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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

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 timeframe of events and activites 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.

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If you have any questions please contact the Grade 9 Transition Coordinator - Bryan Gee - bgee@sd43.bc.ca

 

Activities and Events

August

Grade 9 Orientation Day

What - Grade 9 students come to Riverside and get to walk through their first day at school. Students will recieve their lockers, usernames and passwords, course schedules and any pertinent information to prepare them for the first week of school. Students will also walk through a mock bell schedule and discover all of their classes.

Date - Thursday, August 29th, 2019 

Time - TBA

September

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 learn about the foundational technologies that are used, and how they will be used throughout their time here.

Date - Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 

Time - TBA

Grade 9 Pancake Breakfast

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

Date - Friday, September 6th, 2019 

Time - TBA

Grade 9 Start Up Inteview

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

Date - Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Time - TBA

Grade 9 Pancake Breakfast

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

Date - Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 

Time - TBA

January

Grade 9 Midterm Interview

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

Date - Monday, January 21st, 2019 (following the Math 9 midterm)

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 - Monday, January 25th, 2019

Time - 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

February

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 - Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Time - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

May

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

June

Grade 9 Final Interview

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

Date - TBA (following the Math 9 final)

Time - TBA

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École Riverside Secondary School

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V3C 6K8
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