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New School Year Guide

Access all the back-to-school information you need for the new school year.

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Happy Summer, Orioles!

Watch your school's website in early July for back-to-school information. The first day back will be Wednesday, July 31. Between now and then, have a great summer break.

Beautify River Birch

Several families gave their time on a Saturday morning to prepare our grounds for May. Thanks to our volunteers!

The Roundtable at River Birch

Episode 4 is focused on Social Emotional Wellness and Positive Peer Relationships. Join Ms. Kopke, Mrs. Perkins, and Mrs. Gorgas because school is more fun with friends!

Staff Appreciation Week

We celebrate ALL staff during Teacher Appreciation Week! Why? ALL means ALL and we are better TOGETHER!

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Administrators Represent Top HBCU Sororities

These four Avon administrators are representatives of the top four Historic Black College and University sororities.

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Carrying The Torch

ALL belong, learn, and grow at River Birch.

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Kindergarten Murals

Celebration of learning in kindergarten using The Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Pena.

Fall Into Reading

PTO Sponsored our Fall Reading Night full of stories, games, food trucks and more! 

Welcome to River Birch Elementary

I am Heather Gorgas, the very proud Principal of River Birch Elementary. Welcome to our website and thank you for visiting! 

At River Birch Elementary, we believe all belong, all learn, and all grow!  At River Birch, we serve approximately 760 learners in grades kindergarten through fourth grade.  Our team strives to build strong relationships with students, families, and community because we believe it is vital to the success of each learner we serve. Together, we'll learn, lead, and make a difference for our students, families, and community.

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Drop-Off & Pick-Up Procedures

In the event you need to drop off your child in the morning or pick them up in the afternoon, here are our procedures.

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Our Podcast

News & Updates and find a link to our podcast.

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The River Birch podcast is a way to learn more about what happens in our school. Take a few minutes to learn more about what we do to make our school a special place!

Experience River Birch

Access student information about what's available for students, our school counselor, and more.

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School Start/End Times

Our school hours for students are 9:25 am - 4:10 pm. Our office team is here to support you from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

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Library

Visit the River Birch Elementary Media Center and learn about the wonderful resources it provides for our students.

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River Birch PTO

The River Birch PTO exists to nurture all components of the learning community at our school.

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What's happening at River Birch?

News & Updates

There are so many great things going on at River Birch. A few highlights are below. But, don't just take our word for it. Come in and see for yourself.

Avon Professional Development Center at White Oak ELC
Avon Professional Development Center at White Oak ELC
Avon Professional Development Center at White Oak ELC

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Jodee Ashby Testimonial

The best thing about teaching is simple: it's the kids. They make it fun. They make me happy. We have a great time together. Jodee Ashby, 3rd Grade Teacher

Jennifer Pletcher Testimonial

I work with students who are learning English as a second language—or, sometimes, a third language. I really enjoy River Birch, the students, and the parents. It's a great place to be! Jennifer Pletcher, ELL and Intervention Assistant

Heather Gorgas Testimonial

At River Birch Elementary, we believe all belong, all learn, and all grow! At River Birch, we serve approximately 650 learners in grades kindergarten through fourth grade.  Our team strives to build strong relationships with students, families, and community because we believe it is vital to the success of each learner we serve. Heather Gorgas, Principal