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Feb. 12 Riverdale High School News

Published Feb. 12 

Feb. 15-19 Schedule 

  • Monday, Feb. 15: NO SCHOOL (President's Day)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 16: ODD 
  • Wednesday, Feb. 17: EVEN
  • Thursday, Feb. 18: ODD
  • Friday, Feb. 19: EVEN
 
 
We are going into week two of providing Limited In-Person Instruction (LIPI) for individual students, and small groups of students. Riverdale School District has been working hard preparing our staff and school buildings so that we can provide a safe and healthy experience for your students. 
Each week we plan to expand the number of students we serve and rotate in new students in a safe manner. Participation in LIPI is not mandatory, but is strongly encouraged for those who feel comfortable in attending. In our first phase of LIPI we are prioritizing supporting student social and emotional learning needs, engaging students in mentoring and tutoring, and utilizing other resources we have available right now. For example, our college counselor, Robert Lovvorn, will spend part of his week meeting with individual and very small groups of students in person. 
LIPI is not an everyday activity for students and it does not take the place of the instruction provided by comprehensive distance learning (CDL). As we schedule, we will limit the impact on the students’ CDL schedule.
To Get Ready For Participation in the coming weeks, please review these documents with your student. 
Thank you for your patience as we put LIPI into motion and learn along the way how to improve and expand. 

Have a wonderful long weekend!
Mr. Flannery  
 

Resources For Immediate Student and Family Support

 
 
  • SafeOregon. If you have a concern when you are outside school or online, use one of the following options: Call one of two 24/7 anonymous concern reporting lines: 888-287-6157 or 844-472-3367 (the second number can also take texts). Email to tip@safeoregon.com.
  • The Dougy Center, The National Center for Grieving Children & Families, has supported children and families after the death of a family member, friend, or other relationship loss since 1982.  They are a non-profit organization, and thanks to the financial support of the Portland community, their support groups are offered free of charge. The Dougy Center also offers support  for those who have a family member who is living with an advanced serious illness. This tip sheet is very useful for learning more about The Dougy Center’s resources.
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). AFSP provides a powerful resource guide: Teens and suicide: What parents should know. 
 
 
24/7 Support Lines 
 
 
  • YouthLine. Call 1-877-968-8491 or text “teen2teen” to 839863.  YouthLine is a peer-to-peer youth crisis and support service provided by Lines for Life - a non-profit dedicated to preventing substance abuse and suicide. YouthLine operates a national helpline that provides crisis support and referrals via call, text, and chat. The helpline is answered by youth daily from 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm, and by adults at all other times. Visit https://oregonyouthline.org/ for more information.  
  • Multnomah County Crisis Line. If you or someone you care about is experiencing a mental health crisis or are in need of mental health resources, give us a call at 503-988-4888.  
  • Clackamas County Crisis Line. If you or someone you care about is in need of mental health support, give us a call at 503-655-8585. 
 
 
 
 

REMINDER

Reporting when students are sick

When your child is sick and they cannot attend school in person or during CDL, the Health Dept. is requesting to know a little more information about the symptoms they are having. When you call the office, or email us at rhsattendance@riverdale.k12.or.us, please remember to include what your child's symptoms are e.g., fever, cough, headache, stomach ache, runny nose, nausea or vomiting. If necessary, you also might receive a call from the office asking a few more questions. Thank you for your help with this.
 
 
 

REMINDER

Reporting students who are medically fragile 

Even though many students are not yet in the building at this time, we still need to know about health conditions. Below is the link to MESD's health condition portal, which not only makes things easier to access for parents but also assists us in getting their medical documentation facilitated during this time. If you already completed this at the beginning of the school year, you do not need to do it again. 
Using this portal, parents can find the medical documents and forms that we need from them depending on their child's health condition(s). The portal has five options, Asthma, Diabetes, Seizure Disorder, Severe Allergic Reaction and Other. Using these categories, parents will be able to navigate and find their required forms as it relates to their child's health condition. 
The portal has contact information for help navigating and using the portal if parents come across any difficulties while using it. 
After a parent has selected their student's relevant health condition(s), they can download, print and fill out the forms. They are given the option of being able to scan and email them to the schools themselves, or send them to hservices@mesd.k12.or.us
Parents can also contact and work with their school about the possibility of receiving the required documents physically at the school and turning them in physically at the school as well. If there are any questions about the documentation process, parents are more than welcome to email the school nurse Nicholas Jacobs at njacobs@mesd.k12.or.us.
 
 
MESD Health Condition Portal
 

REMINDER

COVID-19 Tracking 

 
Please contact our schools if your student(s) have tested positive for COVID-19, have a household member who has tested positive for COVID-19, or have been notified that they are a close contact of a known case of COVID-19. 
Even while in Comprehensive Distance Learning, it is now the expectation that to the greatest extent possible, all potential exposures of COVID-19 in district employees, students and contractors be reported to the district to ensure that precautionary steps can be taken to prevent the spread of this virus. There are two confidential forms and an internal process that should be filled out for any employees, contractors or visitors to the district who report that they have tested positive for COVID-19, report that they have a household member who has tested positive for COVID-19, or who report that they have been notified that they are a close contact of a known case of COVID-19. We thank you in advance for helping us in this process and wish you all good health and safety.