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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.


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


CAASPP Testing

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

Practice tests for the online CAASPP can be found here.

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.



This year, the Rancho PTA is trying a new fundraiser that has been wildly successful in several other schools! Like them, we hope the Read-A-Thon will become our main fundraiser, replacing the need for product or brochure sales. We are raising funds to support programs like, kid connection, help staff a full time Librarian and purchase much needed technology for our classes. All students are strongly encouraged to participate in order to make this a fun and profitable fundraiser for our school. The best way to make the Read-A-Thon work for you is to create an online account! It makes it much easier for you to request pledges from your family and friends, and then for them to make secure credit card donations online. You can track donations, and requests, all in one spot.  This is simple and easy to set up! It should take you no more than 5 minutes. It is even accessible via your smart phone.



Principal's Message

Dear Rancho Families,


Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! I hope that you have all enjoyed your summer and spent time connecting with family and friends. I also hope you are relaxed, recharged and ready to start a new school year. I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your children.


All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. Our skilled and devoted staff is already planning and preparing for your child(ren). Our enthusiastic office team is registering new families, ordering needed materials and updating student files. Our hard working and conscientious custodians have spent summer cleaning our campus. And, our much appreciated Rancho PTA is gearing up to welcome families, provide volunteer opportunities and offer exciting events. A BIG THANK YOU to last year’s co-presidents, Julie Cato and April Wilder, along with the 2015-16 PTA Executive Board. I want to extend a warm welcome and my gratitude to new PTA President Julia Marasco! Thank you for stepping up to the plate and offering your time and energy to make Rancho the special school it is. ¡Muchas gracias! We are indeed a joyous and caring community with the common goals of nurturing responsible, caring students and promoting high level learning.


Student Placement: A great deal of time, effort and thought has gone into the process of student placement for the 2016-17 school year. Careful consideration was given to input from staff and families as well as student learning styles. Classrooms have been balanced academically and socially. Our class lists are structured to provide equitable class sizes at each grade level. Moving students is difficult without causing imbalance and inequities. Thank you so much for being positive with your child(ren) and helping him or her understand that it is impossible to place all students with a preferred best friend or teacher. ALL of our staff work hard to make a positive experience for ALL students. Rancho is eagerly looking forward to enriching your child’s life. Thank you for understanding that it can take a few weeks to acclimate to a new grade, peer group and teacher.


Thank you all who are helping prepare for the new school year. Your commitment to ensuring that Rancho School remains a Gold Ribbon celebrated school is awe inspiring. I eagerly look forward to greeting fabulous students and families again. It remains an honor and privilege to serve as your principal. Please be sure to say, “Hello.” Together I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all.


Best Regards,

Steve Martin


Today: 9/30/16
All Day: Rancho Read-A-Thon Ends

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.


Attendance Line

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


Please register at PeachJar  to receive the Rancho newsletter.


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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.


Click HERE for information regarding transfers and open enrollment in LVJUSD.

Kindergarten 2016-17

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



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