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Feb 26 Riverdale School District News

REMINDER

K-12 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fireside Chat

Wyjuana Montgomery will lead a K-12 parent presentation and discussion TONIGHT, Feb. 26 from 6-7:30 p.m. Parents will have a “fireside chat” style meeting with her, discussing her work in diversity, equity and inclusion. The emphasis of this event is to have a conversation and for her to share tips on how we move from talking about a concept to taking action.
 
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Dear Riverdale Community, 
On Monday our school board voted to support our transition plan to begin offering in-person learning via Hybrid (below) while continuing to offer CDL. This allows staff the opportunity to achieve efficacy from the vaccine prior to our Hybrid return dates. With the storm last week and some adjustments to Wave 4, we need to emphasize 5th-12th grade dates remain an estimate. 
Additionally, thank you for your participation in the Spring Parent-Teacher Conference Survey. While we value conference time as a community, we also recognize the need to recoup instructional hours as a priority. Hence, we have made the decision to forgo conferences this spring. 
Here’s what’s in store for us as we transition to Hybrid learning while maintaining CDL:
  • Welcome packets will be mailed out on Monday for K-2nd grade families with 3-4th grade packets to follow the next week 
  • Each packet will include a sign to go on the front dash during drop-off and pick-up and a lanyard for each student to wear daily 
  • K-4th grade teachers will reach out to their new classes to welcome and get acquainted during the transition days 
  • More opportunities for conversation, input and review of Hybrid plans 
  • Each grade will experience a Welcome Day their first day of Hybrid designed for students to learn new routines and safety protocols
 
Vaccination sched
In the coming weeks, we will provide additional communication opportunities. I want you to know that we are ready to provide Riverdale students with a hybrid experience that will be instructionally engaging as well as fully attentive to all health and safety concerns. We continue to build momentum, add capacity and grow upon our successes.
Sincerely,
Joanna Tobin 
Interim Superintendent   
 
 
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Calendar

 
 
  • Monday, March 15 - Board Work Study at 4:30 p.m. 
  • March 22-26 - Spring Break
  • Monday, March 29 - Board Work Study at 4:30 p.m. and Board Meeting at 6 p.m.