Parent/Guardian/Teacher Interview Night

Dear Parent/Guardian/Caregiver:

It is important to your child's success that there is open communication and feedback between teachers and parents.Therefore, the teaching staff of Riverdale would like to meet with you on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. or 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to discuss the report card.We strongly encourage you to come during the afternoon session if you are available at that time, as we expect the evening session to be quite busy.

Booking appointments for parents/guardians/teacher interviews will be done on-line. You can access the appointment booking system at rci.schoolappointments.com. All users must create a new account for this year.Last year’s accounts have been cleared. Full instructions on how to book appointments are available here. Please remember to leave travel time between appointments to avoid missing the next appointment.

 

You may consider having your child accompany you to your appointments to jointly discuss the report card results with the teachers. Please bring your child's report card to the interviews.

Parents/guardians of grade 11 and 12 students are encouraged to attend one of the following information sessions regarding post-secondary school planning in room 212.

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

7:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Translators of Cantonese, Vietnamese and Mandarin will be available in the Main Office Conference Room. I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, November 27.

2018 Grade 9 Moving on Up

Our grade 9 orientation will be taking place on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018.

It is designed to help our new students make a smooth transition to high school, and will give them an opportunity to take part in informal activities with their peers, meet some of their teachers, and have their questions answered. They’ll also be introduced to our student council, principal, and vice-principals. There will be a lunch served in the courtyard (veggie and halal options available).

 

Check in is from 8:30 am, with the day starting at 9:00 am. We expect to wrap up at around 1:00 pm.

Click here for the registration form.  Please bring the form to Moving on Up if it has not been submitted already.

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

https://downloads.schoolapps.online/docs/MySchoolDaySwitching_users.pdf

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. 

Channels

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. 
RCIAGENDATEXT2018-1*Final.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.

2018-2019 Special Schedule

2018-2019 Regular Schedule