- Step 1 - Annual Data Verification
- Step 2 - Elementary Transportation Form
- Step 3 - Pay School Fees
- Step 4 - Back-to-School Fair
- Step 5 - Sign up for Elementary Assessment Conference
Annual Data Verification for families will be open from Monday, July 31st through Friday, August 11th. Watch for an email when the portal is open, then lease login to your PowerSchool Parent Portal and scroll down on the left side menu to Annual Data Verification. You must complete the verification for each student.
Annual Data Verification includes:
- Verifying and updating contact information
- Updating Annual Health History
- Reviewing updated district handbooks, and agreements
- Pay school fees
If you are having trouble or do not have your PowerSchool Parent Portal set up,
please email email@example.com with your child's name.
If you are a new family that enrolled after July 4th, you will not need to complete the data verification.
Are you a new student that has not yet enrolled into the district? Click here for new enrollments.
Please click here and complete the transportation form with information for each day how your child will TYPICALLY leave school at the end of the day. Please mark all that apply per day if it varies.
If your child typically takes the bus but might be parent pick up from time to time, please only mark the bus option. You will need to send a note or call the school on the random days you wish to pick up.
Please note - if your child will not be taking the school bus, we will remove them from the route to better streamline the bus schedules. If at any time you wish your child to be reinstated for the bus, simply call the school 3 business days before they would like to start.
Kid INC: Due to staffing issues, Kids Inc will be held in the morning and evening at Ben Franklin. Students from Riverside will be shuttled between the schools in the morning and afternoon.
2023-2024 School Fees
- Registration Fee - $85
- 3rd Grade Supply Fee - $7.50 (includes white binder, assignment notebook and Wednesday folder)
- 4th Grade Supply Fee - $11.75 (includes a red binder, blue binder, assignment notebook and Wednesday folder)
- 5th Grade Supply Fee - $11.75 (includes a red binder, blue binder, assignment notebook and Wednesday folder)
School fees will be available to play through the PowerSchool portal after you complete your online registration.hi!
For detailed fee payment instructions please click here.
To pay your school fees online, please click here.
PAY SCHOOL FEES
If you have already completed the online data verification, but did not pay your fees, you can return to pay your school fees online, by visiting www.FallsSchools.org/parents
We are encouraging parents to pay their school fees online. If you prefer to pay in person, please contact your school office. If you have problems pay school fees please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Back to School Fair Dates: August 16th 12pm-7pm + August 17th 8am-4pm
Location: High School
Here you will be able to:
- Have your child's school picture taken - click here to preorder photos
- Pay School Fees by cash or check - exact amount only. Please put into a separate envelope with the student name on the outside.
- Drop off any health room forms - Please put any forms or health care plans into an envelope with the student name on the outside.
- View your child’s class lists
- If you cannot attend the Back to School fair, please email email@example.com
The Elementary Assessment Conference will be Thursday, August 31st and Friday, September 1st. Students can sign up for a 30 minute conference time to meet their teacher and to have a math and reading assessment before school starts. This allows more time for the teacher to better prepare the classroom at the beginning of the year.
If you are unable to attend one of these conference times, the teacher will do the assessments during the day once school begins.
Please make sure to scroll through the sign up to find the correct teacher name.
- Bus Routes and Transportation Information
- Teacher Assignments/Class Lists
- Back to School Photos
- Health Care Plans and Forms
- Riverside School Supply List
- District Calendars
- School Nutrition
- Frequently Asked Questions
Bus routes are available to view online in mid August. Please visit our Transportation Section on the website.
The login and password for the online Versa Trans system to view bus routes is your home phone number with no dashes. (ex. 2622558484).
Back to School photos will be taken during the Back to School Fair. All ordering and proof approval will be done online.
To receive an email when your images are ready to view online: go to vipis.com, enter your school name, select “School Portraits”, and fill in the search fields. (A student ID number will be required.) Or, you can search for your gallery after photo day. You’ll be able to select your image for your yearbook, and purchase portraits. All orders will be delivered to your home. If you need further assistance, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org”)
In the online data verification, if you indicated any prescription or non prescription medication that is required to be taken at school, or if you indicated any medical conditions that require a care plan, please visit our District Nurse page to get the necessary required documents completed.
All forms need to be filled out and resubmitted at the beginning of every school year. It is important that these forms be submitted before the first day of school.
Completed forms can be emailed to email@example.com. Please include your student name and "HEALTH FORMS" in the subject line of your email.
If you pre-ordered School Supply Packs, they will be delivered to your child's classroom for the first day of school.
If you pre-ordered School Supply Packs and you want to pick them up before school starts, you can pick them up from your child's classroom during your conference on August 31st or September 1st. If you are coming outside of a scheduled conference, please contact your student's teacher to coordinate a pick up time.
Click here to see the Riverside School Supply List. These lists should also be available at Menomonee Falls area stores in the school supply sections.
School Breakfast and Lunch Program
Menomonee Falls School District participates in the federally funded National School Breakfast Program (NSBP) and the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) to ensure that students receive nutritionally balanced, low-cost, or free lunches for eligible children each school day.
LINQ Connect Account Management
School Nutrition lunch accounts are managed through LINQ Connect and can be accessed at https://linqconnect.com/ or the LINQ Connect app from your device’s app store. Transaction history and account balances can be managed once an account is created and students are linked to the account.
Account Payment Information
Payments can be made to students’ School Nutrition accounts in several ways.
- Check made out to SDMF School Nutrition
- Electronic payment via LINQ Connect
Please include student names and ID’s on the payment to ensure that payment reaches the correct account. Cash or checks can be dropped off in the front office of any of the six school buildings’ main offices. Payments can take up to two business days to reach students’ accounts. Linq Connect does have a convenience fee associated with this payment method but funds will be available as soon as payment is processed.
Account balances must remain positive to allow students to make a la carte purchases which include extra entrees, incomplete meals, milk only, or snacks that are available at the middle and high school levels. Notifications of low account balance are sent from LINQ Connect once account balances fall below $5. Negative balance notifications are sent via email two times each week for each student listed on the family account. Account balances greater than $100 negative will receive letters regarding collection of the amount due and any account not having a payment plan or being brought current by the end of the current school year will be sent to collections.
Free & Reduced Meals Applications
Applications for the school’s Free and Reduced-Priced Meal program are available on the School Nutrition web page and must be submitted for approval or denial each school year. Applications are accepted at any point in the school year, but benefits begin on the day applications are processed and benefits are assigned. Any negative balances or charges applied to a students’ account prior to application approval will be the responsibility of the parent or guardian.
Menus & Food Allergies
Menus are posted each month on the School Nutrition webpage. A link for nutrition information and the main 8 allergens are listed on the menu each month. SDMF is an allergy aware environment and products containing peanuts or tree nuts are not served, however products may have been produced or packaged using equipment that processed or packaged products that contain peanuts or tree nuts. Any other food substitutions for a food allergy or special diet needs require a care plan signed by a licensed medical professional to be on file with the School District.
For more information, including meal pricing and menus visit the School Nutrition District webpage.
When will we know who my student's teacher is?
Teacher assignments will be emailed to parents in the middle of August. The exact date will be posted when we are closer to it.
How does drop-off and pick-up work at Riverside? What if I have a student at both Riverside and Ben Franklin?
The drop-off and pickup times at Riverside are busy times and safety is our number one priority. Please watch this brief video outlining our procedures.
If you have students at both Riverside and Ben Franklin, we suggest that you pickup at Ben Franklin first and then come to Riverside. Please be patient the first few weeks of school as families and students get used to the routine. All students are typically picked up and buses were loaded and on their way home typically within 15 minutes of dismissal.
We require that all students be picked up by 4:00 pm. (2:45 on Wednesdays) We understand that sometimes parents might be late, so just give us a call. However if the student is being picked up late more than just a few times, we will ask that you enroll them into an after school program.
Who do I contact if my child will be absent?
If the absence is scheduled in advance, please send a note with your child with the child's full name, teacher name, date and reason for the absence. If your child is ill or going to be late to school, please leave an absence voicemail before 9:00 am by calling 262-255-8484.
What is the difference between being tardy or leaving early vs being marked absent?
Students who arrive more than 30 minutes late, or leave more than 30 minutes early will be marked with a 1/2 day absence. If they arrive or leave within that 30 minute window, they will be marked Tardy or Left Early.
If a student leaves in the middle of the day for an appointment and then returns, they will be marked with a 1/2 day absence if they are gone longer than 30 minutes..
How do I let the school know that my child will be late, will be leaving early or there is change to their end of day routine?
Please send a note with your child with the date, child full name, teacher name and the pick up details. If there is a change that needs to be made during the day, please call school at 262-255-8484 before 3 p.m. if at all possible. Last minute requests can be disruptive to the classroom and should be avoided if possible. To minimize the loss of learning time for students and congestion in the office, we will call students to the office AFTER you arrive at the school to sign them out. Please plan accordingly and allow at least five minutes for students to arrive to the office after you arrive.
Is there after or before school care at Riverside?
Students may be dropped off at school no earlier than 8:30 a.m. and must be picked up by 4:00 pm. If students need before or after school care, the CE&Rec department runs the Kids Inc program. For more information and to sign up, please visit the CE&Rec website.
Many of the local area day cares also provide shuttle service for students to Riverside.
When will the school office be open? What if I have other questions related to Back to School?
The Riverside office will be open during the summer, but please email to make sure someone is at the desk when you arrive. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 262-255-8484 x0. You can also contact the district office at 262-255-8440.