Rio Vista Elementary

Ranger News - January 13, 2021

Afternoon Zoom small groups now every Tuesday & Thursday

Hopefully you already saw the message on Class Dojo that we have changed our Zoom small group schedule to be every Tuesday and Thursday to help keep a more consistent schedule for our Rangers. Instead of missing the first 5 days of the month for teacher planning, teachers will have Mondays and Friday afternoons to plan and students will always attend small groups on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This will create a consistent schedule that is easier for students/families to remember and hopefully help students have a touch point more often with their teacher across a month. Please contact your child's teacher on if you do not know when he or she is supposed to be back on Zoom in the afternoon for small group instruction.

Update on hybrid & in person reopening

On December 30th, the governor unveiled a new CA Safe Schools for All plan that supports the safe reopening of in-person instruction in schools. It focuses on students in the lower grades and suggests a phase in plan for bringing students back on campus. It also recognizes that the youngest kids, those with disabilities, those with limited access to technology at home, and those who have struggled more than most with distance learning need to be prioritized to get back to "in person" instruction.

Our Supt, Dr. Lyon outlined the details of the next steps for how PSUSD will be proceeding in her monthly post on our district website, which you can read by clicking here. If our school board approves and the county health conditions allow, we could potentially return to a hybrid form of in-person instruction on February 16th for our elementary schools. More details are being released from the Governor's office and will be shared with principals in meetings over the next few days.

I will keep you informed of major updates in our weekly news as more specifics become available. As always, for families that would like their children to continue in distance learning, that will continue to be an option. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Update as of 1/13/2021: The PSUSD Board decided at their board meeting last night that we will target March 2021 for the start of the in-person hybrid program.


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January Attendance Challenge Days

We are having another attendance challenge day on Friday, Jan 15. The school in PSUSD closest to 100% participation will receive a VIRTUAL TROPHY!!!


  • Remember - No school on Monday, January 18th in observation of MLK Jr. Day!
  • Progress reports will be sent home on Friday, January 15. Keep an eye out for your child's progress report

Site Council Meeting

Rio Vista is having a site council meeting on Tuesday, January 19 at 4:00pm. Site Council meetings are open to our school community and to the public. Please join the meeting if you are interested.

Link to join the meeting:

Meeting ID: 829 3107 3387

Phone in #: 1 669 900 9128

Click to view the Site Council agenda on our Site Council webpage (the agenda will be posted 72 hours before the meeting)