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CAASPP Testing Schedule

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Incoming 6th grade Parent Night Presentation

SRVUSD Math Night Presentation

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I would like to invite you to join me at two Spring Forums for an end-of-the-year parent check-in and listening opportunity. During these forums I will briefly comment on 4 "big idea" topics and then spend approximately an hour plus of questions and comments. The topics I will be discussing include:

  1. Safety and customer service
  2. Budget and staffing
  3. Personalized Learning Ideas update
  4. Elementary feedback, suggested ideas

I look forward to seeing you there!

More information may be found at


Rick Schmitt





February 13, 2018


Dear Gale Ranch Middle School Families,                                                                   

As many of you are aware, the district is in the process of implementing Personalized Learning Options (PLO) that focus on flexibility and options for middle and high school students.  Many of the ideas will be put into effect for the 2018-2019 school year.  While the majority of them will impact high school students, a few of them will affect middle school students and families.  Below are descriptions of the PLOs that could possibly impact your child next year:


Six-Class Option (Instead of Typical Seven-Classes):

WHAT: Students have the option of taking only six classes by NOT taking one of their elective periods (only take 6 periods of classes and a lunch period). Students will have the choice of selecting a time preference of Periods 1-7 or Periods 2-8.  *Depending on course options and budget/staff availability, we will attempt to honor your time preference; however, we cannot guarantee you will get your first choice. 

HOW:  You will receive information on how to choose this option during Course Selection in March 2018.

Please note:  If you choose this option, students must arrive/leave campus when their school day begins/ends.  There will be no supervision before/after school for students not enrolled in an elective, and they must leave campus. 


Independent Study Physical Education (ISPE):

WHAT: Students qualifying for ISPE are exceptionally gifted athletes who are competing at the regional, state, or national competition level within the school year in an individual sport.  The physical activity MUST be an individual sport (team sports are not permitted).  Students in 7th grade will still be responsible for completing their Fitnessgram Tests. Parent/Guardian is not eligible to serve as instructor/coach. In addition, instructor/coach must carry proper liability insurance for the activity in which they are giving instruction.

HOW: Applications will be available on the GRMS and SRVUSD websites under "Personalized Learning" by Monday, April 16 and will be due to Ms. Eberly, Assistant Principal. 

Please note:  If you choose this option, students must arrive/leave campus when their school day begins/ends.  There will be no supervision before/after school for students not enrolled in a PE class.


World Language through Heritage Language Schools:

WHAT: Students taking a language at an SRVUSD-approved Heritage Language School (current offerings include SiliconAndhra ManaBadi Telugu School, Chinese American Cooperation Council (CACC) School, and International Tamil Academy) will be able to use the classes for advancement purposes once they promote from eighth grade.  Students will not receive credit toward high school graduation for any courses taken prior to promoting from eighth grade.  If the Heritage School language is offered at the student’s home school, Heritage credit will not be awarded on the high school transcript.  

HOW: Parents are responsible for enrolling their child into the SRVUSD-approved Heritage School of their choice.  


We believe that the implementation of these Personalized Learning Options will truly help to reduce student stress, and increase student flexibility and choice with their program of study.  Please visit the district’s website at for additional information.



Sue Goldman, Principal                                                                                              


The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is seeking members for its Parcel Tax Oversight Committee.


The committee provides oversight for the Board of Education to ensure that the funds are spent as intended by the voters of the parcel tax.  The committee meets at least twice per year and reports on an annual basis to the Board and community on how these funds have been spent.  All meetings are open to the public.


Four positions will be appointed by the school board. Parcel Tax committee members serve two-year terms.  They will not be compensated and will serve no more than two consecutive terms.  Members shall reside within the boundaries of the SRVUSD and shall be registered voters.


Applications are due no later than 4pm on May 16, 2018. Recommendations/appointments will be made at the June 12, 2018 Board Meeting.


For additional information and to download the application visit:, or contact Sandra Corsetti in the Business Office, at, or (925) 552-2905.


Afterschool enrichment classes for April have been posted, These are our final afterschool classes for the 2017-18 academic school year.  Don’t miss out on engaging classes taught by incredible SRVUSD certified teachers. Culinary Science, Cosmetic Chemistry, Intermediate Lego Robotics, Engineering with Sphero Robots, Python Coding, Physical Computing with Raspberry Pi, and more…


This summer SRVEF will also continue to offer enrichment classes for SRVUSD students. Our longer summer classes allow us to offer more in-depth science, technology, engineering, art, and math curriculum to students entering 3rd-9th grade. Students are given daily challenges, connected to industry experts, introduced to engaging project based learning activities, and encouraged to explore new STEAM topics. For our complete schedule, visit


Follow us on Instagram for exciting program announcements as we prepare for a summer of unforgettable STEAM learning! . To learn more about the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation, visit our website



State law gives families the option to transfer to a different school when there is space available. When schools have space, families can choose to transfer to another school within a district (intradistrict transfers) or to transfer to a school in another district (interdistrict transfers).


SRVUSD has moved up its intradistrict open enrollment window for elementary families. The open enrollment window for elementary schools is now open and closes on April 6, 2018. Families can find the link to the online intradistrict transfer request form and information about SRVUSD’s open enrollment/intradistrict transfer process at


SRVUSD students will continue to have placement priority in our schools. However, after we place our resident students at their school of choice, because we now have space available, California law requires that we allow students from outside the district to apply to attend our schools (interdistrict transfers). Interdistrict transfers will only be accepted if there is space available. Students from outside the district must maintain acceptable academic performance, attendance and behavior. SRVUSD anticipates openings for interdistrict transfers students at nearly all SRVUSD schools.


Principal's Message


Principal's Message

April 2018


Welcome to April and also to a very well deserved Spring Break.  I do hope that you are able to relax, get away, or just spend quality time with family and friends.  Usually during this time of year we see an uptick in behaviors, but I am so pleased with how our students are treating each other.  I have seen random acts of kindness throughout campus and there seems to be an overall feeling of “community.” This is important to all of us here and is a testament to what you do at home--so thank you!


After Spring Break, we will hit the ground running with our Day of Silence on the 27th and CASSPP testing beginning on the 16th.  Please be advised that we will have an adjusted bell schedule for testing on 4/23, 4/24, 4/25, 4/30, 5/1, 5/2, and 5/3. For detailed information, please visit our website.


Have a well-deserved and restful spring break.





Upcoming Events

April 16 - Start of CAASPP Testing

April 23 - String Festival

April 26 - Minimum Day

May 3-4 - Drama Production

Safety Reminders During Student Pick-up & Drop-Off

Greetings Parents and Students,

We want to thank our entire Gale Ranch Middle School community as we exercise patience and safe driving practices. We need a combined effort from the entire Gale Ranch ...more

Climate Survey Results

If you would like to see the results from the 2016-17 survey, please click here

For more information on SRVUSD's bullying policy and the form for suspected bullying click here. 

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Attendance Line: 925-479-1598

Fax Number: 925-479-1595

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