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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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Mike Woodcock


Carmelita Goldsby

Assistant Principal


Rebuilding Riverbank Playground

Playground Before FireOn Thursday evening, April 2nd, someone started a fire on the elementary playground at Riverbank Elementary School.  The West Sacramento Fire Department responded and was able to save about fifty percent of the climbing structure.  The slide and climbing wall were destroyed.  The Washington Unified School District maintenance department responded early Friday morning and had the area cleaned up and ready for students to return.

Although not a total loss, the damage to the playground is estimated to be approximately $50,000.  Washington Unified School District has insurance that will cover all but the $25,000 deductible.  We have had an outpouring of support from parents and community members, local businesses, like the Broderick Roadhouse Restaurant, and national businesses like Gametime Playground Equipment. 

The process of rebuilding the playground will take some time.  Public schools have regulations and guidelines for construction that will need to be followed.  Our district office is exploring options for getting the structure rebuilt as quickly as possible so that our students can be back on the playground, climbing, sliding and playing during their recesses.

If you would like to donate to help us rebuild the playground or if you would like to donate to help us purchase additional playground equipment to be used while we wait for the structure to be rebuilt, you can visit the district office business department at 930 Westacre road in West Sacramento.  A specific fund has been opened for your donations.

For more information call the school office at 916-375-7700 or the district office business department at 916-375-7600.

Together we will rebuild and recreate a play structure that will provide students with a fun, safe, and healthy place to play.

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

Today: 4/28/15
6:00 PM Raley Field Employee Recognition Night

STEM Summer Camp

for students entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade in Fall 2015

June 8-12 at River City High School

25 Essay Winners will be invited to attend free of charge!

Click HERE for more information and the entry form

Entry forms due May 22nd

Contestants will be notified by May 29th



To our wonderful School Secretary I

Julie Pinola

WUSD Classified Employee of the Year!



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!



2015-2016 TK and Kindergarten Registration

You need to register your child at his/her neighborhood school. Click HERE to use the School Locator to verify your child's school of attendance. Get information on eligibility and documents to bring by clicking HERE.


6th - 8th Grade Girls' Soccer Games

April 16th - 6:00 pm at Westmore Oaks - Riverbank vs. Southport

April 20th - 6:00 pm at Stonegate -  Westmore Oaks vs. Riverbank

April 30th - 4:45 pm at Westmore OaksBridgeway Island  vs. Riverbank

May 7th - 4:45  pm at StonegateRiverbank vs. Stonegate

May 14th - 3:30 pm at Stonegate - Elkhorn Village vs. Riverbank

May 19th - Playoffs

May 21st - Championship Game

6th - 8th Grade Boys' Soccer Games

April 16th - 3:30 pm at Stonegate Southport vs. Riverbank

April 20th - 4:45 pm at Westmore Oaks Riverbank vs. Westmore Oaks

April 30th - 3:30 pm at Stonegate Riverbank vs. Bridgeway Island

May 7th - 4:45 pm at Westmore Oaks - Stonegate vs. Riverbank

May 14th - 6:00 pm at Westmore Oaks - Riverbank vs. Elkhorn Village

May 19th - Playoffs

May 21st - Championship Game

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