Friday River Launch

September 25, 2020

Goodbye Summer, Welcome Fall!

Every season change is a reminder that it's time to let go, and it's time to move on. It's healthy to embrace change. It's a part of life, and those who can't change, struggle.

On the fall equinox, the sun rises and sets exactly in the east and west.

At the same moment we are forced to embrace change, we have a constant reminder, that not everything must change. The sun rises and sets the same, every equinox, every year.

School starts in the fall, and it has for most of our lives. We say goodbye to old students, and welcome new ones. And at the same time, we teach students, we care for students, and we make a difference, again.

Happy Fall. Happy Fall Equinox. And Happy all things Pumpkin.


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Rio News

*Tier 2 intervention: Teachers, if you have reached out to a student's family 2-3 times and are not seeing any improvement, please complete the Counselor Google Form:

(Look in the right corner for the Teacher's Only tab)

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

*The Teacher Certification Form should be completed each Friday afternoon. It should go easier this week as we have worked out some kinks!

*NEW! TEACHERS will also need to complete the KEENAN TITLE IX training. An email will be sent soon from the district to complete this training. You will have October 7 department time to complete this training.

Wednesday Schedule~September/October

Sept. 30-Team Meeting

October 7-Department Collaboration (Title IX)/Leadership Mtg.

October 14-Department meeting

October 21-PD/Faculty Mtg.

Non-Discrimination Policy

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. All inquiries regarding discrimination, civil rights, and/or Title IX should be directed to the Director of Human Resources and Equity Services, William S. Hart Union High School District, 21380 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91350, or by phone (661) 259-0033, or by email:


Rio Norte Junior High School

28771 Rio Norte Dr.
Valenica, CA 91354

Audrey Asplund, Principal