Latest School News
Check back often for important updates.
We have a new school e-mail, checked by Alicia Donoghue, RBCS Manager.
Contact Alicia for more info >
RBCS will have a NOON early release on Friday, April 27 for the Annual Teacher Appreciation Luncheon.
The last day of school for the 2017-2018 School Year will be on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.
BAD WEATHER POLICY
In the event of inclement weather, RBCS follows Eanes ISD school closings. If Eanes cancels school or opens later than the usual time, RBCS will be closed. We understand that it can be a hardship for school to be cancelled on short notice. However, we have families and staff coming from all over the Austin and surrounding areas. Safety on the roads is of importance, so we look to the area school district to make an educated decision about the weather in the area near our facility. Thank you for your understanding. There are no discounts or make-up days.
RBCS is finally making a presence on social media. This is new to us for the 2017-2018 school year. We have created a closed group on Facebook that will allow us to share photos and to keep parents informed about school events. This is also a good platform for our parents to interact.
We would also love for you to give us a like on our business page. Go to the RBCS Business Page >
Do you shop on Amazon? Do you know about Amazon Smile? It's a great program where a portion of your eligible purchases get donated to a charity of your choice. That's right. You can be support Riverbend Christian School just by shopping and buying on Amazon, no extra money out of your pocket. Click here to choose to support RBCS.
Important docs for The 2018-2019 School Year
Registration is underway! Click the links below to access important forms and documents.
Emergency & Health Forms > Please note: The Texas Dept. of Health now requires that all vaccine records are validated with the doctor's signature or stamp. On-line patient portal records cannot be accepted without validation.
library helpers Needed
Sandra Polkowski, School Librarian, is always in need of help in the library. Each week the classrooms receive new books, and those items need to be checked out and once they return, be checked back in and reshelved. Help is also needed to help with Scholastic Book Orders. If you can help or want to find out more, please e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the ways you can stay informed about school happenings and closings, is to sign up for Remind. We will periodically be sending out text messages to let parents know when events are happening at school. You can sign up two ways. On your smartphone, open your web browser and go to the following link: rmd.at/rbcschool and follow the instructions to sign up and download the app. Or you can choose to get text notifications by texting the message @rbcschool to the number 81010.
After School Enrichment - School Year Programs
Our extended day classes are available for ages 3 to 5 years and potty trained. Classes run until 2:30 p.m. For the 2017-2018 school year, we offer Sportball, Spanish, Gymnastics and Soccer Shots on campus for after school enrichment. Contact the school office for a registration form. Registration should be done directly with the respective company.
As a reminder, we ask you to label everything that your child brings to school. It helps your child keep track of their stuff (and for teachers to help keep track). We’ve made it easy to help support Riverbend while keeping your kid’s stuff out of the Lost & Found! We’re suggesting Mabel’s Labels as the labels you use. Mabel’s labels are personalized, peel & stick, super-durable labels that safely go in the laundry, dishwasher and microwave. They’re perfect for all your kids’ stuff – shoes, clothes, water bottles, lunch containers, lunch boxes, backpacks and more! You can do a child’s name or even add a a fun icon.
Mabel's Website >
We are in need of restocking our clothes closet. Often a child will need an extra change of clothes and sometimes the school will have to lend out clothes. As you are cleaning out your closets at home, please consider setting some aside to donate to our clothes closet. The biggest need is for pants in sizes 3T and 4T. Thanks for your help!
RBCS is now using Robly to notify parents by e-mail of school happenings as well as send the school newsletter. Parents who provide their e-mail address on the registration form will automatically be signed up to receive these e-mails.
Due to our licensing with the TX Dept. of Family and Protective Services, only children attending classes are permitted to be on our playgrounds during school hours, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. After school hours we welcome our parents to use the playground facilities but ask that you abide by some rules. Please supervise your children on campus at all times; do not let them enter the building themselves or leave them on the playground unattended. If you take food or drinks to any of the playgrounds, please properly dispose of your trash. Please note that the turfed Playland playground is recommended by the manufacturer for use by children 3 and older. The 2nd turfed playground that is fenced off separately is recommended for children 5 years and older. Thank you for your consideration and respect of these wonderful facilities we have available for our families.
Parking at Riverbend
You may have noticed that the Handicapped parking spots located in the main parking area in front of Fellowship Hall have now been marked for 15 minute parking for our preschool parents for drop off and pick up. Please utilize these and other marked parking spots when dropping off and picking up your child. Please do not park in the staff parking lot or in any of the marked fire zones.
Parents often ask us when they are cleaning out old toys if we take donations. Yes, we do! We are happy to take any gently used items for use in our classrooms. We also have a sister school, Little Folks. Any items that we either don't have a use for or have too much of, we forward to Little Folks. Items can be dropped at the school office; donation receipts available.
Stay informed about recalls and unsafe children's products. Visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission web site for information about this and other product recalls.