Covid-19 Preparedness - RiverDale International School Pune

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RiverDale School’s Covid-19 preparedness has been impeccable, and we have an entire year’s track record to show for it!

Every measure has been taken at RiverDale to ensure adequate Covid-19 related preparation as students look forward to begin the new academic year soon.

Teachers and other staff have been residing on the school campus since March 2020 for conducting online classes. Incidentally, ours was the first school in the region to start online classes soon after the onset of the pandemic. A year later, the school campus has remained completely covid-free.

Students of grades 10 and 12 joined school for a month in February 2021 for much needed revision in preparation for their Board Examinations. The strict vigilance and careful adherence to Covid-19 prevention norms by the staff ensured that the students were fully protected during their physical presence at the school. This, at a time when some other residential schools in the area reported Covid cases on campus, were declared containment zones, and had to be sealed.

RiverDale School offers its staff and students a naturally safe and healthy environment by virtue of its location in the lap of nature, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Entry to the campus is restricted to the bare minimum thus creating a controlled environment in which the health and wellbeing of all students is ensured. All facilities, including laundry and bakery, required for students’ welfare are available in-house.

After being home bound for nearly a year, it is time for parents to send their children back to school, confident that RiverDale will offer them the best Covid-19 preparation which few other schools can match.

“Productivity and efficiency can be achieved only step by step with sustained hard
work, relentless attention to details and insistence on the highest standards of
quality and performance.” JRD Tata

Young minds are capable of infinite possibilities which when nurtured and
channelized in the correct path leads to excellence of the individual and to the

My team and I focus on creating a perfect blend of academics and personal
experiences between students and nature, fostering sensitivity to the environment.
We believe every individual has latent talents which need to be discovered and
nurtured. Our challenge is not only to develop this, but also prepare them as
socially empathetic, responsible and compassionate adults.

Our founder has continued to serve as a guiding light and helped us to focus on
self-esteem, acquiring life skills and sustainable development. This forms the
nucleus of educational system at RIS.

Parents have been our pillars of support and strength. They have constantly stood
with us and motivated us to strive for excellence at all times.

The students, the focal center of all activities at RiverDale, and the very reason for
its existence, have also played their unique role by aligning themselves with the school’s vision and objectives through appropriate conduct and application. A
profound sense of responsibility and ownership towards their own learning, an
enhanced ability to resist peer pressure and take morally sound decisions, and a
predisposition towards cooperation and mutual support in the fields of academics,
extra-curricular activities and sports are only a few attributes that characterize our
students at RiverDale.

The way students respond to the tireless and caring efforts of their teachers and
other staff fills us with the confidence that at RiverDale we are moving in the right
direction. It gives us the motivation to redouble our efforts to serve the best
interests of our students. It also fills us with a sense of pride that RiverDale, in its
own small way, continues to enrich society by providing a steady stream of
morally, intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically strong citizens. It is
with such tall standards to fall back on that we look to the future and discharge our
duties and responsibilities in the present.