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Greetings from Riverside Elementary School.  Riverside is an outstanding school with terrific students, engaged staff and supportive parents located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Brainerd, MN.  Riverside is the educational home for approximately 600 kindergarten through fourth grade students and employs over 100 highly qualified teachers and educational assistants.


Our school is proud of our student achievement and focuses on providing each learner with the individualized assistance they need to succeed.  The 2016-17 school year is the first year Riverside will be a school-wide Title I school. The Title I grant opportunity will allow Riverside more flexibility in how the Title I funds will be used to benefit all students.  We will be providing more information through newsletters and parent information nights.


In addition to an academic achievement focus, Riverside encourages learners to live healthy lifestyles by providing daily physical education classes, recess, as well as creative classroom energizers.  Riverside also addresses emotional and behavioral health through our School Wide Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS) program.


If you are looking for ways to support Riverside please inquire with your child’s teacher or the main office on ways you can volunteer your time and talents.  We have a Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO) that meets the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30.  I would encourage all families to check out this great organization and see how you can get involved. You can also check out our schedule of events on the Riverside website at www.riverside.isd181.org or by finding us on Facebook.


Please feel free to stop in, call or email.


Together in Education,

Jonathan Clark