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Updated Thu, May 9th

Remember to "Spring Forward" on your clocks this weekend.

Daylight Savings Time starts at 2:00 a.m. this Sunday, March 10.

Set your clocks ahead one hour!

Updated Thu, May 9th

An Internet Safety Message from Superintendent Shelly Viramontez. Ed.D.

Dear Parents,

We want to make you aware of what seems to be the latest viral challenge targeting children. It is called the Momo Challenge, and it centers around a disturbing character suggesting dangerous tasks for kids to perform. From what we have learned, these and other suggestions can also be found spliced into some YouTube Kids videos, including Fortnite and Peppa the Pig. This challenge also occurs through an app called WhatsApp, which could function on both phones and tablets.

We recommend that you talk to your child about these kinds of challenges, in a way that you feel is appropriate for their understanding. Given the connection and concern with messages within YouTube Kids videos, we also recommend that you monitor what your child is watching and screen the videos, even if they appear to be safe, to ensure their viewing does not include harmful messages.

The links below offer some information about the Internet hoax and resources to help you set rules at home:

Learn more about how you can ensure cyber safety at home.
o   Media Guidelines for All Kids of All Ages
o   Safe Search Kids

In our schools, we are aware of this trending issue and continue working to ensure students follow safe Internet use. Throughout the school year, our teachers reinforce the expectations for safe use and responsible practices described in our Student Digital Safety contracts.  They also use the Common Sense Media resources and our lesson bank to teach grade-specific digital citizenship lessons.

If you have any further questions, please contact your child’s school.

Updated Thu, May 9th

Student safety is our top-most priority—even when they are traveling between home and school.

As students become more comfortable about walking or riding bikes between school and home, we want to be sure they stay alert and safe. Please talk to your child about how to stay safe while traveling to and from school.

Some suggested reminders are:

1.    If possible, don’t walk or ride alone.

2.    Stay aware of your surroundings. Watch where you’re going and what is happening around you.

3.    Tell someone where you are going and when you will return.

4.    Use cross walks and obey traffic signals.

5.    Avoid strangers, and tell an adult right away if any suspicious people approach you.

Thank you for being our partner in student safety.

Updated Thu, May 9th

Key dates are listed here. More detailed calendar will be sent to families.

Student Start and End Dates

  • Students' first day of school:  August 22, 2019
  • Students' last day: June 11

Breaks/Holidays

  • Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 25-29. 2019
  • Winter Break: Dec. 23, 2019-Jan. 3, 2020
  • Presidents’ Break Feb. 17- 21, 2020
  • Spring Break: April 6-10, 2020
Updated Thu, May 9th

Come see how our STEAM-powered education is energizing students across the district.

All students and families are invited to this annual celebration of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics marvels our students have discovered and created.

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 • 4 – 7 p.m.
Where: 295 Cherry Lane, Campbell (Campbell School of Innovation campus)

The event features:

  • Hands-on activities for students of all ages!
  • Demonstrations and performances by students from all Campbell
    Union School District schools, including: Engineering & Design
    Thinking, Computer Science & Robotics, Student Passion &
    Creativity, Film Festival, and Performing Arts.
Updated Thu, May 9th

Profile of a Graduate is our commitment to students, families, and community.

 Watch the Video

See how the Profile of a Graduate is taking hold in our first year of aligning instruction to the key competencies:
self-directed, innovative, critical thinker, collaborative, empathetic.

Updated Wed, Apr 24th

La Fiesta Parent Night, Saturday may 18th, 6-10pm.  Tickets on sale now, $45 per person.  Contact the school office for details.

Updated Tue, Apr 23rd

PTA fundraiser at T4 in the Safeway shopping center from 4-7pm.  Tell them you're with RHMS when you order and they'll donate 25% to our school

Updated Wed, Apr 17th

5th Annual 'LA FIESTA' Parent Night


Details coming soon!

Updated Wed, Apr 24th

Principal’s Message

We hope Spring Break was an opportunity to re-charge and spend quality time together.  With the weather warming and the rain diminishing, it is clear that spring is in the air.


SBAC Testing Schedule

Recognizing that state testing may be a time of anxiety for our students, we are making a concerted effort at supporting them during this time.  Often, keeping our days “status quo” is an important step.  While testing will occur, there will be many similarities to the previous several months of school.  We will have a six period day, every day.  We will mirror the same testing schedule we experienced during iReady in September and February.  We will have lunch at approximately the same time as the previous 140 days.

You will notice that we have also built in some rest between assessments.  They include weekends and Wednesdays.  The dates follow, and a specific bell schedule is posted on the website:

  • Thursday, May 2 (ELA Computer Adaptive Test, Part I)
  • Friday, May 3 (ELA Computer Adaptive Test, Part II)
  • Monday, May 6 (Math Computer Adaptive Test, Part I)
  • Tuesday, May 7 (Math Computer Adaptive Test, Part II)
  • Thursday, May 9 (ELA Performance Task Part I)
  • Friday, May 10 (ELA Performance Task Part II)
  • Monday, May 13 (Math Performance Task)
  • Tuesday, May 14 (Math Performance Task, tbd)
  • Week of May 20 (8th Grade Science)

It is vital that every effort is made to have your child at school on these days, as make-ups become problematic when assessments continue to build.  A good night’s rest, a healthy breakfast, a morning snack, and a good-bye hug are additional ways to support your child as he or she demonstrates their learning on these state tests.

We will continue to re-iterate that assessing a child’s mastery of grade level content is accomplished in a variety of formats.  District writing prompts, collaborative presentations, letter grades, the 8th grade Exhibition, iReady, and SBAC, as well as the soft skills associated with the CUSD’s Profile of a Graduate, including being self-directed, innovative, a critical thinker, collaborative, and empathetic, are all measures of a student’s mastery of grade level content.  As results arrive, we are excited to see how much our students continue to grow.


LiMPETS Science Field Trip

Looking at our Thought Exchange data, all of our seventh graders are attending an academical based field trip to Santa Cruz over the next two weeks.  Incorporating science and math, students will explore the tidal ecosystems, working collaboratively to obtain specimens from the beach, making appropriate measurements of those specimens, and entering data into a national database.  While the experience itself has no fees, securing transportation and substitute teachers is a costly endeavor.  Fortunately, Mr. Alexander secured a $600 grant to help offset fees.  We encourage you to provide the suggested donation amount of approximately $13 per child and sign the permission slip.


Notes and Floats… and a Learning Community

To create a larger sense of community and to demonstrate all the great things that departments, including ELA, math, science, social studies, PE, and electives have guided students to discover this year, our RHMS Notes and Floats event will expand.

On Thursday, June 6th, prior to the 6:00 pm start of Notes and Floats where all of the RHMS bands and choirs will perform, the quad will feature teachers and what each department chooses to share with the public.  What is shared will be selected by each department as representative of its grade level and content essential standards.

The event will also include a number of food trucks so that families may remain and enjoy an evening of music and fun.

Further details will follow as that event draws closer.


PTA

Please log onto https://www.ptarhms.org/ for more details about how to support the PTA as it works to support over 1,000 RHMS students.

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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