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Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! I hope you’ve had a relaxing and restful summer! I am looking forward to an exciting year working alongside each and every one of you, as Principal of Riverbank Elementary School. I am honored to be returning for my third year serving our students, staff and families of West Sacramento.


I am so excited about the great changes that have taken place on our campus! This year we have many new faces on campus and I encourage you to come and meet our new staff members. We will be hosting preschool at Riverbank this year, and we will have a morning class and an afternoon session as this is an exciting addition, with Ms. Maureen Morales teaching our classes. 


I am looking forward to continuing to serve as your humble leader, and support our teachers in Rigorous Curriculum Design Units of Study, our Dream Team members helping navigate the process, our READS Team with a focus on Guided Reading and Early Literacy.  Exciting things are happening and I encourage you to drop by and say hello! 


I am honored to be joining an amazing team here at Riverbank Elementary. I am looking forward to bringing my passion for Education, love of learning and relationship building to Riverbank Elementary and our community. This year will bring new opportunities for new challenges, reflection and growth! I look forward to an excellent year!




Ms. Hortencia Hernandez, M. EdPrincipal Phifer

Principal, Riverbank Elementary School