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Numbers to reach the Department of Health regarding Coronavirus questions.

 For Health questions, please call 855-600-3453

Prompt #1 is for health-related questions

Prompt #2 is for those suspecting they may have Coronavirus with symptoms or exposure

Prompt #3 is for healthcare providers. This is for physicians asking questions about testing.

A community number for things like childcare concerns, meals, etc.

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San Diego Riverside Charter School's Mission

SDRCS is a K-8 charter school committed to strengthening and sustaining pride in the unique cultural identity of our students. As a community-based charter school, we encourage involvement of the entire community in developing a quality education for our students by connecting learning with community values and traditions. Through this commitment our students will be academically and socially prepared for high school.


Today, SDRCS says goodbye to a very valued employee, Ms. Jeanette Toya.  Ms. Toya served as the Assistant Cook at SDRCS for several years.  She quietly reported to work daily and completed her tasks with devotion and love for the students.  Like so many at the school, Ms. Toya rose to the occasion to serve her community when the pandemic first struck and continued to serve the needs of Jemez families throughout the summer and the following year.  Her tireless efforts helped bring healthy meals to hungry families when it was needed most.  Fittingly, her last day was served on March 7th, 2021 otherwise known as Super Lunch Hero Day.  On behalf of San Diego Riverside Charter School, we wish Ms. Toya the very best of luck in her new endeavors and we thank you for your many years of service

SDRCS honors Mr. Kyle Tafoya, Food Services Manager, Ms. Jeanette Toya, Assistant Cook, Ms. Wilma Gachupin, Bus Driver, and Ms. Rachel Loretto, Delivery Assistant on National School Lunch Hero Day


School Re-Entry

In response to announcements in the news by Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham, San Diego Riverside Charter School will remain in Remote Learning in compliance with Jemez Pueblo Stay At Home Orders as issued by the Pueblo Governors. 

SDRCS expects to remain in Remote Learning for the remainder of the 2020-21 School Year unless the Stay At Home Orders are lifted by the Pueblo Governors

Welcome Back/Culture and Language Program Concerns

SDRC Survey Responses

Below are the responses from both families and students. These documents are available to download as a PDF

Family Responses PDF

Student Responses PDF

Greetings Mustangs!

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise both in the state and on Jemez Pueblo, SDRC is taking extra precautions to ensure the safety and health of our teachers, faculty, staff, students and families. 

Beginning Monday, November 16th, all SDRC Teachers and Education Assistants will be delivering instruction from home.  Minimal SDRC staff will be present at the school to ensure the continued cleaning and operation of the school and the continuation of meal preparation for school lunches.

While we regret that our faculty and staff may not be able to meet with individual students who report to the Library, we feel the steps we are taking to socially distance are necessary to help safeguard all community members and help bring the number of COVID-19 cases down. 

SDRC continues to take the current pandemic very seriously and encourages everyone to do the same.  Please continue the fight against the virus by washing hands and practicing social distancing.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us.

Stay strong, healthy, and safe!

John Rodarte
SDRC Principal

San Diego Riverside School Attendance Policy

Greetings, Mustangs!

In a recent Governance Council Meeting, SDRC has revised and updated its School Attendance Policy to reflect compliance with the Attendance for Success Act.  Please read the policy as it outlines steps SDRC will take to support students in their attendance at school.

John Rodarte

SDRC Principal


Follow the link to see all news from SDRC

Message from the Principal:

San Diego Riverside Charter School will begin the new school year on Wednesday, August 12th, 2020.  SDRC will open under the Remote Learning model for all students until circumstances permit SDRC to move to a less restrictive model. 


SDRC has made this decision with the highest priority of safeguarding students, families, community, faculty, and staff.  We believe the Remote Learning model provides the necessary safeguards to ensure minimum exposure to COVID-19 and maximum safe distance practice. 


Our decision to begin the school year is consistent with the current Stay at Home Order currently in place at Jemez Pueblo. 


When the Jemez Pueblo Stay at Home Order is lifted, and COVID threat diminishes, SDRC is prepared to move to a Hybrid Model that combines in-person instruction and online learning.  However, statewide COVID data does not support a safe use of the Hybrid Model at this time and since we cannot predict when NM will regain control of COVID spread, SDRC will operate according to the Remote Learning model for the foreseeable future.


Additionally, please keep in mind that NM Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham retains the ability to delay the start of school should COVID spread throughout the state continue to increase.


All of us at SDRC understand the hardships undertaken by families and community since COVID closed our school.  We also understand the limitations of Remote Learning and how challenging it was to deliver online learning in Spring 2020.  We want all of you to know that our faculty and staff are devoting countless hours of preparation to improving online learning and providing a rich and dynamic Remote Learning experience for the upcoming 2020-21 School Year. 


SDRC will ensure Remote Learning includes schedules for students, daily attendance, teacher feedback, and grades.  SDRC is aware of Learning Loss as a result of school closures and has incorporated Intervention Instruction to address resulting learning gaps in students.  We  priortize teacher/student interaction, especially for our younger elementary students.  Students with special needs will continue to receive services as appropriate throughout the school year. 


Information regarding the following will be forthcoming in subsequent emails:

·       Breakfast and Lunch

·       Chromebooks for student use

·       Closing the Digital Divide - Options for internet access.


Enrollment continues at the school.  Please do not hesitate to enroll your student and please do not wait until the last minute.  We have limited capacity and must serve students on a first come, first serve basis. 


Ms. Dorell Toya-Upshaw will be at the school daily from 10 AM to 2 PM.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school during those hours.  I can be reached directly at


We look forward to all of our returning students and to any newly enrolled families.


John Rodarte

SDRC Principal


For Parents:

Follow this link to see notes from SDRC 

Click here to see downloadable files 

Staff Vacancies

SDRC is currently accepting applications for:


Substitute Teacher

Meet Our Principal 

John Rodarte is the new Principal at San Diego Riverside Charter School.  He brings 20 years of education excellence working with learning communities throughout New Mexico.  John has worked with Native American communities in Picuris, Rowe, and Albuquerque.  Additionally, John brings a demonstrated history of closing achievement gaps among at-promise student populations and driving school improvement initiatives.

John is a 1993 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a member of the Fighting Irish.  He completed a Masters Degree in Education Leadership from the University of New Mexico in 2016.  Raised in Northern New Mexico, John is dedicated to the empowerment of youth and the preservation of traditional culture and communities through education.