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

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Summary.png The information here will guide you through the process of setting up your RCS Account and your laptop.
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Students and Parents
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RCS software and services
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Vanessa Vazquez
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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 quarantine. Students and families will receive a technology orientation during the first weeks of school to ensure all students 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 we need to transition to remote learning. 1st and 2nd 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.

How to Login - Clever

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 encourage families to keep their Clever app stored in a safe accessible location for student to use

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. All 3rd to 5th Grade students will have an additional device assigned to them in the event they need to quarantine. All 3rd to 5th Grade students will receive login credentials to access their devices during the first weeks of school.

How to Login - Google Credentials

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

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

Use the device for remote learning

Please review our help my lower school child with remote learning article for practical information about HOW your child will use this device for remote learning, and how you can support them.

Device Replacement and Repair Policy

If a device is lost, stolen or destroyed/damaged beyond repair while off-campus (including at home and during transit to/from school), the family will be responsible for the full replacement cost of:

  • $473 for an iPad
  • $430 for a Chromebook.

We purchase accidental damage coverage and most broken screens and other minor issues will be covered under those policies. If the damage is beyond the scope of those policies we will at our discretion and best judgement ask families to pay for the repair or a device replacement.

Families are responsible for replacing broken chargers with the equivalent OEM (Apple or Lenovo) product (contact us for details if you find yourself in that situation). If there is a manufacturing defect or other non-user issue, we will investigate and determine the best course of action.

Care for your Lower School child's iPad or Chromebook

For more information about how to care and maintain your device working properly please review our detailed help article.

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.


Have questions? We have answers! Review our How Do I article that provides additional insight regarding Remote learning.