Riverside Elementary School

Home of the Riverside Tigers

Welcome to Riverside Elementary School!

Jared Giffin, Principal

Jared Giffin, Principal


Riverside Elementary School

327 S. West St
Emporia, KS 66801

Phone: (620) 341-2276
Fax: (620) 341-2279

Office hours: 7:20 am – 4 pm


riverside_tiger_75pxRead the 2016 Parent Letter from the Principal – English & Spanish

Important Dates
  • Plan to attend open house Monday, August 15, 4 - 6 pm
  • Jump Start is Wednesday, August 17 - first day for kindergarten and other new students; 8 am start and 1 pm dismissal
  • First day for all students is Thursday, August 18; 8 am start and 3:09 pm dismissal
  • RecXtra begins Thursday, August 18. Enroll through Emporia Rec


School Hours:

Building opens:7:20 am
Breakfast served:  7:20 - 7:40 am
Classes start:8 am
Classes dismiss:3:09 pm
RecXtra:  3:09 - 5:30 pm


The Emporia Recreation Commission offers an after-school program, which provides supervision from the time of school dismissal until 5:30 pm. There is a fee for students to attend.  Information and enrollment forms are available at the Recreation Center.

Emporia Recreation Center Phone: 620.340.6399

Visit ERC Website

Class Assignments

Class rosters with teacher assignments will be posted at the Open House on Aug. 15, 4-6 pm.

Student Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures

We discourage students from being picked up in the circle drive. Please pick your child up according to these guidelines:

  • Kindergarten and 1st grade parents are asked to park on West Street (south of the circle drive by Peter Pan Park) and walk up to the primary wing to pick students up.
  • 2nd grade parents, park on Randolph Street (north of Peter Pan Park). Staff will walk students to that area.
  • 3rd-5th grade students will be dismissed to walk to Randolph Street and can cross at either West or Washington Street (north of Riverside).

If you have students in multiple grades, ask the older child to pick up the younger child/children and go to the older child’s pick up location. If you have a pre-arranged pick up place for your child so that they know where to walk, that is the best solution.

Start & Dismissal Times and Bus Schedules

All K-12 schools will start at 8 am, with a 9 am start for EMS & EHS on Wednesdays. Dismissal times will be 3:09 pm elementary & TPA, 3:22 pm EMS & 3:21 pm EHS.


Start & Dismissal Times

View Bus Schedules


2016-2017 School Supply List

All school supplies will be provided to PreK-12 students through a donation from the First United Methodist Church of Emporia.

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