Riverside School eNews, Dec. 17, 2020
Thursday, December 17th, 2020

This Coming Week’s Events…

Friday, Dec. 18 – Tacky Sweater / Pajamas Day (via ‘virtual’ / online means)

Dec. 21-Jan. 3 – Winter Holiday Break (no school)

Upcoming Events…

Monday, Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day (no school)

Monday, Jan. 4 – Classes resume (in-person learning)

Tuesday, Jan. 5 – Robotics Club, 3:05 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 7 – Robotics Club, 3:05 p.m.-4:15 p.m.


Join Us for Online Holiday Fun Tomorrow (Dec. 18)
Prior to Winter Break

 PARENTS ARE INVITED TO JOIN THEIR STUDENTS for a super-sized Morning Assembly tomorrow. We will have a new Riverside Playhouse written by school Social Skills teacher Curtis Hofstetter, some holiday sing-a-longs, and yes, some festively funny corny jokes.

We also look forward to seeing some outrageously tacky clothing as part of Student Council’s designated Fun Friday. Please use this Zoom link to join in.


News and Notes

January 2021 Calendar
Please click
here for a schedule of events for the January 2021 at Riverside School

Riverside Hiring for a Language Fundamentals  Instructor Position
Come join our team! Riverside invites qualified individuals to apply for a Language Fundamentals instructor position at our school. Please click here to apply. 

Tacky Sweater  / Pajamas Day is Tomorrow (via virtual / online means)

Riverside’s Tacky Sweater / Pajamas Day is set for Jan 18 and will be via Zoom. Organized by Student Council, this is an occasion for light-hearted fun and
to make the holidays enjoyable…the way they were intended to be! All are invited to join in this fun activity and we look forward to seeing some creative ensembles!

Robotics Club Restart
Note: For Riverside students already participating in Robotics Club, with the anticipated resumption of the academic year, Robotics Club will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 5 and meet again on Thursday, Jan. 7 from 3:05-4:15 p.m.

 Parents’ Association Meetings
Please save the dates for Parents’ Association meetings in 2021, which are set
for Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10, April 14 and May 12—please make plans to join
us (a Zoom invite will be sent ahead of time). 

Interested in Inquiring About Admissions to Riverside?
 Want to change a child’s life forever and for the better? Do you suspect a family member, friend or loved one may be facing reading difficulties in school or dealing
with dyslexia. Riverside, Virginia’s most trusted school for students with dyslexia, has the people and resources in place to help.

An important ‘jumping off’ point is to complete the new admissions inquiry form on the Riverside website. This can be an important starting point for informational purposes before a Riverside administrator follows up via phone or in-person. Check out and complete the form by clicking here.

Riverside and the Richmond Symphony
 The Richmond Symphony has generously invited us to enjoy this beautiful and educational video until the end of the year (the password to view the video is: RDLpreview). Riverside music teacher Cori Bider shared a short part of this
video during music class today.



Development Update

 THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT (in all the forms it has taken) this year. Despite, and in many cases because of the challenges we have faced this year, I have been consistently reminded of the generosity and spirit of community that Riverside families, friends and faculty all exemplify.

Best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday break to you all!

— Leo Rohr
Director of Development 



from the desk of…
the Head of School

I WANT TO TAKE THIS SPACE TO WISH all of our Riverside families a very happy holiday season! This school is a special place with amazing teachers and students, and I couldn’t be more proud to serve as your principal.

Our plan remains to return to in-person instruction on Monday, Jan. 4. I promise to monitor the situation closely and let you know promptly if changes need to be made.

Take care, and I look forward to seeing you and your children in 2021!

— Hal Waller
Head of School


In Their Own Words

“I like art, painting and being creative.”

Hezekiah, student at Riverside School



Last Friday’s Corny Joke

Where do snowmen keep their money?

In the snow bank!


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