Back to School - Returning Students
We can't wait to see you on campus for the start of the 2022-23 school year!
Back to School Schedule
Wednesday, August 17: House Orientation
During the House Orientations, students will only need to report for the half day. Students can expect to hear from our Administrative Team, meet with their mentor teachers and R-Time groups, as well as take their student pictures with Lifetouch. Please watch for emails from Lifetouch directly in how to order school pictures. Each student will be provided with a school ID at orientation.
- House of Russi: 8:30 - 11:30
- House of Bolts: 12:00 - 3:00
Thursday, August 18: House Orientation
- House of Cana: 8:30 - 11:30
- House of Pillar: 12:00 - 3:00
Friday, August 19: First Day of Classes
- Daily schedule and dismissal times can be found on our school calendar
- NEW: 4x4 Bell Schedule and Lunch News
- Daily Dress Code Guide
- Formal Dress Code Guide
- Athletics Information
- Student-Athlete Game Day Dress Code Guidelines
- Summer Reading
- Buying Books
- Schedule Change Requests
- "0" Period
- Technology: Ipads or Macbooks
- Pay for school meals online
We will still utilize the 4x4 system next year. Classes listed in Periods 1-4 are the classes that you have in the first semester, and the classes that you have in Periods 5-8 are the classes you have in the second semester.
We have two lunch periods. During orientation, you will find out whether or not you have early or late lunch. Your lunch period will be reflected on your PowerSchool schedule when the school year starts.
Please click the button below to see the bell schedule for next year, which is different then the previous year; we plan on being back in-person five days a week in the fall and students are required to attend all days.
SportsNet Medical Clearance
Medical Clearance Deadline for Fall Sports: Sunday, August 1
Per school policy, students MUST obtain athletic clearance prior to participation in tryouts or other season practices. Each athlete is only required to register once per year. Athletic clearance submitted after this deadline may not get processed in time for team tryouts.
This summer, the whole school is reading one book as a way to continue to build our family spirit. This year's novel is Binti by Nnedi Okorafor.
There will be a formal assessment for summer reading, and each English course next year will be using the book for their first unit, so reading the book will be critical to getting off to a good start in English next year. Other departments will also be using it in their instruction and assessments, so reading the book is extremely important.
The supplemental reading list is not required but includes books that we think students will enjoy and are thought-provoking.
You can support Riordan when purchasing books by using Amazon Smile! Select Archbishop Riordan High School as your designation.
Riordan’s online bookstore through e-Campus opens July 19, and free shipping is available July 19-25. Please note that some digital texts may take up to 5 to 7 days to arrive for download. If you have any questions, contact the e-Campus Customer Service Team by email, Live Chat, or by calling (844) 523-8980.
Students should use their Riordan email to order, and new students can use a regular email. Fall semester schedules (Classes 1-4) can be viewed in PowerSchool beginning July 1.
Teachers will be giving instructions about other materials needed for courses during the first days of school. There is no pre-set supply list.
If you would like to request a schedule change, or have questions about your schedule, please fill out this form.
Schedule change requests will only be honored for the following reasons:
- You were misplaced in a class that you are not qualified for or did not request.
- You have changed your mind about taking an AP or honors course.
We will not make any changes based on teacher or time of day preference. Not all requests will be granted.
Many of you in the Band program will have a course in the "0" period. This is a class that will take place from 7:50 - 8:35 am during the semester that you do not have your other band course. This was created so that students could attend a band class all year. Your band instructor will provide more information about this before the start of the school year.
All students are required to have at least an iPad for the first day of classes.
We recommend the iPad Air or above, the iPad Mini 5 or above, or the iPad Pro. While the iPad Mini is an acceptable choice, it has a much smaller screen, which can reduce the impact of certain visually interactive apps in the sciences or the arts. Students pursuing digital media courses and extracurriculars may want the larger format screen with retina display, available on both the iPad Air and the iPad Pro.
The iPad needs to be running the latest iOS at all times. To update this on the iPad, go to Settings > General > Software Update. While you are able to get older versions of the iPad, please be aware that certain older iPads (2014 or older) are unable to update to the latest iOS and will have limited application support. Typing on the iPad screen can be challenging and an external keyboard can be helpful for note taking in classes.
Macbooks are also acceptable as long as it's up-to-date with the latest operating system. It is recommended to use a Macbook for Engineering/Coding/Programming classes.
What about PCs or Chromebooks?
We are in the process of exploring a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Program here at Riordan. At the moment we have certain challenges supporting curriculums across other platforms besides Apple since we are an Apple centric school. Please be aware that PCs and Chromebooks will have limitations in our environment, especially in certain classes that require iBooks, iOS, and/or mac software.
Dear Riordan Families,
We at Epicurean Group hope you will enjoy our Menus and food selections. We know that tasty and nutritious food can help boost concentration and morale, which is crucial for well-being! Our meals are packaged and labeled according to HACCP standards, in compostable packaging. We are working closely with our Campus Communities to determine your favorites!
At Epicurean Group, we pledge to provide fresh, honest, and local food. We don’t cut corners or do it the “easy way”. Bread is fresh baked, soups, dressings and sauces are home-made, and every effort is made to use as much organic produce as possible. With seasonal menus reflecting the most nutritious and delicious choices based on local growing patterns, we take great pains to do the best by our customers and the environment.
Easily pay for school meals online this year! Create your free MySchoolBucks account to conveniently and securely add money to your student’s meal account online or with the mobile app. This allows us to focus on serving meals as fast and efficiently as possible. With MySchoolBucks you’ll also be able to view cafeteria purchases, check your student’s balance, and receive low balance alerts.
Please note: the per-load up fee on MySchoolBucks is now $2.75.
Your student ID is your passport to great food!
For fast secure check out on campus please make sure your student has their school provided ID card. These allow your student to safely access their funds onsite effortlessly. No cash is accepted in the serving line.
Get Started Today:
- Go to myschoolbucks.com or download the mobile app.
- Create your free account and add your students using their school name / student ID.
- Add funds using your credit / debit card or electronic check.
Note: For each transaction, you will be charged a program fee.
- Set up automatic payments and never let your student run out of funds.
We appreciate you using this online option as a way to help reduce the amount of physical cash and check handling that would typically happen.
If you need assistance with your account, you can find helpful how-to videos and answers to commonly asked questions by visiting myschoolbucks.com. Or you can contact MySchoolBucks directly by logging into your account to start a chat conversation or give them a call at (855) 832-5226. For additional assistance or feedback, please email email@example.com.
Archbishop Riordan High School and Epicurean Group
Mr. Nate Simon
Dean of Academics
Mr. Jay'Sen Morris
Director of Athletics
Mr. Kyle Hildebrant
Director of Bands
Mr. Alex Datoc
Director of Campus Ministry
Mr. Brian Kelly
Director of Student Life
Mr. Greg Callaghan
Mr. Michael O'Brien
Ms. Stephanie Lundin
Director of RSP
Mr. Viggen Rassam