COVID-19 School Closure Update

Dear Parents, Guardians, Students of the Riverdale Community,

 We hope that all of you and your families are doing well and are keeping healthy. This is certainly a very unique situation that none of us have had to experience before and it has been a challenge for many of us to adjust. As we keep moving forward together, I am confident we will be able to get through this.

As you are no doubt aware, the Ontario Government has announced that schools will NOT be re-opening on April 6th as originally stated. We do not have a current timeline for re-opening of schools but as that information is available, we will share it.

This week and next, your teachers, working with our central TDSB staff, are gathering information, assessing needs and planning the best, most equitable, ways to re-engage in learning that will help all students progress towards the end of the school year successfully. As you can imagine, this is a unique challenge and we appreciate your patience as we develop this plan. As soon as we have more information, we will share it.

 We encourage all students to check their TDSB email regularly as this will likely be the way we communicate. Parents and Guardians, we will be communicating using School Connects and the e-mail address you provided earlier this year. We will also be posting available information on the school website. The Director of Education, John Malloy,  has also been sending regular updates and these are also available on the TDSB website.

As you might imagine, we will not be sending out a report card on the scheduled date of April 9th. It is important for our graduating students to remember that this situation will not negatively impact your graduation, or plans for next year. All students in Canada are in the same situation and the universities, colleges, apprenticeship and training programs are adjusting accordingly. Non-graduating students, you too will be progressing as expected next year.

While you await the next phase of our learning, you may wish to continue to keep connected to the curriculum in those ways available. The Ministry of Education has links to Learn at Home and the TDSB has provided additional online resources.

More importantly, we want to try and make sure we are all maintaining our mental health and well-being. Keeping your mind and body as active as possible, finding ways to connect positively with people from a distance and being extra kind to and patient with those around you are always very important, but especially now. For more ideas and ways to get support if you are struggling, please access the TDSB Mental Health and Well-Being Resources.

Thank you to those who have been sending ideas, asking questions and offering support. At times like this, communication is essential and we welcome any questions or input and will try to respond as promptly as possible. Please feel free to e-mail any of us directly at;; or

School Cash Online

Our school will now be offering School Cash Online, which provides you with the convenience of paying online for school items such as trips, club/athletic fees and spirit wear.  School Cash Online is a great way to pay without the need for cash or cheques!

Please follow the link below to register online.  Once you have reistered your child, you will be able to see when they have a new item posted online for purchase.  You also have the option to be notified whenever your child has a new school expense due, so you don't have to worry about missing the deadline.  To set up an account and explore the system, please follow the instructions below.

Register Online:

Step 1: Please click on this link: TDSB School Cash Online

Step 2: Register by selecting the "Get Started Now" and following the steps.

Step 3: After you receive the confirmation email, select the "click here" option, login in and add each of your children to your household account.

Registration Instructions for Cash Online 

If you have questions about the sign up process or using School Cash Online, please select the “Get Help” option on the top of School Cash Online web page. You can also contact the School Cash Online Parent Help Desk at 1-866-961-1803 and  The Parent Help Desk is available to assist parents/guardians with the sign-up/registration process, password recovery, accessing your account or payment issues.

Payment can be made in person with cash or cheque as well. Please make cheques payable to “Riverdale Collegiate Institute”.

Riverdale Raiders Agenda APP

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.

PDF Instructions New App Upload  Migrate info from last years app

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.

Push Notifications

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.

Private Channels

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.

Multiple Students

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.

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. 


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.

2019-2020 Special Schedule

2019-2020 Regular Schedule