Pendergast Quick Tip

Pendergast Partners in Education logo The Pendergast Quick Tip is a system that allows students, parents, staff and community members to submit information to district administrators anonymously or non-anonymously.

Quick Tip allows authorized district administrators to receive tips at any time and have the ability to respond in a timely manner to issues that impacts the school or individual students.

The reported issues range from peer pressure, threats, depression, weapons, suicide and bullying. Anyone with access to the web or a smartphone has access to Quick Tip.

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Rio Vista Elementary Fast Facts


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Rio Vista Elementary School

10237 W. Encanto Blvd
Avondale, AZ 85392
Phone: (623) 772-2670
Fax: (623) 478-1972
Attendance: (623) 772-2673


Principal: Siobhan McCarthy

Assistant Principal: Marlene Bennison

Bell Times for the 2018-2019 School Year
Kindergarten through 8th Grade:
8:10 am to 3:10 pm
K-8 DAP Program: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Early Release
Kindergarten through 8th Grade: 8:10 am to 12:40 pm
K-8 DAP Program: 8:30 am-1:00 pm

Office Hours
Regular Office Hours:
7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Early Release: 7:30 am to 1:00 pm

Rio Vista School Improvement Plan Overview: English | Español


  • Well-Managed Schools

    Well-Managed Schools is a school-based intervention strategy that emphasizes behavior management practices, relationship-building techniques and social skills instruction.

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  • Tax and Gift Donations

    The Pendergast Governing Board and Superintendent Dr. Lily Matos DeBlieux are grateful for your donation and support of our students, staff, families and community. Thank you for helping to make a positive impact in the lives of the children in Pendergast.

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Rio Vista Elementary News & Updates

  • Rio Vista Elementary Newsletter

    Keep up with what is going on in the classrooms and around campus.

    December: English | Español

  • Student-Parent Handbook 2018-2019

    The purpose of this handbook is to inform parents and students of the policies, procedures, and operations of the Pendergast Elementary School District. It presents information highlighting district policies and guidelines necessary for the academic achievement, safety, welfare, and well-being of our students.

    Find Out More: English | Español

  • Classroom Supplies Wish Lists

    Arizona law requires that public schools provide supplies required for academic success. These lists represent optional, supplementary items, which you may supply, at your discretion. If you have any questions, feel free to contact your child's teacher.

    Classroom Wish Lists: K-5 | 6-8

  • Safe Walk to School Map

    Student safety is the utmost importance at Rio Vista Elementary. Please view the Safe Walk to School Map and review with your children the safest route to school.

    View the Safe Walk to School Map >>

  • What's for Breakfast and Lunch?

    Find out what's being served for breakfast and lunch at your school by accessing our new Online Menus >