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May 21 - Riverdale School District News

Riverdale School District

Friday, May 21

Riverdale School District News

Dear Riverdale Community, 
As we enter the homestretch of the school year, we plan to keep you in the loop with recent developments for summer school. Thank you to our principals and staff members for building out great opportunities for our students beyond the school year. Our principals will be giving a brief update on Monday at the Board Work Study and more information will be provided next week. 
Have a great weekend!
Joanna Tobin, Interim Superintendent  

Monday Board Meetings

The next work study session is Monday, May 24 at 4:30 p.m, followed by a board meeting at 6 p.m. By registering using the GoToWebinar (GTW) links below, you will be sent a reminder with the access link before the meeting. The board meeting calendar and agendas can be found on the district website under About Us > School Board and Policy. Recordings are posted on the Riverdale Board Page. Public comment is scheduled into all regular meetings. The public may choose to either use the "raise hand" GTW feature and read their question aloud or email public comments to Chrisie Patrick. All written public comments will be taken until 12 p.m. Monday, May 24.
Register here for the Board Work Study
Register here for the Board Meeting

Equity and Inclusion Corner 

Holidays and Celebrations 

To our Bahá’í community, have a wonderful Declaration of the Báb and Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh.
To our Christian community, have a lovely Pentecost Sunday/Whitsunday.
To our Buddhist community, have a festive Vesak/Buddha Day.

Guest Speaker: Holocaust Survivor, Evelyn Banko

Next Friday, May 28, from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., we will be having a guest speaker virtually joining us from the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. Evelyn Banko was a young child when her home city, Vienna, was seized by Nazi Germany. She and her family had to flee after they were warned about their impending deportation to a concentration camp. They lived in a number of places throughout the next few years as they struggled to find a safe community. She will be speaking with us about her life experiences and recollections from that time. Learn more about her background here.
You can join us at the following webinar link.
A big thank you to one of our high school counselors, Lisa Stiller, for organizing this event!

“A Community Call to Confront Hate” Event

A number of local and national organizations are hosting a free, virtual community event on Wednesday, May 26th, from 9 AM to 1 PM. To learn more about the schedule and the presenters click HERE. To register, click HERE.
- Abby Rotwein 
Riverdale School District Equity and Inclusion Coordinator K-12
Restorative Justice Coach 9-12
Find all messages in the Equity & Inclusion Corner on RSD website


  • Monday, May 24 - School Board Work Study at 4:30 p.m. via GTW
  • Monday, May 24 - School Board Meeting at 6 p.m. via GTW
  • Wednesday, May 26 - Additional Budget Meeting at 6 p.m. via GTW
  • Monday, June 7 - Board Work Study at 4:30 p.m. via GTW
  • Monday, June 21 - Board Work Study at 4:30 p.m. via GTW
  • Monday, June 21 - Board Meeting at 6 p.m. via GTW
  • Monday, May 31 - Memorial Day (No School)