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Character Ed


   10/1 Gratitude


   9/24 Respect

   9/17 Cheating

   9/10 Rules for Living

   9/3 Manners



   8/27 First Week of School

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.



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

Principal's Message

Dear Rancho Families,

     Welcome back! I hope you all had an excellent summer vacation filled with countless memories and that you all experienced some rest, relaxation and an opportunity to rejuvenate. I look forward to hearing stories from the students the first few weeks of school. As I begin my second year as Rancho’s principal and my 22nd year in public education, it is my delight to welcome our families to the 2014-15 school year! Our school is rich with wonderful families and creative students who always strive to reach their best!

     I am honored to work with your children, our dedicated staff and supportive proud parents. Together we support all students by effectively addressing their learning and behavioral needs. Daily we make decisions based on what is best for student achievement. I am energized and excited to return after a wonderful summer break (17 glorious days in Cabo) and continue to lead this challenging and most important work. We invite our student, staff and parent community to model our school character traits, emphasizing the importance to our students of respecting each other, accepting responsibility for their choices and engaging in learning.

     Our campus was sparkling clean on our first day of school as we welcomed 550+ students and 50 staff members. We welcome the following new teachers to Rancho: Kristina Pinto, K/1st grade SDC teacher; Katie Rainey, 1st grade teacher; Chelsea Herbert, 3rd grade teacher; Debbie Roadarmel, 4th/5th grade SDC teacher; Brigitte Brierley, Science Specialist; and Sara Nawim, Science Specialist. We also welcome the following support staff: Arcelia Nuño, Head Custodian; Holley Nordvik, K/1st grade SDC paraprofessional; Torri Silva, 2nd/3rd grade SDC paraprofessional; Coleen Small, 4th/5th grade SDC paraprofessional; Caroline Gary, Speech; and Melissa Griffith, Child Welfare Specialist. We welcome our new Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten students and their parents to our community! I am excited with our new additions and wish our retirees, Mary Martha Swanson, Linda Stevens and Don Ladnier, a long, happy and healthy retirement!


  • Please arrive early to allow time to find limited school or street parking. The front lot is for staff parking only. Please do not park in the staff lot. Parking can also be found on nearby Roma, Turino, Tanager, Curlew and Arlington Streets.
  • No school on Labor Day, Monday, September 1.
  • Back to School Night is Thursday, September 4, 2014, from 6:00-7:15pm.
  • Rancho Family Movie Night is Friday, September 5, 2014. The Lego Movie will be featured and admission is free! Spanky’s Dog House, root beer floats and other snacks will be available for purchase.
  • Class pictures and individual makeup/retake pictures will be taken on September 24, 2014.
  • Toys, games, trading cards and other play related items or personal property must be left at home. These items pose a distraction to the teachers and learning process.
  • During school hours, all visitors must check in at the office and wear a visitor sticker.
  • School starts daily at 8:30am. Dismissal is at 1:30pm for TK/K, 2:40pm for 1st-3rd grades and 2:50pm for 4th-5th grades. All students are dismissed at 1:30pm on Wednesday’s.

     The Rancho staff thanks you for entrusting your children with us. We welcome your partnership in their education. I look forward to seeing you all on September 4 for our Back to School Night where you will have the opportunity to hear about the goals and objectives that your child’s teacher has planned for this year. My door is always open so please stop by anytime if you have a question or if I can help in any way.

     I hope you have a wonderful school year and as always, if you have any questions, concerns or ideas, please feel free to contact me: stevemartin@lvjusd.k12.ca.us or 925-606-4748 x6675.

Warmest Regards,

Steve Martin

Rancho Principal

Kids don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care!

Today: 10/1/14

Student Registration

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

Kindergarten 2014-15

What to Expect in Kindergarten is an informative presentation about helping your student succeed in Kindergarten.

Attendance Line

Call the attendance line to report your child's absence at 925 606-4748 opt 2


If you would like the newsletter emailed to you, please send an email to Carolyn Allen.

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.

Event Highlights

May 2012 Bike Stunt video

Sept 2011 Native American Day photos

June 2011 Olympic Day photos

April 2011 Beautification Day photos

April 2011 Science Night photos

March 2011 Spirit Assembly photos

2011 Radio Disney video/photos

2010 Ron Boren video



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