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.
This is our up-to-date hub for all PTA information.
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. To receive the newsletter, sign up to become a PTA member! Cost is $12 for a whole year and the money supports our school, California state PTA, and national PTA.
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.
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.
In years past, we have kept a PTA Google Calendar so that you can easily merge PTA events into your main electronic calendar. We plan to resume updating this calendar when things return more to normal following COVID-19.
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.
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.
Sadly, our 30-year-old Rancho San Diego Elementary School marquis board fell apart in 2019 and had to be removed. We hope to rebuild a new one soon, but these are expensive and we don't have the funding right now.