RRPS COVID-19 Testing Site Update: Due to the additional transportation time needed to get the LAB PCR tests processed, the testing site will only test symptomatic students and staff between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until further notice. Those who wish to be tested due to a close contact exposure, for surveillance or for the Test to Stay program may access Rapid Antigen testing between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
We're back in business! The PMG USA testing site will open today (Jan. 11, 2022) at 8 a.m. The site for RRPS students and staff is currently out of rapid PCR tests for COVID-19, but does have LAB PCR tests which have a 1-2 day turnaround for results. The site also has rapid antigen tests (with results ready the same day) for test-to-stay and surveillance testing.
The PMG USA testing site for RRPS students and staff is currently out of rapid PCR tests for COVID-19, as well as rapid antigen tests. PMG USA has more on order. We will update this page as soon as they arrive and the testing site can begin taking testing samples once again. At this time, the site will be CLOSED the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 11. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Did you know that Rio Rancho Public Schools has two amazing performing arts facilities? Learn more in this short video: https://youtu.be/RXxVN3zOWjo
Rio Rancho Public Schools is teaming up with Albertsons to host a drive-through flu shot clinic. This event is open to all RRPS families and staff members. Join us Saturday, Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rio Rancho High School Horseshoe. All students who wish to get a flu shot must have a consent form (https://drive.google.com/.../1lcqwb2kgOgWu.../view... ) filled out by their parent or guardian with them.
RRPS is now offering a new COVID-19 testing site for our students and staff. Learn more at: https://www.rrps.net/page/covid-testing
It's World Teachers' Day! Let's thank a teacher today for making a positive impact on our lives and the lives of our children.
Did you know that we have award-winning Fine Arts programs within Rio Rancho Public Schools? That's right, our programs have been winning awards for years! Check out this great short video with more: https://youtu.be/2vryBNJNGaY
RRPS is hosting a Job Fair on Oct. 6 from 5-6pm in our District Training Center located at 500 Laser Road. Applicants can come and apply in person and receive assistance with the application process. Those applying for custodian, bus driver, bus attendant, EAs and substitute teacher positions may be interviewed on site. So bring a photo ID and come ready to interview!
CLASSES RESUME TUES, SEPT 28: While we made a note in our message to RRPS families yesterday that we would be ready to welcome students back on Tuesday, we wanted to confirm with you that the fiber optic circuit has been repaired and our internet and software/systems necessary to run a safe school district are fully functional. All schools will operate per their normal schedules for tomorrow and we look forward to seeing our students back in classrooms.
SCHOOL CLOSED SEPT. 27: Rio Rancho Public Schools is canceling school for all schools (including SpaRRk Academy and Rio Rancho Cyber Academy) tomorrow, Monday, September 27. The SAFE Program will also be canceled. Athletics activities will continue as planned. Sunday Evening, Rio Rancho Public Schools administration was notified that due to a damaged fiber optic circuit near Rainbow Boulevard, we will not have access to the internet district-wide for tomorrow, Sept. 27. While we could continue to hold classes, meals, etc., this outage impacts some of our core systems within the RRPS network, many of which impact the safety of our schools and student transportation. Therefore, we feel that the safest option at this time is to cancel school.
Did you know that within Rio Rancho Public Schools, we have a recorded 23 different languages spoken by our students? That's right, 23! The languages identified as spoken by students in the district include: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese), English, Farsi (Persian), French, German, Hmong, Italian, Japanese, Keres, Korean, Laotian (Lao), Navajo, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tewa, Towa, Urdu, Vietnamese, and Zuni.
Did you know that within Rio Rancho Public Schools, we have a recorded 23 different languages spoken by our students. That's right, 23! The languages identified as spoken by students in the district include: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese), English, Farsi (Persian), French, German, Hmong, Italian, Japanese, Keres, Korean, Laotian (Lao), Navajo, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tewa, Towa, Urdu, Vietnamese, and Zuni.
Need to locate a COVID-19 testing site? Testing sites are available throughout the state and COVID-19 testing should be accessed through these designated NMDOH testing sites, not through an urgent care or emergency room. Find a testing location near you, please visit the New Mexico Department of Health at https://cv.nmhealth.org/public-health-screening-and-testing
Want peace of mind for your child's school issued device? We have a new school device insurance program that can help you cover the cost of a lost or damaged school computers of or other tech devices. Just $22 per device. Learn more at https://sites.google.com/rrps.net/onlineeducationalresources/home
As part of mask requirements and enforcement, Rio Rancho Public Schools is must provide our school community with notice of our updated discipline matrices by September 8. Our student discipline matrices have been updated to reflect the discipline process for students who refuse to wear a face mask while in school, when required. The updates describe the consequences for violating mask-wearing requirements. Read through the updated discipline matrix at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18owCKDYVsFij5KoepoA3pvUdpdBAYA9v/view
Due to the holiday yesterday, the Food Services Department will be handing out four days of Grab-n-Go meals today (Sept. 7) at Lincoln Middle School and Mountain View Middle School from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. They will not be doing meal distribution tomorrow. Regular Monday and Wednesday grab-n-go meal distribution will resume next week on the September 13. Anyone unable to pick up this week's grab-n-go meals today, should call our Food Services Department at (505) 938-0385 to request alternate arrangements.
RRPS is actively recruiting to fill open bus driver, bus attendant, custodian, EA, substitute teacher and food service positions. Apply and interview for these openings at a Sept. 8 job fair event from 4:30 to 6:30pm at our Transportation Center (821 Moccasin Dr NE, Rio Rancho). Learn more at: https://rioranchonm.sites.thrillshare.com/article/525653
Did you miss last night's Parent University Class about Student Meals? No need to worry, we've posted the recording on our website and YouTube channel. Click the link below to see what you missed and learn about our Food Services, nutrition requirements, made-from-scratch recipes and more from our new school meal vendor Southwest Foodservice Excellence. https://youtu.be/elgilq6EFBo
If you'd like more details on how the voluntary student surveillance testing program will work within RRPS, check out the School Reentry Updates web page at https://www.rrps.net/page/school-reentry-updates