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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), can be found here.

Practice tests for the online CAASPP 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,

I am always proud to share the many ways Rancho assists with so many worthwhile events and always comes together to help others. Congratulations to our school community for raising over $2,800 for Pennies for Patients which benefits patients and improves the quality of life of patients and their families with lymphoma and leukemia. Outstanding! This is awesome! Thank you to Student Council and our 5th grade team, Ms. Brierley, Mrs. Forde, Mrs. Mitchell and Mr. Worth, for organizing this event. Thank you all for making a difference!

Kindergarten/Transitional Kindergarten Registration Fair. Thank you to my office team, Carolyn Allen and Melanie Henderson, and Rancho K/TK teachers, Mrs. Avila Forde, Mrs. Gomes, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Pastrnak, Mrs. Pierson and Ms. Pinto. If you missed our K/TK Registration Fair on February 25 and 26 at the Robert Livermore Community Center, please go to our Rancho website, rancho.schoolloop.com, and click on the student registration tab on the right side of the homepage. We at Rancho look forward to beginning your child’s educational journey and laying the foundation for a successful educational experience!

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 13, 2016. 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: 4/29/16
7:05 PM Rancho Night at the A's

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rancho - A Cool School

Click here to watch the Rancho video clip from KPIX Channel 5 on January 24, 2014.



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