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OSSLT Literacy Test March 30, 2017

On March 30, 2017, students who entered Grade 9 during the 2015-2016 school year will write the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test, as will students who are retaking the test.


The literacy test, administered by Ontario’s Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO), is used to determine whether a student has the literacy (reading and writing) skills required to meet the standard for understanding reading selections and communicating in a variety of writing forms expected by The Ontario Curriculum across all subjects up to the end of Grade 9.  The successful completion of this test or the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course in a requirement for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.


On March 30, all grade 10 students and those who are retaking the test will write the Literacy Test beginning at 8:45.  There will be no scheduled classes on March 30th to accommodate the students writing the test and those receiving extended time. 


An OSSLT preparation package was given to each student this week.  We strong suggest that students spend time over the next few weeks reviewing the package to familiarize themselves with the type of questions that will be on the test. A copy is available below. 

2017OSSLTPREP.pdf

February 10th Report Card - February 15th Parent/Guardian/Teacher Interviews

On Friday, February 10th, all students will receive a “custom layout” progress report card which indicates their first and second term marks and attendance in each course. Most students will not receive comments and there are no learning skills included on the custom report card.  


Students taking Grade 10 CHV2O or Grade 12 MHF4U will also receive a provincial report card that includes the mark, attendance, comment and learning skills because these courses finish on January 27th, 2017.  


Riverdale parent/guardian/teacher interviews are on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Booking appointments for interviews is done on-line. You can access the appointment booking system at rci.schoolappointments.com.  The link below provides full instructions on how to book appointments.  Translators for Cantonese, Vietnamese and Mandarin will be available. Please inform the student secretary before your appointment begins that a translator is required. The appointment booking site will be open for booking appointments at 3:00 p.m. on February 10th. 

School_Appointments_Instructions.pdf

Our guidance counsellors will be running information sessions for parents regarding course option selection – myBlueprint.ca for next year.  The sessions will be 30 minutes in length and will take place in room 212 at 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m and 7:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

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.

AGENDA TEXT 2016-17 Front Matter.pdf

 

2016-2017 Riverdale School Calendar
Print agenda version: 2016-2017 School Calendar.pdf
Up to date digital version: 2016-2017 Whole School Calendar

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.





2016-2017 Daily Schedules 2nd version.pdf

2016-2017 Special Schedules 2nd version.pdf

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events/Dates

Fri. Feb. 10 (Day 3) – Report Cards distributed in Home Form

Mon. Feb. 13 (Day 4) – Mental Health Awareness Keynote Assembly – For all Period 7 Grade 9 and 10 classes at 2 p.m.

Tues. Feb. 14 (Day 1) – Black History Month Assembly – AM Assembly Schedule

8:45 – 10:50 –    Assembly 1 – 8:45 – 9:45 – Gr. 9/11s         P.1

                              Assembly 2 – 9:50 – 10:50 – Gr. 10/12s     P.1

10:50 – 10:55 – Home Form

11-12 – P.2

12-1 – LUNCH

1-2 – P.3

2:05-3:05 – P.4

Wed. Feb. 15 (Day 2) – Parent/Guardian/Teacher Interviews

8:45 – 9:30 – P.5

9:30 – 9:35 – Announcements

9:40 – 10:25 – P.6

10:30 – 11:10 – P.7

11:15 – 11:59 – P.8

12 - 1 LUNCH

1 – 3 – Interviews

6:30 – 8:30 – Interviews

Thurs. Feb. 16 (Day 3) – Late Start 9:45 am

Fri. Feb. 17 – PA Day – No school for students

Mon. Feb. 20 – Family Day – No school

Tues. Feb. 21 (Day 4) – Fri. Feb. 24 (Day 3) – Grad photos in the auditorium vestibule area – anticipate individual excusals for appointments in Gr. 12 classes

Wed. Feb. 22 (Day 1) – School Council in the library at 6:30 p.m.

Thurs. Feb. 23 (Day 2) – Late Start 9:45 am

Fri. Feb. 24 (Day 3) – Extended Lunch Schedule - Black History Month Luncheon *More info TBA

8:45 – 9:55 – P. 1

9:55 – 10 – Home Form

10:05 – 11:15 – P. 2

11:15 – 12:35 – EXTENDED LUNCH

12:35 – 1:45 – P. 4

1:50 – 3 – P.3

Tues. Feb. 28 (Day 1)  - Special Extended Mini-Olympics Home Form Schedule 1 (1 of 3 – also Mar. 21 and Apr.3) *More info TBA *Newly added

8:45 – 9:50 – P. 1

9:50 – 9:55 – Home Form

10 – 10:25 – Mini-Olympics Planning Meeting 1

10:30 – 11:35 – P. 2

11:35 – 12:35 – LUNCH

12:35 – 1:45 – P. 3

1:50 – 3 – P. 4

Tues. Feb. 28 (Day 1) – Pascal, Cayley & Fermat Math Contest (Grade 9-11)

Tues. Feb. 28 (Day 1) – 2017/18 My Blueprint Course Selections Due Online

Thurs. Mar. 2 (Day 3) – Late Start 9:45 am

Fri. Mar. 3 (Day 4) - EAT SLEEP BAND REPEAT - Featuring Baobob Youth Performers! Please Join Us! Friday, March 3rd in the Auditorium at 7:00 P.M.  

Wed. Mar. 8 (Day 3) – PM Assembly Schedule – International Day of Women Because I am a Girl Presentation

8:45 – 9:50 – P. 1

9:50 – 9:55 – Home Form

10 – 11:05 – P. 2

11:05 – 11:25 – SSR

11:25 – 12:25 – LUNCH

12:25 – 1:50 P. 4 – Assembly 1 (Gr. 9/11) 12:25 – 1:05

                                  Assembly 2 (Gr. 10/12) 1:10 – 1:50

1:55 – 3 – P. 3

Thurs. Mar. 9 (Day 4) – Late Start 9:45 am

Mon. Mar. 13 – Fri. Mar. 17 – March Break!

Tues. Mar. 21 (Day 3)  - Special Extended Mini-Olympics Home Form Schedule 1 (2 of 3 – Apr.3 will be the 3rd) *More info TBA *Newly added

8:45 – 9:50 – P. 1

9:50 – 9:55 – Home Form

10 – 10:25 – Mini-Olympics Planning Meeting 1

10:30 – 11:35 – P. 2

11:35 – 12:35 – LUNCH

12:35 – 1:45 – P. 3

1:50 – 3 – P. 4

Wed. Mar. 22 (Day 4) – OSSLT Information Assembly for all Gr. 10 classes during P. 6

Wed. Mar. 22 (Day 4) – School Council at 6:30 p.m. in the library

Thurs. Mar. 23 (Day 1) – Late Start 9:45 am

Fri. Mar. 24 (Day 2) – TDSB Earth Hour – 2 p.m. (reduce energy use during p. 8, if possible)

Thurs. Mar. 30 (Day ½) – OSSLT – No scheduled classes for students


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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

2016-2017 School Council meetings held in Library at 6:30 p.m. on the following dates:







Thursday, September 22, 2016



Thursday, October 20, 2016



Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.



Thursday, January 19, 2017



Wednesday, February 22, 2017



Wednesday, March 22, 2017



Wednesday, April 19, 2017



Wednesday, May 17, 2017





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. 

       
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Superintendent: Mary Jane McNamara
Trustee: Jennifer Story

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