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. 

Respectfully,

Dr. Yvette Ventura- Rincon

Principal, Rivera Middle School



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News and Announcements

Calendar Dates for 2015/2016 School Year Announced
The new school year will kick off on August 19 when ERUSD will welcome students back from summer break.

Holidays include Labor Day on September 7, Veterans’ Day on November 11, Thanksgiving Break on November 26-27 and Winter Recess on December 21–January 8.

Other holidays include Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 18, Lincoln’s Day on February 8, President’s Day on February 15, Spring Recess on March 28 – April 1, and Memorial Day on May 30.
Washington D.C

Washington D.C Current 7th graders:
Are you interested in going to Washington, D.C & Williamsburg?
Join fellow Eagles for an exciting trip to Washington, D.C., and you’ll see history come to life! Walk the hallways of the Capitol where current and past politicians have changed the world, lay a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknowns, and explore the amazing exhibits of the Smithsonian Museums. This adventure will be so much more than a typical history field trip! The tour of Washington, D.C., is designed to enhance social studies curriculum. You will gain a deeper understanding of our history, consider the consequences of politicians’ choices, and discover the American story.
If you are interested then please come to an informational meeting on April 29th at 6pm in our school library.
5th Annual Spring Into Health Fair
The El Rancho Unified School District will be hosting its 5th annual Spring Into Health Fair on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 9 am to 1 pm at the El Rancho Education Center, 9426 Marjorie Street, Pico Rivera. Join us for this FREE event as we promote health awareness and education for the whole family in a fun, supportive environment. Community partners will provide information on nutrition, health care, mental health services, women’s health, parenting, food services, dental care, children’s social services, sports, city resources, as well as bicycle safety checks, bike skills course, helmet fitting and much more. The community will have the opportunity to enjoy games for the children, participate in raffles and enjoy live entertainment. For more information, contact Dora Soto-Delgado at (562) 801-5128.
State Testing will start soon!
Parents, our Eagles will start taking the SBAC tests in ELA and Math on 4/14. Students will take each subject matter test with their respective subject matter teacher. The testing time frame will be from 8:45-­10:40am until May 22nd. Please make sure to schedule any appointments outside of the testing time frame so we can limit the interruptions during that time.
California Healthy Kids Survey
7th grade students will take the California Healthy Kids Survey the week of April 13th.
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

Catalina Trip
Date: 4/26/2015
Schedule 1
Date: 4/27/2015
Schedule 2
Date: 4/28/2015
Schedule 3
Date: 4/29/2015
College Spirit Day
Date: 4/30/2015