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News & Events

We know you’ll want to know all of the great things that are happening at Riverside Traditional School. Here you will find out about student and teacher awards and kudos, fundraisers, and school activities.

District Happenings

Reopening of Schools

We greatly appreciate all of the time and support you have given your children as they have been learning from a distance. You are amazing! We know it has not been easy juggling school for your children, your career, your household, and your entire family’s emotional health during this time of school closures. We thank you for believing, trusting, and supporting R2 in our effort to address all of the challenges faced by the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no doubt that it will continue to be a difficult road ahead, but we have faith in our R2 community that by working together and supporting one another, we will succeed. We will begin the school year on July 27 completely online through our STEM2 distance learning platform.

Please note that our current school calendar is subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s rate of infection, state health orders, the governor’s additional executive orders, changes in legislation, and our own assessment of when it will be safe for our students to return to in-person instruction.

Based on the current rate of infection and our own assessment, we have determined that a realistic date to allow students to return to in-person instruction will extend beyond August 17 or even September 8. Therefore, as of this date, we have decided that October 12, or until further notice, will be the time frame for students to safely return to the school for in-person instruction. These dates are fluid and may change as we receive additional guidance from the governor, Arizona Department of Health, Arizona Department of Education, and the Centers for Disease Control.

Please take a moment to read Superintendent Dr. Jaime Rivera's complete letter below regarding the reopening of schools.