Rolling Hills Middle School

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Principal’s Message

Our first trimester will soon come to a successful close.  It has been terrific visiting classrooms and seeing students engage in dialogue, play roles in historical simulations, create infographics, write with a purpose, participate in mathematical simulations, learn pickleball, play music, and be confident, empathetic citizens here at RHMS.  It is equally exciting witnessing the growth mindset of staff.  Teachers are using new instructional techniques and are attending professional development in Writing with Design, UDL, Project Based Learning, and Google Classroom.  With the support of our Equity Coach, teachers are visiting colleagues to observe lessons and then discuss pertinent components.  There is much to celebrate here at RHMS, and I am proud of our site’s collective efforts.

Air Quality

We are saddened that our Northern and Southern California neighbors have experienced such devastation and are seeing the effects of the fires here locally.  In an effort to support health, we have taken steps to support our students.  We have limited physical education classes to a number of indoor spaces, we have not distributed playground equipment during break and lunch, and a number of teachers have opened their classrooms during break and lunch.  We have a list of students whose parents and guardians have informed us on registration packets of respiratory issues, and will continue to monitor our air quality and our students’ health.

TIPS

CUSD has had its TIPS hotline available since last school year.  On our RHMS website, there is a link under “contact us,” for students and the community to anonymously contact us of concerns.  While we encourage the community to contact law enforcement of an immediate concern, the CUSD TIPS hotline is another avenue.

Busy Time of Year

With so much occurring in the waning weeks of 2018, we want to be cognizant of these influences and provide a safe and supportive environment for our students.  We will continue to be proactive and provide the consistency and routines that allow students to be engaged and successful.  On behalf of our administration and office staff, I wish you a restful and peaceful Thanksgiving Week.

Updated 6 hours 29 min ago

Mobile clinic provides valuable optometry services to students

Better vision and better grades are in sight for some students, thanks to grant-funded vision services happening across the district. Through a grant from El Camino Hospital, the Vision to Learn mobile clinic is providing vision screening and access to follow-up services to students in Campbell Union School District.

Vision to Learn (VTL) is a nonprofit organization that provides free eye exams and free glasses to children in low-income communities across the nation. A 2013 study of VTL by Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA found that providing glasses to children in need improved the quality of a student’s education, while also providing collateral benefits such as improving the quality of a child’s life. The graph (at left) shows one measure of the results found in that study.

Updated 4 hours 10 min ago

Schools follow Spare the Air advisories.

Smoke-filled air has caused school administrators to alter students’ outdoor activity schedules over the past week. Campbell Union School District follows the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommendations and reduces exposure to outdoor air and prolonged exertion for those groups particularly affected by poor air quality.

On Spare the Air Days, staff identifies which students are in the “sensitive group” and follows up with appropriate limits to their outdoor access.

This week, when the air became "unhealthy for all groups," schools enacted school-wide schedules that limited outdoor time and provided more indoor recess and lunch options for all students. They also kept play equipment locked (balls, etc.) to discourage exertion and held some physical education classes indoors. 
Officials are predicting that the air quality will remain poor through the week. If you have not already done so, please notify the school staff if your child has a health condition that would place him or her in the “sensitive group”.

Updated 7 hours 22 min ago

RHMS PRESENTS PETER PAN, CONTACT THE SCHOOL OFFICE FOR DETAILS AND TICKET INFORMATION

Fly away to Neverland with Peter and the Darling children in Rolling Hills live production of Disney’s beloved animated film.

                                                        Thursday November 29, 7pm 
                                                        Friday November 30, 7pm 
                                                        Saturday December 1, 2pm 
                                                        Saturday December 1, 7pm 
Reserved tickets are available in advance at:
Or at the door 
Updated 2 hours 3 min ago

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 11 hours 53 min ago

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 1 hour 57 min ago

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

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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

Bell Schedule

  • Period 1 8:30–9:27
  • Period 2 9:31–10:25
  • Break 10:25–10:35
  • Period 3 10:38–11:33
  • 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 8:30–9:27
  • Period 2 9:31–10:25
  • Break 10:25–10:35
  • Period 3 10:38–11:33
  • Lunch 11:33–12:03
  • Period 4 12:06–1:01
  • 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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