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

Principal: Mr. Chris Alber
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Print this articleRiley Awards Day
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As a result of the inclement weather Riley will have two alternate dates for our Awards Day.

Our first option will be on Monday, February 4th at 9:00 for our K-2nd grade students and 10:00 for our 3rd-5th grade students.

If the weather does not cooperate then we will have a second option for Friday, February 8th at 9:00 for K-2nd grade students and 10:00 for our 3rd-5th grade students.  

We will update the February newsletter.

Print this articleKindergarten Registration
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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
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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.

Print this articleeLearning Parent Night

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

eLearning Parent Night

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

Print this articleCold Blooded Creatures
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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
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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
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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
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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 articleRiley PTA Spirit Wear Sale Page Two
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Here is the second page of our flyer.

Print this articleTeacher Assignments
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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!

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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!
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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 articleSchool Supply List 2018-19
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Attached is our school supply list for next year.  Please bring the materials to our Open House on August 14th from 4:30-6:00.  This list is also available at Wal-Mart.  

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Page 2 of the school supply list.

Print this articleLetter from our Superintendent
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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.

Box 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. 

Volunteer 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.

Elementary 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 articleStudent Deliveries

Students are not allowed to receive flower, balloon, etc. deliveries at school because they can disrupt classroom instruction. They also cannot be sent home on the bus. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

Print this articleSpirit Wear page 2
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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.