Rolling Hills Middle School

School News

Updated 5 min 26 sec ago
Make popcorn and grab some soda. Welcome to our virtual orientation... for families and our students!

The webinar will start at 6:00 pm, Wednesday, August 12th, and end no later than 7:00 pm. So that those unable to attend may still benefit from its contents, we will record the webinar and post it to our school website later this week.

We will share some information about RHMS, describe a typical sixth grade day, and explain what learning will "look like" this year.

We have set up parameters where the only two visible participants are Mrs. Vanderbosch and Mr. Cribari. You may use the "chat" feature.

Updated Mon, Aug 10th

In an effort to better serve our students, RHMS teachers have adopted a daily live Homeroom and a rotating block schedule.  While homeroom is twenty minutes, our block schedule will consist of a minimum of thirty minutes per period of live instruction on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

We appreicate everyone's patience as we continue to work through a number of moving pieces, including enrollment and staffing.  As more information is confirmed, including windows of time to collect materials for a successful year, we will share.

RHMS Rotating Block Schedule

Updated Fri, Aug 7th

Hello, families! Mrs. Vanderbosch and I are excited to be spending time with you all this year. The office staff is preparing lists and classes, teachers are tweaking their instructional plans, and we are busy putting the final pieces into place. We hope you find this video to be informational, potentially even a little lighthearted, during these times and that you check your emails regularly in the coming days as we share more specific details about our school year.

Watch the link.

Updated Wed, Jun 17th

While we welcome summer, we recognize that this summer is full of uncertainty.... and that is not easy for anyone.

Learning continues all summer long!
To support, CUSD has created Choice Boards... suggested activities aimed at touching upon academics, physical health, and emotional well-being.  The following link takes families to the COVID-19 Resource page.  Under "Weekly Enrichment," families will find suggest academic activities that are grouped by grade level.  Further down, families will find a "Wellness Focus" and a "Weekly Wellness Activities" link.  These are aimed at supporting our students' social emotional development.

Additionally, RHMS has a year subscription to the online IXL math program.

There are also a number of novels from which to choose at the Santa Clara County Library.  It is our understanding they have e-Books as well as potentially curbside pick up.  For more information, please contact the Santa Clara County Library system.

Walking and running and biking are all healthy activities that are proven to keep us physically and emotionally healthy.  There are also dozens of websites that feature at home workouts, such as those based upon the HIIT concept, high intensity interval training.

While we will be working to define the opening of school, we do know that students' first official day is Thursday, August 20th.

As the state, county, and CUSD make decisions that impact RHMS, we will be sharing them via our website and School Messenger.  Please check your email every few weeks for updates.  If you should have any questions, you may reach out to the district office at 408-364-4200.

We appreciate all that you do to support your children, and we wish you all a happy and safe summer.

Mr. Cribari and Mrs. Vanderbosch

Updated Thu, Jun 11th

While we miss the glamor and glitz of a live promotion ceremony, we hope that you are able to enjoy what teachers put together for you!  Go forward, and know that you've accomplished so much!

Be proud.  Be kind.  Be goal-oriented.  Be yourself.

With respect,

Rolling Hills Middle School

Updated Sun, Jun 7th

There are many videos and links for students and families this week.  We hope the information helps everyone navigate the last several days of school and into the summer.

At this point, we expect our yearbook shipment to arrive from Tennessee late this week.  There is no ETA for the 8th Grade Panorama Picture.  We will communicate with all families the manner in which you may collect one or both of these once we confirm receipt and determine quantities.  There are a few dozen extra yearbooks for interested families that may be purchased at school.

Video for all students

Flexible Learning Option for all students

Video for 8th Grade Drop off and Pick Up

Updated Sun, May 31st

So that we may have oversight as nearly 1050 students potentially arrive at RHMS over the next two weeks, we ask that families do everything they can to follow the assigned dates and times.

Please take a glance at the schedule and what we suggest students return.  For very specific items, teachers are sending reminders on Google Classroom and SeeSaw.

If you can have your child's name on a piece of paper taped to the passenger side window, this will help us immensely.

Should students need to enter campus to collect anything, cars will be directed to a second parking lot.  With facial covering, students will line up on taped markers along the office wall and be allowed entrance in very limited numbers.  Their exit will be directly into that same parking lot.

Please be mindful that yearbooks have yet to arrive, as the publisher's California plant was not able to operate for several weeks.  We will communicate with families when they arrive.

Updated Wed, Jun 10th

Good evening, families.  This week's video details how we hope parents enter campus as RHMS collects important items, and where we want parents to park if a child left something of value in the locker room or classroom.  If a child needs to enter campus, we ask that he or she wears a mask.  And if you have two or more children at RHMS in different grade levels, we'd suggest that they arrive during the 8th grade window if at all possible.

As the video indicates, yearbooks have yet to arrive.  We will let families know when they do and create a separate collection location.

Parents, please remember that teacher assigned learning continues through June 4th, while Flexible Learning, assigned by CUSD, will start on the 5th.

Should you have questions, the office will be available to take calls at 408-364-4200 extension 5150.

We hope that you are all very well.

Mr. Cribari and Mrs. Vanderbosch

Updated Wed, Jun 10th

We hope your Memorial Day weekend was relaxing.  Our video this week has a few reminders for our students and families regarding end of the year plans, and for our sixth and seventh graders a request to complete the elective sign-up link that teachers placed into Google Classroom and/or SeeSaw last week.

Updated Wed, Jun 10th

Hello, families!  We know there are many questions, as we find ourselves halfway through May.  We are pleased to share a variety of video messages this week to help clarify what we know and how families and students may prepare.

A summary of our methods to wind down the school year is here for all see.  Video for all.

Information that is specific to our 8th graders is here for all to see.  Video for 8th grade.

Information that is specific to our 6th and 7th graders is here for all to see.  Video for 6th and 7th grade.

While the video announcements will help clarify our end-of-the-year plans, flyers with specific details will be shared on a variety of platforms with students and guardians by Wednesday afternoon of this week.  Platforms will include Google Classroom, SeeSaw, and email.

We hope you're all well.

Mr. Cribari and Mrs. Vanderbosch