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Welcome Back BBQ - Thursday, September 28th

We would like to extend a warm welcome to the parents/guardians/caregivers of our Riverdale Students to join us on Thursday, September, 28th for our Welcome Back BBQ.  While it is too early in the school year for our teachers to comment on the progress of individual students, the evening will provide an opportunity to meet some teachers and obtain information regarding curriculum, assessment & evaluation, homework expectations and obtain a description of each course. The evening will begin with a BBQ in our courtyard from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.   We will serve a souvlaki dinner. (Halal and vegetarian option available.) Donations can be made to Toronto Foundation for Student Success.

Schedule of Events:

 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.                      

*BBQ in the courtyard - We will serve a souvlaki dinner. Donation can be made to Toronto Foundation for Student Success. – (veggie and halal options also available)                                                   

6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.                      

*Tables containing curriculum information in the Atrium.

*Speak with teachers in each curriculum area in the Atrium.



School Cash Online

Our school will now be offering School Cash Online, which provides you with the convenience of paying online for school items such as trips, club/athletic fees and spirit wear.  School Cash Online is a great way to pay without the need for cash or cheques!

Please follow the link below to register online.  Once you have reistered your child, you will be able to see when they have a new item posted online for purchase.  You also have the option to be notified whenever your child has a new school expense due, so you don't have to worry about missing the deadline.  To set up an account and explore the system, please follow the instructions below.

Register Online:

Step 1: Please click on this link:

Step 2: Register by selecting the "Get Started Now" and following the steps.

Step 3: After you receive the confirmation email, select the "click here" option, login in and add each of your children to your household account.

Registration Instructions: Cash Online Instructions.pdf

If you have questions about the sign up process or using School Cash Online, please select the “Get Help” option on the top of School Cash Online web page. You can also contact the School Cash Online Parent Help Desk at 1-866-961-1803 and  The Parent Help Desk is available to assist parents/guardians with the sign-up/registration process, password recovery, accessing your account or payment issues.

Payment can be made in person with cash or cheque as well. Please make cheques payable to “Riverdale Collegiate Institute”.

Riverdale Raiders Agenda APP

Download the Free App by searching Riverdale Raiders in the Apple or Google Play App store.

Agenda App Manual: /Portals/riverdale/docs/reference-app-201718.pdf

Not just for students!

Download the App

Parents are strongly encouraged to download and install their school's app, as it provides a fast and convenient way for the school to provide notifications about changes in schedule, last minute reminders for school events, closures due to weather, etc. It also allows a parent to keep track of relevant events for their student.

Push Notifications

Make sure to allow the app permission to send you push notifications.

School administration and teachers will send out a variety of notifications - some of these may be broadcast to everyone, such as school closures or other alerts; while others may be targeted at a specific course or topic channel in the app. 


There may be a variety of channels for various subjects, clubs, activities or specific classes (ie "English_10", "Grads", etc.). You won't receive alerts for notifications sent to channels you are not subscribed to  - Only broadcast messages and those for subscribed channels will show an alert on your phone . Messages for all channels (except private ones you are not subscribed to) are available in the Notifications history in the app.

In addition to push notifications sent out to a particular channel, each channel may also have calendar events such as tests, assignment due dates, etc and news posts that will appear in the app if you are subscribed to that channel.

Private Channels

Some channels may be listed as private. When you try and subscribe to those, you will require an access code provided by the teacher or administrator responsible for the channel.

Multiple Students

There is a student switcher available on the app which allows you to switch between up to five profiles: four named profiles, and an unnamed default profile. This allows you to enter multiple schedules if you have more than one student in the school.

With the student switcher set as the action for one of the shortcut buttons, switching student profiles is only ever two taps away from the main screen (one to bring up the switcher, the second to choose the student).

On Data Sharing & Privacy

One of the core principles of the app is to take every reasonable measure to ensure the maximum possible security and privacy for students. As part of our design philosophy, we therefore do not store individual student information on our servers. While this currently means there is no way to automatically share app information from your student's device to your own - you will need to enter their schedule and subscribe to the relevant channels on your phone - our belief is that this is a worthwhile tradeoff.

2017-2018 Course Selection

Course Selection Information

Riverdale students course selections for next year must be completed on MyBluePrint and sign by parents by Tuesday, February 28th.  Once the selections have been made in MyBluePrint students should print of the confirmation sheet and hand it into their Home Form teacher. 

Course Selection Packages by Grade:

grade 9 course selection package.pdf

Grade 10 course selection package.pdf

senior course selection package.pdf

TDSB Choices Guide to Course Selection Link:

School Agenda Front Pages

All parents and guardians are asked to read and review the Riverdale and TDSB Policies and Procedures contained in the front section of the Student Agenda. An electronic version of this material is available by clicking below.RCIAGENDATEXT2017-1*Final.pdf


Daily Schedules

Reading your calendar, you will see that we have a number of different daily schedules throughout the school year. Use the links below to view the appropriate schedule.
2017-2018 Special Schedule

2017-2018 Regular Schedule

Upcoming Events

Mon. Sept. 11 (Day 4) – Schedule 1 Begins

Mon – Fri. Sept. 15 – Student Council SPC card sales

Tues. Sept. 12 (Day 1) – Welcome Back Assemblies – AM Assembly Schedule

P. 1 – 8:45 – 10:50 – Assembly 1 (11s and 12s) – 8:45 – 9:45

                                      Assembly 2 – (9s and 10s) 9:50 – 10:50

Home Form – 10:50 – 10:55

P. 2 – 11 – 12

Lunch – 12 – 1

P. 3 – 1 – 2

P. 4 – 2:05 – 3:05

Thurs. Sept. 14 (Day 3) – PLC start – 9:45 a.m.

Thurs. Sept. 14 (Day 3) – Gr. 9 Special Ed. Info Night 6-7 p.m. in Room 210

Thurs. Sept. 14 (Day 3) – Gr. 9 Parent Orientation Night in the Auditorium at 7 p.m.

Tues. Sept. 19 (Day 2) – School Council – Please join us at 6:30 p.m. in the Library

Wed. Sept. 20 (Day 3) – School Photo Day

Wed. Sept. 20 (Day 3) – Special Education IEP Consultation Sheets due in Room 210

Thurs. Sept. 21 (Day 4) – PLC start – 9:45 a.m.

Thurs. Sept. 21 (Day 4) – MADD Assembly for all Gr. 11 and 12 classes in the Auditorium during Period 7 (at 2:00 p.m.)

Mon. Sept. 25 – Fri. Sept. 29 – Student Council Spirit Week – activities at lunch each day in the atrium

Thurs. Sept. 28 (Day 1) – Parent/Guardian Welcome Back BBQ –BBQ in our courtyard 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.   (souvlaki dinner)

Parents can meet staff in the atrium from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Thurs. Sept. 28 (Day 1) – PLC start – 9:45 a.m.

Sneak peek at some special schedules coming up in early October….

Thurs. Oct. 5 (Day 2) – Modified Schedule – Commencement

P. 5 – 8:45 – 9:30

Announcements – 9:30 – 9:35

P. 6 – 9:40 – 10:25

P. 7 – 10:30 – 11:15

P. 8 – 11:20 – 11:59

Lunch – 12:00 – 1:00

Commencement – 7:00 p.m. – All welcome, please join us if you are not already one of the many volunteers needed to make the evening a success.

Wed. Oct. 11 (Day 4) – Modified Schedule - Grade 9 Meeting

P. 5 – 8:45 – 9:30

Announcements – 9:30 – 9:35

P. 6 – 9:40 – 10:25

P. 8 – 10:30 – 11:15

P. 7 – 11:20 – 11:59

Lunch – 12:00 – 1:00

1 – 3 – Teacher meeting in the library for all Grade 9 teachers

Wed. Oct. 18 (Day 1) – Club Fair at lunch – Extended Lunch Schedule

P. 1 - 8:45 – 9:55

HF – 9:55 – 10

P. 2 – 10:05 – 11:15

LUNCH – 11:15 – 12:35

P. 3 – 12:35 – 1:45

P. 4 – 1:50 – 3

Wed. Oct. 25 (Day 2) – Awards Assembly 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (honouring 2016-2017 non-graduate subject award winners and honour roll recipients) – Modified Schedule

P. 5 – 8:45 – 9:45

SSR – 9:45 – 10

Ann. – 10 – 10:05

P. 6 – 10:10 – 11:05

Lunch – 11:05 – 12:05

P. 7 - 12:05 – 1

P. 8 – 1:05 – 2

*Award winners and honour roll students are to report to the auditorium for 2:30 to be seated alphabetically.

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Entrance Restrictions

Special restrictions have been put in place to control the enrolment of Riverdale to ensure the school population does not greatly exceed the building capacity. Riverdale C.I. is a closed school that only accepts students in regular program who are going from grade 8 to grade 9. Students must apply by March 1 of their grade 8 year to be eligible for admittance. Riverdale does not admit students after this point. Please contact the school to determine if you are eligible for admission.

Attendance, Lates and Signing Out

Being in class every day, on-time and ready to learn is essential for all students.
If a student is going to be away from school please follow the procedures outlined in this letter.

When a student is more than 15 minutes late for school, they must sign-in at the Attendance Office. If they are late because of an appointment, or similar situation, it is best if they arrive at school with a note indicating why they are late.

If a student needs to leave before the end of the school day, we must have contact with a legal guardian before they can leave. The best way for them to do this is to have a note from home when they come to sign-out. Where this is not possible, we will need to contact a guardian before they are able to leave which may cause delays.

Many of our students attend Jummah Prayer on Fridays. In order to accommodate this, we have a letter for families to sign giving permission for students to sign-out weekly. If this applies to your, please complete the form available below. Mosque Permission Form Sept 2014.doc


2017-2018 School Council meetings held in Library at 6:30 p.m. on the following dates:

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018

If you would like to receive school and School Council updates via e-mail, please contact the school with your email address at and ask to be added to the School Council's email list. You may also sign up at school events.       

Contact Us
(416) 393-9820

1094 Gerrard St E
Toronto, ON
M4M 2A1

Superintendent: Mary Jane McNamara
Trustee: Jennifer Story

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