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Aug. 28 RSD Eblast

Published Aug. 28 

Friday, Aug. 28 

Riverdale School District News

Parent Forum video, Chromebook distribution, ParentVUE information, social media opt-out and more. 

Watch the Aug. 25 Parent Forum

This latest forum introduces our new grade school principal Stephanie Kendall, discusses how SEL will look at both schools with our counselors and provides an athletics update from Rob Pridemore. GoToWebinar Meeting videos are posted to the Riverdale Facebook page following the meeting. 

The high school and grade school plan to have separate forums to answer more specific questions soon.

Aug. 25 Parent Forum

Updated FAQ page

Watch this informational video below to better understand the differences between spring and fall instruction and to learn more about Comprehensive Distance Learning. 


Technology Updates

This fall, we will be enabling Gmail for all K-12 students to better support teacher-student communication. In the interest of student safety, Gmail will be limited to communication within the Riverdale domain for K-4 students. Account usernames and passwords have been emailed to parents of K-4 students.

Once students are logged into their Riverdale-provided Google accounts, Meet can best be accessed by clicking the Google Apps icon (some call it the "waffle") and then clicking the Meet icon, or by navigating to

Chromebook Distribution

Families that submitted a response to last Friday's technology survey and also submitted a signed technology loan agreement electronically will be able to pick up a loaner laptop as follows:

High School 

Devices will be included with the materials to be picked up at drive-thru registration on Thursday, Sept. 3 and Friday, Sept. 4 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the high school.

  • Last name A-M - Sept. 3
  • Last Names N-Z - Sept. 4

Grade School

A drive-up device pickup will take place on Thursday, Sept. 3 in the south parking lot at the grade school. To maintain proper social distancing and safety, and to ensure that your student's device is ready for pickup, please follow this schedule:

  • 8:30-9:30 a.m. - Kindergarten 
  • 9:30-10:30 a.m. - 1st grade
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. - 2nd grade
  • 12-1 p.m. - 3rd & 4th grade
  • 1-2 p.m. - 5th & 6th grade
  • 2-3 p.m. - 7th & 8th grade

Families with multiple GS students should attend the time slot for their oldest student, at which time devices for all of their students will be available for pickup.

Families unable to attend the GS pickup on Thursday, Sept. 3 can schedule a Friday, Sept. 4 pickup by calling the GS office at 503.262.4840. Friday pickup times will be available between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. by appointment only.

Please stay in your cars until it’s your turn to pick up your materials.


An update to the free ParentVUE app is available in the mobile app stores. Download links are always available by clicking More Options at

Students can access Riverdale StudentVUE at using their Riverdale Google username and password.

We ask that all families double-check their mailing addresses as they appear in either ParentVUE and/or on the registration verification form, especially those that changed due to the USPS change from Southwest to South Portland this spring. 

Parents who don't yet have an account, can't remember their password, or have any questions regarding ParentVUE/StudentVUE, please contact Grace Thompson at the high school or Suzanne Bevier at the grade school. 


Follow Riverdale on Social Media

Follow Riverdale's district-run social media pages at Riverdale School District on Facebook and @riverdaleschooldistrictk12 on Instagram to get the latest updates about the high school and grade school.  

To potentially be featured on district social media, please email a photo and short caption of the exciting things students are doing. You can also tag the district in posts and use #RiverdaleCDL when posting your child's back-to-school photos to have the opportunity to be featured on one of our pages.

All of the GoToWebinar meeting videos can be viewed on our Facebook page. 

Social Media Opt-out Form

If you wish for your student to not be posted about on social media, please return this opt-out form to before Sept. 8

PTC Emails 

The Riverdale Parent Teacher Club (PTC) communicates with families weekly when school is in session via the Parent Pack Newsletter email and the occasional as-needed eblast throughout the year. Information relates to PTC-supported activities, and sometimes non-PTC supported events that are going on in the local community. Parent Pack emails are through a separate email system and are not managed/sent by the district. 

PTC Website

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The following is a notice to parents and eligible students (who are 18 years of age or older) of their rights regarding student records and information.