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2022/2023 School Year

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Back to School

We are very excited for the new 2022/2023 school year to start, to meet our new 7th grade students, and we are looking forward to catching up with our returning 8th grade students.  We have a lot of fun things planned this year.  Please be sure to check the calendar every week so you don't miss anything.  When you have questions, you more than likely will be able to find the answer on this website so come back and visit often.  We hope you are just as excited as we are but we also know you might have some questions.  Read the FAQS below to get the 411 on all things 22/23 school year.  SEE YOU AUGUST 18TH!

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2022/2023 FAQ'S

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WHEN DOES SCHOOL START?

The first day of school is THURSDAY, AUGUST 18TH. 

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How do i enroll my student at rio tierra?

RETURNING STUDENTS - If your student attended a school in Twin Rivers District last year as a 6th grader and you live within Rio Tierra Jr. High's boundaries you do not need to enroll them, the district automatically enrolled all 6th grade students in to their home school.  NO ACTION IS NEEDED.  
TRANSFER STUDENTS WITHIN THE DISTRICT - If your student attended a school in Twin Rivers District last year as a 6th grader but Rio Tierra is not your home school but you would like your student to attend Rio Tierra you will need to request a transfer.  You can click HERE to be taken to the district web page that will walk you through the steps and contact numbers if you need assistance. 
NEW STUDENTS TO TWIN RIVERS DISTRICT - If your student attended 6th grade in a school outside of Twin Rivers District you will need to enroll them as a new student.  You can click HERE to be taken to the district enrollment web page where you can follow the steps to enroll your student as well as find contact numbers if you need assistance.  

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When is new student orientation?

New Student Orientation is August 11, 2022 from 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
 
Who can attend student orientation? Any 7th or 8th grade student that has not attended Rio Tierra before, is enrolled at Rio Tierra, and has registered for the event.  

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what time does school start & end?

School starts every day at 8:00 a.m.  If students arrive to class after 8:00 they will need to go to the office first to get a late slip before heading to class so that they are not marked absent.  Students can be on campus as early as 7:40 and can choose to eat a school provided breakfast in the cafeteria or head to the blacktop. 
M/T/TH/F school ends at 2:37.  Wednesdays are a shortened day and students will get out at 12:37.

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When do students get their schedule?

Schedules will be given to students the first day of school in their first period class.  First period class rosters will be posted on the school cafeteria windows on 8/16 after 9:00 a.m. and will remain posted through first period on the first day of school (8/18).  Parents and students can also view schedules on their Aeries Portal.  If you do not have an Aeries Parent Portal account you can learn how to register for one HERE.

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can a student change their classes/elective?

We want students to be engaged and successful in all their classes.  For this reason, Mrs. Juarros, our school counselor, visited our feeder elementary schools to get elective requests from all 6th grade students.  Most students that filled out their request form were given their first choice unless the class was full or another class conflicted with their elective choice.  Students who did not fill out their request form or students that enrolled after April were put in an elective based on what elective courses still had room for more students.  Student's schedules will not change all year.  The exception is when classes are too full or a student becomes eligible for a specialty course such as honors or curriculum support or is nominated into student government position.  At this time we will not be making any schedule or elective changes..     

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do students have to wear masks?

As of right now students are not mandated to wear masks in the classroom.  The district and Rio Tierra administration will continue to follow CDC and state protocols.  If there is a change regarding masks we will post it on our website as well as send out a message on parent square.  Parent Square is the platform we use to send out school messages and is connected to your Aeries Portal.  If you do not have an Aeries Parent Portal account, please click HERE to visit the parent help webpage for instructions, video tutorials, and app downloads.

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more answers coming soon!