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Nov. 3 Riverdale Grade School News

Wednesday, Nov. 3

Riverdale Grade School News



Vision and hearing screenings on Nov. 12

The Multnomah Education Service District (MESD) will be conducting vision and hearing screening for students from 8:30-11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 12. Kindergarten and 1st grade will be screened for hearing and vision, and 3rd will be screened for vision only. You will be notified with your child’s results. If you would like your child to opt out, please contact the main office.



Winter Sports Registration Closes Nov. 11

Winter sport registration is open, and you can find further details on the district athletics website. The registration window will close at midnight on Thursday, Nov. 11. Sports offered during the winter season include:
  • Boys basketball (high school and grades 7/8)
  • Girls basketball (high school and grades 7/8)
  • Swimming (high school only)
  • Esports (high school only) - This will be the inaugural season for our esports team, and they will be competing in Rocket League! 
Please contact Michael Lady, athletic director, with any questions about these teams or the registration process. 


Lunch Volunteers Needed

We are still in need of lunch volunteers on Tuesdays and Thursdays! The lunch program at Riverdale is the product of a years-long partnership between the Grade School and the Riverdale PTC to provide an important service and support the success of our children in the classroom. Our children have access to a variety of choices from salads and sandwiches to hot meals made from organic produce and high quality meats, at reasonable prices. We succeed at this through the support of our caregivers every day. This year, again with the support of our caregivers, we have been able to expand this wonderful lunch program to our children at the high school. Please consider joining this incredible group of volunteers and enjoy the opportunity to give your grade schooler a hug in the middle of their day!
You can sign up at here.
Please email if you would like to volunteer for an alternative schedule or if you have any questions.



School Photos

School Pictures were sent home last week with students. School Picture Retake Day is Thursday, Nov. 4. If you already did the first photo day, please bring the photos you are returning in order to get your retake.


Students are not allowed to remain on campus after the school day without supervision of an adult. We want our children to stay safe.

Lost and Found

Our lost and found area is filling up. Please label your children’s clothing and personal items in order to reduce lost belongings.

Cold Weather

Students play outside every day despite bad weather. Please make sure they wear appropriate attire for our Oregon weather.

Appointments and Early Release

Please try to make appointments outside of the typical school day as it adds a lot of coordination for our staff to juggle different schedules. If unable to do so, please let staff know with plenty of time to notify the teacher and arrange for locating the students. Thank you for your consideration. 

Purchase your RGS Yearbook

You can pre-order your yearbook here:, use code 14220522.

Important Dates

  • Thursday, Nov. 4 - Picture Retake Day
  • Thursday, Nov. 11 - Veterans Day (No School)
  • 11/22-11/26 - Thanksgiving Break