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OFFICE HOURS

Mon 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tue 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wed (1st, 3rd, 5th) 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wed (2nd, 4th) 8:00 AM - 2:45 PM
Thu 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

HEALTH SERVICES

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

 

Pertussis Community Update

 

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

Our mission is to provide a safe and enriching learning environment where lifelong learning is promoted and everyone is encouraged to achieve their personal best. We believe education is an enjoyable and satisfying endeavor. We value our professional learning community with its engaging and nurturing atmosphere where all are respected.

We trust you will find the information, including the calendar 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

Hello 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, 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, 2018. 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.

 

  • Pay attention to how your kids act during and after watching TV, playing video games, or hanging out online. If they're using high-quality, age-appropriate media; their behavior is positive; and their screen-time activities are balanced with plenty of healthy screen-free ones, there's no need to worry.
  • If you're concerned about heavy media use, consider creating a schedule that works for your family. This can include weekly screen-time limits, limits on the kinds of screens kids can use, and guidelines on the types of activities they can do or programs they can watch. Make sure to get your kids' input so the plan teaches media literacy and self-regulation, and use this as an opportunity to discover what they like watching, introduce new shows and apps for them to try, or schedule a family movie night.

Steve Martin, Rancho Principal

California Healthy Kids Survey

Parents, your students will be taking the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) online this month.  It is an anonymous survey focused on youth resilience and health risk behavior.  The data collected will be used to help improve health and prevention programs offered to students that can promote academic success, well-being, and positive development of our youth.  If you would like to view the content of the survey, you can ask the school office to see a copy of the survey or you can click here:   http://www.livermoreschools.com/curriculum.

 

Today: 6/24/18

Student Registration

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

Transfers

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

Kindergarten 2018-19

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.

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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All Kids Are Our Kids

The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District affirms its unwavering commitment to support all students. The District mission - Each student will graduate with the skills needed to contribute and thrive in a changing world - is a promise to each student in our District.

 

Read the affirmation, All Kids Are Our Kids: Affirmation of a Safe, Supportive, and Respectful School District  (Spanish version)

 

Read the FAQs about Equal Access and Student Safety  (Spanish version)

Livermore Police Chief's letter to the community on local immigration policy  (Spanish version)

 

Newsletter

Please register at PeachJar  to receive the Rancho newsletter.

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.

 

 

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