Friday River Launch

November 20, 2020

A Thankful Heart, even in a pandemic

Thanksgiving is usually one of the busiest travel holidays of the year. "Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother's house, we go"...but probably not this year. Although our celebrations will be smaller, it's still a time to count our blessings and thank God for the good things we have in life: children, grandchildren, spouses, parents, siblings, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins, friends, co-workers, health, houses, food, faith, Netflix, and the list goes on.

Whatever your plans are, I hope you have an intimate and safe Thanksgiving with those you love.

I don't take the privilege of getting up each day and helping students grow into educated, socially emotionally secure adults lightly. I'm thankful for the opportunity to love children and help them along the way and partner with you on this journey.

Happy Thanksgiving,


Good Things!

Congratulations to Amanda and our Theatre students who won 3 DTASC AWARDS!!

Small-group Public Domain- 3rd Place for the scene from The Importance of Being Earnest

Large Group Comedy- 2nd Place for High School (non) Musical

Large Group Drama-2nd Place for The Triangle Factory Fire Project

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Optional PD this week on Monday and Tuesday!! We heard some valuable discussions on what will work best when we start Blended Learning!

Thank you to Chris, who went and picked up our pumpkin pie for Thursday!

Thank you to Nita, Kathy, Julie and Bri who have been passing out HUNDREDS of ribbons and SOTM awards!

Thank you to Mitzi and everyone who jumped in to share Go Formative tips this week!

Thank you to Lizzy, Kacey and Heather who are working with our struggling students from 3-4:30 pm every day!

Rio News

Teachers will complete the teacher check off list to prepare for blended learning on Dec 7-11 or Dec 14-15. A sign up sheet will be created soon.

Check out NORTE NEWS!! We are proud of our Journalism students!

*Tier 2 intervention: Teachers, if you have reached out to a student's family 2-3 times and are not seeing any improvement, please complete the Counselor Google Form:

(Look in the right corner for the Teacher's Only tab)

Wednesday Schedule~November /Dec

December 2~Team meetings/Leadership Mtg.

December 9~PD/Faculty

December 16~Dept. Mtg.

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