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Thursday, October 1st MEET THE TEACHER BBQ

We invite you to join us on

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

for an opportunity to meet the teachers at Riverdale.  While it is too early in the school year for our teachers to comment on the progress of individual students, the evening will provide an opportunity to meet the teachers and obtain information with respect to curriculum, assessment & evaluation, homework expectations and obtain a description of each course.

Schedule of Events:

6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.                     

*BBQ in the courtyard (Receive a souvlaki and drink (donation to Toronto Foundation for Student Success) – veggie and halal options also available)

6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.                          

*Tables containing curriculum information in the Atrium.

*Speak with teachers in each curriculum area in the Atrium.      

*Tour the school and visit Music, Visual Art, Phys. Ed., Science, Library, Special Education and Guidance. Tours will begin in the cafeteria at 6:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.



School Photo Retake Day will be on Wednesday, October 14th in the Auditorium. All students must have a yearbook photo taken. This photo will be used on the RCI Student Photo ID/Library Card. Students wishing to also order a photo package can order online using the information from the photo proofs received on September 29th or bring the order form with the money to the school on Friday, November 16th. No money is required on Photo Day. 

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 

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.

2015-2016 Daily Schedules 2nd version.pdf

2015-2016 Special Schedules 2nd version.doc

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

CUPE Staff Job Action

Currently, CUPE is in on-going labour negotiations with the Government of Ontario and public school boards. As a result, members of CUPE are taking part in a legal job action that will impact our schools. Click below to read the letter from the TDSB. 


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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



2015-2016 School Council meetings held in Staff Lunchroom at 6:30 p.m. on the following dates:

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Thursday, May 26, 2016

If you would like to receive school and School Council updates via e-mail, please contact the school with your email address at and ask to be added to the School Council's email list. You may also sign up at school events. 

Contact Us
(416) 393-9820

1094 Gerrard St E
Toronto, ON
M4M 2A1

Superintendent: Mike Gallagher
Trustee: Jennifer Story

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