Absences

  • Daily Absences

    Tablet showing the definition of the word absence For the safety of the children, it is imperative that parents contact the school prior to 8:15 a.m. each day of a child's absence, to let the office staff know when your child is absent. 

    Two ways to report an absence:

    1. Email the grade school office at: rgsattendance@riverdale.k12.or.us
    2. Call 503-262-4842 (voicemail is provided outside of school hours for your convenience)

     

    Parents will be notified if students are marked absent during first period. However, to put everyone's mind at ease, please remember to call ahead so there is no delay in accounting for your student's whereabouts. 

    Prearranged Absences

    If your student will be absent for an extended period, please complete a Prearranged Absence Form for your child's grade level, which can be found under Handbooks, Policies & Forms.

Signing Out Students

  • We would like to emphasize the importance of students being checked in and out through the grade school office. As noted in the Student-Parent Handbook, no student may be dismissed or leave school grounds without the proper documentation. If you need to pick up your student during the school day, you must first go to the main office to sign them out. Suzanne Bevier or Chrisie Patrick will call the classroom to have your child released to meet you in the office. For both safety reasons and to preserve instructional time, we ask that you do not go directly to classrooms during instructional hours. Please allow the office to assist with getting students for appointments or delivering items as needed.

Communicating Special End-of-Day Plans

  • Additionally, we ask that whenever possible you communicate special end-of-day plans for students well in advance. We often have a high volume of calls around 3 p.m., which makes it challenging to best communicate and carry out your plans for your students. Thank you for your help with this.