Welcome

Welcome to Winter Gardens Elementary campus. We are home to Riverview International Academy for TK, Kindergarten, and First Grade.

Are you a family looking for an incredible opportunity for your child(ren)? Give the lifetime gift of language! Come one, come ALL!

Our school offers a Dual Immersion Program with a One-Way Model in either Spanish Immersion or Mandarin Immersion.  Spanish Immersion is currently a 100% in Spanish experience.  Mandarin Immersion is 50% English and 50% Mandarin.  

Both programs offer a third language enrichment option to prepare our students to become global citizens with multi-linguistic 21st Century skills.  

Our site engages students on the 7 Keys of Excellence; preparing them to be transformative leaders in their inner and extended global community. 

Guided by Restorative Practices and Cultural Proficiency, our site assists students with conflict-resolution and assimilation practices to help them become compassionate, team-players, solution-seeking 21st Century employees employers seek.

Districtwide Announcements:

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Please click the button below to learn more about the By-Trustee-Area Election changes and to provide input on the process.

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Upcoming New Enrollment Meetings

Wednesday, January 24th 5:30 - 6:00pm

  • TK/K Immersion Informational Night @ Lakeview, Parents ONLY

Thursday, January 25th at 5:00pm

  • DREAM Academy Informational Night @ DREAM

Monday, January 29th 5:30 - 6:00pm

  • TK/K Immersion Tour @ Lakeview, Parents ONLY

Wednesday, February 21st 6:00 - 7:00pm:

  • Riverview International Academy Parent Information Meeting @ Riverview Campus

Thursday, February 22nd at 5:00pm:

  • DREAM Academy Informational Night @ DREAM

Monday, February 26th 9:00am - 11:45am:

  • Riverview International Academy Parent Tour @ Winter Gardens Campus 9:00 -10:15am
  • Riverview Campus 10:30 - 11:45am
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Igniting Passion in Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Opportunities

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Riverview International Academy, TK-1

  • Our Campus is a One-of-a-Kind Kindergarten and First Grade Campus that Offers a Smaller More Intimate Environment Perfect for our Youngest Learners
  • Our Students are High-Achieving Students, Both in Terms of their Language Acquisition and in Terms of their Academic Success Learning Rigorous Content while Using Three Languages
  • Our Immersion Models are Unique in the World with Students Receiving Instruction in Three Languages with the Target being to Reach Proficiency in Two Languages, and to Achieve an Enrichment Level of Acquisition of a Third Language
  • Teaching students in Three Languages, Spanish, Mandarin and English, Stimulates a Different Part of the Brain and Provides Students the Neural Capacity to Learn Character-Based and Tonal Languages as well as Alphabet-Based Languages
  • In the 21st century, We Consider Technology a Fourth Language and Our Students use Different Forms of Technology and Multi-Media starting in Kindergarten
  • State-of-art Technology Curriculum Practices are Further Enhanced through a Variety of Clubs and Activities Offered as Part of an Extensive After-School Program
  • Our Leadership Program Focuses on Developing Global Leadership Skills in every Child through Character Education Programs
  • Students take on Numerous Leadership Roles and are Celebrated for Demonstrating Skills Inspired by School-Wide Leadership Opportunities

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Important Information:

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Educational Websites

Take advantage of these digital resources

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A Message from the Kindergarten and First Grade Teaching Teams

  1. Provide a change of clothes to be kept in your child's backpack, just in case...
  2. Students must wear closed-toed shoes to school.
  3. Hats and hoods may be worn for sun protection outside only!
  4. Provide a snack and lunch each packed separately and labeled with your child's name. 
  5. School lunch application can be completed online for free and reduced-price meals http://lsusd.heartlandapps.com
  6. The school cafeteria menu is available monthly on our school district's web site. 

Welcome to Winter Gardens Elementary School

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