Riverside's Return To School 2020-2021

Return to School Presentation

Check out Principal Basdekis's Return to School Presentation. Here, you will find information regarding the timeline, bell schedules, safety procedures and more. RTS%20Presentation%20for%20Parents%20-%20Riverside%20ES.pdf

New Bell Schedule Starting February 16, 2021 for all students (virtual & in person) 

As of February 16, 2021, the following Bell Schedule will start for all students (virtual and in person):

Riverside Bell Schedule: 9:45AM - 4:15PM

PS AM: 9:45AM - 1:00PM

PS PM: 1:00PM - 4:15PM 


In-Person Timeline

Student Groups Student In-Person Start Dates

Group 1 - 4:

Preschool Autism

Preschool Class-based Students

Elementary Comprehensive Service Sites (CSS)

Adaptive Curriculum Programs:

  • Enhanced Autism Class (EAC)
  • Intellectual Disabilities (ID) Classes
  • Intellectual Disabilities Severe (IDS) Classes
  • Non-Categorical Elementary (NCE) accessing curriculum in a special education setting

February 16  

Group 5:

Early Head Start (infants and toddlers)

PreK (three and four year olds)


Intensive Support Needs (students instructed w/ modified curriculum for at least 50% of their core courses and instructed in special education settings 50% or more of their instructional day)

Specialized Center-based Programs- Special Education:

  • Students with 50% or more of core content areas in special education settings

February 23

Group 6:

Grades 1-2

March 9

Group 7:

Grades 3-6

March 16

View the 2020 FCPS Return to School Plan

For county information regarding the Return to School Plan, bell schedules and more

Return to School - Frequently Asked Questions for Families

Questions and answers about the Fall 2020 Return to School Plan

Check out our family resource site with tutorials, suggestions and more!

Student Devices

We are excited to share that all Riverside students will be receiving a device for the 2020-2021 school year. A schedule for device distribution is being developed and will be communicated soon.

Technology Support

Both the county and the school will be providing families and students with technology support this year. 

To schedule an appointment for an issue with your student's device, please call the front office at (703)799-6000 to schedule an appointment with IT. 

The county has also curated how-to resources and trouble shooting document HERE

For assistance, call the Parent Information Phone lines: