Open House: Open House will be on Tuesday, August 24th. We will be breaking students into two groups in order to cut down on the number of people in the building at one time. 6:00-7:00 PM Students with last names A-K 7:00-8:00 PM Students with last names L-Z Students may come in and meet their teachers and bring in their school supplies so they don't have to worry about them on Wednesday. 5-8th grade students will also get PE lockers. Please remember all visitors must have masks on when in the building. We also ask that you follow social distancing guidelines and do not congregate in the halls. A phone message will go out as well, but we are having some technical issues with our system at this time. We will see you all soon!
Riley School celebrates the last day with a beyond amazing treat of the Kona Ice Truck! All of the students and staff enjoyed the flavorful shaved ice on this beautiful day to wrap up a tremendously successful 2020-2021 school year! Thank to the Baros family for your generosity! Have a great SUMMER!
Teacher Appreciation Week: I want to thank all of the teachers and staff for the work that they do with our students. This year has been a challenge for all of us and it has been amazing to see how our staff has accepted that challenge and done an amazing job. We have an incredible staff; and as always, it makes me proud to be part of the "Riley Family". Thank you all!
Dear Parent/Guardian, Important! Please read: Picture Day for Riley Elementary School is scheduled for Monday, March 8, 2021. Order online at inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/57156PF. Use this information and the tools on the Picture Day Guide Website. A note on masks: We rely on parent volunteers or school employees to ensure each child is ready to have their picture taken and has their mask removed if they feel comfortable. Our photographers may simply ask one time, "Would you like to take off the mask for your portrait?" Please make sure teachers or volunteers remind the students that when it's their turn to take their picture, it is okay to remove the mask. In addition, REMOTE-LEARNERS need to be here at 9:00AM, if they want pictures taken.
Remote Learning Dress-Up Day! The Class of 2021 is encouraging Riley School to come to school dressed as if it is a remote learning planning day! I'm sure we will see plenty of hoodies, hats, pajamas, and bed-heads! (That's just counting the teachers!) Remote Learners, your challenge is to dress up for the day! Have your camera on YOU and not your ceiling fan! Let's have some fun on a Friday! Great Idea Class of 2021!
Kindergarten Registration is Open At time of registration please bring in your child's original birth certificate (or official copy from the county where they were born) and two forms of "proof of residency". If you have any questions please call the Riley School
Riley has school today, Tuesday, January 26th. Allow extra time for travel and bus pickups.
Riley PE Teachers perform the 12 Days of Fitmas with Special Guests! Enjoy "The Eleventh Day of Fitmas!" http://bit.ly/Riley12DaysFitmas-EleventhDay
Riley PE Teachers perform the 12 Days of Fitmas with Special Guests! Enjoy "The Tenth Day of Fitmas!" http://bit.ly/Riley12DaysFitmas-TenthDay
Riley PE Teachers perform the 12 Days of Fitmas with Special Guests! Enjoy "The Ninth Day of Fitmas!" https://bit.ly/Riley12DaysFitmas-NinthDay
Riley PE Teachers perform the 12 Days of Fitmas with Special Guests! Enjoy "The Eighth Day of Fitmas!" https://bit.ly/Riley12DaysFitmas-EighthDay
Riley PE Teachers perform the 12 Days of Fitmas with Special Guests! Enjoy "The Seventh Day of Fitmas!" https://bit.ly/Riley12DaysFitmas-SeventhDay
Riley PE Teachers perform the 12 Days of Fitmas with Special Guests! Enjoy "The Sixth Day of Fitmas!" https://bit.ly/Riley12DaysFitmas-SixthDay
Riley PE Teachers perform the 12 Days of Fitmas with Special Guests! Enjoy "The Fifth Day of Fitmas!" https://bit.ly/Riley12DaysFitmas-FifthDay
Riley PE Teachers perform the 12 Days of Fitmas with Special Guests! Enjoy "The Fourth Day of Fitmas!" https://bit.ly/Riley12DaysFitmas-FourthDay
Riley PE Teachers perform the 12 Days of Fitmas with Special Guests! Enjoy "The Third Day of Fitmas!" https://bit.ly/Riley12DaysFitmas-ThirdDay
Riley PE Teachers perform the 12 Days of Fitmas with Special Guests! Enjoy "The Second Day of Fitmas!" https://bit.ly/Riley12DaysFitmas-SecondDay
Riley PE Teachers perform the 12 Days of Fitmas with Special Guests! Enjoy "The First Day of Fitmas!" https://bit.ly/Riley12DaysFitmas-FirstDay
School Board Elections: Board of Education April Election - 4 Seats-There are 4 school board member seats that will be coming up on the April ballot for reelection. Qualifications include but are not limited to: United States Citizen, Resident of the State of Illinois and of the School District for at least one year preceding election, at least 18 years of age, can not be employed by the district. For further information and to request a petition packet, please contact Christine Conkling, Superintendent, 815-568-8637
Riley School Retakes and Remote-Learner Picture Day! When: Monday, October 26th, 2020 Where: Riley Town Hall (2 buildings north of Riley School) Time: In Person Retakes 8:10-8:30 a.m. Remote Learners Grades K-3 8:30-9:15 a.m. Remote Learners Grades 4-8 9:15-10:00 a.m. (Siblings may arrive together) Order Online @ inter-state.com/order Use Order Code: 50844DA Note for Remote Learners: Student's temperature will be taken upon arrival. Students Only will be allowed in the town hall. Do not send your child if they have any Covid symptoms: Chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. Do not send your child if they are currently quarantining have had close contact with or cared for someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days
Picture Day is 09/14/2020, mark your calendar! Ordering online is easy, visit: inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/50843MF
MATERIAL DROPOFF: DUE TO RAIN WILL BE TAKING MATERIALS AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE OF THE BUILDING UNTIL THE RAIN SUBSIDES.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR OF 2020 RILEY GRADUATES! WE WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK AS YOU MOVE ON TO MARENGO HIGH SCHOOL!
ABC COUNTDOWN: Day 'G" Thank you to Mrs. Kunde and Mr. Zont's second graders for helping with the scavenger hunt. (The audio isn't perfect, but we're always learning) https://youtu.be/aVWHmmU0q6Y
We miss our students greatly, as a classroom is like a family. We laugh and learn together, we play and have disagreements. We take a journey for nine months and often spend more waking hours with our RILEY classmates than we do our at-home families. We miss you all and want to stay connected as much as we can. Here is a photo of a third grade art project. Thank you, Ms. Moore for providing opportunities for our students to tap into some different ways of learning. Thank you to all of our teachers for continuing to provide a well-rounded education for all of our RILEY students. Please share more photos of our RILEY students learning and creating in different ways. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
School building will remain closed for in-person instruction for the remainder of the school year. See our News section
Governor Pritzker has announced he will be signing a proclamation extending the emergency shelter-in-place order, which also would extend the school closure until the end of April. We will continue as we move forward with our Remote Learning Plan until that time.
Late this afternoon, Governor Pritzger issued a directive stating all schools in Illinois will be closed starting Tuesday, March 17th. Students will be in school on Monday the 16th in order to help facilitate the implementation of an E-Learning protocol. Thank you for helping us to implement this change in educational services for your children. More detailed information will be coming out soon. We appreciate you patience in this unprecedented situation.
Please check your email for the message from Superintendent Conkling regarding the E-Learning Survey.
Dear Riley Parents: In light of everything that is happening in the world, our state, and our county, we are working to make preparations for possible school closures in the future. There is no plan to close at this time, but we want to prepare for any possible scenarios. Since a closure would most likely mean extended time out of school, we are trying to assess our ability to provide continuity of instruction through electronic means. As part of this process, we have sent out a survey that asks specific questions about the technology you have at home and that students would be able to access during regular school hours if school was closed. It is imperative that we receive responses from all families in order to make informed decisions and to have a true understanding of what is possible. For those of you without email addresses, we will be sending home paper copies of the survey tomorrow with your children. Thank you for taking the time to do this in order to help your children receive the best educational opportunities possible. Please click on the link below to access the survey. Click on link below: E-Learning Survey ================================== Christine Conkling Riley CCSD 18 Marengo, IL 60152 phone: 815-568-8637 email: email@example.com ======================
Happy Monday!! Tomorrow we Celebrate the 100th Day of School!!