River Valley Schools are CLOSED through May 1st, 2020, due to the COVID-19 virus. 

Heritage Elementary School



In order to keep our staff, RV families, and students safe, we will not be providing in-person open enrollment applications on April 1st as originally planned.  

For parents seeking to open enroll a new student to River Valley Schools for the 2020-21 School Year, please complete this form:  New Open Enrollment Students.  

This form will go live on April 1st at 8AM and will serve as your open enrollment application.  

You only need to fill out this form if you do NOT live in the River Valley District and you are applying for NEW Open Enrollment.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Information

New infomation for student learning and meals


RV Community,

Here is the plan for our student learning and meal service during the extended closure through May 1st:

1.)  Remote Learning Plan for April 6th - 17th:  See attached document for full details and changes moving forward.

2.)  Meal Service:  Monday, April 6th we will adjust to a Monday pick up only (all 5 days will be passed out - 1 Breakfast and 1 lunch per day)

3.)  Details:  Pick-up for Meals and Paper/Pencil assignments (two weeks worth of lessons):
Date:  Monday, April 6th 
Pick up times:  11:00am - 1:00pm and 4:00pm - 6:00pm (Monday only)
Pick up locations:  Liberty Elementary/ Heritage Elementary/ RVHS

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, he has ordered that all kindergarten through 12th grade schools close for a period of three weeks. The Ohio Department of Health and Governor DeWine directed all schools to close at the end of the day Monday, March 16 for three weeks. However, at River Valley there will be NO SCHOOL for students, Friday, March 13, 2020 to allow staff the opportunity to prepare for the three-week school closure. All River Valley Local Schools are  CLOSED through April 5, 2020.  More information will be provided as we receive it.


River Valley Local Schools Instructions for Student Instruction during school closure 

 River Valley Local Schools Meal Service Survey during school closure


Marion County Health Commissioner Letter 

Governor’s Letter



CDC COVID-19 Information

CDC COVID-19 How to Protect Yourself

CDC Information Poster

Ohio Dept. of Health



Important ways to stop the spread of germs: 
- Wash your hands often with soap and water
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
-Avoid close contact with people who are sick
-Stay home when you are sick
-Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.


Extended Closure Assignments

All paper/pencil assignments for the next several weeks are available for pick up between 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 6th or 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 6th. Following these pick up times, availability to packets can be found by clicking on the grade level link below. We encourage you to take pictures of your child's completed work and submit those to your child's teacher through the class communication app or by emailing your child's teacher. If you have any questions regarding submission of work, please contact your child's teacher. 

Thank you!

 Kindergarten Lessons/Activities

First Grade Lessons/Activities 

Second Grade Lessons/Activities 

Third Grade Lessons/Activities 

Fourth Grade Lessons/Activities 

Fifth Grade Lessons/Activities 

Reading Recovery Lessons/Activities 




Contact & Office Information

Heritage Elementary School

720 Columbus-Sandusky Rd. S.
Marion, Ohio 43302
Mrs. Melanie Comstock, Principal [email]
Mrs. Darlene Kaiser, Secretary [email]
Mrs. Aimee Rieke, Attendance Secretary [email]

Contact Information

School Phone: 740-725-5500
Attendance Line: 740-725-5500 ext. 1502

School Hours

9:00 a.m. Door Open / 9:15 a.m. Tardy Bell

3:40 p.m. for P.M. Pick-Ups / 3:45 p.m. Bus Dismissal

School Counseling

You can find the link to Miss Bradfield’s page below. We are here to continue to work with you and your child and please do not hesitate to reach out.

Miss Bradfield's Counseling Webpage

During these unknown times, some students may experience a range of different emotions. In order to help them process and respond to these feelings our Elementary School Counselor, Miss Emily Bradfield, has created a website of resources for parents and students. Also, the website includes a form that parents and students can fill out if they would like a counseling check-in.

River Valley Kindergarten Registration 2020-2021

Kindergarten Registration Is Now Open for 2020-2021!

You may now register your child for kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year. Please click on the link below in order to gain information. 

Kindergarten Registration Information 

At this current time, we are postponing Kindergarten Screening that was originally scheduled for May 7th and May 8th.  We will continue to work on a plan for the screening process and will determine a later date and time of when this will occur. Please note that you can still follow the link listed above in order to register your child for kindergarten. 

Registration & Enrollment of New Students

Registration & Enrollment of New Students

If you need to enroll your child in school , please email Darlene Kaiser at to set up an appointment to do so. Students will not be enrolled in school until the following documents are provided. You will need to provide these documents at the time of your appointment. 

  • Mortgage/Lease Agreement
  • Original Birth Certificate 
  • Vaccination Records
  • Custody Papers (if applicable)


Quick Print District Calendar

Please click below to access a printable calendar for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Arrival & Tardiness

We would like to let everyone know that school begins at 9:00 a.m. At this time, students should be entering the classrooms and preparing for the day. Please note that 9:15 a.m. is when students are considered tardy. This means that students should be in their classrooms at 9:15, not just the school building. If your child enters his/her classroom after 9:15, it is considered a tardy. Students should be dropped off at 9:00 a.m. If you are arriving in the parking lot at 9:10 or after, your child does not have enough time to get to his/her classroom. Please be sure that your child is on time. Thank you for your help in this!

Newsletters & Communication


Heritage Elementary is going electronic this year! All communication from the school will be posted to the website or sent to your email through our communication system. We would also encourage you to check us out on Twitter @RvHeritage. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact Melanie Comstock at
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