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Superintendent's Message

The Board of Education I thank you for your patience, understanding, and support as the District continues to provide your child/children learning opportunities during this unprecedented physical closure of schools.  As partners in your child’s education, we know the vital role families play in the social and intellectual development of children.  We ask that you ensure your child/children remain engaged in their education by completing their assignments online.  We know this is a difficult time for you as well. But we are confident the unity and vitality of our District community will give us the necessary strength, so that together, we overcome this temporary but complex reality that affects us in so many ways. 

Please continue to visit the Rialto USD webpage for ongoing updates on school closures, Distance Learning, services, and other relevant information.

-Cuauhtémoc Avila, Ed.D.


 

What You Need to Know

The concepts your child will be covering during Distance Learning will be concepts that were taught between August and early March of this school year. This model will allow your child to gain a deeper understanding of the material taught and will provide you multiple opportunities to improve your trimester 2 (elementary) or quarter 3 (middle and high school)   grades. It is from these grades and your participation in Google Classroom that your child's final grade will be based.

Distance Learning will begin on April 13 via Google Classroom.  Google Classroom will be used as the primary source of instruction and communication. Teachers may also use other District approved platforms to support your child's learning. Every Monday, starting April 13, 2020, your child will be logging onto your Google Classrooms to access their assignment schedule for the week.  Students in grade levels Preschool-5th will have (1) Google Classroom account. Students in grades 6-12 will have (6) Google Classroom accounts (one for each class). Teachers will be there to support you with any questions that you might have regarding this new way of learning.

Broadband Access

Internet providers are offering 60 days of complimentary broadband access to homes with K-12 and college students. If you're interested, please click on this link

 

Distance Learning Expectations:

Safety is the number one priority for our Rialto USD students. In an effort to create safe virtual learning environments during this time of Distance Learning, the District would like to remind families of the expectations for our Rialto “Digital Citizens.”

  1. Please review and adhere to the Rialto USD Acceptable Use Policy
  2. Please take a few minutes to review and listen to the PBIS Distance Learning Expectations video
  3. Please be aware that if a student exhibits behavior that violates the above expectations, progressive discipline may be issued

Resources and Activities

Enrichment Activities by Grade Level & Subject Area

While these learning opportunities are not required, these enrichment activities and iReady resources are very important to develop student educational growth and are highly recommended in order to keep students educationally engaged. These activities will not be collected or graded.

Advanced Placement (AP) Testing 

Advanced Placement (AP) tests will be given at the same time throughout the nation, from May 11 to May 22, 2020. The exams will be taken at home with open books and notes and will last approximately 45 minutes. The exams can be taken on any device available —including on a computer, tablet or smartphone — or students can write responses by hand and submit a photo via their cellphones. Points will not be earned from content that can be found in textbooks or online, while software will be used to detect a student’s unique identity and style of online interactions. 

In this link, you will find learning resources and various supports for students and their families. There are resources specifically for students receiving special education and related services. We have provided supports for speech services, social skills, behavior, occupational/physical therapy, and social-emotional supports. There will be more resources added regularly. 

Additional Information:

Enrollment

Please click here to view the latest information on enrollment.

2020-21 School Year Preschool/TK/K Registration

Please click here to view the latest information on preschool/TK/K registration.

Transfers

Please click here to view the latest information on transfers.

Information on Work Permits

In response to the novel COVID-19 virus situation, there is a new process for obtaining a work permit. To obtain a work permit, please review the Work Permit steps in this link.

How to Request Transcripts/Records

Information on how to request transcripts/records can be found on the individual high schools' web pages. Please follow the steps found in the links below:

Social-Emotional Learning Resources

Counselors will continue to address the three domains; academic, career, and social/emotional development. Counselors may provide virtual appointments to students for academic counseling, monitoring, and guidance from any one of the domains. These appointments or conversations may be conducted via email, telephone, or Google Meet. 

If you have a need to communicate with your child's counselor please go to the school's website and find your counselors email address to send them an email, directly. Your counselor will get back to you within 24 hours.

The District will provide meals (breakfast and lunch) to students via "Grab & Go" bags during school closures. The meals can be picked up at any of the designated sites below. Beginning Monday, April 27, the District will be changing meal service times to 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Pick Up Days: Monday-Friday Pick up times: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Pick up locations:

● Bemis ES – 774 E. Etiwanda Avenue, Rialto, CA 92376
● Simpson ES – 1050 S. Lilac Avenue, Rialto, CA 92376
● Frisbie MS – 1442 N. Eucalyptus Avenue, Rialto, CA 92376
● Kolb MS – 2351N. Spruce Avenue, Rialto, CA 92376
● Kucera MS 2140 W. Buena Vista Drive, Rialto, CA 92377
● Rialto MS 1262 W. Rialto Avenue, Rialto, CA 92376
● Eisenhower HS – 1321 N. Lilac Avenue, Rialto, CA 92376
● Rialto HS – 595 S. Eucalyptus Avenue, Rialto, CA 92376
● Chavez/Huerta Center for Education – 324 N. Palm Ave., Avenue, Rialto, CA 92376

If you need technical support (such as issuing of devices), please contact the IT Helpdesk at (909) 820-6863, ext. 2602 or email to helpdesk@rialto.k12.ca.us for support. For Google support contact Paulina Villalobos at pvillalo@rialto.k12.ca.us.

Starting Monday, April 20, 2020, Device Distribution and exchange will be held by appointment only from the RUSD Information Technology Help Desk, (909) 820-6863 x 2602 or 2603 or email helpdesk@rialto.k12.ca.us

 

Device Home Use Resources:

 

G Suite Resources and Tutorials

 

Mobile Hotspot 

In effort to ensure that Distance Learning is effective for all students, RUSD has ordered internet hotspots for students in need. The District will be distributing mobile hotspots to families that do not have home internet. Mobile hotspots create Wi-Fi networks that can be shared by multiple users within about 10 meters of the hotspot device. The hotspots are setup to connect to district devices and will connect automatically. Devices come with Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) compliance requirements. Students who attempt to visit an inappropriate site will be blocked by the device. If your family is in need of a hotspot device, please contact the RUSD Helpdesk at (909) 820-6863 x 2602 or 2603, or email helpdesk@rialto.k12.ca.us

Distance Learning Timeline

 

March 30 - April 3

Enrichment packets will be available at the home school. After April 3, packets will be available at the Chavez/Huerta Center for Education, located at 324 N. Palm Ave. Rialto, CA 92376. 

Devices/Laptops will be available at the home school. 

April 6 - April 10

Teachers will prepare for Distance Learning. Teachers will communicate with students regarding instructions, links and codes to access Distance Learning materials. 

April 13 - May 28

Instruction, in the form of Distance Learning, will be provided to students through Google Classroom. 

  • May 22: End coursework. 
  • May 26 – 28: Teachers will submit end of semester or trimester final grades.