• It is with heavy hearts that we announce the loss of a member of our community in Lodi USD. This pandemic continues to bring heartbreak and loss in so many different ways. We see the need our students have for support and are trying our best to be there to hear everyone's concerns and do our best to address every student's needs. Your counselors are here for you and your student. Please feel free to reach out to us if your student is having difficulty dealing with yesterday's news, coping with distanced learning, or managing tough emotions. 


    If you or your family is in need of immediate support, here are some crisis hotline numbers you can call for help: Crisis Hotline Numbers





  • Hello Rio Otters & Families,

    Welcome to the 2020-20201 school year! While this school year has already begun like no other, we know it's going to be a great year filled with new adventures and new growth. Your counselors continue to plan & deliver a comprehensive program that serves ALL of Rio's students through Tier 1 interventions such as classroom lessons, social/emotional videos & read-alouds, and student meet-ups to support your student's development academically, socially/emotionally, and in preparing for their college & career readiness.

    We recognize the current situation may be stressful and you are not alone! Please feel free to reach out to your counselors, teachers, or administrators if you have any questions or concerns. You can find out how to contact us on the 'Contact Us' counseling webpage.

    Stay safe, healthy, and positive! We look forward to seeing you when we return.


    Please take 2 minutes to fill out this short needs assessment so we can gauge what yours & your student's needs are: Needs Assessment


    Best wishes, Ms. Richards & Mr. Moua


    SUSD Complete Resource List: Mental Health Resources, Health Resources, Food Resources, Work & Income Resources, Childcare Resources, & Online Learning Resources

    SUSD School Counseling website with resources

    NAMI: Mental Health Coping Strategies 


    If your student is still in need of a Chromebook, please call (209) 625-9817 ext. 7



    Antiracism Resources for Families

    BLM: Mental Health Support Resources


    A Sesame Stree Video to Explain Racism to Kids  

    10 Tips for Talking to your Kids about Race


    Talking to your Kids about Race by Age  

    A Few Books About Race:

    • Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey
    • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
    • White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism


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    Chromebook Support     Chromebook Support

    Click here for SUSD tech access website.

    If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please contact one of the following numbers:

    San Joaquin County Hotline: 1-209-468-8686

    National Suicide Lifeline: call 1-800-273-8255 or text 741741

    Teen Suicide Lifeline: call 310-855-4673 or text 839863

    Emergency Services: 911



    **Virtual services via email, audio, and video conferencing are not secure for personal issues and pose confidentiality issues.