Security Measures

Dear Parents and Guardians;                                                                          


I would like to inform you of the new security measures that will be implemented at Riverside Elementary School beginning Tuesday, September 2nd


  • All doors will be locked at 8:30 except the main front door which is labeled as door #2 and will remain locked until 3:00.
  • All parents, visitors, and students arriving at Riverside after the doors are locked are asked to stop and sign – in at the office.
  • If you plan to stay at Riverside, you will be issued a visitor’s badge.All adults will be wearing an ID badge while at Riverside.
  • If you are picking up your child early from school, please come to the office and sign them out – your child will be called out of their room to meet you in the office.We ask parents not to walk down to the rooms.
  • When picking your child up after school is dismissed at 3:00, please use the north door #3 to meet your child.We will have paraprofessional support directing children to their parent’s car.Please keep traffic flowing through the parking lot area.
  • From 3 :05 – 3:30, students will be either in the gym, playground, or lunchroom.
  • Park Street is designated as bus parking from 3:00 – 3:30.Thank you for your cooperation in keeping this area clear of vehicles.


Please understand that we are implementing the security measures to ensure that every child is in a safe learning environment while they are at Riverside Elementary School.  Please be patient and helpful as we work at starting this new plan.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at 507-847-5963.


Joel Timmerman, Principal

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