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Riverdale Heights Elementary eNews - November 13, 2020

Updated: Jan 26, 2021

Dear Riverdale Heights Families,

Face Masks Required: Over the past few weeks, we have been assessing the impact of the latest adjustments to the Centers for Disease Control and Iowa Department of Health quarantine guidelines. Based upon the collaboration between our nurses and the health department when contact tracing, we have found to keep from unnecessarily quarantining our students or staff for fourteen days when wearing a mask, we need to move away from gaiters and face shields as effective face coverings. Therefore, students and staff must wear cloth or disposable masks when in our school buildings. COVID-19: If your student tests positive for COVID-19, whether a hybrid student or 100% online, please call the main office to report the positive test. With the surge in cases, contact tracing and test results are delayed to our office from the Scott County Health Department. Our nurses also wanted to share this information about the upcoming holiday season from the CDC. Thank you! Free Meals for All Students: All school breakfasts and lunches will be free through the end of the school year! Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. Meals Available for At-Home Learners: We will have meals available each week for 100% online and hybrid at-home days. You must fill out this form every week by Monday at 6:00am to register for the meals. Meals will be available for pick up every day from 10:30am-11:00am at PVHS in the bus drop off area. A/B Calendar through January 15: Please look at this calendar for our Hybrid learning days. Note that Fridays may be different than you anticipated. PVHS Seniors need your help! Donate now to the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation to support 2021 senior scholarships. We must raise $50,000 by the end of the year. Dr. Eric Dippel and family will match each gift up to $25,000! Donate now at this link or send your gift to Beth Marsoun at 525 Belmont Road, Bettendorf, Ia 52722. Special Education Website: Please check out the new additions to the Special Education webpage on the Pleasant Valley website. Our goal is to make this webpage a resource for families as well as a place to celebrate our achievements and wonderful successes that are happening across the district. Please be sure to check it out! FROM THE PTA:

  • Pick up your Nothing Bundt Cakes orders at Riverdale Heights (drive-thru!) THIS FRIDAY. 4-6pm. Thank you for your amazing support!

  • Square One Art orders are due on November 17th. Orders will be received before Christmas.

  • Scholastic Virtual Book Fair ends on November 18th. All orders help our teachers also stock their classrooms with books! Order here!

ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES: Spartan Store Sale: Come join us this Saturday (11/14) from 10-2 at and get a jump on your holiday shopping. Lots of new items and new markdowns. Masks are required at all times. The Spartan Store is located in the high school across from the pool. Check out all our great items at Baseball Apparel Store: Click here to order your PV Spartan Baseball swag. COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES: The Virtual Walk to End Epilepsy in Davenport is Saturday November 14th. There will be a virtual walk celebration on zoom at 9am to hear stories of those impacted by Epilepsy and to educate people about seizures and basic seizure first aid. Anyone can register for free at All participants with epilepsy will receive a free t-shirt. Come join the efforts to end epilepsy! Bettendorf Parks and Recreation: Santa’s Day Out - Drop off your little elf at the Life Fitness Center for an afternoon of fun so Santa can get his shopping done! Kids ages 5-12 will enjoy holiday themed crafts, games, dessert decorating, and more! To wrap up the festivities, every child will receive an individually packaged pizza dinner while watching The Grinch on the big screen! Kids will be placed in groups of 10 with an adult supervisor and rotate through all of our exciting stations so we can ensure social distancing. Masks are required, and increased cleaning and sanitizing practices will be in place. Saturday, December 12, Check In at 3:15pm, Pick Up at 7:30pm, Ages 5-12, Cost $45 (siblings get $5 discount), Click Here to Register Today! Bettendorf Parks and Recreation: Hip Hop 1 – Oh Say What? - Join us at the Life Fitness Center for a this high energy dance clinic taught by Tiana Washington! This combination class will teach your dancer to stay on beat, catch the rhythm of songs from today and yesterday, and combine elements of hip hop, jazz, and ballet for a class this insure to inspire! Designed to teach stylization, stage presence, and how to show facial expression, dancers at any level will enjoy these fun two days!! Masks are required. Saturdays, Dec 12 & 19, 11:00am-1:00pm, Ages 9-13, Cost $65, Click Here to Register Today!

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