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Orientation Information and Student forms

Welcome Message from Riverside Academy

Riverside Orientation 



August 12, 2021

Greetings Riverside Academy students and families!! Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year. My name is Derek Stephenson and I am the principal of this wonderful school community. We know that it takes Riverside pride to evoke student willingness to be responsive to this unique program which inspires hope and addresses individual needs. 

We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces even with wearing masks. Please be assured that the health & safety of our staff and students are a priority here at Riverside and we have worked with the NHPS Central Office administration over the course of the last few months to create a safe educational, social & emotional environment in our building. The COVID-19 safety protocols are still in effect. Students will be required to maintain social distancing and wear an approved mouth/nose covering throughout the school day.


Our students have the opportunity to connect his/ her educational experience to real life experiences through this unique school setting which addresses barriers found in traditional school settings. In order for our students to achieve their full potential it will take support from home and school. We know a strong partnership with families will make a great difference in student lives.  Every member of our school community shares the responsibility for our student’s success.

For further information regarding school hours, attendance, cell phones and other district policies take a look at the New Haven Public Schools student handbook.

At this time please click the “mandatory link” to complete and sign the necessary forms for Riverside Academy.  After submitting the forms we welcome you to view the additional information for orientation.

If you have any questions please contact Derek Stephenson at 475-220-6700.

Stay safe and enjoy the rest of your summer.

Student Forms

Mandatory Student Forms (Complete Online)

Parent Orientation Forms

Mandatory forms will need to be completed before start of school.
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Please note forms CANNOT be filled using the PowerSchool App.

Important Student information Documents (Read Only. Need to be signed into your NHPS Google account.)

Addition School Specific Documents

  • Riverside Academy website