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Jan. 29 Riverdale High School News

Published Jan. 29, 2021

Coming the Week of Feb. 8: Limited In-Person Instruction at Riverdale High School

This announcement makes me very happy. In a little over a week, I will be able to work in person with students for the first time since joining the Riverdale team at the end of August. I am so excited! Our high school multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) teams are getting us prepared for in-person student interventions beginning the week of February 8th. RHS will begin limited in-person instruction for a small number of students based on prioritized stages: Acute Mental Health Interventions, Academic Interventions, and grade level interventions (seniors, 9th grade social groups). We will use student data and staff input to inform steady and safe expansion of supports for individuals and small groups every 1-2 weeks per guidance. I will provide more detail to all families next week.
Take care, 
Principal Flannery 

Virtual Lunchtime with 9th Graders

We are excited to launch a lunchtime program next week for our 9th grade students. Students will be invited to meet with a high school staff member and several other 9th graders, to “sit together” for a lunchtime conversation. We want to give 9th graders more opportunity to get to know our staff and each other. On Monday, an email will be sent to 9th grade families with more information and a schedule. We will also be having lunchtime meetings in person for small groups of 9th graders as part of our limited in-person time. We hope to begin this in mid-February. We'll keep you updated on this opportunity as well. 

June 8th Graduation 2021

We wanted to give a brief update to 12th Grade families regarding graduation. Graduation is planned for Tuesday, June 8. We are currently working on securing options for both indoor and outdoor venues. As we continue to plan for graduation and Senior Awards, we will keep you posted. If you have any questions about graduation, please contact Cheryl Wright

Senior Parents

Parents of class of '21 seniors, please fill out your child's legal name as they’d like it to appear on their diploma. 
Fill out this form

Library News from Mrs. Hansen:

  • Curbside library service is happening every Monday from 2:15-4:30 p.m. RHS students can log in to our online library catalog to browse and request books. Check out featured collections including our recently added books and reading recommendations for Black History Month!
  • Copies of Caste available! Are you hoping to pick up a copy of Caste - the selection for Lake Oswego Reads, Riverdale PTC Book Club, and an RHS Econ Honors text? There are copies available at the RHS library. Contact librarian Sarah Hansen to reserve yours.
  • Black History Month. Every year the National Council of Teachers of English holds an African American Read-in to honor Black History Month. Students can join Mrs. Hansen during lunch on Mondays this month to share and discuss their favorite works by Black authors and get recommendations for new favorites.
  • Virtual Book Fair ends Sunday, Jan. 31. This weekend is your last chance to support the RHS library while buying books from the comfort of your home. Free shipping for all orders over $30.
Shop the fair here


The following is not a school district sponsored event. Thank you to the PTC for providing this valuable opportunity for our families. 

Virtual Parent Speaker Series:

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP & SOCIAL MEDIA with Denise DeRosa | February 3rd 2021
Ms. DeRosa has a Master's Degree in Communication, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University and 15 plus years of media experience at AOL, VH1 and Comedy Central. Denise founded Cyber Sensible in 2015 to provide online safety and digital citizenship advice to organizations, families, parents, youth and schools. She believes in the importance of digital literacy education for all. She is dedicated to empowering her clients with the tools needed to embrace digital technologies in meaningful, creative, and positive ways. Denise focuses her discussions on practical ways to both manage and capitalize on technology with internet safety tips, lessons in healthy tech habits, social media strategies and digital reputation management. 
Register here

Feb. 1-5 Schedule 

  • Monday, Feb. 1: ALL
  • Tuesday, Feb. 2: ODD 
  • Wednesday, Feb. 3: EVEN
  • Thursday, Feb. 4: ODD
  • Friday, Feb. 5: EVEN