Rio School District News & Updates

Eat healthy while school is out! Summer Meals Kicks Off on June 27, 2022 at Rio School District in Oxnard. The Rio School District will provide free meals to anyone age 18 or younger from June 27th through August 12th, 2022 from 11:00 until 12:00 meals will be served daily for students attending school in person. Rio Lindo and Rio Del Mar Meals have to be consumed on site. Please note all sites will be closed on July 4th. Any questions or concerns please call the Child Nutrition Department at (805)485-3111 extension 2111 or 2112.

Rio School Board News & Updates

Notice of Appointment to fill a Vacancy on the Governing Board of the Rio School District

The District has initiated the process of establishing trustee areas and changing the method of electing members of the Board. After the most recent public hearing the District’s demographer created draft maps which can be viewed here. Potential Trustee Area Maps

Fall 2021-22 Year

We’re growing, expanding and using new methods!  Find out more about what is coming for the 2021-22 school year.

Virtual Independent Study Program

Find out more about the District’s Virtual Independent Study Program.

COVID-19 Safety

Update Ventura County COVID-19 Guidelines and Procedures.


Find relevant information related to all our school campuses and District buildings and grounds.




Faculty & Staff


Indoor Teaching Spaces


Acres of Outdoor Spaces

S.T.E.A.M. Learning

S.T.E.A.M. learning focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics.  The Rio School District has been engaged in S.T.E.A.M. learning for the last 10 years, including building a new school specifically focused on STEAM learning models and implementation.

Science learning in the past has often been de-contextualized and relegated to text book work. We think Science learning needs to include doing science, learning the history of science, developing an Inquiry Lens for life, and learning to use scientific perspectives for life-long problem solving.

Superintendent Message

Greetings Rio School District Families and Community Members,

This summer we have multiple programs to provide students of every age opportunities to connect, learn, and grow. We hope that everyone is enjoying their summer in a safe and joyful way. Plans are in progress to open the 2021/22 school year in accordance with state and county safety guidelines as we focus on learning excellence.

Covid19 has challenged everyone in our community and continues to remind us of our duty to protect. This summer and for the coming school year we will maintain our vigilance for safety while we double our efforts to support learning excellence for every child enrolled in our District. In the last decade, Rio has made great strides to provide world class learning opportunities so that children can develop academic literacy while growing and maximizing their potential in every aspect of childhood.

We look forward to working with each child and family to move beyond resiliency and regain a thriving orientation that serves children and family and that ultimately serves the community. The community that comes together to serve children and collaborate at any time, but especially in tough times, is a community that thrives.

John Puglisi, Ph.D.
Superintendent, Rio School District
“Educating Learners to Thrive”

Parent Resources

ParentSquare App

The ParentSquare app and website offers a streamlined way for you to; get alerts, contact teachers and principals,sign up for opportunities, complete forms, RSVP for events, make payments, and more.

Parent Connection

ParentConnect is the district’s web-based access to our student information system. With this web-based portal, parents can check their students’ attendance, health and discipline records, standardized testing results, classroom assignments, cafeteria information, and more.

Special Projects & Events

Rio School District provides several special projects and events that help mold the young minds. These projects cover a variety of subjects and usually include hands-on real life learning opportunities.

Stakeholder Engagement

Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

Each district’s LCAP must be built around eight priority areas identified by the California Department of Education:
•  Access to core services
•  Implementation of Common Core State Standards
•  Access to a broad course of study
•  Student achievement
•  Other student outcomes
•  Student engagement
•  Parent involvement
•  School climate

Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO)

Expanded Learning Opportunities allow for the primary acquisition of knowledge and skills through instruction or study outside of the traditional classroom including, but not limited to: Independent study, Private instruction, Performing groups, Internships, Community service, Apprenticeships, and Online courses.

ELOs are an integral part of young people’s education, engaging them in year-round learning opportunities that prepare them for college, career, and life.

English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

The ELAC is responsible for the following tasks:
•  Advising the principal and staff in the development of a site plan for English learners and assisting in the development of the school-wide needs assessment.
•  Each ELAC shall have the opportunity to elect at least one member to the District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC).
• The parents or guardians of English learners elect the parent members of ELAC and receive the opportunity to vote in the election.

Creative Arts

This section of the webpages connect viewers with District arts programs and opportunities.


This section of the District web pages connects viewers to information related to 21st century learning technologies used by learners, staff, and community. Rio Robotics is a course in Robotics, which utilizes Lego Mindstorms EV3 kits.

Engaged Learning

This section of the District webpages connects viewers to examples of “active” learning. The Rio School District emphasizes hands-on and minds-on inquiry based learning that connects, engages, and develops literacies for every learner.

District News & Events

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