legal accountability. We are managed by ACCEL Schools, a high performing network of over 50 charter schools located throughout the United States.

Community Schools (Charter Schools) offer families an alternative to the local public school. Community schools are tuition-free, open to all students in the county, and focused on meeting student needs for success. Community schools are among the top-performing schools in the nation. Read more about charter schools.