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Principal's Message

Welcome to Ranchos Middle School, home of the Mustangs!!! My name is Chris Imperatrice and I am very proud to be the principal at RMS.  Ranchos Middle School excels in many areas and has been recognized as a California Distinguished School.  The staff at Ranchos Middle School is committed to providing quality education in a safe and positive atmosphere for each student. Our goal is to make RMS the best middle school program it can be.  I look forward to the challenges, events, and experiences that we will experience together as a growing school.  If you have any concerns or thoughts, please feel free to visit the site.  My door is always open!!!!  Go Mustangs!
 

News

RMS Update: February 19, 2021

Good Evening Ranchos Middle School Families, RMS 6 week Progress Reports RMS teachers have submitted grades for the 6 week progress reports. All grades will be current in Aeries by the start of Monday, February 22nd. Progress reports are not final grades, but are intended to help families stay current with their child's academic progress. Please contact Mr. Imperatrice or Mrs. Hart with any questions. RMS Sports starting soon RMS is excited to announce that Cross County and Track programs will start within the next two weeks. RMS students will have the opportunity to sign-up for both programs during PE next week. Practice will be in the afternoon, and competitions are in the process of being scheduled. RMS is committed to competing in as many sports as possible this year, and we will add more seasons of sports over the next couple months based on regulations from the state, availability of opponents, and time permitted to fulfill a regular season. RMS students participating in the Madera County ArtsFest Madera County Artsfest is an annual event that allows students to submit artwork into a county wide competition. The Madera County Artsfest Handbook has been attached to this message for those students who are interested in participating. Please look over the requirements and turn in all entries to the office no later than Friday, March 12th. For additional information please contact Mr. Imperatrice at 645-3550, or email cimperatrice@gvusd.org RMS Booster's See's Candy Fundraiser RMS Boosters has launched our first fundraiser for the school year. We are selling See's Candy online to help support our RMS programs. The funds will support student activities that include promotion, school wide activities, clubs, electives, and much more. Please visit the link below to purchase your See's Candy and support your Ranchos Middle School Mustangs. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE SEES CANDY AND SUPPORT RMS RMS Student Cohorts We announced this week that RMS has established a plan to bring back at-risk students to our campus. The plan meets the present requirements set forth by Madera County, and California Department of Education. Students will be in cohorts of 14-1 with a self-contained classroom. Students will be on campus twice a week Tues/Thurs or Wed/Fri from 8:20am to 12:00pm. Criteria will include, RSP, ELD, 2.0 GPA or less, and other variables that are not allowing the students to be successful during distance learning. RMS has notified those families who have initially met the requirements to participate in these cohorts. We will continue to re-evaluate the cohorts to maximize the amount of students on campus. If you feel that your child could benefit from this program, and would like administration to consider them for a cohort please contact Mr. Imperatrice at (559) 645-3550 or cimperatrice@gvusd.org or via Parent Square. Have a great weekend and As Always Go Mustangs!

RMS Camera Plan 2-10-2021

Good Afternoon RMS Families, Ranchos Middle School is constantly reviewing our practices to better meet the needs of our students, especially during distance learning. Student engagement, and the lack of social interaction is something that RMS staff feels that we can improve on during distance learning. Focusing on getting the student cameras on will support greater social and emotional development, and directly improve our instructional practices. The plan allows for all students to receive extra credit, even if your child has special circumstances that do not allow them to have their camera on. RMS introduced a new plan to create greater student engagement with the intent to improve student learning, and social and emotional well-being. Here is an outline of the new plan for student camera use during Google Meets: 1. All students are expected to have their cameras on starting this week, unless administration has confirmed that the family doesn't want their child to have their camera on. 2. Students who do not have their camera on will be identified by administration, and confirmed by parent request. Students can opt out of camera use if parents do not want their child online, if home internet doesn't support video streaming, or any other reason confirmed by site administration. 3. Students who have been given permission by parents to not have their camera on are expected to have a picture of themselves (head shot) during the Google Meet, or their Google profile icon with first name initial. These students will receive the daily extra credit as long as they participate in the Google Meet via Chat. 4. Students who have their camera on, and students who have been approved by administration to use a profile picture will receive daily extra credit. 5. Students' grades will not be penalized for not having their cameras on, the policy is to help with student engagement, and give them a way to improve their grade during distance learning. 6. The intent of the policy is to improve the Google Meets with student to teacher, and student to student interaction with the idea that overall engagement, and grades will improve. 7. Ranchos Middle School's ASB will develop an incentives program for all students who utilize the new camera plan. This incentive will be introduced next week after the leadership class has identified areas of student interest. Please contact Mr. Imperatrice via Parent Square or email cimperatrice@gvusd.org or call (559) 645-3550 with any questions. Have a great night and As Always Go Mustangs!

RMS Update: January 29, 2021

Picture Retakes Picture retakes have been scheduled for Thursday, February 4th from 1:00pm to 6:00pm. Picture retakes will be taken in the RMS gym. Students who missed pictures in the fall are encouraged to attend to make sure they receive an I.D. card this year, and get an opportunity to be in the 2020-2021 yearbook. Daily Additional Support RMS has tutorials for all students Monday through Friday from 11:35am to 12:00pm. Teachers have office hours from 1:30 to 2:30pm every day as well. We encourage students to take advantage of the extra support. If you have any questions regarding the additional supports please contact Mrs. Hart at rhart@gvusd.org 8th Grade Acknowledgements 8th grade parents: 8th grade acknowledgements for the yearbook are due on Thursday, February 11 for $20, $40, or $80. You can design your acknowledgement and pay online by clicking on this link or drop your payment and information off in the RMS office. Yearbooks Still on Sale Yearbooks are still on sale for all students to purchase for $40. We don't order many extra copies so if you want to guarantee to have a yearbook then please purchase as soon as possible by clicking on this link or purchasing in the RMS office. Teen Living Class Donations The RMS Teen Living class is continuing to take donations. There's currently a way to make a monetary donation through the Donor's Choose website to purchase cooking utensils. If you use code LIFTOFF at checkout by February 1 then your donation will be matched by the website organization. The website can be accessed by clicking on this link. Have a great weekend and As Always Go Mustangs!

Events

Mar 9
Liberty High School, 12220 Rd 36, Madera, CA 93636, USA
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Mar 23
Liberty High School, 12220 Rd 36, Madera, CA 93636, USA
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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