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Oct. 28  Riverdale School District

Friday, Oct. 28      

Riverdale School District News


District Town Hall

Superintendent Russo will host a districtwide, in-person Town Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 6-7 p.m. at Riverdale High School in the Maverick Room. This Town Hall will focus on the district’s budget and will be led by Superintendent Russo and Business Manager Nicole Bassen. They’ll review the 5-year forecast presentation with the community and then call on audience members to ask for input and answer their questions. 
We’d like everyone to attend in person, and therefore, the Town Hall will not be recorded or live-streamed. 
View the 2022-23 financial forecast presentation here

Trick or Treat with the Riverdale Foundation

Things are looking pretty spooky around our schools recently - in all the best ways, of course! The most spine-chilling Halloween thought of all is what Riverdale School District would be like without the support we receive from families and community members during the Annual Campaign year after year. We rely on you to continue to provide a well-rounded and integrated curriculum that includes art, music, technology, libraries, a range of electives at the high school and much more. Give your students an extra treat this weekend and donate or pledge today. 
If you are planning to attend the PTC Neighborhood Candy Crawl and Spooky Movie Night on Sunday, please stop by the Riverdale Foundation-sponsored donut truck and say “boo!” to Allison Williams and Adria Cassidy at the Foundation’s tent from 3-5pm. They might look witchy but they want to chat and not cackle. While you’re there, be sure to have your kids check their cauldron for an extra thrill. 
Have a safe, festive and happy Halloween!

National Principals Month 

October 2022 is National Principals Month and Riverdale is lucky to have two
amongst our staff who meet criteria – Jen McDonald and Bart Hawkins. Both our leaders have exhibited dedication, determination and grace in elevating our schools to be the best of educational institutions. We thank them for their work. We thank the many hours they put in. Without them, the essential work simply can’t be done.

Equity & Inclusion Corner

Holidays and Celebrations

Happy Halloween to those who celebrate.
We hope our Christian community has a good Reformation Day, All Saints’ Day, and All Souls’ Day.
November is National Adoption Month. Learn more at the Child Welfare Agency.
November is Native American Heritage Month.  We hope you will be joining us at our celebration at the grade school next Friday, November 4th. To learn more about this month, check out our Native American Heritage Month Slideshow 2022 that K-8 students will be viewing in their classrooms this week. Feel free to check out last year’s slideshow as well: Native American Heritage Month Slideshow 2021.
Día de los Muertos is a Latin American holiday that celebrates the connection between loved ones who have died and those who are still living. Check out our Día de los Muertos Slideshow 2022 that was made by students in the Latinx Club at a local middle school.  
We hope our Bahá’í community has a meaningful Birth of the Báb and Birth of Bahá’u’lláh.
We hope our Sikh community has a lovely Guru Nanak Jayanti.
Election day is November 8th. We encourage all to exercise their right to vote!
Kristallnacht, “The Night of the Broken Glass,” took place in Germany on November 9th, 1938. Nazis and civilians destroyed the homes and businesses of Jewish residents. Learn more from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
November 11th is Veterans’ Day. To all veterans and active military personnel, we thank you for your service.
November 16th is the International Day for Tolerance. Learn more from UNESCO.

Student Investment Account (SIA)

I presented our SIA 2021-22 End of Year Report at the Board Meeting on Monday, October 24th. Feel free to check the document out in the Student Investment Account section of our District Website. 
- Abby Rotwein (she/her), Director of Equity & Inclusion


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.

Sports Scores

Monday, Oct. 24
MCL Semifinals: GS Boys Soccer @ OES (L 2-8)
MCL Semifinals: GS Girls Soccer @ OES (W 1-0)

Wednesday, Oct. 25
MCL Championship: GS Girls Soccer @ Catlin Gabel (L 0-2)

RHS Boys Varsity Soccer: Co-District Champions


RGS Boys Cross Country District Champion: Justin M

Soccer Playoff Games

Tuesday, Nov. 1

Boys Soccer vs. Valley Catholic/Pleasant Hill
1 p.m. @ Lewis & Clark
Tickets can be purchased here

Wednesday Nov. 2

Girls Soccer vs. Pleasant Hill
1 p.m. @ Lewis & Clark
Tickets can be purchased here

The full playoff bracket can be found at


REMINDER: Nov. 13 and 27 Deadlines

Register for Winter Sports

Read all of the requirements and due dates on how to register, pay and turn in your sports physical here.


Dogs on Campus

We ask for your support with the following guidelines for dogs on campus:
  • Please keep dogs on a short leash when children are present during school hours. This is especially important during drop-off and pick-up times and when classes are in session on the field.
  • Please keep dogs off the playground/bark chip area.
  • Please continue to pick up after dogs at all times.
We appreciate your cooperation in maintaining our field for all who use it.

REMINDER: Applications Open

Non-Resident Enrollment Lottery

Riverdale School District is accepting non-resident lottery applications at our grade school for Kindergarten only and at our high school for 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade for the 2023-24 school year.
Non-resident students may be able to attend Riverdale on a tuition basis or through an inter-district transfer as illustrated on our Enrollment page
RSVP for the Open House here

Important Dates