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École Riverside Secondary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
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Grade 9 Transitions to Riverside

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Welcome to the Rapid Nation

​Hello Rapid Nation,​

At Riverside, we want all of our grade 9 students to have the necessary tools to be successful, and build real connections in our school and community. Numerous studies show that when students have a positive experience during their first year of high school, the success rate of students significantly increases throughout their high school experience. We have implemented new initiatives, and built upon previous structures, to provide comprehensive support and guidance for incoming grade 8 students, and current grade 9's throughout their transitional year at Riverside. â€‹


Important Start Up Documents

​My School Day App - How To.pdf

Rapid Nation Tech FAQ's (2022).pdf

Rapid Nation Tech Information Package (2022).pdf

Digital Footprint ADL22.pdf

​Important Links

Technology Information and Support Site​ 

​Activities and Events


Grade ​9 Orientation Day

What - Grade 9 students come to Riverside and get to walk through their first day at school. Students will receive their usernames and passwords, course schedules and any pertinent information to prepare them for the first week. Students will also walk through a mock bell schedule and discover all of their classes. Students will receive information with various start up information at the end of August, additional information will also be given at the Orientation Day.

Date - TBD

Time - 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Location - You will receive a package with your homeroom #. You will pick this up at the front of the school, then continue to your homeroom for Orientation Day.

Special Notes -

*Please arrive at the school at 8:45, just a reminder to hand sanitize, bring your mask, stay socially distanced, and go to the room listed on your envelope. We are asking students not to group in the hallways, and follow the proper pathways throughout the school.

*Devices are not required for this event

​Grade 9 Digital Boot Camp

What - Grade 9 students will have an opportunity to learn, discover, and play with the various programs used at Riverside. Students will gain an understanding about the technologies that are used, and how they will be used throughout their time here. 

Technology Support Site​

Date - Tuesday, September 6th, 2022

Time - 9:00 am to 11:15 am 

Location - Go to the gymnasium. From there, you will go to the same classrooms you were in for the Orientation Day. If you were not at Orientation Day, please go to the office to receive your school package.

Special Notes -

*Arrive at the school at 8:55 am. We are asking students not to group in the hallways, and go straight to the gym.​

*Bring your personal device fully charged. If you do not have a device, you are still expected to attend, you can use a mobile device.

*Bring your username and passwords located in your grade 9 welcome package (received at Orientation Day). If you were not at Orientation Day, pick up your package at the office. Classroom teachers will also have access to your username and passwords.

Grade 9 Start Up Interview

What - Students meet with their Block 2 (teachers) after their first 2 weeks of school.

Date - TBD

Time - 2:35 pm - 3:00 pm

Location - Block 2 classrooms


Grade 9 Midterm Interview

What - Students have an interview with RAP teachers to demonstrate Core Competency development, discuss progress over the semester, and set goals.

Date - TBD

Time - Varies between 12:45 - 3:00 *appointments are made with STREAM teachers

GT 9 Midterm Interview Questions 2022.pdf

Grade 8 Orientation Day

What - Students will get toured around Riverside, hearing and learning about the various courses and programs offered here.

Date - TBD *Will be done in video format through middle school teachers

Time - TBD


Grade 8 Parent Information and 1:1 Technology Night

What - Parents and students are invited to learn about Riverside and student programming for courses. They will also have an opportunity to interact with students and staff around the 1:1 Digital Immersion program at Riverside.

Date - February - Actual Date TBD

Time - 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm


Grade 8 Leadership Presentations

What - Leadership students plan and prepare in depth presentations about Riverside for all of our feeder middle schools. Grade 8 students can ask questions and get firsthand knowledge about what it means to be a Rapid.

Date - May 

Time - Varies


Grade 9 Final Interview

What - Students have an interview with RAP teachers to demonstrate Core Competency development, discuss progress over the semester, and set goals.

GT 9 Year End Interview Questions

Date - Following the Math 9 Final  - Actual Date TBD​​

Time - 11:30 - 12:15


École Riverside Secondary School

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V3C 6K8
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