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A Message from the Principal   Mascot Roadrunner

Dear Riverview Family,

I hope this letter finds you and your family well rested and recharged for the up coming school year. It is with great excitement that I welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year here at Riverview Elementary School.

I am excited to announce that we only have a couple of changes in our school staff for the upcoming school year. Additions to our staff are as follows:

Ms. Dotter-Begay – Head Custodian     Ms. Ermeling – 4K/Early Childhood Teacher                      
Please help me in welcoming these new faces to the Riverview family.

As safety and security are always our highest priority, we will be making a few adjustments to building routines to help improve the safety and security of our entire building. Please see below for new morning and afternoon routines when entering the building.

Improved Security Measures

  • Main entrance doors will be locked until 8:00am every day. Doors will be unlocked and students will be able to access the Multi Purpose Room (MPR) for breakfast, starting at 8:00 am every day.
  • Every morning portable barriers will be placed in the entryway by the main office, restricting students and parents to the office and MPR only.
    • If a parent needs to talk to a staff member, they will check in at the main office, and office staff will locate the staff member and have them meet down in the main office.
    • When students finish breakfast, they will exit the building, via the main entrance and walk around the South end of the building to access the playground.
    • The only students allowed on the back side of the portable barriers, before 8:30 am, will be Safety Patrol volunteers and those accompanied by Riverview Staff.
  • The portable barriers will be removed at 8:35 am every day.
  • At the end of the day, no non-staff adults will be allowed in the building unless they have checked-in in the main office and obtained a visitors pass.  

These changes will take place starting the first day of school. The driving force behind the changes being made is improved safety and security for all of our students and staff here at Riverview Elementary School. I want to thank you for understanding.   

*Because of these new security measures, I am asking all parents to please take beginning of the year photos during open house, on the playground or next to our new sign by the main entrance.

As always, I encourage you to consider joining our school volunteer program as our students can greatly benefit from your involvement and contributions to the school’s program and its operations. If you intend to visit your child’s classroom or accompany them on field trips during the 2018-2019 school year, I encourage you to visit the following web page and complete the appropriate documents:     

Doing so will ensure that all expectations are met, prior to your visit.

I am proud to be part of the Riverview Elementary family and thank you for your partnership as we work together to advance your child’s learning. Again, welcome to what will be another wonderful year of learning at Riverview School!


Andrew J. Place


Riverview's Vision Statement

Riverview Elementary School fosters educational excellence where all students can achieve their full potential in a challenging and engaging environment. We help students develop social/emotional skills that will promote success throughout their lives. Our professional, committed, and nurturing staff, in partnership with parents and the community, maintains high expectations and encourages students in becoming life-long learners. 

~Adopted Monday, November 2014

Riverview's Current Goals:

GOAL #1 By June 1, 2019, 60% of students in grades 3-5 will score Proficient or advanced in ELA, on the 2018-19 Forward Exam.  
By June 1, 2019, 60% of students in grades 3-5 will score Proficient or Advanced in Math, on the 2018-19 Forward Exam.
GOAL #3 By June 1, 2019, Riverview will see a 10% reduction in BTFs from 1152 to 1037.