About Rio Rosales

When Rio Rosales Elementary School opened in its temporary location in 2000, no one could have predicted the honors this school would receive. In 2006, Rio Rosales was named a California Distinguished School, and just one year later, the school received a Title One Academic Achievement Award and was nominated as a Blue Ribbon School. Now the school has a permanent home, opening its new doors in August 2007. In addition to offering regular education and kindergarten classrooms, Rio Rosales also offers after-school activities through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme.

Parent Involvement at Rio Rosales

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

My name is Ryan Howatt. I am the proud principal of Rio Rosales Elementary. It is a pleasure to welcome you, or welcome you back to Rio Rosales. At Rio Rosales we believe that the world needs happy literate empathetic people that can solve problems together. This belief shapes the way we teach the heads, hands, and hearts of our future generations.

We all know that the world needs positivity and preparedness more than ever this year. We also have proven that the Rio Rosales community can overcome almost any obstacle that comes our way. This coming year the obstacles may not be as visible, but make no mistake, the effects of the COVID pandemic will echo for years to come.

-Ryan Howatt, M.Ed.

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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