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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.


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


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

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.


Rancho RoundUp and School Pictures

Thursday, August 17, 2017


Suggested time by first letter of student's last name:


10:00 – 11:00

A – B

11:00 – 12:00

C – F

12:00 – 1:00

G – J

1:00 – 2:00

K – M

2:00 – 3:00

3:00 – 4:00

4:00 – 5:00

5:00 – 6:00

N – Q

R – S

T – Z




*Open to those unable to come earlier in the day.


Portrait packages available for purchase online at mylifetouch.com using Picture Day ID: BY417021Q0

Order forms also be available at RoundUp (exact payment - cash or check - required for this option)


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 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,

Steve Martin




Today: 8/19/17

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)


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.


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.

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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.

Kindergarten 2017-18

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.




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