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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 pleased to inform you that Rancho Las Positas Elementary School has received the distinguished recognition of being named a California Gold Ribbon School! The award reflects Rancho’s success in creating a positive learning atmosphere for our students in our reading intervention program. Our success is a direct result of our dedicated, creative, talented staff and our supportive community.

Rancho is planning to celebrate with a school barbecue at 5:00 PM on Friday, June 10, on the school blacktop. Hope to see you all there – more information to follow!


It is often said that spring is the time for new beginnings, new blossoms and fresh starts. But for those of us in education (and our students) sometimes it feels quite the opposite; the school year draws to a close just as the weather is getting warmer and the flowers are blooming. Most of us remember being students and excitedly anticipating warmer weather and summer evenings that signaled the end of the school year was fast approaching and summer vacation was just ahead.


As a principal, my perspective has changed. Spring is no longer just a gateway into summer vacation, but a chance to observe the progress and student success around me. It is a time to take inventory, to really stop and notice all of the positive changes Rancho students have gone through over the course of the school year, to see how they have matured, both as students and human beings.

It’s also a time to have an attitude of gratitude with our amazing Rancho PTA Executive Board: Co-presidents and Parliamentarians Julie Cato and April Wilder; Vice Presidents Georgette Thomason, Janeane Simpkins, Monica Craighead and Sarah Carder; Secretary Kristen Cumming; Treasurer Andrea Gozzo; Auditor Kevin Forde; and Historian Jennifer Lacy. There were so many successful events this year and I appreciate all of the dedicated, supportive and committed parents for the precious time and energy you all gave to Rancho. 


I hope you’re able to take time and to reflect on the good things that have happened this year with you and your family. I wish you all a safe and relaxing summer!


Steve Martin


Today: 7/28/16

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.


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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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