Frequently Asked questions (FAQ) for 2020-2021
Please see our up to date FAQ for distance learning, and the 2020-2021 school year. FAQ document.
Rancho is the only middle school in IUSD that has bus routes and roughly one-third of our students ride the bus to and/or from school each day. You ‘ll need to contact the transportation department for details on bus passes and routes available: Click Here
2. BELL SCHEDULE
You can find our bell schedule here. Note: Students involved in Extended Day (0 Period) PE arrive to school at 7:30am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Rancho families receive weekly updates on Friday afternoon which may contain special information and upcoming dates. Click here fora quick look at Important Dates for the year.
4. PARENT PORTAL
If you need help setting up a Parent Observer Account, please access the link found here.
6. DRESS CODE
Rancho does have a dress code. You can find it within the student planner and/or by clicking here.
Rancho uses PBIS to support positive choices on campus. You can find information with the student planner as well as on our website. Rancho’s PBIS “RULES” program is outlined here. When students do not meet behavior expectations they may experience the corrective measures outlined here.
Teachers will provide information regarding appropriate supplies for their class in the first weeks of school. For the first few days students need only bring a folder, some paper, and a pen/pencil.
Middle school students may partake in team sports competitions in two main ways:
- City of Irvine Middle School Program: http://www.cityofirvine.org/teens/middle-school-program
- IPSF Tournament of Champions: https://irvineyouthsports.org/
Advisement is a time for students to get connected to Rancho and the following take place through Advisement classes: announcements, Rancho Network News (RNN), advisement challenges, spirit competitions, distributing/collecting materials.
Tutorial is structured to provide students time with a teacher of choice (typically) to get extra help, work on projects, do homework, use a computer, read, or review for upcoming test (among other options). meets for 30 minutes on Tuesday and Thursday. The " Offerings" can be found by clicking here.
12. 1ST DAY FOR 7TH GRADERS
On the 1st day of school 7th graders spend the majority of their day with their Advisement class and are introduced to all of Rancho and our PBIS program, Rancho RULES. We cover behavior expectations in all areas of campus. Students will also meet with all of their teachers on the first day. No 8th graders are present on this day.
13. PE UNIFORMS AND LOCKERS
Rancho does have PE uniforms available for purchase, as well as clothing guidelines if not purchasing Rancho PE clothes. Those guidelines are:
Solid black athletic-type shorts. They may wear solid black or solid gray sweatpants (on a cold days) . They should wear solid blue (royal blue, or as close to Rancho uniform colors as possible) t-shirts. The clothing should be free of words/images. Small logos are acceptable, as we understand it is not always easy to find clothing without some type of branding on them.
Students are expected to lock their valuables in PE lockers during the class period and should have a lock specifically for this purpose each day.
14. LUNCH ACCOUNTS
15. "FRONT OF LINE" AT LUNCH
Students may get a "front of the line" opportunity based on the first letter of their last name. Students must show their school ID card to go to the front of the line on these days: A – D = Monday, E – H = Tuesday. I – L = Wednesday, M – R = Thursday, S – Z = Friday