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(801)452-4540  |  1160 West 4400 South, Ogden Utah 84405

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Riverdale Elementary School

Principal-Lindsay Baird

Head Secretary-Jessie Smith

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Contact Information

Main Office-801-452-4540
Lunch Room-801-452-4509

Bell Schedule

School start times are listed below.  There is a 5-minute tardy bell after the listed start time.  Students need to be in their classrooms by the tardy bell or they will need to sign in at the office and receive a tardy slip before heading to their classroom.

AM Kindergarten

8:25AM-11:20AM M, T, TH, F

8:25AM-10:20AM Wednesdays

PM Kindergarten

12:20PM-3:10PM M, T, TH, F

11:20AM-1:10PM Wednesdays

Grades 1-6

8:25AM-3:10PM M, T, TH, F

8:25AM-1:10PM Wednesdays

Attendance Expectation for Parents and Students

Attendance is crucial to the success of students. It is the expectation of the school administration that every student attend school on time, every day unless illness or a family emergency prevents the student from participating in the learning environment. The purpose of education is to teach students academic and social skills while preparing them to be responsible members of society. In order for the faculty and staff to be able to accomplish this, each student must attend school regularly. The following is the attendance policy for Riverdale Elementary:

  • If a student arrives to school after 9:00, students must check in at the office.
  • Parents must call the main office to report an absence.
  • The school may require the parent to provide documentation of the reason for the absence(s).
  • After 5 absences, the teacher will contact the parent and an attendance letter will be sent home.
  • After 10 absences, an attendance letter will be sent home and the parent will be required to meet with the teacher and school administration to create a plan to remediate the attendance concern.
  • After 15 absences, a certified letter will be sent home and the school administration will notify the WSD Student Services department.
  • A parent may be charged with Educational Neglect under the Utah Code 78A-6-319 Educational neglect of a child”

         

Behavior Plan (School Wide)

          The mission of Riverdale Elementary is “Enriching all, Maximizing Individual Potential!” Our approach to school-wide discipline is to be preventative. When students engage in an inappropriate behavior, the incident is treated as a teaching opportunity. Restorative practices will be used to allow students to correct the mistake they made. We want our students to come to school, feel safe, and be ready to learn. It is our expectation that students will demonstrate prosocial behaviors to create a safe learning environment.

School Expectations:

  1. Follow directions the first time given
    1. Look at the person, say OK, and do it.
  2. Keep your hands, feet, mouth, and objects to yourself

School-Wide “What If” Chart

Positive Consequences

Negative Consequences

Verbal Praise

Individual Classroom Reinforcer Recess

CARE bucks

CARE activities

CARE store

Lunch with the Mayor

●      Parent Contact

●      Roadrunner Alert

●      Restricted Recess (Non-seclusionary Time Out-Number of recesses is determined at staff discretion)

●      Think Time with CARE Plan Reflection-Parents Notified

●      Behavior Contract with WIG (Wildly Important Goal) and tracker- Parents Notified

●      Restitution/Work Detail-Parents Notified

●      In-School Suspension (to be served the day after the incident)- Parents Notified

●      Out of School Suspension- Parents Notified

●      Any other Tier 2 strategies that would be appropriate

 

Proactive Tools/Strategies

  • Have posted rules/expectations
    • Review daily for the first month or so of school then you can taper off
  • Structured Daily schedule
  • “I Can” statements
  • Explicitly teach and re-teach expectations/rules
  • Positive reinforcement system
  • Teacher Student Relationships
  • “What If” chart
  • High rate of Opportunities to Respond (Individual and Group)
  • Leadership Circles-
    • Empathic Listening
    • Give and receive compliments
    • Teach Problem Solving
    • Teaching Empathy
    • Personal Reflection
    • Critical Thinking
    • Self-Control

School-Wide Positive Behavior Supports

CARE BUCKS

When a student demonstrates one of the CARE prosocial behaviors, a student may be given a CARE Buck. Teachers should write the student’s name on the CARE buck and circle the CARE behavior the student demonstrated. CARE bucks are collected and used at the school store or to participate in CARE activities with the principal and/or staff. Students will receive two copies. They will keep the white copy at school and take the yellow copy home. Students should show their CARE buck to their parent and explain what they did to earn it.

Additionally, students will be able to exchange CARE Bucks for items in the CARE Store or for activities with the principal and/or staff members.

Roadrunner Care Tracks

Roadrunner Care Tracks is a path to peace for students as they practice skills for managing problems with other students or even staff or faculty.  It can be used with students instead of an Alert infraction outside of the class or can be used in the classroom at the teacher’s discretion. If the students can work out their own problems they can avoid infraction.

Second Step Problem Solving Steps:

Teacher/Staff can use the STEP Problem Solving Steps to resolve conflict:  S – Say the problem without blaming, T – Think of solutions, E – Explore consequences, P – Pick the best plan.

Management of Inappropriate Behaviors

 

Classroom Managed:

Unprepared

Teacher:

●       Precision Requests

●       Connect with student-offer cool down/break area

●       Communicate with student-Identify feeling

●       Collaborate with student- Re-direct behavior through providing reasonable choices/options 

o   Think Time in another classroom (follow Think Time Procedures)

●       If behavior persists, call home with student at the first break.

o   If instruction cannot continue, have an aide cover the class and call home.

▪        Call the office and have them call an aide to your room.

●       If behavior continues it becomes an Office Referral.

Calling out

Classroom Disruption

Refusal to follow directions

Put downs

Refusal to work

Inappropriate tone or attitude

Dress Code

Other

Office Managed:

Weapon

Teacher:

●        Fill out Office Referral Form

o   Attach CARE Plans if it is a repeated Classroom Managed behavior.

Administrator:

●       Determines consequence

●       Provides teacher feedback.

Fighting

Aggressive physical

Stealing

Threats

Ongoing harassment of others

Truancy

Smoking/Drugs/Alcohol

Vandalism

Leaving school

Ongoing foul language at student or staff

3 offences for Classroom Managed behavior

 

Roadrunner Alert

A Roadrunner Alert is for staff/faculty to give to students outside of the classroom who are not following the rules, procedures, or our CARE motto.  Please fill out the Alert and give to the student’s teacher.  Teacher will have the option to send the Alert home to be signed and returned.  Teacher will give principal the white copy.  If student receives three Alert infractions, then they will need to meet with counselor or staff during lunch recess to relearn skill. Teacher will collect 5 Care Bucks from them.  If Alert infraction is “Office Managed” then teacher will send student directly to the office with Referral.  Alerts tracked for interventions.

 

Use of Other Consequences  

The use of CARE Plan is not viewed as the only response to disruptive behavior.  Use it with flexibility and other school and classroom strategies (proximity control, eye contact, colored cards, etc.) and consequences.  CARE Plan is a powerful enough response to most minor disruptive behaviors.  However, additional contingencies such as principal intervention, parent contacts, counseling, etc. are established in the case of chronic disruptive behavior or challenging behavior.  Other consequences might include missing special assemblies and/or activities.

Bullying Clause:

Bullying, cyberbullying, and retaliation are actions that are unacceptable in Weber School District. Students who engage in bullying or retaliation will be disciplined as the administration feels is appropriate. By-standers who observe a bullying incident and do not try to stop it or seek help will be disciplined as well. Students should be taught the definition and characteristics of what a by-stander is.

Students for whom the CARE Plan does not work

For 90% of the students, CARE Plan will be successful. For the other students for whom CARE Plan does not seem to work, teachers may consider working with the Child Study team or grade level team to determine other strategies, interventions or modifications to the CARE Plan system that will work. The principal, counselor and SPED teacher may be asked to meet with the team. If a student is having to complete a CARE Plan repeatedly and the frequent misbehaviors are not diminishing, the data will tell you that the intervention is not working.

 

Students on IEPs

If behavior items are in the IEP, the IEP guidelines must be followed. Teachers must consider a student’s disabilities when planning consequences and programs and appropriate accommodations and modifications should be made as needed. If a student learns slowly, is autistic and socially unaware, or has ADHD, the teacher should make accommodations. This may include very specific warnings, more cognitive processing time, more basic discussion of the offense, direct teaching of appropriate replacement behaviors, or shorter time in Think Time. It is essential to consult with your special education team to ensure that CARE Plan procedures are adapted as needed for any students on an IEP. IEP students may have CARE Plan in the resource area under supervision of the special education teacher.

Breakfast

Breakfast will be served starting at 8:00 am. Parents and students are asked to plan their schedules so that students do not arrive prior to 8:00 am (breakfast students) or 8:20 am (non-breakfast students) due to the limited supervision available. Students are expected to enter and leave the building through the exterior cafeteria doors.

 

Building Security

With the exception of the main entrance, all exterior doors will be closed and locked at all times.  Exterior doors directly leading into a classroom may be opened to allow in natural light as long as a teacher is in the room. If a teacher is not in a classroom, their exterior door should be closed and locked.

Students will be supervised at all times. If a teacher is not in his/her classroom, the door should be closed and locked so that students do not have access to a room with no adult supervision.

Digital Media Devices

Digital Media Devices (including but not limited to, cell phones, smart watches, tablets, handheld games, etc.) are a useful and, in some cases, necessary tool. However, when used at during school they can be a distraction and may infringe on the privacy or rights of others.  

In order to maximize a positive learning environment at Riverdale Elementary the following procedures concerning the use of DMD will apply:

  • Devices are to be turned off and stored in the student’s backpack.
  • Students will be allowed to use them before or after school.
  • If students need to call home parents during the school day, they should get permission from their teacher and call from the main office.
  • Students will not be given access to the school phone to arrange playdates. These types of activities should be planned before coming to school.
  • School personnel are not responsible for stolen. lost, or damaged devices.

Infractions of this policy will result in the following consequences:

  • 1st offense - Student will be reminded of school policy and instructed to comply.
  • 2nd offense - DMD will be confiscated from the student. Students will be allowed to retrieve their property at the end of the school day. Parent will be notified.
  • 3rd offense - DMD will be taken from the student and given to the administration and will be held in the office until a parent/guardian can pick it up. Parent will be notified.
  • 4th offense- same as 3rd offense and depending on the nature of the infraction, students are also subject to disciplinary action up to and including suspension from school at the discretion of the school administration.

Additional Provisions:

  • Misuse of DMD is additionally addressed in Weber School District Policy 8350 (Digital Media Devices) and Policy 5200 (Student Discipline Policy. Safe School Policy).
  • The teacher and the office personnel will do their best to guard and protected confiscated DMD, but are not responsible for loss. damage. or theft.
  • All devices that have not been picked up before June 5th will be donated.
  • Searches of OM D are only conducted if there is "reasonable suspicion” of prohibited content or to determine the owner.

Celebrations

Parents may celebrate a student’s birthday by sending store packaged treats to school. Balloons, flowers, or any other large item that might cause a distraction will be held in the office until the end of the day.

Student Check In/Out

Students will need to check in and out at the office on the computer.

Conflict Resolution

          As educators, we teach our students that if they have a problem with another student, they go to the person first. As adults, we must model this. If parents have a concern, we ask that you use the following hierarchy:

  1. Classroom teacher/employee
  2. School Administration
  3. District Supervisor
  4. Elementary Executive Director
  5. District Superintendent

Dress Code

The Board of Education of the Weber School District recognizes that standards of proper dress and grooming affect the behavior of students attending school. Students should dress appropriately so they do not distract from the learning environment and detract from the learning experience. These standards are listed below:

  1. 1. Emphasis is placed on neatness, cleanliness, safety, and modesty in personal appearance.
  2. 2. Clothing not ordinarily worn in the workplace may not be worn at school (i.e., robes, pajamas, house slippers, mutilated clothing) unless it is an approved administrative school activity (for example: pajama day to reward good behavior)
  3. 3. Tank tops, halter tops, bare midriffs, pants that excessively sag or expose the buttocks or underwear, are examples of inappropriate dress. Students may be asked to call home for a change of clothing if dressed inappropriately.
  4. 4. Clothing that is extreme, sloppy, for protest, defiance, dissent, or displays illegal substances, or is obscene, suggestive, or shows inappropriate words or pictures is not permitted.
  5. 5. Shorts, skirts or dresses must be below the mid thigh.
  6. 6. Clothing attachments or accessories that could be considered unsafe, distracting or disruptive to the educational process. (i.e., chains, spikes) are not allowed.
  7. 7. Appropriate footwear must be worn at all times. No wheeled shoes are allowed on school grounds.
  8. 8. Good manners dictate that no hats or headwear are permitted in school buildings.
  9. 9. Apparel or accessories with gang symbols, monikers, insignias or other gang identifiers are not allowed.
  10. 10. Sunglasses and head phones are not allowed during school hours.
  11. 11. Hair or makeup that is so conspicuous, extreme, odd in color or style that it draws undue attention, disrupts, or tends to disrupt or interferes with the learning atmosphere.

 

Drop Off/Pick Up Procedures

Please refer to the map below to identify designated drop off/pick up areas. All unattended cars in these designated areas will be subject to law enforcement consequences.

Children should use the crosswalk to cross the street.

Visitors will be respectful and courteous when interacting with Riverdale Elementary School staff in the parking lot.

Field Trips

Throughout the year, students may be involved in field trips. These are extensions of classroom experiences and serve to connect classroom lessons to community resources. Supervision on field trips is provided

primarily by staff members. For certain trips, parents may be asked to chaperone. If parents serve as a chaperone, they are asked to find other arrangements for siblings as they should be focused on the safety of the students they are supervising.  Other relatives, friends, or siblings will not be allowed to supervise or attend the field trip.

Additionally, field trips are a privilege. If a student has demonstrated behaviors that would make them unsafe in an unstructured community setting, they will be asked to remain at school. These students will be provided with an alternate activity that will be determined by the classroom teacher and/or administration.

Immunizations

Effective July 2018 House Bill 308 states: Each school/daycare:

  • Must request an immunization record for each student at the time the student enrolls in the school.
  • Within five business days after the day a student enrolls in a school/daycare, an individual designated by the school principal or administrator must review each student’s immunization record to: Determine whether the record complies with the required immunizations.
  • The record must show the student: 1) has received each vaccination required by the Utah Department of Health under Section 53A-11-303; 2) has immunity against the disease as documented by a healthcare provider for any required vaccination that the student has not received because the student previously contracted the disease; 3) is exempt from receiving the vaccination under Section 53A-11-302; 4) qualifies for conditional enrollment under Section 53A-11-306; or 5) complies with the immunization requirements for military children under Section 53A-1-1001.
  • Identify any deficiencies in the student's/child’s immunization record.
  • Place students/children lacking immunization records or having deficiencies in their immunization records on conditional enrollment.
  • Students/children can attend school/daycare during the conditional enrollment period (21 calendar day).
  • Must retain an immunization record for each enrolled student as part of the student’s permanent school record.
  • A school/daycare from which a student transfers must provide the student’s immunization record to the student’s/child’s new school upon request of the student’s/child’s legally responsible individual.
  • Starting July 1, 2018, students/children claiming an exemption to the required vaccinations must have their legally responsible individual complete an on-line educational module (free of charge), or in-person consultation (fee of up to $25) at a local health department, and provide a copy of the completed form to the school official. Completion of the On-line educational module or in-person consultation at a local health department must be done for all types of exemptions. • Utah allows for three types of exemptions medical, personal, or religious.
  • The legally responsible individual who claims the exemption for the student/child must take the online education module, available July 1, 2018, free of charge at www.immunize-utah.org, sign the vaccination exemption form, and present a copy of the form to the school/daycare.
  • If the legally responsible individual who claims the exemption for the student/child declines to take the online education module, he/she can obtain a vaccination exemption form from a local health department and receive an in-person consultation. There is a fee of up to $25 to cover the costs of providing an in-person consultation.
  • For a medical exemption from required immunizations, the student's/child’s legally responsible individual must provide to the student's/child’s school/daycare a completed vaccination exemption form and a written notice signed by a licensed health care provider stating that, due to the physical condition of the student/child, administration of the vaccine would endanger the student's/child’s life or health.
  • For personal/religious exemption from the required vaccinations, the student's/child’s legally responsible individual must provide to the
  • student's/child’s school/daycare a completed vaccination exemption form, stating that the student/child is exempt from vaccination because of a personal or religious belief.
  • A copy of the signed exemption form must be attached to the Utah School Immunization Record and filed in the student cumulative folder.

Library

          Students are encouraged to check out materials from the school library. If an item is lost or damaged, students may be required to pay a fee to replace the item.

Medications

When a child needs prescription or over the counter medication, proper paperwork must be filled out with the office. You can find a medication authorization form and

health care plans at http://wsd.net/departments/support/ nursing. Medication will be kept in a locked drawer in the office and administered by the school nurse and/or trained office staff.

Vision screening will occur in the fall. If you do not want your

child's vision screened, please send a note to the school stating such.

Parent/Guardian Rights Notice

          *For the purposes of this form, parent includes legal guardian

  1. I. A parent has primary responsibility for the education of his/her child; the state is in a secondary and supportive role to parents.
  2. II. A parent has the right to reasonable academic accommodations from Riverdale Elementary as specified below.

III. Riverdale Elementary will make a determination of what is reasonable based on the factors provided in Utah Code Ann. 53A-15-1501(2)(a) and (b), as outlined below.

  1. IV. “Reasonably accommodate” means:
  2. A. Riverdale Elementary shall make its best effort to enable parents to exercise their rights without substantial impact to staff and resources. Impact to staff and resources includes,

but is not limited to:

  1. i. employee working conditions,
  2. ii. safety and supervision on school premises and for school activities, and

iii. the efficient allocation of expenditures.

  1. B. In accommodating a parent request, Riverdale Elementary will balance the following:
  2. i. the rights of parents;
  3. ii. the educational needs of other students;

iii. the academic and behavioral impacts to a classroom;

  1. iv. a teacher’s workload; and
  2. v. the assurance of the safe and efficient operation of a school.
  3. V. Riverdale Elementary will consider each accommodation on an individual basis.
  4. VI. Riverdale Elementary will consider all students equally in granting accommodations.

VII. Parents’ Rights:

  1. A. Riverdale Elementary will make its best efforts to allow parents to exercise the rights below but may deny a request for accommodation that:
  2. i. substantially impacts staff and resources, or
  3. ii. infringes on the educational needs of other students, the academic and behavioral impacts to a classroom, a teacher’s workload, and the assurance of the safe and efficient operation of a school.
  4. B. Parents have the right to have reasonable accommodations for their students by Riverdale Elementary as specified below:
  5. i. Pursuant to a written request, to have a student retained based on the student’s academic ability or the student’s social, emotional, or physical maturity;
  6. ii. Pursuant to a written request, to excuse a student from attendance for a family event or visit a health care provider without requiring a note from the provider;
  7. 1. Riverdale Elementary may require a student to complete make-up work missed due to an absence excused for a family event.
  8. 2. Riverdale Elementary may offer positive incentives for students to attend school.

iii. Pursuant to a written request, to place a student in a specialized class or advance course, based on multiple academic points;

  1. iv. To initially select a teacher;
  2. v. To request a change of teacher;
  3. vi. To visit and observe any class the student attends;

vii. To meet with a teacher at a mutually agreeable time, other than regular parent/teacher conferences.

  1. C. Riverdale Elementary will
  2. i. allows a student to earn course credit towards graduation without the course by testing out of the course, or demonstrating competency in course standards.
  3. ii. pursuant to a written request, excuse a student from taking a statewide or NAEP testing.
  4. D. The parental rights above do not include all rights that may be available to parents.

VIII. Notice to parents and students

  1. A. This policy serves as notice to parents of their rights under Utah Code §53A-15-1502.
  2. B. Riverdale Elementary will distribute the school’s Conduct and Discipline Policy to students (including to students enrolled for the first time).
  3. C. Parents will be notified and provided with an opportunity to acknowledge receipt of Riverdale Elementary School’s discipline and conduct policy. [LEA’s should review its discipline and conduct policy to ensure the policy includes a place for parent’s signature

acknowledging receipt of the discipline/conduct policy.]

  1. D. Riverdale Elementary will notify a parent of a student’s violation of the discipline and conduct policy and allow a parent to respond to the notice in accordance with Chapter 11, Part 9, School Discipline and Conduct Plans.

School Insurance

Weber School District offers a voluntary student accident insurance plan underwritten by Security Life Insurance Company. This plan offers a cost-effective alternative for families who need insurance. This insurance offers several enrollment options designed to fit your individual needs. It is supplemental accidental bodily injury insurance. You may enroll anytime by contacting the head secretary at the school.

School Lunch

         Students may participate in the school’s hot lunch program or bring a cold lunch from home. Soda pop is highly discouraged as we are striving to emphasize healthy lunches. Parents should pay for lunches through their MyWeber account. If a student has unpaid meal charges, school personnel will follow the WSD procedures for collecting funds. Meal prices are below:

 

Breakfast

Lunch

Adults

 

$1.25

$1.85

$3.50

Free/Reduced

.30

.40

 

Special Education /504

         Riverdale Elementary follows all federal and state laws applicable to students with disabilities. Additionally, Riverdale Elementary has procedures in place that are consistent with Child Find. If a parent requests a special education evaluation of their student, the administration and faculty will review current baseline data and determine if a SPED evaluation is recommended. The school will notify the parent of their decision within 10 school days.  Similar procedures are in place for Section 504 accommodations.

Visitors

The safety of our students in our number one priority. No adult should be in the school building during school hours. For daily entrance, visitors must sign in at the office, present picture ID, and must wear school issued identification while on the campus. If an adult is in the building without school issued identification, they will be asked to go to the main office to check in.

School Functions Held During the School Day

Any school event that is held during school hours that includes multiple volunteers/guests (i.e. field trips, grade level programs, school level programs) will need to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Teachers will give event information to administration so that they can enter it on the school calendar.
  • Teachers will notify parents of the event and request parents reply with the number of volunteers/guests who will be attending.
  • Teacher will request school issued identification labels (generic or of their own design) from the office at least one week prior to the event. Teachers need to include the number of labels needed.
  • Identification will be sent home with students for their intended guests.
  • Office staff will create a visitor sign in sheet for each teacher.
  • Guests with school issued identification MUST wear them the entire time while they are in the building. These guests will NOT be required to show a driver’s license.
  • Guests WITHOUT school issued identification must show a driver’s license in the office in order to gain attend the event. At this point, school issued identification will be issued and must be worn the entire time they are in the building.

 

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