Return to Headlines

Riverdale High School News

Virtual RHS Back-to-School Night is TONIGHT 

Parents of all grades are invited to join us virtually for this opportunity to meet your student’s Riverdale High School teachers. 
  • Parents and students will need to use Riverdale student emails and passwords to attend this event. You then log in to Gmail and go to the student's Google Classrom.
  • Students will guide parents through their class schedules by going to the Google Classroom of each class and using the Google Meet link to attend.
  • Families will learn about the class and meet the teachers.
  • Follow the schedule times below. 
You can now watch the Welcome Video. There will also be time at the beginning of 1st period to watch. 
Here is the evening's schedule:
Welcome Video & Period 1
6:30 - 6:55 p.m.
Period 2
7 - 7:05 p.m.
Period 3
7:10 - 7:15 p.m.
Period 4
7:20 - 7:25 p.m.
Period 5
7:30 - 7:35 p.m.
Advisory/Period 6
7:40 - 7:45 p.m.

Honors Contract Extension

The new due date is Monday, Sept. 28 by 4 p.m.
We want to remind you about a wonderful opportunity to engage in the Honors Option this year. The Honors Option is available to students in all core classes (English, Art, Science, History, Math, World Language) and some electives. The option is noted on the course syllabus. 
The Honors Option encourages deeper thinking and provides opportunities to apply your learning in challenging ways. Honors will help students improve their ability to be self-directed, meet deadlines, and work independently. Honors work might include research, reading and writing, leadership and presentations, problem solving, scientific experimentation and investigation, community service, or independent projects.
Successful completion of honors will be noted on a student’s transcript with an “H” next to their course grade. An H on the school transcript may be valuable in college admissions, as it indicates that a student has taken the most rigorous route for that course.
RHS fully supports students in taking on the challenge of the Honors Option. There is no penalty for students not completing the requirements. There will be nothing placed on a report card or transcript indicating that a student did not successfully complete the requirements. They simply will not have the “H” next to their grade. We do ask students and families to please let teachers know by the 5th week of the term if the student no longer wants to participate in the honors option.
If your student has not yet signed up, please discuss the honors option over the weekend and submit the contract by Monday, Sept. 28 by 4 p.m.
Honors Contract

Student Schedule Next Week

Monday, Sept 28: Odd, Tuesday, Sept. 29: Even, Wednesday, Sept. 30: Odd, Thursday, Oct. 1: Even, Friday, Oct. 2: NO SCHOOL

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Scheduling for Parent-Teacher Conferences will open on Sept. 30. Parents will follow the usual process of emailing or calling Grace Thompson at or 503-262-4844 to set up the appointment time(s). More information to come. 

Important Dates

  • Friday, Oct. 2 - HS Teacher Work Day (no school)
  • Thursday, Oct. 8 & Friday, Oct. 9 - HS Conferences (no school)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 11 - Veteran's Day (no school)