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Street Smarts "Be Reel" Video Contest
Calling all middle schoolers!  Join the video contest!  The theme this year is "Texting While Walking: It's a no brainer!"   See attached flyer for all details. Continue
Posted by: Kim Cummings
Published: 9/25/14

New Volunteer Program Process

New Process for School Volunteers and Field Trip Drivers

 

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is implementing a new system for all adults who wish to volunteer on a school campus, in classrooms or drive and chaperone on field trips.  The new system will allow the District and schools to better track and provide the appropriate level of clearance for volunteers.

There are three levels of clearance:

  • Level  1 – Classroom and other on-campus school volunteers, as well as non-driver chaperones for field trips.  This requires completion of the online application, the viewing of the video shown online and a search of the Sex Offender Registry. Clearance could take up to ten days.
  • Level 2 – Field Trip Drivers – This level also requires the online application, video viewing, and a search will be done of the Sex Offender Registry.  The District will also obtain a driving history for the last ten years from the DMV.  This will also allow the District to be notified any time there is a reportable violation or incident.  Clearance could take 14-21 days.
  • Level 3 – Overnight Chaperones – Background checks will be done on all overnight chaperones which will include clearance through the FBI and the Department of Justice, as well as the requirements from Level 2.   Clearance could take more than 30 days.

If you wish to be a volunteer in any capacity, classroom assistance, PTA events, field trip chaperone or driver, library helper, picture day helper, MEF events, scout leaders, etc. take a moment soon to complete the volunteer clearance process so you will be ready to go when you are needed!

To receive more information about the system and get started with the clearance process to be a volunteer or driver, go to www.srvusd.net/parents/volunteers and click the link on the page that says “To begin the application process, click here”.

Principal's Welcome message

 “There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be a person who makes things happen.”

James A. Lovell

Apollo Astronaut

 

Staff, students, and parents partner together to make things happen at Windemere Ranch Middle School. Since we opened in August of 2005, our students have consistently achieved outstanding scores on the STAR exam, our school’s API is well over 950, and we have twice been recognized as a California Distinguished School. In fact, WRMS is in the top one percent of all middle schools in California. I am proud that the learning environment here inspires students to do their all-out best.

Our website is both user-friendly and informative. If you are a parent or student, you will discover more detailed information when you log into your Schoolloop account using the login button located on the left of this homepage. One of my personal goals it to make certain this website is an effective communication tool so that everyone connected to WRMS is well informed about all the activities on campus. Please surf around and look for updates and pertinent material. You will find that the quick links sidebar connects you to SRV district news and Common Core California State Standards.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me. I want to meet and work with you throughout your child’s time at WRMS. We are good at what we do because our combined efforts encourage students to meet, and even surpass, each and every one of their goals. I urge you to come and help us make things happen at this exceptional California middle school.

 

Warm Regards,

 

Dave Bolin, Principal 

 

Join Friends of the Foundation

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Join Friends of the Foundation   between now and June 15th and Windemere Ranch Middle School will receive 40% of your membership fee! The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation has launched their Annual Membership Drive funding Classrooms of the Future. For your $25 individual membership or $100 family membership for four you will receive a car magnet, a window cling for your home or business or a yard sign. Our school will also have a chance to win our choice of 10 iPads, 15 iPad minis or 15 Google Chromebooks if we have the largest % of members from our school! We are an affiliate of SRVEF and would like to receive this funding to continue to support the technology plan for our school. Now more than ever we need comprehensive technology to support the implementation of Common Core Standards at Windemere Ranch Middle School. To join, visit www.srvef.org/friends and don't forget to select Windemere Ranch Middle School. Thank you for your support!!!

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Mission Statement

All students will learn at high levels and become responsible, productive citizens.

Important Numbers

Main line: 925-479-7400

Attendance line: 925-479-7470

Fax: 925-479-7469

Office Hours: M-F 7:30am- 4pm

Anti-bullying corner

Here are some things that students said on the bullying survey of how students can help prevent bullying:

"Stress the importance of non-bullying, and catch and stop anyone who does. People who are getting bullied should report to a trusted adult." -7th gr. girl

"Be kind, be respectful, be patient, and try to control your anger."- 8th gr. girl

"Talking to one another, and helping one another."- 6th gr. boy

Together, we can make a difference!

If you would like to see the results of the bullying survey from the last 2 years, please download it here.

If you would like to submit a student incident report, please click here.  All incidences will be investigated by the administrators and/or counselors.

 

Tech Talk

CCSS! SBAC! What are we talking about?  It's the new Common Core State Standards and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. The Common Core State Standards  is a single set of clear educational standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in English language arts and mathematics that states voluntarily adopt. The standards are clear and concise  and pertain to reading, writing, speaking and listening, language and mathematics in school.These standards have been adopted by 46 states already. Here's a link to the SRVUSD website on how our district is transitioning to these new standards.  There is a wealth of information for students and parents. 

https://sites.google.com/a/srvusd.net/common-core/

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is developing assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts/literacy and mathematics that are designed to help prepare all students to graduate high school college- and career-ready. This year, our 8th grade students participated in the scientific pilot study of the SBAC test for mathematics.  It was a great opportunity for our school and students to have access to what future state testing will look like.  The Smarter Balanced Assessment will be replacing the STAR tests in 2014-2015. They have recently just released practice tests for the public to view.  Here is the link to the practice tests.

https://sbacpt.tds.airast.org/student/

When you go to this link, you will log in a Guest, you do not need a specific log in. On the next screen, choose the grade level you want to look at, then it will give you options of which test you would like to look at.  I highly encourage you to go through the practice tests to become familiar with the new testing format. The tests will be taken on the computer and are vastly different than the STAR tests.