Letter From the Principal

April 2022 Edition

About Rio del Valle

Rio del Valle Middle School opened in 1961 and was the only middle school in the Rio community for 46 years. Now the Rio del Valle Knights work alongside Rio Vista Middle School to offer students top education. In addition, Rio del Valle is a proud member of the elective program AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. The program helps fourth- through twelfth-grade students prepare for four-year college eligibility.

Parent Involvement at Rio del Valle

We would like to welcome all new and returning parents and students for the new school year. We hope you will join us as we work together with our teachers and staff to support the growth and development of students here on campus. We encourage you to participate in the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), School Site Council (SSC), English Language Acquisition Committee (ELAC), and other site committees and projects. Please contact the school office for additional information. Meeting dates will be posted on the monthly newsletter/calendar. All parents are welcome to attend. By working together, we can help provide our students with a quality education and a positive and safe environment.

Principal's Message

Welcome back Knights Family,

Please welcome new Principal Natalie Spevak.

Natalie Spevak is a school administrator with an emphasis in equity and diversity, restorative justice approaches and technology integration. Before serving as a school administrator, Natalie taught in the classroom and led successful music programs in Ventura and Los Angeles Unified School Districts. Natalie’s “lead learner” approach focuses on using data-driven best practices to serve the needs of students, families, and educators.

-Natalie Spevak

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.


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.

School Blog

School Gallery

Rio del Valle Knightly News

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