Orchard Ranch Newsletter August 2018


Black and white photo of Orchard Ranch

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year. We are so excited to have 750 students at Orchard Ranch this year. It’s a little smokey, a little hot and we are stating a little earlier, but so far it’s been great getting to meet our new Broncos and start the year off with a bang.

This BLOG is to help better inform our families about what’s going on at The Ranch. We will continue to utilize social media and our website to share information, but our hope is that you will have another place to look up information for the school.

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Orchard Ranch Website: OR Website Orchardranch.rcsdk8.org

Currently, we are experiencing unprecedented growth in this area. We would like to thank you for your continued patience as we begin the school year with nearly 250 more students and families than last year.

Walking in the Morning: Students at OR walk the playground in the morning. This helps students warm up to school and avoid possible conflicts on the playground prior to the start of class. (i.e. basketball disagreement, didn’t get a ball, arguing over rules)

Things to remember…

  • At the beginning of every school year, pick up and drop off is always CRAZY. It will get better, as families learn procedures and students gain more confidence entering and exiting the school.

Kindergarten AM/PM requests:

Unfortunately, we don’t have enough space to do all morning or all afternoon kindergarten. We will try our best to balance out the classes and meet the needs of our families.

Please remember to follow the rules of the parking lot. 

  •  Drop off and Pick up only in the right lane.
  •  Use the left lane for pull through
  •  DO NOT Leave Car unattended
  •  Refrain from being on cell phone
  •  DO NOT use left lane to go around a car in the drop off/pick up land and then pull in.

Staff Communication: 

Out here at The Ranch we only have 3 Walkie talkie Channels. Unfortunately, at different point throughout the day we pick up the chatter from construction and the surrounding schools. So, to better communicate with our staff, we use Voxer. It’s a walkie talkie/texting app that allows staff to communicate with each other during work hours. If you see staff on their phone, this is most likely what they are checking, so we can locate children and get support if needed.