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									                                           Rio Vista High School
                                            “Pride of the Delta”
                                          October 2011 Newsletter

                                            Message from the Principal
         Our first Back to School Night Arena was held on September 14, 2011. The arena style
conferencing seemed positive for both teachers and parents. We will be scheduling Arena Conferencing on
November 9 for students who are struggling in classes. This arena will be by invitation only and will be from
5:00 – 6:00 pm. RVHS staff wants all students to succeed.
         GO RAMS!

                                                API Celebration
           On Friday, October 21, RVHS students and staff will celebrate their 77 point gain on the California
Standardized Test administered last spring. RVHS currently has an Academic Performance Index of 767.
Our goal for 2012 is 812. The celebration date will be scheduled as a mini day. Students will be released
from 7 period at 1:10 to report to the football field. There will be a barbecue, music, and lots of fun
activities. Thank you RVHS Rams for all your hard work!

                                                  FAFSA Meeting
The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) parent/student meeting is scheduled for December
14 at 6:00 pm in the RVHS Media Center. Completion of this form allows students to apply for federal, state,
and institutional aid in the form of grants, scholarships, work-study loads. The form is available online on
January 1 and needs to be completed by March 2. A scholarship bulletin is given to seniors each month in
their senior English class.
                                                 PSAT Information
           PSAT will be given on Wednesday, October 12 at 8:15 am in the RVHS gym. Students can
register for the test in the office with Mrs. Ruiz. The fee is $14.00. This test is designed to prepare students
to take the SAT. Sophomores and juniors are encouraged to take the PSAT. The deadline to register and
pay for this test is Friday, September 30.
                                                    College Info
           Seniors need to be preparing their four-year college online applications, which are due November
30. It is important that students are aware of all requirements for each institution to which they are applying.
Students planning to attend a community college next year need to apply online in the spring. Check out the
following websites:
www.californiacolleges.edu – This website lists colleges and their financial aid deadlines
www.csumentor.edu – Students can apply online for California State Universities
www.collegeboard.com – Students need to apply online for the University of California institutions.

                                         . Student of the Month
         Teachers will be nominating students for “Rammie of the Moth”. Students were chosen for
improvement, responsibility, and good decision making. These students will be treated to lunch with their
teachers on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Go Rams!

                                               Tardy Sweeps
        An analysis of tardies for the 2010-11 school year, revealed a 5-10% rate of student tardies on any
given day. Implementation of the tardy sweep policy has lowered that average to less than 1% a day.
Thank you for supporting our teachers in the implementation of bell to bell instruction.

                                              Upcoming Events
10/3     Booster Club 6:00 pm                                    10/3     Soccer @ San Juan 3:30
10/4     Ca Exit Exam / LA                                       10/4     VB @ Golden Sierra 4:30
10/5     Ca Exit Exam / Math                                     10/5     SSC 3:30
10/5     Soccer @ Bradshaw Ch 3:30                               10/7     FB @ San Juan 5:30
10/10    Soccer vs Highlands 3:30                                10/11    VB @ Bradshaw Ch 4:30
10/12    PSAT                                                    10/13    VB vs Highlands 4:30
10/14    Mini Day / End of Quarter                               10/14    FB vs Golden Sierra/ Homecoming
10/17    Soccer at Encina 3:00                                   10/19    Soccer vs Vacaville 3:00
10/20    VB @ Encina 4:30                                        10/25    Student Showcase
10/25    VB vs Vacaville 4:30                                    10/26    Soccer vs San Juan 3:00
10/27    VB vs Golden Sierra 4:30                                10/28    FB vs Vacaville 5:30

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