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2015-2016 Bell Schedule


Grades 1-5

1st Day of School Tuesday, Aug. 25th (Minimum Day):

Kindergarten 8:30-10:00

Grades 1-5 8:30-11:55 

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Principal's Message


Happy New Year From Rancho Romero

January has already slipped away but not without an abundance of important work and new contributions to teaching and learning.

Students in K-5 transitioned into the second half of a district mathematics pilot.  In March elementary teachers will decide on a new Common Core Standards aligned math curricula.


Rancho Romero, in partnership with the Child Abuse Prevention Counsel, initiated a pilot program called Speak Up, Be Safe.  Speak Up Be Safe is a research based, comprehensive, primary prevention curriculum that equips children and their adult community with skills they need to play a significant role in the prevention or interruption of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, and neglect. The school-based curriculum utilizes web-based tools, focusing on building self-esteem and safety skills within the child, to include addressing today's societal risks children encounter everyday such as internet and cell phone safety.


In January, Heather Cantero, district psychologist and trainer, started a 7-week series for parents to explore Positive Discipline strategies that teach valuable life skills, as well as tools for gaining cooperation within the family. Parents and caregivers are learning non-punitive methods to encourage and empower children and adults. 


Through the generosity of our parent community audio systems were installed in January in each classroom in the school. The audio systems, otherwise called RedCats or Lightspeed, provide audibility with superior speech intelligibility. The sound fills the room with the teacher’s natural voice and enables students to hear every word no matter where they sit in the classroom.  This gift to each classroom will allow students to hear better and, therefore, learn better, and; have full access to the teacher’s natural voice.


As evidence of the outstanding district and schools in which we serve, all twenty-one elementary schools were notified in November of eligibility to apply for a statewide Gold Ribbon Award. The Gold Ribbon Award is based on academic success, and vibrant and innovative teaching and learning. Each school has since submitted an application.  Rancho Romero selected to write about one Signature Practice that has focused on building a digital learning environment, guaranteeing our students will be prepared for the next level of learning, the next grade, and their future.  In January the school was notified of advancement to the next step, a validation visit.


The passion, dedication, and resolute commitment to pursue academic excellence, inspire creativity, strengthen character, build leadership and activate civic responsibility is observed every day by our teachers, parent partners and students.  We look forward to a great second half of the year.

"Children make your life important."

— Erma Bombeck, American humorist


TK/Kindergarten Enrollment 2016-2017

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This website is not sponsored by the school.  Information provided on this website may be available to Parent Teacher Associations and other educational benefit foundations as well as school personnel as required. 

Rancho Romero Vision

Rancho Romero is a community of learners joined together in a nurturing and safe environment. All staff members are committed to providing students with the tools to become productive and responsible citizens of the Twenty-first Century. It is essential that our students acquire skills in gathering, organizing, and analyzing information as well as developing skills in critical thinking and problem solving. Students will have access to modern technology and use these tools in their everyday lives. They must be able to express themselves through written and oral communication as well as the arts. Students need to be actively engaged in both mental and physical activities to keep their minds and bodies healthy and fit. Parents and community members take an active role in supporting and encouraging all members of the school population.  The teachers, support staff, and parents work together to prepare students for the future with high expectations for all and a unified commitment to education.  


Minimum Days

Dear Parents and Families:

This Thursday, October 8 will be the first of three newly added minimum days.  The purpose of these minimum days is for staff professional development, including collaboration across schools within the same middle school feeder pattern.  Please note the following minimum days and times. 

October 8, 2015
Kindergarten                       8:15-11:36
First-Fifth                            8:30-12:00

February 18, 2016
Kindergarten                       8:15-11:36
First-Fifth                            8:30-12:00

May 6, 2016
Kindergarten                        8:15-11:36
First-Fifth                            8:30-12:00 

Skye Larsh Faraghan, Principal

Important Announcements


IMPORTANT:   SRVUSD Volunteer Requirements

  • ALL Rancho Romero volunteers MUST register through the SRVUSD online volunteer management system (VMS).  For more information, please CLICK HERE.
  • To begin the volunteer registration process, CLICK HERE.
  • If you have completed the volunteer registration process and are an approved field-trip driver, please note that your driver's license and insurance information need to remain current.  Please log into VMS to make sure that your information is valid.
  • Registered volunteers/field trip drivers, CLICK HERE to review your profile and volunteer assignments.


Personal Belief Exemption Law Information


Effective January 1, 2016 Personal Belief Exemptions (PBE) will NO LONGER be accepted for required immunizations for students in Transitional Kindergarten through Twelfth grade. The ONLY exception will be for medical exemptions and these require a doctor’s signature. 



No Run Club in February 2016


2/1-2/5  Kindness Matters Week

2/3        Talent Show Auditions 2:00  MU

2/12      Twin Day

2/15      President's Day - No School


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A Parent Workshop About the Positive Discipline way with children



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Contact Us

Rancho Romero Elementary
180 Hemme Ave.
Alamo, CA 94507

Office Hours: 7:30-4:00

Office Phone: 855-5700 

Attendance Line: 855-5799



In an effort to reduce student stress and respond to the evolving instructional practices, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District revised its homework policy for the 2015-2016 school year in order to:



  • Limit the overall volume of homework;
  • Eliminate homework over breaks;
  • Develop a more effective system to communicate and implement the policy; and
  • Align with the Common Core State Standards and other legal requirements.



As a follow-up to this work, the District is surveying parents, teachers and middle and high school students on the effectiveness of the revised policy. Survey results will be used to help identify the best practices for homework and improve the implementation of our homework policy. The survey is anonymous and should take 5-10 minutes to complete. The survey closes on Tuesday, February 16. Below is a link to the parent survey:



2015-16 Homework Survey for Parents



If you have questions or concerns about your child’s homework, please contact your child’s teacher. If you have questions about the Homework Policy or this survey, please check the District’s homework policy page or contact Director of Instruction Jason Reimann at jreimann@srvusd.net.


On Tuesday, December 15, 2015, the San Ramon Valley Board of Education approved the 2016-2017 Instructional Calendar. This calendar ends the first semester before the Winter Break, shifting the calendar forward by one week.


The San Ramon Valley Unified School District would like to thank the many people who worked on the calendar and provided valuable input through email and at Board of Education meetings. The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is fortunate to benefit from a community that engages in our processes for the betterment of all students.


To view the new 2016-2017 instructional calendar click on the link below:


2016-2017 SRVUSD Instructional Calendar


Some key points of the new calendar include:

  • School starts on Monday, August 15, 2016.
  • School ends on Thursday, June 1, 2017.
  • The first semester ends prior to winter break on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.
  • Winter break ends and the second semester begins on Monday, January 9, 2017.
  • Spring Break occurs from April 3-7, 2017.
  • The five fall conference days occur from October 3-7, 2016
  • Spring conference days are spread-out. They will be on January 23, February 13-14 and March 6-7.
  • Finals will take place Dec. 16 (A Period), 19-21 and May 26 (A Period), 30-31 and June 1.



In the spring of 2014, SRVUSD formed an Instructional Calendar Exploration Committee to examine the community’s interests, and the positives and negatives of ending the first semester prior to Winter Break. From that process, the committee developed a draft calendar that was shared with staff, parents and the community.


After sending out the draft 2016-2017 Instructional Calendar that proposes shifting the first semester to end prior to the Winter Break (thus shifting the calendar forward by one week), the SRVUSD received public input both in favor and against the proposed change.  Over the summer, SRVUSD staff continued to gather input and research questions raised by the community. From this information staff developed a report that can be viewed by clicking the link below:


SRVUSD Instructional Calendar Exploration Report


After reading the report, community members were invited to provide input. Comments were collected and included in a presentation to the Board of Education on October 20, 2015 Board Meeting. The Board did  not take action on the calendar at this meeting, but heard public comments and held a discussion. 


After the calendar was bargained with SRVUSD's three employee groups, on December 15, 2015, the Board of Education approved the final 2016-2017 instructional calendar.


The following Questions and Answers were developed based on questions received during the process. Please click the link below to learn more about the instructional calendar exploration conversation.


Instructional Calendar Exploration Q&A


Questions about the proposed 2016-2017 Instructional Calendar and the Instructional Calendar Exploration Report can be sent to InstructionalCalendar@srvusd.net.