We have some great news for our current and future River Islands Scholars! Measure V was passed, which means that after many years as an elementary school district, Banta Elementary School District can now become Banta Unified School District. In the past, students had to attend high school outside of River Islands, but thanks to Measure V, Banta will now grow into one K-12 school district that will be run by our very own River Island Academies and a high school will be built and operated within River Islands. Susan Dell’Osso, president of River Islands, had a special message about this important update to our community:

The technology and arts enriched approach of River Islands Academies is one that has already shaped the education of our youngest residents. And as our children progress in their academic career, they will be able to obtain a stellar education under one curriculum that will help prepare them for college and beyond!

We’re so excited to see where this next chapter of the River Islands Academies will take us. Plans for the brand-new high school are currently underway, so stay tuned for more information by following us on Facebook and Instagram and signing up for newsletter updates.

Something new is coming to River Islands! We’re so excited to announce that the Grand Opening of Hideaway by Van Daele Homes will be happening on Saturday, January 9th. You can be among the first to tour these impressive model homes! Private in-person tours will be available starting at 10 A.M. Please note that all tours are by appointment only, and no walk-ins will be allowed. To book your visit, simply call the Van Daele team at (209) 451-0263, or visit their website. You can also explore the floorplans online at any time!

Hideaway by Van Daele Homes features bungalow homes and carriage-style flats that encompass the best of low-maintenance living. Choose from three spacious homes ranging from 1,447 to 1,826 square feet, each expertly crafted to give your family a relaxing place to work, grow, and play! Speaking of play, Hideaway is the ONLY neighborhood in all of River Islands to include a private pool and spa complex with outdoor barbecues and seating for their residents.

Plan 1 at Hideaway

Love al fresco dining? Plan 1 is for you! This 3 bed, 2.5 bath home features a deck adjacent to the dining room that’s perfect for sipping your morning coffee and watching the sun rise.

Plan 2 at Hideaway

Give your guests a resort experience in this charming home! Featuring 4 beds and 3 baths, Plan 2 also includes a bedroom on the first floor that can be used as a guest room or a space for your college student who comes home during summer and holidays.

Plan 3 at Hideaway

Work and play in style in this inviting and spacious floorplan. Plan 3 includes 3 beds and 2.5 baths as well as a den and loft space that you can transform into a home office, playroom, or even a study hall space!

All three beautiful model homes will be available to tour starting January 9th! Schedule your tour by calling the Van Daele team at (209) 451-0263. We’ll see you there!

Once again, River Islands is partnering with the Lathrop/Manteca Fire Department to provide much-needed gifts to children in need in the greater Lathrop community. We know what the children would love to see under their tree this Christmas, and by working together, we can fulfill every wish!

The Giving Tree is full of ornaments; each one with an individual child’s wish list. From December 1st through December 18th, you can pick an ornament from the Giving Tree and bring back wrapped gifts that complete each child’s wish list. Our friends at the Lathrop/Manteca Fire Department – along with Santa and Mrs. Claus—will deliver the gifts to the children just before Christmas.

The Giving Tree will be located in the lobby of the River Islands Executive Office, 73 W Stewart Road. Since this is a business office, we will be open Monday – Friday, from 9 am – 5 pm. Hours may vary, for after hours contact, email Krystal at keppler@riverislands.com for assistance.

Here’s what you do:

  • 1. Come over to the Executive Office and pick an ornament off the Giving Tree.
  • 2. Fill out form with your contact information and the name of the child on your ornament.
  • 3. Bring your wrapped gifts back to the Executive Office for pickup by the Fire Department before December 18TH .

Thank you for making a child’s Christmas merry and bright!