RRPS is now offering a new COVID-19 testing site for our students and staff. Learn more at: https://www.rrps.net/page/covid-testing
It's World Teachers' Day! Let's thank a teacher today for making a positive impact on our lives and the lives of our children.
Did you know that we have award-winning Fine Arts programs within Rio Rancho Public Schools? That's right, our programs have been winning awards for years! Check out this great short video with more: https://youtu.be/2vryBNJNGaY
RRPS is hosting a Job Fair on Oct. 6 from 5-6pm in our District Training Center located at 500 Laser Road. Applicants can come and apply in person and receive assistance with the application process. Those applying for custodian, bus driver, bus attendant, EAs and substitute teacher positions may be interviewed on site. So bring a photo ID and come ready to interview!
CLASSES RESUME TUES, SEPT 28: While we made a note in our message to RRPS families yesterday that we would be ready to welcome students back on Tuesday, we wanted to confirm with you that the fiber optic circuit has been repaired and our internet and software/systems necessary to run a safe school district are fully functional. All schools will operate per their normal schedules for tomorrow and we look forward to seeing our students back in classrooms.
SCHOOL CLOSED SEPT. 27: Rio Rancho Public Schools is canceling school for all schools (including SpaRRk Academy and Rio Rancho Cyber Academy) tomorrow, Monday, September 27. The SAFE Program will also be canceled. Athletics activities will continue as planned. Sunday Evening, Rio Rancho Public Schools administration was notified that due to a damaged fiber optic circuit near Rainbow Boulevard, we will not have access to the internet district-wide for tomorrow, Sept. 27. While we could continue to hold classes, meals, etc., this outage impacts some of our core systems within the RRPS network, many of which impact the safety of our schools and student transportation. Therefore, we feel that the safest option at this time is to cancel school.
Let’s support both our big high schools by having a spirit week to kick off Homecoming Week for both schools. We want staff and students to participate in our dress up days! Monday 9/27 - Sports Team Day (dress up in your favorite team’s jersey, etc.) Tuesday 9/28 - Crazy Hair Day! Wednesday 9/29 - Thursday 9/30 - Friday 10/01 - School Spirit Day! Wear everything CAE wear or colors that you have!
Did you know that within Rio Rancho Public Schools, we have a recorded 23 different languages spoken by our students? That's right, 23! The languages identified as spoken by students in the district include: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese), English, Farsi (Persian), French, German, Hmong, Italian, Japanese, Keres, Korean, Laotian (Lao), Navajo, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tewa, Towa, Urdu, Vietnamese, and Zuni.
Did you know that within Rio Rancho Public Schools, we have a recorded 23 different languages spoken by our students. That's right, 23! The languages identified as spoken by students in the district include: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese), English, Farsi (Persian), French, German, Hmong, Italian, Japanese, Keres, Korean, Laotian (Lao), Navajo, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tewa, Towa, Urdu, Vietnamese, and Zuni.
Need to locate a COVID-19 testing site? Testing sites are available throughout the state and COVID-19 testing should be accessed through these designated NMDOH testing sites, not through an urgent care or emergency room. Find a testing location near you, please visit the New Mexico Department of Health at https://cv.nmhealth.org/public-health-screening-and-testing
Want peace of mind for your child's school issued device? We have a new school device insurance program that can help you cover the cost of a lost or damaged school computers of or other tech devices. Just $22 per device. Learn more at https://sites.google.com/rrps.net/onlineeducationalresources/home
As part of mask requirements and enforcement, Rio Rancho Public Schools is must provide our school community with notice of our updated discipline matrices by September 8. Our student discipline matrices have been updated to reflect the discipline process for students who refuse to wear a face mask while in school, when required. The updates describe the consequences for violating mask-wearing requirements. Read through the updated discipline matrix at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18owCKDYVsFij5KoepoA3pvUdpdBAYA9v/view
Due to the holiday yesterday, the Food Services Department will be handing out four days of Grab-n-Go meals today (Sept. 7) at Lincoln Middle School and Mountain View Middle School from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. They will not be doing meal distribution tomorrow. Regular Monday and Wednesday grab-n-go meal distribution will resume next week on the September 13. Anyone unable to pick up this week's grab-n-go meals today, should call our Food Services Department at (505) 938-0385 to request alternate arrangements.
RRPS is actively recruiting to fill open bus driver, bus attendant, custodian, EA, substitute teacher and food service positions. Apply and interview for these openings at a Sept. 8 job fair event from 4:30 to 6:30pm at our Transportation Center (821 Moccasin Dr NE, Rio Rancho). Learn more at: https://rioranchonm.sites.thrillshare.com/article/525653
Did you miss last night's Parent University Class about Student Meals? No need to worry, we've posted the recording on our website and YouTube channel. Click the link below to see what you missed and learn about our Food Services, nutrition requirements, made-from-scratch recipes and more from our new school meal vendor Southwest Foodservice Excellence. https://youtu.be/elgilq6EFBo
If you'd like more details on how the voluntary student surveillance testing program will work within RRPS, check out the School Reentry Updates web page at https://www.rrps.net/page/school-reentry-updates
Join us for the first Parent University online webinar all about student meal services and our Food Services Department. During this informative session, with a live Q&A session, you'll learn about the requirements for all of our school meals, how our new food services vendor sources products, how we create menus, free meals for all students this year and so much more! Our panel of experts from our Food Services Department and vendor Southwest Foodservice Excellence will give a short presentation and then will take your questions live as we stream this event on our YouTube channel. Thursday, Aug. 19 5:30 to 7 p.m. Streaming live on our YouTube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/c/RioRanchoPublicSchools-RRPS Questions from the public should be entered into the chat box in YouTube once the online webinar begins
If you'd like more details on how the voluntary student surveillance testing program will work within RRPS, check out the School Reentry Updates web page at https://www.rrps.net/page/student-surveillance-testing
Welcome to the new school year Cielo Azul families! Teachers will be reaching out to you in regards to classroom placement after 12:00pm on Thursday, August 5th.
Still looking for a before and after school program for your elementary aged child? The Rio Rancho Public Schools S.A.F.E. Program could be a perfect fit! Registration for this amazing before and after school program reopens TODAY through 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5. Learn more about the S.A.F.E. Program or fees at: https://www.rrps.net/page/safe Register for remaining open spots in the S.A.F.E. Program from Aug. 2 through Aug. 5 at: https://www.rrps.net/page/safe#registration Don't miss this great opportunity to register your child for an amazing program that provides a challenging and nurturing environment that empowers each child to discover more about him/herself and to thrive academically, socially and physically through unique and engaging experiences. #RRPSignites