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Individual student, classroom and office supplies are always very much appreciated. Please click here for requested donations for the school year.

CAASPP Testing

Information about both Common Core and California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP or Smarter Balanced Assessments), can be found here.

Practice tests for the online Smarter Balanced Assessments can be found here.


Click HERE for important news and information from our school nurse.


Alameda County has confirmed 5 cases of measles in 2015, and is investigating many other suspect cases. Four of these cases are associated with the Disneyland outbreak.  As of 1/16/15, 41 cases of measles have been confirmed in California, 36 with similar exposure to Disneyland parks, and 5 others confirmed in other states and 1 in Mexico. Outbreaks such as this are a reminder that all children and adults should make sure that they are either immune or have been vaccinated against measles. For assistance in obtaining access to health care and vaccines, please contact your school site nurse. For more information about measles and Alameda County’s Public Health Department response, please visit http://www.acphd.org/measles.aspx


The LVJUSD School Nurses are continually monitoring information from Alameda County Public Health regarding communicable diseases. This year, in addition to seasonal flu, we are also tracking updates and recommendations regarding Enterovirus D-68 and Ebola. For additional information, please visit http://www.acphd.org/

Welcome to Rancho Las Positas

We trust you will find the information and links on this site useful and informative. Please check back often to learn new information about Rancho School. Thank you for visiting.

Principal's Message

Dear Rancho Families,

With the second trimester well underway, I want to thank Rancho families for your continued support of our students, teachers and school as we collectively stride to provide optimal opportunities for learning each and every day. In addition, I want to welcome our new families to Rancho and trust that you will find yourselves to be a part of an outstanding and supportive learning community.

In regards to upcoming events, Rancho 3rd-5th grade students will be participating in the Smarter Balanced online assessments in April. These new assessments will adapt to each student’s ability, giving teachers and parents better information to help students succeed. The assessments measure critical thinking with questions that ask students to demonstrate their research, writing and problem solving skills. The test is self-paced with no time limit.

The testing window is as follows:

     5th grade          April 13-17

     4th grade          April 20-24

     3rd grade          April 27-30

Please refrain from scheduling doctor and dentist appointments during your child’s testing window.

Parents, please visit www.smarterbalanced.org/practice-test to have your Rancho Raccoon gain familiarity with the test software platform and sample test questions for grades 3-5. To learn more, visit the Smarter Balanced website www.smarterbalanced.org.

Below are some test taking strategies which can be used during this year’s SBAC:

  1. Attendance – students can’t take a test if they are not in school.

  2. Sleep – get plenty of sleep the night before each test, get up early to avoid rushing.

  3. Nutrition – eat a healthy breakfast.

  4. Exercise – get plenty of exercise, exercise increases oxygen to the brain and helps with thinking and memory.

  5. Read – carefully read directions.

  6. Be on time!

In closing, I want to thank our Rancho families for your diligence in having your students at school on time and well prepared for learning each day. In addition, please continue to be mindful that our students’ academic day continues until dismissal time each afternoon and it is very important that students are not dismissed early unless an unavoidable appointment or emergency is involved, as valuable instruction from the teacher can be missed in addition to required assignments. As always, thank you for supporting the wonderful teachers and learning taking place here at Rancho.

Steve Martin, Principal



Today: 3/27/15
8:00 AM Family Fitness
8:45 AM Egg Drop Assembly
8:45 AM Coffee Corner


Attendance Line

Call the attendance line to report your child's absence at 925 606-4748 opt 2


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Lost & Found

Don't forget to put your child's name on their belongings and to check the Lost & Found often! Everything will be donated to charity monthly.

Student Registration

Click HERE to register students in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.

Kindergarten 2015-16

What to Expect in Kindergarten is an informative presentation about helping your student succeed in Kindergarten.

Rancho - A Cool School

Click here to watch the Rancho video clip from KPIX Channel 5 on January 24, 2014.



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