About Rio Plaza

The oldest school in the district, Rio Plaza Elementary School has been encouraging early learning for 60 years. With a solid history behind us, we have worked to stay on the cutting edge of elementary education. We offer top academic programs, including a Headstart classroom and all day Kindergarten. Additionally, we provide after-school programs including Boys & Girls Club of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme. Classrooms have 21st Century technology allowing teachers and students to easily access the World Wide Web, collaborate with technology tools, create and present quality technology presentations, and use teaching and learning software and apps with wireless technology. We have a robust Accelerated Reader program and have recently invested in increasing the number of book titles in the library. Parents are encourage to become involved in School Site Council, the English Language Advisory Committee, PTA, and English classes for Parents provided by Laubach Literacy.

Parent Involvement at Rio Plaza

There are plenty of opportunities for you to become involved or have your voice heard here at Rio Plaza. Below are some of the events we hold each month:

  • Coffee With The Principal (This meeting is held the first Monday of each month at 8:30 a.m.)  Mixteco interpreter provided.
  • Dessert With The Principal (This meeting is held the first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.) Mixteco interpreter provided.
  • School Site Council (This meeting is held the second Monday of each month at 2:45 p.m.) Mixteco interpreter provided.
  • English Language Advisory Committee (This meeting is held the third Monday of each month at 8:30 a.m.) Mixteco interpreter provided.

Principal's Message

I am the proud principal of Rio Plaza Dual and English Immersion School. I am part of a team of trailblazers whose primary vision is to help each student reach their highest potential by nurturing and cultivating the whole child. We strive to develop student agency and introspection, skills necessary to successfully compete in a global society. We strive to provide access to rigorous curricula that challenge while stimulating their minds. We are committed to working closely with students, parents, and community members to make Rio Plaza an excellent place for individuals to thrive as bilingual, bi-literate, and cross-cultural learners.

One of my primary goals is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff members to discover their passions and potential. I aim to inspire everyone to reach their most accurate capacity and accomplish greatness. I believe it is my moral obligation to lead by example and help individuals take risks for their future. I set high expectations for all individuals and expect no less from myself. Come and join our exuberant team!

Principal Page

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 Gallery

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