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Sept. 2 Riverdale School District News

Friday, Sept. 2  

Riverdale School District News


Equity & Inclusion Corner

Holidays and Celebrations 

We hope that our Hindu community had a wonderful Ganesh Chaturthi.
Labor Day honors those who fought for a livable wage, safe working conditions and a shorter work day. We appreciate those efforts.
Welcome Back!
I am so excited to continue to help support, collaborate, and lead equity and inclusion work here at Riverdale. This bi-weekly newsletter is a place where you can find resources, announcements and other related content. You can find previous issues on our District website under the tab Equity and Inclusion Corner.
This is our vision:
The terms equity and inclusion have become hot topics in the news in recent years. It can be quite confusing to delineate what they actually are and mean, especially in a school setting.  
Equity means that all students are getting what they need to thrive - academically, socially, and emotionally. Inclusion means everyone is able to show up and be valued as their most authentic selves. The image to the left is helpful at understanding the difference between equality and equity.
Equity is not about taking from some and giving to others. There is room for everyone to be successful and “see the soccer game.”  
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is very clear about required standards regarding this content in K-12 public schools. Here is a summary ODE provided last year:
No Place for hate
Complete grade level standards and resources can be found on the Oregon Department of Education website.

Riverdale High School is a No Place for Hate School

I am overjoyed to announce that Riverdale High School has received official designation from the Anti-Defamation League as a No Place for Hate School. 
A big congratulations to our students and staff who worked hard to make our school a welcoming and inclusive place for all.
Students will have the opportunity to sign up to participate in No Place for Hate in the coming weeks - keep a lookout.
- Abby Rotwein (she/her), Director of Equity & Inclusion

Sports Scores

Riverdale High School

  • Volleyball vs. Taft: 0-3 loss
  • Volleyball vs. Faith Bible: 3-2 win
  • Boys soccer vs. Western Christian: 7-0 win
  • Volleyball vs. Portland Adventist: 1-3 loss 
  • Girls soccer vs. Amity: 4-3 win
  • Boys soccer vs Blanchet Catholic: 6-0 win


Come out tonight to support the RHS Girls Soccer Team as they play King's Way Christian at Lewis & Clark College at 7:30 p.m.


Riverdale School District Budget Committee

The Riverdale School District (RSD) is currently recruiting to fill one open position and at least one alternate on the District’s Budget Committee. Community members interested in learning more about the fiscal operations of the district and participating in the review, design, and recommendation of the District budget, please see the description below and process to apply.
Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday September 30, 2022​.


Nicole Bassen
Riverdale School District
11733 S Breyman Ave
Portland, OR 97219


Monday October 10, 2022:​ Board will review the names of persons submitting applications and appoint persons to fill any vacant positions.
Budget Committee Application
RSD Budget Committee Recruitment Info

Important Dates

  • Monday, Sept. 5 - Labor Day (no school)
  • Monday, Sept. 19 - School Board Meeting at 6 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 7 - Teacher Inservice day (no school)