September Update

Superintendent Tim Mitchell

Hashtag: #WeRRiverside


Website: www.riversideschools.org

Facebook: Riverside Community School District

Twitter: Riverside Dawgs

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Website:www.riversideschools.org–Click Explore-Superintendent

Facebook: Tim Mitchell or Dr. Tim Mitchell

Twitter: tmitchell212

Instagram: tmitchell6885

WE Riverside

2021-2022 School Calendar-September


  • -1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Early Dismissal-Staff Development
  • -6: Labor Day, No School

2021-2022 Riverside School Calendar-Approved March 15, 2021

You can find a link on the www.riversideschools.org website or review the copy included this newsletter. Click on Explore – Click on 2021-2022 Riverside School Calendar Approved 3-15-2021

School Lunch Menu

Website: www.riversideschools.orgClick on Explore—Click on Dining

App: Click on Menu Button (Upper Left) – Click on Dining

Riverside School Master Event Calendar

Website: www.riversideschools.orgFind EVENTS-in the center of the page-Upcoming events are shown Click on “See All Events” to find all future events that are scheduled

App: Click on Menu Button (Upper Left) – Click on Events

Riverside Activities Calendar

Website: www.riversideschools.orgClick on Explore--Click on Activities

App: Click on Menu Button (Upper Left) – Click on Activities

COVID-19 Update-2021-2022 School Year – ESSER III (Return to School)

Website: www.riversideschools.orgClick on COVID-19 Information Page at the top center of the website

App: Click on Menu Button (Upper Left) – Click on COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Update-Mitigation Guidelines for the 2021-2022 school year

Students and staff should stay home if sick and self-isolate if they test positive for COVID-19

Face Coverings are a personal choice—District will support those who choose to wear a face covering

Face Coverings are encouraged for students, staff and visitors that are unvaccinated when indoors

Increased ventilation inside buildings, moving school activities outdoors when possible, and school vehicles operated with windows open when possible

Social Distancing-when possible (3-6 feet)

Routine hand washing and sanitizing

Avoid touching mouth and nose with hands

Cover coughs and sneezes

Enhanced cleaning on a regular basis

Encourage vaccination and provide access at Onsite Vaccination Clinics at school


A communication tool that allows Riverside staff to activate engagement across the community by providing two-way communication for updates, instruction, and more. It is convenient and accessible. It is text first and allows our staff to reach students and parents on the devices they already use. Text messages are more effective than voice calls. We know that 99% of test messages are opened, and 90% are read within the first few minutes. Download the Remind app on your phone today!!

Riverside Community School District Hall of Fame-Class of 2021

Induction Ceremony

It will be held on Thursday 9-16-2021 at 2:30 PM in the Auditorium at the Middle/High School at 18997 Hwy 59, Oakland, IA


Will be held on Friday 9-17-2021 at 2:00 PM-Inductees can choose to ride in a vehicle in the line-up. This year the Parade is in Macedonia, IA

Football Game

Will be held on Friday 9-17-2021 at 7:00 PM-Inductees will be introduced in front of the grandstands at 6:30 PM. All inductees Family and Friends are admitted free to the game.

Wylie Dewan Busse-Distinguished Graduate-Oakland Class of 1957

Delbert (Bert) Bailey-Distinguished Graduate-Oakland Class of 1979

David Weaver- Distinguished Graduate-Oakland Class of 1984

Mike Osborn- Distinguished Graduate-Carson-Macedonia Class of 1989

Maryann D’Angelo-Distinguished Graduate-Oakland Class of 1992

Stacey (Weaver) Cole- Distinguished Graduate-Oakland Class of 1992

1958 Carson-Macedonia Softball Team-Coach Ken Roberts – Team Members-Carol McKenzie, Jeanne Husz, Jacquie Smith, Kathy McMartin, Lila Phillips, Alice Rose, Sondra Smith, Virginia Bruning, Mary McMartin, Judy Christensen, Marilyn Fox, Nancy Smith and Linda Boruff

Bulldog POWER 2021-2022!!

These Bulldog POWER Simple Rules can still be utilized by you as you work from home:

Go out of your way to make the first and last interaction with your students and/or family members each day positive

Start each day writing down three things you are grateful for

Greet students regular through digital communication

Praise students each day-send at least one positive message each day-to students or parents-maybe other staff members who are isolated!!

Actively work to develop a relationship with each student/parent (utilize online tools)

  • Tell then about non-school related topics
  • Teach about their interests
  • Engage in activities with them
  • Tell hilarious stories – share inspirational stories – Do crazy things

Breathe-take two minutes each day to stop and breathe

Get at least 20 minutes of cardio each day

For two minutes each day-think/reflect on a positive experience from the last 24 hour

Call/Email Parents

It’s Everything Riverside, in your pocket.

Riverside Community School District has a mobile app that helps students, parents, and community members know what is happening right from their phones. We know that families are using smartphones as a primary means to communicate. That’s why we’ve created an app that is custom-built for mobile. On the app, you can find cafeteria menus, real-time sports scores, contact information for staff, and event information.

You can download the app for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Apptegy-New Riverside Phone App

To Download the NEW App:


Student, Parent, Employee and Activities Handbooks

We have a link on our website for easy access to our Handbooks. Handbooks are not distributed in hard copy unless they are requested. The following handbooks are available: Activities Handbook, Employee Handbook, Grade 6-12 Handbook, Grade PK-5 Handbook, Riverside Child Care Parent Handbook, and Riverside Credit Recovery Handbook.