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      (707)890-3870 Main Office   (707)890-3874 Fax                                             4650  Badger Road   Santa Rosa, CA  95409 

    Rincon Valley Middle School creates a safe environment where students feel capable, connected and academically challenged.

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    Dear Students and Parents,

    The temporary closure of all California schools and transition to “Distance Learning” is a challenge that I am urging the entire community to embrace.  Perhaps more than any other city, Santa Rosa has faced its fair share of trials and tribulations. In every prior instance, the people of Santa Rosa demonstrated incredible courage, fortitude, and pride in their community.  The COVID-19 outbreak will test Santa Rosa yet again, but the resilience that has been developed and demonstrated time and time again will serve our community well as we band together, albeit separately, and help each other persevere through this difficult time.

    Many of you may be wondering, what exactly is distance learning? Here is our working definition:

    “Distance learning” means instruction in which the student and instructor are in different locations. This may include interacting through the use of computer and communications technology, as well as delivering instruction and check-in time with their teacher.  Distance learning may include video or audio instruction in which the primary mode of communication between the student and instructor is on-line interaction, instructional television, video, telecourses, or other instruction that relies on a computer or communications technology. It may also include the use of printed materials incorporating assignments that are the subject of written or oral feedback.

    While this new (and hopefully temporary) educational reality certainly has its drawbacks as it lacks in-person contact and communication, there are unique advantages to pursue and explore.  Over the course of the next few weeks, students will have the opportunity to continue their studies in a manner that will foster independence, spark creativity, and further develop executive functioning skills.

    Because we were able to hold a Minimum Day on Friday, March 13th, our staff was able to generate student work in the form of two-week modules.  Your students can log into their Google classroom accounts to find assignments as well as the teacher homework links of the RVMS website. This work that has been created and posted will allow your child to re-engage in their schoolwork.  During the week of March 23rd, teachers will engage in several distance learning training sessions that will help them prepare additional lessons and modules for students in the weeks to come. Please be patient as teachers work through this process to develop the distance learning units that will be available to students through the rest of the year should classes not resume.

    In terms of student expectations, because these are such unusual times and not everyone will experience the same degree of hardship, ALL students will be “held harmless” with regards to school work. This means that students will not be penalized should they not be able to complete the school work being provided through the distance learning plan.  In other words, student grades will not go down from the end of the 3rd quarter - grades can only go up as students complete the distance learning work. 

    Logistical Information:

    • Communication from the school to students and parents will take place via email and all-calls.  Should you need to reach school personnel, please refer to the staff directory on the RVMS website and email the appropriate staff member.

    Many Santa Rosa City Schools will serve as a “Grab and Go Meal” location.  For more info, please refer to this meal information document.

    The Rincon Valley Middle School campus is closed and inaccessible to all members of the public.  Should the remainder of the school year be canceled, a plan will be developed for students to retrieve any items that may remain in their lockers.

    SRCS is working on providing laptops to students that need them. More info to come on this item.

    • Student work will continue to be posted in the weeks to come.  As the work is completed and submitted, it will be graded. We must remember that teachers are experiencing this hardship like everyone else and that they need to take care of themselves and their families.  Please be patient as we work to provide distance learning opportunities and feedback for student

    Due to the uncertainty and innumerable variables surrounding our current reality, we must remember to remain flexible, patient, and compassionate for one another.  Please be sure to check your email regularly and look for future communications. The spirit of the people of Santa Rosa will help us get through this trying time and I have no doubt that we will emerge stronger than ever before.  Finally, PLEASE take care of yourself & your family and place health and wellbeing above all other priorities.

    Take Care,

    Ed Navarro


    Rincon Valley Middle School 

    Santa Rosa Accelerated Charter School

    Incoming 7th graders: Please follow this link for more information about advanced placement for Math in 7th grade: 

    Advanced Math Placement

    Advanced English Placement testing for incoming 7th graders will be happening on the following two dates:  

                Wednesday, April 8th from 3:30 to 5:30

                Wednesday, April 29th from 3:30 to 5:30

    Please arrive by 3:15 at the RVMS Library.  Doors close at 3:30 PM.  If your student is not on time, they will not be allowed to take the test.

    • Please pick up your student promptly at 5:30 PM.
    • Remember to reserve your seat no later than the Friday before the test date.
    • You will be notified of the test results in June 2020.
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    Registration Questions:

    Contact Mandy Kelly (Registrar) at

    If you are interested in applying for leadership as your elective for the 20/21 school year,  please fill out the application form by 4/17. Also required: teacher evaluation, please ask your current teacher to fill out the separate teacher form. Applications submitted without a teacher evaluation will not be considered.

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