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The Riverbank School Community works collaboratively to deliver a focused, research and standards-based program to educate and develop empowered, motivated, responsible and respectful learners who master grade level standards. Go Otters!

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Carmelita Goldsby

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Our Outstanding School Psychologist!

From the 12/11/14 WUSD Board of Education meeting: 

Juanita Aguirre-Patterson, a school psychologist with the Washington Unified School District, recently received the Nadine M. Lambert Outstanding School Psychologist Award for her contributions to the profession by the California Association of School Psychologists (CASP) at its annual convention in San Diego. 

As a Lead Psychologist for the district for nearly 20 years, Patterson is described by colleagues as honest, empathetic, and a person of the highest integrity, the Outstanding School Psychologist awardee continues to create and maintain positive connections with those she works with, including building rapport with students and their families. 

The school district’s staff regards Patterson as one of its invaluable members, as her attention to detail and years of experience generate meaningful plans for the success of students, families, and schools. Patterson has also developed all-girls groups that over the past several years has helped young girls in the district develop good friendship and social skills. 

The Nadine M. Lambert Outstanding School Psychologist Award recognizes the contributions school psychologists have made to the schools, students and profession, and is awarded on a regional basis. Patterson was recognized as the Outstanding School Psychologist for the Sacramento Valley region. 


Congratulations to Juanita for receiving this distinguished honor! Riverbank staff, students, and families have been blessed by her service.

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Riverbank's Four Anti-Bullying Rules

  1. We will not bully others.
  2. We will try to help students who are bullied.
  3. We will try to include students who are left out.
  4. If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home. 

Combating Bullying at Riverbank

What is Bullying?

  • It is a specific type of aggression
  • Can be verbal, physical, or psychological
  • The behavior is intended to harm or disturb
  • It is carried out repeatedly and over time
  • There is an imbalance of power, either physical or psychological

What are We Doing?

  • We take every report of bullying seriously
  • We interview students and conduct an investigation
  • If the bullying report is founded we submit a formal report to our district office as directed by AB 9
  • Students involved will receive consequences based on our progressive discipline policy


Suspected Bullying Report

Complaint Policy

The first step in resolving a complaint is to speak with the staff involved. We hope that you will bring any issue immediately to the attention of the school administration. If there are issues ...more


Minimum Day - Thursday, Dec. 18th
School begins at 8:00 am and is dismissed at 12:45 pm on Thursday, December 18th. Winter Break begins December 19th. We wish all Riverbank families a joyous Holiday Season and a prosperous and healthy New Year! School resumes January 5th. 

Posted by: Miss Scoleri
Published: 12/15/14

6th-8th grade Dance - Wednesday, Dec. 17th
Come spend "A Night in Arendelle* in the Riverbank Ice Castle from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm on Wednesday.  Continue
Posted by: Miss Scoleri
Published: 12/9/14

Today: 12/17/14
3:30 PM 6-8th grade Dance

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Russian New Year

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Please remember that minimum days begin at 8:00 am with dismissal at 12:45 pm. We appreciate the extra effort you make to have your child at school on time and picked up promptly at dismissal. Kindergarten has Double Days on minimum days, with instruction from 8:00-11:20, and lunch from 11:20-11:40 for all kindergarten students. All minimum days are posted on the website calendar so you can make arrangements in advance. Thank you, Otter Parents!


Learn About River Otters

Otters Of Yellowstone
Narrated by Tom Baker and set against the spectacular backdrop of Yellowstone National Park, Bob Landis's film follows a family of otters over the course of a year. The documentary offers a fascinating glimpse into the otters' adventurous lives, detailing their hunting behavior and engaging social interactions. The film features impressive footage of the creatures running, playing, sliding, fishing and raising families. Otters are able to thrive in the beautiful lakes and rivers of Yellowstone because its thermal pools keep some lakes warm all year, but they must compete for food with others who depend on it. The park is also home to other predators, including bald eagles and coyotes, who are happy to have otter on the menu as well as fish. The otters need to utilize their speed and natural cunning to beat the odds, but usually prove themselves equal to the task. This delightful film offers an unrivaled celebration of these charismatic creatures.