About Rio Vista

Where Condors Dare to Soar!!!

Rio Vista Middle School is an intellectually vibrant place where innovation, curiosity, respect, and challenge are the norm.

As you’ll view our website,  online calendar and witness on campus visits,  Vista exists at the intersection of theory and practice.

Our goal at Rio Vista is to launch our students on a path of lifelong learning that is informed by passion, compassion, and engagement in the community. Here, students are expected to think in ways that are critical and complex, relying on a synthesis of ideas that is consistent with the work they’ll do throughout their lives.

Important Information

The school year begins Tuesday, August 23rd at 8:50am and is a minimum day (student dismissal is at 1:43pm).

Other Important Information:

  • On Tuesday August 23rd, be on the lookout for the First Day Packet that contains important paperwork for each student. We appreciate you completing these essential forms. Thank you!  
  • Rio Vista will be communicating throughout the school year via Parent Square.  If you have not registered for Parent Square, please do so ASAP.  If you need assistance, see the link here: bit.ly/vistaPShelp (or call Rio Vista at 805-981-1507)
  • SAVE THE DATE: Back to School Night is: Thursday, September 15th, from 6 -7:30pm

Parent Involvement at Rio Vista

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

Dear Rio Vista Middle School Families,

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!  This year we look forward to providing engaging learning opportunities for all students. The Rio Vista staff is proud to provide all students a safe, compassionate, challenging and engaging learning environment. As Condors, we celebrate kindness, diversity, respect, and responsibility.  We look forward to a fun and safe school year that will provide many opportunities for students to grow and learn. 

Rio Vista has some exciting staff announcements!  We are pleased to welcome our new assistant principal, Ms. Nidia Mejia, who joins us from the Oxnard Elementary School District. Rio Vista is grateful to have two full time counselors, Ms. Bibian and Ms. Spyrka (formerly Friedman), who will provide support and guidance for our students and families throughout the year. In addition, we have several new teachers and staff members joining our team.

If you have any questions or concerns, email us at rio-vista@rioschools.org, or call us at 805-981-1507.

We look forward to making this a great year!

-Ethan Gray

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.

School Blog

School Gallery

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