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Dear Riviera Students/Parents/Guardians/Caregivers:


It is my pleasure to welcome you to Riviera Elementary for the 2016-2017 school year. At this time, 640 students are enrolled at Riviera. You will find that Riviera is a safe and nurturing place for children to grow and learn. We have the very best teachers, support staff and parent community that work together to student’s academic and social success!

Welcome to Riviera’s new staff members: Misty Ormsby (1st Grade Teacher) and (School Psychologist). Riviera is excited to receive new English Language Arts Textbooks and Curriculum and a new security camera system on campus. In addition, PTA funded HDTVs and install in 15 classrooms this summer and all classrooms are now equipped to provide outstanding technological, visual and auditory support!

Class lists will be posted in front of the school office on Wednesday, September 7th around 4:00 P.M. When class lists are prepared, many factors are considered before assigning your child to a particular class. If for any reason, a class change needs to be considered, a form will be available to you in the office on the first day of school. Conferences for class change purposes will not take place until after September 16th. The primary reason for this is that classes may change due to unexpected enrollment the first few days of school.

Lunch will be served in the cafeteria on the first day of school. The cost of lunch is $3.00, which includes milk and salad/fruit bar. A monthly menu will be sent home at the beginning of each month. You can also access the lunch menu via the website listed above. Children, of course, may bring a sack lunch. Please do not send soda and candy for lunch or for snack. All students now have an automated lunch card available for use in the cafe. You may add any amount onto the lunch card and the cost will be debited for each lunch purchase. Forms are available in the office.

Communication- Utilize Riviera’s website and sign up on the web page to receive Riviera’s Eblast by entering your contact email address. The school sends a Weekly Eblast with current calendar updates and important information.

I hope you had a wonderful summer filled with lots of rest, relaxation and recreation. Now let’s get ready for a great 2016-2017 school year!


Your Proud Principal, laughing

Mrs. Christie Forshey





8:59 – 1:59



Kindergarten and 1st

12:00 – 12:45

8:59 – 3:12

Grade 1 through 3


2nd and 3rd  

12:15 - 1:00

8:50 – 3:12

Grade 4 and 5


4th and 5th

12:30 - 1:15

REMINDER: Professional Learning Community Wednesdays / Dismissal 2:27

TUSD School Board adopted Professional Learning Communities (PLC) in all Torrance elementary schools. This plan includes a minimum day every Wednesday for staff collaboration. Dismissal for grades one through five will be 2:27. Kindergarten dismissal remains at 1:59. Riviera Staff Development will focus on implementing Common Core Standards, New ELA Curriculum, Positive Behavior Intervention Systems, Response to Intervention, Next Generation Science Standards this school year.

On Wednesdays after school, the Library and Computer Lab will be open from 2:27-3:12 for Study Hall. Participation in Study Hall requires student check in and parent sign out at 3:12 in the school office. Riviera staff supervises students during this independent study time.

Other after school programs (Chess, Art, Theater, Golf, Foreign Language, etc.) are planned throughout the week. Look for flyers on the Riviera website and eblast.

*See the Year At A Glance Calendar for Important Events, Student Free Days, Parent Teacher Conferences, Holidays, etc. to start planning your family calendar.