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    2024/2025 School Year Information

    Dear Parents,

         Thank you for looking at my website.  Welcome back to the 2024/2025 school year.  I hope everyone had a restful, fun but safe summer.  I am excited to be back and can't wait to start the new school year.  As you may know, each student that I work with is unique.  Their needs may be similar or very different from another child's needs.  I am eager to work with each of them and hope to provide them with the tools they need to have a successful year, but I can't do that alone.  I’m writing to ask you, to help me become a partner with you in your child’s education this year. I would like to make the expectations and communications between home and school seamless and balanced.  This year I am teaching Reading, Language Arts and Math!   I will be teaching grade 5, Woo Hoo!  Can't wait.

         My goal is to create a caring and safe classroom environment for your child and his/her classmates this year. When your child feels loved, accepted, and valued, the learning will naturally follow.  Please help me to be the best teacher I can be for your unique child by taking some time to write a letter to me with as much information that you would like to share with me about your child’s interests, talents, hobbies, and even school-related avoidances. 

         Your letter may be handwritten or in the form of an email.  My email address is  I  appreciate hearing from you in any form that is most comfortable for you.  Thank you for your time and partnership! I look forward to meeting you soon! I will be sending a contact sheet home for you to fill out.  Please return it with your child.


    Janet Grace

    Learning Support Teacher

    IMPORTANT LINKS: This is where

    you can find my classroom



     Here are the Google links to my Google Classroom for the 2024/2025 school year. I will send out an invitation to all students and parents in September.


    Reading Section 1 Google Link: 
    Reading Section 2 Google Link:
    Math Section 1 Google Link:
    Other Communication/Reminders:
    I will be communicating through the Talking Points App.  This message will be coming out on September 6, 2024 to your cell phones that are on file at Riverside.  If you need to update them, please do so that you don't miss out on the announcements.
    "Hello Parents,
    My name is Janet Grace and I will be your child's Math and Reading Teacher for the  2024/2025 school year.  I will communicate with you through this Talking Points App and through email.  My email address is:  My number at the school is 570-562-2121 ext. 3359.  Please feel free to contact me as often as you need to.  I will be sure to get back to you within 2 days or sooner.
    Thank you."

    Directions for going to google classroom. 

    Log into students' google account.  Use the Google Chrome Search Engine. Search engine

    When prompted,  type: First three letters of the last name,

    First three letters of the first name, and

    the year they graduate.  It should look like this: user: grajan85 

    Pw: Rsd123456

    If it is the first time you are logging into google you may have to put after the user name.


    Next:  On the upper right part of the screen you will see a waffle.  

                                                                                                    google icon

    Click on the waffle and it will bring you to a list of apps

    Find the Google classroom. Classroom icon

    Click on Google classroom and this will bring you to a list of classes that your child has.

     Click on the teacher that you need and then click classwork.

    This will show you all of the work that is posted for your child. We will do most of it in class together.  However, if they are absent, you can find the assignment here.

     Please go to my Google classroom for daily assignments.  If you are not sure how to use Google Meet, watch this tutorial.


      Please also see my Resources page and links for games that they can play.   If you have any questions before hand, please email me at, or through my talking points. Please leave a number where I can contact you and your email address. 

      Follow the link.

    Did you know there is a Google Classroom app available through the App Store for Apple devices and Google Play for other devices? It makes navigating virtual classrooms easier and faster! Download the FREE app from the App Store or Google Play from the link below.

     Tutorial for google classroom in spanish:


     ***Just a reminder to let students know that if they have a problem with their Chromebook, they can stop by the high school to have the tech department look at it. If the Chromebook needs repair, you can take it to the Tech Team.

    Hours are 8:00am – 3:15PM, Monday – Friday, at the JR-Sr High School.

    They must bring the Chromebook and charger to make the switch.

    No appointment is needed.

    IMPORTANT LINKS: This is where


    you can find my classroom






    I will post materials on my Google Classroom for ALL parents, guardians, and students to access.  Please see instructions below on how to join my google classroom (Virtual Days). You will be logging in with your school email and password.


    5 Steps to Google Classroom




    Here is a link to a tutorial video on submitting work via Google Classroom. It is also listed on the stream on my Google Classroom.
    This video is one in a series of videos on Google Classroom. This video covers how students complete and submit assignments in Google Classroom. You can acce...

    *** Check out my Message Board for FYI, for Parents!


    Cyber Safety for Students | CISA 1/1 TLP:WHITE TLP:WHITE Cyber Safety for Students Original release date: August 20, 2019

    As summer break ends, many students will return to school with mobile devices, such as smart phones, tablets, and laptops. Although these devices can help students complete schoolwork and stay in touch with family and friends, there are risks associated with using them. However, there are simple steps that can help students stay safe while using their internet-connected devices. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recommends reviewing the following resources:

    For more information on cyber safety for students: Stop.Think.Connect. Toolkit

    Stay Safe Online

    Before You Connect a New Computer to the Internet

    Keeping Children Safe Online

    Rethink Cyber Safety

    Rules and the “Tech Talk” with Your Teens

    Concerned Parent’s Internet Safety Toolbox

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