Dear Students and Parents,

It is my honor and privilege to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year at Riviera Middle School. We are very proud to be a Magnet Schools of America, School of Distinction, award winner and as such we are committed to providing our students the best education has to offer. Our goal is to empower our students to achieve academic excellence and to become global citizens. Along with your partnership, we will further advance our school of distinction for the development of all students.

We have three core beliefs that drive our school’s vision:

Student development and achievement is our primary purpose and we must be accountable for all students’ learning and growth at all levels.

Parent engagement supports and maintains the educational process while setting a personal and character development standard for all students.

The teaching and learning environment is the pathway to establishing positive school experiences and to motivate students to work hard and dream big.

These beliefs guide our educational decisions and help us set a foundation on which to develop school improvement goals.  We have found these beliefs to be of value in supporting a child-centered learning environment.  We welcome all ideas, suggestions, and opportunities to enhance the educational environment and culture in our school.

It is a privilege to be your principal at Riviera Middle School.  Together we can achieve great things for your child and our school community.

I look forward to a great school year.

Jorge A. Rivas, Principal