Rolling Hills Middle School

Rolling Hills News

Updated: Aug 28 2015 - 3:24pm

Have you visited the front office this year?  We have beautiful new windows and doors in our office building, and most classrooms and buildings throughout our campus.  Our offices and classrooms are lighter and brighter!

Updated: Aug 28 2015 - 3:24pm

Isn’t it great to have the kids back in school? Summer is fun and a wonderful way for school staff to relax, but there comes a time when we miss the energy of all our kids. They have been fantastic the past two weeks: polite, on time, helpful. Yes, they have forgotten some things (no running through the quad), but they have let us know how happy they are to see everyone, including the adults! Thank you for letting us have them back.

I’d also like to thank all of our students and their families for their patience with the schedule changes that have happened these first days. Our goal is to have a schedule that meets your child’s needs, which results in changes and tweaks until we get the right fit.

We have some new faces on our campus:

  • Kathy Alsup               7th Math
  • Taylor Cox                  5 -8 Therapeutic Day
  • Kathy Harrington      5th Grade
  • Jessica Harris             7th Social Studies
  • Russ Ramos                7th English Language Arts
  • Ryan Canter               School Psychologist

And a big “WELCOME” to Kristen Prindle, our new Assistant Principal! We feel very fortunate to have been able to hire so many high quality staff, and are looking forward to a great year!

We have a new look to our website this year - it is designed to be more parent friendly. Through surveys, it was determined that parents wanted greater access to information. We’re hoping our new website reflects current events on campus. We will be adding to our website and posting articles every week, so please be sure to check it out!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Cynthia Dodd - Principal, RHMS



Updated: Aug 28 2015 - 3:25pm

Thanks to all the generous parents who've contributed to the Direct Donation program and joined our PTA this year.  We're still accepting memberships and donations.  All PTA forms are available in the front office in the literature rack on the wall and on our website.    Please visit our website for up-to-date information on meetings and events.

Updated: Aug 28 2015 - 10:51am

     We encourage students to walk or ride bikes, scooters, etc., to school.  Remind them of the guidelines and laws when riding.  Students must provide their own lock and lock items (one per lock) to the racks provided.

     California law (CVC  21212) requires children to wear helmets when riding. If a RHMS student arrives at school on a bicycle, skateboard or scooter without a helmet, we may take away his/her transportation and contact his/her parents.   

     While on campus, students must WALK their bikes, skateboards and scooters, etc., and may NOT ride on sidewalks or any other area of the campus. (California Penal Code 640(a) (5)).  Bikes, scooters, etc., MUST be walked on the freeway overpass.  

     Violations may result in a student losing his or her bicycle riding privilege at school.  Failing to adhere to laws could result in citation from law enforcement.


Updated: Aug 21 2015 - 1:52pm

The Santa Clara Valley Water District will be holding a public meeting at RHMS on Thursday, August 27th, to talk about the construction project at the plant and how it will impact the community.  rinconada_water_project.pdf  <------  SEE FLYER FOR DETAILS

Updated: Jul 31 2015 - 3:17pm

Dear Students and Parents:

Welcome to the 2015-16 school year. Our first day of school is August 19, 2015.  We are very excited to have you and your children as part of the Rolling Hills Family.Every staff member has been working very hard to prepare for the return of our wonderful students. We have set very high expectations and made plans to guarantee that every student at RHMS will be successful this school year, but our true success comes through our dedication to important details such as relationship building and communication.

W.E.B. Day Tuesday, August 11th

  • 5th & 6th WEB Day ……..8:00 AM – 12:00 (See attached flyer)
  • 7th& 8th New Students Only……...1:00 – 1:45 PM (Parents and students)

Wednesday, August 12th All Students (returning and new) Orientation:

  • 5th Grade – All Students                9:30 – 10:00 am
  • 6th Grade – All Students                10:30 – 11:30 am
  • 7th Grade – All Students                  1:00 – 2:00 pm
  • 8th Grade – All Students                  2:00 – 3:00 pm           

On Wednesday the 12th, all students will be able to pick up their class schedules for the 2015-16 school year. In order to receive your schedule, you must turn in all forms listed on the back of your Green Orientation Envelope. Please review and make appropriate changes to your green contact information sheet before coming to your scheduled registration time. This year, we have also included the Parent Handbook and Library Contract in your summer packet. Forms in the handbook and the Library Contract must also be signed and returned at registration. Schedules will not be given to students who do not have the green information sheet, Library Contract, and all handbook forms completed and SIGNED by their parent or legal guardian. While we encourage parents to accompany their child to receive their schedule, we do allow students to turn in their information and receive their schedules without their guardian. We also understand that some families will be unable to attend orientation. Those students should bring completed materials to the information tables between 7:45 and 8:15 on the first day of school.

At Orientation, you will also be able to purchase PE uniforms, register for e-scrip, and get more information about our wonderful PTA (flyers will be in your envelope). Please take the time to go over these pages, and then bring the completed materials to your scheduled orientation meeting. PTA representatives will be on hand to answer questions and collect forms.

As we begin this year, please remember that this is your school and we welcome your involvement.  To increase communication between home and school, we are asking all parents to ensure their child uses their Rolling Hills Middle School planner. Students will receive their planner the first day of school, courtesy of the PTA.  The planner is good for the entire school year and serves as a link between home and school, and includes school contact information and important school dates. Additional communication networks will be established to keep you up to date about what is happening at RHMS, including Friday Envelopes, School Messenger, our school newsletter The Rolling Record, The Daily Bulletin through Power School, and our “New and Improved” school website at

Mark your calendars! Back to School Night is Wednesday, September 9th.

If there are any questions or concerns, please call 364-4235 for general information.


Cynthia L. Dodd
Rolling Hills Middle School

Updated: Aug 3 2015 - 8:47am

Enjoy your summer, but please note these important dates and reminders!

  • All students entering the 7th grade MUST have the Tdap immunization - fax to 408-341-7070 - or email to
  • August 5th - Orientation Packets Mailed - look for the bright green envelope in the mail
  • August 11th - W.E.B. Day for all 5th and 6th grade students .  Drop off & pick up students at the RHMS Gymnasium, 8:00am - Noon.
  • August 12th - Orientation Date -
    ALL forms from your packet must be submitted on the 12th to receive your schedule.
    9:30 AM – 5TH Grade
    10:30AM – 6TH Grade 
    1:00 PM – 7TH Grade
    2:00 PM – 8th Grade
  • August 19th - First Day of School
  • September 9th - Back to School Night
Updated: Jul 31 2015 - 3:19pm

A letter from our principal:

There have been many questions about the 7th and 8th grade math classes for next year. A letter was sent hom last week explaining the different math choices. Unfortunately, not all parents received this letter. Since parents might have questions, I have set aside time to clarify the following topics:

CC Math v. CC+ Math classes
Summer Programs
Pathways of math leading into High School Calculus

There will be a morning meeting and an evening meeting for each grade level to accomodate for parent's work schedules. Please refer to the school website for the posted times for your child's grade level.

6th Grade going into 7th grade: Monday June 1 at 7:45 am - 8:15 AM, and 6:30 - 7:00 PM.

7th grade going into 8th grade: Monday, June 1 at 7:15-7:45 PM, and Wednesday June 3 from 7:45-8:15 AM.

I look forward to seeing you.

Updated: Apr 22 2015 - 3:42pm
Principal’s Teas will now be held on the first Wednesday of each month.   Join us at 8:35 am – check in at the school office.  
Updated: Jul 28 2015 - 9:24am

All your favorite characters are here in this classic Disney musical, performed and produced by our talented Rolling Hills Middle School students!  Performances are May 28th & 29th. Tickets are on sale online only -- click here to purchase and join us in the RHMS 'Theater'!



Bell Schedule

  • Period 1 8:30–9:27
  • Period 2 9:31–10:25
  • Break 10:25–10:35
  • Period 3 10:39–11:33
  • Period 4 11:37–12:31
  • Lunch 12:31–1:01
  • Period 5 1:05–1:59
  • Period 6 2:03–2:57
  • Period 1 8:30–9:15
  • Period 2 9:18–10:03
  • Break 10:03–10:13
  • Period 3 10:17–11:01
  • Period 4 11:05–11:49
  • Lunch 11:49–12:19
  • Period 5 12:23–1:07
  • Period 6 1:11–1:55

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