Friday River Launch

December 4th, 2020

Rio Norte Did It!

Thanksgiving is behind us. The lights are up on the house and many of us are looking for that perfect Christmas tree. Maybe we are looking for that perfect menorah. One thing is for sure, it is a busy season no matter what is going on in the world.

As educators, we have to remind ourselves that with only two more weeks left, it is ok if we do not get to the end of the pacing calendar. It is ok if we do not finish teaching all of the standards. We have to remember that our students are watching us. Their attitude will mimic our attitude. If our students see our stress, they will be stressed. Please take the next two weeks and give yourself permission to slow down. We are over that hump. When March 13th hit, we were stressed and did not know where we were going, but then it was summer vacation. Then August came. Again we were stressed and not as prepared as we wanted to be, but here we are in December. This year has been challenging, but guess what? We did it. You did it! The students did it. Rio Norte did it. Take a deep breath. You got this!


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Good Things!

Congratulations to Chris for announcing her retirement. She will be missed. Please consider contributing to a group gift. See the flyer above.

Thank you to Joanne Sparks for the great art lessons she presents to her students.

We always appreciate the great spirit our IA's show when we have a spirit day. Thanks for your spirit FA and LS classes.

Thank you to Susan Hubbell for preparing the teacher PPE bags.

Rio News

Please sign up below to complete and turn in the teacher classroom check-off list to prepare for blended learning starting next week. Rooms will be fully prepared by Monday.

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~December

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