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Back To School eNews 07.28.2023

Dear Riverdale Heights Families,

I hope this finds everyone well and enjoying their summer. I have enjoyed time with my family and friends and hope the same is true for you.


As summer comes to a close and you begin planning for the 2023 - 2024 school year, I hope this information is helpful for your family.


I am looking forward to seeing you all at Meet and Greet events! Enjoy the rest of your summer!


Jennifer Richardson

Riverdale Heights, Principal


August 14 1st - 6th Grade Teacher Assignments Available on the Parent Portal

August 21 1st - 6th Grade Meet & Greet

August 23 First Day of School for students in grades 1-6

August 25 Kindergarten Families Receive Teacher Assignments and Start Dates

August 28 First Day of 5th & 6th Grade Orchestra

August 28 Kindergarten Meet & Greet

August 29 6th Grade Campout Meeting at Forest Grove Elementary, 6:00pm

September 4 No School

September 4 Run with Carl Register here to support PV Seniors

September 5 Kindergarten Begins Daily Attendance

September 5 Virtual Curriculum Night

September 6 Early Dismissal, 1:30pm

September 7 Picture Day

September 19 Popsicles on the Playground

September 19 PTA Meeting

September 20 Early Dismissal, 1:30 pm

October 10 We Are Riverdale Heights Night

Did you know you can download your school’s calendar right to your digital calendar? Click here.

EARLY DISMISSALS: PV schools will dismiss early on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Infinite Campus Parent Portal opens to access homeroom teacher assignments on August 14 for students in grades 1st through 6th. To access the parent portal, please follow the following guides:


KINDERGARTEN: On August 25, Kindergarten parents will receive communication from the school with teacher assignment and start date information. Half of the kindergarten class will attend on August 29th and 31st (Tuesday/Thursday) and half of the kindergarten class will attend on August 30th and September 1st (Wednesday/Friday). Both groups will join together and attend daily starting on September 5th.


On Monday, August 21, 2023 we will be holding our annual Meet and Greet for families of 1st - 6th grade students. Families will sign up for a specific time between 4:30 pm and 6:00pm. This allows our teachers to spend time with each family as they bring in their supplies. A Meet & Greet sign up will be sent via email once teacher assignments are released. If you ordered school supplies through the PTA, they will be available during Meet & Greet.


Kindergarten Meet & Greet will be held on Monday, August 28th from either 4:30-5:00 or 5:00-5:30 p.m. You will receive more details on August 25th.


If your student is riding the bus, you will learn your bus assignment through the parent portal. Bus assignments will be made in mid-August and we will alert you when they are available. Bus assignments could change up to the night before school starts, so check back often!


Click here for a complete list of necessary school supplies for the 2023-2024 year. If you ordered school supplies through the PTA, they will be available at Meet and Greet.


K-2 students will have access to their own iPad right in the classroom! Students in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade will have access to their own chromebook. This device will be provided by the district at no charge to the family and can be checked out for home use as needed. Students are responsible for the care of the loaned device when it leaves school premises. Please click here for an overview of the student chromebook responsibilities.


Want to know what’s for lunch today? Click here for breakfast and lunch menus.

You can also download the Nutrislice app by searching “nutrislice”.


FREE & REDUCED MEALS: Your family may qualify for free or reduced-price meals by filling out the Iowa Application for Free & Reduced Price School Meals/Milk. To begin your online free and reduced application, please log in to your Parent Portal Account here. If you do not have an account please call our Administration Center at 563-332-5550. Please note that the Free and Reduced application must be accessed from the Portal website link above; it is not available through the Portal Mobile App.

Once logged in, click the link for “Applications/Forms” on the left

Select “Click to start meal benefit application”

After your application has been processed you will receive a notification in your parent portal inbox.

If you are unable to complete the online application please click here.

If you have questions about our Food Service Program, please contact Food Service Director, Corie Gamble, at 563-332-5550 or gamblecorrie@pleasval.org.

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Join us in welcoming new faculty and staff to the Riverdale Heights Family:

Joanna Coon 1st Grade

Elizabeth Heesch 2nd Grade

Alysha Brintnall 2nd Grade

Alton Barber 3rd Grade

Brian Dayman PE / Wellness

Loretta Hoxie Special Education Paraeducator

We also have a few exciting changes this year!

After several years in kindergarten, Lisa Bradley is moving to our 1st grade team this year!

Lizzy Burgmeier, 1st grade 2023 - 2024, will be teaching kindergarten!


RUN WITH CARL! Funds raised from the ½ mile, 5k and 5 mile race benefit the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation’s scholarship program! This year the PVEF will award more than 130 scholarships to graduating seniors! Run with Carl and support our seniors! Sign up for this Labor Day event here!


PV wants to keep you in the know. Pleasant Valley schools send out #SpartanNation weekly email with important dates, events, and community opportunities for your school. Make sure you check your inboxes every Friday afternoon, so you don’t miss a thing! To assure that your email provider will not block email communications, please add this email address to your safe senders list: enews@pleasval.org. Pleasant Valley will not give email lists to anyone outside of the district. If you do not have access to email, information is available in the school office.

Information you give us during registration automatically signs you up for emails, texts and phone calls. If you’d like to add or change that information, please click here to manage your preferences.

Click here to follow us on facebook, Twitter or Instagram. ​​​​​​​

If you have any questions, contact our Director of Communications, Heather Larson, at larsonheather@pleasval.org.

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