Principal's Message

Rancho Teams:

All Stars: 7th grade

jOURney: 7th grade

Innovators: 8th grades

Trailblazers: 7th/8th grade

Masterminds: 8th grade

PIQE (Parent Institute for Quality Education)—we partner each year with PIQE, a professional organization, to provide parent workshops that prove invaluable as you learn the ins and outs of our school system from middle school to college. Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:00pm in Spanish (room 28) and English (Rancho library). Free child care is provided.

School Site CouncilWe meet monthly beginning on Monday, September 9 at 5:00pm in the Rancho library to review our School Plan and accompanying budget for the multiple action items. Your input, perspectives, and questions are needed as we look at the results of our efforts.

English Language Advisory Council (ELAC)ELAC will meet four times during the year beginning on Thursday, September 12 from 7:00pm-8:00pm with Raul Patino. ELAC will discuss important topics related to our English Learner program such as Reclassification criteria, ELD classes, and more.

PTSAOur newly elected PTSA president, Scott Duffey, is excited for the work he will lead this year. Rancho PTSA has their first meeting on Monday, September 9, at 6:00pm in the Rancho library.

In addition to the above options and opportunities, we also have a constant need for chaperones for field trips. Please reach out to your students’ teachers for more information about how you can be a chaperone this school year.

Thank you for entrusting us with your children this year. We will provide a safe and welcoming campus experience for each student to enable them to thrive. I look forward to meeting you in person as we begin the year our registration days (Thursday, August 8 & Friday, August 9 from 8:30am-12:00pm), followed by our Back-to-School night on Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to meet with me. You can reach me at or 408-635-2656, ext. 3106. Until then, enjoy the rest of your summer activities.


Casey McMurray, Principal

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