Back to School

September 3, 2020

Dear Riverdale Families:

We are so close to starting the 2020-2021 school year with students back in the building!  With that being said there are a few more housekeeping items I would like to remind you of:

  • School begins on Tuesday, September 8 on the HYBRID model.  Please visit  and click on the COVID Update link at the top of the page.  The link to the reopening plan with more information is located there.

  • Group White will begin in-person on Thursday, September 10th. 

  • If the county level changes, we will REMAIN on the hybrid schedule for two weeks then evaluate the status before making a change.

  • Please remember before arriving at school to self-monitor your symptoms at home every day, have your mask on before entering the school building, and bring a water bottle.

  • Parents:   Please remember when you drop off your child that you do NOT go into the school and do NOT congregate outside of the building.  We appreciate your cooperation on this matter.

  • If we have dense fog while in Hybrid Model we will NOT have two hour delays. Instead we will flip to a remote learning day. This is ONLY when in the Hybrid Model. The reason for this is due to the number of hours in the school day. Essentially, we can maximize the hours using remote learning. You will continue to get these notifications via voice message, text, push notifications on our app, Facebook and Twitter.

Lastly, due to the rapidly changing nature of this event, our plans remain fluid. While we are following county guidelines, we advise families to please be prepared for adjustments and modifications as needed, so that we can meet the needs of the district or individual buildings as our local situation changes. We will continue to work closely with the Hancock County Public Health Department when making district decisions. 


Jeff Young