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Friday, July 23 Riverdale School District News

Friday, July 23

Riverdale School District News


Fall Planning

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) released their latest guidance updates yesterday, July 22, to the Ready Schools, Safe Learners Resiliency Framework for the 2021-22 School Year.
The district is in the process of reviewing this guidance and will continue to update our community in these weekly eblasts.
  • Riverdale School District expects to fully reopen schools to full-day, five-day-a-week in-person learning this fall at both schools.
  • Mask wearing, social distancing and cohorting decisions will be made in partnership with the community and with recommendations from the local public health authority. At this time, OHA and ODE still strongly advise face coverings for all staff and students who are unvaccinated while indoors. Discussion and a presentation from Multnomah County will take place at the Monday, July 26 special work study session. 
  • We are working with Multnomah Education Service District (MESD) to explore possible online CDL options, including partnering with other districts or engaging third party platforms. Due to our small size, Riverdale may not be able offer a CDL-only option for students using existing staff. 
  • All individuals on school buses are required to wear face coverings as described by the CDC’s order for mandatory use of face coverings on public transit. This order remains in effect until lifted by the federal government and cannot be waived by state or local authorities.

Special Work Study Meetings on Saturday & Monday

The Riverdale School Board will hold a Special Board Work Study on Saturday, July 24 at 8 a.m. via GoToWebinar. Topic: Hiring process for new Superintendent.
The board will then hold a Special Board Work Study on Monday, July 26 at 7 p.m. via GoToWebinar. Topic: Reopening Plan/RSSL Guidance.
Board meeting agendas can be found on the district website under About Us > School Board and Policy. To access agendas, click the dark blue button at the top of the page "VIEW BOARD MEETING MINUTES AND AGENDAS HERE," which will direct you to the Boardpaq website. Previous Meeting agendas are shown on the homepage, so to view upcoming meeting agendas, click Future Meetings on the right of Previous Meetings.
View the July 24 agenda here
View the July 26 agenda here
Register here for Special Board Work Study on July 24
Register here for the Special Board Work Study on July 26

Important Dates

  • Saturday, July 24 - School Board Work Study via GTW at 8 a.m.
  • Monday, July 26 - School Board Work Study via GTW at 7 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 2 - School Board Meeting
  • Monday, Aug. 9 - School Board Work Study & Retreat
  • Monday, Aug. 9 - School Board Meeting                     
  • Friday, Aug. 27 - RHS First Day for 9th & 10th graders and new students
  • Monday, Aug. 30 - First Day of School
  • Tuesday, Sept. 7 - First Day of School for Kindergarteners