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The latest news at Calabasas

With so much going on during these busy tween years, it is more difficult than ever to keep up with it all. So we’ll do our best to let you know all that’s going on. Be sure to check back often, as we post upcoming events as well as kudos and awards.

June 12-June 20, 2017, Calabasas School and SCVUSD Welcome Center Closed for Construction Upgrades

Please be advised that Calabasas School and SCVUSD35 Welcome Center, located at 131 Camino Maricopa, Rio Rico, AZ 85648, will be closed June 12 through June 20, 2017. This closure is due to the installation of new AC units requiring heavy construction equipment and a helicopter to move units.

Student registrations, normally processed at the Welcome Center, will be accepted at the district transportation offices, located at 1417 W. Frontage Road (Peck Canyon Road exit), during this period.

For questions, contact 520.375.8281.

Summer Food Service Program

Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for children. Meals will be provided to all children, ages 18 and under, without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:

  • Rio Rico High School: Monday-Friday, May 31-June 13, June 15-June 28. Breakfast 7:45-8:00 a.m., Lunch 11:15-11:45 a.m. (590 Camino Lito Galindo, Rio Rico, AZ 85648)
  • Mountain View Elementary: Monday-Thursday, June 5-June 22. Breakfast 7:30-7:55 a.m., Lunch 11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (580 Camino Lito Galindo, Rio Rico, AZ 85648)
  • Tubac Center of the Arts: Tuesday-Thursday, June 6-June 29. Lunch 12:25-1:20 p.m. (9 Plaza Road, Tubac, AZ 85646)

Congratulations To Calabasas Students In Ms. Bailey’s Class

Fourteen middle school students (seven 7th graders and seven 8th graders) from Calabasas recently participated in the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth talent search. They did so by taking the high school Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), a test designed to measure college and career readiness, along with high school seniors in November and January. Our Calabasas students earned scores ranging from 810 to 1020 out of a maximum of 1600. 

Eight students qualified to participate in the Johns Hopkins summer program, six (two 8th graders and four 7th graders) in both math and reading and two (one 8th grader and one 7th grader) in math.

One of our 7th grade girls has applied for a scholarship, which if awarded, will enable her to attend the University of California at Santa Cruz for a three week program in math. 

Students In Ms. Bailey’s Class
Kneeling, from left: Diego S Lizarraga, Maria Romero, Brandon D. Switalski, Vanya Gupta, Ruben Rojo
Back row, from left: Jesus Mercado, Fernando Villaescusa, Rodrico Valenzuela, America Mascareno, Alicia Cabrera, Sebastian Montanez, Paula Enriquez, Kathie Bailey (Teacher)
Not pictured: Peyton Lunderville and Demetrio Tolan

Congratulations To Rio Rico High School

The Arizona Education Foundation recently announced that Rio Rico High School (RRHS) is one of 39 exemplary Arizona schools receiving its A+ School of Excellence™ designation for the 2016-17 academic year. 

Applicant schools are evaluated in the areas of student focus and support, school culture, active teaching and learning, curriculum, leadership, community and parent involvement, and assessment data.

“Our success is due to our dedicated teachers and staff who work tirelessly to make this a great school, and to our students who truly care about their school,” said RRHS Principal Shelly Vroegh. “Together we’ve earned this remarkable A+ distinction for our community.”

With this award, Rio Rico High School now becomes the fourth of five Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 schools holding this title, joining San Cayetano Elementary, Coatimundi Middle, and Calabasas Schools.

Transportation Changes

When requesting a change in your child’s transportation we ask that you call the office at least 30 minutes before the end of the school day. This will give us time to deliver the message to the child’s classroom. Thank you!

Athletics News

The school year is almost over. It has been a great year! During the 8th grade transition, we will be giving the awards for male and female athletes of the year. The coaches will nominate the student athletes. Good luck to all our athletes. We encourage our departing 8th graders to continue to be involved in sports at Rio Rico High School. It will be a great experience which they will always remember.

Parent Reminders

Parents, please help us make sure that your child wears their school ID and lanyard every day.  All students are expected to be in uniform and ready to learn every day. Also, please call one hour before school is over for any student messages or transportation changes.

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