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Posted 5/30/21

Important Dates

5/31 - Memorial Day (No School)

6/1 - Yearbook Distribution

6/3 - Last Day of School (Minimum Day - Monday Remote Schedule)

6/3 - Fifth Grade Drive Thru Car Parade (See Schedule)

6/3 - Access Spring Report Cards at 12pm

8/10 - First Day of School for 2021-2022 School Year


Principal’s Message

It has been another memorable, yet challenging year at Rancho Romero Elementary School.  This is where learning and new experiences take place.  I am proud of everything that our school has accomplished and how we dealt with unforeseen challenges of COVID-19.  I am so pleased with our dedication and perseverance through all the changes in both remote and hybrid/full in-person.


Thank you to all our teachers and staff for many long hours of hard work and dedication.  Thank you to our SSC, PTA, RREF, parents, and the greater community for enriching our school with an abundance of resources.  And finally, thank you to our students for their academic enthusiasm and hunger for learning.


I would like to congratulate our fifth graders, who will be leaving us to embark on a new journey.  I know they are destined to do great things.  I am so proud of them and wish them all the best in middle school.


It has been my pleasure to celebrate the end of another spectacular year with all of you with ever-lasting memories.  Thank you for making this school such a wonderful place! 


Enjoy your summer!


Accessing Spring Report Cards

Parents can access the Elementary Report Card by logging into the Illuminate System after 12pm on Thursday, June 3rd. To access the Illuminate System:

  • Go to: srvusd.illuminatehc.com
  • Enter Username: Username is student email without the students.srvusd.net> (For example: rr.jsmith)
  • Enter Password: Password is  -  ID#studentid (For eg. ID#123456)
    • Student email and ID# can be found by logging into Infinite Campus
    • Click on the left navigation bar
    • Click
  • In Illuminate Click
  • Select on the left Navigation Bar


Parent Volunteers

Thank you so much for your support this school year, especially during these unprecedented times.  We appreciate your dedication to our students, staff, and Rancho community.  Thank you for all that you do in the classroom (remotely), SSC, PTA, RREF, supervision, and much more!  We cannot express our gratitude enough.  We are looking forward to more volunteer opportunities next school year!


5th Grade Celebration

We are excited to celebrate our 5th Graders as they head off to middle school next year! On the last day of school (June 3rd), several events will take place to honor them. June 3rd is a remote day for all students, however, 5th graders will have the opportunity to be on campus for their final day of elementary school from 8:45-10:00am. Here is a schedule for the final day:

  • 8:00-8:30: 5th Grade Slideshow (AT HOME)
    • We will watch the slideshow together as a class. Families are encouraged to join and watch with us!
  • 8:45-10:00: Yearbook Signing/Games (ON CAMPUS)
    • 5th Graders can come to campus from 8:45-10:00am to sign each other’s yearbooks as well as play some games.
  • 11:30-12:30: Drive Thru Car Parade (ON CAMPUS)
    • Drive through the Rancho loop one final time with your 5th graders as the Rancho staff cheers for them as they head to middle school!  Feel free to decorate your car or make your own signs.
      • Abbott - 11:30am
      • Clausen - 11:45am
      • Raney - 12:05pm

*We are also excited to have our seniors come back to visit us!  Seniors will have their drive thru starting at 12:30pm.


Yearbook Distribution

Yearbooks will be distributed on Tuesday, 6/1, in class for in-person students.  If remote classes have a materials distribution on Tuesday, 6/1, students can pick up their yearbook with the distribution.  If remote classes do not have a distribution on Tuesday, 6/1, students can pick up their yearbook from school between 2:45pm-3:45pm or the next day.  Thank you for submitting pictures for our yearbook this school year!  Looking forward to sharing our memories!


Bell Schedule for 2021-2022 School Year

For the 2021-2022 school year, Rancho Romero will begin at 8:00AM and end at 2:30PM.  Wednesdays will be minimum days (early dismissal).  There will be an early bird and late bird (SLIP) schedule for Kindergarten and 1st grade students on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays (excluding Wednesdays).  The Fall Assessment Days have been scheduled for August 12th-August 20th following the early bird (SLIP) schedule.  More details to come.  First day of school is Tuesday, August 10th.  Check out the 2021-2022 Instructional Calendar.


REAL Remarkable Roadrunners for May

Check out May’s Assembly here. Congratulations to all of our REAL Remarkable Roadrunners for May who were responsible students.


2021-2022 Instructional Calendar

The first day of the 2021-2022 school year is on Tuesday, August 10th. Please check the instructional calendar carefully as you plan your summer break and vacations.  More details regarding the bell schedule to come.


2021-2022 Annual Update

The 2021-2022 Annual Update will open on Monday, June 14, and must be completed before the first day of school.  The Annual Update is a district-wide process held each year to verify household and emergency contact information as well as complete annual release acknowledgement and permission requirements.  Please check your Campus Portal on June 14.  Click here for the Annual Update frequently asked questions. 


Return Technology Devices

If your child borrowed a school device and is currently not using it, please drop it off in the school office by Wednesday, June 2nd.  If you plan to drop-off Chromebooks at the end of the school year, technology devices/hotspots can be dropped off at the following location, dates, and times:

Location Drop-Off: Sycamore Elementary School

Dates: June 3, June 4, and June 7

Times: 8:00am-4:00pm


Missing the Last 10 Days/First 3 Days of School

As you plan your summer vacation, please note that the last day of school is Thursday, June 3.  Students should be in attendance through the last day of school, to maintain their enrollment at Rancho Romero.  Independent study contracts will not be issued the last 10 days of school. 


School will resume on Tuesday, August 10, 2021.  If your child does not attend the first three days of school, your student may lose their space at Rancho Romero.  Please click here for the SRVUSD policy regarding missing the last ten days/first three days of the school year.


Decision Tree - Sick Students

Students who are displaying symptoms will need to follow the Decision Tree in order to return back to school.  Siblings and staff of the sick student will also need to follow the Decision Tree.  Our office will be emailing families detailed directions to be cleared.  If students are absent from school due to illness or quarantine, please contact the teacher for make-up work.  If you have any questions, please email the office at rroffice-staff@srvusd.net.  Thank you for your support in keeping our school healthy and safe.


If there are any positive cases at school, we will notify the Rancho community.  SRVUSD have updated the Reopening Dashboard on our district website to reflect the additional work that has been done. You can also check out the COVID Tracking Dashboard.  This COVID Dashboard will allow you to monitor, in a very transparent manner, COVID-19 activity in the SRVUSD.


Interested in Volunteering for Lunch Supervision?

If you are interested in helping with lunch supervision, please sign-up at: tinyurl.com/rrlunchsupervision


We are looking for volunteers to help with one or both lunches.  Grades 1-2 will have their lunch at 11:00-11:45am and Grades 3-5 will have their lunch from 11:50-12:35pm.  Parent volunteers will be asked to show up 10 minutes early to check-in and get their volunteer assignment. Thank you for your support!


Looking for a Noon Duty Supervisor

We are in need of a noon duty supervisor for our site.  Please email rr.office-staff@srvusd.net, if you are interested.  You can find the employment opportunities at: https://www.srvusd.net/employmentopportunities


Thank You, Lamorinda Pizza

Thank you, Lamorinda Pizza in Alamo, for your support!  We appreciate you.


We REALLY Need YOU!!!

RREF is on the hunt for parents interested in getting helping large and small next year. Our students and our school need parent volunteers to be successful. Please join us and help Rancho earn dollars that benefit every student. We’re actively recruiting for the following positions:

  • President
  • Secretary
  • Gala chair/s
  • Merchant outreach chair
  • Spirit fundraising chair


Grab a friend and take on one position together, it's a great way to get involved and make a difference for our students.


Please reach out to Ally Krueger for more information.


“There’s No Place Like Rancho!” Virtual Auction - Thank You

Thank you to the families who supported our virtual auction last week. We will have fundraising totals to release very soon. Your support truly makes a difference for all students at Rancho Romero.

If you missed the virtual event there’s still time to contribute to our two Fund-A-Need campaigns. Please consider making a donation to one of these initiatives:

  • Classroom Literacy: We are in need of new books for our classroom libraries and book clubs. To promote the love for reading, we would like to update our current classroom libraries so students can select from a variety of interesting genres. Book club books are also needed to support students’ reading in our Reader’s Workshop.
  • School Improvements: Our school is in need of some updates! We need support with getting outdoor tables and equipment. We would like to make sure we have more tables for our students to eat lunch outdoors! Shade structures and electronic marquee are on our wishlist. 

 

Additionally, we have just a few spots left in the Prosecco and Pilates party with Level Up With Laurie. Grab your ticket today before it sells out.


Rancho RUN Club Achievements

Congratulations to the Rancho RoadRUNners, especially the top finishers, for their perseverance and efforts this year with virtual Run Club!


We had a total of 15 participants, who ran 340 total miles and 12 total marathons!


Of these students, 9 runners are being recognized with a certificate and medal for their achievement in at least a half-marathon total. The top male and female runners also received a personalized stainless water bottle.


Henry B. - 83 miles

Maisy C. - 50 miles

Sofia C. - 44 miles

Cristian C. - 43 miles

Riaan M. - 32 miles

Haley G. - 21 miles

Hudson H. - 19 miles

Tyler G. - 16 miles

Logan H. - 14 miles


If you are interested in having your child participate in the Run Club, we will start up again in the Fall.  Any questions?  Please reach out to Karen Halm.


Join Us for Rancho PTA Events for 2021-2022!

Dear Rancho Families,


The Rancho Romero PTA needs your help to bring back our favorite events for the 2021-2022 school year!  Please use this Google Form to mark the PTA events/committees you might be interested in helping with during the upcoming school year.  We're also welcome to new ideas and programs so feel free to share those on the form as well!


We are hoping for a more “normal” year (under then-required state/county/district guidelines).  Remember meeting your teacher before the first day of school with an ice pop?  Remember family social events like the ice cream social and BINGO night?  Remember the live talent show?  Remember carnival?  Parent volunteers are critical to our PTA’s mission as they help organize and execute ALL of the PTA-sponsored activities and events that make Rancho such a special school.  Without parent volunteers, these events will not happen.


And for those of you that joined Rancho in 2020 or 2021 and don’t even know what these events are….we want to meet you, get you involved and incorporate your new ideas for ways to celebrate our students, staff and community! 


We hope you’ll check out some of our volunteer opportunities below. Please this Google Form to indicate interest in helping out with any of these activities, or just to ask that someone from PTA contact you to discuss opportunities.  No PTA experience is required!  Please note that you will still need to officially join the PTA during online registration in August.


We look forward to working with you.  If you have any questions, please contact our PTA President, Annalisa Graham, at RanchoPTAPres@gmail.com


Rancho Romero PTA


PTA Events & Volunteer Opportunities for 2021-2022


Back-to-School Events

  • Teacher Meet & Greet: before school starts, students stop by Rancho to meet their teachers and enjoy an ice pop
  • Welcome Back Coffee: a chance for parents to meet and mingle in the courtyard during the first week of school
  • August Staff Luncheon: PTA provides a catered luncheon for our staff to welcome them back to school

Social/Family Events

  • Ice Cream Social
  • Bingo Night
  • Movie Night/Afternoon
  • Talent Show
  • End-of-Year Carnival

Other Opportunities

  • Run Club: Before-school club that gives kids a chance to get outside and exercise with friends
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (DEIC): plan special events throughout the year to support committee and district initiatives
  • Staff Appreciation Week
  • Yearbook
  • Online Registration
  • Red Ribbon Week, October 2021
  • Sister School: Assist with donation drives to support Rancho’s sister school
  • Run for Education: Coordinate with the district Ed Fund on their annual run fundraiser
  • School Garden


Join Our Team!  Rancho’s 2021-2022 PTA Executive Board

Are you looking for a way to get more involved and stay informed on everything happening at Rancho?  The PTA invites you to consider joining our 2021-2022 PTA Executive Board.  Please email RanchoPTAPres@gmail.com if you are interested in learning more!


SRVUSD Weekly Updates

Student Safety Message 5/21/21

May 4, 2021 Board Brief 5/5/21

News from Superintendent Malloy 4/29/21

Message from the Superintendent and Board of Education 4/20/21


Grab & Go Lunch

The next GNG Meal distribution will be on Tuesday, June 1st and we will be distributing 6 breakfasts and 6 lunches to cover meals through June 6th.  NOTE: The distribution sites for meal distribution June 1st - August (before the start of school)  will only be at three locations:

John Baldwin Elementary

Walt Disney Elementary

Windemere Ranch Middle School  

Hours of Service: 11:00 - 1:30 pm


Rancho Romero Kids’ Country Summer Programs

Summer is a time when children want to be free to explore in innovative and adventurous environments.  Kids’ Country offers a variety of fun and enriching summer camps to capture children’s imaginations.  We know your child will have a memorable summer here with us.  Here at Kids’ Country, your child will explore, discover, and shine!  Please click here for information about the Kids’ Country Summer Programs.