Search Site

This search form uses an instant search feature. As you type, search results will appear automatically below the search field. When you've entered you desired search terms use tab to navigate through the available results and hit enter to open the selected page or document.
Student Checkout Days and Times
Student Checkout Days and Times
Ken Slater
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Click here for the student checkout plans next week or read below. 

Dear River Valley Students and Parents:

We hope this letter finds you well. It’s time to wrap up the 2019-2020 school year. We have set up some days and times next week to provide you with an opportunity to return books and materials as well as pick up items that the students may have left in their respective buildings.  Below are the days and times for both buildings and then there is specific information for both buildings. 

Checkout and Pick up times will be the same in both buildings and are as follows:

Tuesday, May 19: 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, May 20: 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Thursday, May 21: 4:00 -7:00 pm

Elementary Student Check-Out:

Q: Who can pick up items? 

A: Parents or older siblings of PK-5th grade students. One adult/older student per family will be allowed to enter the school.

Q: What will the procedures be?

A: Please enter the gym through the north doors where students typically enter 

each morning.  Locate the necessary teacher tables to retrieve your child’s personal belongs and/or drop off school materials.  You will exit south of the bleachers. Entry will not be granted at any other door of the building in order to keep others safe.

Q: How can I expect materials to be organized?

A: All items will be located on tables in the gym area.  Each table will be labeled

with a teacher’s name and will have items bagged up for students on the table. Names will be clearly marked on each bag for easy identification. Each teacher’s table will also have a bin for returning items to the classroom teacher.  There will be a separate table for library books to be returned.  You can return both school library books and Washta Public Library books if you wish.

Q: What items should I be looking to return to the school?

A: Please return the following items: guided reading books, guided reading bags, textbooks, rented band instruments, Everyday Math flashcards. library books, classroom novels (4th Grade: Castle in the Attic, 5th Grade: Bud, Not Buddy).  You can also drop off money for any unpaid lunch balances. 

Q: What items will be in my child’s bag?

A: Personal belongings (clothing, PE shoes, boots, etc.), notebooks, pens/pencils, other remaining school supplies, artwork, class pictures (if ordered).  5th grade students’ locker items and DARE graduation materials will be in their bags as well.

Q: Will teachers be at the school when I stop by to drop off and pick up items?

A: No.  In order to maintain less than 10 individuals in the building at one time, we will not have teachers in the building during pick up/drop off times.  Mrs. Holtz and Mrs. Johnson will be in the gym to assist you, if needed.

JR/SR High School Student Checkout:

WHO:  6-12 grade students

WHAT:  Checking out of school.  Turning all school items in and picking up personal belongings to take home for the summer.

WHY:  To officially wrap up the school year and begin your summer.

HOW:  Students will be allowed in the building 8 at a time.  We ask that students wear a mask and gloves if able.  Mr. Bisenius will be at the front entrance to check you into the building and check you out of the building.  Marlo will be in the commons to distribute needed materials and to give overall general help with the process.  Textbooks and other classroom materials will be put on tables in front of the appropriate classroom doors.  Parents will not be allowed into the building unless prior arrangements have been made.  Please pay close attention to the following lists below. 

Items to check in:

  • Chromebook, charger, case 

  • Library books 

  • If you have a negative lunch balance or owe any money for chromebook damage, apparel etc..., bring money to clear that up.

  • Textbooks

  • Any materials that belong to a teacher or the school. (Art supplies, yearbook supplies, cameras)

  • Athletic, cheer, or dance uniforms.

Things you will take home from the school:

  • Personal locker items (notebooks, pens, pencils, etc…)

  • Locker room items- All clothes have been washed and will be available for you to pick up in the commons.  

  • SENIORS- Caps and gowns for graduation

  • Art projects or any other class projects

  • End of year award packets for high school students

  • Music instruments that need to go home with the student

* IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON ACCOUNT BALANCES OR THE CHECK OUT PROCEDURE, PLEASE CONTACT MARLO AT THE JH/HS OFFICE AT 712-372-4656.  THANK YOU! *

We look forward to reconnecting with everyone when it’s determined it’s safe to do so. Be well and stay safe!