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At RSD Elementary, we save money and trees by communicating electronically rather than sending paper flyers home in student backpacks. We have lots of other ways we communicate. This is the full list. 

Communication channels

This Website

This is our up-to-date hub for all PTA information. 

PTA Newsletter

This is a monthly newsletter that includes a recap of the month’s PTA meeting, a calendar of upcoming events, and a summary of volunteer needs. PTA does not have access to the email address you used in your school registration packet; you must opt in with our newsletter sign up form on the home page if you want to receive our newsletter.

If you opted in when you registered for PTA, you don’t need to opt in again here. 

If you opted in but are not receiving a monthly newsletter, be sure to check your junk email folder. If you still don’t see the newsletter, please sign up again here in case there was a typo on your email address.

Facebook group

This is a private page on Facebook that is mainly a social group for sharing kudos and photos. If you are a frequent Facebook user, you’ll benefit from being in this group because we often post school-related reminders and it is a good place to ask questions. 

Find us on Facebook by searching for Rancho San Diego PTA. Request permission to join and our Facebook guru will approve you within a few days. 


A communication app that streamlines school-to-home communication by distributing updates directly to parents as digital flyers. See the front office if you are not receiving Peachjar updates.

Teacher communication apps

Examples of these are Dojo and bloomz. If your teacher uses one of these, they will give you the log in information at the beginning of the school year.

PTA calendar

We keep a PTA Google Calendar so that you can easily merge PTA events into your main electronic calendar.

School- and district-wide calls and emails

Don’t be alarmed the first time you receive a phone call from the school’s phone number at six o’ clock at night! This is a pre-recorded call from our principal (and sometimes the school district) regarding important school information or upcoming events. If you miss the call, you will receive a recorded voicemail as well as an email with the transcript of the message. 

Opting out and opting back in

Though there is an option to opt out, our principal reminds parents to think carefully before doing opting out. This contact list is the only mass-communication tool our principal can use in an emergency and if a family has opted out of all three methods of communication, they will not receive the critical information. Please contact the office if you have opted out and need to opt back in.

Classroom Bulletin Boards

Some teachers post reminders on a bulletin board next to the classroom door. This is a good resource for families who pick up their children in front of the classroom in the afternoons.

School Marquis

Sadly, our 30-year-old Rancho San Diego Elementary School marquis board fell apart in 2019 and had to be removed. The good news is that we have funding for a new one to be built next year.