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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. 

Below is a time frame of events and activities for the incoming grade 8's and current grade 9 students. COVID-19 protocols and guidelines are fluid and constantly changing, therefore, all of our events are tentative as we plan and coordinate. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Our goal of supporting students does not change. We want to assure you that student, family, and staff safety is our priority as well look to adapt to the current situation. We look forward to seeing you at Riverside, and being a part of the Rapid Nation. Please continue to check this website, your emails, and social media for updates.

Important Start Up Documents

My School Day App - How To.pdf

Grade 9 Applications of Digital Literacy Course and Edublog Information (2021-2022).pdf

Technology FAQ's (2021 - 2022).pdf

​Technology Information Package (2021-2022).pdf

​Important Links

Technology Information and Support Site​ 
Core Competencies

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

​Activities and Events

September

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 - Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Time - 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Location - You will recieve 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 7th, 2021​

Time - 9:15 am to 11:15 am 

Location - The same classroom you were in for the Orientation Day. If you were not at Orientation Day, please go to the office to recieve your school package.

Special Notes -

*Arrive at the school at 9:00 am, remember 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.

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

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

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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

January

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 - Following the Math 9 Midterm - Actual Date TBD

Time - 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

GT 9 Midterm Interview Questions 2020

Grade 8 Orientation Day

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

Date - January - Actual Date TBD

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 - February - Actual Date TBD

Time - 6:00 pm - 8:15 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 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

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École Riverside Secondary School

2215 Reeve Street, Port Coquitlam BC
V3C 6K8
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