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About Riverton School

Be Prepared for School Cancellations

 The Portland Public Schools close when it is unsafe for children to get to school due to the conditions of roads and sidewalks.   

School closing decisions generally are made by 5:30 a.m.  They are announced on the school district’s website (www.portlandschools.org), Facebook page (Portland ME Public Schools) and on local radio and television stations, including TV3. 

If schools are closed for the day, extracurricular activities usually are cancelled, too.  However, Portland Recreation may be open for participants of their before- and after-school program.  Please call the Recreation Information Hotline at 756-8130 for updates or check the Portland Recreation page on Facebook. 

The district may delay the start of school or dismiss students early due to inclement weather or specific issues in one or more buildings.  Notifications will occur in the same way as full-day cancellations.  Parents also will be notified of unexpected early releases through the district's automated calling system, so that parents can plan for picking up their children or arranging for them to have access to other care arrangements. 

Every family needs a back-up plan for school cancellations.  Please arrange for a neighbor, family member, friend or child-care provider to care for your child.  Be sure that your child’s school has a current phone number to reach you in case of emergency.   

For more information about cancellations, visit:http://www2.portlandschools.org/school-closing-information

 

DROP-OFF/PICK-UP PROCEDURES 

Safety is our primary concern for our students and parents.

Our drop-off/pick-up will remain in the LOWER parking area.  Please do not park in the drop-off area.   The bus area and upper parking lot are not areas for drop-off/pick-up.  

Students are supervised by our educational technicians in the auditorium beginning at 8:00 a.m. Our school day begins at 8:15 a.m. Students arriving after 8:15 a.m. will be considered tardy.   

At the end of the school day (3:05 p.m.)  students are escorted by school staff to the lower parking lot.  Please remind your children to stay on the sidewalk until they are picked up by a parent or family member.  We need your cooperation in following all drop-off/pick-up procedures  for your children’s safety. 

We have had the Portland Police Department come out to observe the procedures to give us feedback and other suggestions.  They will be at school twice a month to observe pick-up procedures. 

Thank you for working with us to make the arrival and dismissal time orderly, efficient and safe!

 


 

Riverton is a pre-K through grade 5 school located off outer Forest Avenue in Portland, Maine. Our school is in a community building which we are very lucky to have a branch of the Portland Public Library, the City of Portland Dental Health Services and space for the Recreation Department of Portland Parks and Recreation that includes a swimming pool.

Our grounds include tennis courts, a basketball court, playscape and multiple ball fields. Gardens planted by students dot the area and a community garden has been established.   

 If you need help translating this information into another language, please call the Office of Multilingual and Multicultural Programs at 874-8135.