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Welcome to Riverbank Elementary School

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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Riverbank K-8 Elementary School

Home of the River Otters

1100 Carrie Street

West Sacramento, CA 95605

Phone: 916-375-7700

Fax: 916-375-7709


Hortencia PhiferPrincipal


Carmelita Goldsby, Assistant Principal



Riverbank Events Calendar

Is your child feeling sick? Find information on when to keep your child home from school under Parents.


Office Hours

Monday - Friday

7:30 am - 4:00 pm


Julie PinolaSecretary I


Bianka Garcia, Secretary II

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Riverbank Book Club

Middle School Book Club

Combating Bullying at Riverbank

What is Bullying?

  • Bullying is when someone repeatedly and on purpose says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending himself or herself.

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

Complete this form if you have credible information regarding a bullying incident. Please forward to the site administrator immediately.

Complaint Policy

How to Resolve a Complaint

The first step in resolving a complaint is to speak with the staff involved and/or the administrator of the school site. If there are issues that cannot be resolved there ...more

CPM Parent Guides

Access Lexia Reading at Home

Parent Guidebook 2016-17

SARC 2014-15

CAASP Test Results

LCAP Resources



Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre Programs will be at Riverbank on Monday, April 3rd at 1:15 pm to present The Best Me, a performance for young audiences about healthy eating and active living. Students will learn:

  • to play hard or exercise for at least 60 minutes every day
  • to limit time in front of the TV and computer
  • to create balanced meals that include a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables
  • to drink water when thirsty instead of soda and juice drinks

Here is a sneak peek of the performance:

Find more resources to support teaching and learning about a healthy lifestyle in the attached links.


Join Ms. Phifer and special guest, Simón Silva, on Tuesday, April 4, from 8:00-8:45 am in the Riverbank Library.


Simón Silva has been a creative problem solver, author and speaker for more than 16 years, with clients and collectors from all over the world. He has been developing creative projects for several years now in classroom settings, colleges, universities and at many conferences around the world. He began his career as an illustrator and eventually moved on to fine art, writing, and speaking. He lives in California with his wife and their three sons, and finds himself traveling extensively, helping people with their creativity and curiosity.



Registration packets are available at Riverbank and need to be turned in to the office. You must register your child at his/her neighborhood school. Use the School Locator to check your school of attendance. Don't wait until fall! Register early to ensure your child will receive a place in a Riverbank kindergarten class. Spaces fill up and your child may be sent to another school if you wait to register at the beginning of the school year.


Please bring the following documents for registration:

  • child's birth certificate
  • up-to-date immunization records
  • proof of address (utility bill, mortgage/rental agreement)
  • physical dated after August 2016
  • dental exam

Your child is eligible for Kindergarten if his/her 5th birthday falls on or before September 1, 2017. A child is eligible for Transitional Kindergarten if his/her 5th birthday falls on or between September 2nd, 2017 and December 2nd, 2017.


Get Flood Prepared

Riverbank Elementary participated in a news conference as part of 2016 California Flood Preparedness Week on October 26, and students played the Flood Challenge computer game. See it on a news report from KCRA and read about it on West Sacramento City iLights

Plan Pack Protect

Learn how you can be prepared for a flood and find resources at West Sac Flood Protect.

Do as the Otters do...

Read every day!