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School Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday       

  • 8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. 

Wednesday   

  • 10:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m

School Loop

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Schoolloop is a way for parents and students to access assignments as well as grades. To access grades students and parents need accounts through Schoolloop. Below you will find some helpful information on getting an account as well as tips on how to get the most out of your account. 

Parent Registration- English

Parent Registration- Spanish

Student Registration- English

Help with the parent and student portal

Twin Rivers Edtech site also has a lot of useful information regarding Schoolloop and educational technology in general.

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Mission Statement

Rio Linda Preparatory Academy will develop a partnership that includes students, families and the school community to engage students as lifelong learners in a safe and caring environment.

Yearbooks are Here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RLPA 2013-14 Yearbooks are currently on sale. Prices are $25! Buy one now through Mr. Comeau at Room 33! Cash only and please only come during non-class hours. Mr. Comeau will be available a little before school, at lunch, and a little after school. Grab one now!

May 2014 Newsletter

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May 8, 2014

Dear Rio Linda Preparatory Academy Families:

Happy Mothers’ Day: 

Happy Mothers’ Day to all our RLPA mothers and guardians!  Thank you mothers and guardians for supporting the school by sending your child school ready to learn.  May this month bring you lots of smiles, hugs and appreciation for all your devotion to your children.  We have lots of school events this month and we look forward to seeing you on campus.  Please look at the “Important Dates This Month” section to see the listing of events. 

In Memory of Mrs. Sally Jeanne Coghlan

Parents, it is with great sadness that I inform you that Mrs. Sally Jeanne Coghlan (one of our teachers) passed away in April.  Please send your good wishes to her husband and family.  Her memorial service will be on May 9, 2014, at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 410 Jackson Street, Gridley, CA 95948, at 2:30 p.m. If you have questions about the service, you can call (530) 846-4147. 

New Trees around RLPA

Please take a minute to admire and look at the beautiful new trees that have been planted around the school.  Thank you to TRUSD Grounds and Facilities, Sacramento Tree Foundation and the community for supporting our school and its beautification. 

Talent Show

We hope to see you at our annual RLPA Talent Show, Thursday, May 8, 2014.  Our students are eager to show off their performing arts talent. Please join us in supporting our talented students.  Thanks to Ms. Rogers for coordinating this event for our students.

Skate Night at Foothill Rink 

There will be another Skate Night for RLPA students on May 22, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Foothill Skate Rink. Contact Ms. Sumers for more information at (916) 566.2720.

Rio Linda Farm Days

Its Farm Days and our student are looking forward to attending this event with their class. Please sign their field trip forms so they can attend this event on Friday, May 9th.

School Registration Packets for the 2014-2015 school year

Registration packets will be sent home on Monday, May 12, 2014.  Please complete and return the packet to your child’s 4th period teacher before Friday, May 30, 2014. Students who turn in their permission slips by May 30th will be able to participate in a swim party at the start of the next school year.

Ice Cream Party 

Students who returned their intention to return to RLPA for next school year on the designated due date will participate in an Ice Cream Party on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. 

5th Grade Wild Side Field Trip

The fifth graders will be attending an overnight field trip at Camp Wildside from May 17th to May 18th.  Your child will need to be at school before 8:00 a.m., contact Mr. Drake if you have questions about the field trip at (916) 566-2720, ext. 64866.  Let’s thank Mr. Drake for coordinating this wonderful field trip and opportunity.

Awards Ceremony

The honor wards assembly will begin at 8:30 a.m., on late start Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in the school gym.  We are hoping to increase the number of parents who attend the awards assembly by having it before the work day begins. 

Project Lead the Way:

Last month I informed you that our school will have a new program called Project Lead the Way Program (PLTW). PLTW is a pathway to engineering (PTW). The classes will lead students to think critically, work collaboratively, and explore how math and science work in everyday life.  Project Lead the Way will be offered to our 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.

School Arrival Time for Students:

Your student’s safety is our concern. Due to budget cuts, we cannot supervise students before the times specified below and cannot assume responsibility for your child on campus before that time. Please take note of the following authorized arrival times:

On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:

• 8:20--Students may eat breakfast in the cafeteria • 8:30--Students may enter campus (not before)

On Wednesday:

• 10:20--Students may eat breakfast in the cafeteria • 10:30--Students may enter campus (not before)

Important Dates This Month:

  • April 29- May 2, 6th Grade Field Trip to Grizzly Creek
  • May 6, 2014, Science CST (5th and 8th graders only)
  • May 8, 5:30-7:00 p.m., School Talent Show
  • May 8, 5:00-7:00 pm Dinner with a Scientist at the District Office
  • May 9, 2014, Rio Linda Farm Days – School Field Trip
  • May 12, 2014, 2014-2015 School Year,  Registration packets sent home
  • May 16, 2014, 7th/8th Grade school dance, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • May 17-18, 2014, Camp Wildside Field Trip for 5th Grade, departing 8:00 a.m. and returning at 3:00 p.m.
  • May 20, 2014, Returning RLPA student ice cream party
  • May 21, 2014, SSC Meeting, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; ELAC Meeting, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; PTA Meeting 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • May 22, 2014, Sports Rally 6th Period
  • May 22, 2014, Skate Night 6:00-8:00 p.m., Foothill Skating Rink
  • May 23, 2014, Non-student Day, No School
  • May 26, 2014, Memorial Day, No School
  • May 28, 2014, Awards Ceremony, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
  • May 30, 2014, Registration packets due
  • May 30, 2014, 5th/6th Grade Movie Night 3:20-5:00 p.m.

   State Testing Update: 

Our students are taking the Smarter Balanced online test through May 16th. This test is replacing the STAR English and Mathematics tests that were previously done on paper. Students will take one STAR test this year in Science and only for students in grades 5 and 8.

Enclosed in this newsletter are the following  items:

Parent Monthly Calendar – May 2014 and school lunch menu

Families are important to the teachers and staff at the Rio Linda Preparatory Academy. Together, we are developing a stronger campus and promoting a positive learning environment for all of our students.

 

Respectfully,

Maria Sevilla

Principal

 

News

Congratulations to the Class of 2014

There were nine graduation ceremonies in Twin Rivers, encompassing 1,330 graduates and they have earned their moment in the spotlight. Click HERE to access the slideshows.

Posted by: Charlene VanAllen
Published: 7/1/14

Enrollment Tuesdays

Join us at our K-8 Schools for Enrollment Tuesdays! We are open for our families on Tuesdays this summer to enroll students for the upcoming school year.

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at most K-8 schools:

  • June 24
  • July 1
  • July 8
  • July 15
  • July 22
  • July 29

Click HERE to download a flier.

Click HERE to view a list of schools in Twin Rivers.

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Posted by: Charlene VanAllen
Published: 6/27/14

Free meals for children this summer

Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the Twin Rivers Unified School District (TRUSD) announces its free summer nutrition program for children 18 years of age and under. 

“This program helps fills a void,” says Director of Nutrition Services Jill Van Dyke. “We are helping parents meet the nutritional needs of their children during the summer months when free and reduced-price school meals are typically unavailable.” 

TRUSD is offering free meals at 22 schools and sponsoring seven other locations.

The Summer Food Service Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the California Department of Education. TRUSD is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Posted by: Charlene VanAllen
Published: 6/4/14

Watch our progress!

Expect a busy summer in Twin Rivers. The district will spend $7.6 million on a massive heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) project at Grant Union High School and Harmon Johnson Elementary School.

The work will begin when school is out. Click HERE to learn more and watch the progress as it unfolds.

 

Posted by: Charlene VanAllen
Published: 6/2/14

Engaged and inspired—summer opportunities in TRUSD

Twin Rivers is offering a variety of programs designed to keep our youth academically and actively engaged this summer. Students must be currently enrolled in a Twin Rivers school to be eligible for summer opportunities.

High School
The district is providing summer classes and support services for credit recovery—courses for students who have failed classes during the academic year. MORE INFO

Middle School (8th Grade)
Designed for students currently enrolled in 8th grade, the Service Learning Academy will introduce students to the new Common Core academic standards and the Next Generation Science Standards, which require analytical thinking, collaborative work and high-level writing skills. MORE INFO

Elementary School (Kindergarten through 8th Grade)
Expanded learning programs will be offered at 10 summer community camps, serving nearly 1,000 youth with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects, social skills and physical exercise. Meals will also be provided at these sites. MORE INFO

English Learners (Kindergarten through 8th Grade) 

The Guided Language Acquisition Design Academy is for students in Kindergarten through 6th grade that need extra support in English literacy skills. (Participation requires teacher recommendation.) MORE INFO

The Long Term English Learner Academy is for students in 7th or 8th grade that need the extra support in acquiring English literacy skills. (Participation requires teacher recommendation.) MORE INFO

Special Education
Extended School Year (ESY) will be provided to students with special needs per their Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Click HERE for more information and registration information on all TRUSD summer programs or call 916-566-1600 ext. 50311.

Posted by: Charlene VanAllen
Published: 5/29/14

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Welcome to the 2013-14 school year at Rio Linda Preparatory Academy! To start off, here are some individual grade level guides to having a successful year at the prep; each one is catered to the four grade levels at our site (5th-8th) and is in line with the new Common Core standards rolling out this year. We're looking forward to a great year with our amazing students!

 

Pay for school lunch online!!!

You can pay for your child's school lunch online by going to http://www.mynutrikids.com/.  You will need to have your child's permanent ID number to register and there is a small fee each time you make a payment.

Accelerated Reader

Many of the teachers at RLPA are excited that our school has purchased Accelerated Reader (AR) for our site. Students read book, take quizzes on them, and then are rewarded for their hard work. You will find a link to the AR site on the right-hand site of this page in our quick links section. Also, you can refer to this page for directions regarding AR.

School Contact Information

Office Open 7:30-4:00 pm on each school day

1101 G Street

Rio Linda, CA 95673

(916) 566-2720

Fax: (916) 566-3578

Principal: Maria Sevilla 

maria.sevilla@twinriversusd.org

Vice Principal: Rafael Prado

rafael.prado@twinriversusd.org

Attendance Clerk: Yolanda Beltran

yolanda.beltran@twinriversusd.org

 

School Wide Kendama Ban

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Due to an over abundance of issues related to kendamas being on campus, starting Monday October 28, 2013, kendamas will not be allowed on campus at Rio Linda Preparatory Academy. Students should keep their kendamas at home or risk them being confiscated by school staff. Unfortunately, the rise of problems such as theft, students/staff being hit by kendamas, and class distractions have alleviated to the point that a school wide ban has become necessary at RLPA. Any questions or concerns should be directed to school staff or administration.

Today: 7/23/14

New Online Webstore!

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Rio Linda Preparatory Academy has recently opened up a new online webstore! Purchase your student's essential school supplies at the following link:

http://webstores.activenetwork.com/
school-software/rio_linda_junior_hig/
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