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Rancho Elementary School serves students from PreK – 6th grade in Spring Valley.  We offer supportive, inclusive learning environments  where culturally responsive teaching ensures belonging and relevance. Rancho believes by embracing diversity and celebrating every aspect of a child’s culture and identity, we will equip  and inspire students to thrive.   Enroll Today!

School Announcements:

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Supply List 2022/2023

The following are suggested School Supply lists.   These items are not mandatory. Unless specified, these items will be shared with the class and are greatly appreciated. All donations can be taken directly to your child’s classroom. Donations are welcome all year long. Thank you!

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State Preschool Enrollment

La Mesa-Spring Valley School District offers high-quality preschool at no cost for children who turn three or four years old before December 1, 2022. Students attend class 5-days a week from 8:30 am - 11:30 am.

Our high-quality, accredited schools and curriculum deliver the finest early learning opportunities for ALL children.

Bring the completed form and required materials to our Early Childhood Education Center, located at 4811 Glen Street, La Mesa, CA 91941.

School Staff

Employment Information

Do you have a heart for children? Join our team!

Why You'll Love Rancho

  • A Small Neighborhood School and Beloved Community, Where Every Student is Truly Known, Connected to and Cared for by Staff
  • Parents & Caregivers Are Valued Partners
  • Located in the Hills of Spring Valley, Near Mount Miguel High School, Easily Accessible from Neighboring Communities in San Diego and South Bay
  • Boasts a Beautiful Garden, Designed and Maintained by Students Building Responsibility and Providing Relevant Hands-On Learning

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Important Information:

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New Aeries Parent Portal

If you haven't yet done so, please sign up for access to the parent portal. District First Day Packets are accessible through the parent portal. Please see attachments for instructions.

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Attendance

Attendance is SUPER important and notifying Rancho of any absences or late arrival is, too! 

If your child is absent from school for ANY reason, PLEASE CALL: 619-668-5885, Extension 4 or email our Health Tech, Stephanie Jones at stephanie.jones@lmsvschools.org

Calls may be placed 24 hours a day!  Please leave the following information
* Date of Absence * Full name of the Child * Reason for Absence *

Doctor and dental notes are helpful if our attendance records are audited.  If your child has numerous absences, these will be requested. Please note that your call to report the absence does not "erase" the absence, but rather designates it as excused or unexcused depending on the reason.

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Accelerated Reader

Click on our new Accelerated Reader Widget to see updates each week with the pages and titles Rancho students have read! 

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Health & Wellness Policy

The La Mesa-Spring Valley School District promotes health-enhancing nutrition practices. According to the food guidelines sent out in the fall we are encouraging nutritious foods be brought for classroom celebrations: fruits, vegetables, whole grain crackers, pretzels, 100% fruit juice or frozen juice bars. Examples of non-nutritious foods with a more than 35% sugar content or fat content: soda, candy, chewing gum, snow cones, chips, fried foods, cookies, cupcakes, donuts, candy coated popcorn, & cotton candy. On your child’s birthday handing out special pencils or stickers is a good alternative to food.

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Rancho Elementary’s Student Dress Code

  • No Sunglasses
  • No hats inside. Hats are ok outside with the bill forward
  • Shirts must NOT have inappropriate images
  • Shorts and pants must not sag. Shorts must have a 4 inch inseam
  • No skate shoes/heelies with or without the heel insert
  • No cosmetics, artificial nails, or lots of jewelry
  • Shoulder straps must be at least 1 inch
  • No bare back or see-through clothing
  • No dresses or skirts unless wearing leggings
  • No open-toed shoes or sandals

District Spotlight

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Check out our latest Spotlight Story showcasing what makes Maryland Ave so special! 

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Enjoy this video about amazing students at Spring Valley Academy, an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme School.  Academy enrollment is now open until December 2.

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Academy Programs in LMSV Engage Unique Gifts of Each Child

Enjoy this video about student artists and performances at LMAAC. Academy enrollment is now open until December 2.

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