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Welcome to Riverside

Dear R2 Families,

A warm welcome to our students and families to the 2021–2022 school year. We are working hard behind the scenes to continue providing our students with a safe, healthy, and supportive school environment as we return to our traditional schedule. 

Please know that we continue to prioritize the safety of students, faculty, and staff. We are working diligently preparing for in-person teaching. R2 is committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment for our community in the most appropriate manner possible. Therefore, please help us by doing the following: 

  1. Make sure students practice proper handwashing and safety protocols;
  2. Make attendance and participation in our Riverside STEM2 programs a priority;
  3. Be alert for important updates and prompt notification via our school and district websites.

STEM2 - This school year we will continue to focus on STEM2 (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine). We are fortunate to continue our partnership with Banner Health and Abrazo Hospitals to provide our students with opportunities for hands-on training at their facilities. This includes students participating in surgical procedures and interning at these hospitals. This will create a career path for our students in the medical field.

Atmosphere - R2 takes great pride in creating an educational environment where students can learn in a caring, safe, and creative atmosphere. We will focus on student achievement and foster students to engage in a lifelong love of learning. As part of our district areas of focus, teachers will regularly collaborate, analyze data, plan instruction, and develop common assessments to ensure students attain achievement at each grade level. With community, families, and school in partnership, we can make our school district a positive environment to learn and work.

Parental Involvement - Please take an active role in your child's learning and safety as we navigate a path to normalcy. Please get involved to ensure increased student achievement and preparation for college success in the following ways:

  1. Understand that we want the very best for our students. Parents participation is vital to reaching our goal of making sure every student is proficient and performing at or above grade level;
  2. Sign-up and stay connected with ParentVUE. Please sign in and monitor a minimum of twice per week to check on your child’s grades and their attendance status;
  3. Attend parent-teacher conferences;
  4. Take the time to speak to your child’s teacher(s) a minimum of two times per semester outside of the usual parent-teacher conference meetings;
  5. Increase study time at home and monitor student’s school work. To this end, every student should read one grade-level appropriate book per week at home, in addition to his or her regular homework assignments.

R2 staff are eager to care for, support, and challenge each student to pursue excellence. Thank you for choosing to partner with us in the education of your child(ren). Our educators are the very best in Arizona. They have engaged in learning advanced STEM2 instruction, creating a safe and healthy environment for students as they return to in-person instruction, training on the Riverside advanced math curriculum, analyzing student growth and achievement data, and making plans to prepare our students for advanced college degrees.

Best wishes for an outstanding school year,

Jaime A. Rivera

Dr. Jaime A. Rivera
Superintendent of Schools/CEO
Riverside Elementary School District No. 2

Agendas & Public Notices

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Superintendent & Governing Board

Learn more about Dr. Jaime Rivera, Superintendent/CEO, on our Administration page Learn more about Dr. Luckie, Board President, on our Governing Board page Learn more about Martin Martinez, Board Vice President, on our Governing Board page Learn more about our schools