Principal's Message


    2021-2022… Here We Come!

    Principal’s Message 

    First and foremost, we hope these words find you and your loved ones safe and healthy. Although our staff is presently on a much deserved Summer break, we miss our students and the interactions we have with them. As such, we look forward to the start of the 2021-2022 school year, where we will reconnect with our returning students and meet our new students.

    Having stated this, all District schools, including Riverland Elementary School, will resume face-to-face instruction, exclusively, for the 2021-2022 school year. Our students’ instructional hours will be from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM, beginning Wednesday, August 18th. Until then, however, we strongly encourage you to maintain your children academically engaged by making certain they read every day for a minimum of 20 minutes. Doing so will greatly reduce the “Summer slide” that occurs as a result of students not having structured instruction. Moreover, we want to maintain our students’ reading fluency, while reinforcing that reading is educational and engaging.

    Furthermore, as we prepare for the start of the new school year, we remind everyone that health, safety, and security continue to be our top priority. As such, we will continue to adhere to the safety guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which include wearing facial coverings, physical distancing, and routinely disinfecting and sanitizing.  As always, our school gates will remain locked throughout the school day; we will continue to utilize our single point of entry, through our front office, and keep exterior doors and classroom doors locked at all times. Additionally, all staff members and visitors will be required to wear school identification badges, so 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.

    Lastly, please know that Riverland Elementary School's staff remains committed to providing a high-quality education to all students. Similarly, we proudly serve as a resource to our community. Therefore, please contact our front office, at (754) 323-7200, if you have any questions or concerns. We may be physically distant for the time being, but please trust that you are not alone. 

    As always, please continue to do all that you must to ensure that you and your family remain safe and healthy; you can also remain informed by accessing Thank you. 

    0slay Gil 


     Mr. Oslay Gil