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Parent/Guardian/Teacher Interview

Report Cards were distributed today in Home Form. 

It is important to your child's success that there is open communication and feedback between teachers and parents.  Therefore, the teaching staff of Riverdale would like to meet with you on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. or 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to discuss the report card.  We strongly encourage you to come during the afternoon session if you are available at this time, as we expect that the evening session will be quite busy.

Booking appointments for parents/guardians/teacher interviews will be done on-line. You can access the appointment booking system at rci.schoolappointments.com. All users must create a new account for this year.  Last year’s accounts have been cleared. The instructions on how to book appointments are below. Please remember to leave travel time between appointments to avoid missing the next appointment. 

You may consider having your child accompany you to your appointments to jointly discuss the report card results with the teachers. Please bring your child's report card to the interviews.

Parents/guardians of grade 11 and 12 students are encouraged to attend one of the following information sessions regarding post-secondary school planning in room 212.

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

7:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Translators of Cantonese, Vietnamese and Mandarin will be available in the Main Office Conference Room. I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, November 29th.

School Appointments - Parent Instructions

  1. Go to our school appointments web site: http://rci.schoolappointments.com/
  2. If you have already registered, login and proceed to step 4. If not, register for an account by clicking the "REGISTER" menu tab and filling in the on-line form. Choose a user id and password for yourself and then click the "Register Now" button.
  3. Add your children into the system by clicking the "Add a Student" button. Click "Insert New" button to add more children.
  4. Click the "date" icon beside each child's name to schedule appointments. Select the staff you wish to book appointments with and the "View Calendars" button. Use the "Ctrl" or "Command" key to select multiple staff to view at the same time.
  5. Click on available time slots to book your appointments and then click the "Book Appointments" button to save your bookings.

 

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: https://tdsb.schoolcashonline.com

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 parenthelp@schoolcashonline.com.  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. 

Channels

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:

http://www.tdsb.on.ca/highschool/guidance/choices.aspx

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

Wednesday, November 1 (Day 3) – Gr. 9 Take Your Kids To Work Day

Wednesday, November 1 (Day 3) – Chamber Night in the Band room at 7 p.m. – please join us!

Thursday, November 2 (Day 4) – Late Start 9:45 a.m.

Thursday, November 9 (Day 1) – Late Start 9:45 a.m.

Friday, November 10 (Day 2)Ojibwe class Annual Taco Sale

 

Monday, November 13 (Day 3) – AM Assembly Schedule – Remembrance Day Assembly

 

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

                                      Assembly 2 – (9s and 11s) 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

Tuesday, November 14 (Day 4) – Schedule 2 Begins – please note lunch time shifts to 11:15 – 12:15 and SSR shifts to the end of the period after lunch

8:45 – 9:55 – P.1/5

9:55 – 10:00 – HF/Announcements

10:05 – 11:15 – P.2/6

11:15 – 12:15 – Lunch *shift in start/end time

12:15 – 1:25 – P.3/4/7/8

1:25 – 1:45 – SSR *shift in SSR

1:50 – 3:00 – P.4/3/8/7

Wednesday, November 15 (Day 1) – Grade 9 Community Involvement Assembly during Period 2 for all Grade 9 classes

 

Wednesday, November 15 (Day 1) – School Council Meeting in the library at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 16 (Day 2) – Department Meeting PLC in department areas at 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, Nov. 16 – Nov. 18 – Music Retreat

Friday, November 17 – PA Day – No Classes

Monday, November 20 (Day 3) – Report Cards distributed in Home Form

Monday, November 20 (Day 3) – Riverdale Idol Week

Thursday, November 23 (Day 2) – Late Start 9:45 a.m.

Thursday, November 23 (Day 2) – Riverdale Idol Buy-Out – Period 8

Monday, November 27 (Day 4) – Full Disclosure for MHF classes (last day to drop without showing on transcript as a withdrawn class)

Wednesday, November 29 (Day 2) – Parent/Guardian/Teacher Interviews *Please post the modified schedule in classrooms

P. 5 – 8:45 – 9:30

Announcements – 9:30 – 9:35

P. 6 – 9:40 – 10:25

P. 7 – 10:30 – 11:10

P. 8 – 11:15 – 11:59

Lunch – 12 – 1

Afternoon interviews – 1-3

Evening interviews – 6:30-8:30

Thursday, November 30 (Day 3) Late Start 9:45 a.m.

Friday, December 1– PA Day – No Classes

Thursday, December 7 (Day 3) – Late Start 9:45 a.m.

Thursday, December 14 (Day 4) – Late Start 9:45 a.m.

Thursday, December 14 (Day 4) – Holiday Concert at 6:00 p.m. –

Tuesday, December 19 (Day 3)  - Extended Home Form ScheduleLocker Clean-out

P.1 – 8:45 – 9:50

Extended Home Form – 9:50 – 10:05 *Teachers are asked to assist supervise students in halls during clean out and for Dec-a-Door preparations.

P.2 – 10:10 – 11:15

Lunch – 11:15 – 12:15

P.4 – 12:15 – 1:25

SSR – 1:25 – 1:45

P.3 – 1:50 – 3:00

Thursday, December 21 (Day 1) – Late Start 9:45 a.m.

Friday, December 23 (Day 2) – Modified Schedule with a.m. Holiday Assembly

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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

SCHOOL COUNCIL

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 Riverdale@tdsb.on.ca and ask to be added to the School Council's email list. You may also sign up at school events.       

Contact Us
Telephone
(416) 393-9820

Mail
1094 Gerrard St E
Toronto, ON
M4M 2A1

Superintendent: Mary Jane McNamara
Trustee: Jennifer Story

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