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Feedback requested for CDIP

Kenton County School District employees, parents, students, and community members are welcome to attend an open feedback meeting regarding our Comprehensive District Improvement Plan (CDIP) at 4:30 on Tuesday, December 18 at Twenhofel Middle School.  The draft CDIP will be posted for review in advance on the district website in the “About Us” section on Monday, December 17.

Kindergarten Registration set for Feb. 14, 2019

Mark your calendar for Kindergarten Registration in the Kenton County School District!

Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-20 school year will be Thursday, Feb. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. at all KCSD elementary schools.

KCSD cafeterias are going green!

Six KCSD cafeterias are going green and transitioning away from single use plastic.

Weather Decisions in the Kenton County School District

It's the time of year when inclement weather could impact daily operations in the Kenton County School District. Please take a moment to review our inclement weather policy here: http://www.kenton.kyschools.us/Content/786

RRE Veteran's Day

RRE Veteran's Day Celebration Info

Kentucky Safe Schools Week

Spirit Week details for River Ridge Elementary

The Kenton County School District Continues Excellence in Accountability

KCSD is committed to providing high quality instruction to all students and once again the 2018 state assessment indicates that our amazing students are performing among the best in Kentucky.    

Kentucky Safe Schools Week is set for October 21–27, 2018 and October is Bullying Prevention Month. Safe Schools Week
Car Rider Morning and Afternoon Procedures

Remember procedures for car riders

Inside Kenton County

Here is a list of Inside Kenton County editions for this school year. Watch for new episodes every Friday!

District Disclosure Form and Code of Conduct Sign off Sheet

Please review the Code of Conduct with your Student and sign this form and return to your Child’s school. Our district disclosures are listed on this form with links to opt out if interested.


Back to School Tip: My Bus Buddie Parent Portal

With school back now back in session, it is a good idea to use My Bus Buddie for the first few days to track your child's school bus!

No cost breakfast, lunch available at five KCSD schools this school year

The Kenton County School District is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision, which will allow the district to offer no cost breakfast and lunch at five schools this this school year.

Free breakfast and lunch will be available to students at Beechgrove, Caywood, Fort Wright, River Ridge and Taylor Mill elementaries.

Drivers reminded to use caution with school back in session School bus safety

As students return to school, Kentucky drivers are being reminded of the laws that apply to keep students safe.

Updated Code of Expected Behavior and Conduct

At the August 6 board meeting, the Board of Education approved the Kenton County School District Code of Expected Behavior and Conduct for the 2018-2019 school year.

River Ridge School Supply List School Supply List

All grades school supply list for the 2018-2019 school year

Essential Enrollment Information

Click here for information on enrolling a child in the Kenton County School District: http://www.kenton.kyschools.us/Content/1744

For questions about all-day kindergarten, please click here: http://www.kenton.kyschools.us/Content2/24778

Important message regarding immunization changes

On July 27, 2018, a Bright Arrow message was sent to all students in the district from our Health Services Department as a reminder of the new immunization requirements for the 2018-2019 school year. 

A note from our Superintendent on proposed boundary changes

Please click here for a note from Superintendent Dr. Henry Webb regarding the proposed boundary changes.

River Ridge Summer Office Hours Summer Office Hours

RRE Summer Office Hours

River Ridge Summer Registration Schedule Summer Registration Schedule

Kindergarten and New Student Registration Info

Parenting With Confindence Registration Parenting Class INFO

4C for Children presents Parenting With Confidence, an experience for parents and caregivers

A message from our Superintendent on 13 Reasons Why

In the Kenton County School District, our students’ safety and security are one of our utmost priorities. Last year, we made you aware of a controversial Netflix series about suicide called 13 Reasons Why. Netflix will release the second season of the series on May 18, 2018. This series may raise different emotions, concerns, and questions for our students.

Field Day Volunteer Info

Instructions and details for Field Day volunteers

Kenton County School Board Approves Full-Day Kindergarten

At a special board meeting on Monday, May 14, the Kenton County School District Board of Education approved full-day kindergarten beginning in the 2018-19 school year.

River Ridge Field Day Volunteer Clarification

Field Day Parent Volunteer Clarification

Thank you, Nurses! Nurses Day

Wednesday, May 9 is National School Nurse Day. The Kenton County School District is thankful for all of our school nurses who help keep our students safe and healthy!

Preschool Summer Enrollment Days

Enrollment in the Kenton County School District's preschool program will take place at various dates over the summer.

Registration now open for spring swim lessons at Kenton County Aquatic Center

Registration is now open for spring swim lessons at the Kenton County Aquatic Center at Scott High School.

River Ridge Elementary Places 1st in Regional Governor’s Cup

River Ridge Elementary Academic Team 2018 CHAMPIONS

River Ridge Academic Team RRE Academic Team winners

RRE First Place Overall Winners at District Governor's Cup Competetion

Spring Community Education Courses Community Education

Please consider participating in a Kenton County Community Education course this Spring!!  All courses are open to the public.

Kenton County School District to honor leaders during School Board Recognition Month Kenton County School Board

Kentucky will again observe January as School Board Recognition Month and the Kenton County School District is joining in the celebration.

Mission and Goals of the Kenton County School District KCSD logo

The Kenton County School District has released an updated version of the mission, goals and core beliefs of our district.

Please take a look here: http://www.kenton.kyschools.us/Content2/24682

KCSD Inclement Weather Policy

With winter approaching, please take time to review the Kenton County School District's Inclement Weather Policy: http://www.kenton.kyschools.us/Content/786


Veteran's Day at River Ridge

River Ridge Elementary will celebrate Veteran’s Day on Friday, November 10th 2017.

2017 Fall Community Education

Please consider participating in a Kenton County Community Education course this fall!!  All courses are open to the public.


Kenton County celebrates state test scores

The 2017 Kentucky State Report Card has been released, and once again, the Kenton County School District is classified as Distinguished!  

The Kentucky Department of Education did not label schools based on the 2017 data as the state accountability model is transitioning to a new accountability model.  However, to honor the work and maintain continuity in the interim, the district utilized the same formula to assign designations to the schools and district. 

NKY Rally for Public Pensions is Oct. 24 Pension Rally

The NKY Public Pension rally isTuesday, Oct. 24 at Dixie Heights at 6 p.m.. Come for a discussion of current pension issues in Kentucky. Everyone is welcome.

Come celebrate our academic accomplishments District logo

Staff, students, parents and the community are all invited to a celebration of our academic accomplishments on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at Simon Kenton High School

SBDM Council Election for Minority Parent Representatives

Elections for minority parent representatives to the River Ridge Elementary School Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council will take place on Thursday, September 21st, and Friday, September 22nd

Beginning Sept. 18, students allowed to enter buildings 50 minutes before start

Beginning Monday, Sept. 18, students will be allowed to enter their school building up to 50 minutes before the start of school.

Kenton Co. preschools earn 5-star rating!

The Kenton County Preschool Programs have achieved 5 Stars in Kentucky’s All Star Rating System through the Cabinet of Health and Family Services, Department of Community Based Services, Division of Child Care and the Kentucky Department of Education. 

River Ridge Elementary Principal Selected

River RIdge SBDM Council is proud to announce they have selected Ms. Jena Smiddy as the Principal!  The seamless transition she will make from Assistant Principal to Principal is already taking place and the RRE community could not be happier! Please welcome her to her new position when you see her! 

Health requirements for school attendance

Meeting health requirements for school attendance is an important part of making sure your child is ready for school.

Frequently Asked Transportation Questions school bus

As we get ready to begin a new school year, here are some frequently asked transportation questions.

Special Called Site Based Decision Making Council Meeting

The River Ridge Elementary School SBDM Council is scheduled to convene for a special-called meeting on Saturday July 22, 2017 from 8am-11am at the Kenton County School District Board of Education Offices.  Please find the agenda for this meeting here:   http://www.kenton.kyschools.us/userfiles/12851/my%20files/sbdm%20special%20called%20meeting%20(1).pdf?id=59534  


Stuff the Bus is July 31 Stuff the Bus

Help the Kenton County School District Stuff the Bus! Head to the Chick-fil-A in Fort Wright on Monday, July 31 between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., donate three or more school supplies, and get a coupon for a free Original Chicken Sandwich!

Special Board Meeting

The Kenton County Board of Education will meet in open session at a special called meeting on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 4:00 PM to annouce the new Superintendent.  The meeting will be held at 1045 Eaton Drive, Fort Wright, KY 41017.

River Ridge Elementary August Summer Hours August Summer Hours
River Ridge Elementary June Summer Hours June office hours
River Ridge Summer July Office Hours July Office Hours


17-18 Calendar


KCSD participating in Summer Feeding Program

Student Nutrition is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017-2018 RIver Ridge SBDM Council Members:

Amber Bovard, Parent

Dominique Cruey, Teacher

Jennifer Egan, Teacher

Natalie Ewald, Assistant Principal

Jennifer Fields, Parent

Nicole Montello, Teacher

Aisha El-Amin, Teacher

Sarah Neikirk, Teacher

Scott Rubemeyer, Parent

Paula Schwartz, Teacher

Amber Sipple, Parent


Chairperson: Bill Bradford, Principal

Check out the 2017 TELL Kentucky Survey results for River Ridge Elementary School!

The TELL Kentucky Survey is a biennial survey that offers every certified educator in Kentucky the opportunity to provide input on teaching conditions that can be used to inform school, district, and state improvements.  The 2017 survey results are in for River Ridge Elementary School!  You may review them at:




Select SURVEY RESULTS, then scroll down to select KENTON COUNTY, followed by      RIVER RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

SBDM Election for Parent Representatives

Elections for parent representatives to the River Ridge Elementary School Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council will take place on Wednesday, May 17th, and Thursday, May 18th.  Voting will be open for three (3) hours each day at the following times:





Free Yard Sale

Free Community Yard Sale! 


Regional Governor's Cup Champions!!

Congratulations to the River Ridge Elementary Academic Team

ASCENT Arts Application Deadline is March 23

Don't forget the ASCENT Arts application deadline is Thursday, March 23!

Parent Basecamp

Want to Make a Difference in Your Child’s School?

Basecamp is a first step for parents and community leaders interested in taking active roles in public education in Kentucky – for their own children and all children. This one-day training will introduce participants to focused and effective approaches to engagement in Kentucky’s schools. By participating in Basecamp, parents and other community leaders will be well-prepared for future participation in the Governor’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership (GCIPL).

For more details:  http://www.kenton.kyschools.us/userfiles/12851/my%20files/parent%20leadership%20basecamp%20flyer.pdf?id=56801 

Attention Parents of 5th Grade Students!


We want your input! Please click below to download a parent survey and return to your child's teacher as soon as possible. A hard copy was sent home with your child on February 21st as well. THANKS!



Open Swim at Scott High School Aquatics Center Open Swim times

The Kenton County Aquatics Center at Scott High School is offering Open Swim on the following dates and times:

  • Friday, February 10th: 4:30-6:30 PM
  • Friday, February 17th: 6-7:30 PM
  • Friday, February 24th: 4-7 PM
  • Monday, February 27th: 4-6:30; 7-9 PM
  • Tuesday, February 28th: 4-6:30; 7-9 PM

$1– Kids/$2– Adults — No Registration Necessary


2016-2017 Yearbooks on Sale NOW!!

2016-17 RRE Yearbooks on sale now! The price is  $15.00. You can order online, by phone or by mail. Go to smart-pay.com for more information - search for RRE by city and state. Contact Mrs. Montello with questions!

Kindergarten Registration Kindergarten Registration

Attention Parents of 4/5 year olds! Kindergarten Registration for the 2016-2017 School year is almost here! If your child is 5 or will turn 5 before August 1st, plan to attend one of the two Kindergarten Registration Sessions! Click below for all the details!



Kenton County School District school board saluted this month Kenton County School Board

Across the state this month, local school board members, including those in the Kenton County school district, will be saluted by their administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members during Kentucky’s observation of School Board Recognition Month

Winter/Spring Community Education Opportunities KCSD Community Education

Here is a list of Community Education courses available for this winter/spring. All courses are open to the public.

Business Engagement Tour

Business Engagement Tour

River Ridge . Elementary School enrolls nearly 1,100 students in preschool through 5th grade.  Our students live in the areas of Villa Hills, Crescent Springs, Lakeside Park, Bromley, Fort Mitchell, and Erlanger.  With the help of local business and communities, we can make a difference. Click below for more information. 


ATTENTION Preschool Parents!!

If your child will be eligible to begin Kindergarten next year,  please complete the survey below.  This will assist us with gathering more information concerning your plans for Kindergarten. Registration is right around the corner, and completing this survey will help provide for a smooth transition for your child from his/her current educational setting to the Kindergarten program next year. Please look for more information regarding registration dates and times in February. Thank you for your assistance!

Kenton County Preschool Program


Alert: Snow Removal Maintenance Changes for Some Kenton County Roads

With winter approaching, the Kenton County School District wanted to make parents, students and the community aware of changes coming to snow removal maintenance on some roads.

Thank you, Veterans! Thank you, veterans!

The Kenton School District expresses sincere gratitude to all who have served our country. Thank you and Happy Veterans Day!

Kenton County School District ranked Distinguished again!

Upon further review from the Kentucky Department of Education, the Kenton County School District is now ranked Distinguished again, according to the 2015-16 School Report Card.

Download the KCSD Mobile App! KCSD Mobile App

The Kenton County School District is proud to announce that we have launched a mobile app.

Translated Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

Below is the link for various translations of the free and reduced lunch application.  It contains 27 of the languages found in Kenton County Schools communities.  In addition to the application, you will also find the parent letter and instructions translated in the home language as well.




2016 Fall Community Education Classes

All events are open to the public.

Fall 2016 Community Education Offerings / Events:

  • Course:    Zumba
  • Course:    American Sign Language for Beginners
  • Course:    Photography – Introductory Course
  • Course:    Photography – Advanced Course Class:
  • Course:    Adult Instructional Basketball – Intermediate Level
  • Course:    Yoga
  • Event:       Community Health Fair (No Registration Necessary)

Please consider participating in a Community Education course this fall.  Click the headline for more information and a registration form.

Schools recognized for PBIS

It is with great honor that the Kentucky Center for Instructional Discipline/KY PBIS Network recognizes the following schools in the Kenton County Schools with the Fidelity Sticker to place on their PBIS banner. 


Tuesday, September 20th, is HIGH ATTENDANCE DAY.  We enjoy seeing our wonderful students every day; however, we would especially appreciate perfect student attendance on Tuesday of this week for HIGH ATTENDANCE DAY!  Thank you.


The first meeting of the All Pro Dad program at River Ridge Elementary School will be this Friday, September 16th.  The All Pro Dad program provides an opportunity for dads (or other male figures in the household) to spend quality time with their children that will strengthen their relationship, as well as benefiting the child’s school and the entire community.  We invite you to join us in the cafeteria at 7:30am for our first All Pro Dad session of the school year.  Please consider joining us! 

Project ASCENT and ASCENT Arts Open House

Please join us for a Project ASCENT and ASCENT Arts Open House on Wednesday, September 7 at 6:30 at Summit View Academy.

KCSD hosts parent education nights to talk about social media

The Kenton County School District hosted several parent education nights to inform parents about social media. Online materials and video is now available.

River Ridge students win bus safety poster contest

Congratulations to a group of River Ridge fifth grade students, who were selected as one of four winners of the 2016 School Bus Safety Poster Contest. The theme this year was #STOPONRED.

RRE Born Learning Academy- Leading the Way

FRC Coordinator, Ms. Debbie LeDonne, attended the Born Learning Academy state conference last month. Not only did she get great information to continue a wonderful program at River Ridge, but she found out she was going to be a star, along with many other dedicated River Ridge staff. Watch the YouTube video below that will be used around the state for training purposes. Way to go River Ridge Elementary Staff and Students!




Meet Our New Staff!

River Ridge welcomes 9 new staff members to its team! Help us welcome them to our RRE family.

/userfiles/12851/my files/meet our new staff for 2016-2017 river ridge 3.pdf?id=53383

Back to School Health Requirements

It’s time for parents to start thinking about health requirements for back to school! Meeting health requirements for school attendance is an important part of making sure your child is ready for school.  These requirements provide the assurance that your child is not only up-to-date on necessary immunizations, but also that he/she is healthy to attend school.  Keep your child “on track” by making sure that he/she meets the health requirements every school year.

Stuff the Bus is July 26

Chick-fil-A Houston Road is sponsoring the annual Stuff the Bus Competition on Tuesday, July 26 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Anyone donating three or more school supplies will receive a coupon for a free chicken sandwich!

Save the Date! Kindergarten Jumpstart is July 14!

On Thursday, July 14th, our kindergarten teachers will host a JUMPSTART day for your child.  This is a great opportunity for our incoming students to get to meet the kindergarten teachers and staff, make new friends, and take a tour of River Ridge Elementary School!

KCSD offering Summer Meal Program

The Kenton County School District is offering free summer meals to school-aged children.

River Ridge Summer Office Hours

River Ridge Elementary Summer Office Hours

2016-2017 School Supply Kits

It is that time of year when we start thinking about summer vacation, but before you know it, we will have to think about “Back to School” shopping.  River Ridge Elementary PTO would like to save you some time, energy, and gas on school supplies.  River Ridge Elementary PTO is offering boxed school supplies for 2016-2017.  This service is NEW for the 2016-2017 school year and is provided for the convenience of our parents.  Each kit is tailored to your child’s specific grade level, is delivered to school, and comes neatly packed in a heavy duty box that your child can use as a keepsake box for all of their “special” papers from the year. The school supply kits are optional.

River Ridge student wins Joseph Beth bookmark contest

Congratulations to River Ridge student Reyhan Onder, who won the Joseph Beth Booksellers bookmark contest.

River Ridge SBDM Council to Meet
River Ridge Elementary School Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council Parent Representative Election

Elections for a parent representative to the River Ridge Elementary School Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council will take place on May 24th and May 25th.  There are currently three (3) positions to be included on the ballot: two representatives for a 2-year term (July 2016 through June 2018) and one representative for a 1-year term (July 2016 through June 2017).

Summer camp open house on April 7

Looking for summer programs or child care for your children? Come to our Summer Camp Open House to get information from local agencies on their summer programs!

The event is Thursday, April 7 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Dixie Heights High School cafeteria.

River Ridge SBDM Council to Meet

The River Ridge SBDM Council will meet on Tuesday, March 21 at 5:00pm in the Library Conference Room.  See the agenda here.  

KCSD Community Education Classes

Kenton County School District Community Education is offering a photography class as well as an American Sign Language class.

River Ridge SBDM Council To Meet

The River Ridge Elementary School SBDM Council will convene for a regularly-scheduled meeting on Tuesday, February 23, 2016.  The meeting will occur at 5:00pm in the Library Media Center Conference Room.  You can see the agenda here.  




Monday, February 15 will NOT be used as a snow make up day in Kenton County. Therefore, Kenton County Schools will be CLOSED on Monday, February 15, 2016.


Lunes, el 15 de febrero es el Día de los Presidentes.  Aunque se cancelaron clases esta semana debido al tiempo, el lunes sigue siendo día de fiesta. ESTE MENSAJE CONFIRMA QUE NO HABRA CLASE LUNES, EL 15 DE FEBRERO EN LAS ESCUELAS DEL CONDADO DE KENTON.


River Ridge Elementary SBDM Council to Meet

The River Ridge Elementary SBDM Council will meet on Tuesday, January 26 at 5:00 pm. Click here for the agenda.  


KCSD Community Education Classes

The Winter 2016 Community Education Schedule is now available.

Kenton County school board saluted this month

Throughout this month of January, administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members of the Kenton County school district are publicly thanking the system’s elected board of education members during Kentucky’s observation of School Board Recognition Month.

2016-2017 Open and Tuition Enrollment

The Kenton County School District is currently accepting applications for Open and Tuition Enrollment.

Time is running out to order your 2015-16 RRE Yearbook!

Time is running out to order your 2015-16 RRE Yearbook! The deadline for ordering is December 31, 2015.

River Ridge Elementary Site-Based Decision Making Council to meet.

The River Ridge Elementary Site-Based Decision Making Council will meet on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 5:00pm. 

River Ridge SBDM Council to Meet

The River Ridge SBDM Council will meet on Tuesday, November 17 at 5:00pm. 

KCSD honors outstanding teachers

The Kenton County School District honored some of our outstanding teachers during our first 'Excellence is Everywhere' banquet on Nov. 5.

It's School Bus Safety Week

October 19-23 is School Bus Safety Week. Please 'Give Our Drivers a Break!'

Behavioral Emotional Screening

There have been some questions about the Behavioral Emotional Screening System Notice and Parent Waiver that was sent home with your student this week.  

River Ridge Wins Video Contest

Congratulations to the River Ridge Elementary News Team for winning the Aunt Millie's School Spirit Video Contest!

Kenton Co. Community Education offering yoga course

Kenton County Schools Community Education Program is offering a Yoga course starting on October 20.

River Ridge Elementary is DISTINGUISHED!

The Kentucky Department of Education has classified River Ridge Elementary School as a DISTINGUISHED school, based upon the 2015 state accountability results.

River Ridge SBDM Council to Meet

The River Ridge SBDM Council will meet on Tuesday, September 22 at 5:00pm in the Media Center.  Click here to see the agenda.

It is time for the River Ridge Walk-a-Thon!

We are one week away for our yearly Walk-a-thon!

River Ridge PTO Fundraisers

This year, the River Ridge Elementary PTO is trying to raise $30,000 for the school through 3 events.


September is National Library Card Sign Up Month

Did you know that September is National Library Card Sign Up Month? Students and staff in the Kenton County School District are encouraged to get and use their library card.

River Ridge SBDM Council to Meet

The SBDM Council at River Ridge Elementary School will hold a regularly-scheduled meeting on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at 5:00pm in the school's Media Center.  You can review the agenda here

Prep+ Math Informational Meeting

There will be a Prep+ Math 5th grade student/parent information meeting on Thursday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Summit View Academy cafeteria.

Thank you, teachers!

Note: May 4-8 is Teacher Appreciation Week. The following is a message to all Kenton County School District Teachers from Superintendent Dr. Terri Cox-Cruey.

Jarrod Polson Coming to River Ridge

Jarrod Polson, former UK Wildcat basketball player, will be coming to River Ridge to give a motivational talk on May 5th.

Two KCSD Teachers named Greater Cincinnati Teachers of Excellence

Congratulations to Melinda Boesken from River Ridge and Amanda Minnich from Woodland for being named as a Top 10 Greater Cincinnati Teacher of Excellence.

Kenton County FRYSC hosting Summer Camp fair

The Kenton County Family Resource and Youth Service Centers are hosting a Summer Camp Open House at Summit View Middle School on Thursday, March 26 from 6 to 7 p.m.

River Ridge Academic Team - First in Regional Governor's Cup
Click here for Student Survey

Please click here to access the Student Voice Survey.

Congratulations, Elementary Basketball Tournament Winners!

Congratulations to the following teams, who won their respective elementary basketball tournaments.

Kenton County Academies of Innovation & Technology holding Open House Feb. 10

Students: Interested in joining the Academies for the 2015-2016 school year? Do you want to know more about the Academies in a fun hands-on experience and talk to current Academy scholars? Do you want to meet the teachers for each Academy? Now is your chance! You and your parents are invited to an Academy Open House on Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Edgewood Campus, 3234 Turkeyfoot Road.

Thank you, Kenton County School Board!

By Superintendent Dr. Terri Cox-Cruey

The students and teachers, the administrators and the service workers of the Kenton County School District deserve praise for working hard in their roles. But equally deserving of praise are the members of the district’s Board of Education, not only for their work but for their leadership.

Two KCSD teachers receive National Board Certification

Congratulations to Aisha El-Amin from River Ridge Elementary and Michele Cummings from Simon Kenton High School on achieving their National Board Certification.

Grades 3,4, 5 - Bowling Sign Ups - Due Jan. 16th
Kenton County Library Events

Click on the link below to access a schedule of events for Kenton County Library.


Veterans Day 2014 events in Kenton County School District

The following events are taking place in the Kenton County School District in honor of Veterans Day.

River Ridge Elementary Back to School Information 2014
Stuff the Bus is July 29

You can donate school supplies to the Kenton County School District at the 'Stuff the Bus Challenge' on July 29 at the Florence Chick-fil-A.

Kenton County Fair is July 14-19

The annual Kenton County Fair is July 14-19.

Summer Reading @ River Ridge

Avoid the summer slide come to the River Ridge library to check-out books, read, & win prizes!

River Ridge Summer Office Hours
Detour information for River Ridge Elementary

A waterline project by the Northern Kentucky Water District will require a two week closure of Amsterdam Road between Sunglow and Rogers Roads beginning Tuesday, May 27.

River Ridge student wins KESPT Dream Out Loud contest

Congratulations to River Ridge first grader Elsie Barnes, who is one of six students in Kentucky to be awarded a $1,500 college savings account through the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust's Dream Out Loud Challenge.

Elementary schools participate in Arts for Life Night

All Kenton County School District Elementary Schools participated in an Arts for Life Night on May 7.

River Ridge College and Career Week

River Ridge Elementary celebrated college and career week from April 21-25th.  

End of year calendar information from KCSD

By Dr. Terri Cox-Cruey, Superintendent, Kenton County School District

It has been a long winter and I appreciate everyone’s patience while we waited for the General Assembly to decide how we would be permitted to handle the excessive missed school days.

KCSD brings home several awards at Excellence in Education banquet

The Kenton County School District was well-represented at the 2014 Excellence in Education Banquet.

River Ridge student named finalist in All-Star Awards contest

Congratulations to River Ridge fifth grader Aaliyah McNabb, who has been selected as a finalist in the Scholastic All-Star Awards contest.

Summer Camp Open House is March 18

The Kenton County Family Resource/Youth Service Centers are sponsoring at Summer Camp Open House on Tuesday, March 18.

March Minion Madness

Students worked together to reach a school goal of 6000 AR points.  The rewards were minion principals and the movie Despicable Me 2. Click the link below to see how "Happy" we are to reach our goal.



Vote for River Ridge in NKY Has Talent Video Contest

Voting is underway in the Northern Kentucky Education Council's 'NKY Has Talent' video contest.

River Ridge Elementary science fair results

The River Ridge Science Fair was a huge success! All the students who participated worked very hard and did a wonderful job in presenting their projects to our guest judges.

Project ASCENT students team up to help Welcome House

Project ASCENT students from all 11 Kenton County elementary schools teamed up this week to help out the Welcome House.

Kindergarten Registration is February 13

Kindergarten Registration in the Kenton County School District is February 13, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.mand 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

River Ridge principal inducted into NKY Sports Hall of Fame

River Ridge Principal Shawna Harney has been inducted into the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame.

River Ridge Christmas Interview Special

Fifth grade students produced a River Ridge Christmas Interview Special.

Click read more below to go to youtube video link.

Veterans Day events in the Kenton County School District

Here is a list of events happening in the Kenton County School District in honor of Veterans Day.

Mrs. Harney celebrates mapstache madness
Students celebrate MAPstache style with Mrs. Harney.  Read more
Photos: Halloween at River Ridge
Click to see photos from the pumpkin pageant, Feed the Witch and the costume parade at River Ridge: http://www.kenton.kyschools.us/DistrictGallery.aspx?CategoryID=41322&schoolID=0
Pumpkin Pageant Winners
Pumpkin Pageant Winners 2013 - Watch this video to find out who the winners are!





ALICE Presentation being held on Nov. 12

Any parents or adults who are interesting in learning more about the ALICE program are invited to a presentation on Nov. 12 at Dixie Heights High School.

Kenton Co. elementary artwork on display at Thomas More

Artwork from elementary school students in the Kenton County School District is on display at Thomas More College.

River Ridge students walk to raise money for school

River Ridge Elementary students held a Walk-a-thon on Tuesday, Sept. 10 to raise money for their school.

Click the link below to watch a student produced video of the walk-a-thon.


Register now for Community Education!

The Kenton County School District offers Community Education Classes. Click to learn more and to register!

River Ridge receives certificate of achievement from Fuel Up to Play 60

River Ridge Elementary School has received a certificate of achievement from the Fuel Up to Play 60 program.

River Ridge 4th and 5th Grade Boys and Girls Basketball Registration - Due Aug. 30th
Welcome Back to River Ridge Elementary- Student Produced Video
Celebrate Back to School with Ameristop Ice Cream - August 12th


Melinda Boesken - Channel 5/ Warm 98 Teacher of the Week and Mrs. Boesken celebrates award with class
Congratulations to Olivia Cahill and Dylan Landers, Elementary Spelling Bee Champs Spelling Bee Champs
Melinda Boesken Named Channel 5 Teacher of the Week
Spelling Bee Winners Olivia Cahill and Dylan Landers - Elementary Spelling Bee Winner, Runner-Up
Happy Halloween River Ridge Heroes
Fall Festival Fall Festival

River Ridge Bus Expectations Video
Basketball Sign-Ups for Fourth and Fifth Grade Due
River Ridge Third Grade Performs in Honor of 9/11
Accelerated Reader Home Connect
Do you want to know how your child is progressing on their Accelerated Reader goal?
Bucket Filling at River Ridge Elementary - Video
Caught Being Good - Video
Caught Being Good - Video
Click here to Watch Back to School Video
Free Benefit for Eligible Families
Support your school at KCSD night with the Florence Freedom!

Support your school by attending the Florence Freedom game on Friday, May 18. Tickets are just $10 (which includes all fees), and $4 from every ticket sold will come back to your school! In addition, the Team Kenton Foundation will receive a portion of the profits. 

Kindergarten Academic Night

River Ridge Elementary School
March 31, 2016
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Document destruction notice

As per the approved record retention schedule of the STATE ARCHIVES AND RECORDS COMMISSION, be it known to all parents and adult students that the Kenton County School District is required to maintain special education records for three (3) years after the date of the last activity. Therefore, the school district will destroy all records it no longer needs three (3) years after graduation or three years after a student exits the district.

River Ridge student appearing in 'A Christmas Carol'

A River Ridge student is in this year's Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park production of 'A Christmas Carol.'

River Ridge Teacher Nicole Montello Named Outstanding Teacher

Nicole Montello, River Ridge, is named 'Outstanding Educator' by Cincy Magazine.  She is one of seven KCSD teachers to receive this honor.

River Ridge Wins Kenton County Academic Challenge
Thanksgiving Traditions

Fifth grade news team reporters produce video about Thanksgiving traditions at RRE. Click the first youtube link to watch their video.

STLP members produced a Thanksgiving video.  Click the second youtube link to watch their video.

To view links - click read more.


Book Fair News: Online Fair, All For Books, Dates & Times
Local Volunteers Help River Ridge Prepare for a New School Year
Kenton County School District Weather Decisions
 1.  When our local weather authorities begin discussing the possibility of flurries, the transportation department begins gathering and reviewing information from various sources (weather stations, NOAA forecasts, State trooper road reports, etc…). Staff members also drive the various area roads across the county to assess the conditions first-hand. These processes increase our chances of making the safest decision. 
Arts for Life Night is May 2 Art

The Kenton County School District will celebrate its young artists during Arts for Life Night on May 2.

River Ridge PTO Movie Night
Back to School Important Information

BOB Information and school supply lists for all grade levels  are listed on the tabs at the top left hand side of this page.

Monday August 10th - Class Lists are Posted on front school windows

Thursday, August 13th - Meet and Greet for Kindergarten Parents  6:00 or 7:00 sessions available

Monday, August 17th  - Meet and Greet for Grades 1-5    6:00 or 7:00 sessions available

Wednesday August 19th - First day of school for students

School Hours:

Grades 1-5: 8:40am-3:31pm

AM Kindergarten: 8:40am-11:46am

PM Kindergarten: 12:25pm-3:31pm 

SBDM Meeting August 6th

The River Ridge Elementary School SBDM Council will meet on Thursday, August 6, 2015, at 4:00pm in the River Ridge Media Center.  This is a regular meeting and you will find the agenda attached for your review.  

Important Kindergarten Registration Information

Kindergarten Registration is just around the corner in the Kenton County School District!

Villa Hills Police - Community Relationships

Chief Allen of the Villa Hills Police Department visited River Ridge on Monday, August 11th.  Chief Allen welcomed the staff back to school, and shared a new Villa Hills police initiative for the 2014 - 2015 school year.  In an effort to encourage a collaborative working relationship, the department will be sending an officer to River Ridge for a short visit each day.  Officers will have a home base located in the Family Resource Center.  Thank you to Chief Allen and the hardworking Villa Hills Police for being active in creating positive community relationships.

River Ridge Celebrates Read Across America Week

In this picture special guest, Andre Riddick, former UK Wildcat is reading to a third grade class.

River Ridge Elem. wins technology award

River Ridge Elementary is the recipient of the 2013 ConnectKentucky School District Technology Award.

Free school supplies- Turfway Aug 3 8:00AM – 2:00PM
River Ridge Back to School Events and Information
We are Thankful Happy Thanksgiving
Tanner Gleeson Wins State Award Congratulations to Tanner Gleeson and Julie Comerford
Tanner Gleeson wins first in state video contest. 
River Ridge Yearbooks on sale now!

2017-2018 Yearbooks on sale now!

Seeking PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) Committee Nominations!

The purpose of the River Ridge Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is to aid the students of our school by providing support for their educational and recreational needs and to promote open communication between administration, teachers, and parents. We are currently seeking nominations for officers of the PTO Executive Committee for the 2017-2018 school year. PTO Executive Committee positions include: president, president-elect, secretary, treasurer, and reporter. 

Kindergarten Registration is February 11

Kindergarten Registration dates have been set in the Kenton County School District.

Kreinbrink Brothers Win River Ridge Spelling Bee
We Are Happy at RRE
Community Yard Sale is Aug. 7

The Kenton County Community Yard Sale is Friday, August 7 from 9 a.m. to noon at Caywood Elementary School.

Elementary students compete in Academic Challenge

Students from all 11 Kenton County elementary schools competed in the Academic Challenge on March 4 at Dixie Heights High School.

Fall Fun at River Ridge

Pumpkin Pageant, Feed the Witch and Halloween Parade Highlights - Click read more below this paragraph  and then the youtube link to see student produced highlight video. This video was produced by five fifth grade students who call themselves - Rainbow Pinwheel Productions.  



How Do I Enroll a Student? District logo

Click here for information on how to enroll a student in the Kenton County School District.

Thank You River Ridge - News team Farewell Video
Fifth Grade Students Say Thank You and Good-bye to River Ridge
KCSD Board approves School Resource Officers in all schools

The Kenton County School District Board of Education has approved security coverage by police officers in all schools for the remainder of the 2017-18 school year.


Introducing "MyBusBuddie" parent portal

Parents and guardians are always interested in the status of the bus that transports their children.  While everything possible is done to assure that the buses operate on schedule, situations arise that can cause delays in their arrival times at a student’s stop.

The Kenton County School District desires to keep parents and guardians informed of the current status and location of their bus, and to make it as easy as possible to provide this communication without interfering with parents’ normal schedule.

Welcome Mr. Bradford, New River Ridge Principal

Welcome Mr. Bradford!

We are excited to announce that our SBDM council, along with Central Office, has selected a new principal for River Ridge. Mr. Bill Bradford comes to us from Covington Independent Schools where he served as a Principal and Assistant Superintendent.  Mr. Bradford brings excitement and enthusiasm to River Ridge and is looking forward to getting started in his new role.  Mr. Bradford, welcome to the River Ridge community!

The SBDM council would like to thank all parents, community and staff members who provided input through the parent/community survey.  Results from the survey were compiled and used when determining criteria for principal selection. 

Help us Stuff the Bus!

Join the Kenton County School District at the annual 'Stuff the Bus' event and receive a FREE Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich!

River Ridge STLP team qualifies for state

The River Ridge STLP team has qualified for the state tournament.

Fall Book Fair
Seven KCSD teachers named 'Outstanding Educators' by Cincy Magazine

Congratulations to seven Kenton County School District teachers who were named 'Outstanding Educators' in the August/September issue of Cincy Magazine. .

Important information about make up days

At the March Kenton County School Board meeting, the Board of Education approved the following plan for snow make up days.

Students participate in Elementary Leadership Conference
Fourth and fifth graders from all 11 elementary schools in the Kenton County School District participated in a leadership conference on Sept. 20.
Title 1 Parent Meeting


THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013

1:00-2:00 Kenton County Public Library

Erlanger Branch




Agenda Topics:

  • Title I Program Overview
  • Curriculum & Assessment
  • Program Design
  • District Title I Parent policy
  • Parent Involvement in Kenton County
Caught Being Good

River Ridge Elementary Summer Office Hours
Main office hours during the summer will be as follows:
KCSD student wins 2nd place in KET Young Writer's Contest

Congratulations to Abby Kane, who won 2nd place in the 2015 KET Young Writer's Contest.

River Ridge student playing soccer in Spain

Congratulations to River Ridge student Tyler Bolte, who has been selected to represent the U.S. U-12 boys soccer team in Barcelona, Spain.

Health regulations for the 2015-16 school year

The Kenton County School District, in compliance with Kentucky State Law and regulations from the Board of Health and the Department of Education, would like to remind parents that all children must have certain Health Records on file.

Spring Bookfair is Coming! Click here to access the online fair!
River Ridge Fun Fall Events
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Students Demonstrate Sight Word Lists in Sign Language
NKU Basketball Kids Night, March 2nd Kids Night Voucher

Northern Kentucky University is hosting a kids night on Saturday, March 2nd.  All kids 12 and under will be given free admission to the basketball games.  The ladies' game is at 5:30, followed by the men's game at 8:00. The first 1,000 people will receive a free NKU basketball. 

2013 Reading Challenges

River Ridge Library sponsors 2013 Reading Challenges!

Fall Bookfair Online Homepage Fall Book Fair

RR Calendar of Events
Class lists, supply lists, bus routes postings; Kindergarten Meet and greet dates, and Grades 1-5 Meet and greet dates are as follows:
2018 Camp Invention Program-Fast Forward


Register here for PGA

Registration is open for Kenton County School District staff members to attend the Professional Growth Academy (PGA).

The KCSD Embraces A.L.I.C.E. Training for School Safety
One to One: Practicing Reading with Students

Do you want to change a child’s life and make a meaningful contribution to our school?

Become a volunteer Reading Coach!

One to One: Practicing Reading with Students invite River Ridge Elementary parents, grandparents, caregivers and community volunteers to play an integral role in helping struggling young readers with the support they need to be successful in reading.  Each volunteer “reading coach” will commit to meet with a 1st-3rd grade student just 35 minutes per week during the 2013-14 academic year.  Coaches provide children with the time, attention, and the opportunity to practice reading which will make a difference in their lives.  One to One requires new coaches to complete six hours of training in September 2013 and complete a background check.

To obtain additional information on One to One, please visit the Northern Kentucky Education Council’s website at www.nkyec.org.  If you’d like to be contacted when specific training dates and locations are confirmed, please contact Nancy Costello at the Council, ncostello@nkyec.org or (859)282-9214. 


Thank you for your willingness to make a difference and support our school’s strong commitment to education!



Preschool Screenings Scheduled

The next Preschool Screenings are scheduled for Friday, March 23 and Friday, May 4, 2018.  If you have concerns about your 3 or 4 year old’s development please call the Preschool Office 859-957-2632.

The Kenton County School District offers an engaging preschool program to area children. The preschool program is available to 3- and 4-year-old children who live in the district and meet eligibility requirements

KCSD receives grant from Duke Energy

Duke Energy has given a $25,000 grant to the Kenton County School District in support of the E=WISE and Elementary STEM programs.

Summer Hours and School Information

River Ridge Elementary Summer Hours

The main office will be open for enrolling students:

Mondays - Fridays 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.   The office will be CLOSED from 11:00-12:00 DAILY for lunch.

Below are dates the office will be closed during the month of June.  We will update for July as we get closer. 




June 22-29

Office Closed

Off site meeting and /or Vacation


Click on the title of this article above for additional summer programs and information.

River Ridge Yearbook Online Order Form




River Ridge News Team Gets the Scoop

Channel 12 and Cincinnati Enquirer feature stories about River Ridge News Team. River Ridge Elementary News Team received the KentuckyConnect Technology Award.

Click Read More below and then follow the links.

River Ridge News Team Channel 9 Tour
PE News! Check Out Our Current Info. on the Newsletters Link (to the left). Are you fueling up to Play 60?
Inside Kenton County: May 25

Here is the latest edition of Inside Kenton County: 


Summer Food Program Information

The Kenton Couny School District Student Nutrition Department is participating in the Summer Food Service Program.

PTO River Ridge Spiritwear
Inclement Weather Information
Third Grade PTO Performance River Ridge Third Grade Performs
River Ridge Riding a Crest of Success - Enquirer Article
The Kenton County School District is hiring!

The Kenton County School District is hiring for bus drivers.

World Choir Games
World Choir Games schedule:
Welcome to River Ridge Elementary
River Ridge Wins Kenton County Academic Challenge
Kenton County School Based Health Clinic Opens at River Ridge Elementary
Warm 98 Teacher of the Week

Mrs. Beth Blasingame, first grade teacher at River Ridge, was chosen as the Warm 98 Teacher of the Week.  Beth was nominated by a parent.  She was presented with a plaque and gift cards. The students received admission to CoCo Key Water Park, and a pizza party. Congratulations!

River Ridge Academic Team District Governor's Cup