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May 19 Riverdale High School News

Thursday, May 19  

Riverdale High School News


Senior Exhibition

On Monday, May 23, Riverdale High School's seniors will present their Senior Exhibitions, and members of the community are welcome to attend. Over the course of the last two trimesters, our seniors have identified controversial topics, crafted essential, guiding research questions and developed informed positions based upon their findings. As part of this culminating, capstone experience, seniors present their discoveries to audiences of their peers, Riverdale High School staff and families. The presentations offer insight into the diversity of our students' passions and evidence of their commitment to research as inquiry.
Juniors, sophomores and freshmen attend their regularly scheduled classes, periods 1-5, and conclude the day with Advisory. Attendance is taken, and student engagement in the variety of opportunities they have to learn, question and interpret all they experience over the course of the day is expected.
Printed programs will be available at the event and one is attached below. 
View the program here


Hello Riverdale Families,
During Advisory yesterday, students were given time to complete their forecasting for next year. You should have received an email notifying you that they had done so. It is our intention to have all electives chosen and schedules for at least the first trimester completed before the end of the year. Please check your emails to make sure your student completed their forecasting and review their selections with them. If changes need to be made, they can complete forecasting again. We will go by the latest submission when creating their schedules. Once schedules for trimester one are done you will get an email so that you can review. As always, if you have any questions regarding scheduling for next year you can reach out to Carissa Trepka or Cheryl Wright at the high school. 
Complete forecasting here

May 25th - 27th, 2022


Schedule of Events: Remembering & Honoring Carson Bride

Wednesday, May 25th: Lines for Life Assembly

11:45 - 12:35pm: Lines for Life Assembly during Community Meeting/Advisory in the gym  

Wednesday, May 25th: Carson Bride Tree Dedication & Remembrance Ceremony 

3:30 - 4:30pm: Following school, there will be a tree-planting ceremony in memory of Carson Bride. The ceremony is open for anyone who wants to honor Carson and will be taking place in the front area of the high school.

Friday, May 27th: Lines for Life Fundraiser Auction 

Period 1 9:00 - 10:00 am
Period 2 10:05 - 11:05 am 
Lines for Life Fundraiser Auction in the gym 11:15 - 12:15 pm
Lunch 12:20 - 12:55 pm
Period 3 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Period 4 2:05 - 3:05 pm
Period 5 3:05 - 3:55 pm

Carson’s Kindness Matters Lines for Life Silent Auction

In addition to the student auction, there is a silent auction available now for everyone in our wider community. There are some amazing, high value, one-of-a kind items for sale! Please show your support for Carson Bride, his family, and Lines for Life.
Bidding opens today and closes on Friday, May 27th at 8:00 PM.
If you would like to simply donate without purchasing any items, you also have the option to do that on our silent auction website.
Check out the items and bid away at: Carson’s Kindness Matters Auction
Winners will be emailed and will have the opportunity to pick up their items between Tuesday, May 31st Friday, June 3rd at Riverdale High School.



Blanchet House Care Kits


Virtual Meeting

Information on Combating Child Exploitation

Please join us virtually on Tuesday, May 24, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. to learn how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to combating the sexual exploitation of children and how our Riverdale community of parents, educators, and children, can stay safe from online predators. Every year Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) have seen substantial increases in the reporting of online enticement and child sexual abuse material found online. The COVID-19 national pandemic and an almost 20-month requirement for online learning, plus our kids' increased access to technology at younger and younger ages has only elevated the issue.  
Kristen Best, parent of Sawyer (Grade 8) and Alec (Grade 3) has coordinated this presentation with the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Cyber Crimes Center (C3) Child Exploitation Investigations Unit and our local HSI Portland, OR office. DHS is a global leader in combating child exploitation and abuse. This presentation will share information about the dangers of online environments, how to stay safe online, and how to report abuse and suspicious activity. This presentation is for parents and educators to have the opportunity to ask questions and engage with policy leaders and investigators who work in this space daily.
Background: Investigations of child sexual exploitation are among HSI’s primary investigative priorities. The sexual abuse of children impacts the most vulnerable segment of our society. HSI knows the importance of education and community awareness regarding the dangers of online activity. Project iGuardian is focused on keeping children and teens safe from online predators through education and awareness. In addition, the iGuardian ™ team is here to help kids stay safe online by providing safety tips, a number to call, and a website with links to more information and resources. Project iGuardian helps kids, teens and parents be smarter about online safety and stay safe from online sexual predators.
Please contact Kristen Best ( with any questions.
Attend using this Google Meet link


New Graduates Contact Form

Congratulations to this year's graduates! 
As you know, seniors, your Riverdale email address will no longer work at the end of this school year. And we’d like to be able to stay in touch. So, please take a moment to provide your contact information in the form below. This will allow us to keep you posted on fun Riverdale news, gatherings and reunions, and more!
New Graduates Contact Form


Community Affinity Sessions

I am overjoyed to share that our Spring community affinity sessions will be held in person at Riverdale High School. It will be a great opportunity to connect with other caregivers. While I know mornings are not ideal for all, I try to alternate meeting times to provide opportunities for people with all kinds of schedules.
No need to RSVP. Please join us for coffee and pastries.
These sessions are only for caregivers, not for students.

Friday, May 20, 9-10 a.m. in the Riverdale High School Maverick Room

Caregivers of Neurodiverse Students, Caregivers of Students with Disabilities, and Caregivers who are Neurodiverse or have a Disability: This meeting is for caregivers, parents and guardians of students who have Dyslexia, Autism, ADHD, ADD, Dyspraxia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Auditory Processing Disorder, ED, specific learning disabilities, physical disabilities, any other categories under IDEA or a combination of these. This meeting is also for caregivers, parents and guardians who are in any of the above categories.
- Abby Rotwein (she/her), Director of Equity & Inclusion


Blood Drive

The May Blood Drive is open to the public, and masks are not required unless unvaccinated. If you have any questions, please email Jules at

Important Dates

  • Wednesday, May 25 - College Workshop VI: Beginning the Application Process Over the Summer
  • Thursday, June 2 - RHS Music Concert at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 7 - Graduation at Lewis & Clark (L&C) College in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel at 7 p.m.