Sports At Riverwalk Academy!

We are excited to announce that Riverwalk Academy, in conjunction with Franklin Christian, will be starting our Sports Program this fall. As many of you know sports teaches not only the excitement of competition but also the value of exercise, sportsmanship and character development. Riverwalk Academy’s goal is to implement a sports program that values these core concepts that closely ties into the schools PBIS model.

In the Fall of 2017, Riverwalk will have 7th and 8th grade (boys and girls) Basketball.

In the Spring of 2018, Riverwalk will have 7th and 8th grade (boys and girls) Soccer.

Also in the Spring, Riverwalk will have 7th and 8th grade (boys and girls) Track

For more information, email Mark Wilson at mwilson@riverwalkacademy.com

Riverwalk Academy Technology Fee

To help sustain the technology investment and offset repair cost Riverwalk Academy has implemented a technology protection payment plan. 

The technology protection payment of $20 will entitle the student to a one-time replacement for unintentional damage or repair. This does not cover intentional damage to the device or lost computers and/or chargers. 

Families with financial hardships may be eligible for a payment waiver. We will refer to your Free & Reduced Lunch form. Please contact Mrs. Mabey at smabey@riverwalkacademy.com for more details. 

All students/parents must have this completed form on file prior to a technology device being issued/used within class. Fees or other arrangements must be made by September 1, 2017. 

To Download the Form to fill out and turn in at school Click Here

If you want to pay online via our school store Click Here 

A Message From The Nurse

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Dear Parents,

Hello! I Hope you all have had an awesome summer! Just wanted to send a note out to let you know that if you have a child that will need any medication while at school that you bring it to the meet and greet on Aug 14th along with the correct paperwork. If it is a prescribed medication then the Prescription Medication form will have to be filled out and signed by a doctor. If it is over the counter then the Non-Prescription Medication form will need to be filled out and does not require a doctor's signature. This will give me time to fill out the paperwork that I need to on my end and have everything ready for your child on the first day of school. Thanks so much for your help with this and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank You,

Donna Jeffers, School Nurse

Donate Supplies to Students in Need

WHILE YOU ARE OUT PICKING UP SUPPLIES AND TAKING ADVANTAGE OF GREAT SCHOOL SUPPLY DEALS, PLEASE CONSIDER PICKING UP A FEW EXTRAS TO DONATE TO OUR STUDENTS IN NEED. THESE SUPPLIES WILL BE PACKED UP AND GIVEN OUT TO ENSURE ALL OF OUR STUDENTS ARE READY FOR THEIR FIRST DAY. OUR GOAL IS 20 COMPLETE BACKPACKS.

ITEMS NEEDED INCLUDE BACKPACKS AND ANYTHING ON THE SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST FOR ANY GRADE LEVELS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A MONETARY DONATION, YOU MAY DO THAT AS WELL AT OUR TOOLS FOR SCHOOL DONATE PAGE HERE ALL DONATIONS CAN BE DROPPED OFF IN THE COLLECTION BOX LOCATED IN THE SCHOOL FOYER DURING SCHOOL OFFICE HOURS OR AT THE MEET AND GREET NIGHT ON AUGUST 14TH. 

FOR ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT TIFFANY HUDSON THUDSON@RIVERWALKACADEMY.COM OR JOY TERHUNE PTO@RIVERWALKACADEMY.COM

School Lunches - Order Process

Dear Riverwalk Families,
 
We hope you’ve been having an amazing summer! As another school year approaches, we wanted to tell you about some changes you may notice when using the Riverwalk Academy ordering/payment platform this year. First, the service we use, Orderlunches, is now called Boonli. While the software has a new name, the platform still provides the same secure and time-saving features, but with some additional benefits:

  • Starting in early fall, the platform will be mobile ready! Once that update goes into effect, you will be able to log in from anywhere – smartphone, tablet or computer – and order lunches on the go.
  • The platform saves you valuable time and makes finding what you’re looking for even easier.
  • You’ll discover a new way to order with color-coded features, so at-a-glance you can see how many items are in your cart, what orders have been placed and the total number of students with an order each day.
  • Like always, you’ll be able to star favorite items, so the platform will automatically select them every time they are offered.
  • After saving an order, if you’d like to copy that order to other students it’s as easy as a click of a button.
  • Navigation is simple – just click on the menu icon in the upper left-hand corner to open up tabs to your order history, profile, program information and help menu.

As a reminder, to access the platform visit http://riverwalk.boonli.com . The first time you visit a tutorial will pop-up to offer a quick and guided walk through. The platform is very user-friendly and intuitive and we think you’ll love how easy it is to manage your orders and payments.
 
If this is your first time logging in and creating an online profile for the lunch program please click register from the site http://riverwalk.boonli.com and input password RWA1.
 
If you have any questions, please let us know. You are more than welcome to start ordering for the upcoming first 2 months of school. We are excited to have more lunch options this year to give our students more of a variety! 
 
Enjoy your last week of summer!
 
Riverwalk Academy Leadership Team

August 04, 2017 Riverwalk Academy Updates

Dear Riverwalk Families,

Summer is quickly winding down and we are gearing up to start the new year. Everyone here is super excited to begin this new journey with you all. As you prepare for the start of the year, please take the time to look through our website and get familiar with where links are located. We also have a Facebook page that you may want to "like" and follow. 
 

Our new Student-Family handbook will be available online soon for you to review. Our teachers will also go over this information with your child during the first few days of school. We encourage you to look through it and become familiar with the dress code & code of conduct. The other information in this handbook may be able to answer questions that you may have about services offered at the school or key contact people. As always, if you have any questions feel free to contact someone at the school and we will be glad to assist you.
 

Our first day of school for students is August 17th. We will start classes promptly at 8:00 AM. There will be someone here to greet your child and direct him/her to their classroom. If you have a younger child and want to come in to walk him/her to their class, please be sure to park where you are not blocking anyone in. Remember, if you do plan to come in on the first day of school, you will need to stop and sign in the 'FIRST DAY GUEST BOOK' so that we know you are in the building. We ask that you walk your child to their classroom and say your goodbyes. I know this can be an emotional time for both you and your child, but please know that we will take very good care of him/her. These emotions are quite normal.
 

We will dismiss at 11:30 AM on Monday, August 21st. This is in preparation of the historical eclipse that will take place. This event is estimated to affect our area at approximately 2:40 PM. Our PBL Coach, Ms. Wilson, has been working very hard to create a fun activity for our students to do on that day in preparation for the eclipse. *** PLEASE keep all cereal boxes and send them to school with your child on the first day of school. The activity that they will be completed requires one.
 

If you are interested in the before and/or after school care offered by iWin, please look on our website for a link to their information under the Parent Resources tab. This is an outside vendor, but they do use our building for this program. The before school care is free for parents but children still need to be signed up through the iWin page, and there is a competitive rate for the after school care. IWin begins receiving children at 6:30 AM for before school care and they are here until 6:00 PM for after school. They do start after school care early on Fridays to accommodate our half days.
 

Our Meet & Greet will be held on Monday, August 14th, from 4 PM - 6 PM. We will have bouncy houses and food trucks here for you to enjoy while you are visiting. Postcards were mailed out to let you know who your child's teacher is. If you do not receive a postcard by Wednesday, please email Shenelle Mabey at smabey@riverwalkacademy.com. Some postcards were held back due to missing paperwork. It also may be that we have an incorrect address and need to ensure that we fix that!
 

Middle school students will receive their full schedules at the Meet & Greet. If you do not attend the Meet & Greet, then the schedule will be available at the school until the first day, after that the homeroom teachers will have them and give them out when your child comes to class on August 17th. 
 

The middle school modular has arrived and is being constructed. Once the building is completed, the electricians and Duke Energy will have to connect the power. Once that is done, we will undergo an inspection by the Office of School Facilities in order to get a certificate of occupancy. This process should not take long if all goes as scheduled. However, in the event that all of this is not finished by August 17th, we do have a Plan B for our middle school students until we are given the green light to use the modular. This plan is to use the elective PODS until it is ready. If this occurs, we do not anticipate it being very long at all. We had the opportunity to walk through a portion of the building and it is amazing. The rooms are very spacious and it is built extremely sturdy. We can't wait for our middle school students and parents to see it!
 

Please check our website for upcoming events, such as dances and other fun activities. We now have the option to purchase tickets and school-spirit wear online through our website. We still accept cash and check as well. Please remember that if you send any cash or check with your child to have it labeled in an envelope. This is extremely helpful as we receipt it, especially for the younger grades. 

We hope you enjoy the remainder of your summer. We look forward to seeing you on August 14th at the Meet & Greet. 
 

Riverwalk Administration Team

Happy Summer!

We hope everyone has enjoyed their summer with their families and friends! Riverwalk Academy is excited for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year! As August approaches, we wanted to ensure parents were aware of a couple of important dates, events and other information about the upcoming school year.  

 The first place that parents should always check is our Riverwalk Academy website. It contains links to various areas (Parent Resources, Board, PTO, etc.) that contain information that you may find useful. Please visit our website at http://riverwalkacademy.com

Our school supply list can also be found on our website under Parent Resources, as well as the Summer Reading information for each grade level, iWin (before/after school care), and our updated school calendar. If you need any information, please check our website first. We strive to keep it up to date with helpful information and easy to find links and resources.   

Please remember we will begin school promptly every day at 8:00, and any students who arrive after 8:00 a.m. will be considered tardy.  Dismissal will began at 3:05.  Also be mindful this year we will be dismissing over 600 students at the same time. Our staff will work very safely and quickly to dismiss students in a timely manner. All students will be dismissed using their car tag, which you will receive 2 sets of tags at our Meet & Greet. Each set contains one large tag to hang from your mirror and 2 small key-chain tags. If you do not have a car tag number, you will be asked to go through the car line, park, enter the building to show your driver's license before your child will be called for dismissal.  

Due to safety concerns, students will not be able to be dismissed to parents who park and do not go through the car rider line. Only parents who have been asked to park, will we dismiss students to them.  We are trying very hard to keep students safe during dismissal.  During dismissal our main focus is safety, therefore if a staff member asks you to park, move, or pull forward, please understand they are doing this for our student's safety. We also are asking parents to not come into the building during dismissal unless you have an appointment with a teacher. This will help us keep our building secure. We thank you in advance for your patience, understanding, and kindness during the first couple of weeks as we work to perfect our dismissal with more students. 

Our teachers are excited to meet you at our Meet & Greet on August 14, 2017, from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. During this time you will be able to meet your child/children teachers, see the school, pick up your car tags, find out information about the hot lunch program, purchase t-shirts and magnets, have fun on our bouncy houses and eat some delicious food! There will be food trucks on site for food purchases.  

Again we are very excited to see everyone in just a couple of weeks! We are looking forward to a fantastic school year! 

-School Administration