- Step 1 - Annual Data Verification
- Step 2 - Elementary Transportation Form
- Step 3 - Pay School Fees
- Step 4 - Back-to-School Fair - August 19
- Step 5 - Sign up for Elementary Assessment Conference
Annual Data Verification for families will be open from Monday, August 16th through Thursday August 26th. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
NOTE: The CDC is requiring face masks on all public transportation, which includes the school bus.
2021-2022 School Fees
- Registration Fee - $75
- 3rd Grade Supply Fee - $7 (includes white binder, assignment notebook and Wednesday folder)
- 4th Grade Supply Fee - $8.50 (includes 2 white binders, assignment notebook and Wednesday folder)
- 5th Grade Supply Fee - $8.50 (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.
For detailed fee payment instructions please click here.
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 email@example.com
Thursday August 19 - 3:30 - 7 p.m.
Our annual Back-to-School Fair will be held on August 19th from 3:30 - 7:00 pm, Here you will be able to:
- Have your child's school picture taken - click here to preorder photos
- Pick up a School Supply Pack if you pre-ordered one
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Elementary Assessment Conference will be Monday August 30th and Tuesday August 31st. 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 on line 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).
NOTE: The CDC requires face masks on all public transportation, which includes the school bus.
Back to School photos will be taken on August 19th 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 email@example.com”)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 available to be picked up at the Back to School Fair. School supplies that are not picked up will be delivered to the students classroom for the first day of school.
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.
Lunch and Breakfast
For 2021-22 School Nutrition breakfast and lunch information, including the Free & Reduced Application, managing your student's lunch balance and making payments online, please go to the School Nutrition webpage at: https://www.fallsschools.org/divisions/school-nutrition
You may also contact the School Nutrition department at 262-250-6462 or 262-250-6461 if you need assistance in creating your Wordware account, making online payments or completing a Free & Reduced Application.
Click here to visit our School Nutrition Page
When will we know who my student's teacher is?
Teacher assignments will be emailed to parents after August 13th.
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 be open during the summer, but please email to make sure someone is at the desk when you arrive. Please email email@example.com or call 262-255-8484 x0. You can also contact the district office at 262-255-8440.