School Begins on August 9, 2021

School day is 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Back to School Update

Dear Families,


The school year is quickly approaching and I understand that many of you are anxious to hear how RRVCS will begin the school year (masks or no masks, COVID safe practices, monitoring, and more).


Please understand that the information that I am sharing today could change tomorrow. The NM Public Education Department (NMPED) and the NM Department of Health are discussing the current CDC guidance and will make adjustments accordingly for which schools across the state. As of today, the NMPED's guidance and recommendation to schools is for all students and staff to wear masks (regardless of vaccination or not) while in the school building, except during breakfast, lunch, and snack time. Students and staff who are outside will NOT need to wear a mask. Teachers are planning to use the outdoors as learning spaces while the weather is nice.


More information will be made available as it streams down to schools from the NMPED.

National School Lunch Program

The National School Lunch Program remains in place for the 2021-2022 school year. All students are eligible for free breakfast and lunch because we are a CEP (Community Eligibility Program) School.


This year, there will not be microwaves available to heat up student items for lunch or breakfast. If your child(ren) would like to bring something from home to eat that is warm, consider using a Thermos. We are using all available space on campus while construction of the new building is underway and will be unable to use the multi-purpose for lunch. Instead students will be eating in their classrooms, with adult supervision.


Hot lunches will be made available through the school lunch program.

Bus Schedule

Cerro Church 7:15 AM

Pendleton 7:20 AM

Parish Center 7:25 AM


School day ends at 4:00 p.m., except on Tuesday Tutoring/Enrichment Days.


Students who stay at school for tutoring/enrichment will need to be picked up by a parent or approved pick-up designee at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday Tutoring/Enrichment will begin September 7.

Drop off and Pick up

Drop off for bus riders, trolley riders, walkers, bicyclists, and parent will be at the gate that leads to the multi-purpose building. This is the same drop off as last school year.


Pick up will be at the west gate (off of Center Ct). Staff will walk the students to the drop off area and wait for parents to walk over and pick up their child(ren) at the gate. Please park in the designated parking parallel to Bitter Creak.

School Calendar

A copy of the school calendar will be emailed, posted on Facebook, and posted on the website. Please let the front office know if you need a copy sent home with your child.


Be aware that there are scheduled Friday school days and early release days at least once a month. Keep these days in mind as you make appointments and schedule things for your family.


It is important that students attend school every day unless they are running a fever (please do not camouflage a fever with fever reducing medication), throwing up, have diarrhea, or COVID positive. Help us keep everyone well by adhering to these guidelines.