"The Leopard Print"

Update From Rio Vista Elementary

Week of May 22nd, 2023

Please see the information below for upcoming activities and events at Rio Vista Elementary School. Helpful links are also provided to help support your students!
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Upcoming Events

5/22-5/26 Classified Employee Appreciation Week

5/22-5/26 CAASPP Testing Rewards Week (3rd-5th)

5/22 Community Honoree Ceremony (5:30pm, PAC)

5/22 DELAC (5pm, District Board Room)

5/25 SSC #4 (2:45pm, Room 502)

5/26 Mobile Dairy Clinic

Looking ahead

5/29 Memorial Day Holiday (no school)

5/30-6/2 T3 Awards Assemblies

5/31 EOY Spring Concerts (10am-11:30am)

5/31 Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon (11:30-12:00; one lunch schedule)

5/31 Early Release (PLC)

6/1 Next year assignment notification

6/2 Riley's Farm (5th Grade)

6/2 T3 Writing Performance Task due


Our 4th and 5th grade students will be performing their end-of-year Spring Concerts in the MPR at Rio Vista coming soon. See below for information about times and dates.
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ELAC and Coffee With the Principal

We will be holding our final ELAC and Coffee With the Principal meeting coming soon. We hope you'll join us, and refreshments will be provided by our amazing PTA!
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PTA Membership Increase

Thank you for contributing your $15 donation to our PTA. We had a significant increase over last year! The money has gone to support field trips and activities for students in every grade! It's not too late to donate if you haven't already (scroll down to access the membership link). We only ask for one donation per family, NOT per student. Thanks so much for your support!
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Summer Camp

There will be a summer camp hosted at Rio Vista this year. It is no cost to families and is open to all students. There is limited space, so first come, first served.

Here is the link to register.

  • The program time will be 8:30 to 5:30.

  • The camp will begin on 6/26 and will run Monday - Friday for 5 weeks. The last day is July 28. July 3rd and 4th are holidays and the camp will be closed these two days.

Please Help Us With Attendance!

Remember that instruction begins at 7:50am. Supervision and free school breakfast are available starting at 7:25am, so we encourage you to plan your drop-off for between 7:30-7:40am each day.

Last week:

Average attendance rate - 91.5% (Statewide Goal is 98%) - That's down just a bit, but we had our first Friday over 90% in months! Also, midweek was very strong even though most testing is finished. Thank you for continuing to make the sacrifice and effort to get your student to us every day so we can do what we do best...give them a high-level education that will make a difference for their entire lives!

Average daily tardies - 59 (Goal is less than 35) - This is up a bit from last week as well, but still better than most of the year. Our goal is to maximize student learning every day, and starting on time makes a big difference.

REMEMBER: all students can have breakfast on campus starting at 7:25am at NO COST to your family!

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New Student Enrollment

The new student enrollment date for the 2023-2024 school year will begin on February 14, 2023. Families may register their new student via the online portal here.

Preschool Openings Available!

Rio Vista families, our Free State Preschool Program is now enrolling children 3- 4 years of age by or before December 1st. Families will be pre-screened to determine eligibility based on income. Our preschool classrooms have achieved the highest quality Star Rating from the Orange County Department of Education. For more information, please call 714-986-7247.

ESPAÑOL: Familias de Río Vista , nuestro programa preescolar estatal gratuito ya está inscribiendo a niños que cumplan 3 a 4 años el 1ro de Diciembre o antes. Las familias serán evaluadas previamente para determinar la elegibilidad según los ingresos. Todas nuestras aulas de preescolar han obtenido la calificación de estrellas de más alta calidad del Departamento de Educación del Condado de Orange. Para obtener más información, llame al 714-986-7247.

Parking Lot Reminders

Our number one priority is the safety of all Rio Vista students and families. Please use the crosswalk in the front parking lot, and only load or unload students in the valet line (do not drop off in the staff parking lanes).

Please do not walk in the wheelchair accessible area (marked by blue stripes) where we load students into the cars.

Also, please do not park along any red curb as that space needs to be available for emergency services in the case of an emergency. Please be courteous to our neighbors and do not park in front of anyone's driveway.

Make sure to remind your students to pay attention at the dismissal area. If we have to call them more than 3 times and they do not come to the loading zone, we will ask you to go back around in line and we'll try again.

Thank you for working together to keep everyone safe!

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Please Contribute to our PTA!

Please consider making a $15 contribution to join our PTA. We always welcome your participation and volunteering, but that is NOT required to be a member of our PTA. My commitment to our community is that 100% of our teachers will also be contributing PTA members!

Every dollar Rio Vista receives from PTA dues goes directly to students in the form of field trips, supplies and materials for hands-on learning, and structural upgrades in classrooms such as new flexible seating furniture in the library and computer areas.

Use the QR code below to join!

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District English Learner Advisory Council (DELAC) Dates

One representative from our ELAC will attend the District support meetings this year. All of those dates are included HERE.

**All parents of English Learners are invited to all DELAC meetings!!**

Parent Education Opportunities

Cyberbullying and Digital Drama

Below are all the links to the OCDE resource handout and the asynchronous courses where you can learn for yourself about how to keep your children safe in the digital world.

Resource handout-English

Resource handout-Spanish

Asynchronous Plugged-In Parents: Cyberbullying and Digital Drama Parent Presentation-English

Asynchronous Plugged-In Parents: Cyberbullying and Digital Drama Parent Presentation-Spanish

Love and Logic Parent Education

Click THIS LINK to see information about "Love and Logic" courses that are available to ALL Rio Vista families. Learn how to support your students emotionally and academically during these difficult times.

Community Resources and Services

State College Savings Accounts for Low-Income Students: Eligible Public School Students Can Receive up to $1,500

Click HERE for additional information about how you can receive money towards a college savings account for your student!

For more information about the program, eligible CalKIDS participants and their parents

can visit the CalKIDS website at https://calkids.org/ or contact a representative at


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McKinney-Vento Resources

If you haven't already this year, please fill out and return the form below to our front office so we can continue to find ways to support you and your family. If you are unsure if you qualify, the document explains the criteria.



Child Care Support

For those who qualify, there may be resources available to help with child care and associated costs.

Orange County Head Start

ENGLISH (support)

ESPANOL (ayuda)

Pediatric Dental Care

Please see the attached flyer for any student or parent who needs help accessing low cost dental care. The Buena Park Dental Clinic serves all low income students who have Medi-cal.

Care Solace

CARE SOLACE is a great resource for finding a practicing mental health professional in your location. PYLUSD families can take advantage of this service. Care Solace helps individuals who are insured or uninsured.


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