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Oct. 27 - Riverdale High School News

Thursday, Oct. 27 

Riverdale High School News


REMINDER: Due Nov. 15

AP Testing

This year, students, especially juniors and seniors, may be interested in a number of particular tests: AP Calc AB, AP US Government and Politics, AP Biology, and AP English Language and Composition. If you haven’t already had the conversation and think that you may be interested in one of these tests, talk to your teacher who covers that particular subject. Students interested specifically in AP English Language should talk with Robert Lovvorn, Riverdale’s College Counselor.


To register for an AP exam, students should head over to College Board’s My AP website. If a student does not already have a College Board account, they will have to create one. Once one has an account, one will be able to register for a specific test using Riverdale’s list of AP Join Codes. If you are having trouble figuring out how to register, College Board provides detailed instructions for Joining an AP Class Section and Registering for an Exam.
Registration must be completed by November 15th, 2022. The cost for each exam is $97, and there is a required non-refundable deposit of $40, which will be used to cover any cancellation fees. Students who wish to register for a test after this date are assessed an additional $40 late fee. Late registration is available until March. 

The deposit for these exams is due by November 15th. Directions are provided on the Riverdale AP Testing Agreement, which must also be turned in with the deposit. A separate AP Testing Agreement and deposit must be turned in for each test a student chooses to take.
Final Payments: Must be submitted by March. Students who wish to submit their payment in full by the November 15th deadline may do so.
Read the full AP Testing message here.


Native American Heritage Month Celebration at Riverdale Grade School

All are welcome to join us at our first ever Riverdale Native American Heritage Month Celebration!
We will kick-off the celebration with an assembly during the school day for students, and then open up the event to the community from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. See the flier below for details.  
We hope to see you there! A big thank you to the Grade School Equity Team members for working hard on planning this special event.


Halloween Letter Home

  • Please talk with your student to make sure that the costume that they have selected does not portray a stereotyped image of a culture or group of people.
  • In addition, please help students to make sure that their costume is not offensive to any racial, ethnic or religious group, any people with disabilities or illnesses, or any other group of people.
  • Costumes should not become opportunities to turn a person’s identity into a stereotyped image. While students might choose to dress as a famous person or character whose identity is different than their own, please reinforce the importance of not darkening skin or using makeup to change a child’s skin color to match the person who they are dressing up to be.
  • Students are often unaware of the long history these traditions have of causing harm and need our help in understanding why it can be hurtful and problematic.  
Some examples of costumes that can be problematic include: Native American costumes involving headdresses or feathers, dressing as a homeless person, dressing as a person with any physical or mental disability, or dressing in any costume that portrays a narrow or negative stereotype about a specific ethnicity, religion or race.  

Additional resources


REMINDER: Nov. 13 Deadline

Register for Winter Sports

Read all of the requirements and info here.

How to register

Please sign up through the FamilyID portal by Sunday, Nov. 13 

Sports physicals

Just a reminder that sports physicals are good for two years and must be completed on the required OSAA physical exam form
Practice start date: Riverdale High School – Monday, Nov. 14

Winter programs

Boys and Girls Swimming - Email swim coach Elizabeth Gibson with any questions.
Boys and Girls Basketball - Email boys coach Michael Johnson and girls coach Mark Scarlett with any questions.
Esports - Students will compete in the Rocket League esports team! The RHS team needs at least 3 students to be able to compete.
General questions can be emailed to Athletic Director Derek Duman


Read The RSD Annual

Despite the challenges our students have faced over the past couple years, we continue to see resiliency and success at both of our schools. We hope you’ll check out our Annual Report to see many of the phenomenal things our students have achieved recently. Please join us in congratulating our students on their hard work.

Important Dates 

  • Thursday, Nov. 3 - RHS Open House for prospective students
  • Thursday, Nov. 10 - Sophomore College Night from 6-7 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 11 - Veterans Day (no school)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 16 - Fall Music Concert from 7-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 17 - Freshman College Night from 6-7 p.m.
  • Nov. 21-25 - Fall Break