Riverside Elementary
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Car Rider Information

Car Rider Arrival

Car riders arrive and are dismissed out the front doors of the school. For dismissal, students in preschool through first grade exit through the primary entrance to the front sidewalk. Students in grades two through five are dismissed through the main entrance. Students wait with their grade level teachers until their cars pull up. Please stay in line and pull forward as directed.

The official school day begins at 9:00 a.m. Students are not to arrive at school before 8:40 a.m.

Breakfast is served from 8:40 to 8:50 a.m. daily. Students should have a book to read or may use their Chromebook to occupy them before class starts, especially if not participating in breakfast.

Students arriving after 9:00 a.m. should check-in at the office.


School personnel will be in the parking lot to direct traffic and ensure the safety of students during dismissal. Student pick up and drop off will be from the car rider line only.

Dismissal is from 3:25 to 3:40 p.m.

We ask that students are picked up no later than 3:40 p.m. We understand that on occasion extenuating circumstances may arise. If you will be late picking your child up, please call the school office at 812-288-4868 so we know you are on your way.

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Bus Rider Information

To sign up for bus transportation, please click here.

To help your child be ready for bus transportation, please teach them the following:

  • If your student misses the bus at their regular stop, do not follow the bus to the next stop and let your child walk/run beside the bus to get on.  The driver cannot see the student in the danger zone, especially if it is dark and could possibly hit them as they pull away from the stop.  Take your student to school.
  • Make children stay at least 10 feet away from the bus until they begin to enter.  Children will be able to see the driver and the driver can see them.
  • If children must cross the street to the bus they should cross the street 10 feet (five giant steps) in front of the bus where they can see the driver and the driver can see them.
  • Warn children that, if they drop something, they should never pick it up.  Instead, they should tell the driver and follow the driver’s instructions. If they bend over to pick up a dropped object, they might not be seen by the driver and could be hurt if the driver pulls away from the stop.
  • Remind children to look to the right before they step off the bus. Car drivers in a hurry sometimes try to sneak by the bus on the right hand side.
  • Teach your child to secure loose drawstrings and other objects that may get caught in the handrail or door of the bus as they are exiting.
  • If you meet your child at the bus stop after school, wait on the side where the child will be dropped off, not across the street. Children can be so excited at seeing you  after school that they may dash across the street and forget the safety rules.


Young girl riding a bicycle outside on a paved trail
Bike Riders

Bike riders are dismissed with walkers and are asked to walk bikes to the far end of the sidewalk before getting on to ride home. All walkers and bike riders will be dismissed from the side of the building closest to the playground and walked to the edge of the property toward the Riverside subdivision by school personnel. Walkers may not enter cars on the street. These students should be designated car riders. Students are expected to maintain appropriate behavior from the school building to their home. Walkers and bike riders are directed to go straight home. We ask all students to respect school property and that of our neighbors. Please don’t litter on the way home from school.

After School Program

Communities in Schools operates a before and after school program for students who need childcare. For more information, click here.

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