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Feb. 25 Riverdale High School News


Riverdale High School

Thursday, Feb. 25

Riverdale High School News


March 1-5 Schedule

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


No Place for Hate 

We want our school to be a truly welcoming and inclusive space. How do you see bias show up at Riverdale High School? Is this something that you want to address?  We do too, and we're rolling out a new program that relies on student leadership. 
No Place for Hate is a program that uses student direction to improve the climate of the school, focusing on reducing bias and bullying. Find out more at this link: 
We need student leaders representing the various identities that make up the Riverdale community. Review the application below (applications are due by the end of the day this MONDAY, March 1). We will review all applications carefully; if we receive a large number of submissions from interested students, we may have to use a lottery system to determine how we fill those spots. 
Apply here


Cap & Gown Order Link

Seniors: Order your cap, gown and other Class of 2021 memorabilia via the link below. Orders need to be placed by March 26, 2021. Pick up of orders will be at RHS; date TBD. 
Order here


K-12 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fireside Chat

Wyjuana Montgomery will lead a K-12 parent presentation and discussion this Friday, Feb. 26 from 6-7:30 p.m. Parents will have a “fireside chat” style meeting with her, discussing her work in diversity, equity and inclusion. The emphasis of this event is to have a conversation and for her to share tips on how we move from talking about a concept to taking action.
Register here

Supporting RHS Seniors 

Please support our RHS seniors by simply eating at Mod Pizza on Saturday, Feb. 27; 20% of meal price will be donated for senior graduation activities and ceremony. Online orders or walk-ins welcomed (no phone orders)! Saturday lunch or dinner is planned! 

New Partner Introductions

We’re excited to announce our new partnership with Jory Mental Health. Jory staff will be providing one-on-one interventions and support primarily for HS students, yet are available for urgent K-8 needs. They will also help us strengthen our positive mental health programs. Please meet our partners from Jory Mental Health!

Jack Marvin 

Jack Marvin (they/them) has worked with youth and families for the last several years including as a sex education speaker with Cascade AIDS Project, LGBTQ+ youth advocate and programming coordinator at SMYRC, middle school social work intern in the Reynolds School District, and adolescent and family clinical intern at Children’s Center. Graduating with a master’s degree in social work, Jack is committed to fostering youth power, self-efficacy, independence, and sense of community through an anti-racist and anti-oppressive mental health practice. When they’re not doing homework or working with radical youth, they’re self-care includes skiing, throwing and sculpting clay, playing and rarely winning at board games, and soaking up as much vitamin d as they can find in Portland.
Jack is eager to get to know the community of students, teachers, staff, and families of the Riverdale High School community. Expect Jack to be providing one-on-one support and check-in time to students, connecting students and families to mental health resources, and bringing a mental health perspective to the No Place for Hate campaign. Jack can be reached at 

Simone Nagle 

Simone Nagle (she/her) has been working with children, teens, and families by offering mental health support as a therapist in Portland for the past 12 years. Through her work in crisis stabilization for children and teens at Trillium Family Services, she has spent countless hours in conversations with teens and families about what their needs are and how best to support them through issues like anxiety and depression, social disconnect, and school struggles. After a decade in crisis stabilization, she moved to providing community-based mental health support by opening Jory Mental Health Collective, a center offering therapy to children, teens, and families, as well as consultation and therapeutic support to schools and nonprofit organizations. Simone begins all mornings with a strong cup of coffee, ends the day with a tea time ritual, and during all the time between, she loves her job and feels so thankful for time spent in meaningful connection with others. Simone enjoys hiking, live music, podcasts, time with friends and family, and chasing her kids around neighborhood parks.
Simone will be supporting Riverdale by offering one-on-one support for students, consultations for teachers and school staff, joining the Mental Health Task Force, and bringing a mental health lens to the Sources of Strength initiative. Simone can be reached via email at


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
  • 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 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. 


Important dates

  • Tuesday, March 16 - End of Trimester 2 
  • Wednesday, March 17 - Teacher work day (no school)
  • Thursday, March 18 - Beginning of Trimester 3 
  • Monday, March 15 - Board Work Study at 4:30 p.m.
  • March 22-26 - Spring Break
  • Monday, March 29 - Board Work Study at 4:30 p.m. and Board Meeting at 6 p.m.