Royal Newsletter

October 2015

Welcome to October!

1. Assistant Principal's Message

2. How to Stay Connected

3. Events During the Month of October

4. Red Ribbon Week Activities

5. Save the Date

6. A health guide from our nurse

Assistant Principal's Message

October looks to be an interesting month where we see different events such as the Knott's Scary Farm trip, the Great California Shakedown, Red Ribbon Week, and the Scare Away Drugs Dance at the end of the month. Please stay tuned to our website, our Twitter, Jupiter Grades messages, and the phone calls and emails that get sent home. We are reaching the midterm part of our semester, and teachers and students are working diligently on Performance Tasks, assessments and classwork to ensure that the next Progress Report is a success.



As we return from break Coffee with the Principal on October 13th, will include a Parent Walkthrough, where parents will be invited to take a tour through classrooms to see what is going on here at Rancho del Rey. This is a way for parents to understand the hard work and effort teachers put into their lessons and how students are learning here. The walkthroughs and debrief will be led by administrators so that there is consistency and a way for parents to voice concerns and any great things that they saw. The information will be shared with teachers as well.


We continue to support students with the Earn Your Fridays Homework Club where every other Friday students who have not completed their homework must stay from 12:15 - 2:00 p.m. in order to complete those missing assignments. This ensures student success and also reminds them that not turning in homework IS NOT an option. Holding students accountable means greater success for them in the long run.


Thank you for your support!


Pilar Vargas

Assistant Principal

Rancho del Rey Middle School

Red Ribbon Week Activites

Long Range Facility Master Plan Town Hall Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 6th, 6:30-8:30pm

1120 Eastlake Parkway

Chula Vista, CA

Chapman Theater


The Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) is re-engaging processes to update the comprehensive Long Range Facility Master Plan. This current draft includes information from community meetings, school site meetings, District-wide on-line survey data, current education adequacy review by consultants, condition assessment of existing buildings and technology. The SUHSD vision for completing the update to the 10 year Long Range Facility Master Plan is to engage the stakeholders to attend a round of community meetings starting in October 2015.

The Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) is asking the stakeholders to provide insight to their schools in the District. Stakeholders’ insight to their schools are the key cornerstone to a successful Long Range Master Plan for the next 10 years. We understand that stakeholders are in contact with the schools everyday and hold the greatest knowledge and understanding of the needs of their schools.

Coffee with the Principal

Tuesday, Oct. 13th, 8am

1174 East J Street

Chula Vista, CA

Come join other parents in coffee with Ms. Pedroza in the library at 8 a.m. This provides an opportunity for parents to meet the principal, ask questions and gain information on important events for the month of October. This month, parents will be invited to do walkthroughs of certain classrooms. Come see what your students are doing in class!

SDSU Compact for Success Field Trip

Saturday, Oct. 24th, 7:15am-1:30pm

5500 Campanile Drive

San Diego, CA

Don’t miss out! The 7th grade, Compact for Success, “I’m going to College” field trip to SDSU is Saturday, October 24 from 7:15- 1:30. Permissions slips must be turned into the counseling center by October 9. Students will receive a FREE Royal spirit shirt/Compact for Success t-shirt, FREE lunch and an opportunity for a double lunch if they wear their FREE t-shirt to school on October 28. Parents and guardians can show their Royal spirit by wearing a blue shirt to the event or buying a parent shirt from the ASB or online store- www.royalswebstore.com. This is a great opportunity to learn how to start the college journey and how Compact for Success equals guaranteed admissions to San Diego State University.

Guidelines for Parents: When To Keep a Sick Student Home

A helpful guide from the nurse!

It is not always easy to determine when your child should attend school or be kept home. Here are some guidelines based on public health science to help.


Keep home if:

* Fever with temperature measured by a thermometer over 100.5 orally, or 101 by ear scan

* Runny nose, coughing AND congestion...all these symptoms or just one very severe one result in difficulty concentrating

* Sore throat, if it is very painful and difficult to swallow, EVEN if no fever is present. See a doctor to rule our strep throat if symptoms persist

* Earache that is so sever child is unable to sleep or they are crying. Earaches are not contagious, and if pain is controlled with over the counter medicine then send child to school

* Vomiting &/or diarrhea is caused by virus or bacteria and is contagious.

* Rashes that are unusual, severe, especially with fever and changes in behavior could be a sign of contagious virus or bacteria

* Ringworm is a contagious fungal disease and should be under treatment before sending your child to school

* Impetigo is a contagious skin infection that occurs on the skin. Students may return to school after under treatment for 24 hours.

* EYE INFECTIONS: Keep your child home if eye(s) appear very red or there is discharge