Directions for Item Pick Up at Riverdale Heights

Directions for Item Pick Up at Riverdale Heights

Dear Riverdale Heights Families:

We hope this message finds you and your family well. While online learning has been implemented in phases and begins to take root for the remainder of our 2019-20 school year, we have been planning and orchestrating schoolwide desk and locker cleanout. All personal items have been collected from desks, lockers (including PE lockers for grades 4-6) and staged in plastic bags with student names and homerooms on labels for efficient drive-thru pick up. We will be ready to return these personal items to you on May 7th and 8th. 

We are asking that each family write their name on a large sheet of paper with the student’s name(s) and teacher(s) so that as you pull to the front of the pick up line, staff has non-verbal communication regarding what materials you are here to pick up. For pick up purposes, we will utilize the bus lane, as well as the two regular drop off lanes to allow for several vehicles to enter the lot at the same time. Please pull all the way to the front of your lane and open your vehicle’s trunk.  We ask that any library books or other school property are placed in the trunk of your vehicle and opened when you arrive to be picked up by staff as we give you your student’s bag of personal items.  Items will be exchanged without contact, as we want to maintain social distancing throughout the process.  Again, please arrive with paper communication that you can hold to your window to communicate what items you are there to pick up. We want to avoid communications which require staff to be closer than is recommended. 

We are assigning times by grade levels, as indicated below, to keep things moving efficiently with the understanding some families have children at multiple grade levels. If you have multiple children at varying grade levels, you can come at designated times for any of your children, and we will give you all your chidrens’ items at that time. Scheduling times also allows for staff to plan (if possible) to be present to wish the children well if you choose to bring them to pick up their items. We do ask that all drivers and passengers remain in vehicles the entire time you are here for safety purposes.

Thursday, May 7 Schedule:                Friday, May 8 Schedule:
Grades K-1 : 8:00-10:00 AM              All grades 8:00 AM - Noon 
Grades 2-3: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Grades 4-5: 12:00-2:00 PM
Grade 6: 2:00-4:00 PM

If your student has medication at the school and would like to pick it up along with your items, please reach out to school nurse, Stacy Schick at

Thank you for your patience and on-going support as we all learn together and support our children academically, socially and emotionally through this period. Please call our office at 563-332-0525 if you have any specific needs or questions pertaining to pick up of personal items or drop off of school property.

There is no doubt that our PV Community will be resilient and come back stronger than ever after this experience. Thanks for your understanding and on-going support.

Jennifer Richardson
Riverdale Heights Principal