The River Hawk

Rio Norte News - January 20, 2023

A Note From the Principal

I hope everyone is surviving the Southern California Cold! Our students did a GREAT job with our active lockdown drill and while we always learn something in these drills, we locked down very quickly and are really proud of our students and how seriously they took this drill.

We are also happy to report our repair is complete and the C building classes that were relocated on Friday, will be back to their regular classrooms on Monday. We thank our staff and students for the flexibility!

In this issue learn more about:

  • 8th Grade end of year trip
  • 7th Grade Medieval Times payment/permission slip deadline
  • PTSA E-Board Nominations
  • Career Pathways for 8th graders headed to high school
  • Easy to understand Drugs Fact Sheet from the DEA
  • Castaic High School Information Meeting and Flyers
  • Rio Robotics is still fundraising

Have a wonderful weekend!


Mrs. Bennett

Attention all parents and guardians! Are you interested in joining the PTSA E-board for the 2023-24 school year? If so, please take a moment to fill out our Google Form to indicate your interest and let us know how you would like to get involved. Your input is valuable to us as we plan for the upcoming school year. The form can be accessed via the PTSA Facebook page or by clicking the link 'PTSA Interest form'. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Rio Robotics Needs YOUR Help!

Please consider helping our Rio Robotics Team. For direct donations under $20, please send cash or check (payable to Rio Norte ASB) to our ASB Office, noting it's a donation for Rio Robotics. We'll ensure the donations go into their account. If you would like to do your shopping, including gift cards of $25 or more, to support Rio Robotics or intend to direct donate more than $20, please use the link below. We are truly grateful for the support of our families!


Brenda Bennett, Principal

Shonna August, 8th grade Assistant Principal

Thomas Flores, 7th grade Assistant Principal


Nondiscrimination Statement

The William S. Hart Union High School District prohibits unlawful discrimination against and/or harassment of any student, employee or job applicant on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, ancestry, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, political affiliation, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by state and federal nondiscrimination laws respectively at any District site and/or activity. The William S. Hart Union High School District also provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. All inquiries regarding discrimination, civil rights, 504 complaints, Title II, and/or Title IX should be directed to Mark Crawford, Director of Human Resources, William S. Hart Union High School District, 21380 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91350, or by phone (661) 259-0033, or by email:

El Distrito Escolar William S. Hart Union High prohíbe la discriminación ilegal y/o el acoso de cualquier estudiante, empleado o solicitante de empleo sobre las bases de la raza real o percibida, color, etnia, origen nacional, estado migratorio, ascendencia, religión, edad, estado civil, embarazo, estado parental, discapacidad física o mental, condición médica, estado militar o de veterano, afiliación política, sexo, género, identidad de género, expresión de género, información genética, orientación sexual, o cualquier otra base prohibida por las leyes estatales y federales de no discriminación, respectivamente, en cualquier sitio y/o actividad del Distrito. El Distrito Escolar William S. Hart Union High también proporciona igualdad de acceso a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados. Todas las preguntas relacionadas con la discriminación, los derechos civiles, las quejas 504, el Título II y/o el Título IX deben dirigirse a Mark Crawford, Director de Recursos Humanos, William S. Hart Union High School District, 21380 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91350, o por teléfono (661) 259-0033, o por correo electrónico: