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Grade 9 Moving on Up - Wed. Sept. 2nd

All incoming Grade 9 are encouraged to come to Moving On Up:  A Head Start to High School.  This is a great way to get an introduction to the school and meet your fellow classmates. 

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

9:00 am - 1:00 pm


·        Registration

·        Welcome Assembly

·        Students will rotate in groups to:

Scavenger Hunt

RCI Information Session

Gym Activity

Field Activity

·        Student Lunch

Welcome Back Riverdale Students

Welcome back Riverdale students and a special welcome to the new incoming grade 9's. Below is the information about first day procedures and the schedule for the first week. 

Tuesday, September 8th


9:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. Grade 9's should be in the atrium on the second floor to find their name on the posted sheets that will list their Home Form. Peer Buddies will be available to assist students with any questions. Students should proceed to their Home Form for 9:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.   Home Form activities. Students will receive their timetable and Student Information Package.  The teacher will also collect the $50 Activity Fee. 

Grade 9 students will be dismissed at 11:00 a.m. 


11:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. Grade 10 to 12 students determine their new Home Forms from alpha lists posted in the Atrium.

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  Home Form activities. Students will receive their timetable and Student Information Package.  The teacher will also collect the $50 Activity Fee. 

Activity Fee
Please bring the activity on the first day. The Student Activity Fees are $5.00 for the Agenda, $22.00 for the Yearbook and $23.00 to support extra-curriculars or can be combined for a single fee of $50.00.

        Student Information Package 

It is very important that you and your child take the time to fill out each form correctly.  Please complete and return the Student Verification Form  & the yellow Student Information Package by Tuesday September 15, 2015.

First Week Schedule

Wednesday, September 9th will be Day 1. On Wednesday (Day 1), Thursday (Day 2) and Friday (Day 3) we will follow a special extended Home Form schedule. We will be following the schedule as outlined below:

Period 1/5 8:45 – 9:55
Home Form 9:55 – 10:20
Period 2/6 10:25 – 11:35
Lunch 11:35– 12:35
Period 3/7 12:35 – 1:45
Period 4/8 1:50 – 3:00

Japan Student Exchange


Riverdale Collegiate Institute

Nara Women’s University Secondary School

Student Exchange Program


Riverdale Collegiate Institute (RCI) and Nara Women’s University Secondary School (NWUSS) in Nara, Japan have developed a partnership which includes a reciprocal exchange between a select number of students.

The purpose of the program is to encourage greater understanding between the youth of Japan and Canada and to foster long-term and ongoing interest in one another by providing firsthand experiences with the culture, language and education systems of each country.

RCI and NWUSS have each agreed to identify 4 students and their families to participate for the 2014-2015 school year. The format of this exchange will be a reciprocal direct exchange lasting approximately 8 to 9 weeks in each location. The Japanese students will live here with their hosts and attend RCI from October until the Christmas Holidays. Canadian students will live in Nara and attend NWUSS from late January through March.

The Exchange is open to current Grade 9 and 10 students,  students who will be in Grade 10 or 11 in 2015-16. The estimated cost is $2200 though financial support is available.

There is a student information meeting on Monday, May 4th at lunch in the Library Seminar Room.

The information package, application package and teacher reference forms are available by clicking n the appropriate link.


TDSB Code Of Conduct

The Toronto District School Board has changed the Code of Conduct for the 2014-2015. This version is different then the one printed in the agenda.  The new code can be found in the attachment below:

Chart of Consequences.pdf 

School Calendar

Welcome Back Staff and Students. Below is a link to the Riverdale CI 2015-2016 School Year Calendar as it appears in the Student Agenda. Dates in this calendar are subject to change, please refer to the website for the most up to date information.

2015-2016 calendar.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.

Regular Day Daily Schedules

Special Day Schedules

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.

RCI correct format AGENDA TEXT 2015-16 LJD.pdf


Ensure Your Child is Vaccinated Against Measles

Toronto Public Health is investigating a measles outbreak in the City of Toronto. Vaccination is the best defense against measles infection; and two doses of measles-containing vaccine (MMR or MMRV) are required for full protection.

Most Toronto schools have high vaccination rates. However, if a measles exposure occurs in a school, students with incomplete vaccination, or an exemption from receiving the vaccine, will not be allowed to attend school until the outbreak is over.

If you are unsure of your child's immunization status, please check your child's yellow immunization card, or speak with your health care provider. Once children are completely vaccinated they can return to school.

If your child is in kindergarten, please make sure they received their 4-to-6 year old booster. Parents with children who have completed their MMR/MMRV immunization (two doses), please ensure you have updated your child's record with Toronto Public Health. If you have not updated your child's record with Toronto Public Health, your child will be considered as having incomplete vaccination. To make reporting easier and faster, we offer online reporting at: or by fax at 416-338-2487.

If you have travel plans, please be aware that the United States is experiencing a multi-state measles outbreak, linked to Disneyland in California. Before you travel, make sure you and your children are protected. Those born in 1970 or later require two doses of measles-containing vaccine.


Dr. Barbara Yaffe

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Entrance Restrictions

Special restrictions have been put in place to control the enrolment of the school due to the population size and 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 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



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