Due to significant snow accumulation and expected freezing overnight temperatures, all Rio Rancho Public Schools will now be CLOSED on Thurs, Feb. 3.
We're hiring teachers, educational assistants and substitute teachers. Plus, for the month of February and March, the NMPED is waiving licensure and background fees. That can be a $94 to $194 savings! Don't miss out on this chance to get your license and background check done at no charge, so you can join the team at Rio Rancho Public Schools and help us ignite student potential. Learn more about open positions and apply online at: https://riorancho.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
Rio Rancho Public Schools is placing four schools into remote learning temporarily (CHS, RRHS, PDSE and SSPS). Visit https://www.rrps.net/article/639040 for full details on the temporary change for just four schools at this time.
Testing Site Update: New updates posted to the COVID-19 testing site web page. Learn more at https://www.rrps.net/page/covid-testing
Want the latest updates on the RRPS COVID testing site, results, test types available and more? Visit the site web page at: https://www.rrps.net/page/covid-testing
Starting Monday, Jan. 24, RRPS will implement new enhanced COVID-19 safety protocols. Visit this page for more details: https://www.rrps.net/article/635275
Testing Site Update (4p on 1/21/22): The testing site has closed early due to the lack of testing kits. We will open again on Monday at 7 a.m. with Lab PCR tests available. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Join Rio Rancho Public Schools counselors and other staff for a special event for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Each year, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Federal Student Aid provides more than $120 billion in financial aid to help pay for college or career school each year. Don't miss out on the opportunity to secure some of these funds to help you with your future endeavors...whether college bound or CTE bound! This event is open to all high school seniors within Rio Rancho Public Schools, regardless of which high school they attend with us. Learn more at: https://www.rrps.net/article/631712
TESTING SITE UPDATE (11:30a on 1/14/22): The testing site now has a new limited supply of rapid antigen tests. We also still have Lab PCR tests which take 1 to 4 days to process. Lab PCRs are for those who are symptomatic and the rapid antigen tests are for the Test to Stay Program, close contacts and surveillance testing. We will update our testing web page with details as things change.
TESTING SITE UPDATE (9:30a on 1/14/22): The testing site has run out of rapid antigen tests. We do still have Lab PCR tests which take 1 to 4 days to process. Those are typically only used for symptomatic testing. We hope to have more antigen tests in again soon and will update out testing web page with details.
Testing Site Update (8 a.m. 1/14/22): The COVID -19 testing site for RRPS students and staff has a limited supply of Lab PCR tests (takes 1 to 3 days for processing) and a limited supply of rapid antigen tests available. The PCR tests are used for symptomatic testing, while the rapid antigen tests are used for the Test to Stay program, close contacts and surveillance testing. We hope to have more testing kits delivered soon.
As a reminder, the Lab PCR tests have a 1 to 3 day turnaround time for results. Due to the high demand, they are running on the longer side of that time estimate. Please be patient and check your PMG account in the status section for any results. They will post them there once ready and will also text or email you. We appreciate your patience. Also, if the status section does not show a test, it does not mean they lost your sample, it simply means the results are not yet ready.
Testing Site Update (1/13/22 @ 11am): The COVID -19 testing site for RRPS students and staff has a limited supply of Lab PCR tests (takes 1 to 3 days for processing of results) available. The PCR tests are used for symptomatic testing. We are completely out of rapid antigen tests at this time. We hope to have more testing kits delivered soon.
Testing Site Open Jan. 13 @ 7 a.m.: The COVID -19 testing site for RRPS students and staff has received a limited supply of Lab PCR tests and antigen tests for COVID-19. The testing site will be open tomorrow (Jan. 13) at 7 a.m. and will remain open while supplies last. We hope to have more testing kits delivered soon.
Testing Site Update-12:45pm-1-12-22: The site for RRPS students and staff is currently out of rapid PCR tests, Lab PCR tests and all antigen tests for COVID-19. Therefore the site will be closed until further notice.
Did you know that Rio Rancho Public Schools offers drama programs in middle and high schools? That's right, our secondary students have access to award winning programs. Learn more at: https://youtu.be/MXK9-Qctl7A
RRPS COVID-19 Testing Site Update: Due to the additional transportation time needed to get the LAB PCR tests processed, the testing site will only test symptomatic students and staff between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until further notice. Those who wish to be tested due to a close contact exposure, for surveillance or for the Test to Stay program may access Rapid Antigen testing between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
We're back in business! The PMG USA testing site will open today (Jan. 11, 2022) at 8 a.m. The site for RRPS students and staff is currently out of rapid PCR tests for COVID-19, but does have LAB PCR tests which have a 1-2 day turnaround for results. The site also has rapid antigen tests (with results ready the same day) for test-to-stay and surveillance testing.
The PMG USA testing site for RRPS students and staff is currently out of rapid PCR tests for COVID-19, as well as rapid antigen tests. PMG USA has more on order. We will update this page as soon as they arrive and the testing site can begin taking testing samples once again. At this time, the site will be CLOSED the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 11. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Congratulations are in order for Rio Rancho High School athlete Zach Vigil, who was recently named the New Mexico Gatorade Football Player of the Year. This is a huge accomplishment for Zach and his family, and it brings local and national recognition to RRHS and our community. Not only has Zach represented RRHS well on the athletic field, but his cumulative GPA is a 4.05 and he's currently in the top 25 academically in the senior class. We are very proud of this young man, congratulations, Zach Vigil.