RVHS Weekly Newsletter

Friday March 12th 2021

Message From The Principal

Top o' the mornin' to ya.

It has been a busy week on the Ranch as we are getting ready for the anticipated return of students on Tuesday, April 6. We are excited to see our students and get back to some level of normalcy. Next week we will send out a newsletter detailing our return to campus plans and the safety protocols.

In the meantime, Credit #2 ended on March 5. Today is the district wide day for teachers to prepare progress reports. Progress report grades will be updated in Infinite Campus on Tuesday, March 16. The grade shown on the progress report is the cumulative grade of credits #1 and #2 as well as the 1st week of credit #3. At the end of the semester, any student with a cumulative grade of 70% or higher will automatically earn all 5 credits. If a student earns less than 70% cumulatively, the teacher will assign them one credit for each individual credit in which the student earned 70% or more. Please reach out to any teacher, our counselor or myself if you have questions.

We got this!

Mr. Timothy Paul Patrick O'Dignan

Welcome Mr. Quintana

We are excited to introduce Mr. Michael Quintana as the new 11th grade counselor at RVHS through at least the end of the school year. Mr. Quintana will be serving all of our juniors. He can be reached via email or phone. All juniors and their families should look for an email from him in the near future.


Office 951-695-7360 ext 605

Cell 951-514-5775


Heaven Bryant

I am nominating Heaven Bryant for the student of the week for a number of reasons. Heaven attends our Zoom meetings regularly and is 100% with having her camera on, even before there was extra credit for doing so. Along with this, she is always willing to participate in our class discussions, or even just chat about life in general. Heaven completes assigned work on time and with a solid effort. She is a great asset to my class and I love having her as a student!

Ellaisa Fulgar

Ella has been a joy to have in class. She always does a great job on her work, asks questions to understand things better, and works really hard to learn more and more. She got a perfect score on her most recent math quiz. Keep up the great work, Ella!


Sherri Hatchett

Sherri Hatchett joined RVHS last semester to help out with our learning hubs. She was brought over to be a hub supervisor from Vail Elementary, where she was a Behavior Assistant in their MAPS program. Prior to working with elementary students she spent the majority of her career as an aide at Great Oak High School. Sherri’s experience with both high school and elementary made for a smooth transition to RVHS.

Sherri is great at connecting with students and extremely generous. She always found ways to encourage the student and keep them on track. Sherri greeted every student at the door and created a very warm and welcoming environment. She had folders of students’ names, class schedules, contact information, and more. She made calls to all of the students that were missing from the hub to find out why they were absent. She worked with individual students to help them succeed with online learning. Mrs. Hatchett made a big impact in a small amount of time while in the hubs. Now with each site bringing back staff to campus, Mrs. Hatchett must return to Vail. She invested a great deal of time and effort into our hubs, making sure the students were taking care of and had a place to work. With that said, Mrs. Sherri Hatchett you are the Employee of the Week, you will be missed but never forgotten. Thank you for all of your hard work and time. It was great having you with us.


Remember to change your clocks!! Spring forward!!


“We want to update senior families with an anticipated time frame for TVUSD to decide on graduation and promotion activities. We continue to monitor the current case rates closely and required color tiers. TVUSD secondary site administrators have agreed to wait until spring break to decide graduation and promotion activities and what format they will proceed with, based on information available at that time."

In the meantime, we will continue to do everything possible to celebrate and recognize our seniors appropriately and ensure that our seniors are provided memorable events to honor their achievements. We will be sending updates to our graduating seniors and families with an anticipated time frame from our District Office of the direction of our graduation and promotion activities for 2021 graduates that we will be able to offer.

At this time, if you would like to order your senior’s cap/gown/tassel to celebrate their graduation accomplishment, we have provided you with two forms. One is instructions for ordering a cap/gown/tassel with a credit card online through Jostens. The other is an actual form to print, fill-in and mail along with a check to Jostens. Please read the instructions carefully as there is an April 2, 2021 deadline for both options. If you have any questions or concerns about your graduation status, please reach out to Ms. Rice our school counselor at krice1@tvusd.us or 951-401-9935. There is no guarantee that RVHS will be permitted to hold an in person graduation. RVHS is not responsible for any refund requests.

Instructions How To Order Cap/Gown/Tassels--Click Here


LOG IN TO: Jostens.com

GET STARTED NOW – ENTER SCHOOL Rancho Vista High School (click on the school)


CLICK ON: Graduation


CLICK ON: Caps & Gowns – Browse all Cap and Gown Products

CLICK ON: Cap & Gown Unit - $40.00 plus tax. No shipping charges for cap/gown/tassel order. If you order anything else you have to pay shipping.



Make sure under Recipient First Name and Last Name is the “Students name, not the Parents name”.

CLICK ON: CHECK OUT – Check out as guest. You will need to use a credit card. Please make sure to print a receipt.

THE LAST DAY TO ORDER ONLINE OR MAIL THE FORM IN WITH A CHECK TO RECEIVE THE $40 PRICE IS FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021. Do not send in mailed forms after that date. We will have one day to purchase a cap & gown on campus which will be on May 26th from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ONLY. THE COST WILL BE $50.00 CASH ONLY.

If you would like to order and pay with a check, please print the attached form, fill out, and mail in with a check by April 2, 2021. It must be postmarked by that April 2, 2021 date. Make check payable to Josten’s, mailing address is on the bottom left of the order form.

Pre-ordered caps and gowns will be delivered to the school by May 24th. Please call before picking up gowns to make sure they have arrived.


Online Learning Support:

  • For district email password reset support, which will get you into your CLEVER login and connect you to Canvas and Google classroom, please call RVHS at 695-7320 or email:
  • cadesso@tvusd.us

If you are having trouble viewing courses for Second Semester, you may need to clean up your Student Dashboard.

Go to "Courses" (left side navigation bar), scroll down to "All Courses" and click the star in front of your Semester 2 classes. Those will be the only courses you see on your Student Dashboard!

For more details about your dashboard and how it can help you be successful in Semester 2, watch this short video: Canvas Student Dashboard Overview


Did you know RVHS has a Facebook page?? Please like and follow us, to see all the great things that our students and staff are doing!


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Lolomana'ia Mafua -- 3/13

Macs San Roman -- 3/14

Joziah Neal -- 3/17

Cory Ball -- 3/18

Wendell Stone-Larsen --3/19


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Apprenticeship Opportunities

Click here for to Register for the March 24 Presentation

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Secretary to Principal Tim Dignan and

Assistant Principal Tim Mann