Riverside Elementary is on a Modified Traditional Schedule. This schedule allows Riverside to stay on a Traditional Schedule rather than switch to a year round schedule. On a Modified Traditional Schedule, roughly half of the students will begin school on the Early Bird Schedule (8:00-2:20 Monday-Thursday, 8:00-12:45 F) and half of the students will begin on the Later Gator Schedule (9:15-3:35 Monday-Thursday, 9:15-2:00 Friday).
The staggered schedules will give the teacher an opportunity to work with smaller groups of students at the beginning and end of each day. Students will have Math, Science, Social Studies, Lunch, Recess and Specialty classes (which may include P.E., Music, Art, Computers and Library) taught on a rotating schedule, in the middle of the day. We will continue to release students early on Fridays in order to allow teachers time to work in teams, to plan, assess and improve student learning. Kindergarten students will have their entire class on the same schedule (either Early Bird or Later Gator) with assistants available to help with small group instruction in the mornings and afternoons.
Students who are bussed to Riverside for special programs will attend school from 8:25-3:05 Monday-Thursday and from 8:25-1:25 on Friday.