Welcome to Rio Tierra Junior High School. I am honored to be the new principal at Rio Tierra Junior High School, a school that supports the belief that all students CAN learn with high expectations for both academic and character education.
The 20-21 school year will start like no other. It is fitting that our mascot is the Pioneer. We will all be exploring bravely into new territory as we embark in distance learning at the beginning of this school year. The committed staff at Rio Tierra will work to give every student the opportunity to reach their fullest academic and social potential. Daily instruction will include live interaction with teachers, numerous opportunities for support, and engaging assignments that are in alignment with Common Core State Standards. We understand that you have entrusted us with the care, safety, and education of your student. Though we are beginning the school year with distance learning, we are fully committed to preparing all students to be successful in highschool and beyond.
Throughout the year we will have multiple opportunities for students, parents, and community members to be involved in the school. We invite you to get involved in our school on the English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC), or on our School Site Council (SSC). We welcome your suggestions, ideas, or any concerns you may wish to share.