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Welcome to the RHS Parent Pack!

If you want to submit an item for the Parent Pack, please send it to:rhscommunications@riverdalptc.org by 5:00pm on Wednesday prior to the Friday you wish the information to appear.

 

The PTC is on Social Media

Miss something in our Parent Pack newsletters and can’t seem to find it in your ever-growing inbox?  Now you can get reminders on the latest and greatest happenings at both schools on Instagram and on Facebook. We’ll be posting about events and sharing photos, all while promoting and celebrating all that’s wonderful about our Riverdale school community.

Come follow us!

 

2021 Ladies’ Stag Lunch & Hike

Posted by & filed under Grade School News, High School News, Ladies' Stag.

October 3, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

A beloved Riverdale tradition! The 2021 Ladies’ Stag Hike will be held at Fields Bridge Park in West Linn. This year we’ve added something NEW to the hike event…yoga!

  • Sunday, October 3rd from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • $30 per person: includes coffee, yoga with Isabel Allen, 1.25 mile walk along the Tualatin River, followed by bag lunch provided by Healthy Habits Catering
  • Lunch options will be emailed to attendees
  • Fields Bridge Park: 821 Willamette Falls Dr, West Linn, OR 97068.
  • Limit 25 attendees
  • Masks required if mandated by county and social distancing expected

HS PTC VIRTUAL COFFEE Sept 9 at 9am

Posted by & filed under Back To School (RHS), High School News, New Families (RHS), Uncategorized.

Welcome Back to School Riverdale 101

Grab a coffee and log on to the virtual PTC parent coffee Zoom meeting

Riverdale HS College Counselor, Librarian and registrar will be attendance. We may have a district board member and a foundation member pop in. Time permitting a teacher /club leader and or coach will join as well.

Check the Back to School packet or the most recent weekly parent pack email newsletter for the Zoom link or request link from rhscommunications@riverdaleptc.org

RHS Senior Class Fundraiser–Kaady Cards

Posted by & filed under 12th-Grade Graduation Activities, Grade School News, High School News, Store.

Dirty Car? Riverdale Class of 2022 is running a “waterless carwash” to raise funds to put towards graduation events and activities.

Now offering both types of Kaady cards:  ADVANCED and ULTIMATE PROTECTION!

  • Purchase a bundle of SIX Kaady ADVANCED cards for $45.00. One drive-up Advanced Wash at Kaady is $9.00, so you’re saving $1.50 per trip!
  • Purchase a bundle of SIX Kaady ULTIMATE PROTECTION cards for $62.00. One drive-up Ultimate Protection Wash at Kaady is $12.00, so you’re saving $1.66 per trip!

Support the Senior Class Fundraiser, save money, and clean your ride by purchasing your cards now!

Your cards will be delivered or will be available for pick up at school after the school year begins.

Welcome from the Riverdale PTC

Posted by & filed under Back to School (RGS), Back To School (RHS), Grade School News, High School News.

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! Riverdale is truly a special place. We are a small district and a close community, and we work together to enrich our children’s education. Community volunteers and participants are critical for our schools’ success, through programs like art literacy and lunch service. And our fundraising translates into tangible benefits for our students: in recent years, the PTC has been responsible for upgrading both the HS and GS libraries, buying new vehicles, enhancing the playground, and providing grants for field trips, teacher trainings, and guest speakers. This year, we held our Annual Auction virtually, for the first time ever, and raised money to support both schools’ STEAM initiatives. We cannot wait to see how the teachers put these funds to good use for our kids.

Whether this is your first year or you are a long-standing member of this community, we are happy you are here! We look forward to returning to some in-person events and, if required, adjusting creatively to ensure the safety of our children and community as we continue to connect and keep our district strong and special.

With best wishes for an amazing year ahead,

Your Riverdale Parent Teacher Club

The Riverdale Parent Teacher Clubs at both schools strive to enrich our children’s education by enhancing curriculum and activities, encouraging parent involvement, supporting student participation, and fostering communication to strengthen our community.

Parent Book Club – June 2021 – Of Women and Salt

Posted by & filed under Grade School News, High School News, Riverdale Parent Book Club.

I have selected Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia, for our discussion on Thursday, June 24, 2021 @ 5:30pm. Synopsis is below. The meeting will be held in person and may have attendance limitation due to Covid restrictions. The PTC has an official guide to hosting in-person and I plan to follow it for everyone’s safety during the discussion from 5:30-6:30pm. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available, along with individually packaged food and drink. The waiver to attend can be found here: https://riverdaleptc.org/liability-release-2020-2021/

Please email me if you would like to be added to the Riverdale PTC Book Club list @ amber.hillman@yahoo.com. Thank you so much. 

Of Women and Salt

In present-day Miami, Jeanette is battling addiction. Daughter of Carmen, a Cuban immigrant, she is determined to learn more about her family history from her reticent mother and makes the snap decision to take in the daughter of a neighbor detained by ICE. Carmen, still wrestling with the trauma of displacement, must process her difficult relationship with her own mother while trying to raise a wayward Jeanette. Steadfast in her quest for understanding, Jeanette travels to Cuba to see her grandmother and reckon with secrets from the past destined to erupt.

From 19th-century cigar factories to present-day detention centers, from Cuba to Mexico, Gabriela Garcia’s Of Women and Salt is a kaleidoscopic portrait of betrayals–personal and political, self-inflicted and those done by others–that have shaped the lives of these extraordinary women. A haunting meditation on the choices of mothers, the legacy of the memories they carry, and the tenacity of women who choose to tell their stories despite those who wish to silence them, this is more than a diaspora story; it is a story of America’s most tangled, honest, human roots.

About Maverick Club

Posted by & filed under Grade School News, High School News.

The Maverick Club, an official school club with PTC support for the advisor position, is for students leading in School Spirit, Student Activities and Yearbook. 

About 25 students in all grade levels are involved, meeting virtually nearly every week to brainstorm and plan activities such as a virtual pep assembly, community-building activities for advisory, welcome notes to new students, mid-term thank-you messages to RHS staff, @riverdalemavsspirit student Instagram and the 25th edition of the Riverdale High School yearbook. 

The Maverick Club is excited to plan a virtual Spring Spirit Week, for May 2-7. Students can check Community Meeting Announcements and @riverdalemavspirit for all the info.

  • Dress-up Days: Maverick Pride Monday, Class Color Wednesday, PJ Day Friday
  • Virtual Activities (for prizes!): Mask Photo contest, “May the 4th Be With You” Kahoot!, Senior Baby Photo Guessing Game

Feel-Good Activities: clothing and supply drive for Rose Haven, canned food drive for Neighborhood HouseStaff Appreciation Messages

Get Involved: RHS Booster Club

Posted by & filed under Athletics (RGS), Grade School News, High School News.

The Riverdale Booster Club partners with the District Athletic Department to provide a full athletics experience for all Riverdale student athletes.  The Booster Club fundraises to budget for the following expenditures, which are not covered by the general Athletics budget: 

  • Health & Safety
  • Basketball Tournament Hospitality
  • Banners, Plaques, Trophies & School Records Boards
  • Uniforms
  • Team Equipment & Supplies at both school
  • Coaching Clinics/Education at both schools
  • Senior Athlete Recognition
  • Coach Apparel
  • Gym Floor Resurfacing at both schools
  • Spirit Week & other promotions
  • and much more!

The RHS PTC is looking for a Booster Co-Chair and Booster Committee Members for the 2021-22 school year. If interested contact rhsptc.communications@gmail.com.

Additionally, here are some other ways you can be involved with the Riverdale Booster Club:

  • Purchase a Membership
  • Become a Sponsor
  • Volunteer with Concessions Sales
  • Purchase Spirit Wear
  • Volunteer at other Fundraising Events
  • Attend Games and cheer on the Mavericks and Falcons!

Click here to purchase a 2021-22 Corporate Sponsorship and promote your business while helping support Riverdale athletics.

Community Events: Riverdale High School Compassion & Inclusion Week

Posted by & filed under Grade School News, High School News.

We had an incredible film and speaker panel on Tuesday that has been recorded for viewing by our wider community.  Here is the link to the Upstanders online program.

The case-sensitive login to access the link is:
Login: riverdale@indieflix.com
Password: riverdale

The Q&A Panel can be found at the top of the “Additional Materials” section on the right.  Subtitles are included and can be turned on/off on the video player progress bar where it says “CC.”  Access to the film and panel link will end on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 11:59pm PST.

A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE PTC FOR THEIR GENEROUS FUNDING OF OUR COMPASSION & INCLUSION WEEK EVENTS!!!

Amazon Smile Donation to Riverdale

Posted by & filed under Grade School News, High School News.

Do you shop on Amazon regularly?  A Prime Member possibly?

Did you know that the PTC could be earning .5% of all your Amazon purchases just by you signing up for the AmazonSmile program?  It’s free to you and all you have to do is select the PTC as your charity of choice.

Simply go to AmazonSmile, “Start Shopping” and make sure to select Riverdale Parent-Teacher Club as your charity of choice. 

You can also sign up for AmazonSmile via the Amazon app too.  In the app, select the bottom right menu option, scroll down to “Programs & Features” then select AmazonSmile and follow the prompts to select Riverdale Parent-Teacher Club.

We look forward to you signing up TODAY to start earning money!

PTC Policy Regarding Elections

Posted by & filed under Grade School News, Grade School PTC Overview (RGS), High School News, Riverdale PTC Overview (RHS).

The Riverdale PTC realizes our community has questions about the PTC’s position when it comes to this year’s school board elections and we want to be very explicit about the PTC’s function. 

The Riverdale PTC, as a 501(c)(3) organization, is prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. It therefore does not endorse candidates for public office or engage in campaign activity, which means it does not express approval or disapproval for one or more candidates’ positions and/or actions or address issues raised as distinguishing candidates for a given office. While individual board members or volunteers may have personal preferences and can speak in a non-official capacity, such views do not represent the organization. 

The current school board election is no exception. The PTC commends all those in our community who wish to volunteer their time and energy to our schools. The all-volunteer Riverdale PTC remains focused on its missions: (1) at the Grade School, to enrich Riverdale’s K-8 education by enhancing curriculum activities, encouraging parent involvement, supporting student participation, and fostering communication to strengthen our community, and (2) at the High School,  to give parents the opportunity to support RHS students, faculty, and administration by working together to develop a sense of community, exchange ideas, and raise funds.  If you have specific suggestions on things we can do better in the future, we always welcome our community’s input. Please email your thoughts to: RHSPTC.communications@gmail.com (RHS) or rgscommunications@riverdaleptc.org (RGS).

Thank you!

Parent Book Club – May 2021 – Klara and the Sun

Posted by & filed under Grade School News, High School News, Riverdale Parent Book Club.

I have selected Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro, for our discussion on Thursday, May 27, 2021 @ 5:30pm. I am hopeful that the governor’s restrictions will be lifted by then and we can gather in person indoors, or that the weather will be nice enough to favor an outdoor event. The PTC has an official guide to hosting in-person and I plan to follow it for everyone’s safety during the discussion from 5:30-6:30pm.   

Please email me at amber.hillman@yahoo.com if you would like to be added to the Book Club email list. A zoom link will be provided for anyone who would like to join the discussion.

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

The acclaimed Klara and the Sun is Ishiguro’s eighth novel – and his first since being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2017. The narrator is Klara, an “Artificial Friend” who observes the world around her with an android mix of intelligence and naivety. When she is chosen by a family to live with them, she must adjust her thinking – and the novel’s underlying theme of what it means to love is explored. The Observer says: “Ishiguro has written another masterpiece, a work that makes us feel afresh the beauty and fragility of our humanity”. 

Parent Book Club – April 2021 – The Education of an Idealist, A Memoir

Posted by & filed under Grade School News, High School News, Riverdale Parent Book Club.

Our book pick for April is “The Education of an Idealist” by Samantha Power. Joins us on Thursday, April 29 at 5:30 p. m. Please email amber.hillman@yahoo.com for the Zoom link.

Tracing her distinctly American journey from immigrant to war correspondent to presidential Cabinet official, Samantha Power’s acclaimed memoir is a unique blend of suspenseful storytelling, vivid character portraits, and shrewd political insight. After her critiques of US foreign policy caught the eye of Senator Barack Obama, he invited her to work with him on Capitol Hill and then on his presidential campaign. When Obama won the presidency, Power went from being an activist outsider to serving as his human rights adviser and, in 2013, becoming the youngest-ever US Ambassador to the United Nations. Power transports us from her childhood in Dublin to the streets of war-torn Bosnia to the White House Situation Room and the world of high-stakes diplomacy, offering a compelling and deeply honest look at navigating the halls of power while trying to put one’s ideals into practice. Along the way, she lays bare the searing battles and defining moments of her life, shows how she juggled the demands of a 24/7 national security job with raising two young children, and makes the case for how we each can advance the cause of human dignity. This is an unforgettable account of the power of idealism—and of one person’s fierce determination to make a difference.

RHS Library Upgrades

Posted by & filed under High School News.

Watch our high school librarian, Sarah Hansen, give a message about improvements made possible thanks to generous donors to the 2020 Paddle Raise!

To support student inquiry and transform the Riverdale High School library into a Learning Commons, the library needed to update its physical space. The 2020 Auction Paddle Raise brought in $42,500 for the HS. The funds raised were used to provide: 

  • Flexible seating (adding casters to floor shelves and replacing bulky furniture with modular furniture for easy reconfiguration)
  • Laptop lab (redesigning single-use space to be a meeting space, classroom and lab)
  • Collaborative technology (presentation screen, interactive monitors)
  • Curated collection (culling and upgrading resources to be more relevant, timely)
  • The space is flexible enough that the tables are set up now to allow for social distance during LIPI

Thank you to all who donated to last year’s paddle raise!

The 2021 Paddle Raise at the upcoming auction on April 10 will support STEAM improvements: science, tech, engineering, art and math.

Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors, Donors, & Patrons!

Posted by & filed under Auction, Grade School News, High School News.

THANK YOU SPONSORS

THANK YOU DONORS

  • Pam & Kevin Jagla
  • Nitin & Laura Khanna
  • Eric & Virginia Mulligan
  • Duncan & Katie Roberts
  • Bill & Kari LynnDischinger
  • Tanya Steele
  • SInclair & Deepak Sawhney
  • Emily Imperiale & Daniel Hagerman
  • Amanda & Jonathan Hurliman
  • Carrie & Jon Spurlock
  • Michele Rossolo
  • Joe & Shar Hunter
  • Magnum Opus
  • Taft & Mina Stricklin
  • Milana Gilligan
  • Brian Black
  • Eric Earle
  • Tutor Portland
  • Cascade Seismic
  • Tyler &Tanny Johnson
  • Love Teak
  • Ole & Caroline Olsen
  • Allison Smith Design
  • Holly Freres
  • Ali Lanenga
  • Jen Macdonald
  • Mathnasium
  • Angela Sun
  • Jonathan & Carrie Banks
  • Elisabet & Lucas Spaulding
  • Forêt Truffles
  • Freeman Motors
  • Urban Office
  • Jenny Freeman
  • Jen Wilcoxon
  • Florawood
  • Stacee Gravelle Lawrence
  • Workman Publishing
  • Minnie Bautista
  • Pop Goes the Pastry
  • Shelby Quintos
  • Shelyea & Michael Griffin
  • Kim Namanny
  • Windowwall Salon
  • Linda Oji

  • Andy, The Facial Architect
  • Dr. Michael Kim
  • Michele & David Rosenbaum
  • Michaela Houston
  • Skyhook Ninja
  • Koida Greenhouse
  • Columbia River Painting Company
  • StretchLab Lake Oswego
  • Diamond Aussies
  • 2 Towns Ciderhouse
  • Gigi’s Café
  • Chuckie Pies
  • SP&B Printing
  • Elk Cove Vineyards
  • Penner-Ash Wine Cellars
  • The Trainer’s Club
  • Lake Oswego Parks and Rec
  • Skyhawks Sports Camps & Classes
  • Wishbone Home Decor & Design
  • TedX Portland
  • ChefStable
  • Andrew & Nita Gibson
  • Amy Zubko

A special thank you to all the parents who donated to the Grade Level Gift Baskets!

Kindergarten
All Kinder families – thank you!

1st
Bozorgchami
Bunting
DeMarco
Eli
Jewell-Larsen
Johnson
Kelly
Lassiter
Maxwell
Mojica
Omweg
Schwartz
Stone
Sung
Tibbs


2nd
Albert
Allen
Bedworth
Bounds
Chan
Francis
Harp
Johnson
Kansal
Machina
Maher
Mauer
McDowell
Merrill
Morrow
Palmer
Smith (Olive’s family)
Smith (Ozzie’s family)
Sperring


3rd
Arrowsmith
Blume-Marcovici
Bryson
Christensen
Decker
Hurliman
Jewell-Larsen
Johnson
Kerr
Meyer
Pruitt/LaVecchia
Vanberg


4th
Barrett
Bozorgchami
Brenneke
Gay
Gilligan
Harvieux
Mauer
Mayor
Milla
Spaulding
Steele
Stone
Sung
Tibbs
Williams

5th
Allen
Capobianco
Donohoo
Fabrycki/Schwartz
Gibson
Greissinger
Griffith
Hunter
Johnson
Kansal
Kerr
Ko/Chang
McCartney
Rabb
Raj
Reiter
Robinson
Rossolo/Johnson
Stricklin
VanHuis/Wanek
Wolf

6th
Adams
Alleman
Arrowsmith
Birkeland
Burton
Chang
DeManuelle
Gilligan
Houston
Janoff
Jarvis
Johnston
Mauer
Mayor
McCarthy
Pugliese
Rosenbaum
Schnadig
Stone
Vasanth
Vernick

7th
All 7th-grade families – thank you!

8th
Capobianco
Chang
Da Silva Corsi
Dasker
Dischinger
Domreis
Hand
Janoff
Jarvis
Lamb
McCarthy
Milla
Nordean
Paine
Roberts
Shell
Speare
Spellman
Stevens
Vasanth
Veverka
Zilberstein

High School

Bartlett
Bekooy/Khare
Cassie
Corsi
Corvelli
Daniels
DeLaczay
Domreis
Donohoo
Gay
Lamb
Lau/Peale
Leeper
Lovell
Lupton
Milla
Nielsen
Novack

Oh/Bong
Plummer
Pope
Potter
Redekop/Koski
Reece
Schallich
Seawright
Sinha
Stanton
Tripi
Veverka
Walker
Watnick
Weeden
Wright
Zurasky

Parent Book Club – March 2021 – Leave The World Behind

Posted by & filed under Grade School News, High School News, Riverdale Parent Book Club.

Amanda and Clay head out to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation: a quiet reprieve from life in New York City, quality time with their teenage son and daughter, and a taste of the good life in the luxurious home they’ve rented for the week. But a late-night knock on the door breaks the spell. Ruth and G. H. are an older black couple—it’s their house, and they’ve arrived in a panic. They bring the news that a sudden blackout has swept the city. But in this rural area—with the TV and internet now down, and no cell phone service—it’s hard to know what to believe.

Should Amanda and Clay trust this couple—and vice versa? What happened back in New York? Is the vacation home, isolated from civilization, a truly safe place for their families? And are they safe from one another? 

Suspenseful and provocative, Rumaan Alam’s third novel is keenly attuned to the complexities of parenthood, race, and class. Leave the World Behind explores how our closest bonds are reshaped—and unexpected new ones are forged—in moments of crisis.

Please email Amber.Hillman@yahoo.com if you would like the zoom link.

February 2021 Parent Book Club – Caste

Posted by & filed under Grade School News, High School News, Riverdale Parent Book Club.

The Riverdale Book Club has selected Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, a novel by Isabel Wilkerson, for our discussion on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Host, Amber Hillman, hopes to find a way for us to gather, socially-distanced, at her home. If this is impossible due to Covid restrictions, the book club will convene virtually. 

In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.

Beautifully written, original, and revealing, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents is an eye-opening story of people and history, and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and of American life today. 

RHS Speaker Series Presents

Posted by & filed under Grade School News, High School News.

              Virtual Parent Speaker Series  

February 3rd 2021

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP & SOCIAL MEDIA

with Denise DeRosa
 

With flying fingers propelled with emotion, need-to-stay current, or fear of rejection, we often hit send before processing ramifications. Help your kids get back in control and make the most of social media and technology, rather than allowing addictive apps, predators, bullies, and corporate profit to overtake their lives. COS presenters are high-energy, fountains of information and captivating communicators. We share real-life stories, so no one thinks, “It won’t happen to me.” We combat technology risks by addressing the physical, social, and emotional consequences of social media. Help your children build extraordinary reputations and respectable digital dossiers. We address cyber-civility, the concept of a “digital dossier,” sexting, hate speech, anonymity, and more. 

Denise DeRosa

 Ms. DeRosa has a Master’s Degree in Communication, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University and 15 plus years of media experience at AOL, VH1 and Comedy Central. Her understanding of the cultural and societal impacts of communication technologies along with her experience as a mom inspired the development of her first workshop on parenting in the digital age. Denise founded Cyber Sensible in 2015 to provide online safety and digital citizenship advice to organizations, families, parents, youth and schools. She believes in the importance of digital literacy education for all. She is dedicated to empowering her clients with the tools needed to embrace digital technologies in meaningful, creative, and positive ways. Denise focuses her discussions on practical ways to both manage and capitalize on technology with internet safety tips, lessons in healthy tech habits, social media strategies and digital reputation management. Click here to register

RHS Gingerbread House Contest

Posted by & filed under Grade School News, High School News.

Start decorating! The Maverick Club is hosting a student Gingerbread House decorating contest. There are 5 categories and there will be a gift card winner for each one: 

  1. Neon/Festive/Colorful/Creative: go crazy with candy & frosting!
  2. Sports or Games: show your team colors or represent a favorite game (ex. Chess-themed house, Rubik’s cube house)
  3. Book/TV/Movie: pick a scene or a whole theme
  4. Maximum Holiday: any holiday for the house! (ex. Hanukkah house, July 4 house, Halloween house, Santa’s house)
  5. Teamwork: work with sibling(s) or friend(s) to make a coordinated theme—send in your photos together if you are working remotely.

RGS 8th-graders are invited to participate and will be judged within their own category.

Purchase a pre-made kit or make your own. The contest ends on December 17 and the winners will be announced on December 18. Send in photos to the student instagram @riverdalemavsspirit or rhsmavsyearbook@gmail.com

RHS Speaker Series Presents

Posted by & filed under Grade School News, High School News.

Building Resiliency & Instilling Self-Confidence 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 Noon – 1:00 p.m.
featuring  Wanda Scott

More than ever before, young people live in an almost constant state of stress brought on by a combination of lack of sleep, heightened expectations, and over-exposure to endless stimuli from every direction. Turn challenges into success with skill and strategy for your children.  Learn how to help kids thrive and operate at full capacity.  Our presenters bolster your own resiliency and teach how to role model the skills needed not just to survive the brutal reality of gossip, ratings, likes and posts; but to thrive and rise above.

Wanda L. Scott is a former college professor and an accomplished author of multiple books.

Minted Holiday Cards Fundraiser

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Order Minted Holiday Cards and Support Riverdale!

Use code FUNDRAISERIVERDALE 

Check a task off your To-Do list and help raise funds for Riverdale at the same time.  Order your holiday cards from Minted and you will save 20% off your purchase and Minted will donate 15% to the Riverdale PTC.

At Minted, you’ll find the perfect holiday card format to suit your style with their unique designs, which are freshly sourced from independent artists through curated competitions.  Check out THE 2019 MINTED HOLIDAY CARD GUIDE to view all the options.

PTC Liability Release Form 2020-2021

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Riverdale PTC Liability Release Form

  • PARTICIPANT ASSUMPTION OF RISK/WAIVER OF LIABILITY

    My participation in the Activity is voluntary. I understand that participation in this Activity may expose me to risks of injuries. Some of these risks are foreseeable, but some are unforeseeable.  Examples of risks include physical injury, emotional injury, property damage, economic loss, noneconomic loss, and deprivation of rights, privileges, and immunities. Some of these risks cannot be eliminated due to the nature of the Activity.  I understand that these risks could cause harm to me, my property, and other persons.

    I fully recognize the dangers inherent in this voluntary Activity, but I am willing to participate in the Activity. In consideration for providing me the opportunity to participate in the Activity, I voluntarily agree to waive and discharge any and all claims against the Riverdale PTC and release it from liability for all losses regardless of cause, including claims for any negligent actions of the District or its employees or agents, to the fullest extent allowed by law, for myself, my estate, my heirs, my administrators, my executors, my assignees, and my successors. I also agree to release, exonerate, discharge and Hold Harmless the District, its Board of Directors, the individual members thereof, and all officers, agents, employees, volunteers, and representatives from all liability, claims, causes of action, or demands, including attorney fees, arising out of injuries of any kind to me or to my property, or losses of any kind which may result from or in connection with my participation in the Activity, up to and including injuries stemming from the negligent actions of the District or its employees or agents. I further certify and represent that I have the legal authority to enter into this Agreement.

    In the event that I require emergency medical treatment while participating in the Activity, I authorize the District and its agents to secure the help of a medical services provider and to incur the expenses for medical services recommended by the medical services provider. I agree to provide for the payment of these expenses.

    This Agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by law. If any provision or any part of any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or legally unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of this Agreement shall not be affected thereby and shall remain valid and fully enforceable.

  • COVID-19 AGREEMENT

    The novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID- 19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. While rules, guidance, and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist. The Riverdale PTC cannot completely mitigate the transfer of communicable diseases like COVID-19. Volunteering at or participating in Riverdale PTC sponsored events includes possible exposure to and illness, injury, or death from communicable diseases, including COVID-19.

    I attest that I am not experiencing any symptoms of illness such as fever, chills, cough, or shortness of breath. If I develop symptoms, I agree that I will decline volunteering opportunities with the Riverdale PTC and/or not participate in any Riverdale PTC activities. I acknowledge that I must follow the safety and hygiene protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control, Oregon Health Authority, and the Riverdale PTC.

    I further attest to the following:

    • I have not been diagnosed with COVID-19 without being cleared as non-contagious by a state or local public health authority
    • I have not been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19 or another communicable disease
    • I will notify the Riverdale PTC if I receive a COVID-19 diagnosis, test positive for COVID-19, or am advised to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19 or another communicable disease
    • I will not participate in any the Riverdale PTC activities until 14 days has passed from my last potential exposure to COVID-19
    • I do and will follow the Center for Disease Control and Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 guidelines to the best of my ability (e.g., hand washing, physical distancing, wearing of face coverings)

    If I am volunteering for the Riverdale PTC I understand volunteering with the Riverdale PTC means that no compensation is expected in return for the services I provide, and that the Riverdale PTC will not provide any benefits typically associated with employment. I further acknowledge that I am responsible for my own insurance coverage in the event of illness or personal injury as a result of my volunteering for the Riverdale PTC.

    I understand that my participation in activities with the Riverdale PTC may involve activities that could be hazardous to me, including those which may expose me to communicable diseases. I fully understand and appreciate these risks that are inherent to my participation. I assume the risk of all bodily injury, medical treatment, illness, and/or death that may result from my participation in activities for the Riverdale PTC even if it results from the Riverdale PTC’s negligence or that of its employees or agents.

    I hereby release, waive, discharge, exonerate, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Riverdale PTC, its Board of Directors, the individual members thereof, and all officers, agents, employees, and representatives from any and all liability, causes of action, claims, demands, damages, expenses and compensation, including attorneys’ fees, fines or other costs arising out of any exposure to or illness or injury from a communicable disease, including COVID-19, which may result from or have any connection to my participation. I give this release to the fullest extent of the law, for myself, and my heirs, administrators, executors, successors and/or assignees.

    I certify and represent that I have the legal authority to waive, discharge, release, indemnify, and hold harmless the released parties.

  • I certify that I have read this document in its entirety and fully understand its contents. I agree to the Riverdale PTC Volunteer/Participant Assumption of Risk, Waiver of Liability & COVID-19 Agreement. I freely and voluntarily assume all risks of such hazards and notwithstanding such, release the Riverdale PTC from all liability for any loss regardless of cause, and claims arising from my participation with the Riverdale PTC.

RHS Speaker Series starts October 28

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Conversations of Courage 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Noon – 1:00 p.m.
featuring  Ms. Katie Koestner

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Understand teen climate around achievement and success
  • Understand the importance of speaking out and speaking up with difficult situations
  • Understand how to initiate and engage in “Courageous Conversations”
  • Gain Communication Skills

Ms. Koestner is a national expert on harassment, student safety and technology issues. She has appeared on the cover of TIME Magazine, The Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC Nightly News, CNBC Talk Live, CNN, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Later Today, MSNBC, Entertainment Tonight and other national television programs.

Via GoToWebinar link will be available next parent pack