Rialto Unified School District
Dear Rialto Unified School District Families:
Welcome back to the 2022-2023 school year!
On Monday, August 8, 2022, we began the new school year with excitement in anticipation of a productive and prosperous academic year that will yield caring educators, supportive families, and inspired students. Our journey will be fueled with our spirit of kindness, equity, and strategic thinking. While students, educators, and families continue to face many challenges, we will focus primarily on supporting teaching and learning, nurturing mental health, and building personal responsibility. Our District remains committed to ensuring students and staff members thrive and achieve personal fulfillment in a safe and supportive learning environment.
In the 2022-2023 school year, we will continue our commitment to meet the educational needs of our students with a clear focus on literacy, as literacy is the access point to all other academic subjects. Additionally, we will continue to directly address the mental health needs of students through the variety of programs and supports available to them in our District and the surrounding community. We will devote special attention to developing personal responsibility among students. Many of them struggle to exercise sound judgment related to the use of cellphones and social media, which often leads to students neglecting their studies and participating in inappropriate behaviors that include classroom disruptions, bullying, and senseless challenges on social media platforms. The consequences for such behaviors at times preclude students from having a successful educational experience.
In partnership with families, the District will continue to Bridge your child’s Future Through Innovation.
Cuauhtémoc Avila, Ed.D.,
Rialto Unified School District Superintendent
The student dress code at the Rialto Unified School District should serve to support all students in developing a body-positive self-image. All students are expected to adhere to the RUSD Student Dress and Grooming Policy 5132. Please click here to read this letter to RUSD Families outlining our dress code expectations for students.
Rialto Unified School District staff, along with a team of students and parents, have updated the District’s Mobile Communication Device (e.g., cellphone) policy and identified actions to help students develop personal responsibility when using cellphones and/or social media. Please read this letter outlining the policy for our RUSD Families.
Please follow the link to view the COVID-19 Guidelines for Student Safety (Updated for August 2022). The intent of this document is to provide you with a better understanding of District and school COVID-19 guidelines and to ensure student safety.
The Rialto Unified School District wants to affirm its commitment to the safety and wellness of our students and staff. Students are encouraged to notify school staff when they are being bullied or harassed or suspect that another student is being victimized. In line with the District’s “See something, say something” policy, please click the link to report any incident.
SAC Health and Rialto Unified School District are holding a health clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please click for more information.
OUR BOARD OF EDUCATION
OUR BOARD OF EDUCATION
The Rialto Unified School District Board of Education consists of five, publicly elected, school Board officials and one student representative who meet twice a month during RUSD Board of Education Meetings, which are held at the Dr. John R. Kazalunas Education Center. Meeting schedules, agendas, minutes, and videos can be found at the links below.