Open vision bar
Game Day!
Handing out meals during school closure
Go Blue!
Rio Grande Elementary Safety Patrol
Rio Grande Elementary Safety Patrol
Safety Patrol
the front of the Rio Grande Elementary school building
Rio Grande Elementary


Julie Bays

Rio is a special place to be and we look forward to getting to know you and your family.  We have an amazing staff who are dedicated to our students.  Throughout the building, our entire staff works as a team.  Our goal is to meet each child’s academic, social, and emotional needs. 

            Our district mission is “All children will become successful, lifelong learners.”  This can only be accomplished through a team effort of teachers, staff, families, and community.  We welcome your support and we expect to build that community between school and home.  Communication is an integral part of that and we will be providing several avenues of communication in order to reach all involved.  It is important that we work together so that all children are successful. 

            It is our privilege to have your child attend Rio Grande Elementary.  With the current COVID-19 pandemic, the upcoming school year may look a little different.  Students' health and safety are our top priorities and we are putting guidelines in place to ensure that,  With that in mind, we are dedicated to providing the excellent education for which we are known.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 740-245-5333 or julie.bays@gc-k12,org.   Get ready for a great year!  We look forward to seeing you soon. 


Julie A. Bays