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Exam and Culminating Activity Support Material

Support materials for students and parents to help prepare for the Exams and/or Culminating Activities (Final Projects) for each course are available by clicking on the link in the menu on the left, or by clicking on one of the departments listed below.

Business Studies
Computer Science
English as a Second Language
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French & Modern Languages 

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Health & Physical Education 
Social Science & Humanities
Special Education
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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.

Report Period 3 - Report Card Distribution

On April 13th your child/ward will receive their Report Period 3 – report card reflecting his/her academic achievement from September 2nd, 2014 to April 7th, 2015. 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.

At Riverdale C.I. one of our Student Success initiatives is the Tutorial/Credit Rescue Day on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 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 is encouraged to identify and make appointments with the teachers he/she wishes to see prior to the Tutorial/Credit Rescue Day. Students will record appointment times on the pink appointment sheet provided in Home Form on Monday, April 13th, 2015, as well as identify areas they need extra help with, assignment(s) they may need to work on, and needed materials to be prepared. When making appointments, priority will be given to students who are in jeopardy of not being successful in their credit.


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 2014-2015 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.

Calendar 2014-15

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.

Riverdale C.I.Agenda.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: www.toronto.ca/immunization 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




Fri. May 1 (Day 2) – PM Assembly Schedule for Mental Health Awareness Assembly

8:45 – 9:55 – P.5

9:55 – 10 – Announcements

10 – 11:05 – P.6

11:05 – 11:25 – SSR

11:25 – 12:25 – Lunch

12:25 – 1:50 – P.7
Assembly 1 – 12:25 – 1:05

Assembly 2 – 1:10 – 1:50

1:55 – 3 – P.8

Mon. May 4 (Day 3) – Fri. May 8 (Day 3) – Student Council Election Campaign Week

Thurs. May 7 (Day 2) – Staff Meeting – Late Start 9:45

Fri., May 8 (Day 3) – Modified Assembly Schedule – Student Council Election

8:45 – 11:50 – P.1
Assembly 1 – 8:45 – 10:15

Assembly 2 – 10:20 – 11:50

11:50 – 12:50 – Lunch

12:50 – 1:30 – P.2

1:35 – 2:15 – P.4

2:20 – 3 – P.3

Mon. May 11 (Day 4) – PM Assembly Schedule – Dutch Liberation Assembly

8:45 – 9:55 – P.5

9:55 – 10 – Announcements

10 – 11:05 – P.6

11:05 – 11:25 – SSR

11:25 – 12:25 – Lunch

12:25 – 1:50 – P.8
Assembly 1 – 12:25 – 1:05

Assembly 2 – 1:10 – 1:50

1:55 – 3 – P.7

Tues. May 12 (Day 1) – Extended Home Form Schedule 3 to facilitate the Student Council SSI Initiative – Part 2 (Exam Prep)

8:45 – 9:50 – P. 1

9:50 – 10:05 – Extended Home Form

10:10 – 11:15 – P. 2

11:15 – 11:35 – SSR

11:35 – 12:35 – LUNCH

12:35 – 1:45 – P. 3

1:50 – 3 – P. 4

Thurs. May 14 (Day 3) – CCC PLC -  Late Start 9:45

Thurs. May 14 (Day 3)  - Equity Advisory Committee Meeting at 3:05 in the library conference room

Thurs. May 14 (Day 3) – Spring Concert in the evening in the auditorium.   Please join us.

Mon. May 18 – Victoria Day – No School!

Wed. May 20 (Day 2) – Music Banquet – 6 p.m.

Thurs. May 21 (Day 3) – Department PLC - Late Start 9:45 A.M.

Thurs. May 21 (Day 3) – School Council Meeting at 6:30 in the Staff room. Please join us.

Thurs. May 28 (Day 4) – Prom at Palais Royale

*Moratorium for all Grade 12 classes

Fri. May 29 (Day 1) - PLC start – classes begin at 9:45 a.m.

Mon. June 1 (Day 2) – moratorium

Tues. June 2 (Day 3) – Student Recognition Awards during P. 2

Thurs. June 4 (Day 1) – Farewell Assembly

Fri. June 5 – Grade 9 EQAO Math Exam a.m., Tutorial p.m.

Fri. June 5 – Athletic Banquet – 6:00 pm – 11:30 p.m. – St. Clement Banquet Hall


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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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