Rancho Pico Junior High

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6th Grade Parent Orientation Video
Please take a moment to watch the following parent orientation video with your child! The content in the video covers the information I would have shared with you in April during our Open House. 
Music Electives - Band, Choir and Orchestra 
CLICK HERE to sign up and learn more!
Music Electives are yearlong music courses that can be taken in lieu of an elective.
No experience or auditions are required for the following courses: Beginning and Intermediate Band, Beginning Choir, and Intermediate Orchestra.
Auditions are required for placement in the following courses: Advanced Band, Advanced Orchestra, and Advanced Choir. for Advanced Band and Orchestra Audition information go to www.rpbando.weebly.com
Choir Info
All students are welcome to join choir! If you have experience or want a challenge, sign up for Chamber Choir. If you are new to singing, beginning choir is the place for you. No audition is necessary, but if you'd like to submit a short, 30 second video (think "Happy Birthday" or one verse and one chorus of your favorite song), you can email a video to mpeters@hartdistrict.org or email to set up a face to face Zoom. I look forward to meeting you all in choir next year!


Specialty Elective Applications
The application window has now closed. Stay tuned to the Google Classrooms if you are awaiting results

Important Dates 2021/22
  • Applications available online for ASB, RPTV, and Yearbook - 4/28
  • Music Department Virtual Game Night - 5/6 @ 6:30-7:30
  • 6th Grade Parent Meeting via zoom- 5/17 @ 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm (choose one) More information will be sent out
  • Deadline for ASB, RPTV, and Yearbook - Due 5/19 Submitted online by 11:59 PM ** No exceptions. Late applications will not be considered
  • Band and Orchestra Auditions Due - 5/28 @ 3:30-5:30
    6th Grade Tour of Campus - 6/1 @ 3:00-5:00 (a sign-up genius will be sent out)
Enrollment Questions?
Please email our registrar, Kathleen Lindgreen.

About Rancho Pico
Rancho Pico is a Junior High consisting of 7th & 8th grades. Students are placed on academic teams for the core classes of English, History, Math, and Science. Students also take a Physical Education class and an elective class. Students rotate through a block schedule with odd classes one day and even classes the next day.

School hours for Rancho Pico students are from 8:45 am to 3:00* pm with the exception of Tuesdays.  Every Tuesday is an early release day with school hours from 8:45 am to 1:55 pm.  The first day of school will be Tuesday, August 10, 2021. During the school year, the office is open from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.  Student supervision is available from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.  Summer hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am to noon or by appointment.

Student progress reports and quarter grades are posted on Infinite Campus. As a parent, you will need to set up an Infinite Campus account to view these grades.

*This is the planned time for our school hours next year. We are planning on full days, all in-person instruction. Depending on County guidelines and COVID trajectory, this plan may need to be altered.


Student Handbook for 2021/22
Math Placement Testing
Rancho Pico offers two math courses for all incoming 7th-grade students, Math 7 and Accelerated Math 7.
Our Math 7 course provides students with a rigorous curriculum that will prepare your child with the necessary skills and concepts to meet the 7th grade Common Core State Standards. The majority of students will take this course during the 7th grade.
Students who qualify for our Accelerated Math 7 course will complete the Common Core State Standards for the Math 7 and Math 8 curriculum in one year. This course will move at a much faster pace and the workload will be significantly more demanding. Students who successfully complete this course will take Common Core Honors Algebra I in 8th grade.
In order to qualify for Accelerated Math 7, students must earn a minimum score of 85% on the Hart District’s math placement test.
The placement test will be taken digitally on a computer. If your child is interested in taking the accelerated math course, they will have an opportunity to take the placement test this spring. If your child attends a public elementary school in the Santa Clarita Valley, your child’s elementary school will administer the test sometime in late April (Saugus Union District) or May (Newhall District) and will provide you with additional information once testing dates are finalized.
Test results will be sent directly to Rancho Pico and will be mailed home in June.
For specific questions, please contact Erin McHorney, our mathematics department chair. She can be reached via email at emchorney@hartdistrict.org.
Registration and Vaccination Requirements
All vaccinations including TDAP must be entered into our computer prior to registration.  Our goal is to have all immunizations entered by July 1st.  If you have received a call that you are missing vaccinations, please provide us with that information prior to July 1st.  Your registration will be delayed if we do not have your updated immunizations entered.

Infinite Campus Account Creation
Infinite Campus is our district's online gradebook program. Account creation is required to be able to access student grades and reports. You can begin the process for creating your account with this link: Account Creation
For more information please see our district's information page found here: https://www.hartdistrict.org/apps/pages/infinite-campus

City Bus Information
Bus service is offered through the city. The phone number for Santa Clarita City Transit is 661-294-7287. You can also visit their website at www.santaclaritatransit.com

School Food Program
Food information for our district can be found through this link https://www.hartdistrict.org/apps/pages/food-services