Individual student, classroom and office supplies are always very much appreciated. Please click here for requested donations for the school year.
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Welcome to Rancho Las Positas
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 1, 2017. Please DO NOT INCLUDE TEACHER NAME(S) in your letter as those that do will not be considered.
Promoting Safe and Healthy Use of Technology
Technology can be a great resource for our children today, but it can also be a danger. It is important for parents to continue supervising their child’s use of computers and mobile devices, even when they are old enough to explore on their own. Some parental controls that parents can utilize include: filtering and blocking certain websites, blocking outgoing content so your child can’t share personal information online, software that only allows your child to access the internet for certain hours of the day, browsers that are filtered for kids, kid-oriented search engines, and monitoring tools that help you see what your kids are viewing.
Rancho Celebrates the Joy of Reading
Rancho students, staff and families celebrated the joy of reading during Read Across America Day on Thursday, March 2, Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Twelve Rancho staff, many in pajamas, attended Bedtime Books from 6:30-7:30pm. Teachers read a story, rotating through classrooms in the A building. The evening concluded in the MPR with hot cocoa and a cookie. Big Fun!
The following day, Friday, March 3, was Family Fun Fitness Friday and our Rancho Book Parade. The blacktop was transformed into a magical circular formation of costumes, banners and smiling faces on display for parents and the community to enjoy. Rancho Readers Rock!
As always, thank you for your support of Rancho,
Click HERE to register students in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.
Click HERE for information regarding transfers and open enrollment in LVJUSD.
Please call the attendance line to report your child's absence at 925 606-4748 opt 2 by 8:30 AM.
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.
What to Expect in Kindergarten is an informative presentation about helping your student succeed in Kindergarten.
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.