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MPH Warm Wishes 2020
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  • Dear Rim of the World Unified School District Families:

    As you know, the health and safety of our students, staff and our surrounding community is a priority. With the evolving 2019 Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 situation has caused educational institutions and organizations of virtually all industries to make difficult decisions about their business operations.

    While there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at any of the schools in the Rim of the World Unified School District or anywhere in San Bernardino County, we are taking this step to help protect public health.

    We have decided to act with caution and remain ahead of a potential outbreak that could result in further spread of the coronavirus. In collaboration with the Mountain/High Desert Superintendents the Rim of the World Unified School District and other Mountain/High Desert School Districts will suspend in-class instruction and all school activities, effective Monday, March 16, 2020 through Friday, March 20, 2020. Schools are scheduled to reopen on Monday, March 23, 2020. A decision about any possible future school closure will be announced based on circumstances as they develop. Extensions of this closure are possible.

    Since schools will be closed, please consider alternate care for your student or talk with your employer about sick leave and telework options in case you need to stay home with your child. Please discourage children and teens from gathering in other public places while school is dismissed to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community. Please encourage your child to read and write daily.

    There are simple everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. These include washing hands with soap and water, coughing into sleeve/tissue, staying home if sick, and getting a flu shot. If your child is exhibiting signs of illness such as fever, cough, sore throat or difficulty breathing, please contact your healthcare provider.

    The Rim of the World Unified School District has remained in constant contact with the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools and local health officials about the most current developments. We are following guidance provided by the California Department of Education and the California Department of Public Health, and we will continue to share that information immediately with staff, families and students via email, text, phone, websites and social media.

    Up-to-date information about Rim of the World Unified School District can be found at our website https://www.rimsd.k12.ca.us/. More information about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 can be found at SBCSS COVID-19 information.

    Sincerely,
    Michelle Murphy
    District Superintendent
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  • Dear Rim of the World Unified School District families:

    As you know, the health and safety of our students, staff and our surrounding community is a priority. To help limit the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus COVID-19, Rim of the World Unified School District (ROWUSD) would like to inform the community that all nonessential school activities/events will be suspended until further notice. This includes but is not limited to, ALL before and after school activities/events and any associated travel that involve our students and staff members. ***NOTE*** At this time, all scheduled athletic events governed by the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) are exempt from this suspension until further notice and guidance from this organization.
    While there are no cases linked to our schools at this time or in San Bernardino County, we are taking this action to protect the well-being of our students, families, staff and community. We feel it is best to exercise caution as we navigate through this time of heightened anxiety and uncertainty. ROWUSD advises that all healthy students should attend classes as usual to avoid disruption of educational progress.
    Our decision to promote social distancing follows guidance provided by the California Department of Education, California Department of Public Health and local public health experts. Social distancing guidelines indicate that a space of at least 6 feet between individuals helps to stop or slow down the spread of viruses, including COVID-19. We will keep families apprised of any rescheduling of school events, assemblies, sporting events and activities based on circumstances as they develop.
    The Rim of the World Unified School District has remained in constant contact with the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools and local health officials about the most current developments. We are following guidance provided by the California Department of Education and the California Department of Public Health, and we will continue to share that information immediately with staff, families and students via email, text, phone, websites and social media depending on the seriousness of each case.
    There are simple everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. These include washing hands with soap and water, coughing into sleeve/tissue, staying home if sick, and getting a flu shot. If your child is exhibiting signs of illness such as fever, cough, sore throat or difficulty breathing, please contact your healthcare provider.
    Up-to-date information about Rim of the World Unified School District can be found at our website www.rimsd.k12.ca.us. More information about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 can be found at SBCSS COVID-19 information. Questions can be sent to todd_beal@rimsd.k12.ca.us.
    Sincerely,
    District Administration
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  • Michelle Murphy, Superintendent, Rim of the World Unified School District

    Rim of the World Unified School District would like to share some of the positive things happening within our district.

    We have completed the work for Rim High School Modernization Phase 2 and decreased our construction contracts, saving us nearly $200,000. We plan to use these savings to restore the murals on the high school, which are symbols of our school pride and community. On Thursday, March 5th, School Board Members Natalie Lindemann and Cindy Gardner toured the high school, along with Superintendent Michelle Murphy, Principal Torri Burke, and Supervisor of Maintenance and Facilities James Zimmer to view the completed projects.

    The School Board has also approved the installation of 25 security cameras throughout our schools in order to improve the safety of our facilities.

    Everyday teachers and staff are dedicated to improving the educational experience for our students and we are proud of the work they are doing.
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  • Todd Beal, Associate Superintendent, Personnel and Pupil Services, Rim of the World Unified School District

    On Thursday, February 27, 2020 Rim of the World Unified School District hosted the first of six teacher and administration professional development days related to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The professional development days are to prepare teachers at all grade levels for leading the implementation of science teaching aligned with NGSS across the district. The Next Generation Science Standards, developed by the state, set the expectations for what students should know and be able to do in science education. The training days are facilitated by Karen Cerwin, the Regional Director with West Ed K-12 Alliance. Mrs. Cerwin has graciously donated her time to prepare the teachers in improving the academic achievement of Rim of the World Unified School District students. The district is excited about building on the amazing growth schools have already accomplished in the science standards.
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  • Jenny Haberlin, Chief Business Official, Rim of the World Unified School District

    The district transportation department would like to remind our community to please stop your vehicle when approaching a bus with red flashing lights. It’s the law and keeps our staff and children safe. We are having too many instances where cars are not stopping when the red lights are flashing. We appreciate your help in keeping the students and staff safe! Thank you!

    The district is holding a class for substitute bus drivers starting on March 16, 2020. The training is paid for by the district, but there are some costs associated with obtaining your license.

    The specialized training consists of the following:

    Minimum of 20 hours of classroom instruction. You must attend all classes to continue in the training program. The class consists of bus laws, regulations, defensive driving practices, student loading & unloading, and more. All training will be conducted by a state-certified instructor.
    Minimum 20 hours of behind the wheel training. The district will provide the vehicle for training and the driving test with CHP. Passing a pre-employment drug test is required prior to operating a safety-sensitive vehicle. The location, fees, and appointment provided by the District.
    You must obtain a Commercial Learner Permit (CLP) prior to behind the wheel training.
    You must pass a drug test prior to operating safety-sensitive vehicles
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  • Heather Dominguez, Director, Educational Service

    Our testing window has opened for the annual English Learner Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPAC). The window runs from February 1-May 31st. The ELPAC measures the language proficiency of our English Learners and is the first component of the reclassification criteria. California has developed an English Learner Roadmap which focuses on the strengths and assets our English learners bring to school. Learn more about the roadmap, support for English Learners and the 4 guiding principles at the websites below. We are very proud of our English Learners and appreciate the rich culture and experiences they bring to our schools.

    https://resources.gocabe.org/index.php/home/the-english-learner-roadmap/

    https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/el/rm/roadmapinfosheet.asp
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  • Jennifer Whiteside, Principal, Mary Putnam Henck Intermediate School

    MPH celebrated Kindness week January 27th, 2020 through January 31st, 2020 with a series of school spirit days, a photo booth at lunch on Friday, Jan. 31st and door decorating competition. Congratulations to Mrs. Phillips’s 1st-period class for winning the door decorating competition. Their “Up” inspired door really showcased the importance of kindness! Great job to all our Mountain Lions for their ongoing demonstrations of kindness!
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  • Michelle Murphy, Superintendent, Rim of the World Unified School District

    Superintendent Michelle Murphy provided the second day of Time to Teach training for a total of 32 teachers over a 2-day period. Time to Teach assists teachers in analyzing their classroom environments, responding to challenging student behavior all with a focus on caring must come first. Teachers surveyed reported a positive response to the training. Additional lesson plans books were ordered by teacher requests and 10 more spots will be open for more teachers to attend.

    Mrs. Murphy attended the state ACSA (Association of California School Administrators) Superintendent conference this week. The theme for the conference was Courageous Leadership bringing together superintendents for 2 ½ days of professional learning, networking, and advocacy. Together they looked at the governor’s budget, integration of technology, and professional development in a digital world. Keynote speaker topics included Culture, STEM for girls, Urban Science Education, and Equity.

    Both the in-district training and state training demonstrate the ideas of continuous improvement and life-long learning displayed by the staff of ROWUSD while supporting our district priorities for increasing student learning, professional development, and a safe, positive school climate.
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  • Todd Beal, Associate Superintendent, Personnel and Pupil Services

    On January 23, 2020, the Rim of the World Unified Schools District’s Board of Education was presented with a report from EideBailly Auditing Firm regarding the audit of Measure W. EideBailly Auditing Firm is a third-party organization that plans and performs audits to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the district’s financial statements are free from material misstatements. According to the presenter, “the results of the audit indicated that, in all significant respects, the Rim of the World Unified School District has properly accounted for the expenditures held in the Building Fund (Measure W) and that such expenditures were made for authorized Bond projects.” The results of the audit further demonstrate the district’s commitment to fiscal responsibility by ensuring the funds received by the district are spent appropriately as required by state and federal standards.
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  • Veronica McGilvery, Principal, Lake Arrowhead Elementary School

    LAE would like to highlight the public release of the California Dashboard data, and our school’s focus on continuous improvement. Our ELA achievement scores in grades 3-5 increased 15.1 points and Math achievement scores in grades 3-5 increased 3.5 points—moving us from orange to yellow on both Academic Performance Indicators. LAE improved under the Academic Engagement Chronic Absenteeism indicator, decreasing 4.9% moving from red to yellow. Our Conditions and Climate Suspension Rate indicator also decreased by 1%, moving from green to blue. We honor and celebrate our students and staff who remain focused on creating a climate conducive for educating the whole child.
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  • Rim of the World Unified has three priorities

    1. Increase student learning and support professional development.
    2. Facilitate a safe and positive school climate.
    3. Engage families and the community.

    This week our superintendent, Michelle Murphy, presented a workshop for teachers entitled Time to Teach. This same workshop will be repeated next week so other interested teachers may attend. The workshop focused on facilitating positive classroom environments, reducing classroom disruptions and negative behaviors to increase “Time to Teach” and student learning. Lots of great ideas and resources were shared. This supports our priorities of increasing student learning, professional development, and a safe, positive school climate.
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  • Jennifer Whiteside, Principal, Mary Putnam Henck Intermediate School

    MPH would like to highlight the public release of the 2019 California School Dashboard. MPH scored yellow in the areas of chronic absenteeism, English and Math. Overall English achievement in grades 6 through 8 increased 31.6 points moving us from orange to yellow on the dashboard. Overall Math achievement in grades 6 through 8 increased 19.2 points moving us from red to yellow on the dashboard. Finally, our overall chronic absenteeism percentage declined 4.4% moving us from red to yellow on the dashboard. We are so proud of our students and staff for their dedication to improvement in these areas and hope to continue our momentum into the green and blue areas of achievement in the coming years.
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  • Derek Swem, Director, Student Services

    Professional Crisis Management Association (PCM) recertification training for our special education teachers and aides has occurred twice this year, with two upcoming trainings in January and February. Special Services has worked with EV SELPA to obtain an initial training here at Rim of the World for the beginning of February. This is very beneficial as it helps keep our staff here on the mountain instead of having to travel up and down for three days.

    The three trainers will receive recertification in May, which will enable us to keep training staff up here.
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  • David Nygren, Principal, Rim of the World High School

    On December 3, 2019, students from Emergency Medical Response and Medical Core went on a field trip to Mountains Community Hospital and were led by hospital staff members through the many different departments of the facility. Students were introduced to the staff of the hospital and the many different career opportunities that are available in the health care field. MCH arranged a crew from Mercy Air to land a helicopter for the students, had a Q&A session and then took off.
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  • Michelle Murphy, Superintendent, Rim of the World Unified School District

    Rim the world unified school district superintendent and board members attended CSBA (California School Board Association) conference this week. This conference provides training to superintendents and school boards on a variety of topics allowing great learning to take place to bring back ideas to the district.
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  • Rim of the World Unified School District has worked closely with Maintenance and Operations, Transportation, and other local agencies such as CHP and our sheriff to open school tomorrow. All school sites have power and school will be open on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.
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  • Rim of the World Unified School District will be calling a “snow day” tomorrow, Monday, December 2 due to the need for personnel and other various agencies such as Edison and CalTrans to have additional time to work on hazardous and narrow road conditions for bus travel, downed trees, and site snow removal. All school sites at this time currently have power. The school board meeting planned for December 2 will be moved to December 3 at 9:00 am at the district office. We appreciate your understanding with this large snow accumulation.
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  • Marlynn Humphries, Principal, Charles Hoffman Elementary School

    Today Charles Hoffman Elementary students participated in Southland Sings, “Poetry to Song.” This program is directed by Ann Noriel, a singing and music composition teaching artist. CHE partnered with the California Arts Council to provide the opportunity for students to write their own scripts, lyrics, composition, staging and costuming for an original musical production. Each fourth and fifth-grade classroom created their own show over the first trimester. Ms. Miller’s fifth-grade class performed The Leprechaun and the Time Machine, Mrs. Alfaro’s four/five combo class performed Candyland, and Ms. Overmyer’s fourth-grade class performed The Dangerous Hospital in Another Dimension. Third grade can’t wait for next year!
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  • Todd Beal, Associate Superintendent, Rim of the World Unified School District

    Each year, the Rim of the World Unified School District (ROWUSD), collaborates with outside entities to provide Thanksgiving Meal Bags to ROWUSD families that need nutritional support during the holidays as many of our students rely on the nutrition they receive at school. This special event is led by Deborah Messina, ROWUSD child welfare and attendance specialist.

    This year, Mountain Homeless Coalition received a grant to shop at Stater Bros to assist district families with this need.  Through the collaborative effort, five full meal bags were provided for each site.  Each of the Thanksgiving Meal Bag offers families with mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, corn, biscuits, syrup, peanut butter, jelly, macaroni and cheese and a large box of cereal. The National Honor Society Students volunteered their time to come to the District Office and prepare the bags. 
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  • Jenny Haberlin, Chief Business Officer, Rim of the World Unified School District

    This week we shared with our board our current enrollment and attendance for the district. The district’s current enrollment is 3,126. Our current ADA (Average Daily Attendance) is 2,950.24. Enrollment has increased by 20 students since the first month of school. We strive for a 95% attendance rate. Keep up the good work on achieving our attendance goals! Also, Rim of the World High School partnered with the Mountain Radio Association during their latest evacuation drill.
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  • Carol Jandrall, Lead Hawk (Noon Duty), Lake Arrowhead Elementary School

    Fun Fridays at LAE

    The playground at LAE is always a fun place to be but this year the playground staff have stepped it up with Fun Fridays. As a reward for positive behavior, at the end of the week, staff brings out music at lunchtime on the grass. Hula hoops, jump ropes, bowling and even bubbles and other fun games are included. The kids and staff can dance and sing to their favorites. The kids never get tired of Baby Shark, Frozen, YMCA and the new favorite Old Town Road.

    “It is a great way to reward our students at the end of the week for working hard, being safe, responsible and respectful. It just makes for a fun time and everyone looks forward to it,” said Principal Veronica McGilvery.

    Third graders Charlotte and Emma said they look forward to Fridays. They want to dance, request their favorite songs and have fun with friends.

    Fun Fridays are here to stay at LAE! Come out and dance with us!
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  • Heather Dominguez, Director, Educational Services

    Rim of the World Unified has three priorities

    1. Increase student learning and support professional development.

    2. Facilitate safe and positive school climate.

    3. Engage families and the community.

    On Friday, November 1st our team focused on priorities 1 and 2 during the all staff Professional Development Day. Teachers and administrators came together to learn about how intentional social, emotional, and academic learning can boost achievement, behavior and climate. Skills such as self-management, self-awareness, relationship skills, responsible decision making, and social awareness are vital life skills that foster success. One of the quotes from the day, “How do you change the world? One room at a time, which room? The one you’re in! Be the change you wish to see in the world”. Happy Veteran’s Day to ALL who have served our country.
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  • REMINDER, Tomorrow, November 1st is a professional development day for our employees, no school. Have a safe Halloween!
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  • ROWUSD would like to provide information about current matters facing our district, we felt it important to create a forum where community members can ask questions and give their insights. Accordingly, we would like to introduce our Time with Trustee’s Community Meetings. These meetings will be informal gatherings around the mountain where school board members will be present. Our School Board values the opinions and ideas of our community members; students, parents, teachers, employees, volunteers, business owners, and residents and welcomes you to attend. The current meeting schedule is as follows: November 7 – 7:00 am to 8:00 am at Higher Grounds in Crestline, November 12 – 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Tea and Coffee Exchange in Lake Arrowhead, and November 20 – 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Neo’s Pizza in Running Springs. We look forward to strengthening our connection with those we represent.

    Respectfully
    ,Rim of the World Unified School District Board of Education
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  • Friday, November 1, 2019 is a non-attendance for Rim of the World Unified School District students. Teachers have professional development (PD) on Friday. Have a safe Halloween on October 31, 2019.7

    Rules for Safe Trick-or-Treating

    Make sure your child can see and be seen in the dark
    Make sure your child is supervised when going from house to house
    Make sure your child’s costume fits well and won’t cause injuries
    Use Street Smarts
    Be careful where and who you trick-or-treat
    Check your child’s candy to make sure it is safe to eat
    Provide your child with identification

    Enjoy a safe evening with your family!
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  • David Nygren, Principal, Rim of the World High School

    Last week was “College Week” at Rim High School and we began with a Scot’s University night for parents and students focusing on financial aid for college using the FAFSA, we held a “College Wear Wednesday” spirit day, held the PSAT and ASVAB assessments for post-secondary entrance, and ended with teachers sharing their college journey with each of their classes. We hope this college focus had most of our students thinking about life after high school.

    Fall sports are wrapping up their regular seasons. Last night, our Volleyball team hosted Redlands High School and defeated them in the first round of CIF 3-1, and they will be headed to 2nd round at Winward High School this Saturday, October 26th at 6 pm. Girls Tennis have finished 2nd in the league and will have League Finals at San Gorgonio High School next week. Cross Country will head to Mt. Sac. today for an invitational, and Football will head to Rialto tonight.
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  • Michelle Murphy, Superintendent, Rim of the World Unified School District

    Deborah Messina, Specialist in Child Welfare and Attendance, is working closely with the Mountain Homeless Coalition and the Girl Scouts to provide snacks and Thanksgiving meal bags to our families. Each meal bag will have about 10 items in it to assist families over the Holiday. We are excited to give back to a few of our families in this way.

    Also, attached is a flyer with the Spring semester line-up of Valley College course offerings at Rim High School. These courses start in mid-January and are open to anyone in the community.

    In addition, the flyer has information regarding the Super Saturday (November 16th) in the library at Rim High School. On that day, Valley College counselors, admissions and financial aid staff will be at Rim High School to assist people in registering with Valley College, preparing an academic plan and applying for financial aid.

    In efforts to get the word out to our communities that Valley College courses are now offered on Rim High School’s campus, please share this flyer and information.
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  • Good evening,

    Southern California Edison is exploring options for a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff of electrical circuits in High Fire Risk Areas serving portions of some cities and unincorporated areas in San Bernardino County as early as October 9. The Rim of the World Unified School District is prepared to continue providing student instruction and meals in the event of a power outage to maintain state required instructional minutes. The district will notify parents, students, and staff immediately if the power outages present unsafe conditions that may result in school closure.
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  • Heather Dominguez, Director, Educational Services

    Parents and their students gathered at MPH to learn about a great virtual tutoring tool called Grade Slam. Grade Slams mission is to deliver educational equity through personalized learning. The program provides 24 hour 7-days a week online tutoring, in all subjects, delivered by certified teachers. Tutors use techniques to help kids’ problem solve and don’t just give them the answers in order to facilitate learning. The program is available on any electronic device. For more information call MPH or MHS to learn how your child can access this resource. (Currently available to students at MPH and MHS only)

    Veronica McGilvery, Principal, Lake Arrowhead Elementary School

    Lake Arrowhead Elementary held our first Saturday School of the year on September 21st! The learning experiences were: Erosion, Composing and filming Green Screen iMovies, and creating puppets for retelling Fairytale literature. Every month students will have an opportunity to make up a previous absence by attending one of our Saturday School sessions. Not only does this support student attendance, it assists with some funding recovered which in turn can support programs and services for students. Permission slips are sent home monthly to all students, and future dates may be found on our school website.
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  • Good afternoon,

    Beginning October 1st, the Rim of the World Unified School District Bus Pass Office will reduce office hours to 9:00 am through 12:00 pm for the remainder of the school year. If you need assistance during the afternoon, please call (909) 336-4147 to schedule an appointment. Bus Pass Applications can also be processed by emailing to bus_pass@rimsd.k12.ca.us or by mailing to PO Box 4146, Blue Jay, CA 92317. Thank you.
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  • Hello Rim Family,

    If your household completed the income survey during your AERIES parent data confirmation but DID NOT complete a Meal application you will be receiving an important letter. The district needs your help in certifying the data submitted. Certain information provided by households impacts the amount of funding schools receive in California. We need to ensure that this data is complete and certified by our parents and guardians. There are many benefits of completing a school meal application: Free or Reduced Bus Pass; Free or Reduced Breakfast; Utilities may offer discounts (So al Gas, Edison & phone); High School Students can also receive Fee waivers for the PSAT, SAT, SAT Subject tests, ACT, College application fee waivers and AP exam fees. Child Nutrition applications can be found at http://family.titank12.com. Please, call 909-336-0346 for any questions or for help with your application. We appreciate your assistance and thank you.
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  • Michelle Murphy, Superintendent, Rim of the World Unified School District

    District officials at Rim of the World Unified School District met with officers from San Bernardino County Fire, Office of Emergency Services. The district is participating in their flag notification system at our sites which means that in the event of an emergency a green or red flag can be hung on a flag pole to show first responders the level of distress at a school site. It is a quick, low tech system that needs no bandwidth or electricity during a large emergency situation. The officers also recommended that everyone in the community download the READY SB County Preparedness App on their mobile devices. It is available in both the App Store or Google Play. Please take the time to get to know the emergency routes in our area. This picture shows both Area 1 and Area 2 routes. It is important that you and your family know what to do in the event of an earthquake as well. You can find on the district website this article, the maps and tips for earthquake preparedness.


    David Nygren, Principal, Rim of the World High School

    We held our annual College and Career Fair this past Wednesday in the Wilkins Gym with over 25 booths set up for students to inquire about schools and careers. There were representatives from Crafton Hills and CSUSB, and military, fire, nurses, law enforcement, and even movie makeup! In the PAC, we had representatives from the fields of corrections, FBI, and psychology, and they were interviewed in front of the students. We hope this gave many students a sense of direction and purpose after graduating.

    This morning was the Senior Sunrise for the Class of 2020, as the students bundled together on the front lawn at 6:00 am to see the sunrise. This was the first all senior class activity and parents and staff were there serving coffee, donuts, and breakfast burritos, and a great time was had by all, despite the cool morning windchill!
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  • Hello Parent/Guardians,

    STATE TESTING INFORMATION: All CAASPP and ELPAC Student Score Reports are available in the Aeries Parent Portal https://rimoftheworld.asp.aeries.net/student. In an effort to save resources and reduce paper consumption, no hardcopy score reports will be provided. However, If you do not have computer access you may request a copy of your child’s report from the school office. Please review the attached parent information letters for more details about access to CAASPP and ELPAC resources. Thank you
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  • Todd Beal, Associate Superintendent Personnel/Pupil Services, Rim of the World Unified School District

    The district has completed its first snack and school supply drive of the year. School supplies include items such as paper, folders, pencils, highlighters, pens and more. Non-perishable and canned food items are also included. The focus of the event is help students whose families may not have the means to provide such supplies. Child Welfare and Attendance Specialist Deborah Messina, Mountain Homeless Coalition and the Girl Scouts did an amazing job organizing and filling up the boxes for each school site. Parent volunteers have graciously delivered the boxes to the school sites.
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  • Jenny Haberlin, Chief Business Official, Rim of the World Unified School District

    In efforts to increase the safety of our students and staff, the District recently entered into an agreement with Hesperia Unified School District for Sheltering and Mass Care Facilities to establish shelter locations for our district. In the event of an evacuation during school hours facilities will be available as shelters for students and staff. We want to thank Hesperia Unified along with Risk Management staff who worked together to establish this option for our district.
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  • Veronica McGilvery, Principal, Lake Arrowhead Elementary School

    LAE received a special gift from our PTA--freshening up the main entrance to our school! Our front windows received a security film displaying our school colors and mascot! This prevents visibility to inside our campus but allows visibility out. Additionally, volunteers of PTA refreshed our painted paw prints throughout every hallway floor, as well as repainted our main front hallway walls with a new mountain graphic motif. LAE is truly appreciative of the volunteers who helped to further beautify and secure our facility.
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  • Heather Dominguez, Director, Educational Services

    Rim Teachers came together on August 9th to learn about strategies they can use to support their students learning. A Professional Development survey was sent out in the Spring of the 2018-19 school year to get suggestions for topics of interest. The top 3 were the focus of the workshops on August 9th. Teachers participated in three one-hour sessions to learn more about: Google Classroom, Social-Emotional Learning, and Student Engagement and Participation Strategies. We are excited about increasing student learning and supporting professional development.

    Veronica McGilvery, Principal, Lake Arrowhead Elementary School

    LAE received a special gift from our PTA--freshening up the main entrance to our school! Our front windows received a security film displaying our school colors and mascot! This prevents visibility to inside our campus but allows visibility out. Additionally, volunteers of PTA refreshed our painted paw prints throughout every hallway floor, as well as repainted our main front hallway walls with a new mountain graphic motif. LAE is truly appreciative of the volunteers who helped to further beautify and secure our facility.
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  • Derek Swem, Director, Special Services

    One of our top priorities for our Special Education Staff – certificated and classified alike, is to acquire top-level training and professional development for all.  Teachers and paraprofessionals will have opportunities throughout the school year to acquire such training.  This week, Director of Special Services Derek Swem earned a certificate in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) through East Valley SELPA.  Through the training, he learned different methods for valuable data collecting and resources to assist special education teachers in their classrooms.  Next week, three staff members continue their training to be Professional Crisis Management (PCMA) trainers for our school district.  We feel that it is the utmost importance in acquiring updated knowledge of methods and practices to help our students.

    Jennifer Whiteside, Principal, Mary Putnam Henck Intermediate

    MPH welcomed our 6th-grade students for the 2019-2020 school year with a 6th-grade welcome assembly hosted by our 6th-grade teachers. Students received information regarding all things MPH and 6th grade, followed by a tour of the campus. At the conclusion of the first week of school 6th-grade students shared the following quotes:

    “I was really scared but then when I came it was fine. I saw my friends. I love changing classes. I love meeting new friends.” - M. Groff“

    I love the classes and all of the work and the sense of community and family up here! I love Mrs. Marinaro so much and I can really connect with here because I am often the kind of outsider person because I am shy. Mrs. Marinaro really encourages me and helps me be my best! Thank you, Mrs. Marinaro!” – A. Murphy

    “So far at MPH, I love it here. The staff is so friendly and so are the students. I heard that there were major bullying problems but that is not true at all. Everything and everyone is so positive. I love seeing everyone I know and all of the new people. I have no idea where the kids from last year got the rumors but they are not true.” – L. Schroeder   
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  • Michelle Murphy, Superintendent, Rim of the World Unified School District

    During the 2018–2019 school year, the DonorsChoose.org community of donors (individual citizens, philanthropic, and corporate) donated $11,570 towards new classroom resources for Rim of the World Unified School District. This supported 15 teachers across the district.

    As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, DonorsChoose.org is free for districts and schools to use and ships materials, not cash, to classrooms. We provide administrators like you with full transparency and oversight into what’s been donated. 

    David Nygren, Principal, Rim of the World High School

    We started our year with our Freshmen Link Crew Assembly on Monday before the first day of school with over 200 freshmen showing up to meet with their junior and senior Link Crew leaders to do some team building activities in small groups.  This was a great event which allows freshmen more familiar with the school, get their schedules, develop some class pride, and to become familiar with some students and staff who can help them on campus!

    Next Tuesday we will begin classes with San Bernardino Valley College teaching college courses here at the high school.  We are very excited about this partnership and have many students signed up to take courses on the mountain either with teachers in person or distance learning. 
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  • The Dennis H. Labadie memorial backpack giveaway and school clothes swap will be held on August 11 starting at 9 am at the office of Crestline Real Estate located at 23570 Knapps Cutoff, Crestline. Students must attend to receive a pack. Crestline Rotary & Likenesses will be filling packs with supplies. If you have school clothes to donate, please drop them off by August 10, or call Rosemarie Labadie for pick up at 909-338-9995
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  • Good afternoon,

    The Aeries data confirmation window is now open. Today some parents/guardians will receive an automated email from our Aeries Student Information System regarding Parent Portal Information. This year all parent accounts will be automatically created based on the parent email address we have on file. If you have changed your parent email address please call your child's school ASAP so that the email address can be updated. Once you have received the email, please follow the directions to create the Parent Portal Account. If you already have an active account, your data will be available to you, please log in and complete the Aeries Data Confirmation.

    Once you log in, you will see a yellow banner at the top to start the Data Confirmation Process. This process is to confirm topics such as family information, contacts, medical information, address information, income for free or reduced services, authorizations, and documents, such as calendars, bell schedules, and other important information. It is extremely important that the data confirmation is completed as soon as possible for safety reasons. Students will not be allowed to participate in field trips, dances, or off-campus sports until the data confirmation is complete.

    The Aeries Parent Portal allows parents to access attendance, grades, report cards, transcripts, state test score reports, physical fitness test scores. If you have any problems logging in please email parentportal@rimsd.k12.ca.us.Thank you for your cooperation.
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  • Parent and Guardians,

    The MPH Office will be open for assistance starting on Monday August 5th during the hours of 8:00am to 3:00pm.

    The school office will be closed on Monday August 12th to make final preparations for the new school year!

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  • The MPH Readiness Day will be held on Wednesday August 7th from 10:00am to 1:00pm by grade level:

    10:00am - 6th Grade

    11:00am - 7th Grade

    12:00pm - 8th Grade

    Please make sure that incoming 7th Grade students have their TDAP verification and all parents need to have the Aeries Data Confirmation completed prior to obtaining a student schedule. Schedules will not be given out to those who have incomplete information.

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    Mary Putnam Henck Intermediate is dedicated to providing a safe, supportive learning environment where we equip all students with the tools to be responsible and respectful, while becoming productive contributors in the 21st Century.

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