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Everything’s messed up.
Covid19 found its way into our American lives and consciousness early in the year 2020. Soon after it made its way into our American public schools. It came with disastrous effects for some educators and school related staff. Moreover, it came with nationwide disconnection and adverse impact on children’s development…
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Will Schools Ever Be The Same?
Will schools ever be the same? The coronavirus has altered many human institutions. It has altered human life. For centuries, people have gone to schools to learn and to gain knowledge, skills, and access to opportunities. The pandemic has exposed the weakness of our current day schools and also revealed…
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The 2020/21 school year in the Rio School District
This year is unlike any school year in recent history. While the Rio School District was already established during the 1918 flu pandemic, and an historical analysis of what it was like is surely a worthy endeavor, this coming school year which begins online on August 31, 2020 at 9:00…
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Were Schools Ready for a Pandemic ?
Were Schools Ready for a Pandemic ? No.  Was anyone ready for this pandemic? No. Are schools getting ready to serve children in the pandemic? Yes. Our American public schools have to be ready for just about any eventuality and sadly in recent history, even for school shootings. For years,…
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What’s it take to be a great School Principal?
The list of answers to this question is likely very long. Books are written about the role. Many points of view will answer the question differently. Teachers, parents, students, community members all will have their opinion. Principals, themselves, are worthy of a good listening after being asked this question. I…
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IMAGE A NATION
IMAGINATION IMAGE  I  NATION IMAGE A NATION Since I can remember, which is probably as a four year old, I have always looked with an artist’s eye. I have always seen with my outer and inner eyes. I am fortunate in this way. This way of being likely emerges from…
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What is America?
In this Spring/Summer of the year 2020, we can ask ourselves as educators and community members many questions. One comes to my mind most recently, What is America?  In the last few weeks I have been working with students and teachers online and doing math/art activities and lessons with colleagues.…
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What are we to do?
When I was seven years old I often took rides with my father as he worked as a sales associate for Whitman’s Chocolates. He would go to different stores, we called them drug stores back then, and would talk to the store managers and would look at the candy on…
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Imagine a Time…….
Imagination is what humans have and do naturally. We make pictures and sometimes video clips in our heads. In these coronavirus times, our school organizations are tasked with imagining and then planning for re-opening and redesigning the ways children attend and learn in schools. Our challenges are many and they…
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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…
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NEXT NINE WEEKS
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…
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Principal Profile – Ralph Cordova, Ph.D.
Ralph Cordova, Ph.D. Principal Rio Del Sol Elementary School 2nd Year as Del Sol Principal 28 Years as Teacher   This is Dr. Cordova’s second year serving Rio students as principal of Rio Del Sol Elementary School. Before working in Rio he served K-University students and teachers at the University…
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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…
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They Call it Multi-Tasking
They Call it Multi-Tasking   In the modern times we live in, so infused with demands on our attention and action, we often seem to be juggling many tasks simultaneously. Research on the brain still suggests that we may do many things with our mind and body, but we do…
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Niki / JP Collaborative MIT- Rio Blog
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…
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Math Power… What’s it all about…
Math power rules our money and in many ways money rules the human world and has deep impact on the physical world as well. Math power rules computer mediated systems such as social media etc.. that have deep impact on our communications, social and emotional identity and well-being. Math power…
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THRIVE19
This week we held our first annual THRIVE conference, THRIVE19. On two days in late September we came togethers as leaders in our educational community. Students, teachers, support staff, parents, partners, business and other leaders came together to celebrate and learn about what is THRIVING in our schools and educational…
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The Reading Classroom
The Reading Classroom Rio School District children are thriving in many ways. Our recent years’ emphasis on critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, and caring has helped the adults in our organization create classroom and school environments that are suitable for young children’s development as full human beings as well as…
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Thriving
Thriving…………. thrive verb \ ˈthrīv  \ thrived or throve\ ˈthrōv  \; thrived also thriven\ ˈthri-​vən  \; thriving\ˈthrī-​viŋ  \ Definition of thrive intransitive verb 1: to grow vigorously : FLOURISH 2: to gain in wealth or possessions : PROSPER 3: to progress toward or realize a goal despite or because of…
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S.T.E.A.M. : What’s it all about?
S.T.E.A.M. : What’s it all about?   S.T.E.A.M. learning focuses on science, technology, engineering,arts, and math. These disciplines and practices have become more prominent focal points for school  curriculum and learning activities in recent times. The Rio School District has been engaged in developing S.T.E.A.M. learning for the last six…
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