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Work Permits for River City High School students are currently being processed at their front office/admin building located at 1 Raider Lane through June 4th. During the summer students must submit their work permit request via email to Isabel Mejia, her office is inside our District Offices, located at 930 Westacre Road.
**Student must have a job offer and meet the minimum G.P.A. requirements, listed below, each term to maintain the permit**
1. Click here for  Work Permit Application  (pre-printed copies available at RCHS during business hours) 
           If this does not work, try typing the address below into your search engine or cutting and pasting it. 
  • To qualify for a work permit, students must have a 2.0 or higher GPA, no F grades, and satisfactory attendance/online engagement. Students who do not qualify, must get their administrators approval by submitting a Parent Appeal Form before the work permit will be issued (forms are available at RCHS)
    Here are some important details about work permits:
    • Students do not need a work permit to apply for a job - work permits are needed once a student has been hired
    • Before the school receives the work permit application, it needs to have the following sections completed:
      • Student information section & signature
      • Parent signature
      • Employer signature and information section 
    • Every time you get a new job, you need a new work permit!
    • Once a student turns 18 or graduates, they no longer need a work permit
    • The State of California decides the work hours allowed based on age
    * During COVID-19 closures, you MUST make an appointment to drop off a completed work permit request application or to pick up your new work permit at River City High by emailing or calling 916-375-7800 ext 2061 or ext 2002.
  • Students must be present to sign work permits and all visitors must wear masks.
    All fields must be complete, including the social security number, employer information section and ALL signatures.
2. Submit the original request for a work permit application, with ink signatures, at the front office (may take up to two business days to process) 
3. Should you have questions or wish to expedite the process, email Mrs. Desmangles at
4. Please email Mrs. Desmangles to make an appointment to pick up and sign your work permit at River City High School.    
PLEASE NOTE: The student must pick up their work permit as they will need to sign it.
5. Lastly, student must provide a signed work permit to his/her employer.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: If I've graduated from high school or turned 18, do I need a work permit?
A: No. Once a minor is no longer subject to the state's compulsory education laws, he/she is not considered a minor for purposes of the state's child labor laws (labor code 1286[c]). Therefore, a high school graduate does not require a permit. Once you turn 18, you are no longer considered a minor and do not need a work permit.

Q: Do I have to write my social secuirty number on the work permit application?
A: Yes, social security numbers are required by law to be on work permits and intent to employ/certificate of age forms, the B1-1 must have them entered on them when they are turned in to the school and the issuer must enter the number on the permit to be issued to the employer (EC 49110). 

Q: Is my work permit job specific?
A: Yes. Every time you get a new job, you need a new work permit.
For further information about California's Child Labor Laws click on this link

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Welcome to the College & Career Center

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"A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities."
--J. R. R. Tolkien 

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Career Information Specialist
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The River City C & C office, located in the Admin Building, is a great resource for all students.  Here Mrs. Desmangles may answer your questions about college, career, military, financial aid, work permits, paid summer internships and more.

To contact Mrs. Desmangles call 916-375-7800 ext. 2061

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Service Learning questions can be referred to Assistant Principal, Ms. Jessica Rodgers via email at
or by calling  916-375-7800 x 2073, or the AP secretary, Mrs. Linda Tinoco at x2078.

START HERE to find your service learning match!
Yolo County: Non-Profit Organizations with volunteer opportunities
NPOs in Yolo County (Davis, West Sacramento, and Woodland) and contact phone numbers
VolunteerMatch: The Best Volunteer Opportunities in West Sacramento
Filter search by cause, skills, distance, and other variables
City of Sacramento: Youth Volunteer Directory
Detailed information about volunteer opportunities, sorted by interest area
River City Service Learning Form
(click to print) (click to make your own editable copy)

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CTE prepares youth for a wide range of good-wage, high-skill, and high demand careers.
CTE is an educational strategy designed to prepare students for ongoing education, long-term careers, citizenship, and entry into the workplace.
CTE responds to the needs of the economy with regard to both industry focus and skills that are taught.
CTE serves 94 percent of all high school students, including male and female students, students from many races and ethnicities, and students from higher and lower income backgrounds.
In California, CTE is made up of 15 career pathways which include
Arts, Media, & Entertainment--Building & Construction Trades-- Business & Finance-Education--Child Development & Family Services--Agriculture & Natural Resources--Energy, Environment & Utilities--Engineering & Architecture--Fashion & Interior Design--Health Science & Medical Technology--Hospitality, Tourism, & Recreation--Information and Communication Technologies--Manufacturing & Product Development--Marketing, Sales, & Services--Public Services--Transportation.