Dear Parents,

     Welcome to Riverside Elementary School!  We are very excited your child will be participating in our Physical Education class.  We are here to encourage every child and provide a fun and safe environment in which to meet our goals.

     Our purpose is to provide a variety of learning experiences for students to develop an appreciation for wellness and a desire to participate in a variety of physical activities.  Our goal for the year is to make fitness part of our student's everyday lives. 

     We have four big events throughout the year in which your child will have the opportunity to participate:  Jump Rope for Heart, President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Mileage Club and the much anticipated "Field Day". 

     Our P.E. department we will have two fundraisers going on during the school year:  Labels for Education and Tyson Project A+. 



Labels for Education:  Participating is easy - simply save UPC'S from Campbell products and send them to school. Some of the products eligible for redemption in the program include the following products:

Campbell's    .  Franco-American   .   Bic      

Dannon  .   Pop Secret  .  Glad  .   Prego

 Swanson    .  Pace   .  Pepperidge Farm 

For a complete list go to:

     Tyson A+ Labels are worth 24c each. This is similar to the Box-Tops for Education program.  Simply clip the label showing the A+ logo from Tyson lunch meats and frozen products.  Make sure you clip the entire 1-2-3 portion, not just the A+ symbol.  Return them to school.   This is a great fundraiser for our school and requires no additional  out-of-pocket money for anyone.  Just buy the foods you would normally buy, and save the labels.  For more information go to  on products go to:       


We are looking forward to a great year!  If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email us.      This is going to be a great year at Riverside Elementary and we thank you for all of your support.



Patti Johnson

Linda Lee Harrell

Telephone Number

482-9611 ext.





To participate in Physical Education class, the proper shoes and clothing must be worn.   If the proper attire is not worn, your child will not be able to participate with the class during PE and will walk the track and/or do some other activity for their exercise. 

 Children with injuries that require a cast, stitches, a brace, crutches or have any type of wrapped bandages, etc., will not be able to participate in PE. This is a safety issue for your child as well as their classmates.   This will not affect their grade in P.E.

When your child, for any reason, is unable to participate in P.E. class, or has restricted activity, please send a note with your child for their PE teacher explaining the situation.



S     (satisfactory),            

N    (needs improvement)   

U       (unsatisfactory).                         

Tally marks are given to students who do not follow our physical education rules or school rules.   Students that have accumulated 21 or more tally marks for the year will not be able to participate in Field Day.  



Our dress code policy will be enforced!  If your child does not have on the proper footwear or clothing for physical education class, they will not be able to participate in the class activity.  If a child does not have the acceptable clothing and/or footwear, they will participate in another form of physical education.  If your child needs to change shoes or clothes to participate in PE, they need to change before they arrive at PE. 






Acceptable Footwear :  

          tennis shoes/gym shoes

            that have all of the below

            a CLOSED front,

            a CLOSED back

            Secured to the foot

            Rubber soles

Acceptable Clothing:                                                  clothing that passes Riverside's dress code policy.  Dresses and skirts are allowed if shorts are worn underneath.  All tops must cover midriff when arms are in the air.





Unacceptable Footwear

   Footwear that hinders movement

   Footwear that has heals

   Footwear that has an open back

   Footwear that has an open front

   Footwear that is not secure to the foot

These include and not limited to: 

flip-flops, boots, crocs style shoes, clogs, sandals, and slip on shoes.

Unacceptable Clothing:                                                tank tops, low cut shirts and/or shorts, dresses and /or skirts (unless shorts are worn underneath)


Students with unacceptable clothing will be sent to the clinic and/or will not be able to participate in P.E

Children with injuries that require a cast, stitches, a brace, crutches or have any type of wrapped bandages, etc., will not be able to participate in PE.   This is a safety issue for your child as well as their classmates.