2020-21 Parent University

Parent University Classes
Posted on 01/10/2021

Parent U logoLivestreamed through the RRPS Website. 

YouTube Livestream

Our next Parent University will be April 27, 2021 from 5:30-7pm - Parent University - Cyber Academy

RRPS Plans for Spring Semester Assessments - February 9, 2021 starting at 5:30pm.

The safety of our schools is always a top priority and a joint responsibility shared by students, staff members, parents, and the community.  The current COVID-19 pandemic presents new challenges in keeping students, staff members, and families safe.  By working together, we can help ensure teachers and students can teach and learn in a healthy and safe environment.

Our Parent University training and educational classes are designed to help parents learn about some of the challenges young people face, and about ways families can help to keep our schools, and their children, safe. 


   Upcoming Classes

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RRPS Plans for Assessments -- Spring Semester 2021
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
5:30 PM - 7 PM
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This class will focus on flexibilities offered by the NM Public Education Department regarding which accountability assessments the district will offer this spring.  Parents will learn about the district's plans, how these plans impact students, and have the opportunity to ask questions.

Links to videos of previous Parent University classes:

July 2020  
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What Will Teaching and Learning Look Like in the Fall?

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School will look different when it reopens in August.  How will instruction be delivered?  What does this mean for your family? 


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What Will Virtual Learning Look Like?

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This fall, due to the pandemic, all RRPS students -- even those who are in the classroom part-time -- will complete some coursework online.  This class includes information from the RRPS Curriculum and Instruction staff and Edginuity, the platform already in place at the Rio Rancho Cyber Academy and the Secondary Learning Center. 
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    RRPS COVID Safety Practices

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    What precautions are our schools taking in cleaning and sanitizing our buildings?  How will students physically distance?  Learn more about COVID-safe practices in our schools and our plans for the fall.

         School bus and school lunch What Will Transportation and Food Services Look Like in the Fall?

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    How will physical distancing be practiced on our school buses and during mealtimes at school?  Will those families that depend on school meals continue to receive this service once kids are back in school?   

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    Home Schooling vs. RRPS

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    RRPS has a history of providing rigorous academic experiences. This class explains how this coming school year will look different than the spring and why you can trust that your students will continue to receive a quality education with RRPS. 

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    What Will Education for Students with Disabilities Look Like in the Fall?

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    Students with disabilities face challenges not shared by their peers that can make learning more difficult.  How will we provide the special education services that help these children succeed? 

     August 2020
     Advanced Placement logo What to Expect for AP Classes This Year 

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    Is your student planning to take Advanced Placement classes this year?  Join this class to learn how AP classes will work in the time of COVID.

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    Social Emotional Learning & the Ripple Effects Program

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    Join us as we discuss how this unique school year will address your student's social emotional well-being and learning.  We will specifically discuss the Ripple Effects program and also address your questions.


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    Helping Your Child Cope with Anxiety
    During COVID-19
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    Join us as we discuss ways that you can help your child through these unique times. Social distancing, though a vital safety measure, can create feelings of isolation and anxiety. Our panel of experts will give you the knowledge you need to help your kids through this crisis.

    January 2021   

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    Career-Technical and Dual Credit Opportunities
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    Rio Rancho Public Schools Career Technical Education (CTE) prepares students, through hands-on skills training, with core academic skills, employability skills, and job specific skills. In this session, parents will learn about CTE Programs available in RRPS middle and high schools; how students can earn dual high school and college credit through partnerships with CNM, UNM, and other institutions, a review of information on the RRPS CTE website; and CTE, workforce demand, and career exploration resources for families.