District-Wide Announcements
Important Information About PARCC Testing
Why is it important that your student take the PARCC tests?  What about those rumors of student protests?  Here's the latest information, and links to even more information you can use!
RRPS Saves Energy!
Since 2008, The EnerG3 Project at RRPS has been actively reducing our energy consumption and raising awareness of the environmental impact of our operational processes. Thanks to the NM Gas Company, we partnered with CLEAResult to gather data to share with the RRPS community. Please click here to read our newest Energy Benchmarking Report (3MB).
2015-16 School Calendar
The calendar for the 2015-16 school year has been approved by the RRPS Board of Education! View the full online calendar here, or download these printable versions:
District Instructional Calendar  /  List of Key Dates  
ESL Classes for Parents!
RRPS has partnered with Read West to offer ESL classes for parents!
Need or want to learn or improve your English? Join us for these classes at Rio Rancho Elementary or Colinas del Norte Elementary on Tuesdays from 6-8pm until May 11th!  Click for details.
  • Ingles como segunda idioma, tutorías uno-a-uno para aprender inglés 
Haga clic aquí para ver todos los detalles.
Rio Rancho Cyber Announcements
Bell Schedule 2014-2015
RRCA School Schedule for 2014-15 School Year: 
 
Monday         Grades 6th, 7th, 8th attend from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
 
Tuesday        Grades 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th attend from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
 
Wednesday   Grades 6th, 7th, 8th attend from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
 
Thursday       Grades 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th attend from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
 
Friday            Grades 6th, 7th, 8th attend from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (No Lunch)
 
PLEASE NOTE:  Senior students must attend 2 days a week, no exceptions.
RRCA follows the RRPS calendar for all testing, in-service, professional development, holidays, weather make-up and credentialing dates.  In case of inclement weather (2 hour delay) RRCA will follow the district with a two delay, arriving at 11:00 am unless the inclement weather is on a Friday, then school is canceled.
MEDICATION AND ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS
TO ALL RRCA PARENTS AND GUARDIANS:
 
IMPORTANT MEDICATION REMINDER:
If your child is taking medication of any kind, either a doctor’s order for a prescription medication or a signed permission form for over the counter medications is to be held in the health office for a student to take medications at school. 

For a prescription medication, a doctor’s order form is to be filled out by the doctor and returned to the health office. This policy includes that an order is needed for inhalers used only as needed for occasional asthmatic episodes.

For over the counter medications, including acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Motrin), cough drops, antacids, etc. you need to sign a permission slip and bring to or send with the student the medication to the health office for the student to take as needed during school hours. These are all considered as medications and not to be taken without health room staff supervision. 
This is for your child’s safety and health protection and within school policies. Thank you for assisting the health room staff with meeting this requirement.

IMPORTANT ATTENDANCE REMINDER:
To request that an absence be excused, the parent or legal guardian must call the RRCA Attendance Office before 9 am each day of absence. Do not call or email teachers or call the reception desk to report absences. Please dial 892-7222, option 5. You must state the student’s name, grade and reason for the absence. Parents/guardians should contact the Attendance Office to excuse a partial day absence, prior to the absence. Parental notes will not be accepted in lieu of phone calls. Students who are emancipated (as per IRS code) and have provided a notarized statement signed by the student and parent/legal guardian that parental approval is not required to excuse a student’s absence from school are required to obtain approval from the RRCA Principal. The administrator may require documentation or other verification to confirm the student’s reason for the absence. PARENTS MUST CONTACT RRCA IF THERE IS ANY CHANGE IN CONTACT PERSON, PHONE NUMBERS, AND/OR ADDRESS.

Mission: Rio Rancho Public Schools is dedicated to graduating each student with an educational foundation for success as a responsible, ethical contributor to society.

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