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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!

Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! I hope you’ve had a relaxing and restful summer! I am looking forward to an exciting year working alongside of each and every one of you, as Principal of Riverbank ...more


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



YOLO - Be Drug Free

Riverbank Events Calendar

Get Flood Prepared

Riverbank Elementary will participate in a news conference as part of 2016 California Flood Preparedness Week on Wednesday, October 26 at 10 a.m. and students will play the Flood Challenge computer game from West Sac Flood Protect to learn about the importance of flood preparedness.

Click here to play the Flood Challenge Game

Plan for a flood emergency. This includes evacuation routes, lists of important phone numbers and other details about how your family is prepared for a flood.

Pack items that your family should have in your emergency preparedness kit.

Protect your home and everything in it with flood insurance. 

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


Office Hours

Monday - Friday

7:30 am - 4:00 pm


Julie PinolaSecretary I


Bianka Garcia, Secretary II

Click HERE to check out Kevin's video for parents.

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

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

CPM Parent Guides

Access Lexia Reading at Home

Parent Guidebook 2016-17

SARC 2014-15

CAASP Test Results

LCAP Resources



Students will be performing songs they have learned in VAPA on Wednesday, November 2nd. 1st and 2nd grade will perform at 12:00-12:45 in the Riverbank Gym; grades 3, 4, and 5 will perform at 8:30-9:30, also in the Riverbank Gym. We are excited to share our wonderful music!


Come out to Riverbank at 3:30pm on Thursday, October 27th to support our hard-working Volleyball Team in the Semi-Final competition against Stonegate. Congratulations to our awesome team!


Join Ms. Phifer in the Riverbank library for Coffee with the Principal on Friday from 8:30-9:00 am. 


The PTC will be having a meeting after school at 3:00pm on Thursday, October 27th. We hope you will join us in the school Library!



Our very own Riverbank Elementary School will participate in a news conference as part of 2016 California Flood Preparedness Week on Wednesday, October 26 at 10 a.m.


Students will play West Sac Flood Protect’s fun and interactive Flood Challenge computer game educating them to Plan. Pack. and Protect. in case of a flood event. When each student completes the game, they sign a pledge to Plan. Pack. and Protect. The certificate is printed out for them to take home to their family and parents to talk about the importance of flood protection. Click on the link below to continue reading!


Red Ribbon Week
October 24th-28th


The dress themes for the week are as follows:

Monday:  “Sock it to drugs”- Wear crazy socks!

Tuesday: “Turn your back on drugs”-Wear your t-shirt backwards.

Wednesday: “Be a Jean-ius, Be Drug Free” Wear your favorite (and in dress code) jeans.

Thursday: - “Put a cap on drugs”-Wear your favorite hat.  

Friday- “Put drugs to sleep”- Be ready for a pajama pant dance party at lunch.

Pledge to be drug free:

K-5th graders- tie a red ribbon to the fence in support of Red Ribbon Week and get a Red Ribbon Week sticker.

6-8 graders -Sign the drug free pledge at lunch to be drug free to receive the Red Ribbon Week sticker.  

Poster and Door Contest

There will also be a poster contest and door contest.  The poster contest is for students in grades 6-8 and the theme is “Natural High.” There will also be a door contest with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes for K-5.

K-5 Theme: “Y.O.L.O” You only live once. Make a huge poster for your door that shows you don’t need drugs because you only live once.

6-8 Poster Theme: “Natural High” Make your best poster showing how you don’t need drugs to get high. Go to the website www.naturalhigh.org to see people that have found other activties that motivate them. This will be completed in the 6-8 science class.

Winners will be announced Friday October 28th. Doors will be judged Thursday October 27th.