Testing Site Update-12:45pm-1-12-22: The site for RRPS students and staff is currently out of rapid PCR tests, Lab PCR tests and all antigen tests for COVID-19. Therefore the site will be closed until further notice.
Testing Site Update 1-12-22: The testing site for RRPS students and staff is currently out of rapid PCR tests and Lab PCR tests for COVID-19. The PCR test is needed if you are symptomatic and need a negative test to return to your school site. Therefore, we are not able to perform testing for those needing a PCR test. We hope to have a shipment of tests soon, but do not have an exact ETA. The site does still have a limited supply of rapid antigen tests (with results ready the same day) for close contact, test-to-stay and surveillance testing. All positive results need to be reported.
Did you know that Rio Rancho Public Schools offers drama programs in middle and high schools? That's right, our secondary students have access to award winning programs. Learn more at: https://youtu.be/MXK9-Qctl7A
RRPS COVID-19 Testing Site Update: Due to the additional transportation time needed to get the LAB PCR tests processed, the testing site will only test symptomatic students and staff between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until further notice. Those who wish to be tested due to a close contact exposure, for surveillance or for the Test to Stay program may access Rapid Antigen testing between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
We're back in business! The PMG USA testing site will open today (Jan. 11, 2022) at 8 a.m. The site for RRPS students and staff is currently out of rapid PCR tests for COVID-19, but does have LAB PCR tests which have a 1-2 day turnaround for results. The site also has rapid antigen tests (with results ready the same day) for test-to-stay and surveillance testing.
The PMG USA testing site for RRPS students and staff is currently out of rapid PCR tests for COVID-19, as well as rapid antigen tests. PMG USA has more on order. We will update this page as soon as they arrive and the testing site can begin taking testing samples once again. At this time, the site will be CLOSED the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 11. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Join us for a Parent University class on suicide prevention. Streaming live NOW on our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFcDQV4UVR4
Did you know that Rio Rancho Public Schools has two amazing performing arts facilities? Learn more in this short video: https://youtu.be/RXxVN3zOWjo
Rio Rancho Public Schools is teaming up with Albertsons to host a drive-through flu shot clinic. This event is open to all RRPS families and staff members. Join us Saturday, Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rio Rancho High School Horseshoe. All students who wish to get a flu shot must have a consent form (https://drive.google.com/.../1lcqwb2kgOgWu.../view... ) filled out by their parent or guardian with them.
RRPS is now offering a new COVID-19 testing site for our students and staff. Learn more at: https://www.rrps.net/page/covid-testing
Join us for a free online Parent University class all about the dangers of e-cigs and what you can do as a parent or guardian to keep your children away safe. Oct. 28, 5:30 p.m., streaming live on our YouTube Channel. Learn more at: https://www.rrps.net/page/parent-university
It's World Teachers' Day! Let's thank a teacher today for making a positive impact on our lives and the lives of our children.
Did you know that we have award-winning Fine Arts programs within Rio Rancho Public Schools? That's right, our programs have been winning awards for years! Check out this great short video with more: https://youtu.be/2vryBNJNGaY
RRPS is hosting a Job Fair on Oct. 6 from 5-6pm in our District Training Center located at 500 Laser Road. Applicants can come and apply in person and receive assistance with the application process. Those applying for custodian, bus driver, bus attendant, EAs and substitute teacher positions may be interviewed on site. So bring a photo ID and come ready to interview!
CLASSES RESUME TUES, SEPT 28: While we made a note in our message to RRPS families yesterday that we would be ready to welcome students back on Tuesday, we wanted to confirm with you that the fiber optic circuit has been repaired and our internet and software/systems necessary to run a safe school district are fully functional. All schools will operate per their normal schedules for tomorrow and we look forward to seeing our students back in classrooms.
Did you know that our Career Technical Education (CTE) offers over 20 different programs for students, leading to more than 60 possible career paths? That's right, our CTE programs are ready to offer a world of possibility to middle and high school students. We also offer dual-credit programs through CTE! Learn about the many opportunities available through CTE at: https://cte.rrps.net/o/cte
SCHOOL CLOSED SEPT. 27: Rio Rancho Public Schools is canceling school for all schools (including SpaRRk Academy and Rio Rancho Cyber Academy) tomorrow, Monday, September 27. The SAFE Program will also be canceled. Athletics activities will continue as planned. Sunday Evening, Rio Rancho Public Schools administration was notified that due to a damaged fiber optic circuit near Rainbow Boulevard, we will not have access to the internet district-wide for tomorrow, Sept. 27. While we could continue to hold classes, meals, etc., this outage impacts some of our core systems within the RRPS network, many of which impact the safety of our schools and student transportation. Therefore, we feel that the safest option at this time is to cancel school.
Did you know that within Rio Rancho Public Schools, we have a recorded 23 different languages spoken by our students? That's right, 23! The languages identified as spoken by students in the district include: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese), English, Farsi (Persian), French, German, Hmong, Italian, Japanese, Keres, Korean, Laotian (Lao), Navajo, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tewa, Towa, Urdu, Vietnamese, and Zuni.
Did you know that within Rio Rancho Public Schools, we have a recorded 23 different languages spoken by our students. That's right, 23! The languages identified as spoken by students in the district include: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese), English, Farsi (Persian), French, German, Hmong, Italian, Japanese, Keres, Korean, Laotian (Lao), Navajo, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tewa, Towa, Urdu, Vietnamese, and Zuni.
Need to locate a COVID-19 testing site? Testing sites are available throughout the state and COVID-19 testing should be accessed through these designated NMDOH testing sites, not through an urgent care or emergency room. Find a testing location near you, please visit the New Mexico Department of Health at https://cv.nmhealth.org/public-health-screening-and-testing