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RMS Weekly Update 9/25/20

RMS Update Weekly: September 25, 2020
Chris Imperatrice • 3 days ago • Friday, Sep 25 at 4:00 PM • Ranchos Middle School, *All Parent Contacts, 7th and 8th Grade Group
Good Afternoon Ranchos Middle School Families,

Here is an update for the week of September 25th:

RMS Elections
RMS held 2020 ASB elections today, and the following students won their election. President: Brooklin Tharp, Vice-President: Xariyah Gordon, Secretary: Kathrine Talley, and Treasurer: Teague Ladwig. Congrats to all of our winners. We had 16 students who ran for office, which is the most for RMS over the past three years. Thank you to all the candidates for their time and effort.

RMS Yearbooks
RMS yearbooks are on sale! They can be purchased for $40 by cash or check in the RMS office or by credit card at jostensyearbooks.com

RMS Library
RMS Library is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 2:30pm for students to check out books. Students can come on campus to checkout books. Also, students can visit the RMS Library website to preview books and availability. Here is the link to the website: RMS Library Website

Have a great weekend and As Always Go Mustangs!
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Coffee with Chris Update 9-22-2020

Good Evening Ranchos Middle School Families,

Coffee with Chris was held today to discuss how distance learning is working for our students. Here are a few topics that were addressed in the meeting:

* Parents asked about GVUSD applying for a wavier to reopen our schools. This topic is not on the board agenda for tonight's meeting, but parents are still welcome to attend. Parents attending the meeting have the opportunity to make public comments. Parents following the board meeting via Zoom do not have the ability to make public comments, but can still follow along to be informed.
Here is the Zoom link: GVUSD Board Meeting Tonight 6:30pm @ Liberty HS

* Parents can access student grades through Aeries, and using Google Classroom to verify is your child has turned in assignments is a great tool as well. Please contact Mrs. Hart with any questions. rhart@gvusd.org

* Parents can track student attendance via Aeries to confirm that their child's attendance is correctly entered each day through the Aeries Parent Portal. We understand that the internet can be unstable for our students so we appreciate it when parents communicate "connectivity" issues. This allows us to clear absences. Please contact Mr. Imperatrice with any questions. cimperatrice@gvusd.org

* Parents asked about support for our students who might be struggling with the lack of social and emotional interaction. RMS has a excellent website designed by our school psychologist, Mrs. Roos to help with some of these struggles. Mrs. Roos is a great resource for our students. Please click on this link to view her website. Mrs. Roos Website

* Parents asked about how much independent or asynchronous work should be completed on a daily basis. Students should be expected to complete 2 hours of independent work each day. This is a state requirement to account for the afternoons when students are not on Google Meets.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding these topics or anything else.

Have a great night, and As Always Go Mustangs!

Chris Imperatrice
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RMS Update: September 18, 2020

Good Evening Ranchos Middle School Families,

Here is some important information for the week of September 18th:

Ranchos Middle School Coffee with Chris
On Tuesday, September 22nd we will hold Coffee with Chris from 10:00am to 11:00am. Coffee with Chris is a parent meeting with Mr. Imperatrice (principal) and parents. The meeting is optional and intended to discuss any questions, or concerns that families might have with the new school year at RMS. Also, Mr. Imperatrice will give a quick update about RMS and GVUSD. The meeting will be virtual and we will use Google Meet as the platform to hold the meeting. Please use this link to join the meeting on Tuesday. meet.google.com/dpd-vdwj-wzx

Ranchos Middle School 6 Week Progress Report Friday, September 25th
On Friday, September 25th is the end of the 1st 6 weeks of the school year. RMS will send home 6 week progress reports to help communicate the academic progress of your child. The grades being sent home are not final grades. Final grades will be issued at the end of the semester on December 18th. If your child is under a 2.0 GPA, administration will be contacting you to establish the necessary intervention to improve your child’s grades.

Ranchos Middle School ASB Elections
On Friday, September 25th we will hold our annual ASB elections. Students will elect a new President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary. All 7th and 8th grade students will be voting in their 5th period class on Friday, and the winners will be announced that Friday afternoon via Parent Square. We look forward to starting our ASB events with our new leadership!

Ranchos Middle School Attendance
RMS attendance for the new school year has been incredible. Our daily attendance rate is higher than it was last year. We appreciate everyone’s continued support with calling in Internet/computer issues and when your child isn’t able to attend class or is tardy. Students are marked tardy if they are not in their scheduled Google Meet at the official start time. Again, we appreciate your patience and communication with these issues.
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RMS Weekly Update: 9/14

Good Evening RMS,

Here are a few important events from Ranchos Middle School:

#1. Ranchos Middle School Tutorial Program:
RMS has a tutorial program that gives our students additional support each day. All teachers are available Monday-Friday from 11:35am to 12:00pm. Mrs. Hart has put together a great video explaining how your student can access these tutorials. Please click on the link below to learn more about the RMS Tutorial Program:

RMS Tutorial Video

#2. Ranchos Middle School ASB Nomination and Elections:
RMS student body elections will be held next Friday, September 25th online. RMS will be electing a President (8th grade only), Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary. If you child would like to run for office please have them fill out the attached Google Form by Thursday, September 17th. RMS will have virtual student activities during distance learning that include dress-up days, class competitions, and much more. Mr. Imperatrice will contact those students interested in running for office on Friday, September 18th.

RMS ASB Nomination Form


#3. Ranchos Middle School Picture Day
RMS Picture Day is scheduled next Thursday, September 24th from 1pm to 6pm in the RMS gym. The pictures from this day will be used for the RMS Yearbook and student ID cards. Please review the three attached items from Premier Studios regarding safety protocols, and how to order your pictures online.


Please contact Mr. Imperatrice with any questions.
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RMS Weekly Update 9/9/2020

Good Evening Ranchos Middle School Families,

Here are a few important events for the week of September 8th:

CJSF applications are due tomorrow, September 10th. CJSF. CJSF is a statewide organization of over 600 chapters with a mission to foster high standards of scholarship, service, and citizenship in the students of California's public, private, or charter high schools and middle schools. Students need to sign up for Google Classroom using suro3kp as the code for CJSF. After joining the class students will be asked to fill out membership application. Please email Mrs. Alarcon with any questions. salarcon@gvusd.org.

Ranchos Middle School School Picture Day is September 24th from 1pm to 6pm. You may bring your children at a time that works for you. We will be practicing social distancing, and we will require masks until they are ready to take their picture. We will send more information out the week of September 21st. You will be able to purchase the pictures online, and the pictures will be delivered to the school. Please email Mr. Imperatrice with any questions. cimperatrice@gvusd.org

Ranchos Middle School 2020-2021 School Site Council. RMS looking for new members for our School Site Council (SSC) committee. SSC meets four times a year to review site goals, budget, and district policies with the intent to gain input from all stakeholders. Meetings are held in the afternoon and during distance learning all SSC meetings will be held via Google Meet. If you are interested in being a member of the community, please contact Mr. Imperatrice at cimperatrice@gvusd.org

Have a good night, and As Always Go Mustangs!
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