Welcome to


Riley 5935 W Pratt Rd DeWitt, MI 48820 989-227-5100
  • 27 May
  • 28 May
  • 31 May
    • Riley - Ice Cream Social 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Riley - Ice Cream Social
      Date: May 31
      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Calendar: Riley Elementary
  • 3 Jun
    • Run Raiser 2:00 PM to 3:45 PM
      Run Raiser
      Date: Jun 3
      Time: 2:00 PM to 3:45 PM
      Calendar: Riley Elementary

Riley Parent Teacher Conferences

* October 10th and 11th 4:30-7:30 *

Conferences links will be sent to your email on file.  We will be having Zoom conferences unless otherwise requested by parents.  Please check your email for a link to sign up. 

Back to School Letters: These were also included in report cards.

Kindergarten  Letter

1st Grade Letter

2nd Grade Letter

3rd Grade Letter

4th Grade Letter

5th Grade Letter


Recess Guidelines

  • Recess in the winter can be a lot of fun, especially when students are dressed appropriately! Please make sure your child has a warm coat, snow pants, boots, mittens or gloves. We do have a limited supply of hats and gloves, but we do not provide snow pants or boots. 

    Riley Elementary adheres to the following district-wide guidelines:

    *   If the temperature or wind chill (temperature/wind chill = “feels like”) is 0 degrees or below, students will be inside for recess.

    *   Students may only be excused from outdoor recess with a signed doctor’s note. If your child is well enough to come to school, he/she is well enough to go to recess.

Kroger Community Rewards Program

  • You will need a Kroger Reward Card. Simply register your Kroger rewards Card online at Kroger.com/communityrewards, using Riley's name and/or this number (#57243).

  • Every time you shop for groceries and swipe your card, Riley automatically earns a rebate!

 Boxtops for Education

  • You will need the Box Tops App

  •  Simply download the app, register, scan your store receipts, and instantly add Box

  •  Tops to Riley's school earnings online.  BTFE.com

Newsboys Shoes or Boots

Riley welcomes parental volunteers! For the safety and security of our students and the educational environment, we would like to remind all volunteers of the following guidelines

Volunteers - are anyone not employed by St. Johns Public Schools serving in capacity to assist within the school including, but not limited to, parents, grandparents, PTO members, guardians, etc.

Parent Volunteers must be at the request of a teacher and must be supervised by the teacher while in the building.  Volunteers may be allowed up to 1.5 hours of time per day, unless otherwise requested by the teacher to the building administrator and approved by the administrator.

Volunteers must be made aware of FERPA and confidentiality guidelines and agree to honor the law. (This will be done by either the classroom teacher or building administrator.)

All volunteers must check-in at the office and sign-in and get their badge to help identify them as a volunteer.

Volunteers are only allowed during normal school operating hours (9am-4pm), unless specifically serving in a scheduled before/after school activity approved by the administrator.

Volunteers will only be working in the classroom with which they have volunteered, and if working in an unsupervised one-on-one capacity with students they must pass a mandatory background check.

Volunteers may not bring other people with them to assist that were not requested by the teacher. (This includes younger children and siblings.)

Contact Us


Andrew Tisdale, Principal
(989) 227-5101

Kayelene Swanson,  Secretary
(989) 227-5102
swansonk@sjredwings.org, riattendance@sjredwings.org


Mailing Address:
Riley Elementary School

5935 W. Pratt Rd.
St. Johns, MI  48879

Physical Address: For GPS USE Only
Riley Elementary School

5935 W. Pratt Rd.
Dewitt, MI  48820

(989) 227-5100
(989) 227-5199 fax


SCHOOL HOURS: 9:10 - 4:07

OFFICE HOURS:  8:40 - 4:07



8:55 am - Students May Arrive

9:05 am - First Bell

9:10 am - School Day Begins 

9:30 am - School Lunch Count Turned In

4:07 pm - Dismissal

LUNCH SCHEDULE (15 min. recess/15 min. lunch)

KDG      11:30 - 11:45 / 11:50 - 12:05

1ST       11:35 - 11:50 / 11:55 - 12:10

2ND      12:00 - 12:15 / 12:20 - 12:35

3RD      12:35 - 12:50 / 12:55 - 1:10

4TH       12:05 - 12:20 / 12:25 - 12:40

5TH       12:40 - 12:55 / 1:00 - 1:15 

Afternoon Recess

KDG/4TH      2:20-2:40

3RD/5TH       2:45-3:05

1ST/2ND        3:35-3:55


Riley Specials Schedule

4 Day Specials Rotation

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