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Nov. 17 - Riverdale High School News

Thursday, Nov. 17 

Riverdale High School News

Hello Everyone,
Finals week is upon us, and I hope students are doing well. As we go into Fall Break I have a few quick things to share.
With Trimester 1 wrapping up, teachers will be busy grading and getting prepared for the next trimester. They will be working Monday to wrap up grades. As we did last year, grades will be visible during the break. Grades should be accurate, but if you have concerns, please understand that teachers will not be responding to emails or questions until Monday, November 28. They have been working hard during trimester 1 to bring their best to our students, and the Fall Break is an important time for them to relax and recharge. If you have concerns or questions about grades, we’ll be happy to follow up after the break.  
Student schedules for trimester 2 are available in ParentVUE/StudentVUE. Please review them with your student and make sure they are accurate. If they have changes they would like to have made, please use this form to request them. Students have also received the form via email. Our goal is to have all students in the classes they will take all trimester by the end of Monday, so please make sure to review them and make any requests ASAP. 
One last thing…. We have Drama! I’m happy to say that we have hired a great director (Rachel Warren), and she met with interested students this week. We’d love to have more students involved, whether they want to act or support the production. Auditions will take place the week before Winter Break, practices will start in January, and the production will debut in late February. If you or your student want to be involved, please email Rachel Warren at
With that, I hope everyone has a great Fall Break and is able to enjoy seeing friends and/or family, or just relaxing and recharging in whatever way is enjoyable for you. See you all in trimester 2!
Bart Hawkins, he/him/his
Principal, Riverdale High School


Winter Sports Night

TONIGHT, Nov.17 at 6 p.m. @ RHS Gymnasium

All winter sports parents are strongly encouraged to attend. Athletic Director Derek Duman will be going over athletic policies and information for the upcoming season. Following his presentation, each program will hold their respective parent meetings.  

Schedule for Tomorrow

Period 5:    9:00am - 11:00am
Period 1:    11:10am - 1:10pm
Lunch:    1:15pm - 1:45pm
Period 2:    1:50pm - 3:50pm

Parking at Riverdale High School

With a recent incident in our parking lot, here are some reminders to folks about general and parking lot safety.  
  • Always lock your car and take the keys with you.
  • Please do not leave valuables in your vehicle, and never leave them visible in your vehicle. 
  • We are not easily able to limit access to our parking lot or campus. Please be aware that due to being on a major road and the green areas around our lot, people can access it from many different areas. 
  • Finally, if you see something that seems off, please notify the office immediately, and we will check it out and make sure it is safe. Do not approach an area if you see something concerning. If you see something - say something.  

Raise Some Dough for the Booster Club

MOD Pizza Fundraiser

Proceeds go to purchasing uniforms and equipment for teams, scholarships for athletes needing support, and maintenance and improvements to athletic facilities. 
Ways to support this fundraiser:
Receive 20% of all digital and in-store fundraiser sales on Dec 4, 2022 by visiting the restaurant and showing your fundraiser flyer or mentioning the fundraiser at checkout, or ordering online with the digital coupon code on the day of the fundraiser. 
Digital Code: MODF15331
Order online at or with the MOD app and apply this digital code.

College Nights

In case you missed it, here’s the Sophomore College Night Recording.
REMINDER: Freshman College Night was changed to Thursday, Dec. 1 from 6-7 p.m. via GM


SOS Curriculum

This month, the team from Jory Mental Health, along with our School Counselor, will be facilitating training for students during the advisory period to increase our community’s understanding and support of student’s mental and emotional health. S.O.S (Signs of Suicide) is an evidence-based curriculum that has demonstrated an improvement in students’ knowledge and adaptive attitudes about suicide risk and depression.
Designed for grades 6-12, SOS teaches students how to identify signs of depression and suicide in themselves and their peers, while providing materials that train school professionals, parents, and communities to recognize at-risk students and take appropriate action. After the training, students will complete a screening questionnaire that will be reviewed that same day by the mental health team. Any student who shares that they are experiencing suicidal thinking will be provided with individualized support and follow up by one of the providers or school counselors that same day. Parents/caregivers will be alerted if their student is in need of additional support or safety planning. Students who report levels of depression or anxiety, but without suicide risk factors will also be followed up with the week of the training. Students will also receive a list of support community resources, along with information on supports available at school. If your family would like more information on available support or the S.O.S. curriculum, please contact Simone Nagle at

Important Dates 

  • Thursday, Nov. 17 - Winter Sports Night at 6 p.m. at RHS
  • Nov. 21-25 - Fall Break
  • Thursday, Dec. 1 - Freshman College Night at 6 p.m. via GoogleMeet