April 19, 2021~~ Rio Norte JHS

Parent and Student Information

Good Morning River Hawks!

This Friday marks the end of the 4th Quarter progress reporting period. We are proud that our students have successfully navigated a challenging and unusual school year!

Consider attending our RN PTSA Juice it Up! fundraiser tomorrow! Our PTSA has purchased all of our ribbons for Academic Awards this year and we appreciate the many ways they support our students and staff!

Our school counselor, Lisa Steinman, has decided to move to Texas, so we have a new counselor alpha breakdown for our students. Gina Burns (A-K) and Christine Racina (L-Z) are happy to assist you with student support.

We have a new School Resource Officer. Deputy Gonzalez spends most of her time at Valencia High School, but she visits Rio Norte about once a week. Please don't be alarmed if you see her car out front. We are grateful for the support she provides our schools.

Most of our 8th-grade students have completed an online one-on-one registration appointment with their high school counselor to select their classes for next year. Our current 7th-grade students have not yet started an elective preference survey for next year. It will be available in May.

We appreciate our Rio Norte families and we are grateful for your continued support!

Thank you,

Audrey Asplund


Rio Norte JHS


Students should show their STUDENT ID CARDS to enter campus. Phones with the QR code can be used as a back up. Thank you!

Dress Code Reminder: Tank top straps must have a width of 2inches/three fingers, shorts must go to thumb/mid-thigh, midriffs should not show, ripped jeans at the knees are ok, but not up high. No flips flops, slippers or pajama bottoms, please. Thank you!

Check out NORTE NEWS! Our student newspaper!

We were planning on starting a no cell phone policy before COVID-19, but that has been put on hold at this time.

Calendar 📅

April 22-Virtual PTSA meeting

April 23-Quarter 4 progress report

May 31-No school-Memorial Day

June 3-Last Day of School

Rio Norte Mission Statement 🎯

The Rio Norte Junior High School community is dedicated to providing a safe, flexible, positive, and nurturing learning environment, in which all its members have the opportunity to experience a sense of belonging and personal growth, and all students have the opportunity to develop academic excellence.

Hart District 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