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Our Annual Read-A-Thon donation drive has kicked off and our goal is to raise $8,000. The proceeds will go towards campus improvements. Plus, a portion of every donation will go straight to your child's classroom.

09/26/2023 Direct Link

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Early Release

October 5th & 6th is early release. Students will be dismissed at 1 p.m. 

09/26/2023 Direct Link

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Parent Teacher Conferences

Reminder to sign up 

Parent Teacher Conferences the week of October 2nd through October 6th. 

Sign up to meet with your child's teacher. 

09/26/2023 Direct Link


IT Professional Day

We are celebrating National IT Professionals Day by showing our appreciation for those who have dedicated their lives to Information Technology! This special day was created over 20 years ago as a way of honoring the hardworking men and women who work tirelessly to keep our systems running and keep our students technology ready to learn.

Thank you Jeanne B.

09/18/2023 Direct Link

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Baseball/Softball Parent Meeting

Baseball and Softball Parents join us at the parent meeting on Tuesday, August 15th at 3:30. 

The meeting will be held in the library. 

08/10/2023 Direct Link

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Annual Student Update/Estudiantil Anual Actualizacion

Complete the annual update through Parent Portal 

Complete la annual actualizacion a través del Portal de Padres

What is included/Qué está incluido

  • Technology agreement 
  • Medical updates ( permission to give over-counter medications)
  • Phone number/emergency contacts/mailing address 
  • Handbook acknowledgment 
  • Acuerdo tecnológico 
  • Actualizaciones médicas (permiso para dar medicamentos de venta libre) 
  • Número de teléfono/contactos de emergencia/dirección postal 
  • Reconocimiento del manual

07/27/2023 Direct Link

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SchoolCafe and Lunch Applications

SchoolCafe for Parents 

Free & Reduce Applications 

  • Apply for free or reduced meals by downloading the app to your phone or visiting
  • Easily see the results from the application 
  • Access to the application and eligibility notifications

Manage Student Meal Accounts 

  • View student account balance 
  • Add funds to the account 
  • View daily spending and purchases 

07/18/2023 Direct Link

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Enroll Today!

Now enrolling for the 23/24 School year.

Join the Barracuda Family! 

Enroll online today at 

Once you complete the online enrollment you will need to bring the following documents to the front office.

  • Birth Certificate (original not a copy) 
  • Immunization Records 
  • Government-issued photo ID for parent/guardian
  • Proof of residence (utility bill with service address, lease, or mortgage) 

07/12/2023 Direct Link

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23/24 School Year School Supplies

The new school year is fast approaching. View the optional school supply list below.

07/12/2023 Direct Link

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Meet the Teacher Night

Barracuda students and families we invite you to meet the teacher, visit the classroom, and tour the school on August 1st, 2023 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm. 

07/11/2023 Direct Link

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Congratulations 2023 8th grade class!

You've crossed the middle school bridge, and now off to high school, you go! 

05/26/2023 Direct Link

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Summer Break - May 25th through August 2nd

Happy Summer Vacation Barracudas. You all worked hard this year and it is time to have a refreshing break. So have a playful summer with your loved ones! 

We will see you back in August. 

05/26/2023 Direct Link

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Teacher Appreciation Week!

A teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning. 

We appreciate all you do. 

05/03/2023 Direct Link

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Thank you to all the Volunteers!

They are ordinary people with extraordinary hearts, who reach out and take a hand and together make a difference that lasts a lifetime. 

We can't thank you enough! 

04/20/2023 Direct Link

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Thank you for all you do!

  • Thank you to all our Para's, IA, and School Aides!! We appreciate all you do every day! 
  • Rosemary
  • Mikyala
  • Silvia
  • Rosa
  • Rachael
  • Cynthia
  • Candie
  • Amanda
  • Jaime
  • Veronica
  • Gisele

04/05/2023 Direct Link

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Spring Break - March 13- March 17

Happy Spring Break! Relax, renew, and enjoy time with family and friends. Get ready to end the school year strong! 

03/07/2023 Direct Link

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Kinder Showcase

Calling all future Barracudas! 

Come meet the kinder team and take a tour of the school 

March 21st at 5:30-7 pm

03/06/2023 Direct Link

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Order your Yearbook!

It is that time of the year to purchase your child's yearbook! Yearbooks are $15, cash or online order only! Yearbook Orders are due by Monday, April 10th.

online information below-

Yearbook ID Code: 13844023

03/06/2023 Direct Link

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Riverview Summer Learning

June 5th - June 29th. Classes will be Monday- Thursday from 8 am to 12 pm.  

Summer Learning will focus on reading and math activities. It is meant to keep students engaged in learning so they will be better prepared to start the upcoming school year with the skills they need to be more successful. 

Sign up today! Space is limited. 

03/01/2023 Direct Link

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Family Reading Night

Join us on March 2nd from 4:00 - 5:30 PM 

We will have lots of reading activities. 

Students get a free cookie and a free book! 

02/23/2023 Direct Link

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Read Across America Spirit Week

  • February 27th - March 2nd 
  • Monday - Dahlicious Dress-up Day - Dress up as  your favorite Roald Dahl Character 
  • Tuesday - Time Travel Tuesday - Dress up like you're from the past 
  • Wednesday - Hogwarts Hours War - Wear the colors of your Hogwarts house or Harry Potter Merchandise 
  • Thursday - Stick figure Style (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) - Wear black and white like you're a drawing in Greg's Diary 
  • Friday - The Cat in the Hat - Wear your favorite hat to school  

02/23/2023 Direct Link

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Family Dance - February 16th

Riverview will have our first family dance on February 16th  from 4-6 pm.

We will have snacks for sale, a photo booth, and lots of dancing.

Entry Fee - one can or nonperishable food item per family member

Students must attend with an adult family member/guardian.  

We hope to see all our Barracuda families

01/26/2023 Direct Link

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City of Surprise Literacy Challenge

Sign up for a challenge that promotes reading through fun activities and offers cool prizes including an opportunity to be recognized at a Spring Training Game 

Who: Students in 1st-4th grade 

When: January 23 - March 3

Questions- please email 

01/20/2023 Direct Link

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Super Hero Group

Join us to find out about learning opportunities for the parents/guardians of our amazing Barracuda students.

When: January 25

Time: 5-6 pm 

Location: School Library 

Childcare provided

Door prize

An RSVP form was sent out but is not required 


01/20/2023 Direct Link

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Picture Day - Feb. 6th

Picture day is coming on Monday, February 6th. 

Order online at 

Individual pictures ID # EVTRH9236

Class Picture ID# EVTVB3PCS

01/13/2023 Direct Link

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Tax Credit - Dollar-for-Dollar

Choose one of the 4 categories (athletics, fine arts, enrichment, the school may designate), or let us decide! 100% of your donation goes to OUR school and the category of YOUR choice. - Learn more and donate today at 

12/20/2022 Direct Link

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Winter Break

May the Spirit of the Holidays be with all of you throughout the New Year

12/09/2022 Direct Link

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Thanksgiving Break -

No School 11/21 - 11/25 

Happy Thanksgiving to each of our Barracudas families, and community. We are thankful for your continued dedication and support. 

11/15/2022 Direct Link


Veterans Day

Riverview is closed on Friday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day. Thank you to those who served.

11/08/2022 Direct Link

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Dysart Community Coalition Meeting

November 9 at 4:15 El Mirage Elementary Library

Please attend to learn more about our parent organization and fundraisers.

11/02/2022 Direct Link

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Career and College Expo

 Dysart Unified School District invites parents and students to a Career and College Expo on Wednesday, October 26 from 5:30 - 7:30pm at the Dysart District Office, located at 15802 N. Parkview Place in Surprise.  

The expo showcases Dysart's Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, West-MEC, colleges and universities, and military representatives so families can explore opportunities to pursue in and after high school. This is a great way for 5th through 11th grade students and their parents to get hands-on with all of the career pathway classes and programs offered at Dysart Schools. The event is free and open to the public. Details can be found at

Dysart Schools currently offer 17 CTE programs at four high schools (Dysart High School, Shadow Ridge High School, Valley Vista High School, and Willow Canyon High School.) Program options include Automotive Technology, Culinary Arts, Digital Animation, Digital Photography, Education Professions, Engineering, Film and TV Production, Fire Science, Graphic Design, Laboratory Assisting, Law and Public Safety, Marketing, Nursing Services, Software and App Design, Sports Medicine, Stagecraft Design and Production and Technology Device Maintenance. Learn more at

10/25/2022 Direct Link

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Book Fair 10/31-11/4

The book fair is coming to Riverview. Students can browse and purchase books in school during their class scheduled time.  Families can browse and buy together at our family night on Thursday, November 3rd from 3:00-7:00 pm

"It's the books you read when you're young that stay with you always." ~J.K. Rowling~

10/12/2022 Direct Link

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Fall Break 10/10-10/14

There will be no school from 10/10 -10/14. Have a fun and safe fall break. The school will resume on Monday, October 17th. 

10/10/2022 Direct Link

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Riverview invites you to our Annual Trunk-or-Treat on October 28th from 5:00-6:30 pm. 

10/10/2022 Direct Link

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Monday Early Release

Monday 1 pm Dismissal 

08/07/2022 Direct Link

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First Day of School

We are excited to see all the smiling faces.

  • First Day - August 3rd  
  • Gates open at 7:55 am  
  • School starts at 8:15 

07/30/2022 Direct Link

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Back to School Event

Join us on Saturday, July 23rd for our back-to-school event from 9 am to 1 pm. 

We will have free haircuts for your child, backpacks, and school supplies. Please come early as certain school supplies are limited. We will have vendors joining us with food and beverage available to purchase. Also, enjoy some music provided by DJ Haynes while you wait.  

Vendors include: 

Kona Ice

Sandwich Street 

07/14/2022 Direct Link

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Meet the Teacher Night

Come meet your child's teacher on Monday, August 1st from 5:00 - 6:30 pm. We look forward to seeing all of our scholars and beginning our school year. 

07/13/2022 Direct Link

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Welcome Back!

We can't wait to see everyone back for the first day of school on August 3! Make sure you mark your calendars for event and activity dates and keep an eye on our new website for important information as the start of school approaches.

Our Meet the Teacher night will be on August 1 from 5:00-6:30pm. Please join us to see the campus, meet your child's teachers, and get information on what to expect this year. 

Still need to enroll? There's still time to get your children enrolled for the 2022-2023 school year! Parents and guardians can complete the necessary registration information online at at any time.  Please note that in order to finalize registration the following documents will be required: government issued photo identification; birth certificate; proof of residency; and immunization records. For additional assistance with student registration, families are welcome to contact our front office.

Don't forget to make sure you have access to the Parent Portal to keep up with your child’s academic progress throughout the year! Sign up or access the site online at or via the Campus Parent app. 

06/29/2022 Direct Link

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Volunteer Opportunities

Dysart Schools have many opportunities for the community to assist schools in providing an amazing educational experience to each and every student. Volunteers help to enrich children’s learning opportunities, provide individual attention to children who need one-on-one assistance, promote a school-home-community partnership for quality education, provide staff members with more time to work with students, and assist staff members and support personnel with non-instructional tasks.

Where is Help Needed?

  • Classroom and teacher support 
  • One-on-one student assistance 
  • Event help (preparations, setup, operations, tear-down)  
  • Guest speakers (experts or retirees in various fields) 
  • Front office assistance

How to Become a Volunteer:

  1. Review the volunteer handbook and complete the volunteer application at 
  2. Make an appointment for your volunteer orientation 
  3. Coordinate your schedule through the school office 
  4. Put on your volunteer badge and have fun!

Who Should Apply to Volunteer?

Anyone who cares about children and education is a potential volunteer. Parents, grandparents and community members 18 years of age or older who want to make a difference in the lives of children and support educators are encouraged to apply to become a volunteer with Dysart Unified School District. Volunteers are welcome in all of our schools and prior teaching experience is not necessary.

Learn more or apply here.

06/02/2022 Direct Link

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School Breakfast and Lunch

Dysart Nutrition Services ensures that students at all schools have fresh, wholesome and nutritious breakfast and lunch options to support their education and focus in class. Learn more about Nutrition Services at Menus and nutritional information may be viewed at

Apply for Free and Reduced Meals

Beginning July 1, 2022 the USDA is returning to income eligibility guidelines for free or reduced meals. All families should complete a Free and Reduced Lunch Application at to help maintain school funding and make sure that qualified families receive this and other benefits. Only one application is required per family, and may be completed at

How to Add Meal Funds to an Account

Cash and checks are accepted for meal purchases, or families may utilize to prepay for meals online, view their balances, or place restrictions on purchases. Online payments take 24 hours to post to student accounts.  

Meal Prices 

  • Elementary Lunch $2.60, Reduced $.40, Adult $3.50  
  • Elementary Breakfast $1.25, Reduced $.30, Adult $1.75  High School Lunch $2.85, Reduced $.40, Adult $3.50  
  • High School Breakfast $1.25, Reduced $.30, Adult $1.75 

A la carte and snack items are available for purchase on each campus, and additional meals are available for an added charge. Parents are always welcome to dine with their child, but please be sure to call in advance and check-in at the school office. Adult meals may be purchased for $1.75 for breakfast or $3.50 for lunch. 

06/02/2022 Direct Link

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Employment Opportunities in Dysart

Dysart is the largest employer in both the cities of Surprise and El Mirage with over 2,700 employees. Dysart Schools offer highly competitive salaries, full benefits and an inviting school-year calendar with holidays and weekends off for most positions. 

With a wide-variety of positions ranging from groundskeeper, to mechanic, to office staff, and teachers, we’re always looking for great people to join our Dysart team!

Current High Need Areas: 

  •  Bus Drivers and Aides
  •  Childcare and Preschool Aides
  •  Paraprofessionals
  •  Behavioral Technicians 
  •  Speech and Language Pathologists 
  •  Special Education Teachers 
  •  Math Teachers 
  •  Science Teachers 
  •  ASL Teachers 
  •  Health Services Assistants 
  •  Crossing Guards 
  •  Maintenance Workers and Plant Managers 
  •  Social Workers

Check out our current openings at and apply today!

06/02/2022 Direct Link

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Stay Informed on the Parent Portal

The Parent Portal is a great tool to stay informed 24/7 about your child’s academic progress. Grades, attendance, assignments and more are viewable in real time online or via the app, Campus Parent. A single login allows parents with multiple students to access information for all of their children in one place. Learn more at

Update Your Communication Preferences and Contact Info

To make sure that we can keep you informed in emergency situations, please ensure that your contact information is current in the Parent Portal. You are also able to adjust your communication preferences (phone, text, and/or email) at or on the Campus Parent app to ensure you are getting the various message types in the way that you would like. Remember that if you select more than one type of communication per category, you will receive the message multiple times via each of those avenues.

06/02/2022 Direct Link

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Riverview makes a difference

Riverview School hosted a kick-off meeting for their Difference Makers Dads' Club on August 14. Children and their dads or other male role models received pizza, cookies and a drink to enjoy while they met to discuss leadership and future club activities. There was a great turnout, and attendees were welcomed by Man-Up! President Kent Guyer. Surprise Mayor Skip Hall also spoke to the group and shared his thoughts on the importance of community involvement.

The Difference Makers Dads' Club was launched last year at the school to provide opportunities to engage children in positive productive activities with male role models in the hope of having an impact on the culture of the community.  The club is part of Riverview School's new Signature Program focusing on Civic-Minded Leadership.  As a part of the program, Riverview is creating leadership opportunities, like the Difference Makers Dads' Club, to enhance student understanding of self leadership, community leadership and global leadership. Students are given leadership opportunities where they can pursue their passions.

04/11/2022 Direct Link