School Services in the Elementary School

Full-time school counseling

Our full time school counselor is available to help students with any issues that may arise. Teachers may refer students or parents can request that their child see the counselor by contacting any staff member. Appointments are typically scheduled in advance. Additionally, our counselor teaches wellness classes in the Elementary School.

Before- and after-school care

Before- and after-school care is a fee-based service provided to parents and staff. Parents can schedule their children to use this service regularly or on a drop-in basis.

The safety of the children is paramount so 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- or after-school care.

Early morning care is available Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. at a cost of $3 per session. After-school care is available Monday – Friday from 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at a cost of $6 per session.

Parents can complete an enrollment form in the SchoolAdmin enrollment system.


Riverstone offers both morning and afternoon bus services. The fee to ride the bus is $50/month, which includes service to and from school. Please find both routes included below.

If you would like your child to ride the bus, please contact Melissa Parks.

The schedule and locations for morning pick up are as follows:
  • 7:35 AM Departs Riverstone House (1257 W River St)
  • 7:45 AM Departs tennis courts at Camel’s Back Park (1200 W Heron St)
  • 8:00 AM Departs Dona Larsen Park entrance on Warm Springs Avenue (across from Pioneer Cemetery)
  • 8:15 AM Arrival at Riverstone International School
The schedule and locations for afternoon drop off are as follows:
  • 3:40 PM Departs Riverstone International School
  • 4:05 PM Arrives Riverstone House (1257 W River St)
  • 4:15 PM Arrives Camel’s Back Park
  • 4:20 PM Arrive Downtown YMCA
  • 4:25 PM Arrive Dona Larson Park entrance on Warm Springs Ave

Elementary students will be escorted from their teachers to the bus by Tiffany Ponson, our Elementary School Teacher Assistant. Also, please be aware that we cannot wait to ensure that parents are meeting their child at the individual locations; please be a few minutes early to the scheduled arrival time if you are meeting your child at one of the stops.

Please note that residents of Barber Valley, southeast Boise, and Eagle may also use ValleyRide bus services. Route 18 to Harris Ranch provides three morning round trips and three afternoon round trips between the Harris Ranch area and downtown Boise. View the Route 18 Schedule here.


Most students bring lunch from home. We do not have microwaves in the Elementary School to heat food, and ask parents to send lunches that do not need heating.

We also offer an optional lunch program provided by Life’s Kitchen, a non-profit organization that provides food service training. We are proud to partner with them and to offer a healthy, non-processed option for our students.

Parents may choose specific days that they would like to order lunch for their students, but will need to do so prior to the start of the month and pay for the meals they are ordering for that month at the time they place the order.

How it works:

  • Life’s Kitchen will publish a menu with the lunch offerings for each month and a specific closing date by which orders must be placed for that month. Menus are typically posted four days before the start of a month with a closing date four days later. For example, the February menu will be posted on January 27 and you and your child(ren) will be able to choose February meals up until January 31. The same concept will be done for the following months.
  • Prior to the closing date, families may order meals for as many or as few days as they would like each month. Families will pay for the total number of meals they order for the month at that time.
  • A list with all of the children who have paid for hot lunch on a given day will be provided to the school so students may simply be checked off that they have ordered their lunch.
  • Once meals are ordered and paid for, families will not be able to add or subtract days, and refunds will not be provided due to absences, field trips, snow days, vacation, etc.

Sign up for hot lunches through Life’s Kitchen here. Our school code is 211-930.

Parents of Elementary School students may also sign their children up to receive milk through the School Admin enrollment system.