Enrollment for New Residents
Resident students are students whose families live within the Riverdale School District boundaries. Please make sure to check that your address is within the district boundaries. Resident students can attend kindergarten through 12th grade in our district at no charge. However, there is a fee and application process for our preschool program.
Enrollment process for K-12 resident students
Parents or guardians of new students should submit a New Resident Introduction Form as soon as possible.
*NOTE: Completing this form does NOT register your student for school.
It simply introduces your family to the school district.
You must go through the steps outlined below with our enrollment coordinator before completing an official registration form.
DURING THE SUMMER:
Our schools and staff are on limited hours during the summer, particularly during the month of July. Our enrollment coordinator will be in the office July 25-29 and Aug. 13-14, before returning on Aug. 22 for the new school year. If you need a response outside of her normal office hours, please try the District Office at 503-262-4840.
Next, our enrollment coordinator will confirm your address is within our district boundary. Additionally, to verify residency, you will need to provide one of the following documents (showing your name and address): closing papers, rental agreement or utility bill.
You will also be provided with an enrollment packet, containing a detailed student registration form.
You can also contact our enrollment coordinator, Hilary Chandler, directly at 503-262-4847 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residents who move out of the district:
Per Board Policy JECF, "the district shall allow the student whose legal residence changes to a different district during the school year, to complete the remainder of the school year in the district if the student chooses to do so. If the resident student’s legal residence changes to a different district after February 1, the student may complete the next school year in the district if the student chooses to do so. In order to continue at Riverdale School District beyond these timeframes, the student must apply through the enrollment lottery process set forth for the admission of nonresident students (Board Policy JECB) to seek a spot for the subsequent school year, if available. If the resident student’s legal residence changes to a different district during grades 10-12, the student may complete the balance of their high school career in the district by switching to tuition status or obtaining an interdistrict transfer."