Friday River Launch

January 15, 2021

Happy New Year! and Happy MLK Day!

A WORD of OPTIMISM from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!

It's been a challenging couple of weeks, but I share Martin Luther King, Jr.'s mindset, that truth and love will have the final word!

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”

~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thank you for doing the most important work in the world! Teaching and caring for our young adults!

You are appreciated!


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Good Things!

Thank you for a successful first week of the spring 2021 semester!

Thank you, Gina, Lisa, and Christine for preparing our student spring schedules and for making all of the elective changes!

Welcome back, Alyssa and Kim! We hope your little ones are adjusting well to their new schedules!

Thank you Juan and Dan for cleaning out the planters in the office conference room!

Thank you, Bubba, for painting the office and Juan and Bubba for unloading all of our new air filtration systems!

RIO News

Thank you for using the electronic sign-in sheets this week. Please complete the forms daily so we have accurate records for payroll.

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

The 2021 spring semester calendar is posted below.

Teachers, we will have an after school meeting on Tuesday at 1:30pm to discuss MAP options and see if we can work out the details on a MAP schedule. Currently schedule 3 is the preferred schedule at 50% and schedule 7 is second with 20%.

Wednesday Schedule~January

January 20~1:15pm PD/Faculty/2:30pm-Leadership

January 27~1:15pm Team Meetings

February 3~1:15pm Department meetings

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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