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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,

Our goal this year is to ensure that every Rancho student attends school regularly. Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and in life.

We realize some absences are unavoidable due to health problems or other circumstances. But, we also know that when students miss too much school – regardless of the reason – it can cause them to fall behind academically. Your child is less likely to succeed if he or she is chronically absent – which means missing 18 or more days over the course of an entire school year. Research shows:

  • Children chronically absent in kindergarten and 1st grade are much less likely to read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade
  • By 6th grade chronic absence is a proven early warning sign for students at risk for dropping out of school
  • By 9th grade good attendance can predict graduation rates even better than 8th grade test scores

Clearly going to school regularly matters!

We don’t want your child to fall behind in school and get discouraged. Please ensure that your child attends school every day and arrives on time. Here are a few practical tips to help support regular attendance.

  • Make sure your children keep a regular bedtime and establish a morning routine
  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before
  • Ensure your children go to school every day unless they are truly sick
  • Avoid scheduling vacations or doctor appointments when school is in session
  • Talk to teachers and counselors for advice if your children feel anxious about going to school
  • Develop back up plans for getting to school if something comes up; call on a family member, neighbor or another parent to take your child to school

Let us know how we can best support you and your children so they can show up for school on time every day. We want your child to be successful in school! If you have any questions or need more information please contact Carolyn Allen, Office Assistant, at Rancho School.


Steve Martin



Today: 11/26/15
All Day: No School

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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