Get started with tech at RCS? (for US students)
|The information here will guide you through the process of setting up your RCS Account and your laptop.|
Students and Parents
RCS Software and Services
|Up-to-date for the 2022-2023 school year.|
The information here will guide you through the process of setting up your RCS account and your laptop. If you have any questions that are not answered here, please submit a tech support request.
BYOD program for Upper School students
For the 2022-2023 school year, Upper School students are expected to have either a laptop computer or an iPad.
|Acceptable computers for US students include:
In addition to the requirements below, all devices should have
The computer’s minimum requirements are:
Useful upgrades in bold:
|In addition, we recommend all of the following:
If your child already has a laptop, and you’re not sure whether it’s adequate for this program, please ask your child to e-mail its specifications to Jonathan King at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will be glad to answer your questions.
RCS Account Setup
The following instructions will guide you step-by-step in setting up your RCS account and installing necessary web browser plug-ins.
Step 1: Login with your username and temporary passphrase
Go to https://my.riverdale.edu and enter your "RCS Username" and "passphrase".
Step 2: Change your passphrase
After logging in you will be prompted to change your passphrase. We strongly encourage you to make a long passphrase that contains multiple words that are meaningful to you with a few digits thrown in.
The passphrase must:
Step 3: Setup your account
Follow the prompts to
When you have finished these steps, click on the button that says "Create Account" in the lower right-hand corner of the screen. This will complete the account creation process!
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.
RCS Technology Orientation
Here is a link to the New US Student Tech Orientation Schoology Course. There will also be a live orientation on a yet to be determined date this Fall.
Electronic Information Systems & Acceptable Use Policy
Like all businesses and educational institutions, Riverdale Country School (the “School”) must monitor the use of the School’s information systems to ensure compliance with institutional policies, protect the security and maintain the efficiency of its systems, and discourage inappropriate use. All students, employees, and other authorized users (“Users”) must use the School's information technology resources (“IT Resources”) in ethical and acceptable ways to ensure that all members of the School community have access to reliable, robust IT Resources that are safe from unauthorized or malicious use. The entire Electronic Information Systems & Acceptable Use Policy document is available to read here.
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