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Longtime Rancho Santa Fe School District teacher to retire in June

Maureen Cassarino, a 27-year veteran teacher of the Rancho Santa Fe School District, will retire at the end of this school year. Cassarino is “an amazing and fabulous teacher who puts the needs of her students in front of all else,” the district said in a statement.

New Rancho Santa Fe School principal proposes changes

Corduan presented his new ideas to the Rancho Santa Fe School board on April 3, including changes to the student council election process, more enrichment classes and a new sixth grade camp destination, possibly extending the camp to include seventh and eighth graders as well.

New principal selected for Solana Santa Fe Elementary School in Rancho Santa Fe

The Solana Beach School District recently announced the appointment of Becky Gauthier as principal of Solana Santa Fe Elementary School in Rancho Santa Fe.

Gauthier has served as interim principal at Solana Santa Fe School since Dec. 2, 2013.

Rancho Santa Fe School teacher survey shows technology effective at school, future needs

The use of iPads and other technology uses at R. Roger Rowe School are causing a spike in student engagement, according to a technology survey given to Rancho Santa Fe School District teachers. Seventy-nine percent of teachers reported they feel technology has had a high impact on student engagement and 21 percent feel it has had some impact. No teachers voted that the impact was minimal or none.

Cindy Schaub, RSF School District assistant superintendent, presented the results of the survey to the school board on March 6.

Rancho Santa Fe teachers looking for consistent salary increase as negotiations begin

The Rancho Santa Fe Faculty Association made its initial presentation to the Rancho Santa Fe School District Board of Trustees on March 6, requesting a bump in salary as sunshine negotiations begin for 2014.

The teachers have not had a salary increase since 2009.

Development of community survey continues on proposed Rancho Santa Fe School District gym expansion, bond

Members of the Rancho Santa Fe School District Board of Trustees look at the potential footprint of a new gym. Photo/Karen Billing

Rancho Santa Fe School District continues to prepare a survey that will ask district members how they would feel about expanding the school gym and a possible general obligation bond to cover the cost. The survey is not yet complete but district superintendent Lindy Delaney hopes that once the survey is finished and mailed out, the district could get results by mid-March.

Rancho Santa Fe School dress code policy updates approved

After some parents complained last year about the RSF School District’s dress code treatment of skinny jeans and yoga pants, the Rancho Santa Fe School board set out to review and clarify its policy. The board approved the updated policy at its Feb. 5 meeting.

Rancho Santa Fe School to begin enrolling kindergarten and new students K-8 for 2014-15 school year

Rancho Santa Fe School District and R. Roger Rowe School will begin enrolling kindergarten and new students K-8 for the 2014-2015 school year starting Monday, March 3, 2014.

K-5 Principal Kim Pinkerton will be hosting “Kindergarten Orientation” on Feb. 26 and April 23 at 9 a.m. at R. Roger Rowe School. Please plan to attend one of these orientations to find out what a kindergarten day is like at R. Roger Rowe School. If you are enrolling a new student in grades 1-8, please call Marsha Portugal at 858-756-1141, extension 102, to set up an appointment for a prospective “Parent Meet and Greet” with one of the school’s principals.

Longtime Solana Santa Fe teacher in Rancho Santa Fe tackles new role as interim principal

Solana Santa Fe School is starting 2014 with a different principal than the one that started the school year in fall 2013. The new principal, however, is actually a very familiar face in the local community: Becky Gauthier, who has been a teacher at the school since it opened 21 years ago.

Rancho Santa Fe School gym issue to be discussed at next school board meeting

The outlines of a potential new gym at R. Roger Rowe School will be staked out in advance of the Rancho Santa Fe School District board’s Feb. 5 meeting so trustees can see how much room a new facility would take up.

With building a new gym, the district is looking for high school-size courts, space for dance and wrestling programs, space for concessions and ticketing, changing rooms, coaches offices, student and public restrooms and storage.

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