Friday River Launch

February 19 , 2021

For Deputy Pete Romo

Deputy Pete Romo was one of my favorite SROs. Pete was patient, when parents were angry, he was patient, when I asked dumb questions, he was patient, when teenagers made poor choices. He never panicked, took things personally, or overacted. He had a kind spirit.

Showing up to work every day, doing your best, being kind, being professional-these should be standard practices, but for whatever reason, it can be a struggle for many. To do one's job, and to do it well, and with kindness, that is no small feat! And yet Pete did it, every day.

I enjoyed working with Pete. I wish I would have told him that. We can't assume there will always be another time, a better time to share. We can't assume there will be a time that's slower with nothing urgent knocking on our door.

Today is a good day to affirm someone. Let's take the time to let someone know they are appreciated.

In Gratitude for the many ways you serve our students and each other,


Good Things!

Thank you, Thomas, for organizing our SPED cohorts and our high needs school day cohorts! We are serving our Rio students with the greatest needs!

Thank you Crystal for preparing our lists and labels for our Quarter 2 award ribbons!

Thank you Thomas for reminding us about the importance of taking care of our HEALTH, and to have grateful HEARTS!

Welcome Melissa, to Rio Norte! We are happy you are joining the River Hawk Team!

RIO News

Check out NORTE NEWS with our NEW class of Journalism students!!

The NEW Student Care Line Poster is posted below.

The UPDATED 2021 spring semester calendar is posted below.

PBIS Fridays:

Feb 19-ASB

Feb 26-Rio TV

March 5-Wellness


We only used 20 last week! SOAR bucks!

Teachers, your "17 Things" book is on your desk!

Teachers, SOTM names for February are due MONDAY!

Wednesday Schedule~February/March

Feb 24~ Team Meetings

March 3~Dept. Collaboration-17 Things #3,4,5, 6

March 10~Department Meeting

March 17-Faculty/PD Gerry Brooks (with Sierra Vista)

March 24-Team Meetings /Leadership

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