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The Toronto District School Board and Toronto Catholic District School Board are experiencing school bus delays. In particular, parents of students who use Attridge Transportation, Wheelchair Accessible Transit or Sharp Bus Lines should expect significant delays and the possibility that some buses may not be running due to an unanticipated bus driver shortage. We are working to fix this issue as soon as possible.
Latest updates on bus service delays
Letter to Parents/Guardians of Students Affected by School Bus Disruptions

Staffing and Timetable Changes

Staffing and Timetable Changes

Riverdale CI currently has approximately 50 more students that were predicted by the TDSB Planning Office when they made their calculations in the spring. This is the result of greater retention of in-coming Grade 9s and fewer students than expected moving to different schools over the summer. I must say that the Planning Department is typically very accurate in this regard, but as a result of the discrepancy we have had some very large class sizes this fall.

The good news is that we have recently been allocated additional teaching staff to accommodate the situation.

As a result we will be adding new sections of classes and having to make adjustments to timetables. More specific timing and details will follow but please be assured that every effort will be made to minimize the disruptions to student timetables. Where changes are necessary, we will make sure that transitions are as smooth as possible. Given the complexity of timetabling 1200 students into eight classes while keeping a number of variables in place, we are not able accommodate individual requests.

Dates and specific details will follow.

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

2016-2017 Course Selection

2016-2017 Course Selection

Riverdale students course selections for next year must be completed on MyBluePrint and sign by parents by Friday, February 26th.  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 Information Sheet
course selection information.pdf

Parent MyBluePrint Guide
Parents My Blueprint Guide.pdf

Course Options Sheet
Option Sheet 2016 2017.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

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events/Dates

Monday, October 17th   – Grade 9 Teacher Meetings – Student Dismissal at 12:00 noon.

Tuesday, October 18th  - Photo Retake Day – Students who did not get their photo taken earlier in the year, or who would like a retake can have them taken. Students who want retakes should see Mr. Bullen in the Attendance Office.

Wednesday, October 19thClub Fair – During an extended lunch period students will be able to meet the leaders of every school club and sign-up for clubs. Students who wish to participate in clubs need to have paid their Activity Fee or made arrangements with their Vice Principal.

Thursday, October 20thEQAO Literacy Test On-Line Trial – Selected students will be taking a trial of the OSSLT Grade 10 Literacy Test. Students taking the test have already been contacted by the school Admin.

Thursday, October 20th -  School Council Meeting and Potluck – See above for details.

Wednesday, October 26thHonours and Awards Assembly – In order to accommodate our Honours and Awards Assembly which will take place from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., school will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m. Award recipients and families will receive invitations to attend through their child’s Home Form class.

Wednesday, November 2 – Take Your Kid to Work Day – Grade Nine students are encouraged to go to work with their parent, guardian or another trusted adult as arranged by the family to experience daily work life.

Friday, November 18thP.D. Day – No classes  for students.                                       

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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

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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: Mary Jane McNamara
Trustee: Jennifer Story

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