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Reporting Period 3 – Report Card

Report card reflecting academic achievement from September 6th, 2016 to April 11th, 2017 will be distributed Thursday, April 13. All of our students have received an official ministry report card which has the November report mark and the April mark as well as comments and learning skills.

A Credit Counselling Summary has been included to provide two important pieces of information. The mark in column 2 under Current Year Courses and Achievement is the mark that was given on the January interim report and the mark under F is the mark received for any course that a student finished in January. On the right side under the heading Next Year Courses is a list of the course that child/ward has selected for next year. Unfortunately, Grade 10 Civics and Careers and Grade 12 Functions and Calculus will not appear on next year’s class selection because they are combined courses.

At Riverdale C.I. one of our Student Success initiatives is the Tutorial/Credit Rescue Day on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 from 8:45 - 11:15 and 12:15 - 3:00. On this day, students will have the opportunity to meet with their teachers and receive extra help and complete and/or make up assignment(s) to provide a greater chance of achieving success in their courses.

Your child has been encouraged to identify and make appointments with the teachers he/she wishes to see prior to the Tutorial/Credit Rescue Day. Students at risk are recording appointment times on the pink appointment sheet provided in Home Form on Friday, April 7th, as well as identifying areas they need extra help with, assignment(s) they may need to work on, and needed materials to be prepared. When making appointments, priority is given to students who are in jeopardy of not being successful in their credit.

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  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. 


Our guidance counsellors will be running information sessions for parents regarding course option selection – 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:

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

Thurs. Mar. 30 (Day ½) – OSSLT/Tutorial Day

Monday, April 3 (Day 3) - Special Mini-Olympics Planning Meeting #3 Schedule  (3 of 3)

8:45 – 9:50 – P. 1

9:50 – 9:55 – Home Form

10 – 10:25 – Mini-Olympics Planning Meeting #3

10:30 – 11:35 – P. 2

11:35 – 12:35 – LUNCH

12:35 – 1:45 – P. 4

1:50 – 3 – P. 3

Tuesday, April 4 (Day 4) – Special Regular Day Schedule 3 to facilitate Citizenship Ceremony in the Auditorium (reception to follow in the Library)

-All Period 6 Grade 10 and selected classes to attend – seating plans and additional information to be provided to participating classes

8:45 – 9:55 – P. 5

9:55 – 10 – Announcements

10:05 – 11:15 – P. 6

11:15 – 11:35 – SSR (note SSR shifts to the morning and lunch shifts to later timeslot)

11:35 – 12:35 – LUNCH (library will be closed for duration of the reception)

12:35 – 1:45 – P. 8

1:50 – 3 – P. 7

Wednesday, April 5 (Day 1) – Massey Hall Dress Rehearsal – all day

Thursday, April 6 (Day 2) – Staff Meeting PLC  Late start 9:45

Thursday, April 6 (Day 2) – Massey Hall Concert at 7 p.m.

Monday, April 10 (Day 4) – Extended Lunch Schedule – Mini Olympics Lunchtime Events Day 1

8:45 – 9:55 – P. 5

9:55 – 10 – Announcements

10:05 – 11:15 – P. 6

11:15 – 12:35 – EXTENDED LUNCH – Mini Olympics events throughout the school

12:35 – 1:45 – P. 8

1:50 – 3 – P. 7

Tuesday, April 11 (Day 1) – Extended Lunch Schedule – Mini Olympics Lunchtime Events Day 2

8:45 – 9:55 – P. 1

9:55 – 10 – Home Form

10:05 – 11:15 – P. 2

11:15 – 12:35 – EXTENDED LUNCH – Mini Olympics events throughout the school

12:35 – 1:45 – P. 3

1:50 – 3 – P. 4

Wednesday, April 12 (Day 2)  (or Thursday April 13th – Rain Day) – MINI OLYMPICS Special Schedule

8:45 – 9:15          Period 5

9:15 – 9:20          Announcements (Distribution of BBQ Tickets)

9:23 – 9:53          Period 6

9:56 – 10:26       Period 7

10:30 – 11:00     Period 8

11:00 – 11:45     BBQ Lunch in the Cafeteria/Courtyard

11:45 – 12:00     Countries Meet in the Backfield to organize for the Parade and Opening Ceremonies

12:00 – 12:45     Parade and Opening Ceremonies

12:45 – 3:30       Mini Olympics Events (Obstacle Course on Backfield @ 3:15pm)

Thursday, April 13 (Day 3) – Department Meeting PLC Late start 9:45

Friday, April 14 – Good Friday – No school

Monday, April 17 – Easter Monday – No school

Tuesday, April 18 (Day 4) – Schedule 3 Begins

8:45 – 9:55 – P. 5

9:55 – 10 – Announcements

10:05 – 11:15 – P. 6

11:15 – 11:35 – SSR (note SSR shifts to the morning and lunch shifts to later timeslot)

11:35 – 12:35 – LUNCH

12:35 – 1:45 – P. 8

1:50 – 3 – P. 7

Wednesday, April 19 (Day 4/1) – Tutorial/Credit Rescue Day

Thursday, April 20 (Day 1) – School Wide PLCs in the Library Late start 9:45

Monday, April 24 (Day 3) – Full Disclosure Day (last day to drop a class and it not show as “withdrawn” on a student’s transcript)

Wednesday, April 26 (Day 1) – Student Recognition Awards Assembly – Period 2 for all Grade 9 and selected classes and honourees and performers

Thursday, April 27  (Day 2) – Special Ed PLC in the library Late start 9:45

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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



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

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1094 Gerrard St E
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Superintendent: Mary Jane McNamara
Trustee: Jennifer Story

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