Back to School

We hope you had a wonderful summer.
We are excited to kick off the 2022-2023 school year!


 Back to School Checklist


If you have a kindergartener or you are new to Riverside School, attend the PTA New Family Reception during the Kindergarten and New Family Orientations on Wednesday, August 31st. 


 Make note of start times on the first day of school. Kindergarteners will begin their first day of school at 9:45am. All grade 1-5 students will arrive at the usual time (8:30am-8:45am). Grade-specific entrances and exits will be similar to last year except that Grade 1 students will enter through the main door.  Please see Mr. Weiss’s welcome back letter for specific information.


 Return required forms sent by Principal Weiss – All documents can be accessed on the school website’s “Back to School” page.


 Update directory info and join the PTA through RIVPTA.ORG. Log in to update (or create an account and enter) family contact information. With PTA membership, you get access to the Riverside School online directory. By registering on RIVPTA.ORG (and downloading the companion Membership Toolkit app to your Apple or Android device), you receive info via email and/or app notifications, receive volunteer reminders, access calendars and more.


 Attend the PTA Volunteer Fair. Please stop by our Welcome Back Volunteer Fair in the school’s cafe this Friday, September 2nd anytime between 9:00am-10:00am. Join the PTA, sign up to volunteer for a committee, purchase Riverside School apparel, or just catch up with friends. 


Review the safety procedures for morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up by reading the “Rules of the Road”.  Make sure to sign and return your copy to the front office.  You can also sign up for daily Safety Duty volunteer shifts to help during drop-off.


Check out the Fall 2022 AFTERS Offerings - Registration will open on Wednesday, September 7th at 7:00am. More information to come around the start of school.


 Register for the Early Morning Program if you are interested in an option for Riverside students prior to the start of the regular school day. An enrollment form must be completed for each child before s/he can attend.


Please Save the Date for Riverside's Fall Fundraiser on Saturday, October 15th. This year we will be celebrating in the private event space at The Village in Stamford.


 Thanks to a government grant, school lunches will continue to be FREE for all students at the start of the school year. The district does not expect this to last for the full school year.  Supplemental items, such as bottled water and snacks, will be charged to lunch accounts. If your child plans to purchase these items, please add money to his/her MySchoolBucks account. The school will provide more information about this year’s lunch ordering process soon.  


 Get a Riverside Red Shirt and other cool Riverside school spirit gear. You can purchase Riverside Spirit Wear at the Volunteer Fair on Friday, September 2nd. The online Spirit Store will be opening soon…we’ll let you know when it does!


 Add these upcoming dates to your calendar:

  • Friday, September 2nd – PTA Volunteer Fair in the cafe from 9:00-10:00am
  • Wednesday, September 7th at 7:00am - Afters Registration opens
  • Wednesday, September 28th – School Photos Day
  • Thursday, October 13th (evening) – School Open House
  • Saturday, October 15th – School Fundraiser (parents only)
  • See RIVPTA.ORG or the Membership Toolkit app for dates of all PTA events
  • View the GPS District Calendar and note important school dates and holidays


 The Riverside PTA uses this website for communicating all current and important information. Once you register on, you can: 

  • Receive important communications via email and/or Membership Toolkit app notifications (which  can be retrieved at any time by going to My Account > My Messages)
  • Sign up to volunteer, and get reminders sent automatically
  • Be in the know with full access to the Riverside PTA Calendar
  • Become a Riverside PTA member by joining the PTA (separate from volunteering for the PTA)
  • Complete your directory information (for PTA members only)
  • Access the directory online or on the Membership Toolkit app (for PTA members only)
  • Access My Page, your personal dashboard for everything linked to your account - Field trips, ticket purchases, forms, etc.

MyPage: Parent Dashboard

Create or update your login today and access MyPage, your personal dashboard to buy tickets, volunteer and much more!

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