Friday River Launch

April 16, 2021~~ Rio Norte JHS

A Magic 8 ball? 🎱

It would be nice to have a MAGIC 8 ball right about now! Fear of the unknown is very unsettling. Because of COVID-19, we do not know exactly how this year will end, or how next year will begin. Many teachers may be changing school sites or roles in the next few months.

Gerry Brooks reminded us, there is no magic 8 ball to help us find EASY answers. We have to take things ONE DAY AT A TIME, and keep the puzzle piece of PEACE in our hearts as we wait for clarity and direction!♥

With patience, peace and perseverance we can walk into the unknown, ready to face whatever challenges come our way. Thank you River Hawks, for supporting each other on this journey.

With Gratitude for all you do,

Audrey ♥

Gerry Brooks:

Magic 8 Ball

Good Things! 🎉

Thank you, Crystal, Melissa and Kathy for organizing all of our SOTM and Academic Award ribbons for March and Quarter 3!

We are excited to have Tim Pennell join Rio as our new lead campus supervisor! Tim was at VHS and Saugus prior to coming to Rio. He is a baseball coach at VHS and is now a River Hawk as well!

The school board congratulated Rio Norte JHS for our CA Distinguished School Award on Wednesday evening! Congratulations to the teachers and staff at Rio Norte for their hard work, dedication, professionalism and care! This is a team award!

Thank you to our campus supervisors, counselors, teachers and office staff who have all pitched in the past two weeks to get students on campus with Crisisgo and to class!



Check out NORTE NEWS!

Teachers! There is no need to create any Open House videos.

On Thursday, May 6, our fabulous PTSA is planning an all staff grab and go lunch for staff appreciation week!

Students will pick up Quarter 3 ribbons for Academic Awards next week!

Wednesday Schedule~April/May

April 21-PD/Faculty Meeting-EL support and 17 Things-Ch 16-17

April 28-Team Meetings and English/Math iReady training

May 5-Book Study notes and Discussion "17 Things" Final 4 Chapters

May 6-PTSA Staff Appreciation lunch in the MPR-grab and go

Rio Norte Mission Statement

The Rio Norte Junior High School community is dedicated to providing a safe, flexible, positive, and nurturing learning environment, in which all its members have the opportunity to experience a sense of belonging and personal growth, and all students have the opportunity to develop academic excellence.

Hart District 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