"The Leopard Print"

Update From Rio Vista Elementary

Week of September 18, 2023

Please see the information below for upcoming activities and events at Rio Vista Elementary School. Helpful links are also provided to help support your students!
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Upcoming Events

9/20 Coffee With the Principals

9/21 PTA Board Meeting

Looking ahead

9/26 Science Camp Parent Meeting (5th grade; 6pm, MPR)

9/28 GOALS Parent Meeting (6:15pm, MPR)

NOW HIRING!! Special Education Aides

PYLUSD has a tremendous need for additional Special Education Aides, including at Rio Vista. Are you interested in making a difference in the life of a student? Go to EdJoin to apply today!
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School Accountability Report Card (SARC)

Attached is the Rio Vista SARC. It is the publicly available accounting of site demographic data, facilities information, and budget details.

(en Espanol)

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Valencia AVID Tailgate (10/27/23)

Valencia High School is inviting the community to their annual AVID Tailgate next month! We will be sending an RSVP next month, so be on the lookout for an official invitation so we can have an accurate estimate of attendance. They will be serving hot dogs and other treats, as well as providing free entry into the football game!
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Please Help Us With Attendance!

Remember that instruction begins at 7:50am. Supervision and free school breakfast are available starting at 7:25am, so we encourage you to plan your drop-off for between 7:30-7:40am each day.

*We are averaging 94.2% attendance so far for the start of the year, which is already an improvement over our attendance last year, THANK YOU!!!!

*We are averaging 46 tardies each day (almost 10% of the school..), let's work together to help students start on time

**We need your help with tardies! We begin instruction AT 7:50am, so please arrive early enough for students to get all of their instructional minutes

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New Student Enrollment

The new student enrollment date for the 2023-2024 school year will begin on February 14, 2023. Families may register their new student via the online portal here.

Parking Lot Reminders

Our number one priority is the safety of all Rio Vista students and families. Please use the crosswalk in the front parking lot, and only load or unload students in the valet line (do not drop off in the staff parking lanes).

Please do not walk in the wheelchair accessible area (marked by blue stripes) where we load students into the cars.

Also, please do not park along any red curb as that space needs to be available for emergency services in the case of an emergency. Please be courteous to our neighbors and do not park in front of anyone's driveway.

Make sure to remind your students to pay attention at the dismissal area. If we have to call them more than 3 times and they do not come to the loading zone, we will ask you to go back around in line and we'll try again.

Thank you for working together to keep everyone safe!

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Please Contribute to our PTA!

Please consider making a $15 contribution to join our PTA. We always welcome your participation and volunteering, but that is NOT required to be a member of our PTA. My commitment to our community is that 100% of our teachers will also be contributing PTA members!

Every dollar Rio Vista receives from PTA dues goes directly to students in the form of field trips, supplies and materials for hands-on learning, and structural upgrades in classrooms such as new flexible seating furniture in the library and computer areas.

Use the QR code below to join!

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Parent Education Opportunities

Cyberbullying and Digital Drama

Below are all the links to the OCDE resource handout and the asynchronous courses where you can learn for yourself about how to keep your children safe in the digital world.

Resource handout-English

Resource handout-Spanish

Asynchronous Plugged-In Parents: Cyberbullying and Digital Drama Parent Presentation-English

Asynchronous Plugged-In Parents: Cyberbullying and Digital Drama Parent Presentation-Spanish

Love and Logic Parent Education

Click THIS LINK to see information about "Love and Logic" courses that are available to ALL Rio Vista families. Learn how to support your students emotionally and academically during these difficult times.

Community Resources and Services

McKinney-Vento Resources

If you haven't already this year, please fill out and return the form below to our front office so we can continue to find ways to support you and your family. If you are unsure if you qualify, the document explains the criteria.



Child Care Support

For those who qualify, there may be resources available to help with child care and associated costs.

Orange County Head Start

ENGLISH (support)

ESPANOL (ayuda)

Pediatric Dental Care

Please see the attached flyer for any student or parent who needs help accessing low cost dental care. The Buena Park Dental Clinic serves all low income students who have Medi-cal.
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About Us

We hold high expectations for ALL students through rigorous and relevant educational experiences that challenge them to become responsible, ethical and engaged citizens.