Rio Vista Elementary

Ranger News - December 2, 2020

Message from PSUSD on tentative plan for students to return to school campuses

Our Supt., Dr. Lyon, updated the PSUSD families yesterday regarding the updated plan for students to return to campus. In case you missed it, here is some important information from that communication and a link to view the entire post:

  • We had planned to start hybrid in-person instruction with approximately 50% of our students on campus each day as early as January.
  • We now know that this will not be possible due to the metrics around COVID-19 positively rate, the number of cases, and hospitalization rates still being on the rise in our county.
  • The earliest we would be able to move forward with our hybrid instruction plan would be during the month of February. Even that is tentative at this point based on whether we are able to move into a safer tier after the holidays. Riverside county is currently still in the purple, most restrictive tier.
  • Please know that getting our students and staff back in their classrooms as soon as possible is something we all want and are eager to have happen. At the same time, the health and safety of our students and staff has been and always will be our number one priority and remains in the forefront of every decision that is made, both by staff and by our Board of Education

Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or concerns. Please keep our Rangers and your families safe during this challenging time. We will get through this together! Go Rangers!


Mr. T, Principal

Cell/text: 760-537-0889

To read the entire post, please click here:

Join us for some family fun, hot chocolate, & gingerbread house making!

The Rio Vista PTA is partnering with the PSUSD Family Engagement Center & Council PTA to host a gingerbread house making hot chocolate zoom night on Friday, December 11 at 6:30pm.

Please register to participate by clicking here by Friday, Dec. 4th:

PTA's Holiday Shop Penguin Patch is virtual this year!

Every December, our Rangers get to shop at the Rio Vista PTA's Penguin Patch here at school. Obviously, we cannot host an in person Penguin Patch during this time. So, our awesome PTA has made this available for our Rangers virtually so they still get to have this fun experience! You can check it out with your Ranger here:

Make sure to type in Rio Vista Elementary in Cathedral City before you start your shop!

Winter vacation is quickly approaching!

We hope all of our Rangers and families have a wonderful winter vacation. Rio Vista will be on Winter Vacation from Dec. 19-Jan 10. School will resume on Jan. 11th at 8:45am. Please stay safe and healthy for the holidays!