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Grade 10 OSSLT Literacy Test  
Thursday, March 26th 

On March 26, 2015, students who entered Grade 9 during the 2013-2014 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.

All students writing the test have received a review package that we strong suggest they should go through to prepare for the test. 

On March 26, 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 26th to accommodate the students writing the test and those receiving extended time. 


Course Selections are due through www.myblueprint.ca byFebruary 24th.  Bring your parent permission form to your homeroom teacher on Monday.  Students should access their accounts using their myblueprint logins – parents may also create their own myblueprint accounts to more fully understand their child’s future choices and options -- Please see file below for parent instructions but note that only students may submit their course requests.

myblueprint letter to parents.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

Director, Communicable Disease Control

and Associate Medical Officer of HealthToronto Public Health - Immunization of Children.pdf


The Riverdale Spectator is here for December 2014, take a look at our student-run award-winning school newspaper: 


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




Tuesday, March 10 (Day 4) – Hoopin’ it Up Buy-Out during Period 8 (directly after lunch)


Wednesday, March 11 (Day 1) – Women’s Day Celebration in the atrium at lunch

Thursday, March 12 (Day 2) – Late Start 8:45 a.m.

Thursday, March 12 (Day 2) – EAC Meeting in the Library at 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 12 (Day 2) - Movie Night for Music Dept. students in the Band Room from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 20 – March Break – No classes!

Monday, March 23 (Day 4) –OSSLT Information Assembly during period 6

Wednesday, March 25 (Day 2) – Massey Hall Rehearsal – Vocal students excused from p.m. classes

Thursday, March 26 (Day 3) – EQAO Literacy Test – Modified Schedule  - More information to follow

8:45 – 11:45 a.m. – Standard OSSLT

8:45 – 2:30 p.m. – Extended OSSLT

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. – OSSLT Booklet Reconciliation

Thursday, March 26 (Day 3) – School Council Meeting in the Library at 6:30 p.m.  Please join us!

Friday, March 27 (Day 4) – Inside Ride Fundraiser during Special Extended Lunch Schedule – More information to follow

*Please post:

8:45 – 9:50 – P. 5

9:50 – 9:55 - Announcements

10 – 11:05 – P. 6

11:05 – 12:45 – Special Extended Lunch

12:45 – 1:50 – P. 8

1:55 – 3 – P.7

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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

Raider News

2014-2015 Student Council

Staff Advisor: Ms. Aviles-Wood



First & Last Name



Christopher Choquette


Vice President

Kelly Voong


Vice President of

External Affairs

Nelia Wong


Senior Representative

Zachary Sherman



Carl Huang


Social Convener

Griffin Porter


Social Convener

Stephen Diep


Junior Representative

Yassin Aitmaatallah



Sammi Huang


Super Council rep.

Connie Quach





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