Principal's Message

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    Off to a Great Start!

    2020-2021

     

    Dear Parents/Guardians:

     

    First and foremost, we hope these words find you and your loved ones safe and healthy. We miss our students, the interactions we have with them, and the genuine looks on their faces as they learn and grow. As such, we enjoy the opportunities we have to interact with them, albeit virtually and through the e-Leaning model, as they remind us every day of our purpose.

    One of our main goals is to provide all students with the essential school materials, to include technology devices. Having stated this, we want to strongly encourage the parents of students who need a technology device or have to replace a technology device that was distributed by Broward County Public Schools but is no longer in good working condition to please complete the Technology Assistance Form using the provided link within the Riverland News section on our school’s website. Please note that we will distribute essential materials for all students from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  In order to observe CDC guidelines, please wear face coverings and maintain at least six feet apart from others when walking up to gather your children’s school materials.

    Furthermore, please note that our school days start promptly at 8:00 AM and conclude at 2:00 PM. As such, please note that students are expected to log in to their Canvas course through Clever from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM every day. A schedule of your child’s school day, teacher contact information, and course information is posted on your child’s Canvas course. 

    In order to continue providing the best learning environment for your child, we must continue to collaborate and support one another. Therefore, we encourage you to look for the link in your child’s Canvas course entitled “Need Assistance With Schoolwork - Ask BRIA.” By clicking on that link, students will be guided to a live Teams session with a certified teacher to receive academic support via BRIA (Broward Remote Instructional Assistance), beginning Wednesday, September 2, 2020. This service will be provided to all students Monday through Thursday from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. 

    Moreover, if you have not already done so, please be sure to review and complete all of the back to school forms online at: www.browardschools.com/backtoschool-onlineforms.

    Please note that grab-and-go meals will be distributed to students in the bus loop area every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  Therefore, it is also critical that you apply to determine if your child qualifies to receive free or reduced lunch. You may do so online at www.myschoolapps.com. The process is fast and easy, so please apply as soon as possible.

    Lastly, please know that Riverland Elementary School's staff remains committed to providing a high quality education to all students. We thank you in advance for your continued support, patience, and cooperation. We may be physically distant for the time being, but please trust that you are not alone. 

    As always, we encourage you to do all that you must to ensure that you and your family remain safe and healthy; we encourage you to stay informed by accessing browardschools.com/coronavirus. Thank you.

     

    Respectfully, 

    Oslay Gil 

     

     Mr. Oslay Gil