There’s a new and imporved school app!
Download and install “My School Day” from the App Store or Google Play, then find Riverdale in the app, to have the full school agenda for 2018-2019.
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When a student (or parent/staff member) downloads My School Day, the first time they open it they will be asked to select their specific school by first choosing a region/province, then a school district, and finally their specific school. *This only needs to be done once.* Once they have confirmed their selection of school, the app will configure itself, and from that point on it will behave exactly as the individual app: all to the school-specific schedules, menu options, colours, the watermark logo, etc and existing functionality will still be present.
Frequently Asked Questions
Download the App
Parents are strongly encouraged to download and install their school's app, as it provides a fast and convenient way for the school to provide notifications about changes in schedule, last minute reminders for school events, closures due to weather, etc. It also allows a parent to keep track of relevant events for their student.
Make sure to allow the app permission to send you push notifications.
School administration and teachers will send out a variety of notifications - some of these may be broadcast to everyone, such as school closures or other alerts; while others may be targeted at a specific course or topic channel in the app.
There may be a variety of channels for various subjects, clubs, activities or specific classes (ie "English_10", "Grads", etc.). You won't receive alerts for notifications sent to channels you are not subscribed to - Only broadcast messages and those for subscribed channels will show an alert on your phone . Messages for all channels (except private ones you are not subscribed to) are available in the Notifications history in the app.
In addition to push notifications sent out to a particular channel, each channel may also have calendar events such as tests, assignment due dates, etc and news posts that will appear in the app if you are subscribed to that channel.
Some channels may be listed as private. When you try and subscribe to those, you will require an access code provided by the teacher or administrator responsible for the channel.
There is a student switcher available on the app which allows you to switch between up to five profiles: four named profiles, and an unnamed default profile. This allows you to enter multiple schedules if you have more than one student in the school.
With the student switcher set as the action for one of the shortcut buttons, switching student profiles is only ever two taps away from the main screen (one to bring up the switcher, the second to choose the student).
On Data Sharing & Privacy
One of the core principles of the app is to take every reasonable measure to ensure the maximum possible security and privacy for students. As part of our design philosophy, we therefore do not store individual student information on our servers. While this currently means there is no way to automatically share app information from your student's device to your own - you will need to enter their schedule and subscribe to the relevant channels on your phone - our belief is that this is a worthwhile tradeoff.