District Technology Overview

RES technology

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 initiative. 

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 goals. 

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 received laptops 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 were given increased access to Chromebooks and tablets.  In the 2017-2018 school-year, the district was proud to achieve full 1:1 status, with all middle school students receiving Chromebooks for a take-home 1:1 initiative, all students in grades 3-5 maintaining their current 1:1 initiative, and all students in grades K-2 having their own tablet to be kept in school.

To learn more about the district’s commitment to Digital Citizenship, please click on the link to the left!


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