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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.

March 2015 Newsletter

March 5, 2015  

 

Dear Rio Linda Preparatory Academy Families:

 

Thank you for taking the time to ask your student to keep up with their homework and getting their work back to their teachers in a timely manner.  Teachers may be contacting you if they need to conference with you about your child’s academic progress.  If you would like to conference with your child’s teacher, please call to schedule an appointment with the teacher.  Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for March 16-17 and March 19-20.

Message for the parents of eighth grade students: Please review the 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony Participation Requirements with your student and remember that their teachers are offering homework help.  Refer to the schedule in the letter for specific teacher and tutorial time.  Also, keep in mind of the promotion ceremony dress code requirement when shopping for your son’s or daughter’s promotion ceremony attire.  Thank you for supporting your child and helping us to keep them on track to be eligible to participate in the eighth grade ceremony. 
Alicia Ledesma from the 6th grade has won a contest from E-Mobility, one of the sponsors of the STELLA solar car project. She won first place in a solar car design contest. Her fantastic award is an all-expense paid trip to the Long Beach Grand Prix race. Congratulations Alicia!


Congratulations also to 8th grade student Shine Yang for winning 3rd place in the district speech contest. Shine had to compete with many talented students from middle schools throughout the district. Thanks to Ms. Singh for organizing our site speech contest and accompanying Shine to the speech competition.

The week of March 16 to March 20 has been set aside for parent-teacher conferences. These conferences will start shortly after 2:15pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The school day will be shortened by one hour during parent conference week (starting time will remain unchanged). If your teacher wants to meet with you for a conference, you will be contacted about the
date and time.


Our School Site Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 25 at 3:30pm in the school library. 

 Students can sleep in on Friday, March 13. It is a non-instructional day. School will resume on Monday, March 16.

 Spring Break will take place from Monday, March 30 to Monday April 6. School resumes on Tuesday, April 7. Have a restful time off. Students will have a lot to do when they return from their break.

 Soccer season is starting in March. See our school website for the dates of home games. All home school soccer games will be played on the soccer field across from the school on G Street. Ms. France is coaching the girl’s team and Mr. Drake is coaching the boy’s team.

 Thanks to the Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center, the United Way, Golden 1 Credit Union and Twin Rivers District for sponsoring the ASES Spelling Bee 2015 which was held at RLPA. Special thanks to Mr. Shawn Baker, the ASES manager for RLPA, for bringing this event to our site.


Lifetouch photography will be at our site to do picture retakes on Wednesday, March 25 (pre pay only). 

Arrival time at school:

Your student’s safety is our concern. Please do not send your student(s) to school before the specified time below.  We cannot assume responsibility for your child on campus before that time. Thank you for making student safety a priority by following these requirements:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday  

• 8:20 a.m.--Students may eat breakfast in the cafeteria – Students are not to come to school before 8:00 a.m.

Wednesday

• 10:20 a.m.--Students may eat breakfast in the cafeteria – Students are not to come to school before 10:00 a.m.


Important Upcoming Dates:

  • Non-Instructional Day – Friday, March 13
  • Parent Conference Week – March 16 to March 20 (except Wednesday)
  • Lifetouch Make-Up Photos – March 25 (For students who are purchasing photos)
  • School Site Council Meeting – March 25
  • Spring Break – No School – March 30 to April 6

Student Planners:

Students at RLPA are expected to write their assignments in their school planners and to write the essential question or the essential question of the week in their planners. Random checks are made to see if students are using their planners.

Enclosed Items:

Parent Monthly Calendar – March, 2015

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

Respectfully,

 

Maria Sevilla

Principal

Rio Linda Preparatory Academy

 

 

Vote for Stella!

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Dear Families,
 
Please vote for Stella the Solar Car; Stella, the solar car that visited Rio Linda Preparatory Academy in the fall, has been nominated for the 2015 Best Technology Achievement Award.  Stella the solar car was nominated along with Apple Pay, The Block Chain, Rosetta Mission's Comet Landing, and Spacex Lateral Booster. Remember that Stella  was designed and built by engineering students.  The other innovations were designed and built by huge corporations who employ thousands of people.  It will be easy for these innovations to get a lot of votes.  It will be very hard for Stella's engineering team to get votes, since they are only a group of 20.   If you would like to see Stella win this award please vote every day until January 27th.  You may vote on as many electronic devices as you have in your home.  Please ask your friends on Facebook or Twitter to join in!  
 
 
Remember to vote every day until January 27th and thank you so much for your time and support!143_solar_team_eindhoven.large.png

JANUARY 2015 NEWSLETTER

 

           
   
 

January 8, 2015  

 

Dear Rio Linda Preparatory Academy Families:

 

Our students took the time to write one wish on their paper ornament that was put on the hallway bulletin board.  My wish is that the RLPA staff, students and parents have a restful, peaceful and healthy winter break.  We are a family that cares and is vested in your child’s academic future.  We thank you for sending us your children; may your holidays be merry and bright.

 

In spite of a rainy night we had a good turnout for our annual Dessert with Santa. Ms. Sumers and her leadership students did a wonderful job of decorating the cafeteria. Special thanks go to the following staff members for helping to serve at the event:  Mr. Crago-Schneider, Mr. Drake, Ms. France, Ms. Glover, Ms. Whalen and Ms. Her. The ASES team led by Mr. Baker was invaluable for their help as well. Our PTA groups and parents who helped include Mr. and Mrs. Stites, Ms. Harding and her son Chris, Ms. Worth and Ms. Davidson who contributed many hours to the event. We also want to thank former staff member Ms. Fernandez for lending a hand. 

  Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday:

This year the Martin Luther King Day holiday will take place on Monday, January 19th. All Twin Rivers District schools will be closed on that day. The district is also sponsoring an essay contest open to all students. The topic of the essay is “How has the Civil Rights Act of 1964 impacted the world you live in today?”

 Class Color Day:

Students are encouraged to wear the colors associated with their grade levels every Friday in January. Many new school shirts were ordered in these colors with designs made by a student at each grade level. The class colors this year are:  blue for 5th grade, orange for 6th grade, purple for 7th grade and green for 8th grade.

 

Furniture Donation from Safe Credit Union:

Teachers and school staff were pleasantly surprised by the arrival of new furniture. The furniture arrived in several truck loads and would have cost thousands of dollars to purchase brand new. Every classroom teacher chose a new desk chair and other furniture including file cabinets and bookshelves. Mr. Cunningham, our vice principal is now enjoying a new executive desk. The teachers also received a new refrigerator and microwave for their staff lounge. We would like to give a big “thanks” to Safe Credit Union and Mr. Joel Stuckey for making these donations possible.

Basketball Season is starting:

Coach Brevik, of the Lady Squires and Coach Drake, of the boys’ basketball team look forward to the beginning of an exciting new basketball season.  Basketball games will be played starting this week and will continue through the end of the month. Games will be played on Tuesdays and Thursdays and split between home and away games. Home games are played in our gym and there is a small entry fee. Refreshments will be sold by the school PTA.

PTA – Family Dinner Night:

The PTA is sponsoring a family dinner night on Thursday, January 15, 2014 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. In addition to pizza and salad available for purchase there will be other activities. The dinner will be taken place in the school cafeteria and all RLPA families are welcome to attend.
 

Communication between you and the teacher is critical to your child's success. Inform teachers how they can communicate with you.  You can use School Loop, student agendas, e-mail, texting, or the good old fashion phone call.  Please inform the office if you get a new phone number.  We need to be able to reach you in case of an emergency and when I send calls to all parents about school activities or other

Arrival time at school:

Your student’s safety is our concern. Please do not send your student(s) to school before the specified time below.  We cannot assume responsibility for your child on campus before that time. Thank you for making student safety a priority by following these requirements:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday  

• 8:20 a.m.--Students may eat breakfast in the cafeteria – Students are not to come to school before 8:00 a.m.

Wednesday

• 10:20 a.m.--Students may eat breakfast in the cafeteria – Students are not to come to school before 10:00 a.m.

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • Family Dinner Night – Jan. 15, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in School Cafeteria
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday – Jan. 19
  • School Site Council and PTA, Jan. 21, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Knightly Virtues:

We want to thank Ms. Speakman and Ms. Noguez for rewarding students for their Knightly Virtues.

A few special students each week are chosen for being helpful to others at school.

Student Planners:

Students at RLPA are expected to write their assignments in their school planners and to write the essential question or the essential question of the week in their planners. Random checks are made to see if students are using their planners.

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

 

Respectfully,

 

 

Maria Sevilla

Principal

Rio Linda Preparatory Academy

RLPA & Stella the Solar car make it into "N" Magazine

RLPA & Stella the Solar car make it into
Click HERE      November Issue of N Magazine features Stella (solar-powered family car) at Rio Linda Prep (Sept. 18)
 
Click HERE      District slideshow, in case you missed it.

News

A Family Guide to Understanding California’s New Testing System: Part I

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

This spring marks the second year of the new state testing program called the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress or CAASPP. Like last year, students in grades 3-8 and 11 will take tests in English-language arts and mathematics online using a computer. These tests are also known as the Smarter Balanced Assessments. LEARN MORE 

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Posted by: Charlene VanAllen
Published: 3/2/15

Facilities Master Plan Town Hall Meetings

Twin Rivers Unified School District will hold four Town Hall Meetings to provide information to the public and receive input on the development of the district's Long Range Facilities Master Plan. A primary goal of this plan is to develop high quality learning environments for students throughout the district.    

Click on the link for more information.

Posted by: Zenobia Gerald
Published: 2/26/15

News, Notes & Votes

On Tuesday, Feb. 24 the Twin Rivers school board met during regular session at the District Office on McClellan Park.

Please click HERE for meeting highlights.

Posted by: Charlene VanAllen
Published: 2/25/15

Microsoft and Twin Rivers—Partners in Education

What an inspiring and monumental day in Twin Rivers Unified School District. Microsoft Vice President of Education Margo Day met with Superintendent Dr. Steven Martinez, principals and staff to reaffirm the company's commitment to partnering with Twin Rivers to improve learning outcomes for all students. READ MORE

 

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Posted by: Charlene VanAllen
Published: 2/24/15

Goal Sharing

From riding a public bus to preparing a snack, the goals shared on Feb. 6 by 25 students in the Independent Living Skills classes at Grant Union High School were as varied as the students.

“I take charge…I keep trying,” cheered the students after everyone had taken a turn sharing their personal goals.

Goal sharing is part of the “Take Charge for the Future” program that provides necessary tools for special needs students to set goals and achieve their dreams. Opportunities are provided during the school year to increase self-direction, independence and self-determination.

Click HERE to view a slideshow. 

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Posted by: Charlene VanAllen
Published: 2/20/15

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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.

TWIN RIVERS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

Twin Rivers  Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Students

If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal, Director of the Student Services (CCR Title 5 and Title IX Officer), Rudy Puente, at 916-566-1620 or rudy.puente@twinriversusd.org. A copy of TRUSD uniform complaint or TRUSD non-discrimination policy are available upon request.

Staff/Employees

If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal, Superintendent of Human Resources/Labor Relations (CCR Title 5 and Title IX Officer), Dr. Jacqueline Perez, 916-566-1736 or Jacqueline.perez@twinriversusd.org . A copy of TRUSD uniform complaint or TRUSD non-discrimination policy are available upon request.

 

 

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:  Travis Cunningham

travis.cunningham@twinriversusd.org

Attendance Clerk: Yolanda Beltran

yolanda.beltran@twinriversusd.org

Secretary: Herlinda Skokan

herlinda.skokan@twinriversusd.org

Stella the Solar Car 2014

Rio Linda Preparatory Academy is proud to have world famous award winning Stella the Solar car visit our campus!

Stella Goes USA!

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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.

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:

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Today: 3/4/15