• Mr. Brian T. Ginter
    (916) 979-8860   


    March 30, 2020

    Hello Rio Americano families,

    San Juan Unified is deploying a plan for distance learning as our schools remain closed to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

    To help students stay connected to their classmates and teachers, we are encouraging each student to have access to a computer with internet access. This will allow students to log in to student email, Google Classroom and receive teacher instruction and assignments.

    We are asking that if you have access to a Chromebook, laptop, and/or tablet at home for each of your students to please not come and pick up a device.

    We are making Chromebook devices available to students who do not have access to a device at home. Our Technology Services team will be signing-out Chromebooks at Rio Americano High School between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1. When you arrive, go to the libraryto receive a device and an information packet about the device, available tech support, and internet access resources.

    Students must bring their school ID to check out a device. Parents/guardians that arrive without their student must bring their student’s ID or their own work or other photo ID such as a driver’s license to receive a Chromebook for their student. If an ID is not available, a utility bill or mortgage statement to your home may be accepted if the name and address match the school’s information on record.

    More information on our plans for distance learning and supporting your student will be announced soon. Be sure to visit our website at www.sanjuan.edu/COVID19 for updates.

    Thank you for your flexibility and continued support.


    March 20, 2020 


    Rio Americano Families,


    I am not sure how many of you received a call, email, or text message from SJUSD, but I wanted to provide you with the latest information about school instruction moving forward.  Please click on the link provided for the most up to date information.  Once you click on the link, scroll down past the headlines and look to the left-hand side of the page under District News, for the update on Distance Learning. It should be the first article on the left-hand side of the page.  The title of the article is COVID-19 Update: Planning for Distance Learning.  As always, if you have questions let me know.




    Brian T. Ginter

    Principal RAHS


    March 19, 2020

    Hello Rio Families,


    First, let me say how much we appreciate your patience in this very stressful situation. We will make every effort to be accessible to families to answer questions and guide students. That being said, there are still a lot of details to iron out. The San Juan Unified School District is preparing a district-wide message outlining detailed information about our current situation and next steps moving forward. 


    This district-wide message will be sent to all families tomorrow, Friday, March 20, 2020, by email and phone. Please look for this information. 


    Also, please look for a follow-up message from me and throughout the remainder of this process. Our goal is to be in communication with you as much we can, and as each day presents new and different information it will be necessary for you to be informed and know what is necessary.


    Again, thank you for your patience in this time of uncertainty.


    We wish you well.


    Brain T. Ginter 

    Principal RAHS


    March 17, 2020

    School will not be in session until April 13, 2020.  Please check in with teachers for reading, reviewing, and enrichment activities.


    Counseling Office Information:


    Dear Rio Families,

    The Counseling office is currently in transition with our support staff. We hope to have a substitute secretary in place by the middle of March. In the meantime, we appreciate your patience with answering the phones and request that you email your student’s counselor directly to address any concerns.

    If you prefer to speak directly to your student’s counselor I have listed our phone numbers below.

    Mrs. Wilson 916-971-7516 (Current 9th grade)

    Mrs. Irwin (Ms. Sandberg) 916-971-7514 (Current 10th grade)

    Mrs. Greene 916-971-7515 (Current 11th grade)

    Ms. Jensen 916-971-7529 (Current 12th grade) -Incoming Freshman

    Mrs. Gauthier 916-971-7520 (special projects)

    We appreciate your patience during this time of transition.



    The Rio Americano Counseling Office and Administration


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