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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.

April 2015 Campus Slideshow

April 2015 Newsletter

April 9, 2015

 

Dear Rio Linda Preparatory Academy Families:

Happy Spring Time:

Thank you for taking the time to conference with your child’s teacher. We are always pleased to see you on campus and we appreciate your support.  If you did not get to conference with your child’s teacher, please contact the teacher or Ms. Her at (916) 566-2720 ext. 64826 to set up the meeting.
 
Welcome new staff members:

We would like to welcome two new staff members who are starting this month. Mr. Jared Willis is taking over as the permanent boy’s PE teacher. He comes to RLPA from Rio Linda High School. Ms. Debra Frey is our permanent Library Media Technician,  replacing Ms. Gordon. Ms. Frey has extensive experience including stints at elementary schools and MLK Junior Technology Academy. 
 

RLPA Open House:

Our annual Open House will take place on Thursday, April 16 from 5 to 6:30pm. In addition to classrooms being open student groups will be selling refreshments as a fundraiser.
 

State testing is coming!

CAASPP is the name for the state testing program. This year students in 5th and 8th grade will take the CST science test. This is a traditional pencil and paper test.  CST testing will take place on one day at the end of April.  All students
at RLPA will be taking the Smarter Balanced computer test of Math and English. This will be a test of students using
Common Core learning strategies. Computerized testing will begin on April 21 and continue through May 31. Different grade levels will take turns testing.

 

RLPA has won a Civics Grant!

Our school is only one of nine in the entire state that won the Civic Learning Award of Merit from the State Department of   Education. Our school will receive a plaque this spring and will be invited to join State Superintendent of Education, Tom Torlakson, at the regional California School of Recognition Program event. Congratulations to the RLPA team!
 

I-Pads for all teachers:

Next year all teachers at RLPA will get their own I-Pad which they will use to enhance their instruction of students.
 

School Honors Night:

RLPA will recognize outstanding students from the second trimester on our school Honor’s Night. It’s scheduled for Thursday, April 23 from 6 to 7:30pm in the cafeteria. Invitations for students receiving awards will be sent out a week before the
ceremony.

 6th Grade Camping Trip: 
Our 6th grade students will be participating in a three night trip to Grizzly Creek Ranch in Portola
for a science outing. Students will depart at 8:30am on April 28 and will return on May 1 around 4:00pm. 

 

School Dress Code:

Parents, please help us maintain our school dress code. As the weather gets warmer students need to be more conscious about what is and is not acceptable to wear at school. Students cannot wear shorts that are too short and cannot wear t-shirts with inappropriate messages on them. If you have any questions about the dress code, you can speak with our Vice Principal, Mr. Cunningham at (916) 566-2720, ext. 66095.
 

Safe School Ambassador Program:

We are happy to introduce a new program to reduce student infractions and to promote a more positive school culture. A team of teachers and other classified staff spent two days in training last month with students selected to be safe school ambassadors. These students will be trained on leadership and conflict resolution. They will work with school staff to promote school safety.

RLPA Carnival:

There will be food and games at the school carnival on April 25 from 11am to 3pm.  Please bring your families to join in the fun! 
 

School Site Council:
School Site Council meeting is on Wednesday, April 29 at 3:30 to 4:30pm in the library. 

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 authorized arrival times:

 

On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:

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


On Wednesday:

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

 

Important Dates This Month:

  • Home Soccer Games: April 16, April 21, April 23, April 30, 3:30-5:05pm
  • Open House, April 16, 5-6:30 pm
  • MESA Competition for 5th-6th Grade, April 18
  • State Testing, April 21 to May 31
  • School Honors Night, April 23, 6-7:30pm
  • School Carnival, April 25, 11am-3:00pm
  • Grizzly Creek Trip, April 28 to May 1
  • School Site Council, April 29, 3:30-4:30pm, in the library

 

 

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

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

News, Notes & Votes

On Tuesday, April 21, 2015 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: 4/17/15

Ready, Set, Test!

A new kind of testing is happening this year, replacing the previous Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. Our District will test between April 21 and May 29, 2015. Students in grades 3-8 and grade 11 will take the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). It's aligned to the new Common Core State Standards in English-Language Arts & Math. Science testing will be updated soon.

This year's results will set a new baseline for progress students will make over time. More information about results will be provided in the future - the California Department of Education is still working out final details. This year's tests are an important indicator of the readiness of students throughout California to be prepared for current college and career demands.

How can you help your child prepare?

  • Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep and a nutritious breakfast before testing.
  • Discuss the new tests with your child. Make sure he or she is not scared or anxious about the new tests.
  • With older children, explain that the new tests were created to help him or her better prepare for college and career.
  • Explain to your child that the new tests will be more challenging for them, especially the first few times they take them.
  • Tell your child that you and his/her teacher have high expectations and that you are both there to help them every step of the way.
  • Review test results with your child, bringing your child's teacher into the discussion as necessary.

More Information

Posted by: Charlene VanAllen
Published: 4/17/15

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

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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: 4/18/15