Get started with tech at RCS? (for LS students)

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Summary.pngThe information here will guide you through the process of setting up your RCS Account and your laptop.
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All Lower School students will be issued a device to keep at home in the event that a cohort, class or the school needs to transition to remote learning due to extenuating circumstances. Students and families will receive a tech orientation during the first weeks of school to ensure they are able to access their accounts throughout the year.

If you have any questions that are not answered here, please contact us at

Pre-K - Grade 2


Pre-K to Kindergarten students will be issued an iPad with a charging cable to keep at home in the event of remote learning. First and Second Grade classes will be issued an iPad with a charging cable. While charging cables can stay at home, the iPad will travel to and from school on a daily basis. Students will use a Clever badge, in conjunction with the Clever app to log in to their devices.

Clever Badge Login

The Clever badge along with the Clever App will give your student access to all of the learning platforms they will use throughout the school year. This Badge can be used by your child to logon to our systems without having to remember or type a username and passphrase. All students will be provided with a printed version of their Badge during device distribution. You can also scan a digital copy of the badge if you have one available, by holding your phone with the Badge open, up to the camera on your iPad/Chromebook.

If you need a replacement of your child's Clever badge please request one by emailing us at

How to login

  1. Open Clever
    Open the Clever app and sign in using your Clever Badge
  2. Logon
    Hold your Badge to the camera. You can also scan the Badge by holding your phone - with the Badge open - up to the camera. We strongly suggest you make a printed version of the Badge as your child will need it each time they access any learning platforms at home.
  1. Select desired app
    Once signed in, click the desired app. You will be prompted to open the desired app

Caring for my iPad

Caring for your iPad is important. Please restart your iPad regularly and close any additional apps to ensure ultimate performance. For more information about the care of your child's device please review our detailed help article.

**If your iPad is lost stollen or damaged you are responsible for replacing it.**

Grades 3 - 5

All 3rd to 5th Grade Homebase classes will have a cart of Chromebooks stored in their classrooms, and students will be assigned a device at the beginning of the year. Students in these grade levels will receive login credentials to access their learning platforms, and 4th and 5th-grade students will be introduced to email. 3rd and 4th Graders will be sent home with an additional device in case there is a scenario where remote learning is needed. Returning 5th Grade students already have an additional device that they will keep at home and will use to complete assignments.

How to Login

All 3rd to 5th grade students will use their Riverdale credentials to log in to their Chromebooks both at school and at home. Student logins consist of their first initial of their first name, their last name, and the graduation year

Students can access their learning platform from home by following the written steps below:

Okta Plug-In Installation

You may see a message that asks you to install an Okta browser plug-in the first time you log in to your RCS account.

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  1. The plug-in must be installed for the software to operate.
  2. Click on the part of the message that says "click here to install".
  3. Start the installation and follow the onscreen instructions.
  4. When the installation is complete, restart the browser.

Digital Learning Platforms

All students will have access to the Digital Learning Platforms listed below. These digital learning platforms that are being used across the lower school. For detailed information on how to login to these platforms please review our detailed LS Digital Learning Platforms article

Accessing Digital Learning Platforms

Accessing our Digital Learning Platforms varies depending upon your child's grade level.

Technology Orientation

All 1st to 5th Grade students will receive a Technology Orientation during the first weeks of School. Third to Fifth Grade students will be asked to submit a technology pledge.