RLA Back to School 2022-2023

Welcome Back Students and Families

Welcome Back RLA Families,

It is with great pleasure that we welcome our students back to the 2022-2023 school year! We are delighted to have our scholars return to school this August. The first day of classes for RLA students is Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022. Due to RLA's week off in February, students will start classes one day earlier than RUSD schools. Please mark your calendars.

Parents and students will be able to see their classroom and teacher assignments via the AERIES parent portal on Friday 7/29. Please note that parents will have to complete the AERIES verification of enrollment data prior to accessing student placements. Classroom and teacher placements will not be final until 8/3 and are subject to change. You can access the AERIES on-line portal to verify information and log-in with your information (see link below).

RLA welcomes Mrs. González-Ureño in TK, Mrs. Tena in Kindergarten, and Ms. Águila in middle school, co-teaching with Mrs. Hernández. We also welcome Mr. Padilla, he joins the RLA team as the Dean of Student Services. I also would like to formally welcome our new custodian, Mr. Paul Sosa; he has been leading the custodial team to have our classrooms and campus ready for the start-up. Welcome to the team!

One important change this year is that RLA has rezoned our loading and unloading areas. As a safety precaution, the loading and unloading zone on Estelle Street has been changed to a bus zone and therefore it is a red zone (no parking/loading-unloading). The main gate on Estelle will remain closed, students will have to enter the school through the Stanislaus side (after CASA del Rio). This will be the area for loading and unloading all students, the side of Estelle will be reserved for buses only and students will not be allowed to exit through that area during morning and afternoon dismissal and entry times. There are no changes to Kinder drop off and pick up, parents will continue doing drop off and pick up in the Kindergarten area (Stanislaus Street).

For new Kindergarten Families, we will have a Kinder Orientation on Monday, August 1st at 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. Parents will have an opportunity to review important information, meet their child's teacher, tour the classroom, play area, and student drop-off zones. This meeting will be held in person in a socially distanced setting, and it is recommended that all participants wear face coverings while on school grounds.

For the 2022-2023 school year, vision and goals continue to be aligned to our school's mission, ensuring Excellence for All. RLA Teachers and Staff believe in student success creating bilingual scholars through our continued partnership with parents and families. Together, as a village, we will educate our children as excellent scholars and citizens of our community.

We look forward to seeing you next week as we welcome superheroes to the 2022-2023 school year!


Dir. V. Rojas

RLA 2022-2023 CALENDAR

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Attached is the RLA calendar, please mark your calendars and set reminders for minimum days. Please note that the 8th grade promotion ceremony will be on 5/24.

August Dates & Information

School Hours and Changes

All Grades TK-8:

Regular Hours 8:10-2:20 p.m.

Suggested time to arrive in the morning is 7:45-8:00 AM. The tardy bell rings at 8:10 a.m.

Minimum Days-- 8:10a.m.-12:45 p.m.--dismissal was adjusted to 12:45 p.m.

School Gates will open at 7:45 a.m. --Free breakfast for all students.

All students must be picked up by dismissal time. If there is an emergency, please contact the school office at (209)869-8093.

Wednesday, Aug. 3--First Day of Classes

Back to School Night--August 10th, 5:00-6:00 --(Please refer to teacher information/home communication).

Minimum Days--August 10 & 31--All students dismissed at 12:45 p.m.

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TK & Kinder Families

Please join us for our Kindergarten Orientation parent meeting where you will have an opportunity to meet the TK & K team, review kinder procedures and essential information about our school. The meeting will be in-person with live Zoom access for parents that cannot make it.


We are following all cleaning and health/safety protocols according to the County Department of Public Health. RLA will continue to track and monitor students and staff that may be symptomatic. Students are not required to wear masks, however, masks are recommended.

All students attending any of our school programs stay within their age group and classrooms. Students will be grouped with the same group of students and teachers during recess and lunch.

Please communicate with our school LVN, Ms. Cecilia Luna for any COVID concerns and reporting of positive cases at (209)869-8093 or cluna@riverbank.k12.ca.us.


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Click on the link for the AERIES Parent Portal to verify enrollment forms for all students. AERIES accounts are set up by family, you must complete forms for each student. If you need support, please stop by RLA on 7/28 at 9:30-11:30 & 2:30-4:00.


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Transportation Information

Please fill out school bus transportation forms on-line and verify your child's bus stop. There will be no school bus transportation on the first day of classes for all students. For Kindergarten & TK students, there will be no transportation the first week. The school must verify bus stops, addresses, and also communicate with families on bus procedures. Kinder and TK transportation will begin on Monday 8/8 and a parent/adult must be present to pick up TK/K students at their bus stop.

Please note that students must have a bus pass on file for the school year and no students can ride the bus without having a bus pass. If you need assistance, please contact MO&T at (209)869-7390 or at MO&T (Corner of Santa Fe and 7th Street).

RUSD Transportation Link for Forms: https://riverbank-ca.schoolloop.com/transportation


Smile and Welcome Back! RLA will start classes one day earlier than RUSD schools. The last day of classes is May 26th, 2023. Parents will be able to walk their students to their classrooms on the first day of school. After the second week of school, all classroom volunteers and visitors must sign-in through RAPTOR and clear the volunteer application process.
Lunch Menu

Click on the link to see the lunch menu for August.

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