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. 
If you have difficulty viewing the video above, please click here instead!
Enrollment Questions?
Please email our registrar, Kathleen Lindgreen.

Important Dates
  • 6th grade orientation: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 9:30 to 11:30 am in the Rancho Pico gymnasium.
    • All students with approved transfer paperwork (IDT) are welcome to attend this orientation with a parent.
    • Students from our feeder schools (Bridgeport, Oak Hills, Pico Canyon, and Stevenson Ranch) will attend with their 6th grade teachers.

  • 6th Grade Parent Night and Open House: CANCELED

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 8:40 am to 2:55 pm with the exception of Tuesdays.  Every Tuesday is an early release day with school hours from 8:40 am to 1:50 pm.  The first day of school will be Tuesday, August 11, 2020. 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.

Student Handbook for 2020/21
Students who attended 6th grade student orientation on March 4, 2020 received a copy of our Student Handbook. If you did not receive a copy of our handbook or have misplaced it, an electronic copy is posted in the column to the right.
Specialty Elective Applications
Specialty elective applications for ASB, RPTV, and Yearbook were due on March 30, 2020. The application period for these programs has closed. Students who applied will be notified regarding their application status on or around May 15th.
Thank you!
Music Electives - Band, Choir and Orchestra 
Music electives are still accepting new students! If you are interested in learning music please click here!

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

Math Placement Testing
Due to the current closure of schools in the Santa Clarita Valley, we will be utilizing the following criteria to place students into Accelerated Math 7:
1. Your child's 5th grade math CAASPP score.
2. Your child's current 6th grade math grade.
Once we receive this information from your child's elementary school, we will notify you of your child's math placement for next fall. We appreciate your patience as we do not expect to have this information until early June. 
When school resumes, students will have an opportunity to take the math placement test. If our placement is incorrect, student schedules will be adjusted to reflect the necessary change.
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