Please find important policies and procedures for our community included below.
*Updated Aug 2017
- Preschool – Grade 5 (8:30 AM – 3:30 PM)
- Grades 6 – 7 (8:20 AM – 3:20 PM with a daily 15 minute homeroom built in to the schedule)
- Grades 8 – 12 (8:20 AM – 3:05 PM)
Notify the school if you child will be absent
Our experience has shown that attending classes daily is one of the most important factors of being a successful student.
If your student will be absent, please notify the school as soon as possible.
Please contact Sarah Taylor in the Elementary School (208-424-5000 ext. 0) or Tanith Brown (via email) in the Middle and High School.
Middle and High School parents may submit attendance excusals by 9:00 AM the morning of absence via ManageBac at riverstone.managebac.com.
If a student has repeated absences or tardies, the Division Director will work closely with the student and their parents to rectify the problem.
Checking In or Checking Out Students
Parents must sign in students who are arriving late or sign out students who are leaving prior to the end of the school day.
Elementary parents should use the sign in/out sheets that are located by the Elementary School Director’s office.
Middle and High School students should be signed out on the clipboard by Kathleen Gilton’s office in the Middle School or by Andy Johnson’s office in the High School.
For the protection of your child’s classmates and staff, if any of the following signs or symptoms are present over the next school year, please keep your child at home for at least 24 hours after the last sign of symptom.
- Elevated temperature (100.0° or higher)
- Persistent headache
- Inflamed/sore throat
- Unexplained rash
When a student has a communicable disease, it must be reported to the school at once. Communicable diseases include: Chicken Pox, Head Lice, Impetigo, Pink Eye/Conjunctivitis, Ringworm, Scabies, Scarlet Fever, Strep Throat or Fifth Disease.
When the school becomes aware of students having been exposed to a communicable disease, the school will make every effort to contact families of the exposed students.
If a child becomes ill at school, or has any of the above symptoms, parents will be contacted in order to take their child home.
While your child is at school, Riverstone faculty and staff are prohibited from giving your child medications – including acetominophen, ibuprofen and naproxen sodium – without express written permission accompanying the medication in its original container. The permission must describe the dose the parents approve the school to administer.
Please provide the medication and permission to either James Hamilton-Vail in the Elementary School or Andy Johnson in the Middle and High School.
At Riverstone, we use ManageBac, an online tool specifically designed for planning, assessment, and reporting for International Baccalaureate programs.
In the Elementary School, teachers use ManageBac for curriculum planning and producing semester report cards. At the end of the first semester, new parents receive an email inviting them to create a ManageBac account so that they may view their child’s report card when it is posted.
In the High School, teachers use ManageBac for curriculum planning, communicating with students, evaluating student work, and producing semester report cards.
In the first weeks of school, new parents receive an email invitation to create their own ManageBac login. We encourage parents to regularly view their student’s attendance, assignments, and assessments. At the end of each semester, parents are notified when report cards are posted for viewing.
Visitor Sign In
All visitors to the school, including parents, guest speakers, alumni, and community members, must check-in and obtain a visitors badge at either the Elementary School or Middle School front desks.
Badges should be returned and visitors check out at the end of the visit. Thank you for your cooperation!
Preschool – Grade 5 Before and After Care Program
Before- and After-School Care is a fee-based service provided to Riverstone parents and staff. Parents can schedule their children to use this service regularly or on a drop-in basis.
*Please Note: Before Care will not start until Tuesday, Aug 29. After-care will be available on the first day of school, Monday, Aug 28. We will not provide Before- and After-School Care on teacher in-service days (Thursday, Oct 5 – Friday, Oct 6, 2017 as well as Monday, Apr 2, 2018).
The safety of the children is paramount and licensed childcare workers supervise all children. Only children paying for the service are permitted to be in the childcare classroom. Please note that enrollment agreements must be signed prior to your student utilizing Before- and After-School Care.
Before-School Care is available Monday – Friday from 7:30 AM – 8:15 AM at a cost of $3 per session.
After-School Care is available Monday – Friday from 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM at a cost of $6 per session.
Study Hall: After School Gym Foyer Supervision for Grades 6 – 12
Riverstone will continue to provide supervision in the gym foyer after school for students in Gr 6-12 between 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Monday – Friday.
Students on campus after 4:00 PM must be in the Gym Foyer unless in the direct supervision of a faculty member during an after-school activity or athletic program.
The foyer will provide students with a space to catch up on homework as well as a place where they can wait for practices or games to begin.
If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Berner.
After School Activities
Online Registration – All Riverstone clubs and teams will require parents to register or sign up online. Links will be made available and sent to families via the weekly newsletter. Information about specific activities is sent out the first few weeks of school.
Clubs and Club Fair – A Club Fair following the Fall Outdoor Trips will give students the opportunity to explore their options for each year. Club sign-up information will be sent out to families via the newsletter.
Social Events – Social events will include dances, movie nights, evening activities, occasional “meet-ups,” as well as events organized by the MS and HS Student Councils. Event dates throughout the school year are posted to the school calendar and will updated with additional details closer to the event. Please check it often to stay current on any upcoming events.
If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Berner.