Principal's Message


Lisa Koss, Principal

Riverside Unified School District
Tomás Rivera Elementary School
20440 Red Poppy Lane
Riverside, Ca 92508
Facebook: @RiveraCoyotes


Jaminson Luke, Assistant Principal

August 1, 2021

Dear Rivera Families,

We hope you had an enjoyable Summer Break.  We are ready to return to in person instruction on August 9th.  Daily instructional hours will be from 8:10-2:30 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  Wednesday’s instructional day will be from 8:10-1:15.  For the health and safety of all students and staff, we will follow these safety protocols:

  • ●Gates on Red Poppy Lane and Coyote Bush Drive will be the ONLY entrances and exits.Please choose the gate that is most convenient for your family. Gates open at 7:50 am.
  • ●Temperature checks will be conducted when entering campus.
  • ●Disposable face masks andhand sanitizer will be provided.
  • ●Masks will be worn inside the classrooms by all students and adults.
  • ●Masks are optional while outdoors for students and adults.
  • ●Students may bring a snack from home to eat at recess.
  • ●All students may choose to eatlunch provided by nutrition services free of charge if they choose.
  • ●We encourage all students to bring a water bottle.They may be filled at one of four newly installed water filling stations throughout the day.
  • ●Visitors and Volunteers are not allowed on campus as of right now.
  • ●If your student exhibits symptoms such as a fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, congestion, sore throat, runny nose, nausea, or vomiting, we ask that your student stay home and contact the office.

 Below are a few events planned for the upcoming weeks:

  • ●Friday, August 6th, Class lists posted ONLINE after 4pm by student ID# and grade.
  • ●Friday, August 6th, 4:00-5:00 tour campus for new and incoming Kindergarten students.
  • ●Monday, August 9th, First day of School 8:10-2:30. ONLY students will be allowed on campus.
  • ●Thursday, August 12, Back to School Night 5:30-7:00.


We are excited for the return of ALL students to in person instruction. Please reach out for any additional information or support by contacting our office at 951-697-5757 or by visiting our website


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