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Emergency Information

 

Student safety is a top priority in the Riverdale School District. Every effort is made to create a welcoming, yet safe, school grounds. The following information will demonstrate our commitment to keeping children safe.

 

Command Center

 

The school office is considered "Command Center" in the event of any emergency. The school principal or designee takes command of the situation until emergency services arrive. All support staff are to report to the office in the event of an actual emergency to be given check point assignments. Walkie Talkies and cell phone intercoms are given to lead personnel for communication purposes.

 

Fire Drills

 

As required by law, our schools practice a fire drill one time each month. Teachers are given evacuation procedures in their staff handbook and teach students the procedures within the first week of school. Evacuation maps are posted in each room and teachers use the "green card" or "red card" system to alert our command center of problems.

 

Earthquake Drills

 

Earthquake drills will occur two times during the school year and basically focus on the "drop, cover and hold" system. Teachers are given earthquake procedures in their staff handbook and teach students the procedures within the first week of school.

 

Lock Down Drills

 

Lock Down procedures could be used in any emergency requiring students to stay in the building, as it may be deemed the safest place. Teachers/staff take command of the classroom situation. Doors are to be locked and students are to "cover or hover" as deemed safest by the teacher. Procedures are in the staff handbook.

 

Emergency Release

 

Parents are asked to fill out the Annual Permission/Emergency/Yearly Release Form as part of the registration update each year. This information gives the office and individual teachers the direction needed in the event of an emergency.

 

Safety Committee

 

A building Safety Committee is required by law and meets monthly for both buildings in the District. This committee is to oversee all aspects of student and staff safety on each school site. All safety issues and accident reports filter through this group.

 

SAFE Task Force

 

Valuing the social and emotional well-being of students, a SAFE Task Force was created in past years to enhance respect, responsibility and self-esteem on campus. This group has been responsible for parent training events, character education curriculum and parental volunteer programs.

 

Staff Duty

 

All staff are to be current with building schedules which includes "duty" time. This position of safety may vary but include; crosswalk duty, recess duty, lunch duty, hall duty, bus duty, etc. Bright colored vests are required for outside positions.

 

Snow/Ice/Storm Days

 

In the event of extreme weather conditions, school may be canceled for the day. The superintendent makes the decision if it is safe for school to be in session. We use the "All Call" phone system that will alert parents of the cancellation, as well as posting on the school web site. TV stations will also be notified.

Note: Our head custodian is responsible for the facility and grounds. He does daily checks on certain areas, weekly checks on other areas and a full grounds check each trimester.


Events
    • Monday, November 24, 2014 No School
    • Monday, November 24, 2014 Work Day - Teacher Directed
    • Tuesday, November 25, 2014 No School
    • Tuesday, November 25, 2014 HS Jazz Band (Music Rm.) 7:30 AM to 8:30 AMMusic Room
    • Wednesday, November 26, 2014 No School
    • Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Men's Basketball Group 8:00 PM to 10:00 PMRHS Gym
    • Thursday, November 27, 2014 No School
    • Thursday, November 27, 2014 Thanksgiving Day
    • Thursday, November 27, 2014 HS Jazz Band (Music Rm.) 7:30 AM to 8:30 AMMusic Room
    • Friday, November 28, 2014 No School
    • Saturday, November 29, 2014 Men's Basketball Group 6:00 AM to 8:00 AMRHS Gym
    • Sunday, November 30, 2014 (HS) Boys Scout Fundraiser Pick-Up (Gym Lobby) 12:30 PM to 4:00 PMGym Lobby
    • Monday, December 1, 2014 GS First Day of Practice for 7th & 8th grade Winter Sports
    • Monday, December 1, 2014 (GS)-GS Jazz Band, Music Rm 7:20 AM to 8:20 AMMusic Rm
    • Monday, December 1, 2014 (GS)-Mad Science, Rm 101 & Rm 201 3:30 PM to 4:30 PMRm 101 & 201
    • Monday, December 1, 2014 (GS)-Mandarin Chinese, Rm 232 3:30 PM to 4:40 PMRm 232
    • Monday, December 1, 2014 GS Girls 7th-8th Basketball Practice 3:30 PM to 5:00 PMRGS Gym
    • Monday, December 1, 2014 Work Study 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    • Monday, December 1, 2014 GS 7th-8th Boys Basketball Practice 5:00 PM to 6:30 PMRGS Gym
    • Tuesday, December 2, 2014 HS Jazz Band (Music Rm.) 7:30 AM to 8:30 AMMusic Room

News

Posted 11/21/2014 04:46PM
At Riverdale, we see the curriculum as the driver, and technology as the accelerator. Read more in this article from the Lake Oswego Review.
Posted 11/10/2014 03:56PM
The Oregonian spotlighted senior Cole Burchiel, who is educating his peers in this trimester's Botany class. See how he balances lesson planning, teaching and grading with his own full class load and extracurricular activities – and how students are reacting to having a classmate as instructor.
Posted 11/07/2014 03:00PM
Riverdale is the No. 1 public school district in Oregon, according to a ratings report released in November 2014 by Niche, a Pittsburgh-based consumer research site. As a district, Riverdale also received the No. 1 spot for best academics in an Oregon public school.

  • Riverdale School District
  • 11733 SW Breyman Ave.
  • Portland, Oregon 97219
  • Phone: 503-262-4840
  • Fax: 503-262-4841
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