Students are encouraged to participate in activities while they are attending Riverside Academy. Our faculty and staff recognize the benefit of a well-rounded education and encourage participation of all students in extracurricular activities. A variety of activities are provided to meet the needs of all students.
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100th Day Program is a celebration of completing the first 100 days of school. Elementary celebrates with decorations, dressing up, and a school parade.
The faculty and staff of Riverside Academy strive to accommodate all students with a rigorous curriculum to prepare them to be life-long learners. We understand that children have a variety of learning styles and needs to be met when inside and outside of the classroom.
What is Section 504?
Section 504 is a part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits discrimination based upon disability. Section 504 is an anti-discrimination, civil rights statute that requires the needs of students with disabilities to be met as adequately as the needs of the non-disabled are met.
Section 504 states that: “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States, as defined in section 706(8) of this title, shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance…” [29 U.S.C. §794(a), 34 C.F.R. §104.4(a)].
Who is covered under Section 504?
To be covered under Section 504, a student must be “qualified ” (which roughly equates to being between 3 and 22 years of age, depending on the program, as well as state and federal law, and must have a disability) [34 C.F.R. §104.3(k)(2)].
Students with a 504 Plan should have these pieces of documentation in their cumulative record:
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The Krewe Bord de L’eau Carnival Balls are themed celebrations each year that involve students from 1st through 12th to participate on a royal court, and to be placed according to how much money they raise and contribute to the school. The couple with the most money will be named Sr. King Rebel and Sr. Queen Dixie and Jr. King Rebel and Jr. Queen Dixie. Students in PK4 through 12th grade also have the opportunity to dress in costume and show what they have been taught through the arts, with a concentration in music, dance, and visual arts. Krewe Bord de L’eau originated in 1980 with the Junior Court, from an idea Mrs. Althea Cambre had to raise money for the school to build a new elementary building. The next year, the Senior Court was added. The Carnival Ball Committee was, and still is, composed of dedicated volunteer faculty members, parents, grandparents, and students who organize and create the grandeur event for everyone to enjoy.
Fall Fest 2018 Information Coming Soon!
Fellowship of Christian Athletes – Our mission and vision is to touch lives one heart at a time. F.C.A. focuses on serving our school and our community by equipping, empowering, and encouraging our students to make a difference for Christ.
Jr. Beta Club is an organization based on the principals of Academic Achievement, Character, Leadership and Service. Jr. Beta at RA is open to students who might the academic requirements in grades 6, 7 and 8. Members routinely raise funds to help RA families in times of disaster. Students can be sound around campus helping younger students and teachers. Jr. Beta members are active in our school and community. All members attend District Day in the fall, and officers and members competing attend State Convention in February. Our motto is “Let us Lead by Serving Others.”
Read Across America is a a fun, school-wide event devoted to celebrating the love of reading and Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Older students read classic children’s book to our elementary students while assisting them with crafts and artwork.
Rebels in Action is a group created by Mrs. Lisbeth Jackson about two years ago. Rebels in Action stems off of Riverside Academy’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club, and focuses on community services throughout our parish. Our primary goal is to actually practice what we preach at FCA, and to live a life following Christ’s ways. We long for a change in this world; we are trying to be the change we would like to see.
Our Spelling Bee is a chance for our students to showcase their spelling skills. Grades K- 12th participate in classroom spelling bees that lead to a school wide competition, where students can win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place. Students are given an opportunity to “Spell Like a Rebel!”
Spring Fest 2018 dates and information will be determined at a later date. A schedule of events and flyers for t-shirts and other events taking place during the festival will be attached once finalized. We look forward to everyone joining us this year and making our Annual Spring Fest a successful event!