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Jan 20 Riverdale High School News

Thursday, Jan. 20

Riverdale High School News




Progress Report Cards Now Available

Progress report cards for Trimester 2 have been posted and are now available on ParentVUE/StudentVUE.
Spirit Week

Spirit Week

Next week is Riverdale High School Spirit Week! Organized by students in The Maverick Club and including dress-up days, random prizes, daily activities & contests and so much more, this week will be a winter highlight.
• Themed Dress-up Days (Maverick Pride Monday, Go, Team! Tuesday, Sleepwear Wednesday, “Anything but a Backpack” Thursday, Full-Color Friday)
• Contests and prize drawings throughout the week at school
• Cookie Club orders benefitting “Fences for Fido” (order info at school and on @mavcookieclub Instagram)
• School-wide Musical Chairs Tournament during lunch
• Prize Wheel with goofy prizes AND gift cards! And more!!  
• Plus home basketball games on Tuesday 1/25 and Saturday 1/29 with a prize drawing at each event

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Thursday, January 27th is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. That day was chosen as it marks the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp in 1945. The purpose of the day, as stated by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, is “to honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism.” 
In 2019, Governor Kate Brown signed SB664 into law, which requires Holocaust and Genocide Studies in grades K-12 in Oregon public schools. Read the grade level guidance here.  
In their 2021 Online Antisemitism Report Card, the Anti-Defamation League states, “In recent years, American Jews have faced increased threats of violence and harassment both online and offline. According to ADL’s annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents, 2019 and 2020 were, respectively, the highest and third-highest years on record for cases of harassment, vandalism, and assault against Jews in the United States since tracking began in 1979.” It is important that we continue to educate young people about the Holocaust and antisemitism. 
At Riverdale High School, we will be commemorating the day with a virtual guest speaker, Yaffa Nemar. Yaffa is an educator and has been trained in leading presentations to youth about the Holocaust by Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Israel. Her children went to RGS and RHS and her family now lives in Atlanta.
A big thank you to the Jewish Student Union at the high school for planning this event!!

RHS Schedule for January 27th, 2022

Period 1     9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Period 2     10:05 - 11:05 a.m.
Period 3     11:15 - 12:15 p.m.
Lunch         12:20 - 12:55 p.m.
Period 4      1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Period 5      2:05 - 3:05 p.m.
Assembly   3:05 - 3:55 p.m. (students stay in 5th period class for Assembly)

COVID-19 Updates

  • Weekly Screening Testing: OHSU informed us that students who have tested positive for COVID-19 should not test again for 90 days as the results will continue to come back positive. 
  • Families can order free COVID-19 tests through this new site.


Scholarship Applications


Important Dates

  • Friday Jan. 21 - HS Conferences (No School)
  • Monday, Feb. 21 - President's Day (No School)