Welcome to students and parents!  I am looking forward to the 2018-2019 school year.  I am new to Balboa this year, but have been with the Ventura Unified School District for over 20 years.  I taught 3rd and 4th grade at Sheridan Way Elementary for many years, and then taught at DATA for the last 13 years (mostly 8th grade math).  This year, I am excited to be teaching 6th grade math and science.  I hope you will use this website to keep you advised of the work we are doing in room 44.

I will post homework assignments weekly on this website.  Just click on the homework tab to see the homework for the week, as well as the homework for the previous weeks in the quarter.  You can also find information on how your child can go online to get homework help by clicking on the homework tab.

Please feel free to contact me anytime if you have any questions or concerns.  The best way to contact me is through e-mail at shelly.rivara@venturausd.org.  However, you can also call me at school at 805-289-1800.  I always do my best to respond back to parent and student contacts within one day.