Rolling Hills Middle School

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Updated: Oct 2 2015 - 8:43am

Yes, it’s finally here! Our Books and Bratwurst Night on Tuesday, October 6th! All proceeds from this evening will go towards our school library. I will be selling food tickets that night, so stop by, say hi, buy dinner, and have a wonderful family evening!  

We have a new and improved way to show academic videos on you tube! I’m not sure I understand all the specifics (and I don’t need to) but we are now able to show short informational clips without advertisements when using our district server. Our technology department has worked hard to support our learning community by enabling our students have access to the web while ensuring websites and videos are educationally appropriate. Wouldn’t that be nice to have at home? Internet safety is always on our mind but more and more I’ve heard families discussing the “appropriateness” of what comes up on a search engine. Technology is a truly a double-edged sword.

Also, I’d like to send a gentle reminder to always check your child’s cell phone pictures and videos. Yes, I know we want to protect their privacy, but their judgment (or lack of) often surprises parents. Their maturity has peaks and valleys, and you want to make sure those valleys have supervision.

Have a great weekend,
Cynthia Dodd
Principal, RHMS

Updated: Oct 5 2015 - 4:52pm

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Updated: Oct 2 2015 - 8:48am

Trying to reach us?  Our main phone number is 408-364-4235.  We do have an automated answering system with many options.  
When trying to reach Attendance, enter extension 7061, OR call directly to 408-341-7061
When trying to reach a Teacher, refer to the School Information/Staff Directory for extensions.
When trying to reach the Secretaries, enter extension 0.

Updated: Oct 2 2015 - 8:44am

Don’t forget: families have a three-day weekend coming up soon! We have a staff professional development day coming up on Monday, October 12. While your children won’t be here, our teachers will still be at work. We have a number of workshops and activities planned here at school. Sometimes our students just can’t stay away, so please remind your children it’s not a day to visit the school.

Updated: Oct 2 2015 - 8:45am

Our first Dine Out event of the year is scheduled for Tuesday, October 13th, from 4-7pm at  Pizza My Heart El Paseo. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone there! 

Updated: Sep 25 2015 - 1:12pm

Have you heard of Girls on the Run?  It is a nationwide non-profit program for elementary and middle school Girls to teach healthy habits, personal awareness and responsibility.

Heart and Sole is the Middle School program. Currently Rolling Hills Middle School does not have team.  We need two coaches for each team at the school.  The program falls during the time of the year the Track and Field team is in session so if your child does Track and Field, this would not fit into her schedule. Heart and Sole is not only for girls and coaches with a running background.  So for girls looking for friendship and fun, this is a wonderful opportunity. 

NO Running Experience is Necessary!     (for the girls or the coaches)

My girls both participated last year at their elementary school and I trained on my own to run the race with them.  It was an amazing personal growth experience for us all.  

I would like to invite you to consider coaching.  I am willing to be one of the coaches and I need at the least one more coach in order for RHMS to have a team.

If you are willing to look into the commitment for coaching  please contact Program Director Miyoko Beetem right away at  The time to put a team together is quickly running out. 

Thank you for your consideration.

Robyn Riedstra, 6th parent.

Updated: Sep 24 2015 - 2:22pm

PTA Gold Members who have already paid for a yearbook - please look in your Friday envelope if you want to add and pay for personalization and/or icons. Instructions are on the flyer.

Reminder --  Safeway is no longer in the eScrip program, but Lunardi's & Gene's still donate up to 4-5% if you link your store card or debit/credit card to RHMS. Please visit our website at for registration instructions or look in the flyer wall racks located in the front office.

Mark your calendar for our 2nd annual Books & Bratwurst Bookfair coming on October 6th!  Look for a flyer in your Friday envelope soon!

Updated: Sep 24 2015 - 2:10pm

It’s almost time for our annual library fundraiser,Books and Bratwurst! We are hoping to expand library hours to include after school, increase our selection of books and purchase furniture to create a more up-to-date environment. Our library should be both interactive and inviting. Come browse at the Scholastic Book Faire, grab a quick dinner, and see what’s happening at the library. All funds raised on the evening of October 6th go directly towards creating the best library possible for your children. Look for a flyer in next week's Friday envelope!

Updated: Sep 24 2015 - 2:23pm

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Updated: Oct 1 2015 - 12:53pm

Our SBAC scores are in!  This year’s scores are better thought of as a starting point or baseline for the progress we expect students to make over time. We see these tests as an academic checkup. Similar to class assignments and report cards, they are just one measurement in a set of tools on student progress used to provide you and your child’s teacher(s) with information about your student’s work toward the high goals we have set.

The assessment results indicate our students performed well in some content areas and need more support in other content areas. We expect to see both individual and district student achievement growth in subsequent administrations of the CAASPP assessments.

Once the official results are received, your child’s teacher(s) will use them to help set learning goals for his/her students this year.  A copy of the results will also be sent to you in mid-October. 

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are here at RHMS! Our 7th & 8th grade science teachers have the honor of piloting the latest technology based work with Lawrence Hall of Sciences. As California starts the transition to these new standards, we will be sure to do a combination of both current standards and upcoming standards. This is the same philosophy we used in preparing our students for the change from CST to SBAC testing- and our SBAC results have been fabulous! We will maintain high expectations for Science assessment results in 2017.

Have a great weekend,

Cynthia Dodd

Principal RHMS


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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