Riverdale School District Family Resources
Riverdale School District is dedicated to the academic success of our students. While our schools are closed, the district will make every effort to ensure that our students’ education is supported while at home. After we are able to assemble content, you will find educational weblinks that include a range of subject areas and activities that students can work on at home independently, with family members, or with other adults. To ensure variety for your child, we will update the list periodically.
Should you have interest in purchasing a Chromebook for your child to use at home here's a resource provided by our Technology Coordinator to help with a selection that supports Google Chrome.
If you do not have access to the internet, please click here, as Comcast has offered 2 months of free internet access to all homes with students.
Our district supports media use recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics:
- For children ages 6 and older, place consistent limits on the time spent using media, and the types of media, and make sure that media does not take the place of adequate sleep, physical activity, and other behaviors essential to health.
- Designate media-free times together, such as dinner or driving, as well as media-free locations at home, such as bedrooms.
- Have ongoing communication about online citizenship and safety, including treating others with respect online and offline.
Additional information about internet safety can be found here.
Supplemental Learning Resources
- Multnomah County Library Kids
- Smithsonian Things for Kids to Do at Home
- AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning
- Math Learning Center: K-5 Math
- OSLIS (Great resources for research, presentations, papers, & more)
- Common Sense Media's List of Free Online Activities for Kids
Scholastic Bookflix (username Learning20, password Clifford)
Grade School Parents
There are many resources available to parents, some free of cost. As an example, Principal Tobin signed our school up for complimentary access to the Age of Learning apps. Accounts with these apps are accessible through signing up with your own email and using the school code that has been provided by Principal Tobin. This account is a way to supplement and enhance your at home learning experience. This does not replace what parents should anticipate receiving from the district. To view the letter and access our school code, click here.
Technology-free ActivitiesReading at home:
All students should read or be read to 15-30 minutes daily. Families are encouraged to discuss what is
illustrated on the pages, what is happening in the story, and what your child thinks is going to happen
next or what they have learned. Also, ask your child how they would change the story.
Writing at home:
Practice, practice, practice!
Writing takes practice! At-home writing might include e-mails, thank-you notes, scrapbook descriptions,
diaries and journal entries, grocery lists and what's-for-dinner notes.
Math at home:
Play board games or do puzzles.
In the kitchen – cook up some math! Measure all of the ingredients (especially the liquids in the glass
measuring cups). Challenge yourself to double the recipe or cut the recipe in half – fractions are
everywhere! Taking the time to cook a new meal not only gives you a sense of accomplishment but
also taps into the creative side of the brain.
Get outdoors to run, play games or walk. Physical activity can strengthen bones, increase muscle
strength, improve balance, reduce body fat, and improve mood.
Paint, draw, or color.
Play a musical instrument or listen to music. Music can improve memory and develops better
academic performance and language ability.
COVID-19 Mental Health
Coronavirus Anxiety Toolkit
Multnomah County School Based Health Clinics
The School-Based Mental Health Program provides mental health services to children and teens in schools throughout Multnomah County. View details about their offered services here.
Lines for Life
Lines for Life is a regional non-profit dedicated to offering help and hope to individuals and communities, and promote mental health for all.
Talking to Your Kids about Covid-19
The Oregon Department of Education is committed to supporting students, teachers, staff, families and communities during this time of uncertainty. Please feel free to use and distribute the resources below.
- Five key ways to support mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak and beyond
- How to support high school seniors
- How to deal with racism
- Resources for migrant and non-English speaking families
- How to prevent youth suicide - youth version
- How to talk with children about COVID-19
- How to support children and teens through loss and trauma
- How to support Student and Staff Mental and Emotional Health and Wellbeing in Supplemental Education Activities
- How adults can help to prevent suicide
- How to cope with stress during an infectious disease outbreak