Beginning in the 2014-2015 school-year, the River Vale
School District underwent a significant transformation in terms of increasing student access to technology as a dynamic instructional tool. This included presentations at
Board of Education meetings and community forums, collaboration with our
partners from the River Vale Educational Fund and River Vale PTA to procure funding, and teachers
and administration working collaboratively to plan the important details of the
During this time the district also made the decision to purchase
the Learning Management System Canvas,
also used at Pascack Valley High School, which is an important tool that transforms the way students and teachers communicate and accomplish learning
In the 2015-2016 school-year all 8th graders were provided a district-owned laptop that they could take home, giving teachers the opportunity to continue transforming and
modernizing instructional practices, and students the opportunity to engage
more fully in critical thinking, collaboration, accessing information, and
creating new products. In the 2016-2017 school-year, all 6th and 7th graders have received laptops that stay at school for an in-school 1:1 initiative, all students in grades 3-5 received their own Chromebook for an in-class 1:1 initiative, and students in grades K-2 have been given increased access to Chromebooks and tablets.
To learn more about the district’s commitment to
Digital Citizenship or our current Three-year District Technology Plan, please
click on the links to the left!