Get started with tech at RCS? (for LS students)
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Students and Parents
RCS Software and Services
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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 quarantine. Students in Grade 3, 4, and 5 will receive a technology orientation during the first weeks of school to ensure all students are able to access their accounts throughout the year. Families of students in Grade PK - 2 will receive a technology orientation to review in the event their child need to quarantine throughout the school year.
We ask that all RCS families submit a technology pledge upon receiving their devices. You can find our technology pledge below, or by clicking here.
If you have any questions that are not answered here, please contact us at email@example.com
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. Pre-K to Grade 2 students will use a Clever badge, in conjunction with the Clever app to log in to their devices.
How to Login to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to login
- Open Clever
Open the Clever app and sign in using your Clever Badge
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 sent home during the first weeks of school in the event they need to quarantine. These students will also 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 @Riverdale.edu.
Digital Learning Platforms
All students will have access to a variety of Digital Learning Platforms to use throughout the school year. For detailed information on how to login to these platforms please review our 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 their 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.
Web filtering & Content
For the safety and security of our students, all devices managed by Riverdale are closely monitored using GoGuardian software. Parents have access to this data by using GoGuardian Parent. For more information on how to set up an account with GoGuardian Parent, review our detailed help article.
Pre-K - 2
The following technology orientation has been compiled to assist you in supporting your child in the event they need to quarantine.
Grades 3 - 5
Students in Grade 3, 4, and 5 will receive a technology orientation during the first weeks of school to ensure all students are able to access their accounts throughout the year. The following technology orientation has been compiled to assist you in supporting your child in the event they need to quarantine.
We ask that all families submit a technology pledge upon receiving their RCS issued device.
You can access our technology pledge through the technology orientation, or by clicking this link.
Have questions? We have answers! Review our How Do I article that provides additional insight regarding Remote learning.