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On Tuesday, January 6, E. Rivers Elementary students and staff started 2015 in a brand new building. The project began at the end of the 2013 school year and provides an inspiring learning environment for students and staff. 

“We are excited and ready to bring our kids back to their neighborhood school,” says Matt Rogers, E. Rivers principal.  “The new building is state-of-the art and the site is well laid out for our students, staff and parents.  APS Facilities Services Department and Parrish Construction have been great partners during this process.”

The new building, located on the site of the original school, will house staff and students in grades K-5 with a student capacity of approximately 900 children – nearly double the size of the former building, originally constructed in 1952. The students will attend classes at the new building when they return from winter break on January 6, 2015.

The project finished under budget and within its planned 18-month timeframe.  The new school will offer all of the latest amenities needed by its administration and students to optimize the learning environment.

“It has been a tremendous honor and opportunity to be involved with the E. Rivers project. The level of support and enthusiasm from the E. Rivers administration and the community has been fantastic and unrivaled,” says Paul Miley of Parrish Construction.  “Working alongside APS and Collins Cooper Carusi, our collaborative efforts have yielded a first class facility. The design and construction of this facility not only demonstrates environmental stewardship in the pursuit of LEED Silver certification but also exhibits the facility characteristics to meet the needs of today’s students and faculty."

The Northside Neighbor featured the building in a recent story here.

The School invites the community to attend an Open House Sunday, January 11, 2015 from 3-5 p.m. at its newly remodeled facility at 8 Peachtree Battle Avenue, N.W., Atlanta, GA  30305.


 Rivers Letterhead  

E. Rivers Elementary is one of Atlanta’s oldest schools. Opened in 1917, the original school burned down in 1948, a new school was then constructed on the same site. Construction on the third E. Rivers building is occurring in 2013-14 while students are temporarily located in the old Sutton Middle School. E. Rivers serves the South Buckhead communities of Loring Heights, Ardmore Park, Brookwood Hills, Underwood Hills, Collier Hills, Peachtree Hills, Colonial Homes. E. Rivers Elementary feeds Sutton Middle School and North Atlanta High School.  Source:  
  • Rivers Elementary School to Share Campus with Jackson ES

    Attention: E. Rivers Elementary Parents and Students This is to inform you that beginning, Monday, March 24, students and staff at the main campus of Warren T. Jackson Elementary School will temporarily co-locate with E. Rivers Elementary while a gas leak is repaired. Students and staff are expected to return to the Jackson Elementary main campus by the end of the week. Additional information will be communicated via robo-calls and your school website to ensure minimal disruption during this temporary co-location. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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District Announcements

  • Did you miss the Town Hall meeting? 

    CLICK HERE to view the Livestream video from the event.

    CLICK HERE to download the Powerpoint presentation.

    OSD Notice

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  • August 1, 2015

    Parents’ Right To Know

    Dear APS Parents and Guardians:

    Welcome back to the 2015-2016 school year.  All schools are required by federal law under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965(ESEA), to let you know about your child’s teachers’ qualifications.  We want you to know that it is your right to request the following information about your child’s teachers’ training and credentials:

    • Whether the teacher met the state requirements from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission for certification for the grade level and subject area which they teach;
    • Whether the teacher is teaching under an emergency or other temporary status through which Georgia qualification or certification criteria have been waived;
    • What undergraduate or graduate degree(s) the teacher holds; including graduate certificates and additional degrees, and major(s) or area(s) of concentration; and whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications.

    Please know that the staff at your child’s school is committed to helping your child reach his or her highest academic potential throughout their school career.  That commitment includes making sure that all of our teachers and paraprofessionals are highly skilled and are providing quality instruction to your child.

    If you wish to request information concerning your child’s teachers’ qualifications, please contact your child’s principal, by phone or email, using the information provided on your school’s website.


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  • APS Pilots Online Enrollment System Beginning July 6

    Atlanta Public Schools is piloting during July 6-10, 2015 an online enrollment system that parents can use to enroll new students online, when and where it is most convenient for them, and in just a few minutes.  Parents will have the ability to enter the student’s enrollment information and securely upload documents before visiting the school to finalize enrollment. 

    The online enrollment system allows parents to pre-populate their child's enrollment information and confidentially upload scans or PDFs of forms like birth certificates or immunization records to create their preliminary enrollment record. The system also uses the information to determine the student's neighborhood school and can forward it directly to the school or enrollment site.  Parents will then visit the school or enrollment site to complete the process and present residency documents and student documents, such as certified birth certificates, social security cards and immunization records, to staff to review and confirm their authenticity.

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  • Infinite Campus Parent and Student Portal

    CPP Login Page:

    Parents of students in grades K–12 have access to class schedules, attendance records and grades by Campus Portal for Parents (CPP) which is an easy-to-use, secure communications tool. Additionally, CPP enables parents to verify household information, including their email address, home address and telephone numbers.
    Contact your child’s school to get your CPP activation key. Parents are required to  request the CPP activation key in person. To ensure that all student information remains secure, parents must provide a valid photo ID (driver’s license, state ID card, or passport) before receiving the CPP activation key.  Once parents receive the activation key, they can visit to create a unique username and password.

    Click the links below for more information on:

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  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students who are 18 years of age or older ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records.  These rights include the right to provide written consent before the school discloses personally identifiable information (PII) from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without con­sent.

    One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests.  A school official is a person employed by the school as an ad­ministrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel) or a person serving on the school board.  A school official also may include a volunteer or contractor outside of the school who performs an institutional service of function for which the school would otherwise use its own employees and who is under the direct control of the school with respect to the use and maintenance of PII from education records, such as an attorney, audi­tor, medical consultant, or therapist; a parent or student volunteering to serve on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee; or a parent, student, or other volunteer assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.  A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an educa­tion record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.

    Also, upon request, the school discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll, or is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes of the student’s enrollment or transfer. 

    For more information about Student Records and disclosures, including directory information, please refer to the Student Handbook, and Board Policy JR and Administrative Regulation JR-1(R). 

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  • Report Address Fraud and Ethics Violations

    Report address fraud: 404-802-3540 or by email   

    Report ethics violations: 1-877-801-7754

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