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Aug. 14 eblast

Published Friday, Aug. 14

Return to Learn Plan, Updated CDL Schedules, Important links, Board's Anti-Racism Resolution and Calendar 

Riverdale’s Return to Learn Plan 

On Monday, Aug. 10, the Riverdale School Board approved the Sept. 8 start date for all K-12 students to accommodate needed time for staff development. When teachers return for their professional development on Aug. 25, they will work collaboratively to develop and align best practices, integrate new technology and discuss common language for communicating student expectations and personal responsibility. 

 Over the course of the last six weeks, our Fall Instructional Planning Team, comprised of teachers, parents, staff and administrators, has developed schedules that prioritize: clear, consistent communication regarding content and expectations, entire class daily student engagement with teachers and opportunities for students to connect with their teachers and/or in small groups with their peers during their Applied Learning/Advisory periods.

Updated CDL Schedules

View the updated schedules here. The schedules clearly outline when and to which teacher students report each day and gives teachers the freedom to individualize their instructional delivery and assessments. These are frameworks for our teachers and they will communicate specifics and more details prior to Sept. 8. 

Staff will begin teaching their classes on Sept. 8. A typical first week of school during a brick and mortar situation is uniquely different than the weeks to follow. Activities are intentionally geared toward community building and strengthening teacher-to-student and student-to-student relationships. This is a best practice, and we support our teachers with their creative and important work during the first week of school in addition to orienting students and beginning typical schedules. Opportunities to meet teachers and 9th grade orientation are being developed and more details will be communicated. 

Return to Learn Website Links 





RSD School Board’s Anti-Racism Resolution

The Riverdale School Board is pleased to share an important resolution adopted during the August 10 Regular School Board Meeting condemning racism and committing to being an anti-racist School District. We appreciate the contributions of many community members, and especially our RGS and RHS Equity and Inclusion Teams, in supporting our commitments and contributing to this important work. As discussed during the Aug. 10 presentation of summer Equity and Inclusion Team work, principals will report regularly on progress made with site level teams through their monthly reports to the board. 



  • Tuesday, Aug. 24 — New staff begin 
  • Tuesday, Aug. 25 — All staff return to work 
  • Tuesday, Aug. 25 — Parent Forum (tentative)
  • Tuesday, Sept. 8 — All students (K-12) begin school (orientation activities)
  • Monday, Sept. 14 — All students begin learning according to proposed CDL schedules 
  • Monday, Sept. 14 — Board Work Study at 4:30 p.m. 
  • Monday, Sept. 21 — Board Work Study at 4:30 p.m. 
  • Monday, Sept. 21 — Board Meeting at 6 p.m. 

All meetings will be held via GoToWebinar (GTW) unless otherwise stated. GTW links will be emailed out the week before the meeting and posted to Facebook.