Please Be Patient – Parking Spot Update

Thank you students and families for purchasing senior parking spots. We sincerely appreciate your patience as we continue to contend with the surprises and complications COVID19 presents. 

Our sincere hope is to have a definitive plan about both spot selection and painting spots in the near future. As I am sure you can understand the administration’s focus and responsibilities lie with safely delivering textbooks, schedules, and planners to students and assuring staff have what they need to launch distance learning for at least the foreseeable future. Once the school year launches, we hope to put a plan in place for safely painting spots over the course of a couple weekends to allow for safe physical distancing. 

We’d like to ask you all to wait on requesting refunds for the parking spots as we are hopeful we will be able to continue this tradition in the near future. Once the spots are distributed and painted, there will be NO refunds (even partial ones) if school continues to flex between in person and distance learning. Besides the student being able to leave their mark at the school for this year, the monies collected will be used to throw a fantastic grad night for ALL seniors this spring. We hope you will see how important this fundraiser is for this event and the scholarships it provides. If COVID continues to plague us through the spring and prevents the traditional grad night, we will find creative ways to use the funds to celebrate EVERY grad at Rio. 

If you have extenuating circumstances for which you need the money returned, please reach out directly to Ann Montgomery at However, note when we end up proceeding with painting the spots, you will not be able to reclaim your spot in line if you request a refund now. 

Many thanks!

The Senior Parking Spot Committee 

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