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  • Plan to attend Back to School Night

    Our first parents-only gathering of the year takes place on Tuesday, September 17, at 7:00 pm for Back to School Night.  At 7:00 pm CORE HOURS Training will take place. We will then gather at 7:30 pm (if you can’t get there for the potluck) to hear a bit of vision for the year from the Board of Trustees and Headmaster prior to heading to classrooms to hear from the teachers. The teachers will make known their specific classroom needs for parent volunteers during the classroom visitation time.  We plan to conclude by 9:00 pm so all teachers (and parents) can get much-needed rest.

  • Driving for Field Trips

    Because parents are able to drive on field trips, we are able to take many more trips than if we rented buses. However, our insurance requires that each year every parent driver must submit a copy of his or her current DMV record, and a copy of his or her driver’s license and insurance information. Steps for accessing the VA DMV website are posted under “Other Forms” on the Parents page of our website.

    Prepare now by collecting the needed items and turning them in to the Office. We would love to have all driving parents approved by Back to School Night (September 18) or, if you’re driving on a field trip, at least 3 days prior to the scheduled field trip.

    Please also note that our insurance carrier does not allow parents to drive children (other than their own) on field trips if their point balance is –5, or lower. In other words, you must have -4,-3,-2, on up to be allowed to drive for a field trip. If your point balance does not allow you to drive, you are still welcome to ride along as a chaperone for field trips. We cannot make exceptions for parents to drive if we do not have their up-to-date information, or if their driving record does not meet our insurance carrier’s requirements. Receipts for parking and tolls may be submitted to teachers for reimbursement. Thank you for driving our children as they explore God’s world.

  • Handbook & Directory

    Need to learn or refresh your memory of our school practices and guidelines? Find our Handbook online on our Parents page.  Need to know the phone number, address, or email address of a fellow parent?  Directory information may be accessed anytime on our ParentsWeb.

  • Intercessors

    Parents gather in the the third floor teacher office every Wednesday at 9:00 am to pray for concerns within our community.  This ministry to our community may be the most significant (and most unappreciated) work we do on behalf of our children and our community.  Please make an effort to join, if even for only a few minutes.   All are welcome, and younger siblings are also welcome. 

  • Carpool Matters

    This year both pick-up and drop-off will be on Kentucky Street.  Enter the line by turning from Lee Highway onto Kensington Street.  Turn right onto 24th St. and right onto Kentucky St. Be sure to avoid blocking driveways and intersections during afternoon pick-up.  This is courteous to our neighbors and required by Arlington County Code. 

    Please review – and encourage whoever picks up your children to review – our Drop-off and Pick-up guidelines, linked on our Parents page of the website. We also encourage you to arrange a carpool, if possible, so take a look at the map of our families, also linked on our Parents page. And always, drive carefully in the neighborhood. We want to be good neighbors.

  • Give to Rivendell

    Rivendell operates on a modest budget, and because of God’s abundant provision, the generosity of many, and the wise and careful stewardship of our Board, faculty, and staff, we have covered our costs every year.  Rivendell School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Please consider giving to "The Next Chapter" Building Campaign or Annual Fund.  Online giving now available!