Principal's Message

  • Oslay Gil

    Collaborative Success!

    Principal’s Message

    Riverland Elementary School welcomes the new year, 2024, with great excitement and high expectations.      Thanks to your support and feedback, we were able to welcome the 2023-2024 school year in a safe and orderly manner, similarly, there are no School Environmental Safety Incident Reporting (SESIR) incidents to report for December 2023 nor January 2024.

    As we have always done at the start of every school and calendar year, we have renewed our commitment to provide all students with a well-rounded, high quality education, supplemented with many hands-on activities. Consequently, our students will continue receiving additional academic assistance in small groups, specifically designed to meet each student’s individual needs. We are also excited to provide free tutoring after school via our Title I Extended Learning Opportunities and Language Enrichment Camps (LEC).

    As always, we strongly encourage you to remain active in your child’s education and schedule a minimum of two parent-teacher conferences this school year. Please note that parent-teacher conferences are by appointment and may be scheduled by contacting Mrs. Boorse at (754) 323-7200. All parent-teacher conferences are held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM.

    As a reminder, our school days start promptly at 8:00 AM and conclude at 2:00 PM. All instructional days begin with 10 minutes of mindfulness, followed by quiet reading. As such, we respectfully request that you plan to have your children at school between 7:30 and 7:40 AM. Doing so will allow your children to transition into the learning mindset and provide them with the option to enjoy a free and nutritious breakfast in our school’s cafeteria.

    Additionally, we want to remind everyone that safety and security continue to be our top priority. As such, we will continue to utilize our single point of entry, through our front office, and keep classroom doors locked at all times. As an added layer of precaution, all staff members and students will wear school identification badges at all times.

    Likewise, we will continue to provide a safe and welcoming environment by closely monitoring access onto our school campus. Accordingly, our school gates will remain locked throughout the school day. Please make certain that you bring a form of photo identification when visiting our campus, as all visitors will be asked to present photo identification to access our campus. Please note that children will only be dismissed to those individuals identified on the Student Emergency Contact Card.

    Moreover, we will continue to practice our monthly fire drills and bi-annual tornado drills. We will also practice lockdown drills and the safety practices outlined in our school’s safety plan. However, please note that we will advise you via ParentLink when these drills take place so that you are informed and not alarmed.

    Lastly, please note that in accordance with Florida Statute 1012.34, parents have the right to provide input into the performance evaluations of instructional and/or administrative employees. Parents interested in providing input into the performance evaluations of Riverland Elementary School’s instructional and/or administrative employee evaluations may contact our office at (754) 323-7200 by April 2024.

    In closing, we assure you that our dedicated staff prepares to serve its amazing students and community with a great deal of commitment and dedication. As always, we thank our parents for their continued support and commitment. Let us continue to work collaboratively to provide our students with the instruction, love and support they need to reach their full potential.


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    Oslay Gil