Japan Exchange Program


Riverdale Collegiate Institute Nara Women’s University Secondary School Student Exchange Program for Current Grade 9 and 10 Students


Riverdale Collegiate Institute (RCI) and Nara Women’s University Secondary School (NWUSS) in Nara, Japan have initiated a partnership which includes an agreement to participate in 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 2019-2020 school year. The format of this exchange will be a reciprocal direct exchange lasting approximately 8 weeks in each location. The Japanese students will live here with their hosts and attend RCI from November until December 27th. Canadian students will live in Nara and attend NWUSS from December 28th until Family Day in February. 

This program is available to current Grade 9 and 10 students.

A Student Information Meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 14th at the beginning of lunch in the Library Seminar Room.

A Parent Information Meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 22nd at 6:30 pm in the school Library.

The Information Package is available here.

The Parent Consent Form is available here.

The Online Application is available through this link.


Term 3 Report Cards/Credit Rescue Day

  1. Dear Parent/Guardian/Caregiver:

On Thursday, April 11 students will receive the report period 3 report card that reflects academic achievement from September 4th, 2018 through April 11th, 2019.  All students will receive an official ministry report card which has the November report mark and the April mark.

At Riverdale C.I. one of our Student Success initiatives is the Tutorial/Credit Rescue Day on Wednesday, April 17th, 2018 from 8:45 - 11:15 and 12:15 - 3:00. On this day, students will have the opportunity to meet with their teachers and receive extra help and complete and/or make up assignment(s) to provide a greater chance of achieving success in their courses.

Your child is encouraged to identify and make appointments with the teachers he/she wishes to see prior to the Tutorial/Credit Rescue Day. Students will record appointment times on the pink appointment sheet that were provided in Home Form last week. There is space to identify areas they need extra help with, assignment(s) they may need to work on, and needed materials to be prepared. When making appointments, priority will be given to students who are in jeopardy of not being successful in their credit.

In planning ahead for the end of the school year, Grade 9 and 10 students will be provided with a Culminating Activity Organizer at the end of April. Parents/guardians are requested to review this worksheet.


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: https://tdsb.schoolcashonline.com

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: Cash Online Instructions.pdf

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 parenthelp@schoolcashonline.com.  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.

2018-2019 Special Schedule

2018-2019 Regular Schedule