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Upcoming Events

May 3rd Welcome

We have preliminary plans to re-open RHMS to all kids, every day!

Please watch our video for current details about our May 3rd re-opening.  There are also maps to our entry/exit gates and our directional flow of traffic.

Input On One Time Funds to Accelerate Learning

A conversation about accelerating student learning

woman talking on phone while at the computer

We are so pleased that our legislators have approved additional one-time funds to support student learning acceleration in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenge of providing in-person instruction for this school year. Those of you who have been in the district, are familiar with our use of ThoughtExchange to gather large scale community input. We are seeking thoughts and ideas from our staff and families about what the district might do to accelerate student learning going forward.

Please be part of this conversation and decision making process. It’s easy to do from your mobile device or desktop computer.

Share Your Thoughts

Enter your thoughts about accelerating student learning and rate those from others. Then - and this is important - return periodically to see any new ideas and give them a “star” rating indicating how much you agree with the idea.  

The Conversation About Accelerating Student Learning will be open through May 7. We will then review the top thoughts for developing the plan that must be submitted by June 1, 2021. Thank you in advance for your thoughts, ideas and participation.

Reopening Roundup

With in-person learning, some normalcy returns.

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With most of our students back on campus for in-person hybrid instruction, we are seeing the return of some familiar and enjoyable school happenings. Mask-wearing students and teachers line up, greet each other happily, chat as they walk to class. They may be socially distanced, but the learning, idea sharing, and playing during recess and physical education classes bring a welcome feeling of normalcy back to school. teacher waves as students line up

Now that our schools will increase in-person instructional time on Monday, May 3, families may be wondering what other school-related opportunities will be available. Here’s a quick run-down.

Beyond the School Day

  • After school programs: The district’s Expanded Learning Dept. will be changing its after school program hours at elementary sites to accommodate the schedule changes happening on May 3rd. For details about registration, go to cusdextensions.asapconnected.com.
  • Sports: Our Athletic League has determined that it will not have competitions this year.
  • Summer programs:
    Expanded Learning will offer summer recreation/enrichment camps starting June 21. Registration opens in May. Details at cusdextensions.asapconnected.com. 
    The district’s Academic Summer School will be by invitation only, and dependent on how many summer teaching positions we can fill.

Next School Year

  • We are planning for a traditional school schedule for the 2021-22 school year.
  • There may be a small middle school pilot program for distance learning, but there are no plans currently for continuing large-scale distance learning. The June 2020 SB98 legislation, a bill that provided essential flexibility for distance learning, expires on June 30, 2021. And the March 2021 AB86 legislation, which focused on providing in-person learning, remains in effect.

Reopening Update: More In-person Instructional Time Coming Soon

Watch Superintendent's Backyard Briefing and see the most recent Board presentation.

dr viramontez

Changes to public health restrictions will allow our schools to increase in-person instructional time starting Monday, May 3rd, according to an update from Superintendent Viramontez at the April 1 Governing Board meeting. Please see the attached slides from the Board presentation for details.

For more information:

Watch the Superintendent's Beackyard Briefing.

See the slides from the Board presentation.

Visit our COVID-19 Resources Web page.

NOTE: There will be a meeting on April 14th for the "not ready" families who indicated that their students may be ready to return to campus after Spring Break. The district will email a link to that virtual meeting on April 12th.

Spring Break: A Chance to Rejuvenate

We hope you get a chance to relax while our schools are closed April 5-9. Instruction resumes April 12.

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When defined, spring and "springtime" refer to the season and to ideas of rejuvenation, renewal, and regrowth. 

Our scheduled Spring Break can also be a time for students, families and staff to recharge and renew, as our schools and offices will be closed April 5 through 9. We look forward to seeing everyone—online or in class—when school resumes on Monday April 12.