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Military Families

Welcome to Riverside Elementary School. We are committed to providing critical transitional support for military-connected students as they relocate to our school due to a parent's change in duty station. Our focus is to eliminate barriers to the academic success of military-connected students. We are here to assist and support the military family lifestyle in such areas as school transitions, frequent moves, deployment, and education inconsistencies that exist from state to state, along with many others.

Military Points of Contact:

Riverside also has an active MFLC available to military students. Parents can complete the permission form available at Riverside.

American States Utility Services, Inc. has established a Scholarship Program to assist dependent US Military members or honorably discharged US Veterans at ASUS-served locations. Click on the link the view the pamphlet to learn more.

Student Transition Program

Students from our Student Council help show our new Military Eagle students our campus and SOAR expectations.

Professional Development

Riverside Elementary School staff receive professional development concerning how to identify and respond to the needs of military students and their families.

Military Student Open Enrollment

Riverside Elementary School follows the updated School Board Policy to reflect at least 5% of controlled open enrollment seats, as defined in Section 1002.31,F.S., are reserved for military students.

Riverside Military School Events

We honor and celebrate our military families throughout the year in many ways:

  • September - Constitution Week

  • November - Veteran's Day

  • April - Month of the Military Child


OCSD Resources for Military Families

The OkaloosaSchools.com website has a detailed list of Military Family Resources and Educational Opportunities to best assist your family. It contains a PCS document, services, programs, educational resources, and so much more to aid in the success of your educational goals.

OCSD Military Families Tool-Kit

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