Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as a former Eagle and the newly appointed Principal of Rivera Middle School for the 2014-2015 school year. Here is a little about me and my background: I possess 16 years of educational experience spanning grades 6-12 and my most recent administrative experience has been the past five years as an Assistant Principal at El Rancho High School.  Prior to being an administrator, I taught at North Park Middle School for eleven years as a science teacher. I am elated to bring my skills as an educational leader to your son/daughter’s school and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.

My main goal is to ensure that every student is provided the highest quality of education possible in a safe and supportive learning environment.  Working together as a team with our staff and parents, I am committed to helping each student achieve their very best.  Every student is valued and worthy of our best effort. I am very passionate about the middle school years.  This is an important and critical time of transition – moving from the elementary experience and preparing for the bigger challenge of high school.

The year will be busy, exciting, and hopefully very rewarding for each student.  We want you to join us in making this the very best experience for your children.  You are invited to attend our Back to School is Wednesday, August 27th, beginning at 5:00 PM.  We will start with a general session and followed by a time to meet and talk with your children’s teachers.  The first day of school is Wednesday, August 20, 2014, starting at 8:00 AM.  I look forward to working with all of you and being a part of the Rivera Middle School community. 


Dr. Yvette Ventura- Rincon

Principal, Rivera Middle School

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News and Announcements

Save the Date for our Annual PTO Christmas Boutique

Save the Date for our Annual PTO Christmas Boutique RMS Annual Christmas Boutique will be on December 12 from 4 to 7pm. If you are interested in selling items during our Boutique please fill out the application below and submit the application along with the payment ASAP to guarantee your spot. All of our vendor spots sell out every year so please make sure to submit your information as soon as possible.
Halloween Costume Guidelines
Parents, here are some tips for making sure your student's Halloween costume adheres to Rivera's Dress Code.
Book Fair!

Book Fair! The Book Fair will run from 10/20 to 10/31. Stop by during lunch or after school (until 3:30) and check out the books and school supplies we have for sale! If you are out of town or can't make it to our Book Fair, you can also help support our school by shopping online. All orders ship free to the school. Browse an expanded book selection - all ages through adult
Parent Conferences October 22 and 23!
Rivera's Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, October 22 and 23. Conferences on Wednesday will be from 1 to 4:30 (with appointment) and Thursday will be from 4 to 7 pm (no appointments). Please contact your student's teachers to schedule an appointment for Wednesday by either calling the school (562-801-5088), or by email. Teacher email addresses can be found by using the staff directory.
Mr. Heredia Crosses The Finish Line (or is it, Mr. Diaz?)

Mr. Heredia Crosses The Finish Line (or is it, Mr. Diaz?) Apparently, Mr. Heredia becomes "Mr. Diaz" for his races, in this case, The 30th Anniversary Long Beach International City Bank Marathon, on Sunday October 12, 2014. Mr. Room 22 ran a half marathon (13.1 miles) and had stated his goal was to finish it in 2 hours or less... He completed it in 1 hour, 58 mins and 29 secs. Congratulations Mr. Diaz! Great Run! Maybe next time, you can choose an alias that isn't as common!!!
Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Day at RMS on Friday October 17

Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Day at RMS on Friday October 17 Support those that have been afflicted by this terrible disease or simply show you care by wearing pink to school on Friday October 17th and you'll go collar free.

Awareness is the beginning to finding a cure...

CHARACTER COUNTS! - RED RIBBON WEEK The El Rancho Unified School District Board of Education supports the joint campaign of Character Counts! - Red Ribbon Week and proclaims October 19-25, 2014 as


and encourages its citizens to strive for good character at all times and participate in drug awareness activities, making a visible statement that we are strongly committed to live a healthy life. Further, encouraging all to pledge: We show good character by being DRUG FREE!
Parent Portal
Parent Portal information is now available. 6th grade students will have their information mailed to their home this week. 7th and 8th grade parents can log in using last years information. 7th and 8th grade parents who do not have parent portal log in information please click on the link and fill out the information to receive your parent portal log in information.
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Upcoming Events

Fall Make Up Pictures
Date: 10/27/2014
Schedule 3
Date: 10/27/2014
Book Fair
Date: 10/27/2014, 11 AM 12 PM
Location: During Lunch or After school until 3:30 pm in the Library
Schedule 4
Date: 10/28/2014
Book Fair
Date: 10/28/2014, 11 AM 12 PM
Location: During Lunch or After school until 3:30 pm in the Library