Rolling Hills Middle School

School News

Updated Mon, Mar 25th

Join us on Wednesday, April 3 for our annual

Spring Band Concert

Bake Sale, Hot Dogs, Chips & Drinks
(available for purchase)

6:30 - 8:30 pm
in the RHMS Event Center

Updated Thu, Mar 21st

Principal’s Message

Hello, families!  Welcome to the start of Spring!  It was great sharing dinner with many of you at Super Duper last week, and Mr. Aguayo was quite the emcee for families at RHMS Bingo on Friday.  

Certificates of Academic Achievement

Like in the fall, we will provide students with certificates for their second trimester academic achievement.  Sixth period teachers will distribute them to those students whose grade point averages were between 3.00-3.49, 3.50-3.99, and at 4.00.  Please look for the certificates in your child’s backpacks on Tuesday of next week.

On behalf of our entire staff, I’d like to thank you as parents, guardians, and extended families for the support you continue provide our students at home.  That support, whether it’s providing a quiet place to study or an additional email to a teacher or reading this message, is paramount to the success of the children and students we share.

LiMPETS Science Field Trip

In an effort to bring learning alive, we are excited to have booked LiMPETS, a science based field trip for seventh grade.  Incorporating science and math, and taking place in April, it will serve all 325 of our seventh graders.  Students will spend one school day in Santa Cruz, where they will explore the tidal ecosystems, working collaboratively to obtain specimens from the beach, making appropriate measurements of those specimens, and entering data into an international database.  While the experience itself has no fees, securing transportation and substitute teachers is a costly endeavor.  Fortunately, Mr. Alexander has secured a $600 grant to help offset fees.  In order for this to be successful, letters with an attached suggested donation amount along with permission slips will be distributed to seventh graders early next week.  We encourage you to provide the suggest donation amount of approximately $13 per child.  Details will be distributed through seventh grade science classrooms.

Counseling Presentations

Our Counseling Department continues to have a meaningful impact upon our students.  Focused upon the social emotional development of our students, both Ms. Wood and Ms. Gotuaco have led several engaging classroom presentations at all grade levels.  Topics have been entitled, “How to Solve a Problem,” “Healthy Friendships,” and “Coping Strategies.”  Our counselors are wrapping up presentations in sixth grade classrooms this week.

Always seeking ways to quantify success, there are pre and post assessments associated with the presentations.  Based upon student feedback, students are acquiring skills that are proving beneficial to their social emotional development and our school’s climate.

In addition to these presentations, Kaiser Permanente will lead our 7th and 8th graders in a large performance called “Nightmare on Puberty Street.”  A fast-paced show featuring current music and dance, this presentation encourages students at this age to look critically at healthy lifestyles and decision making skills.  This presentation will take place Thursday of next week.

Reading Intervention

We are always looking at opportunities to support additional students.  While we offer an array of electives, including STEAM II, Spanish II and symphonic band, and advanced math classes in seventh and eighth grades, we are also looking at further ways to leverage our Reading Intervention Specialist.  We will be meeting with students in the coming days to discuss the opportunity to be in a 10 week reading support class.  The aim is to offer additional support in vocabulary development and reading comprehension to students who qualify based upon data, including SBAC and iReady.  Students will meet with Ms. Nishihara and receive an introductory letter on Friday before the support starts next Monday.  Our expectation is that with a ten week support class, additional students will access increasingly complex texts in English, social studies, science, and math classes and become more confident readers.


Several months ago, California League of Middle Schools Region V bestowed upon Mrs. Bell its Educator of the Year award.  To follow up, she was honored in Sacramento last weekend for her commitment to educational excellence and making significant efforts at implementing educational reform.  Mrs. Bell has worked to implement proven instructional techniques in her classroom and in CUSD, including learning targets and writing strategies that benefit all learners.  In my several months at RHMS, it is clear to me that RHMS has a bevy of committed educators like Mrs. Bell of which I am very proud.


Special thanks to the PTA for organizing the Super Duper fundraiser and Bingo Night last week.  Proceeds from the events go directly to our RHMS PTA who in turn gives it directly to programs at RHMS.  Please log onto for more details about how to support the PTA as it works to support over 1,000 RHMS students.

Updated Wed, Mar 20th

Spring Picture Day is Tue, Mar 26

All 6th graders will have pictures taken
ONLY pre-paid orders for 7th & 8th grade pictures

Picture order forms are going home with ALL students on Fri, Mar 22

You may also print this flyer/order form and send your order to school with your student.

Updated Wed, Mar 20th

April 1 - 4


Break - 10:25 - 10:45

Lunch - 12:35 - 1:20 


Break - 10:05 - 10:25 

Lunch - 11:55 - 12:40 

Open 1/2 hour after school on TuesdayWednesday & Thursday
Adults may visit the book fair at any time during the day - Just check in at the school office

If you are available to help at our Book Fair please contact GAIL PANUS, gpanus [at], 408-364-4235 x 5188


Updated Thu, Mar 21st

8th grade promotion is only a trimester away!  As dates are set for promotion-specific events, we will post them here.

Last day of school:        Wed, Jun 12
Promotion ceremony:   Wed, Jun 12, 9:00-10:30am 
Promotion party:            Fri, Jun 7, 5:30-7:30

Information regarding promotion will be sent home with students in April.

Updated Fri, Mar 8th

2019-20 School Year Calendar Approved

Key dates are listed here.  A more detailed calendar will be sent to families and published here once available.

Student Start and End Dates

  • Students' first day of school:  Aug 22, 2019
  • Students' last day:                   Jun 11, 2020


  • Thanksgiving Break:               Nov 25 - 29, 2019
  • Winter Break:                           Dec 23, 2019 - Jan 3, 2020
  • Presidents’ Break:                   Feb 17 - 21, 2020
  • Spring Break:                           Apr 6 - 10, 2020
Updated Wed, Mar 20th

Community support and solid fiscal management has protected schools from worse impacts.

A Message from Superintendent Shelly Viramontez, Ed.D.
Preparing our students for success in the yet-to-be-defined workplace of the future is rewarding and challenging. Recently, the challenges have increased with changes to economic conditions.

A few major factors have placed new strains on school and district budgets for our district and many others in the region.

  1. Declining enrollment due to families moving to more-affordable places to live;
  2. Flattening State revenue
  3. Unexpected, State-imposed increases to our pension program costs; and
  4. Increased cost and demand for special education services for students.

The bottom line: Campbell Union School District will need to make $2 million in adjustments to our operating budget for the coming school year. 

We are up to the challenge. We have taken some steps already to mitigate some the impacts of that large funding cut:

  • Our energy and water conservation systems are complete,
  • We have secured several grants to support students’ education and wellness,  
  • We trimmed $1.8 million from the current year’s budget, and
  • We are exploring ways to further reduce costs for services outside of the classroom.

Our fiscal responsibility has earned us the public’s confidence and support. Our community shares our commitment to educate all students to their highest potential, approving school bonds to maintain and modernize our buildings and grounds and a parcel tax to provide competitive teacher salaries and up-to-date classroom technology.

Despite serious fiscal challenges coming our way, we are committed to maintaining both our financial solvency and the integrity of our instructional programs as we prepare our students for the opportunities of their yet-to-be-defined futures.  

Updated Thu, Mar 14th

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 Wed, Mar 20th

6-8TH Grade

Tue, Mar 19, at lunch - in the GYM

Everyone makes the team

Mon, Apr 15, 3:15 – 4:45

Permission slip packet (keep the schedule at home), water, athletic shoes & clothing

Updated Wed, Mar 20th

SuperDuper Burger logo

RHMS PTA FunRaiser for March

Super Duper Burger
Westgate West (New Location!)

Thursday, March 14
5 - 9 pm

Take your family, tell your friends & neighbors.
Super Duper will donate 20% of the profit back to RHMS PTA for our programs!

Print this flyer OR just tell the cashier you're with Rolling Hills' FunRaiser

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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