Rio Vista Back-to-School Info!

BTSN is Aug 9 & school starts Aug 10!

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How do I know who my child's teacher is this year?

Check the ParentVue app on Monday, 8/8 at 12pm for your child's teacher name. Click on "Class Schedule" and then "Trimester 1."


Back to School Night is Tuesday, 8/9

We are hosting BTSN before school begins to make the transition to school easier for our students and families. Join us the evening before school starts to see your child's classroom, hear from the teacher, and check out our campus. Students are encouraged to attend with their family! Every student will receive a new backpack at BTSN! Check the ParentVue app on Monday at 12pm for your child's teacher name. Then click the map to find your child's classroom for BTSN!

Grades TK-2 (& SDC Classes Martinez & Hernandez)

  • Session 1: 5:00pm-5:25pm
  • Session 2: 5:30pm-5:55pm

Grades 3-5 (& SDC Classes Rojo, Castro, Hadjuk, McQuown)

  • Session 1: 5:30pm-5:55pm
  • Session 2: 6:00pm-6:30pm

Palm Springs Unified School District follows all state and county public health guidelines which currently recommend wearing face coverings on all school campuses (while indoors), frequent hand washing, and social distancing as much as feasible. To maintain the health and safety of all, please adhere to these guidelines, and refrain from attending any school events if you or your family members are exhibiting any illness symptoms or feeling unwell.

Important info for first day of school on 8/10!

The first day of school is Wednesday, Aug 10 from 7:45am-12:10pm for all students. Gates open at 7:20am daily. Check your ParentVue account before the first day so you know your child's teacher. Click on "Class Schedule" and then "Trimester 1."

On the first day of school...

  • TK-K parents can wait with students on the Kindergarten playground until the first bell rings and the teacher picks up the students.
  • Grade 1-3 parents will drop students off at the front gate. Students can play on the playground and then staff will help each of them find their class when the bell rings.
  • Grade 4-5 parents will drop students off at the back gate. Students can play on the playground and then staff will help each of them find their class when the bell rings. 4th-5th grade students with siblings can enter the front gate with their younger sibling.
  • SDC students will meet their teacher at the bus port area.

Pick up on the first day of school will follow the drop off and pick up map.

Drop off & Pick up map

  • Grades TK - 3 will pick up and drop off in the front
  • Grades 4 - 5 will pick up and drop off in the back (4th/5th graders with siblings can be dropped off or picked up with Gr. TK-3 sibling in the front).
  • SDC classes meet at the bus port

Click here for locations/details:

School supplies & school spirit shirts

  • All supplies are being provided to students thanks to the Rio Vista PTA and PSUSD! There are no supply lists. Backpacks are being provided to each student thanks to a generous donation from the Roost Lounge.
  • Students should bring a reusable water bottle to school each day. Drinking fountains are also available for students throughout the day.
  • We are encouraging students to wear school spirit wear instead of school uniforms. Uniforms are not required. PTA will be coordinating selling lower cost school shirts for students soon!
  • Teachers can use donations of Kleenex.

Class Dojo

We are a school-wide Class Dojo school. Click to join your child's classroom on Class Dojo to stay connected with school news and your child's teacher! If you already have a Class Dojo account, your child's new teacher will add you to the class soon! If you don't have an account or are new to the school, please join Rio Vista's Class Dojo Directory.

Bell Schedule

School will run...

  • Mon/Tue & Thur/Fri 7:45-2:35
  • Wednesday 7:45-12:10
Please check our bell schedule out on our school website:

School Calendar

Our school calendar on our website has been updated to include all school days/non-school days for the entire 22-23 school year. Check it out here: The PSUSD District Yearly Calendar can be found by clicking here.

Think Together (After School Program)

Think Together offers Rio Vista's after-school program every school day from when school is dismissed until 6pm. For more information/to apply, please click here.

Lunch & Breakfast

  • Breakfast will be served daily before school (7:20am-7:40am).
  • Students may bring a snack or lunch with them to school.
  • Breakfast/lunch will be provided to all students at no cost.
  • School menus are published on the school website. Click here to view the menu.

Online registration (OLR-annual verification) for School & Teacher Assignments

Teacher assignments will be posted on ParentVue on Monday, August 8th around 12pm for students who have completed online registration. Class lists will not be posted this year. Please check your ParentVue app/account for your chlid's teacher. If you have not registered or created a ParentVue account, please complete it now by going here:

If you have successfully completed registration, your Parent Vue account should show "waiting" by each of your student's names. Students that have just enrolled or TK/K students, do not need to complete online registration, but will need a ParentVue account to see your child's assigned teacher.

Parent/Student Handbook is located here!

Click to read the parent/student handbook on our school website: