October 12, 2020

Dear Riverdale Families, 

You probably are aware that we are bringing all students back to school five days a week starting October 20th. 

There are a couple of items from the update videos (Oct. 2nd & Oct 5th) that I want to clarify. 

  1. School day: The School day will be 8 AM - 3 PM. 

  2. Chromebook returns: We will begin returning Chromebooks on Monday, October 19th from 8 AM - 3:30 PM. If you are unable to return your child’s Chromebook on this date, please send it to school with your child on October 20th. 

  3. VLA Students: Students on VLA may choose to remain on VLA. You may re-evaluate your options at the end of the semester. 

Going back will bring on many challenges. One of those challenges is close contact quarantines. With more students in the building, should we have a positive case, there will be a larger number of students who will be quarantined by the Health Department.

Morning drop of traffic will increase. Please plan accordingly. To help with the traffic flow please make sure your child is ready to exit the vehicle and pull up to the end of the drive as far as possible. Do not stop in front of the doors if open space exists. 

Continue with Daily Home Screenings of your child and keep your child home if they are not feeling well. Continue promoting and practicing good hygiene.

One of life’s most important skills is the ability to adjust and adapt to change. We will continue to closely monitor the number of positive cases and may need to quickly adjust and adapt to a hybrid or even a remote education model if necessary.

Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions please contact the school at 419-694-2211. 

Yours in Education, 

Jeff Young