Entries by jpuglisi

To the 8th Graders…… and Graduates

To the 8th graders.. Going to high school The High schoolers graduating The college graduates…. Of 2020 As I’ve been observing these last few months I’ve noticed that many people have been focused on the loss of the end of the year celebrations.. Milestones. Rituals. Ceremonies… I can feel the loss of much more than […]

From Compulsory to…..

From Compulsory to….. eh… From Extrinsic to Intrinsic Motivation Engagement and Love and Drive to learn These days teachers are experiencing a great differential in every classroom and learning context. Differentials between students and their engagement and completion of assignments. Differentials between student behavior before coronatimes and during these stay at home times. Even when […]

Sometimes they call me Teacher.

Sometimes they call me Teacher. My wife has been teaching for almost four decades. This year, for a variety of reasons, she decided to retire. She began as an art teacher/artist in West Virginia and then came to California. Together, we raised our family as educators in California’s public school systems. In recent years, and […]

Principal profile- Robert Guynn

Robert Guynn Principal Rio Del Mar Elementary School 2 Year as Rio Del Mar Principal 8 Years as Principal This is Mr. Guynn’s 2nd year serving Rio Del Mar Elementary School students as principal. Before working in Rio he served as a principal and district administrator for Adelanto School District and prior to that as […]


The Next Nine Weeks : April 20 – June 18 Completing the 2019-20 School Year in CoronaTimes The next nine weeks through April and the last day of the school year on June 18, will mark twelve weeks of conducting school with campuses closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. As we emerge from Spring Break […]

Nicole (Niki) / JP Collaborative MIT- Rio Blog # 3

It was great to hear from a local student today who has made her way to MIT – The Massachusetts Institute of Technology – a world class university and seat of science on the planet. From Oxnard to Boston, this blog connects a superintendent of the Rio School District to a freshman (1st year woman […]

Spring Break Week One Post

This week marks the first week of Spring Break for the Rio School District in the 2019-2020 school year. It also marks the fourth week of campus closures due to the coronavirus event. Somehow it doesn’t much feel like Spring Break this year. It’s normal for the administrative team to keep working and planning during […]