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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.

Free Summer Food/Este Verano Comida Gratis icon dark

Hamilton City Schools will be serving free Grab-n-Go meals for children 18 years and younger 11:00 to 11:30 am on Mondays and Wednesdays from May 27th through June 30th. Click here for pick up locations and additional details. 

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

Actualización del cierre de la escuela logo

El gobernador Mike DeWine ha hecho un anuncio ordenando que todos los edificios escolares públicos, comunitarios y privados de K-12 estén cerrados a los estudiantes por el resto del año escolar académico 2019-20. Pulsa aquí para saber más.

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
3/30/20 5:00 p.m. - HCSD: May 1st - School Closure closing update

On March 30, 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 through May 1st, 2020

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

Distance Learning Recommended Time Suggestions recommended image

Click here for example scenarios and recommended time suggestions for distance learning opportunities

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!
Distance Learning Parent Resources parent resources

Click here for the HCSD Distance Learning Parent Resources. #BigBlueOnTheMove

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!
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Mr. Broyles Visits Riverview As a Special Guest Reader broyles guest reader
Samy Broyles from the YMCA visited the third grade pod to read a book to all of the third graders! The students were also excited to share what they want to be when they grow up! #RoyalByChoice #BigBlueOnTheMove
Fourth Graders Attend "Alice in Neverland" Alice in Neverland on Fitton Stage
The Fitton Center for Creative Arts recently hosted every fourth grader in the district for the presentation of "Alice in Neverland".
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
Riverview Elementary Students Participate in the City Wide Science Fair RV Science Fair

Riverview 6th grade students presented science projects at Miami University. The 2nd place winners of $20 were Damaris Santos and Daysi Velasco.

2020 6th Grade Science Fair - A Huge Success science fair awards

The Annual Rotary 6th Grade Science Fair was held Friday, January 24th at Miami University Hamilton. 

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!
New School Board Members Sworn In swearing in

The Hamilton City School District swore in its newest Board Members, Margaret (Mag) Baker and Shaquila Mathews.

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.

A Sweet Treat for the Riverview Staff donut
The staff at Riverview Elementary was spoiled with donuts and coffee at our staff meeting this morning that were generously donated by the Willis Murphy Advantage Insurance Agency. We are so appreciative of the support and kindness they provide our staff throughout the year!
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.

Riverview Royals Learn About the Migration of the Monarchs Migration of Monarchs

In the months of October and November, ESL 5th and 6th graders learned about the migration of the monarchs.

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!


ESL Club ESL Club
Students practice writing skills at ESL Club as they think about ways a turkey can outsmart a farmer and survive Thanksgiving!
Riverview Royal News 11/12/2019 Riverview Royal News
It may be snowy outside, but the sun is shining in Riverview! Learn what is going on today on the Royal News!
Veterans Day at Riverview Veterans Day
Retired Staff Sergeant, Paul Brondhaver, came to Riverview to speak to our 4-6 grade students about what Veterans Day is and how they can thank a Veteran.  He also shared his story of when he was in Iraq. 


Mrs. Bennett's Scientists at Work Bennett Lab
Mrs. Bennett's 6th grade class performs tests to identify different minerals.
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

Pie Face for PTO Pie Face
Pie Face is back! Mr. Margerum joined PTO to host a Pie Face game in the cafeteria during lunch.
Family Book Harvest Night Family Book Harvest Night
Family Book Harvest Night was held on October 2nd at Riverview! Families came to play games, listen to books read aloud, enjoy a fall snack and win books! We loved seeing so many Royals get excited about reading at what will hopefully be an annual Riverview event. 


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!
Movie Night Success RV Movie Night
Movie Night at Riverview was a resounding success as Riverview Royals and their families enjoyed watching The Secret Life of Pets 2 on the big screen!
Royal Spotlight: Bret Talley, Second Grade Teacher Mr. Talley is #RoyalByChoice
Mr. Talley, a second grade teacher at Riverview, loves the diversity of his classroom. Learn why Mr. Talley 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!