Grade School Principal's Blog

  • What are the playground rules after school?

    Posted by Joanna Tobin on 11/29/2018

    Dear Grade School Community,

    As always, we appreciate your attention to and support for school safety. A frequently asked question this fall has been, “What are the rules for the playground before and after school?” 

    There is no adult supervision before 8:20 a.m. and after 3:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays). During these times, children on campus must be supervised by an adult.

    We also ask that you respect the playground rules listed on page 13 of our Parent Student Handbook. Some highlights include:

    • Demonstrating respect for each other and adults
    • Using all playground equipment appropriately and safely
    • Use only approved balls or frisbees (no hard balls, lacrosse balls, bark, sticks, rocks, etc.)
    • Football must be played on the field only – not on hard surfaces

    Thank you for your continued support.


    Joanna Tobin, Principal

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  • Introducing new electronic sign-in process in RGS main office

    Posted by Joanna Tobin on 10/9/2018

    Dear RGS Families,

    Building upon our new buzz-in entry system, school visitors will now use an electronic sign-in process once inside the main office.

    Instead of using clipboards to sign in, visitors and volunteers will now independently follow a few easy steps to print out their own personalized badge. (You'll still want to wear your Riverdale photo badge to show you have a current background check on file!)

    And you’ll reverse the process when you check out.

    This program also provides necessary tracking of volunteer hours.

    Thank you in advance for checking in and out of the building using the new system.


    Joanna Tobin, Principal

    laptop computer and badge printer for checking in

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