516 Weller Avenue La Porte, IN 46350
Phone: (219) 362-3235
Fax: (219) 362-4903

Principal: Mr. Chris Alber
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UrgentPrint this articleInformation Regarding the Coronavirus - 4/3/2020

April 3rd, 2020

A virtual conference was held with area school superintendents this morning (April 3rd) and the collective belief was that it is in our best interest to wait for further clarification next week by the Indiana Department of Education before making any additional adjustments to our school calendar for the remainder of the year.  Updates will be provided as they become available.

As we begin our scheduled spring break, enjoy time with those close to you, take the opportunity to reach out (virtually or by phone) to others, and know how much you are appreciated for the role you have played in ensuring that learning continues for our students.

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Information about COVID-19 is available on the Indiana Department of Health website at  https://www.in.gov/isdh/28470.htm or the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/covid-19.

Travel information, as well as a list of countries with health advisories, is available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/.

Print this articleOpen Enrollment 2020-2021 School Year

2020-2021 School Year

Inter-District and Out of District

La Porte Community School Corporation

Kindergarten –12th Grade

Online requests must be completed between April 1st and June 1st

All Requests Must Be Completed Yearly

More informationOnline Open Enrollment

Print this articleImportant Information

Attention Riley parents and guardians:

Please visit the La Porte Community School Corporation website regarding updated information on bed bugs and head lice.  You can access the information at www.lpcsc.k12.in.us


Print this articleImportant Dates

Please save the dates for these important future events:

FEB 27th   LPCSC Parent Night at Kesling Intermediate School 5:00-8:00

MAR 4th    eLearning Day

MAR 16-APR 3rd  IREAD-3

MAR 19    Kindergarten Roundup and Pre-school registration 8:00-6:00

MAR 20    Riley Fun Fair 5:00-8:00

MAR 23    eMakeup Day (if necessary/weather makeup)

APR 6-13 Spring Break

APR 15    Art Show and Recorder Concert


MAY 11  eMakeup Day (if necessary/weather makeup)

MAY 13  Talent Show

MAY 14-15  Camp Tecumseh

MAY 18  Limo ride for perfect attendance

MAY 21  Washington Park Zoo (K-4 field trip)

MAY 22  PTA Dance (during the school day)

MAY 26  4th Grade Recognition

MAY 27  Semester Awards Program

MAY 29  Last student day/Field Day

Print this articleImportant Testing Dates

IREAD - 3rd Grade test window is March 16 - April 3rd 

ILEARN - 3rd and 4th Grade test window is April 20th - May 15th

Print this articleFree Parent Academy

Free Parent Academy to all LPCSC parents/guardians in the community.

This event will take place at the Kesling campus on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 5 pm.

Click on the link below to register.

There will be a dinner and child care is also offered for kids in Pre-k through 4th grade.

More informationParent Academy Registration

Print this articleRun, Hide, Fight

Please go to our corporation homepage at www.lpcsc.k12.in.us to review the information regarding our released policy.  

Print this article"A" Rated School

Congratulations to our Riley Rockets students and staff for another A grade by the Indiana Department of Education!

Print this articlePrincipal of the Year

Mr. Alber was recognized as the Indiana Association of School Principals District 2 Elementary Principal of the Year.  The banquet was in Indianapolis on November 24th. 

Print this articleMr. Alber Sleeping on the Roof!

Mr. Alber will sleep on the roof Monday, October 7th because our students did a wonderful job of fundraising for our Walk-a-Thon.  Here is our itinerary:

3:25 Dismissal from the roof

4:30  Mr. Alber will complete homework from each grade level

5:00 Mr. Alber will dance, exercise, and complete yoga activities

5:45-6:00  Pizza delivered for dinner using a pulley system to the roof!

5:45-6:45  Students can drive by and say hello to Mr. Alber 

7:15-8:15 Mr. Alber will watch football, have a snack from Mrs. Shelton's class, get ready for bed, and read Goodnight Moon to the school!


Tuesday, October 8th is pajama day!

Print this articleGrandparents Day on September 9th!

Welcome to our Grandparents' Day on Monday, September 9th from 1:45-2:30.  We can't wait to see you!  Please note our playground parking will not be available until 1:15 after 4th grade recess.  We will open the doors at 1:40.  

Print this articleChromebook Checkout Form for eLearning Days!

Our first eLearning Day is Wednesday, October 2nd.  The Elementary Chromebook Checkout Form is available online via your Skyward Family Access account through Monday, September 16th.  If you wish for your child to checkout a chromebook for all eLearning dates for the school year you must fill out the form by September 16th.  If you are unable to fill it out online then please come to the main office or contact your child's teacher for a paper copy.  We strongly encourage you to fill it out via Skyward.  All parents will need to fill out a new form for this school year.  Thank you!

Print this articleSchool Supply List 2019-20

Please see the attached list.

Attached documentRiley School Supply List 2019-20

Print this articleRiley Open House

A reminder to parents and guardians that Riley's Back to School Open House will be on Tuesday, August 13th from 4:30-6:00.  Please bring your school supplies, meet your teacher, and prepare for a great school year!  Have a wonderful summer!

Print this articleNew Student Registration

Riley will have our New Student Registration on Thursday, August 1st from 8:00-4:00 at Riley.  This is only for new students that have not yet enrolled at Riley.  Please bring your child's birth certificate, shot records, and proof of address.  

Please let us know if there are any changes in contact information or emergency contacts for the upcoming school year. 

If your child attended Riley last year your student will automatically roll over to the next grade.  

Print this articleHIP in Spanish

Attached is the HIP information in Spanish.  

Attached documentHIP in Spanish

Print this articleHIP Program

Please read the important information about the HIP program.  Healthy Communities, HIP, and Covering Kids will be sponsoring workshops.  Parents that participate in the program may have to enroll in the "Gateway to Work" program to maintain eligibility for the health insurance.  

Attached documentHIP Flyer

Print this articleeLearning Parent Survey

Parent Survey - https://forms.gle/6zfyc5R6CeWz3kBy8

Parents, please fill out the survey for eLearning.  The results will be shared and discussed with our district eLearning committee.  Thank you in advance for your input!

Print this articleRiley Awards Day


As a result of the inclement weather days added to the calendar, Riley will have spring semester Awards Day pushed back to Wednesday, May 29th from 9:00-11:00.  The program will begin at 9:00 for our K-2nd grade students and we will begin the grades 3-5 program shortly after around 9:45-10:00.  


Print this articleKesling Intermediate School's Parent Info Night!

Mr. Wilmsen, Principal of the new Kesling Intermediate School will be at Riley on Wednesday, April 24th at 6:00 pm in the gym.  This parent information night is intended for parents of our current 4th and 5th grade students.  Mr. Wilmsen will have a general presentation to inform parents what to expect for the transition to the new middle school.  He will be available after the presentation to answer any specific questions.  Parking will be available on the playground as well as the main parking area.  We hope to see you there!

Print this articleKindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration will be held at all elementary schools on Thursday, March 14th between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.  The LaPorte Community School Corporation is asking for your cooperation in helping us determine who will be entering kindergarten in August, 2019.  Children eligible to attend must be five years old on or before August 1, 2019.  

Parents should bring their child's birth certificate, immunization record, and a proof of residence to enroll their child.

Parents must enroll their child at the elementary school in their attendance area.  If you are not certain of your elementary attendance area, please contact the Educational Services Center at 219-362-7056.  

Print this articleParent eLearning Open House

On Tuesday, January 15th at 5:30 we will host a Parent eLearning Open House.  The Open House is designed for you to come to school with your child(ren) and login on a device to learn more about the January 21st eLearning Day.  You will be able to meet with one or more grade-level teachers to assist you with any questions that you may have regarding eLearning.  You are able to bring your own device (if you have not filled out a form to check out a chromebook for January 21st) to see how to access Google Classroom. 

The following teachers will be here to assist in their classroom:

K: Mrs. Poole

1: Mrs. Shelton & Mrs. Amm

2: Mrs. Hardwicke & Ms. Dabbert

3: Mrs. Noll

4: Miss Corbett & Mrs. Gust

5: Ms. Cannon & Mrs. Rathbun


Print this articleSlicer Health Clinic

Please read the attached flyer regarding our Slicer Health Clinic located at La Porte High School.

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Print this articleeLearning Parent Night

Please read the attached flyer to learn more about our LPCSC Parent Night for eLearning on January 8th!

Attached documenteLearning Parent Night

Print this articleSnow Makeup Day

The Snow Makeup day from November 26th will be made up on Friday, February 15, 2019.

Print this articleCold Blooded Creatures

Our thanks to the Riley PTA for bringing Jim Nesci's Cold Blooded Creatures to our students on November 16th.  The students loved meeting Bubba, Tank, Julius Squeezer, and all of the animals.  

Print this articleBoys Basketball

Good luck to our Boys Basketball team this season!  Here is our schedule:

11/7  Gold/Purple at Kingsbury 

11/15 Gold/Purple HOME v. Crichfield

11/19 Purple at Kingsford Heights

11/20 Gold at Lincoln

11/29 Gold at Crichfield; Purple at Indian Trail

12/5  Gold/Purple HOME v. Handley

12/10  Gold/Purple HOME v. Hailmann



Print this articleRed Ribbon Week

Riley is participating in Red Ribbon Week!  Thank you for living drug free!  Help us celebrate with these spirit day activities.

Print this articleRiley PTA Spirit Wear Sale Page Two

Here is the second page of our flyer.

Print this articleRiley PTA Spirit Wear Sale

The Riley Elementary PTA is having our Spirit Wear sale during our Open House on Tuesday, August 14th from 4:30-6:00.  Please bring cash or a credit card to order.  Personal checks will not be accepted, but cashier's checks may be made out to ID Plus.  Samples will be available to view.  The items will be delivered to the school on or around September 7th.  Please spread the word to all of our Riley families!

Print this articleTeacher Assignments

Teacher assignments will be available on Wednesday, August 1st.  We will post them at the main entrance or you can call the school.  Thank you for your patience!


We have our new student registration on Thursday, July 26th from 7:30-4:00.  Please bring the following: birth certificate, proof of residence, and shot records.

The new student registration is ONLY for those students that did not attend Riley last year.  If your child attended here last year and progressed to the next grade you do not need to attend.

Print this articleGold Star Counseling Award!

Riley is pleased to announce that we have earned the Indiana Gold Star School Counseling Award!  We spent the last year progressing through the Redesigning School Counseling Award/Guiding All Kids process to improve the academic, social, and emotional experience of our students.  We are very excited to bring these innovative practices into our building to help maximize our students' potential.  We would like to give special recognition to our counselor, Robyn McShane, for her time and effort to make this venture successful.  We would like to recognize the efforts of our Guiding All Kids committee.  

Robyn McShane, Counselor

Kelly Hardwicke, Teacher

Lindsey Poole, Teacher

Barb Cannon, Teacher

Nick Mills, Teacher

Emily Kirsch, Teacher

Chris Alber, Principal

Michelle Shirk, Parent

Nate Loucks, Parent


Print this articlePage 2 of school supplies

Page 2 of the school supply list.

Print this articleLetter from our Superintendent

Dear Riley Families,

Please read the attached letter from Mr. Francesconi regarding our efforts for school safety.  Thank you!

Print this articleFree & Reduced Meals

The deadline for free and reduced meal applications is Monday, September 25th.  You can apply online at www.lpcsc.k12.in.us>Departments>Food Service>Free and reduced meals.  

Print this articleStaff Directory Information

Any parent, guardian, or patron that needs to contact a staff member, the staff directory is available on the LPCSC homepage. 

Print this articleBox Tops for Education
Here is another way to participate in the Box Tops for Education Program and earn additional funds for Riley.

Attached documentBox Tops for Education

Print this article2017-18 Volunteer Background Checks

If you are interested in volunteering or eating luch with your child at Riley again for the 2017-18 school year, you will need to complete a volunteer background form in its entirety. Please return the completed form to the Riley office.  Unless you hear otherwise, you will be approved to serve as a volunteer for the current school year.  Thank you for your involvement in our school. 

Attached documentVolunteer Background Check

Print this articlePhysical Form

Click on the link to download the physical form.  Incoming kindergarten students and any 5th grade student wanting to participate in a sport needs to have a physical on file in the health office.

More informationElementary Physical Form

Print this articleNew Safety Protocol



Our security protocol was put in place several years ago and continues to be the policy of LaPorte Community Schools.  When visiting Riley, ALL visitors will need to check in at the main office. 

1. You must have a current background check on file in office to be able to visit the classroom or eat lunch with your child. 2. A Visitor’s Badge will be issued to you. This badge must be visible at ALL times. 3. Upon leaving the building, return your visitor badge to the office.

We understand this will be more time consuming, however, the safety and security of our students, staff and visitors is our top priority. Thank you for your support of Riley Elementary School and all the schools of the La Porte Community School Corporation.


Print this articleSpirit Wear page 2

Here are the items on the second page of our Spirit Wear flyer.

Print this articleStudent Dismissal Procedures

We will be dismissing all walkers and parent pick up students at 3:07 pm.  All children riding buses will be dismissed at 3:10 pm.  Traffic has always been heavy at dismissal from school. If you are picking up your child, please park in two straight lines in front of the building leaving an aisle in the center for through traffic. There is no parking in front of the timbers by the tree on the east end of the drive or at the front entrance. If you leave your car to get your child, the best pick-up method is to park your car in a space in the back lot and walk to the northeast entrance of the building to get your child. You can exit that parking lot onto Glenwood Street. If your child can ride the bus, please consider using it at dismissal to cut down on the traffic in front of Riley.  If a student is not picked up by 3:20 he/she will be sent to Child Care and the parent will be responsible for paying the cost of childcare.  Thank you for your cooperation with this policy. 

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