Hello Rancho Vista Families!
This is Dr. Slater-Sanchez with some important school news.
The first day of school is just around the corner and we are so excited to welcome your child back on campus! Wednesday, August 4 is the first day of school. Parents will be allowed to walk their children on campus and to the classroom on the first day, but no parents will be allowed inside the classrooms. We will be doing in-person school, five days a week. Masks are required for all students and staff while indoors.
In an effort to ensure the safety of all students and staff, all individuals who enter Rancho Vista will be required to complete the SafeScreener daily and show the green check which indicates they are cleared to enter. Remember that you need to set up a separate account for each student you have who attends Rancho Vista. Our recommendation is to have the user name as their first name and keep the password the same for all accounts. If you are a new family to Rancho Vista, please see the following information below to create a SafeScreener account. If you are a returning family who used the account last year, simply enter in your phone number and email address into the account settings to enable daily reminders for you to complete the screener.
School begins at 7:50am and gates open for drop-off at 7:20am. Typically school releases at 1:50 for TK and Kindergarten and 2:00 for grades 1-6. However, the first two days of school (August 4 and August 5) are minimum days, so school will be out one hour earlier.
I know many of you are anxious to know which teacher your child has been assigned to. Teachers will be sending out a phone message/email on Monday, August 2 to welcome your child to their classroom.
On August 3, we will having a VIRTUAL Back-to-School Night. Links to your teachers’ virtual meeting will also be included in the phone message.
Many of the items your child will need are provided by the classroom teacher. I would suggest though, a sturdy backpack and lunch pail (if needed) with your child’s name written inside. Teachers will provide more specific information at their Back to School night meeting. Students who need a lunch from the cafeteria will be provided one at no cost this year.
Please watch the attached video for information about where to drop off and pick up your student. Older siblings from Hillview will be allowed to wait for younger siblings, but there is a form that needs to be completed at Hillview and a hole punch that will go on their school IDs.
If you are interested in full-time Distance Learning, please submit a Let’s Talk on the District website and choose “Distance Learning” as the interest area. Someone from that program will be in contact with you.
Lastly, I encourage you to view our Superintendent’s School Opening Letter on our District website. https://www.westside.k12.ca.us/blog/blog-posts/~board/latest-from-westside/post/superintendents-letter-july-27-2021
Dr. Slater-Sanchez, Principal