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Updated Wed, Nov 14th

RHMS Spirit Gear sale ends this Friday, November 16.  
Order you RHMS swag directly at

www.SpiritGearDirect.com/Shop

SPIRIT GEAR AVAILABLE ORDER NOW THROUGH NOVEMBER 16TH.  CONTACT THE SCHOOL OFFICE FOR DETAILS.

Updated Wed, Nov 14th

Learn about Del Mar High's International Baccalaureate Programme on Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m.

"Can it be that IB is for me?!" is a parent-student seminar for all families interested in learning about the International Baccalaureate Programme, an internationally recognized, advanced, and challenging academic option in our public school. 

The event happens Thursday, December 6th at 6:30pm in the Del Mar Performing Arts Center.  Participants can hear from and ask questions of IB Educators, current and graduated IB Students and their parents.

Seating is limited and light snacks will be offered, so please RSVP: canitbethatibisforme.eventbrite.com 

Updated Wed, Nov 14th

2ND ANNUAL RHMS TURKEY TROT AND TURKEY BOWL - 5K RUN AND FOOTBALL/SOCCER FOR FAMILIES ON THANKSGIVING DAY.  CALL THE OFFICE FOR DETAILS.

Updated Wed, Nov 14th
Dear RHMS Parents,
The Rolling Hills yearbook is on sale NOW! This special book of memories is available at the lowest price of the year — just $35.00! You can also personalize the yearbook for a small additional charge. See the flier below for more information.
All yearbooks must be ordered online at jostensyearbooks.com.  Once you are on the website, type Rolling Hills Middle School and Los Gatos in the “Get Started Now” section at the top, press Go, then choose Rolling Hills Middle school in the drop down menu. Place your order, receive a confirmation, and you’re done!
If you have any questions about the yearbook, please contact Lori Bertolucci, the Yearbook Advisor, at lbertolucci [at] campbellusd.org. Don’t wait…buy your yearbook TODAY!
Updated Wed, Oct 24th

Principal’s Message

With the weather clearly turning crisp, fall is in the air.  We hope October has been successful for you and your family.  As we move into what is typically a busier time of year, it is important to keep consistency and routines in place.  We look forward to supporting our students during the coming months.

Fall Conferences

We were excited to see so many parents and students attending our Fall Conferences.  Moving our upper grades to the gym appeared to be successful, as greater than 50% of our families took advantage of this opportunity.  We always appreciate hearing what’s working and understand that families enjoyed having a window of time to attend, as well as all teachers present in a single location.  Always seeking improvement, we will consider further ways to make the Fall Conferences successful for all families next year.  While our CUSD calendar has specific weeks for conferences, you are always always welcome to communicate with teachers as you see fit.

iReady

During Fall Conferences, teachers distributed iReady data.  This is a district assessment that is one measure of a student’s achievement in reading and math.  It should be noted that iReady does not assess a student’s ability to express him or herself nor necessarily the soft skills associated with our district’s Profiles of a Graduate.  These are assessed in other ways, including collaborative group work, presentations, and written performance.  These may be tracked on Power School and discussed with individual teachers.

PLC Activity

During today’s shortened Wednesday, we met as an entire teaching staff to highlight professional development in which nearly two dozen teachers are actively involved.  Aimed at engaging and empowering all students, these include Writing with Design, Universal Design for Learning, School Re-Tooled, and Math & the ELD Student.  Teachers from across nearly all content areas presented to colleagues a summary of what they are currently learning and implementing in their classrooms.  Coupled with the elective team’s focus on the Profiles of a Graduate, our afternoon together was incredibly positive.  Witnessing examples of student work, analyzing lessons, and considering ways to implement what is successful in a neighboring classroom is inspiring.

IXL

Families, we are proud to announce that our PTA recently supported funding the online math program IXL for our 7th and 8th graders.  It is most relevant to these grades, as it is at this point where math becomes more theoretical, namely working with expressions and equations and working with linear functions.  Should you have any questions, please contact your child’s 7th or 8th grade math teacher.  A follow up email with further details will soon be pushed out to families with 7th and 8th graders.

On behalf of teachers and students, I’d like to thank the Rolling Hills PTA and the generosity of our parent community.

Spirit Week

ASB has been busy planning a week of activities that starts on Monday, October 29th.  Of particular mention are: Breast Cancer Awareness Day, Halloween, Movember, and a 7th and 8th grade dance.  ASB has been spreading the word to all classrooms, and a summary of the week will be soon be online.  We are eager to be active participants in what they’ve planned.

Student Safety

There are many students who funnel out of our site within a ten to fifteen window of time.  Local law enforcement continues to monitor traffic and student safety.  Deputies from the Santa Clara County Sheriff Department and officers from Campbell PD have been very visible on Pollard recently.  We appreciate their support and your attention to rules of the road.

The shopping center that is located off Pollard with such business as Safeway and Round Table Pizza continues to be an area of concern.  While businesses have asked us to communicate that the parking lot is meant for their patrons, we and they also understand that reality of the situation.  Please communicate with your child that safety includes crossing streets and walking through parking lots.  To reduce traffic, we encourage carpooling and a rendezvous point potentially a little further from school.

Thank You

We want to thank you for taking the time to be involved in your child’s progress, both academically and socially.  Should you have information to share, please know that staff is here to support.  

Updated Wed, Oct 24th

National Bullying Prevention month helps raise awareness of ways to support students.

Campbell Union School District employees work every day to keep students safe and make our schools positive places to learn. We teach students about empathy, provide positive behavior interventions, and foster partnerships with community services to offer additional support to students and families who need it. 

The District also offers the QuickTip system for students and community members to anonymously report bullying, harassment, vandalism or suspicious activities happening on or near our school campuses.

“Quick Tip is one of many ways in which we promote a safe school climate,” said Superintendent Shelly Viramontez. “Through on-campus programs and multiple community-based partnerships, we do our best to support students’ physical, mental and emotional well-being so they can feel safe and focus on learning.”

For details about QuickTip, ask your school principal or visit our QuickTip web page

Updated Wed, Oct 31st

PARENTS / GUARDIANS / GRANDPARENTS
We're fortunate to have KidPower present a workshop on Monday, October 29.
Please RSVP here if you plan to join us
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeJK7zZ2j6Wk9PvCj91oaIssQg_5SJtWA9qvikNv4IOJr3zxw/viewform?usp=sf_link

KIDPOWER PARENT EVENT MONDAY OCTOBER 29 6PM

Updated Wed, Oct 24th


RHMS MATH CLUB
Wednesday, October 24
2:15 - 3:15
Cafeteria

What is Math Club? We are students, parents, and teachers who like

math. Club meetings will be held every Wednesday after school,

2:15-3:15 pm. All students interested in checking out Math Club,

please join us in the Cafeteria at 2:15PM on Wednesday, October 24.


Do you like to participate in AMC8, Math Olympiad and/or Math Count competitions?  If yes, then please join us at Math Club Meeting.

Updated Wed, Oct 17th

Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program. Next week, October 23rd-31st, school sites will be participating in various activities that will support our students in making better choices such as being drug free. The school district and the Governing board recognize the importance of providing information to our students about healthy lifestyles. More information about Red Ribbon Week is online. For specific activities at your child's school, please ask the principal or your child' teacher.

Updated Tue, Oct 16th

Superintendent Viramontez presented the why and how of the district's initiative at Parent University 2018.

In her keynote address, the Superintendent described the district's commitment to preparing students for the future and the yet-to-be-defined workplace. For success, students will need to develop five key competencies: self-directed, collaborative, innovative, empathetic and critical thinking.

To illustrate the point, she presented three videos, which are also on our campbellusd YouTube channel.

  1. The Future of Work (3 min.)
  2. Comments from iSchool CEO Travis Allen about changing education (17 min.)
  3. The CUSD Profile of a Graduate (4 min.)

Bell Schedule

  • Period 18:35–9:33
  • Period 29:37–10:31
  • Break10:31–10:41
  • Period 310:45–11:39
  • Period 411:43–12:41
  • Lunch12:41–1:11
  • Period 51:15–2:10
  • Period 62:13–3:08
  • Period 18:35–9:23
  • Period 29:27–10:11
  • Break10:11–10:21
  • Period 310:25–11:09
  • Period 411:13–12:01
  • Lunch12:01–12:31
  • Period 512:35–1:20
  • Period 61:24–2:08
 

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