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2024-2025 RRPS Instructional Calendar

24/25 RRPS Instructional Calendar

For a printable copy of the 2024-2025 RRPS calendar, click here.

Start Times

Rio Rancho Public Schools start times for the 2024-2025 school year are as follows:

23/24 Start Times

*Colinas del Norte Elementary School, Ernest Stapleton Elementary School, Puesta del Sol Elementary School

**All other elementary schools

Registration Reminder Flyer

Don't forget to register your child! for the 2024-2025 school year! Students MUST be registered to sign up for classes and receive teacher assignments. You can register online today by clicking the link here.

School Bus Information

Every school day, more than 8,000 students walk to bus stops and board one of more than 60 buses to get to school within Rio Rancho Public Schools. Many others walk, ride bikes, or drive themselves to school or are driven there by parents, other family members, or caregivers. All of these methods of getting to school have one thing in common: Safety. Here are some simple ways we can all help to keep children safe on their way to and from school:

Walking or riding a bike to school or to a school bus stop:

  • Adhere to all public health orders or school safety measures currently in place

  • Parents or guardians should show their children a safe walking path to use and encourage them to follow that path

  • Obey all traffic signals, signs, and/or crossing guards; Use crosswalks where available

  • Walk bikes through intersections

  • Walk with a buddy, if possible, and be aware of the surroundings

  • Never talk to or respond to strangers - If a stranger approaches or tries to get a child to come to him/her, the child should run home, to a neighbor’s house, or another safe place such as a business and ask an adult for help

  • Reflective material makes walkers and bicyclists more visible to street traffic

  • Always wear a helmet when riding a bike

At the bus stop:

  • Adhere to all public health orders or school safety measures currently in place

  • Know your school bus number

  • Get to the bus stop at least five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive

  • While waiting for the bus, stand at least five giant steps (10 feet) away from the curb and line up away from the street

  • Wait until the bus stops, the door opens, and the driver says it is OK to board before getting onto the bus

  • Be sure that the bus driver can see you if you need to cross the street to reach the school bus, and that you can see the driver when crossing the street. Be sure to watch for traffic coming both ways. If you need to cross the street, do so IN FRONT OF the bus.

  • When you are dropped off at school or at the bus stop, walk 10 giant steps away from the bus

  • Use the handrail to enter and exit the bus

  • If you drop something near or under the bus, tell the bus driver - DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PICK IT UP because the driver may not be able to see you

  • School buses are loaded and unloaded at established school bus stops only, unless an emergency dictates otherwise 

  • Parents and guardians are encouraged to supervise their children at all school bus stops before and after school 

While on the bus:

  • Adhere to all public health orders and school safety measures currently in place

  • Do not talk to the driver unless it is necessary  

  • Stay in your assigned seat and face forward - Stand up only after the bus has stopped at the bus stop or at the school

  • No eating or drinking on the bus

  • No yelling or shouting - it distracts the driver. Speak in a low voice 

  • Never throw anything on the bus

  • Never stick anything out of the window (arms, legs, head, books, etc.)

  • Keep aisles and exits clear and personal belongings under control (backpacks, musical instruments, etc.)

Students qualify for bus transportation if they live more than one mile away from an elementary school, more than one and a half miles from a middle school, or more than two miles from a high school.  

School Supplies Checklist

Don't let your child come to school unprepared to learn and participate! Click here to view a detailed list of everything your child needs on day one of the 2024-2025 school year!

Jump Start Flyer

RRPS offers a chance for incoming 6th and 9th graders to tour their school before the year starts! Jump Start gives new students an opportunity to find their classes, meet their teachers and participate in fun, team-building games and activities to help ease nerves caused by "new school jitters." This year's Jump Start event will take place on Monday, August 5th. Specific times for all participating schools are listed below:

23/24 Jump Start Times

Transportation is included. Students can catch the bus at their normal bus stop

Please note that Jump Start is for STUDENTS ONLY. Parents will not be permitted to attend.

Attendance is Importance Flyer - EnglishLa Asistencia es Importante

RRPS Chromebook Insurance

Did you know that you can purchase insurance for the school-issued Chromebook your child uses at RRPS? For one low, yearly price you can rest easy knowing that your child's Chromebook is fully covered against damage, loss and theft with unlimited claims, full transferability, no deductible and no hidden fees all for just $20.00! Insurance purchased for the 2024-2025 school year is active from now until July 31, 2025. Sign up and buy online today by clicking the link HERE.

Free Meals for All Students Flyer

Dress Code Reminder

It's very important that you and your child review and understand the RRPS Dress Code Policy before the first day of school to avoid any possible disciplinary actions. To review the dress code in its entirety, please click here.