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Sept. 7 - Riverdale Grade School News

Wednesday, Sept. 7

Riverdale Grade School News

Hello Falcon Families,
As one student said today, "It feels like we have been back for months!" We really have gotten into the swing of things, and students are settling into the school routine. It feels good to be conducting school in a way that feels more typical. We even held a spirit assembly last week! Students were able to gather as a community, cheer on their teachers and peers, and celebrate our Falcon Feather winners. Seeing everyone together in the gym reminds us of why we all are here: to learn and support each other as a community. We are stronger together.  
Jen McDonald
Riverdale Grade School Principal


Instrument Rental Night is Sept. 7

Beacock Music will be hosting an Instrument Rental Night from 5 - 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the RGS Band Room. Instruments, rental contracts, music stands and cleaning kits will be available, saving you the trouble of going to a music store to rent an instrument for your student. 6th-8th graders are also welcome to attend to purchase new cleaning kits, which are recommended each year, or to rent instruments. Please email Marcus Herron at if you have any questions.


Back-to-School Night

Thursday, Sept. 22 from 6:30-8 p.m

We are thrilled to be having a back-to-school night in-person event this year. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet teachers and staff, learn about the school year, and meet other parents. More information will be given as we get closer to the event. 


Picture Day is Coming

Picture Day is Tuesday, Sept. 20, with retakes on Tuesday, Nov. 1.
Order online at with Picture Day ID: EVTZBSRTP


How to Volunteer

To volunteer, please read and complete the information listed on our website. Volunteer spots are limited and will be based on teacher need.


You can find many of these forms under the "Handbooks, Policies and Forms" section on the RGS website.
Should you have any questions, please contact Kendra Hawkins or Tanya Steele.

Important Dates

  • Wednesday, Sept. 7 - Band Instrument Rental Night from 5 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 20 - Picture Day
  • Thursday, Sept. 22 - Back-to-School Night from 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 7 - Inservice Day (No School)