About Rio del Sol

At Rio del Sol, we value all types of learning and intend to foster growth in each child.  We have established guidelines, routines, character education and academic curriculum to help your child master grade level standards.  In order for each child to attain mastery of challenging State Standards, it will take great effort on the part of teachers, families, and students.  We know that if we work together as a team, your precious children will grow by leaps and bounds.

Principal's Message

At Rio del Sol, we value all types of learning and intend to foster growth in each child.  We have established guidelines, routines, character education and academic curriculum to help your child master grade level standards.  In order for each child to attain mastery of challenging State Standards, it will take great effort on the part of teachers, families, and students.  We know that if we work together as a team, your precious children will grow by leaps and bounds.

We strive to support children socially and emotionally as well help children develop academically.  We are in the second decade of the 21st century and it is our obligation to teach 21st century skills.  We intend to teach children how to think critically, how to be problem solvers, and to understand the nuances of the English language.

-Ryan Emery

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.

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.

Creative Arts

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

Robotics

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.

Rio del Sol Curriculum & Instructional Focus

  • Engagement & Collaboration

  • Connectedness & Belonging

  • Big Picture Thinking & Discovery

  • Interest & Passion for Learning Development

  • Centered Learning

Rio del Sol Student Development of the 5Cs

  • Collaboration

  • Communication

  • Critical Thinking

  • Creativity

  • Caring

School Blog

School Gallery

School Videos

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