Welcome to Riley Elementary!

Due to Covid-19 and the decision to use an abundance of caution we are asking families to NOT send students who are sick or feeling ill to school. If your child is exhibiting any of the symptoms that COULD be Covid-19 related we are requesting that you get them cleared through a doctor. We realize that allergies are high, but in order to keep all students and staff safe we are requesting documentation that these symptoms are in fact related to allergies and NOT related to Covid-19. We acknowledged and understand this is an inconvenience and frustrating, but these are not normal times and we must use an abundance of caution in keeping everyone safe and healthy. Thank you for your understanding in this matter and your support.

Here is a flow chart of symptoms and when to keep your child out of school. Please note that a cough is on this list.    https://bit.ly/3kYws3O

UPDATE: The CDC and health department this week reissued the 14 quarantine for Covid-19 exposure. We have had several families reach out and inquire what that means. We are sharing a document to help explain the process. Here is the link https://bit.ly/2RmEB8N




Virtual/Remote Learning Days for All Students


  • May 7,14,21,28
  • June 4

Upcoming Important Dates

  • M-Step Dates:
    • 4th Grade: May 10,12           Virtual Students May 14
    • 3rd Grade: May 11,13           Virtual Students May 14
  • 4/28-29  Book Fair, Shopping hours during library time, ONLINE Shopping available.
  • 5/7         Riley Elementary School Night Lugnuts Baseball 
  • 5/24-25  RUN-Raiser!      Donations can be made HERE.          STUDENT Kick Off Video


All school meals are FREE TO ALL STUDENTS THANKS TO A GRANT FROM THE USDA. This includes breakfast and lunch!


To Pay ONLINE follow the Food Service tab under Quicklinks. There is a SERVICE FEE of $2.65 for Credit Card, and $1.00 for an E-Check. You will need to set up an account with LunchApp.com
You may send in Cash or Check to School. To ensure proper credit, please make sure to label your child's name and class room teacher with all lunch money turned in.

Thank you.

END OF DAY PHONE CALLS: Please call the office by 3:30 if you have changes in end of day pick up or bus information. 989-227-5100

***If your child needs a temporary (1 day) bus change for their ride home, you AND the receiving parent (where the child is temporarily going) both MUST either call or send a note to the office.  A Bus Pass can NOT be granted without notes or calls from both of you.   Thank you for following these necessary procedures.***

Parking Lot Drop off and Pick Up.  Please enter the parking lot off of Lowell Rd. and follow the map.  Students may be dropped off using the drop off lane.  Students may not walk across the parking lot.


As the cold and flu season is approaching, it is so important to remind our kiddos to wash their hands.  We have also installed hand sanitizing stations in the cafeteria to help assist in clean hands before eating.

Guideline for Keeping Sick Kids Home, Mid Michigan Health Department

Letter from the Mid-Michigan Health Department

 Also, our School Policy is that any child with a FEVER, must be FEVER FREE WITHOUT MEDICINE for 24 HOURS before they can return to school.  If your child is sick, please keep them home.




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. 

Speaking of recess, we adhere 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.



Preschool Program


If your child is not old enough for Kindergarten, St. Johns Public Schools also offer a Preschool program.  Please click on the following link if you are more interested in learning about this program and let us know if you have any questions.  St. Johns Preschool Program


Parent Volunteering

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

Parent Volunteer 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.)


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AER Letter