Enrollment & Registration

Enrollment for new students

New to the district? Please Complete the IUSD district enrollment process by clicking here. To complete STEP 3 of the enrollment process, please call the front office at the school to make an appointment. 

Send all enrollment documents to RNEnroll@iusd.org

If parents need to submit residency verification documents or any other documents they can scan and email the documents to either DebbieSymes@iusd.org and/or Amitamande@iusd.org

Registration for Existing Students

 

Incoming 7th grade information

Incoming 7th grade information will be available around spring break. Please check back for more details.

We are looking forward to next year! Below is some information you may find useful:

6th grade Parent Night Presentation (Available April 15)

Elective Selection Process Instructions (Opens April 16th)

RSJ  Virtual Tour 

Frequently Asked Questions 

 

PLACEMENT INFORMATION

Math

Placement in math courses is based on multiple measure criteria: grades in current math course, End of Course Assessment score, and the appraisal of student’s mathematical practices and work habits.  For specific criteria, please visit our course of  study catalog. If you are new to the district, there will be a math placement test for you offered at various times during the summer. 

 

As always, there will be an appeal window with a digital appeal form. More information about the appeal process will be available in the math placement letter which will be sent to students/parents through School Messenger in May.

 

For additional information about our math placement process, please access our website at https://iusd.org/about/departments/education-services/academics/stem/mathematics and click on the tab called “Parent Resources.” We have designed the math pathways to ensure the most appropriate math placement for each student and to ensure that students have multiple opportunities to accelerate, always ensuring that the developmental needs of students are met.

 

Language Arts 

We will use multiple criteria to determine a student’s proper placement in Gen-Ed or Honors for English Language Arts: Grades, Appraisal of honor student characteristics, STAR Renaissance Reading Scores. For specific criteria, please visit our course of  study catalog.  

 

As always, there will be an appeal window with a digital appeal form available in May 7 - 10. If a student/parent wants to appeal placement, they need to fill out the digital appeal form. From there, the appeals team will examine all possible data points to determine placement before communicating the final decision to parents.

 

Social Studies

We will use multiple criteria to determine a student’s proper placement in Gen-Ed or Honors for Social Studies:  Grades in both categories of History/Social Studies and Writing;  Appraisal of honor student characteristics. For specific criteria, please visit our course of  study catalog.  

 

As always, there will be an appeal window with a digital appeal form available in May. If a student/parent wants to appeal placement, they need to fill out the digital appeal form. From there, the appeals team will examine all possible data points to determine placement before communicating the final decision to parents.

 

Timeline for Placement:

May 6th: English Language Arts and Social Studies Course Placement Visible on Parent Portal.  In order to see placement, please make sure when you are logged into the Portal that you "Change Student" to your child, [PRE-ENROLLED}.   Please see this link for a visual.  Once you have done that, you can access the course requests as seen here.

May 7th – May 10th: English Language Arts and Social Studies Appeal Window Open

May 12th: Parent Notification of Math Placement via School Messenger

May 13th – May 17th: Math Appeal Initiation Window Open (Closes at 3:30pm on last day of the window)

May 19th: Appeal Notifications to Parents for Math, English Language Arts, and Social Studies

 

Students interested in two electives or who have been invited to an intervention course may have this built into the regular school day. If Extended Day PE is needed, we will push this information out at a later time. 

 

**Students’ finalized schedule will be available at 3 PM on Wednesday, August 18th.  Courses can be viewed on the Portal at that time.

 

incoming 8th grade information

Incoming 8th grade information will be available around spring break. Please check back for more details.

We are looking forward to next year! Below is some information you may find useful:

Elective Selection Process Directions (Opens April 16th)

Leadership Application

Office/Student Aide Application

RSJ  Virtual Tour 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

PLACEMENT INFORMATION

Math

Placement in math courses is based on multiple measure criteria: grades in current math course, End of Course Assessment score, and the appraisal of student’s mathematical practices and work habits.  For specific criteria, please visit our course of  study catalog. If you are new to the district, there will be a math placement test for you offered at various times during the summer. 

 

As always, there will be an appeal window with a digital appeal form. More information about the appeal process will be available in the math placement letter which will be sent to students/parents through School Messenger in May.

 

For additional information about our math placement process, please access our website at https://iusd.org/about/departments/education-services/academics/stem/mathematics and click on the tab called “Parent Resources.” We have designed the math pathways to ensure the most appropriate math placement for each student and to ensure that students have multiple opportunities to accelerate, always ensuring that the developmental needs of students are met.

 

Language Arts 

We will use multiple criteria to determine a student’s proper placement in Gen-Ed or Honors for English Language Arts: Grades, Appraisal of honor student characteristics, and scores for Work Habits and Citizenship. For specific criteria, please visit our course of  study catalog.  

 

As always, there will be an appeal window with a digital appeal form available in May. If a student/parent wants to appeal placement, they need to fill out the digital appeal form. From there, the appeals team will examine all possible data points to determine placement before communicating the final decision to parents.

 

Social Studies

We will use multiple criteria to determine a student’s proper placement in Gen-Ed or Honors for Social Studies:  Grades, Appraisal of honor student characteristics, and scores for Work Habits and Citizenship. For specific criteria, please visit our course of  study catalog.  

 

As always, there will be an appeal window with a digital appeal form available in May. If a student/parent wants to appeal placement, they need to fill out the digital appeal form. From there, the appeals team will examine all possible data points to determine placement before communicating the final decision to parents.

 

Timeline for Placement:

May 6th: English Language Arts and Social Studies Course Placement Visible on Parent Portal.  In order to see placement, please make sure when you are logged into the Portal that you "Change Student" to your child, [PRE-ENROLLED}.   Please see this link for a visual.  Once you have done that, you can access the course requests as seen here.

May 7th – May 10th: English Language Arts and Social Studies Appeal Window Open

May: Parent Notification of Math Placement via School Messenger

May: Math Appeal Initiation Window Open (Closes at 3:30pm on last day of the window). See your notification letter for Math Placement for more details. 

May 19th: Appeal Notifications to Parents for English Language Arts and Social Studies

June: Appeal Notifications to Parents for Math

 

Students interested in two electives or who have been invited to an intervention course may have this built into the regular school day. If Extended Day PE is needed, we will push this information out at a later time. 

 

**Students’ finalized schedule will be available at 3 PM on Wednesday, August 18th.  Courses can be viewed on the Portal at that time.

 

Data Confirmation

Begins August 2nd for the 2021-2022 school year.

(Please read steps 1-4 before accessing the data confirmation on parent portal)

Step 1: Login to https://my.iusd.org

  • Enter your email address and password (this will be the same information used to login to Parent Portal)
    • If you do not have a Parent Portal account, please click on “Create New Account” o If you forgot your password, please click on “Forgot Password?”
    • If you need assistance logging in, please contact our front office.

Step 2: Select Student

  • Once you login, the system will default to your student.
    • If you have more than one student, you will need to scroll over the
    • Please note that online Re-Reg must be completed for each student.

Step 3: Student Data Confirmation Process

  • In the Student Info tab, please click on “Data Confirmation”. You will need to go through each of the following tabs and follow the instructions listed.
  • Student (Tab #1) – Update any changes by clicking on the “Change” button. Once changes are complete, please click on the mint green button “Confirm and Continue”
  • Contacts (Tab #2) – Change/Add/Delete contacts in this tab. Please remember to click the mint green button each time changes are made.
  • Documents (Tab #3) – Please read each document in this section, and follow the instructions listed. Some documents will need to be printed and returned to your child’s school. Click the box on the right hand side to confirm that you have read the document. Click the mint green button each time changes are made.
  • Authorizations and Prohibitions (Tab # 4) – Please review all information on this screen with your child, and click Allow/Accept or Deny/Decline when appropriate. Click the mint green button each time changes are made.
  • Final Data Confirmation (Tab #5)
    • Please note: the system will not allow you to perform final data confirmation until all the previous tabs have been completed.
    • Click the mint green “Submit Final Confirmation” button.

Step 4: You’re done!

 

Registration

 

NEW Registration information for the 2021-2022 school year will be available in late June. Registration will be Aug 11th (7th grade) and Aug 12th (8th grade).

 

2021-2022 REGISTRATION DAY

Registration Day will get you and your child prepared for the upcoming school year. Students will receive their tentative course schedule and will pick up their Rancho Planner, Chromebooks, and more. You won’t want to miss the action! More information coming soon!

 

IMPORTANT: 

PRIOR TO REGISTRATION DAY, you must complete the online Data Confirmation BEFORE you can complete drive thru registration. You must also bring a completed Health & Information Form AND Residency Affidavit Form to go through registration. 

 

 



Wednesday, August 11

Registration 

Thursday, August 12

Registration

7th Graders

(by Student LAST name)

8th Graders

(by Student LAST name)

A - H       8:30am – 9:45am

A - H       8:30am – 9:45am

I - Q      9:45am – 11:00am

I - Q      9:45am – 11:00am

R- Z    11:00am – 12:15pm

R- Z    11:00am – 12:15pm

 

Unable to attend Registration Day on August 11th or 12th?

Make-up Registration: Please complete this LINK if you will NOT be available to attend Registration Day on August 11th or August 12th to schedule an appointment for make up registration.  Make up Registration will begin August th.  Additionally, you will need to bring your completed Health & Information Form AND Residency Affidavit Form to the front office between 9:00am - 3:00 pm  (Office will be closed between 12 -1 pm).  

 

If you do not plan to attend Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, please call the school at (949) 936- 6500 as soon as possible. 

 

 

 

Blended Learning

We are excited as we continue our planning for the 2021-2022 school year.  A key step in planning is the course request process.  While we feel that full participation at one site, either in person or through the IUSD Virtual Academy (IVA), offers a more complete experience for students, there are times when a blend between the two programs is beneficial.  As part of that planning, we wanted to share with you the options for students to “blend” their academic learning experience between our middle school sites and our IUSD Virtual Academy.  The IVA course of study can be found here: IVA Course of Study.

 

Students who would like to take 1-2 classes at IUSD Virtual Academy can request courses through AERIES between April 19th and April 30th.  Directions can be found here:Middle School Aeries Parent Portal IVA Course Requests Form.  Please note that these are requests only and are not automatically part of a student’s schedule.  Additional conversations with school counselors or administrators will likely be needed within the registration process.

 

Key considerations for blending your educational experience:

  • Blends will be contingent on scheduling at both sites, including space availability.
  • Students will need to retain primary enrollment at either the home school site or IVA.  Primary enrollment is defined at 4 classes. 
  • Students can take a maximum of 7 classes between the two sites.
  • Honors English/Language Arts and history courses at IVA may be available for students who would be eligible to enroll in honors courses at their assigned middle school. IVA will have Embedded Honors opportunities in our ELA and History courses for all students.  Our Embedded Honors offers interested and highly motivated students enhanced learning experiences and enrichment opportunities within their existing class. Upon successful completion of Embedded Honors criteria, students will receive an “Honors” designation on their academic records on a trimester basis. 

 

Considerations for enrollment:

  • The student has an interest in taking a blended learning class and understands the expectations of such course work, including weekly online attendance and due dates.
  • The student requires scheduling flexibility for considerations such as: socio-emotional support, an internship, elite athletic obligations, and/or family circumstances.
  • The class is not offered at the student’s school (e.g. specific world language).