The RMMS Olé FAMILY EDITION

Rancho Minerva Middle School - June 3, 2022

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IMPORTANT DATES

June 6 - 8th grade BBQ, 12:30 - 3 pm

June 8 - Last day of school, 6th and 7th graders out at 11:30 am, 8th graders arrive at 12 pm

June 8 - 8th grade Promotion, 1 pm, RMMS Upper Field

**IMPORTANT** LAST DAY OF SCHOOL DETAILS

6th and 7th grade scholars need to bring NOTHING to school on Wednesday, June 8. NOTHING. We are on a minimum day schedule and we will be out of school at 11:30 am. You will need to go home immediately as we will be inviting our 8th grade families on to campus at 12 pm. 6th and 7th grade scholars are not invited to promotion unless they have a sibling in 8th grade and they must attend with their family.


8th grade scholars will arrive at 12 pm, ready for promotion. Please remember to bring NOTHING with you! Just your beautiful self! Thank you in advance for following the dress code! We want RMMS to shine bright on this special day.

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT RMMS? GOOD STUFF ALWAYS!

“Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.


END OF YEAR BEHAVIOR REMINDERS

Please talk with your scholar about their behavior. The following things are not permitted and could result in a home suspension:

1. Bringing water balloons to school

2. Engaging in any kind of water or food fight

3. Engaging in any kind of play fighting (this is happening a lot and never ends well)

Safety is our #1 priority and your support is much appreciated. Please review behavior expectations with your scholar and check their backpack daily to ensure they have none of the items not permitted at school. Check the Handbook for the list.


Kaiser Permanente Get Fit and Thrive Challenge

The Get Fit and Thrive Challenge, now in its 18th year, is presented by the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative, Kaiser Permanente, and Star 94.1 along with other community partners, including SDCOE. The activities are designed to promote healthy family living. Kids can find easy activities listed on the program's performance card, such as completing fun workouts from the YMCA, taking a family bike ride, get healthy living tips from the Kaiser Permanente website, or checking out family activity books from the library.


Active participants will be entered to win tickets to the San Diego Zoo and the grand prize of a weekend getaway for a family of four at the Hotel del Coronado. To take part in the challenge, students need to download a challenge card, complete five easy activities, and submit their card via email or regular mail before the Aug. 31 deadline. Visit the program webpage for more details and to download the challenge card. Contact Sierra Carruth with any questions.


SHADE PROJECT

RMMS is under construction! The Balfour Beatty team is hard at work getting all the work done for our new lunch area shade structures. Work continues on removing earth in preparation for the new concrete footings. They will be working on moving the utilities this weekend, which will require turning off the gas to the campus. We appreciate them working on the weekend to avoid doing this work with scholars on campus.


FREE NCTD BUS FOR SCHOLARS!

To take part in the free program, children 18 and under will have to sign up for a Youth PRONTO app account or a Youth PRONTO card. Information on PRONTO can be found at https://bit.ly/3rv3ONd.


MONDAY - BREEZE ROUTE 334 TO RMMS - SPANISH

TUESDAY - FRIDAY - BREEZE ROUTE 334 TO RMMS - SPANISH

TUESDAY - FRIDAY - BREEZE ROUTE FROM RMMS - SPANISH


22-23 ASES PRE-REGISTRATION

Please see the flyers below this section for information on how to register your 6th or 7th grader for ASES for the 22-23 school year.


COVID AT RMMS THIS WEEK

We did have a positive COVID cases this week at RMMS. Our SASEA/UCSD robot DID NOT detect COVID in our wastewater this week. Please see the SASEA newsletter for more information.

GIRLS BASKETBALL BANQUET

SUMMER READING PROGRAMS

San Diego Public Library

The San Diego Public Library’s summer reading program for this year, Read Beyond the Beaten Path, is open to community members of all ages. Encourage your students to sign up for this event to venture beyond the beaten path and read! Readers can complete a combination of 10 books, hours of reading, or activities to claim prizes. Sign ups begin June 1 and the program runs through Aug. 31. Participants can register online or visit any of the 36 San Diego Public Library locations to sign up and pick up a reading log.


Scholastic Home Base

Scholastic's free summer reading program, Home Base, lets kids enter their summer reading minutes online between now and Aug. 19. Readers earn digital rewards as they extend their reading streak. They can also attend online author events, interact with their favorite characters, play book-based games and activities, and more.


After readers reach certain levels of minutes collectively, Scholastic will donate books to kids in need across the United States. Visit the Scholastic website for complete details.


Barnes & Noble

Teachers can download and distribute a summer reading journal to students in grades 1 to 6. After reading eight books, students bring in their journal to any Barnes & Noble store during July and August to choose a free book from a grade-level list of titles. Visit the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading webpage for reading opportunities for other age groups.

APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED

Thank you for helping us help YOU! It is essential that parents/families make appointments to see Administrators at RMMS. We know sometimes things come up quickly, however, in order to serve our families, we need you to schedule an appointment. Parents who arrive on campus prior to school beginning will need to wait until school starts to meet with an Administrator. Please note that all Administrators are on campus, welcoming scholars, each morning from 8:00 am - 8:30 am. Administrators are not available to meet with parents during this time. We thank you for your understanding and patience. Please schedule an appointment by calling 760-631-4500.


Our scholars are assigned an Administrator based on their last names. We are all here to help! Please call Ms. Claudia at 760-631-4500, x64006, to set up an appointment if needed or click on the AP's name to email them directly in English or Spanish. Be sure to include your scholar's name.


  • Assistant Principal Mr. Dillard is assigned to scholars with last names A-L
  • Assistant Principal Mr. Selleck is assigned to scholars with last names M-Z.

RMMS DESIGNATED A NO PLACE FOR HATE SCHOOL

We are excited to share that RMMS is a 2021/2022 No Place for Hate designate school! Below is a short congratulatory video from ADL to help us celebrate. ADL applauds RMMS continued commitment to challenging bias and bullying and promoting respect and inclusion during this incredibly tough year.
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COMMUNITY LIAISON CORNER, ADELESLY LOBATO REYES (Ext. 64095)


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FAMILY WORKSHOP RESOURCES & MORE!

Enjoy browsing through these pages that are full of valuable resources!

Literacy

Academic & Homework Support

College & Career Readiness


OTHER RESOURCES

Parenting: No easy job!

Translation: Practice your English-to-Spanish/Spanish-to-English translations

SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT CARD (SARC) FOR RMMS

The purpose of the School Accountability Report Card (SARC) is to provide parents and the community with important information about each public school. A SARC can be an effective way for a school to report on its progress in achieving goals. The public may also use a SARC to evaluate and compare schools on a variety of indicators.

The SARC includes:

  • Demographic data
  • School safety and climate for learning information
  • Academic data
  • School completion rates
  • Class sizes
  • Teacher and staff information
  • Curriculum and instruction descriptions
  • Postsecondary preparation information
  • Fiscal and expenditure data

A hard copy is available upon request in the front office. Click the links below for a virtual copy.

NEW RMMS SPIRIT WEAR SHOP! GET YOUR RMMS GEAR HERE!

CLICK BELOW TO BUY YOUR YEARBOOK! LIMITED SUPPLY!

PSSTWORLD - online safety tip reporting tool

Are you ready to take action?

Have you seen or heard something that concerns you?

Is someone or something bothering you or your friends at school?

Let your school or local law enforcement team help!

The PSSTWorld Report It! form is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

PSSTWorld is monitored and reviewed during schools hours only

so if this is an emergency please call 911.

Be helpful, not hurtful. Say something.

PSSTWorld - Promoting Safer Schools Togetherr.

Looking for a job? VUSD is hiring!

Please check job postings at the following link: VUSD JOBS

IMPORTANT COVID INFORMATION

KEEP YOUR SCHOLAR HOME IF THEY DON'T FEEL WELL

Please remember that if your scholar doesn't feel well, please keep them home. In addition, if you are waiting for a test result for your scholar, or anyone in your family, please do not send the scholar to school until you receive a negative test. You will help us keep RMMS open and healthy. We don't want to have to send scholars home. Thank you for helping us!!!


QUARANTINING DURING COVID

We appreciate your support as we continue to work through all the challenges with COVID protocols. Thank you for helping our school stay safe and healthy by checking in with your scholar about how they are feeling AND keeping them home if they don't feel 100%. If they come to school not feeling well, they could be sent home to quarantine. Please know that CANVAS is the district approved learning management system for all scholars in VUSD. If your scholar is quarantined, please know that it may take a day or two for the teachers to get all the assignments uploaded and ready to go.


We will not be sending out school wide letters to families if we have a COVID positive scholar at RMMS. We WILL include that information in this newsletter. Only those families that have a scholar who is considered a close contact will be notified directly.


Check out the COVID INFORMATION NEWSLETTER and the VUSD COVID-19 Dashboard below.

NTCD BUS INFORMATION

If your scholar rides the NCTD bus, please be sure they ask the driver if they are going to Rancho Minerva. The normal Route 334 DOES NOT go to RMMS. We have a special bus that brings scholars to RMMS in the morning. Please remind your scholar to ask before getting on the bus. We don't want them to end up somewhere else! See the schedules below.


Below is the link to the NCTD website that contains all the PRONTO information scholars and families will need. If you have questions, call Customer Service at 760.966.6500 or the PRONTO Support Team at 619.595.5636. https://gonctd.com/fares/pronto/

JOIN PTA AND SUPPORT OUR SCHOLARS AT RMMS!

YOUR PTA BOARD:

  • President: Veronica Rangel
  • Executive Vice President: Amanda Remmen
  • Treasurer: Marci Hawkins
  • Recording Secretary: available
  • Membership - still available
  • VP Fundraising - still available


Please join PTA using this link - MEMBERSHIP LINK


Please use this link to get access to all the PTA flyers.

Palomar College Educational Talent Search (ETS) Program

Educational Talent Search is a year-round comprehensive academic college preparation and retention program that serves students at participating schools in the Vista Unified School District. ETS provides academic instruction and support by promoting academic excellence to college bound students while preparing them to attend and graduate from college upon high school graduation.



Services

• Academic Advising

• College Preparation Guidance

• Assistance with College Admissions Forms

• Financial Aid Workshops

• Career Exploration

• College Visits/College Fairs

• Educational Field Trips

• Tutoring (In-Person & Online)

VUSD Calendar

  • This is the 2021-22 VUSD Calendar: CLICK HERE
  • This will help you know when schools are closed, when there are Minimum Days, and when the school year ends.

WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT YOUR SCHOLAR!

If you would like your scholar to make an appointment with their counselor, they can fill out this form Counseling Request Form


Rebecca Ramirez scholars A-L

rebeccaramirez1@vistausd.org

760-631-4500 X64005


Marisol Mayoral scholars M-Z

marisolmayoral@vistausd.org

760-631-4500 x64003


FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM @RMMSCOUNSELING

REMINDERS FROM PREVIOUS NEWSLETTERS

LATE START MONDAYS

Just a reminder that all middle schools in VUSD have late start Mondays. We begin school at 9:30 am every Monday. Gates open at 9 am. Please do not drop off your scholar prior to 9 am. Please check with ASES if you need AM/PM care for your scholar.


CELL PHONES ON CAMPUS

All scholars are reminded to power down their cell phones and to put them in their backpacks each morning during the announcements. If a scholar needs to reach their family, they are able to access the phones in classrooms or in Scholar Services. If a scholar's phone is seen out (for example, in their back pocket), it could be confiscated and held for parent pickup. Thank you for your support in advance.


Assembly Bill 272, signed into law on July 1, 2019, allows schools to limit the use of smartphones while scholars are on campus. "The bill declares that there is growing evidence that unrestricted use of smartphones by students during the school day interferes with the educational mission of schools; lowers pupil performance, particularly among low-achieving pupils; promotes cyberbullying; and contributes to an increase in teenage anxiety, depression and suicide." Click here for more information.


NUTRITION

Per our handbook, please be sure scholars leave candy, large bags of chips, sodas, and energy drinks at home. All purchased drinks (like Starbucks, McDonalds, etc) need to be finished prior entering 1st period. In addition, please remind your scholar to bring a refillable water bottle to school to stay hydrated.

You are a VIP!

The Vista Institute for Parents (VIP) is a collaborative effort to create a system of support to engage and empower families as partners in education.

  • Facilitating access to academic supports
  • Prioritizing care and connection
  • Building technology literacy
  • Helping families effectively navigate the education system

This website is designed to provide up-to-date resources and videos, a platform to communicate with our support team and get connected to others, to learn new skills and tips for your family, and have fun with us as we all continue to grow and learn together to support our amazing Vista Unified students. This is an ever-evolving program, so if you identify something you would like to share or learn, please reach out to us today! Here's to being partners in education!

School Accountability Report Card Available

RMMS's School Accountability Report Card (SARC) is now available on our school website and in the Main Office for your review.