What's Happening at Ramirez!

Sunday, May 28

Happy Sunday Families!

Well...we've made it to the end. This is our LAST newsletter of 2022-23. I don't know about you, but I've learn A LOT this year!

This year marked my first full year at Ramirez Intermediate. I have been privileged to spend this year with your children as their assistant principal. There have been highs and lows, but I have to confess...your children have brought me so much joy this year. As our 8th graders get ready to promote, I am confident that they are leaving us with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in high school. I'm hopeful that they will look back on their time with us with fondness. I know that the middle years are tough. But, they are rewarding. If for no other reason than you have survived them! And, in most cases, I would argue that you have thrived. To my 8th graders, I will miss you. I hope where ever life takes them, the remember that they are good. They are good humans who have an obligation to be good to others. I want to see them change the world and I cannot wait to see all that they accomplish.

Parents, I want to thank you. I want to thank you for your unwavering partnership as we went through these middle years together. It has been an honor to work alongside you. For those of you moving on, remember us and know that we are always here! For my families who will be sticking with me for another year, get ready! Ramirez has big plans for our students next year. I'm excited to continue on this journey with you. I look forward to finding more ways to strengthen our partnership in the future.

I hope our students lead into summer with kindness and integrity. Always remember you were a Wolf and wolves by nature are leaders. So, no matter where you go always remember...

Respect the elders

Teach the young

Cooperate with the pack

Play when you can

Hunt when you must

Rest in between

Share your affection

Voice your feelings



Enjoy your summer.

Leading into Week #43 with intentional kindness.

Mrs. Kim Kemmer

Assistant Principal


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My FAVORITE memories from 2022-23

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Promotion Ceremony at Eleanor Roosevelt High School

June 2, 2023 9:00 a.m.


It’s time to talk about PROMOTION! We are excited to celebrate with all of you on June 2nd at 9AM at the Roosevelt High School Stadium. We have some IMPORTANT information to share with you about the big day to ensure it is a success for all, so please make sure to read thoroughly.

Promotion Day:

8th graders will report directly to the Promotion Ceremony at 8am on Friday, June 2nd. Please drop students off in the front main parking lot on Scholar Way. Students will line up in the space between the Gym and Stadium before they walk onto the field. Before students enter their line, staff will make sure CNUSD dress code guidelines have been followed. Once students have checked in to receive their name card, they will be lined up by their homeroom teacher. Parents will not be admitted into the “staging” area where students are lining up. Please do not congregate or wait in this area. There will be picture opportunities following the ceremony. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

Limited parking will be available for 8th-grade families in front of ERHS and in the ERHS stadium parking. Parents are encouraged to proceed to the parking area after dropping their 8th graders off at the gym by 8AM. ERHS school will NOT be in session that day; however, please make sure you arrive on time so that students can be lined up and the ceremony is not delayed.

During our promotion practice on June 1st, students will be informed which side of the stadium they will be sitting on (home or visitor). Please make sure to ask students before you arrive on June 2nd so you have an optimal view of their walk across the field.

Please note, a ticket IS NOT required to attend the ceremony and parking for this event is free. Seating is first come first served in the bleachers. Please be kind and courteous to families in the audience. Remember, we are all celebrating our student’s accomplishments together!

Promotion Attire:

Students are encouraged to dress comfortably and they must follow all CNUSD dress code guidelines.

  • Formal attire is NOT appropriate.

  • Normal length dresses or dress pants outfits are acceptable for ladies. Nice slacks or jeans with collared button-down shirts, polos, or T-Shirts are appropriate for gentlemen.

  • Dresses or tops must NOT be strapless, backless, low cut or revealing, or show any bare midriff. Any dresses or tops designed in this style must have a cover-up that appropriately covers these areas. If you have any doubt, please make sure a cover is worn. Clothing not meeting the guidelines will result in the student not being allowed to participate in the Promotion Ceremony. Please err on the side of caution and bring a cover just in case!!

  • Please note: it could be very chilly in early June. We recommend students bring a light sweater or jacket to be comfortable. Students who wear short dresses or skirts may have difficulty sitting in the folding chairs.

  • VERY IMPORTANT: Shoes may not have any heel unless wedge style. (Please be advised that students wearing heels will need to remove them. ERHS has specific rules about the field turf).

Promotion Procedures:

Please review the following guidelines to help make the Promotion Ceremony a safe and enjoyable event for all ARIS students and families:

  • Students will not be able to carry items such as water bottles/containers, cameras, flowers, leis, balloon bouquets, etc. These items will be taken from students and remain in the ERHS Gym (unsupervised) until after the Promotion Ceremony. Parents are encouraged to hold these items to ensure safekeeping.

  • Student cell phones are not to be used during the ceremony. It is highly recommended students leave cell phones with parents/guardians. Supervising teachers will confiscate cell phones that are out during the ceremony.

  • To ensure that all guests attending can see and enjoy the Promotion Ceremony, please be advised that air horns, EZ-ups, umbrellas, balloon bouquets, or any items blocking the view of others are not permitted in the stadium seating areas.

  • During Promotion practice on Thursday, students will learn which side of the stadium they will be entering. Parents, please check with your child so you can plan to sit on the side your child will be entering if you wish.

  • Parents/Guardians are not permitted on the field at any time. This is a safety issue and will be strictly enforced.

  • Following the Promotion Ceremony, students will recess in the areas outside of the stadium in the alley between the home stadium side and ERHS tennis courts to greet families.

  • Plan a meeting area with your child after the ceremony so they can find you.

We are very much looking forward to celebrating students on this day. We know they have worked hard for this moment. Please help us make sure all rules and regulations are followed so that students have a memorable experience. We appreciate your partnership.


Dr. Danesh, Principal

Mrs. Kemmer, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Padilla, Dean of Students

This Week's Events



  • No school in observance of Memorial Day

30- Tuesday

  • Math tutoring after school @2:30pm
  • 8th Grade Awards Night (Check alpha for time)


  • Avid or College Gear Day
  • Early Dismissal @1:34pm



  • Math tutoring after school @2:30pm
  • 8th Grade FUN DAY!


  • Fantastic Friday! LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!
  • 7th Grade FUN DAY!
  • 8th Grade Promotion
  • Dismissal @11:34am
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Students on the NO GO list will NOT be able to participate in the Fun Days!

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Bike/Scooter Safety

Please remind your students that bikes CANNOT be ridden on campus. They need to be walked to and from the bike rack. This is to ensure that students, both on the bikes and off, are safe. Please remind your students to walk their bikes and scooters. Thank you!

National PTA Reflections

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Community Center

Please remember families that the community center is NOT an approved drop off/ pick up location. This is because the community center is not supervised by the Ramirez or JCSD staff after school. This is not our property. As a courtesy, we watch the the community center lot for about 10 minutes after our school is swept and dismissed. Meaning, there are no supervising adults there immediately after school.

Please make arrangements to pick up/ drop off your kiddos at another approved location. I would argue that the traffic at the community center is no better or worse that the traffic from the main Ramirez lot.

Lastly, if you see conflict at the community center, please call the school immediately!

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PTSA needs your help to celebrate the accomplishments of our promoting Wolves!! Please see the sign-up genius here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B4DADAD29A2FE3-8thgrade and sign up to donate items or your time to help put on this amazing event! Items can be dropped off in the front office anytime before the event (except for ice cream - please bring that the morning of the event!) and will be used to create an epic luau for our 8th graders! This event's success depends on YOU! Thank you in advance for celebrating our scholars!!

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Shout Out a Teacher!

Would you like to give a shout out to a teacher? Click the link, leave a shout out and we'll make sure the teacher is given the message.

Teacher Shout Out Link

No Go List

On way we ensure that all student are following our PACK expectations is through the No Go List. This list was designed to encourage students to be Proactive, Accountable, a positive member of the Community, and Kind. If students are on the No Go List, they cannot participate in extra curricular activities and field trips. This list captures 7th and 8th grade students who have the following infractions:

  1. 2 or more Fs

  2. Excessive Tardies: 10+ tardies in periods 2-7

  3. Behavior: 10 minors, 2 majors, and/or any ed. code violation.

All students received a presentation regarding the No Go list in their science classes on January 10th. Students were reminded of the different ways they get on and off of the list. The list will be updated bi-weekly and displayed in all their classes, as well as, emailed to all students via school messenger. If there are additional questions about the No Go list, please check their science class google classroom. The presentation will be displayed here ALL year.


One change we have made to the No Go list since since semester 1 is in regards to the petition. Students ARE NOT required to petition off of the list. Instead, new data is run every two weeks. If students have improved their behavior, they will no longer be on the list. For example, if you are on the list because of grades. You have 2 weeks to improve your grades and you will be automatically removed from the list. We hope this makes it easier to track for students and families.

Not sure if you are on the list? Please encourage students to check with their homeroom teachers.

Have YOU followed us on INSTAGRAM??

We are working hard to share all the awesome happenings at Ramirez with you! Please follow us on Instagram @ramirezintermediate. We know there are some imposter sites out there, so be sure to follow our official page.

This is a GREAT way to stay up to date on current events and see our student shout outs!

Mental Health Resources

Did you Know?

The Riverside County of Education opened Six CAREspace Locations for Students and Families in Riverside County.

"Each CAREspace is designed to serve as a dedicated location for students to re-charge, re-focus, and get into the right head space for learning while providing access to mental health and related services to students, families, schools, and the community of Riverside County. The “CARE” in CAREspace refers to Community, Access, Relationships, and Emotional Wellness."

For more information, click HERE or call 951-276-CARE (2273) with any questions about services provided with CAREspace.

Care Solace

Need Help?

CNUSD is here to support you.

Your family can access our free tele-health and virtual therapy resources made available through our partner Care Solace. Those in need of support may contact Care Solace 24/7 at 888-515-0595, email weserve@caresolace.org, or access our district’s unique page: www.Caresolace.com/cnusdfamilies.

Parent Center News

Don't forget to view the parent center website as new information is posted weekly.

Parent Center Website: https://parentcenter.cnusd.k12.ca.us/

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Social Media Reminders

Social Media Trend…they just keep coming

We have recently learned of a new social media trend that is beginning to make it’s appearance on our school campus. It appears that some (not all) students are viewing their “minors” as a badge of honor instead of an opportunity to correct behavior that goes against our PACK values.

If you recall, a “minor” can be given to a student who has violated one of our agreed upon commitments (PACK= Proactive, Accountable, a positive member of the Community, and Kind). When a student receives a minor, the mark is given in their student visits section of Q, the student is counseled by the teacher or staff member, and a parent is contacted after the 2nd minor (email or phone call). When a student receives 3 or more minors for the same incident, they are escalated to a referral. A student with a referral meets with an administrator and, again, parent is contact.

This system is designed so that we can work together to hold students accountable to the rules of the campus. What saddens me is that I’ve heard of students posting and bragging about their minors on social media. This is not behavior we condone or appreciate. Minors are not badges of honor, they are reminders that we (1) have high expectations for you and (2) challenge you to be better. Parents, please talk with your students about their minors. We understand that viewing minors on ParentConnect is not possible, so if you are wondering whether or not your students has started to accrue too many minors, please reach out to us.

School Threats

If you’ve frequented social media in the past few weeks, you understand that we are seeing an increase in false threats being make against the school community. In response to this surge, we are asking families to please have their child watch the video below. Please speak with your child regarding the importance of saying something if they know something to be wrong. Often times, students know first if there may be a threat to their school community, and telling a trusted adult can save lives. If you know something, report it right away.

Most importantly, CNUSD takes any direct threat (real or fake) against the school or students very seriously. When surveyed, many students reported that they did not know of the severity regarding make a false threat. Please understand, false threats carry severe consequences. Our priority is to keep our students and our school safe. Thank you for taking the time to discuss this very important issue with students.

Social Media Updates


We would like to make families aware of students using Snapchat on their Chromebooks at school. Snapchat now allows anyone to use their app from any web browser. We encourage families to speak to their child about NOT using social media during class and to strictly use their CNUSD Chromebook for school related matters.

We thank you for your help in keeping our students digitally safe and focused on learning.

New Trends to Watch for on TikTok!

Parents, it is always our goal to partner with you to protect our youth. Recently, we have been made aware that there are two concerning trends that are making their way from TikTok and into our school community. By sharing these trends with you, we hope you will be vigilant at home and talk with your children. #ItTakesAVilliage

  1. Trend #1: Body Checking. This is the act of seeking reassurance and information about the size, appearance or look of one's body or specific body. This trend mainly hyper focuses on the bodies of young females who post images of their bodies for public comment. You can learn more about this trend from the New York Post HERE.
  2. Trend #2: Slap Boxing. This trend is where friends engaging in a boxing match where they take turns slapping one another. Please know, any physical contact between students is an ed. code violation and subject to suspension for both parties.

We know our young people are heavily influenced by social media. It is our hope that we can work together to ensure that these trends to not make their way onto our campus. It is always our goal to keep you informed and ensure that all students are safe.

Threats, real or fake, carry serious consequences.

What's Happening on Campus


Central Counseling Services is here to serve our students. For details, please see the information below. If you have any questions, please contact Raul Gutierrez rgutierrez@cnusd.k12.ca.us or Rachel Niles rniles@cnusd.k12.ca.us
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Safety and Health

Safety Update

Rainbow Fentanyl: As you may know, the fentanyl epidemic has been of concern for many schools and communities. Recently the CDPH released a warning of a new "rainbow fentanyl" that has been discovered. This product looks remarkable like candy and is designed to attract the attention of our young people. The fentanyl comes in a pill and powder form.

Please talk with your children to NEVER eat anything they find or they are given by a friend or classmate. Fentanyl is not only highly addictive, but it is also potentially deadly.

You can read more from the CDPH HERE.

Parent Drop-offs in the front office

We understand students may forget items at home, but we would greatly appreciate it if student drop-offs can be kept to a minimum. Students who have items dropped off in the office will be called on the intercom during passing period. Please refer to our school office guidelines below:

  • Our office will not be accepting money to give to students.
  • Students are not to have fast food lunches dropped off on campus.
  • Food from Doordash, UberEats and other delivery services are not accepted.
  • Students will not be called out of class to pick-up items.
  • No Cellphone Drop-offs.

Safety Concern: Please do not ask your child to meet you in the front office during passing period and/or their lunch time. We ask all visitors to check-in in the front office with their ID before seeing students.

Thank you for your cooperation in minimizing disruptions to the school day and following our safety guidelines.

Checking Out Students Early and Visitor Information

  • Any individual picking a child up early from school needs to be an emergency contact and have an ID to sign-out a child. (Students will not be released to anyone that is not on the emergency list and/or do not have an ID.).
  • Our office staff will not be accepting over the phone verification of emergency contact updates.
  • All visitors need to check-in with our front office staff, scan their ID and wear the given visitor badge.
  • Students are not be picked up after 2:00pm on regular schools day and not after 1:10pm on early release Wednesdays.

*Please ensure the emergency contact information in Parent Connect is updated to avoid delay when picking up your child early.

Update your Parent Connect Emergency Contact Information:


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CNUSD School Safety Update

What type of communication can you expect in an emergency?

In the event of a major emergency on a school campus, school site administrators, law enforcement, and district administration will work together to first and foremost secure our campuses and ensure student and staff safety. In addition, parent communication will be a top priority. Parents can expect to receive information via text, phone calls, and email in a timely manner. Please be sure to check your Parent Connect account to ensure your contact information is accurate and up to date.

We know that information spreads rapidly and rumors often hit home, prior to official messaging and we would like to remind families that the first priority is student safety, followed closely by quick and accurate communication. We encourage parents to also follow the District and our local law enforcement partners on social media for the latest news.


Parents/Guardians who are interested in supporting our Wolves on campus or as a chaperone can follow the district procedures on volunteering on the CNUSD website. Please click the link: Volunteer Information

Free Online Tutoring

Does your child want to learn more about math or language arts, but they're struggling to make sense of the subject on their own?

Good news: every Californian can now access free online tutoring at any hour of the day, thanks to a new initiative offering educational resources to K-12 students and adult learners.

The resource is part of an investment in public libraries announced by California Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Learn more about the HelpNow tutoring program here.

CNUSD Child Nutrition

Click the link to view our breakfast and lunch menu for the month!

Child Nutrition Services

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Dr. Augustine Ramirez Intermediate School