It is important to talk to your children about safe practices to use going to and from school. These may include:
Reminder: Gates open at 7:30 a.m. Supervision is not available before 7:30 a.m. Please do not drop-off students before 7:30 a.m.
Our School is a diverse neighborhood learning center which serves the east San Fernando Valley. We are committed to providing a safe, supportive learning environment for all stakeholders. We ensure access and equity in curriculum, which allows individuals to achieve to their highest potential. Our school experience prepares students to transition successfully to middle school.
Pia Sadaqatmal, Principal's Message
WELCOME TO RIO VISTA
Thank you for a great start to the school year. The teachers and staff have an incredible year of learning planned for our students. Here at Rio Vista, we pride ourselves in supporting the academic achievement of all students in safe learning environment.
To ensure the safety of all students during morning drop-off and afternoon dismissal, we implemented the new secure campus policy last week. With the help and feedback from the parents, teachers, and staff we continue to refine the procedures in order to ensure a safe and efficient process.
The school gate is open at 7:30 a.m. At that time, we begin our supervised free play in the playground for students in Kindergarten to Grade 5. Once on the playground, your child will be supervised by school staff and a registered and trained volunteer until the line-up bell rings at 7:55 a.m. At that time, your child’s teacher will escort your child to their classroom. Arriving early helps relieve traffic congestion.
School Safety Valet Program: We encourage parents to take advantage of our School’s Safety Valet. Parents can drop-off students directly in front of the school gate and volunteers are available to escort your child from the drop-off location into the school’s entrance.
Walk to School: Parents are invited to accompany their student to the main gate on Satsuma Avenue. However, in order to avoid congestion, we ask that adults say their goodbyes at the gate and clear the walkway in front of the entrance gate. Please follow the signs to clear the walkways and pathway.
Volunteers Needed: Volunteers are needed to help supervise and direct student activities during the morning free play (starting at 7:30 a.m.) and to help with the Safety Valet. For the safety of all students, we ask that only processed and trained volunteers are on campus with the students. If you are already a processed volunteer and available to help, we ask you to please sign-in the office and wear a volunteer vest prior to entering campus.
The dismissal times for all Kindergarten to Grade 5 are:
Students with Siblings:
If you have students with siblings, please have the OLDEST student go to the youngest student’s dismissal gate. Clearly communicate to your children which dismissal gate they are being picked-up from.
Clearly communicate with your student if they are enrolled in any of the afterschool programs – L.A.’s Best, Youth Services or the Park and Recreation. This will ensure that students are in the correct pick-up location on campus.
Kindergarten and Grade 1 Students: To ensure an orderly dismissal, the teachers and staff ask that parents line up by class while waiting for the teacher to release the student to an adult. Communicate all changes to the pick-up arrangements to the office PRIOR to dismissal time. For the safety of all students, we ask that parents park their cars and pick-up students at the designated dismissal gate location. Teachers will release students only to adults.
Grade 2 – 5 Dismissal Gate (Main Gate on Satsuma Avenue):
Volunteers Needed: Volunteers are needed to assist teachers and staff during dismissal. For the safety of all students, we ask that only processed and trained volunteers are on campus with the students. If you are already a processed volunteer and available to help, we ask you to please sign-in the office at least 5 minutes before the dismissal time and wear a volunteer vest prior to entering campus. You will be assigned a designated area to supervise during dismissal.
Student safety is essential. I ask for your support in making arrival and dismissal safe for the entire community. I urge you to allow enough time for arrival and dismissal, have patience, drive slowly, avoid cell phone use while driving in the school zone, and set a good example for our students by respecting the rules. Working together, we can make arrival and dismissal safer and easier for everyone.
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