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Absence Reporting

If you think your child will be absent, please call the main office at (925) 682-8000 ext. 7958. Include your student's name, teacher, and reason for absence. Thank you!

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Grades K - 5

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday:

7:55 - 2:25 pm


Grades K - 5

Every Wednesday:

7:55 - 1:30 pm



2022-2023 Enrollment

Transitional Kindergarten registration happening NOW.  Please go to our Enroll Now page for information and registration directions.

Registration for kindergarten  through 5th grade is happening NOW!!

Registration information and forms available below (PDF) or may be picked up in office during school hours through June 30th.  ALL NEW enrollments begin online here.

If you would like information regarding intradistrict or interdistrict transfers, please refer to the Student Services section at or simply click here.  

intradistrict transfers

The secondary intradistrict transfer application process is October 15th-November 15th. The online application will be up on the District webpage beginning on October 15th for students that will be in grades 6-12 for the 2023-2024 school year. If you would like to apply to have your student to attend a school within MDUSD boundaries that is not the school associated with your home address, you must complete the application online during this time frame.

The elementary intradistrict transfer application process will be from February 10, 2023 through March 10, 2023.  Information and applications will be available on the District webpage.


We welcome and encourage parent involvement at Rio Vista.   

ALL volunteers/visitors must be cleared through the district.  Current fingerprinting and updated TB results are required to be on file prior to any visit or volunteering.  A current Covid vaccination card is also required. If you would like to assist in the classroom or attend a field trip, please: 

     *Complete the forms provided in the links below 

     *Make your TB appointments, and get proof of negative result

     *Schedule and complete your Live Scan fingerprinting 

For more information click: here 

How to qualify as a volunteer:  English   /  Spanish

To apply for a Live Scan fee waiver click: here

Upon District clearance, visitors must sign in at the office.  A visitor's pass will be issued.  Visitors need to return to the office to sign out.

Upcoming Dates

Mark your calendar!

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    • November 11, Veterans Day
    • November 21-25, School Recess
    • December 22-January 6, Winter Recess
    • January 16, MLK Day
    • February 17-20, School Recess/Presidents Day
    • March 13, Teacher In-Service
    • March 31-April 7, Cesar Chavez/Spring Recess
    • April 28, School Recess
    • May 29, Memorial Day


  • Java with Janis
    • November 18, 8:15-8:45 am
    • December 9, 8:15-8:45 am
    • January 13, 8:15-8:45 am
    • February 10, 8:15-8:45 am
    • March 10, 8:15-8:45 am
    • April 14, 8:15-8:45 am
    • May 12, 8:15-8:45 am


  • The Rio Vista parking lot is closed to all incoming and outgoing traffic from 7:50am to 8:15am, and from 2:15pm to 2:45pm.​
  • U-turns, double parking, jay-walking or motioning children to jay-walk creates extremely dangerous hazards for our students.
  • The Contra Costa Sheriff's Depatment will issue moving and parking violations to unsafe motorists.
  • Please ALWAYS use the crosswalk when dropping off and picking up your child.
  • Students may not be dropped of at school before 7:30.  There is no supervision until this time.