Graduation will be here before we know it! Listed below are the many PTSA sponsored activities, currently in the planning stage, that lead up to Graduation on May 22nd. Traditionally, the Riverwood PTSA celebrates our seniors beginning with Senior T-shirts in May of their Junior year & a welcome back celebration complete with crowns on the first day of their Senior year. Leading up to Graduation PTSA sponsors Senior Yard Signs, the Blue Envelope Tribute, Prelude to Graduation, Elementary School Walk-throughs & Senior Celebration. These are all described below & open to all seniors!

Given the uncertainty of what restrictions will be in place, between now & graduation, Principal Smith has asked us to proceed as if all Senior Week activities will take place but to be ready to shift & adjust as needed.

The Riverwood Administration (RICS) handles ALL other senior-related events & communication - senior portraits, yearbook sales, ads & submittals, cap & gown, fees, Prom, Senior Clearance, Graduation Rehearsal & the Graduation ceremony itself. Details can be found in Principal Smith's Letter to Seniors and on the Riverwood website. Please check it often! 

PTSA sponsored events are run by volunteers & funded by the PTSA, Yard Sign sales & donations from senior parents. Please consider donating your time and/or money to support these special events that benefit the entire senior class. See below for how to donate and let the committee chairs know if you can help with an activity. Together we can ensure that our senior class has a lot of fun celebrating this wonderful milestone!

PTSA Senior Week Committee Chairs 

Christie Hunt 404-992-0991 & Nancy Miller 404-625-9811

Make a Donation to PTSA Sponsored Senior Events (Donations are tax-deductible) 

PTSA Sponsored Senior Programs & Senior Week Activities

All events, inside or outdoors, will have temperature checks prior to entry & require masks be worn at all times.

Graduation Yard Signs (PTSA)

Sales begin Friday, March 5 - Order deadline is March 31 - Price: $35 each

Celebrate your Senior’s graduation by posting a sign in your yard! Proceeds from yard signs help fund Senior Week.

Pick up on Sunday, April 18, 1:00-3:00 pm at Fox residence, 5595 Errol Place Sandy Springs 30327

Complete the order form online & pay online via PayPal or Credit Card

Chairs: Amy Fox 404-862-0860 & Stacey Tovin 678-613-5070

Blue Envelope Tribute (PTSA)

All letters must be received by Monday, May 10

Details in English

Sobre Azul Detalles

Blue Envelopes are a special Riverwood tradition! It’s an opportunity for relatives, friends, teachers, coaches, clergy, and anyone special to honor your graduate by writing a note of congratulations and good wishes. These letters of congratulations and encouragement are collected from graduates’ friends and loved ones and given to them in a big blue envelope during Senior Week at the Senior Celebration on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Please send to Riverwood as directed in the details as we are collecting them from the front office. Deadline for submittals is Monday, May 10.

Chairs: Laura Kruglewicz 404-455-6511 & Brittany Charron 404-308-9345

Prelude to Graduation (PTSA)

Sunday, May 16 at 5:00 - 6:00 pm Outdoors in Riverwood Stadium (Rain Date - Monday, May 17 at 5:00 - 6:00 pm) 

A special opportunity for students and their families to reflect and prepare for this significant transition in their lives. Don’t miss this program by seniors for seniors, featuring speakers, creative performers, video photo montage & live music - all from the senior class. Prelude is also a good opportunity to celebrate graduation with family members who cannot attend graduation itself or for seniors who are not walking. Mark your calendars for an amazing way to kick off graduation week! Nice casual attire such as khaki shorts, collared shirts & sundresses. No jeans please.

Seeking Senior Talent! Are you a poet? Can you sing? Do you have something to say to the graduating class? If you want to speak or perform at Prelude, whether for two sentences or up to two minutes, you must submit your presentation either IN WRITING or by VIDEO in final form to Ms Trentacoste by March 31. No exceptions.

Video Photo Montage! Parents & seniors submit photos here

(Student photos only, preferably group, no family photos or baby pictures). Photo submittal deadline extended to April 18.

Can you help with Prelude? Contact a Committee Chair

Chairs: Tracey Grant 404-664-1125 & Jennifer Tourial 404-452-2611

Senior Walk (PTSA)

Stay tuned for more info! Subject to Elementary School's approval & restrictions in place at time of event  

Seniors wear their cap and gown & walk the halls (or other arrangement per Covid restrictions) of their former school inspiring the younger students with their accomplishments & visiting former teachers! Students should meet at their own elementary school in their cap & gown. Underneath wear their college shirt or whatever represents their future plans!

Heards Ferry - Margaret Brown Abbott 404-558-1458

High Point - Christie Hunt 404-992-0991

Lake Forest - Ingrid Montenegro 404-723-6261

Senior Clearance (RICS)

Thursday, May 20, 2021 during assigned clearance time

Mandatory for all seniors. Pay outstanding fines & fees. Turn in books & gear. Finalize name pronunciation. This is a strict schedule & seniors must arrive during assigned clearance time. See Principal Smith's Senior Letter for details & check Riverwood website for updates.

RICS Contact: Natalie Cowart

Senior Celebration & Blue Envelope Distribution (PTSA)

Thursday, May 20, 2021 Following Senior Clearance Outside at Riverwood

Attendance will be staggered following Senior Clearance Schedule  

Immediately after seniors get their clearance, they will exit the gym to join the Senior Celebration outdoors. Light snacks and drinks are included! Last stop will be the Blue Envelopes station ... sealing the fun-filled day with lots of memories! More details to be shared soon.

Chairs: Vicky Frysh 404-786-5166 & Paola Jacobs 404-459-9498

Graduation Rehearsal (RICS) & Ticket Distribution (RICS)

Friday, May 21 9:00 am - 12:00 pm in the Riverwood Athletic Stadium

Mandatory for all seniors participating in graduation. Students to dress appropriately in casual school attire. Shorts & jeans are acceptable, house slippers & heels are not (heels damage the turf). Each senior will receive four (4) graduation tickets. See Principal Smith's Senior Letter for details & check Riverwood website for updates.

Graduation (RICS)

Saturday, May 22, 7:00 pm - Ameris Bank Amphitheater

2200 Encore Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30009

See Principal Smith's Senior Letter for details & check Riverwood website for updates.

Diploma Pick-Up (RICS)

Date – TBA Location TBA at Riverwood

*Mandatory to receive your diploma.