Principal’s Message



Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! Everyone at Rio San Gabriel Elementary School is looking forward to an amazing and successful year for our students.

I am Mr. David Cid and am honored to be the Principal at Rio San Gabriel Elementary School. A top priority for me is to continue to provide parents with on-going communication and feedback. This helps promote parent partnerships that enhance academic programs and the all-around success of our students.

Throughout the year, I will be scheduling several Coffees with the Principal and Parent Ed Academies in an effort to further this positive communication and informative time with you.

We have a tremendous team of teachers and staff that are committed to ensuring the success of our students. With hard work, dedication, and a collaborative approach between home and school, we believe our students will achieve a high level of learning.

Please reach out if there is anything you need and while I am out and about before and after school, stop by and say hi. A great year is ahead and we watch with anticipation ALL of the students who will be positively impacted.

In the Downey Unified District, we believe that “Our Kids Deserve the Best!” and we truly believe that. This is our compass that guides us in all that we do.

Learning for ALL takes US ALL!


David Cid