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Principal's Message

Welcome to Rio Vista School, where we LEARN, LEAD, SERVE.
I am honored and privileged to serve as the principal at Rio Vista School and welcome you warmly to our community, You ROCK!
 
We are dedicated to developing LEADERS, who love to learn and serve their schools, family, and community. To accomplish this vision, our mission is to -
 
Provide a welcoming environment for parents and community members to become involved in the education of all Rio Vista students.
To develop LEADERS - no excuses, no exceptions.
To work collaboratively to achieve goals
To continuously assess our effectiveness in achieving goals on the basis of results – tangible evidence that our students are acquiring the knowledge, skills, and behaviors we know are essential to their future success
 
We are proud to be a Leader in Me School. Rio Vista School is committed to developing leaders throughout the school by using The 7 Habits of Happy Kids, making it a part of their daily lives. We recognize the potential all students have to be leaders within their homes, school and community.
Our staff consists of dedicated, hardworking individuals who genuinely care for the well-being of the entire student body, academically, physically and emotionally. We work collaboratively in their professional learning communities to refine their instructional practices, use data to drive their instruction, and utilize research-based strategies that make the subject matter both accessible and challenging to students.
The Rio Vista staff is committed to working closely with parents to help each student realize his or her academic potential. Parents can help their child be successful by reading with and modeling reading, monitoring the completion of homework, having daily conversations about school, communicating with their child’s teacher and making sure their child is in school every day. Your involvement and commitment throughout the year shows your child that every aspect of their education is important and special.
 
You are invited to join the Rio Vista School PTA! The PTA directly works on creating school programs to enhance the school experience for your students through activities such as carnivals, movie nights, family learning nights, and many more!
 
We welcome your thoughts and ideas to make Rio Vista School the most special place for learning. We look forward to working with you and your children as they explore their unlimited possibilities!
 
Joella Richenberger
Principal, Rio Vista School

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EMCSD Update: Mask Guidance

On Thursday, May 13, the CDC issued new guidance regarding mask wearing for vaccinated people, stating fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask. El Monte City School District must still follow state and county mask guidelines, which still require mask wearing at EMCSD campuses. Click headline for full update from the District.
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The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more. Enrollment is NOW OPEN, click headline to view more info.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health VACCINE TOWN HALL for PARENTS on Tuesday, May 18 at 6 p.m., the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will hold a Vaccine Town Hall for Parents to provide the latest update on COVID-19 vaccines, including information for children. You can watch on: YouTube, Facebook, and  Twitter

LACDPH Vaccine Town Hall for Parents

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will be hosting a Town Hall for Parents to discuss the FDA's approval of the Pfizer vaccine for 12-15 year olds starting May 13th. The town hall will be on Tuesday, May May 18 at 6:00pm. Please click headline for details on how to watch the Town Hall.
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Yoga with Durfee (May)

Here is the May schedule for Yoga with Durfee! Connect with your inner self with some calming stretching and balance routines with your friends and teachers! Login through Google meet and join the fun every Monday night at 7:00pm.
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COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Up sites available at Shirpser and Potrero

El Monte City School District is proud to announce that we are hosting two pop-up COVID-19 vaccination sites in May. Appointments and walk-ups are available at Shirpser School on Wednesday, May 5 and at Potrero School on Wednesday, May 12. Click headline for more information and to register for an appointment.