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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,

It is hard to believe how quickly the school year has passed and come to an end. I would like to thank you for your support, trust and commitment to Rancho Elementary. This was a very busy year and you, as partners in education, played a great role in making it a success!

We have had a most successful 2014-15 school year with our “Rancho Raccoons” improving in their learning in a whole range of areas from literacy and numeracy to performing and visual arts, from running to student emotional and social learning. I congratulate our students who have put in a huge effort and progressed in their learning.

Although it is a hectic time of year, it is the time when I most realize how blessed we all are to be a part of the Rancho School community. Parents and teachers commit their time and energy every day toward creating a nurturing environment in which children can thrive! We wish our fifth graders all the best as they journey on to middle school. They are a wonderful bunch of students and I particularly like their sense of responsibility and their sense of humor. They are a talented group of young people and we all wish them every success in the future.

I would also like to congratulate our hard working and caring staff members who have made a huge difference in our students this year. Their commitment is outstanding and our kids are the beneficiaries. Well wishes, albeit with saddened hearts, to Mrs. Givens and Mrs. Swenson, who are moving into a new chapter in their lives – retirement! You have been a gift to us and we wish you a happy retirement filled with love, laughter and happiness!

Finally, I would like to thank our Rancho parents who have helped their children in the learning process; the partnership between home and school is important and I know that thanks needs to go to parents for supporting their child’s learning. Thanks to all who have contributed in ways small, large and unimaginable! Copying for Friday folders, filling those folders, working in the library or computer lab, driving on field trips, helping with school pictures, vision and hearing screenings, providing food and/or organizing lunches for teachers, organizing PTA events, working at these events…supporting or working in countless ways and providing the resources to do what we dream and know is good for children.

Thanks for getting your kids to school on time each day, for kind notes of encouragement that mean so much, for sending your kids with healthy lunches obviously packed with love, for making sure homework gets done…and turned in. Thank you for providing rich and engaging, well-rounded experiences for your children and knowing that education is about joy, wonder and fostering curiosity, along with the development of social skills so needed to succeed. For these and a million other things, we are truly grateful.

May your summer be filled with play, exploration and time outdoors. This is a great way to learn and we live in an amazing place for it, don’t we!

For your planning calendar, the first day of school begins on Monday, August 24, 2015. Back to School Night is September 3, 2015. Rancho RoundUp is the afternoon of August 20 and morning of August 21, 2015. Until then, enjoy a restful and replenishing summer with your families.

Keep smiling,

Steve Martin




Today: 9/1/15

Attendance Line

Please call the attendance line to report your child's absence at 925 606-4748 opt 2 by 8:30 AM.


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Volunteer at Rancho

Thank you for volunteering your time and joining with us to ensure a safe environment for our students. Rancho welcomes the involvement of families and community members in our school. Please click here to begin the application process.

Student Registration

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

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.

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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