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Register Now for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten

New this year, GGUSD has expanded its transitional kindergarten program to serve more 4-year-olds than ever before. If your child was born between September 2, 2016 through September 1, 2017, please register your child for our free full day kinder…
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Riverdale Wins - California Pivotal Practice Award

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced Riverdale as one of the 2022 California Pivotal Practice Award winners. The award celebrates schools that implemented an innovative practice during the 2020–21 school year when Califo…
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Kindness Posters

Riverdale is a place for kindness.  Students had the opportunity to create kindness posters using iPad.  Click the link below to see the classroom winners.
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What does Respect mean?  Riverdale students share what respect means to them using Apple Clips to create videos.
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Staff Directory

To contact your child's teacher find their email address at

Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2024-2025 school year!  Riverdale Elementary prides itself with working collaboratively with our parent community to ensure that students are supported academically, emotionally and are provided various opportunities to be college and career bound.  It is my pleasure to be recipient of the Bronze PBIS Implementation Award and to be an AVID certified school by the end of the school year.  I look forward to working with you to continue the great work at Riverdale.

This year we will continue to focus on our District's Goals: Goal 1 Academic Skills + Goal 2 Personal Skills = Goal 3 Lifelong Success!  Our academic program is rigorous, engaging, and aligned to the state standards.   Our amazing teachers use research based strategies to develop students’ critical thinking skills, including the meaningful use of technology in instruction,  learning how to collaborate, and help students develop scholarly habits and motivation. As a staff, we are committed to 21st Century Learning to best prepare students for a successful future. It is also a priority at Riverdale to support the social-emotional well-being of our students and families. 

I look forward to working together with students, staff, and parents to continue providing the best educational experience possible for our students.  Thank you for your continued support of our school and its programs. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the office at (714) 663-6563.

Jason Shabet
Riverdale Elementary


Our School

The team of dedicated and talented teachers and staff at Riverdale Elementary are committed to preparing all students to be successful and responsible citizens who contribute and thrive in a diverse society.  To ensure success we provide a rigorous and supportive academic experience that motivates all learners to meet high expectations.

We recognize that students learn in different ways. 1:1 technology makes it possible for our teachers to differentiate using a variety of teaching methods. Our objective is to put a tool into the hands of every student that will make their education more engaging, and positively transform the way teaching and learning takes place. 

The arts are also an essential part of educating students. Riverdale is very proud to offer a Folklorico Dance program for students in grades 4-6. The program not only teaches the students how to dance together, but brings the school community together to celebrate their culture. We hope you can join us for the performance during Open House.

Every day we teach and reinforce the skills that are necessary for academic achievement and preparing our students not only for Intermediate school but for college and beyond.  Each year sixth grade students participate in the College and Career Mentoring Program.  This program is led by former Riverdale students that are currently attending college.  These college mentors teach with the purpose of helping students develop skills necessary to be successful in school and share their college experience.

These are only a few of the wonderful programs that we provide at Riverdale.  We encourage you to get involved in your child’s education by taking an active interest in their learning and volunteering on campus through classroom activities, parent education, fundraisers, PTA, and other school events.