How many students will be at Riverview? What are the enrollment numbers and staff numbers for Riverview? Class sizes?
Riverview PK-8 school is being built to accommodate 1000 students. This would equal (4) rounds per grade level PK-8. Class sizes follow our district board policy.
Is Kindergarten full day or half day?
All kindergarten classes will be full day. See school hours listed below.
Do you have plans for tours/information sessions before opening?
Yes, we will be utilizing email and our school Facebook to advertise upcoming events.
How do I register to attend Riverview?
Registration for upcoming school years begin in mid January. If you are new to the district, please complete a new online registration application via the following link (in January). If you have an existing student, currently enrolled in Thompson School District, you will need to complete your “annual student registration” using your parent portal account to complete the registration process for the following school year. The district will begin communicating about this process with existing families after the first of the year. Please reach out to us if you have any questions. Here is the link to the district webpage with registration links: https://www.thompsonschools.org/page/9500
How do I apply for open enrollment to Riverview, I do not live in the attendance boundaries?
Here is the link to the district’s page on applying for open enrollment: https://www.thompsonschools.org/domain/4193 The open enrollment window is opens the Monday following Thanksgiving break and closes the first Friday following winter break. The first window for the 21-22 School year opens Monday, November 30, 2020 and will close Friday, January 8, 2021. The second window of open enrollment requests opens Friday, April 2, 2021. Please review the following need to know items:
- Applications for school of choice/open enrollment are available at all schools and on the district website. Applicants may apply for enrollment in any school(s) with appropriate grade levels and programs and must submit their application(s) on-line, during the window for open enrollment that will be advertised on the district’s website.
Determining Space and Program Availability
- A school will be closed to school of choice/open enrollment and nonresident admission on an annual basis if enrollment is at or exceeds 95% of its capacity or is projected to reach 95% capacity within the following three years. Modular buildings will not be taken into consideration when determining availability of classroom space. In addition, a grade level within a school may be closed to school of choice/open enrollment and nonresident admission on an annual basis if enrollment at that grade level is projected to exceed 95% of its capacity.
What is the cut off age to enter kindergarten? Early Childhood?
A child’s age by October 1st is the determining age for school entrance. If a child will be 5 by October 1st, they are eligible to begin kindergarten that school year. In that same example, if a child will be 5 by October 1st, they are not eligible for early childhood. Early Childhood serves district 3 and 4 year old students.
What will the school hours be?
Office Hours: 7:50 am - 3:50 pm
Kindergarten - 8th grade
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Start time: 8:20 am
Dismissal Time: 3:35 pm
Wednesday Late Start
Start Time: 9:20 am
Dismissal Time: 3:35 pm
Will there be a before and after school program? If so, what will the hours be?
Riverview will be providing a before and after school program operated by the Boys and Girls Club of Larimer County. Here is a link to their website for more information: Boys and Girls Club of Larimer County
Where are the boundaries for Riverview?
We are in the process of getting a map of our boundaries. Right now, you can utilize the ‘school locator’ feature on our website to determine the home schools for your address. Here is the link to the school locator: https://www.thompsonschools.org/Page/9235
Where will the bus routes be?
Bus routes will not be determined until we know actual enrollments for fall 2021. At that time, our transportation department will begin the process of developing bus routes. Here is the link to the transportation website for future reference: https://www.thompsonschools.org/page/127 Bussing is provided for students who live more than 1.5 miles from the school.
Will there be bussing for out of district students who wish to attend Riverview?
Part of the open enrollment process (applying to a school that you do not currently reside within their boundaries) is understanding that you will be responsible for providing transportation for your child(ren) to and from school. Bussing routes are determined and routed within each school's existing boundary lines.
Will you have new school information sessions and tours?
Riverview is planning on holding several “getting to know you” and informational sessions. We anticipate being able to provide building tours as well. Many of these ‘in person’ events are completely dependent on the status of the COVID restrictions and guidelines.
Early Childhood Program questions:
What are the early childhood program hours?
AM Half Day: 7:50-11:10 (varies per site) M,T,TH,F (no school on W)
PM Half Day: 11:40-3:00 (varies per site) M,T,TH,F (no school on W)
What are the entrance guidelines, eligibility, programs offered etc. / How do I apply for my child to be in the Early Childhood program?
There are several programs offered through the Thompson School District Early Childhood Program. Please take a look at the links provided below and reach out directly to the Early Childhood department for information regarding applying, availability and different program options.
Early Childhood Application Information: https://www.thompsonschools.org/page/11449
Early Childhood website: https://www.thompsonschools.org/Page/11431
This is a link to the FAQ page for Early Childhood:
Please reach out to Meghan O’brien in Early Childhood with any specific questions you have regarding Early Childhood. Meghan.Obrien@thompsonschools.org or 970-613-5052.