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Dear Students, Parents, and Staff,     Matthew Jensen                                       

Welcome Back to Riverside Middle/High School!

I hope this letter finds you all in good health and high spirits. As the summer break draws to a close, I am thrilled to extend a warm welcome back to each and every one of you. It fills my heart with immense joy to see the school come alive again with the laughter, enthusiasm, and curiosity of our incredible students.

We embark on a new academic year, and it presents us with a world of possibilities and opportunities. I assure you that the entire faculty and staff have been diligently preparing for this moment to provide you with an exceptional and enriching educational experience. Whether you are returning students familiar with the halls of Riverside, or new faces eager to begin your journey here, know that you are all valued members of our vibrant school community.

This year, we remain committed to fostering an environment that promotes academic excellence, creativity, and personal growth. We believe in nurturing not only the minds, but also the hearts of our students. We encourage all of you to dream big, set ambitious goals, and challenge yourselves to reach new heights.

Alongside our rigorous academic curriculum, we have an array of extracurricular activities and clubs that cater to diverse interests. From sports to arts, music to FFA, there is something for everyone to explore and embrace their passions. I encourage each student to participate actively in these activities as they form an integral part of holistic development.

The safety and well-being of our students and staff remain our utmost priority. We have implemented comprehensive health and safety protocols to ensure a secure learning environment for everyone.

Parents, your unwavering support and partnership are essential to our school's success. We encourage open communication and invite you to actively engage in your child's education journey. Together, we can inspire and guide them to achieve their highest potential.

To our dedicated faculty and staff, your commitment to our students' growth and success is commendable. Your passion for teaching and dedication to our school community are the driving forces behind our accomplishments.

Let us approach this academic year with a sense of unity, respect, and empathy for one another. We are a family at Riverside, and as we face any challenges that may arise, we will stand together and emerge stronger.

As we open the doors to learning once more, I want to reiterate that we are here for each of you. Never hesitate to reach out to us if you need assistance or support throughout the year.

I wish you all an incredible, fulfilling, and transformative academic year at Riverside. Let us embrace the learning journey with open hearts and minds, ready to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Welcome back, and here's to an extraordinary year ahead!


Matthew Jensen Principal, Riverside Middle/High School