RBV Rancho Roundup

4/22/2020

Important Grading Update for all RBV Students

UPDATE

Last week the VUSD Board of Trustees took action to move district grading practices to a credit/no credit model for the duration of the COVID-19 situation. Each class at RBV established a clear grading scale at the beginning of the school year. This grading scale will continue to determine credit and no credit. A failing grade will receive no credit. All passing grades will receive credit.

RBV has established and continues to provide supports to students to ensure each has access to technology, social supports, emotional supports, access to food, learning supports, academic intervention and appropriate communication on progress. If you or your student need any support during this time, please reach out to your assigned school counselor or any member of the RBV admin team.

SENIORS

Senior's Cap & Gown

You still have the opportunity to purchase your RBV Cap and Gown for the 2020 graduation. We will communicate how the items will be distributed.

If you still need to order your cap and gown unit please use the Jostens link below. If you do not remember if you purchased the cap and gown please contact Jostens directly at 1-800-JOSTENS (567-8367).

https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1008075/Rancho-Buena-Vista-High-School/

SENIOR PARENTS

We are putting together some ways to celebrate your son or daughter. Please see below for two of the projects:


1. College Announcement Day: students send a picture of themselves in their college gear, holding acceptance letter, or hold a homemade sign that says where they are going. This includes junior college and branches of military.

Submit photos to christompkins@vistausd.org

2. We are wanting to celebrate your son or daughter on social media. Have them submit a 30 second or less video which includes them talking about their memories at RBV, favorite events, and thank you's to people who have helped them along their way at RBV.

Please email the video to rbvasb@vistausd.org by May 1st.

RBVHS Wellness

Each school day RBV students begin with dedicates time to ensure wellness.

Student access the days activity in the same place every day.


Daily Wellness Page

Still Need A Chromebook? Need to Exchange Bad Tech. Equipment?

For the next two Wednesday's, 4/22 & 4/29, 8:30-10:00, RBVHS will be holding a device distribution or device exchange service.


Students who need a Chromebook must email:

Assistant Principal, Elsie Aguirre-Simpson, at elsieaguirre-simpson@vistausd.org.


Students who need to exchange malfunctioning or incompatible equipment issued by the school should contact:

Assistant Principal, Elsie Aguirre-Simpson, at elsieaguirre-simpson@vistausd.org.

Internet Connectivity

Some families have reached out indicating they need internet service. Our District has some "hotspots", which will be allocated to high-needs families across VUSD beginning next week. We have more ordered, but it will be a couple of weeks.If you need internet connectivity please emailAssistant Principal, Elsie Aguirre-Simpson, at elsieaguirre-simpson@vistausd.org



Meantime, Cox Communications is offering a Connect2Compete program to provide low-cost, high-speed internet. Fliers for this program are listed below:

Connect2Compete (English)

Connect2Compete (Espanol)

Suggested Daily Learning Schedule

Moving forward, we will be following this suggested daily learning schedule, which is separated into "odd and even" period days. Optional office hours opportunities are built-in on Friday's for students to ask questions or get extra help from their teachers. Office hour appointments will be arranged between each student and his/her teacher.


We recognize that - for a variety of extenuating reasons during this health crisis - not all students will be able to follow the suggested schedules as outlined. All course content, assignments, and videos will be accessible to students outside of the hours listed on the schedule

Expectations for Vista Virtual School

Parents, students, staff and administrative roles are explained in this document.

How Can Parents Support Virtual Learning?

  • Ensure student access to online schoolwork
  • Check-in with your student each day regarding their assignments and instruction in each class
  • Support student learning at home
  • Contact individual teachers with questions, and respond to any teacher communication home to parents

ASSESSMENTS

State Testing

State Assessments: The California Department of Education has suspended each of the following statewide standardized assessments for the 2019-2020 school year:

  • Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) exams for ELA and Math: 11th-grade students
  • California Science Test (CAST): 11th and 12th-grade students
  • English Language Prociency Assessments for California (ELPAC): All English Learners
  • Physical Fitness Test (PFT): 9th-grade students