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IMPORTANT Back to School Information for Riverview Royals from Mr. Margerum RVBacktoschool


Welcome back to school Riverview Royals! Please read Mr. Margerum's Welcome Back Letter!

Welcome Back to Riverview - English

carta de bienvenida - en español 

Hybrid Model: Multiple Last Names in the Same Household logo

If your students will be attending Hamilton City Schools in-person and have multiple last names within the same household please click to learn how we are automatically placing them on the same Hybrid Schedule.

Hamilton City Schools Information Release inforelease

Hamilton City Schools has released information on the start of 2020-21 school year in a hybrid learning model. 

HCSD 2020-2021 Restart Guide restart plan

The Hamilton City School District would like to share its 2020-21 Color-Coded "Restart" System.

July 15 - Parent Update - Face Coverings / Cubiertas Faciales face covering

The Hamilton City School District would like to communicate an update regarding face coverings, classroom safety and transportation for the Fall of 2020.

July 13 - Parent Communication - Classrooms and Cafeteria parent update

The Hamilton City School District would like to communicate our plans for our Classrooms and Cafeteria for the Fall of 2020.

July 6, 2020 - Parent Communication - Virtual Learning Institute and Transportation/Instituto de Aprendizaje Virtual y Transporte parent update

The Hamilton City School District would like to communicate our plans for the Virtual Learning Institute and Transportation for the Fall of 2020.

Update Regarding Re-Opening Cafeteria cafe update

HCSD appreciates the many questions regarding school lunchroom procedures. Please click here for further clarification.

June 30, 2020 HCSD Re-Opening Letter/ Carta de Reapertura reopening letter

As we continue during these unprecedented times, the Hamilton City School District
would like to communicate our plans for the “Restart’ of school in the fall of 2020.

June 1, 2020 - Parent Communication/Comunicación con los padres parent communication 1

Please click here for important parent communication. Haga clic aquí para una importante comunicación con los padres.


Research tells us that early childhood learning is key to a student’s success in school. Our district is proud to offer free all-day kindergarten for our students.

Celebrating our Royal 6th Grade Students 6th grade
Saying goodbye is never easy but this year is even tougher as we do so from afar. Mrs. Cole put together this wonderful video to celebrate Riverview's Sixth Grade Royals. Once a Royal, Always a Royal so this most certainly isn't a "goodbye" but rather a "see you later!" #RoyalByChoice

4/20/2020 3:15 pm HCSD: 2019-20 School Year School Closure logo

Today, April 20, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine made an announcement ordering all of Ohio’s public, community, and private K-12 school buildings to be closed to students for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic school year. 

Kindergarten Registration Now Open! k registration

The Hamilton City School District is excited to announce Kindergarten registration for the 2020 - 2021 school year will begin April 20th, 2020! Due to COVID-19, all registrations will be completed online only. Click here for all relevant registration information including links to registration forms!

Second Round of Home Learning at Riverview Elementary Riverview Logo
The second round of online assignments will go live on Monday April 13th.  These will again be available on your student’s Google Classroom.
If you need assistance on how to access this, please check out our Twitter, Facebook, or website for a video tutorial. 
If you do not have access to a device, we will also be handing out paper assignments again as an alternative.
Paper assignments will be available for pickup by the main office on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00--12:00 starting on Monday April 13th.  Those of you who have completed paper assignments from the first round will also be able to turn those in at those times.
Riverview Royals, We Miss You!!! RV Royal News
The staff at Riverview really misses seeing our Royals every day! Mrs. Cole put together a special video just for you to let you all know that we miss you and are thinking of you! Check it out! #RoyalByChoice #BigBlueOnTheMove
Google Classroom App google

Operating Google Classroom on a phone works best if you download the free app. 

Download iOS app here

Download the android app here

Special Home Edition Mr. B's Weird Science Wednesday WSW
Learn how to make egg omelet sandwiches in today's episode of Weird Science Wednesday! You can find this episode and more on Mr. B's Learning Lab channel!
IMPORTANT: Accessing Online Assignments Riverview
Students, Parents, and Families:
The video attached explains how students can access online assignments during their time out of school. If your student does not have access to a device, we are able to provide paper copies of the assignments in the main office at Riverview. Pickup for paper assignments will be tomorrow, Tuesday March 17th from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If for some reason you cannot make that time, please call the school and let us know. Thank you for your continued support.



Fun at the Beach with Ms. Smiley's 3rd Grade Classroom at Riverview smiley beach
Who needs to go to the beach when the beach can come to you? 
Mrs. Schmelick's Preschool Class Tricks the Principal at Riverview Elementary The book with no pictures
Mrs. Schmelick's preschool class asked Mr. Margerum to read The Book with No Pictures by BJ Novak. 
At Riverview, Ms. Hafer's Class Earns a Special Award! preschool play
Ms. Hafer's class at Riverview Elementary earned a special reward for earning so many Royal Bucks for good behavior throughout the school! They were excited to join the preschoolers in gym for some special buddy time!
2020-2021 Calendars Are Available! logo dark
Riverview Royals On The Move Show Love For Our Volleyball Team Royals on the Move
Riverview Royals On The Move Show Love For Our Volleyball Team
Mrs. Bennett's Class Engaged in a Rock Cycle Simulation Rock Cycle
It's always a great day to be a Riverview Royal! The 6th grade students in Mrs. Bennett's class at Riverview Elementary created their own rock in a rock cycle simulation.
Food Services Visits Riverview's ESL Club ESL Club
The ESL students  at Riverview Elementary School enjoyed a visit from food services to learn about growing basil and lettuce.
Hamilton City School District Fine Arts Fun Facts lagoon

Please join Fine Arts Director, Tari McKee, in learning about the amazing fine arts happenings at HCSD!

Royal Spotlight: Rachel Funston, Third Grade Teacher Funston
Mrs. Funston says it's such a great feeling to know that when I come to work each day it doesn't feel like "work"—we truly are a family here at Riverview. Learn more about why Mrs. Funston is #RoyalByChoice!
Royal Spotlight: Heather Gambrell, Educational Assistant Gambrell
Mrs. Gambrell loves being a part of the Royal family because it's just that - a family. Learn why she is #RoyalByChoice! I look foward to walking through the doors of Riverview everyday because Riverview students and staff truly care about and take care of each other. I'm so grateful to work with such wonderful students and co-workers. I'm grateful for my family away from my family.
Royal Spotlight: Grace Caldwell, 5th Grade Teacher Caldwell
Mrs. Caldwell loves the sense of community and positivity in the building. Learn why she is #RoyalByChoice!
Gingerbread House Construction in Preschool Gingerbread Houses
The Preschool Classes at Riverview Elementary were excited to build Gingerbread houses with their friends and family! They used graham crackers and milk cartons to build the base of their house, then some sweet treats to decorate them! Not only did they look great, but they will be a yummy treat to enjoy at home!
Drama Club Production Drama Club
On December 13 Riverview Elementary's Drama Club presented two Reader's Theater productions about Santa's lesser-known reindeer -- Boomer the Bulldozing Reindeer and Bob the Goofy Reindeer.
Hamilton CSD EdChoice Resolution Logo

Resolution Opposing the State of Ohio EdChoice Scholarship (Voucher) Program was adopted at the regular board meeting at 7:00 on the 12th day of December.

Know the FACTS: EdChoice Scholarship Program logo

Do you know the FACTS about EdChoice and the impact on our public schools? Please take a moment to learn more.

Royal Spotlight: Emily Greenlee, Title I Reading Specialist Mrs. Greenlee is #RoyalByChoice

Mrs. Greenlee, Title I Reading Specialist, loves that Riverview Royals dream big and are world-changers. Learn more about why she is #RoyalByChoice

Minute to Win It Minute to Win It
Riverview Elementary Royals had a ton of fun at our Minute to Win It Game Night!!!



Royal Spotlight: Cassie Lamb, ESL Teacher Mrs. Lamb is #RoyalByChoioce

Mrs. Lamb, who teaches English as a Second Language at Riverview, loves that we celebrate diversity and enjoy learning from each other. Learn why Mrs. Lamb is #RoyalByChoice!


Great Miami River Cleanup Great Miami Cleanup
5th and 6th ESL students at Riverview Elementary, along with Sharon Montano, ESL teacher, participated in the Great Miami River Cleanup.

Great Miami Cleanup

Royal Spotlight: Olivia Davis, Second Grade Teacher Miss Davis is #RoyalByChoice
Miss Davis loves the sense of community the administration and staff has built amongst each other and with our students! Both staff and students love coming together at the palace every day. That's why Miss Davis is #RoyalbyChoice


Royal Spotlight: Abe Harris, Art Teacher Mr. Harris is #RoyalByChoice
Mr. Harris feels it is his honor to serve the Royal community in the Art room, on the court, and on the field, each and every day! Learn more about why he is #RoyalByChoice!
Royal Spotlight: Karen Spicer, Student and Family Support Specialist teacher with student
Ms. Spicer, our Student and Family Support Specialist, loves that students care about the building and continually strive to live the Riverview Pledge by being Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Learn. Learn why Ms. Spicer is #RoyalByChoice!
Royal Spotlight: Jennifer Wolf, Assistant Principal wolf with students
To Ms. Wolf, being a Royal means that she is part of a very, very large family. Learn why Ms. Wolf, Assistant Principal, is #RoyalByChoice
Royal Spotlight: Josh Margerum, Principal principal
To Mr. Margerum, being a Royal means always working each day to do better than you did the day before. Learn why he is #RoyalByChoice!