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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,

Toward the end of each school year, the staff at Rancho Las Positas begins planning for next school year. We are committed to building balanced classrooms. Research indicates that achievement is higher in classrooms that have healthy dynamics and we seek to build the best possible dynamics in EVERY classroom. Classes must be created that are balanced for number of students, gender, academic levels, personality types, student behaviors, special needs, etc., and this is no easy task. As part of this process, the staff must make recommendations for student placement that best meet the needs of all the students. Although teachers’ styles may vary, each grade level spends significant time collaborating together to make sure the same grade level standards are applied and, from class to class, each student receives a comparable education. Teachers, administrators and specialists will follow a systematic process to ensure each child is placed in an appropriate and positive learning environment.

Please be assured our staff will do their best to match your child with a teacher who will meet his/her needs. Parents often have a preferred teacher, and teachers have families with whom they have built relationships. However, allowing parent requests severely hampers our staff’s ability to create balanced classes. As a result we have a NO TEACHER REQUEST policy. If you feel your child has a specific need we may not be aware of, then please submit a short letter in writing to me explaining the special need or information pertinent to your child’s placement by May 15, 2015. Please DO NOT INCLUDE TEACHER NAME(S) in your letter as those that do will not be considered.

As always, thank you for your support of Rancho,

Steve Martin




Today: 6/2/15
All Day: 4th grade play
2:40 PM Menchies fundraiser


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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