Friday River Launch

September 11, 2020

September 11

Tomorrow marks the 19th anniversary of 9/11/01. There will be many virtual 9/11 commemorative ceremonies and news stories tomorrow. The 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York will live stream a commemoration ceremony at 8:40am EST tomorrow.

The museum has many videos and first person accounts of the day and its aftermath.

As with all painful events in life, out of deep pain and loss can come peace and comfort, out of ashes can come beauty.

In the middle of a divisive political season and isolation due to COVID, the heroism and compassion shown on and after 9/11 are powerful reminders that we have more that unites us, than divides us: family, faith, friends, integrity, sacrifice, and kindness, to name a few.

"I think it's important for us to realize that, as terrible as that day was, it brought America together and it reminded us that we're all one people." ~ Barack Obama~Scholastic News


If you missed the news story below from last spring, it's lovely. And if you didn't miss it, it's worth another look.

Thank you,


Full-length version of Portland State's national anthem duet
Big picture

Rio News

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* School photos will be after school on October 8-9 with social distancing and COVID free symptom checks

*The new Teacher Certification Form will not be ready for teachers to use until NEXT week, possibly on MONDAY.

Wednesday Schedule~September/October

Sept. 16-Faculty and PD meeting

Sept. 23-Department Collaboration

Sept. 30-Team Meeting

October 7-Department Collaboration/Leadership

October 14-Department meeting/PD team

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28771 Rio Norte Dr.
Valenica, CA 91354

Audrey Asplund, Principal