2021-22 K-12 Student/Family Handbook The official Riverdale K-12 district-wide handbook... Read it. Know it. Live it.
Bullying Policy Harassment, intimidation or bullying and acts of cyberbullying by students, staff and third parties toward students is strictly prohibited. If you need to report bullying, please use the reporting form found in this section.
Chromebook Contract Chromebooks are available in the library for students to check out on a daily basis. They must be returned at the end of the school day. Students must have a current signed contract on file with the library each year.
District Internet Use Policy We provide access to the internet for all students. Learn what we expect from you.
Extra-Curricular Participation Packet Includes Code of Conduct Form, Emergency Procedures, Proof of Insurance Form, Student Driver/Rider Permission Form.
- Facility Use Liability Release Form
- Facility Use Liability Release and Hold Harmless Form
- Use this form to request the use of any of our school buildings, parking lot or equipment. All three forms must be completed.
FERPA notification of Rights Annual notification of rights under FERPA
Financial Aid Request for Student Activity Fee If you qualify for free or reduced lunch, or are experiencing exceptional adverse circumstances, you can request assistance with student activity fees by completing a financial aid request form.
Free and Reduced Lunch Application Apply here using the confidential household application for free and reduced lunch.
Fundraising Planning Form Use this form to coordinate fundraising efforts among all constituents and reduce the possibility of both calendar and resource conflicts in the District.
Honors Contract Must be signed and on file by end of the first two weeks of each trimester.
Photo & Social Media Opt Out Form If you would like your student to not be photographed or appear on our social media pages, please complete and return this form (Due the first month of school).
Medication Authorization Must be completed to authorize our staff to administer student medication.
Self-Medication Agreement Must be completed so that students may self-administer prescription and nonprescription medication.
Parking Policy & Parking Application on campus is only allowed with a parking permit, for which you must reapply each year.
Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is not tolerated. Learn what offenses are included in the policy and the related consequences.
Prearranged Absence Form Complete this form if students will be absent for an extended period.
Schedule Change Request Form Click to request changes to your class schedule, during the specified time period.
*New practices concerning scheduling choices and changes: While most schedule change requests must be made by the end of the first full week of each trimester, seniors must commit to their annual schedules by the last five school days in October. Learn about schedule change guidelines and deadlines, what happens after a class is dropped, other scheduling clarifications and required classes for senior year.
Service Learning Record Sheet Complete this form to claim your 90 required service hours as you accrue them.
Library Media Center
Our mission is to be your information and reading hub.
Librarian: Sarah Hansen
Be sure to check out the Librarian's Blog.
Chromebooks are available in the library for students to check out on a daily basis. They must be returned at the end of the school day. In order to check them out, students must have a signed Chromebook Contract on file. A new contract is required each year and should be taken to the library at the start of school.
GALE Research Tools
- Virtual Reference Shelf
- US Congress
- Federal Statistics
- National Archives
- Historic Oregon Newspapers
Riverdale students and teachers receive Google Apps accounts, which allow them to access their school email, Google Drives and other tools.
*Parents may be interested in viewing Google's privacy information for education accounts. The end user licensing agreement is different than the one for their commercial accounts, and this link should address the type of questions parents have regarding privacy in relation to student Google accounts.
SENIORS: Riverdale Google accounts for graduating seniors are disabled on July 1. Please migrate any important files and/or e-mails to another provider shortly after graduation to avoid losing any data. Google Takeout provides one option for doing so.
Remember, students use the same username and password for both your Riverdale Google and Riverdale StudentVUE accounts.
I DON'T KNOW my Riverdale account password:
I DO KNOW my Riverdale account password, but I want to change it to something else:
CHANGE PASSWORD MYSELF
24/7 tip lines for safety threats
What should you do to report bullying, harassment, acts of racism and discrimination, violence and drugs, or if you learn someone is threatening to harm themselves or others?
Are you being bullied? View our Harassment/Intimidation/Bullying/Cyberbullying/Teen Dating Violence/Domestic Violence Policy JFCF and JFCF-AR. We are committed to creating and sustaining an anti-racist culture in our school district. Please utilize the SafeOregon reporting system, or contact staff directly, to inform us of harm occurring in connection to our school district. Our staff stand ready to receive and respond to reports. If you have a concern at school, let an adult know immediately.
- If you have a concern when you are outside school or online, use one of the following options:
- Call 911 if someone is hurting themselves or others right now.
- Remember, reporting a concern is not “snitching,” it’s helping save lives.
- Watch this video to learn how SafeOregon works.
Oregon law requires students to have the immunizations outlined in the document viewer below.
Find immunization and exemption data
Oregon school immunization and exemption data can be found on the Oregon Health Authority website, which provides the most up-to-date county- and school-level immunization data. Schools must share their immunization and exemption rates for each vaccine required for school attendance twice a year:
Click the links below for Riverdale's Immunization and Exemption Rates:
The state aims for at least 95% of children to be immunized for community protection, though the percentage varies by disease. When 95% of children are vaccinated in a school or child care, this significantly reduces the chance of spreading the disease among vulnerable individuals.
Senate Bill 895 is a law about school immunizations that went into effect during the 2015-2016 school year and continues today. Key changes made by Senate Bill 895:
Religious exemptions signed prior to March 1, 2014 are no longer valid. Parents who are requesting a non-medical immunization exemption will now be required to complete the new two-step process below prior to Exclusion Day in February.
Schools and children’s facilities will be required to have their immunization and exemption rates available at their main offices, on their websites (this page serves that need) and for parents on paper or electronic format.
If you are experiencing trouble viewing the embedded document, simply click to view a PDF of the Immunization Requirements by Grade.
- Within 30 days of the beginning of the school year.
- Within 30 days after Exclusion Day, which is always the third Wednesday in February.
- K-4 rates (as of Sept. 22, 2023) and 5-8 rates (as of Sept. 22, 2023)
- 9-12 rates (as of Sept. 22, 2023)
- K-8 rates (as of Sept. 30, 2022 )/ K-8 Rates (as of March 17, 2023)
- 9-12 rates (as of Sept. 30, 2022) / 9-12 Rates (as of March 17, 2023)
- K-8 Rates (as of Sept. 28, 2021) / K-8 rates (as of March 10, 2022)
- 9-12 rates (as of Sept. 28. 2021) / 9-12 rates (as of March 10, 2022)
- K-8 rates (as of Sept. 28, 2020) / K-8 rates (as of March 1, 2021)
- 9-12 rates (as of Sept. 28, 2020) / 9-12 rates (as of March 1, 2021)
- Preschool rates (as of Sept. 25, 2019) / Preschool rates (as of March 3, 2020)
- K-8 rates (as of Sept. 25, 2019) / K-8 rates (as of March 3, 2020)
- 9-12 rates (as of Sept. 23, 2019) / 9-12 rates (as of March 6, 2020)
- Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) form obtained from your child’s school office – fill in the dates of any vaccines your child has received, and fill out the nonmedical exemption section of the form by marking the vaccines for which you would like an exemption, and sign the form; AND
- Vaccine Education Certificate—get this certificate after receiving the required education about immunizations from your child’s health care provider or after watching the online vaccine education module.
New Family Information
Welcome, new families!
We're so happy to have you join the Riverdale school community. In addition to the resources you'll find throughout the school website and district website, you can find a lot of answers from the Parent Teacher Club, including the names of the New Family Liaisons.
Click the appropriate link below to find new family information on the PTC website:
Additionally, please reach out to your school's main office if you have any particular questions. Our office staff is always happy to help point you in the right direction.
Are you a prospective family still researching Riverdale?
If so, please begin your journey at the Riverdale School District website.
VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS & DIRECTIONS
You will receive an email with your approval status.
You will not be allowed to volunteer until your school receives a clearance after the background check is completed. The approval/declination process may take a week or more depending on the time of year (beginning of the school year and field trip season are the busiest.)
This process must be completed EVERY YEAR. At the end of that period, you will be asked to verify all information has remained the same and the screening will be re-run, before you can volunteer again.
If there is a concern with the result reported from the background check, you will be contacted by the school.
Please check in with the front office staff upon arrival and follow their instructions to ensure you're properly checked in.
VOLUNTEER THROUGH PTC
Are you interested in helping out in the classroom, in the library, at an event, at a game or with a fundraiser. To find volunteer opportunities, visit the Riverdale PTC website. You'll want to be sure to complete a volunteer application and background check. More details can be found below.
LEND A SKILLED HAND AT SCHOOL
Do you have a passion for writing? Do you do graphic design? Are you a photographer or videographer? Are you great in the garden? Is there something you love to do and are great at doing? Offer your services to help out the district or either school. There's probably a staff member looking for help with the skill you have to share.
Dependability: Children and staff look forward to the volunteer’s commitment to report at an expected time.
Professionalism: The volunteer is a role model for children in dress, manner and behavior.
Confidentiality: The volunteer must respect the confidentiality of sensitive information. Children and their families should not be discussed outside the program or school environment.
Communication: The volunteer’s success depends on effective communication. Asking questions and following directions are key components.