516 Weller Avenue
LaPorte, IN 46350
Phone: 219-362-3235 Fax: 219-362-4903

Principal: Mr. Steve Manering

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  • Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year!
Print this articleNew Principal
Click for larger imageWe are excited to announce that we have a new principal, Mr. Chris Alber here at Riley. Mr. Alber has written an introduction letter to all the Riley families and is anxious to meet all of you. We are looking forward to another great year full of Riley Rocket Pride!!

A Letter From Mr. Alber

Print this articleNew Textbook Rental Fees
Click for larger imageThe new textbook rental fees are as follows: Kindergarten $110.00 First Grade $149.00 Second Grade $134.00 Third Grade $107.00 Fourth Grade $92.00 Fifth Grade $92.00 You may pay by check made payable to LaPorte Community Schools or pay online through your parent access. Thank you. Any questions, please feel free to call the office at 219-362-3235.
Print this articleOpen House
Click for larger imageWe invite Riley students and their families to attend our annual Open House on Wednesday, August 20th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Teachers will have information for parents about classroom guidelines and expectations for the new school year. You will be able to join the PTA, pay textbook rental fees, and learn about opportunities for your child from various community organizations.
Print this articleSchool Supply Listing for 2014-15
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The Riley Elementary School supply list is available to download for your convenience. The list includes supplies for grades Pre-School through Grade 5.

2014-15 Supply Listing

Print this articlePre-School Registration
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In order to be eligible for preschool, children must be 4 years old by August 1, 2014 and live in the Riley attendance area. Pre-School Registration was held during the week of April 1 – April 4. Parents need to bring their child’s birth certificate, immunization record, and a proof of residence (Utility bill, copy of lease, etc) If any questions please call 362-3235. We currently have a few morning openings and one afternoon opening.  Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and then students will be placed on a waiting list.   

Print this article2014-15 Volunteer Background Checks
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If you are interested in volunteering or eating luch with your child at Riley again for the 2014-15 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 2014-15 school year.  Thank you for your involvement in our school. 

2014-15 Criminal History Information

Print this articlePhysical Form
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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.

Elementary Physical Form

Print this articleAdopt A Cop Program
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Beginning the week of January 21, 2013, Riley School will begin the “Adopt-a-Cop” program. This is a cooperative effort between the LaPorte Community School Corporation and local law enforcement agencies. 

We will be fortunate to have Officer Nate Thode as our “Adopt-a-Cop” officer at Riley. He will be in the building at various times. Officer Thode is also a Riley parent. He may walk the hallways, greet the students at the door or join students for breakfast and/or lunch. He may be able to make several visits a week. He has already visited the cafeteria during Kindergarten lunch.

We are looking forward to this collaboration. Please contact the office if you have any questions.

Print this articleSchool Lunch Changes
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Starting August 20th, yogurt lunchables  will NO LONGER be offered as a school lunch choice in Elementary Schools. The new regulatory guidelines issued by the National School Lunch program have necessitated these changes.  PB & J and Salads will still be offered as an option to the regular "hot lunch" choice. 

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New security protocol was put in place last school year.  When visiting Riley, ALL visitors will need to check in at the main office. 

1. Please show the school secretary your Photo Identification card (driver’s license).
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 articleState Department of Education Report Card
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Riley Elementary School received an A grade for the 2011-2012 school year. This grade reflects Riley’s most recent academic performance. Indiana’s A through F grading system is designed to provide you a clear and concise assessment of how well your child’s school is doing. 

Letter grades are calculated based on data collected throughout each school year. Indiana recently shifted to a more comprehensive way of measuring and reporting school performance, as required by state law. These grades take into account a variety of factors, namely student performance and student growth.

You can view the A through F school accountability report card for Riley Elementary School at the Indiana Department of Education’s COMPASS website at http://compass.doe.in.gov This report details all of the components that factored into Riley’s letter grade this year.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the Riley office at 219-362-3235. Thank you for your continued support of your child’s education.

Print this articleNew Student Enrollment Day
Click for larger imageWednesday, August 6th was the New Student Enrollment Day, but you still may register for the upcoming school year between the office hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 p.m. Students new to LaPorte Community Schools need to bring a health department issued birth certificate, immunization records and a proof of residence (copy of lease, rental agreement, Nipsco or Utility bill). Please call the office at 362-3235 to set up a time for enrollment.

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