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


Welcome to the 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. Below is a time frame of events and activities for the incoming grade 8's and current grade 9 students. We look forward to seeing you at Riverside, and being a part of the Rapid Nation.

Digital Boot Camp Schedule and Information - CLICK HERE​

Important Start Up Documents

Grade 9 Applications of Digital Literacy Course and Edublog Information (2019-2020).pdf

Grade 9 Digital Boot Camp and Technology FAQ's (2019-2020).pdf

Grade 9 EduBlogs Permission Form (2019-2020).pdf

Grade 9 Tech Information Package (2019-2020).pdf

Important Links

1:1 Technology Information

If you have any questions please contact the Grade 9 Transition Coordinator - Bryan Gee -


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 lockers, 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 - Thursday, August 29th, 2019 

Time - 9:00 am to 11:15 am

Location - Gymnasium


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.

Date - Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 

Time -  9:15 am to 11:45 am

Location - Meet in your RAP (Homeroom) classes, lists of your classrooms will be located in the front foyer of the school in case you forget.

*Bring your personal device fully charged - If you do not have one, come to the Boot Camp with a device in mind you would like to explore - It is essential for you to bring your device if you have one.

Grade 9 Pancake Breakfast

What - Grade 9's are treated to a FREE BREAKFAST to welcome them.

Date - Friday, September 6th, 2019 

Time - 8:15 am to 8:50 am

Location - Cafeteria

Grade 9 Start Up Interview

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

Date - Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Time - 2:35 pm - 3:00 pm

Location - RAP 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 - TBA

Time - 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Grade 8 Orientation Day

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

Date - TBA

Time - 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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 - TBA

Time - 6:30 pm - 8:00 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 - Friday June 21st, 2019

Time - 11:30 - 12:15


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