TESTING SITE UPDATE (11:30a on 1/14/22): The testing site now has a new limited supply of rapid antigen tests. We also still have Lab PCR tests which take 1 to 4 days to process. Lab PCRs are for those who are symptomatic and the rapid antigen tests are for the Test to Stay Program, close contacts and surveillance testing. We will update our testing web page with details as things change.
TESTING SITE UPDATE (9:30a on 1/14/22): The testing site has run out of rapid antigen tests. We do still have Lab PCR tests which take 1 to 4 days to process. Those are typically only used for symptomatic testing. We hope to have more antigen tests in again soon and will update out testing web page with details.
Testing Site Update (8 a.m. 1/14/22): The COVID -19 testing site for RRPS students and staff has a limited supply of Lab PCR tests (takes 1 to 3 days for processing) and a limited supply of rapid antigen tests available. The PCR tests are used for symptomatic testing, while the rapid antigen tests are used for the Test to Stay program, close contacts and surveillance testing. We hope to have more testing kits delivered soon.
As a reminder, the Lab PCR tests have a 1 to 3 day turnaround time for results. Due to the high demand, they are running on the longer side of that time estimate. Please be patient and check your PMG account in the status section for any results. They will post them there once ready and will also text or email you. We appreciate your patience. Also, if the status section does not show a test, it does not mean they lost your sample, it simply means the results are not yet ready.
Testing Site Update (1/13/22 @ 11am): The COVID -19 testing site for RRPS students and staff has a limited supply of Lab PCR tests (takes 1 to 3 days for processing of results) available. The PCR tests are used for symptomatic testing. We are completely out of rapid antigen tests at this time. We hope to have more testing kits delivered soon.
Testing Site Open Jan. 13 @ 7 a.m.: The COVID -19 testing site for RRPS students and staff has received a limited supply of Lab PCR tests and antigen tests for COVID-19. The testing site will be open tomorrow (Jan. 13) at 7 a.m. and will remain open while supplies last. We hope to have more testing kits delivered soon.
Testing Site Update-12:45pm-1-12-22: The site for RRPS students and staff is currently out of rapid PCR tests, Lab PCR tests and all antigen tests for COVID-19. Therefore the site will be closed until further notice.
Testing Site Update 1-12-22: The testing site for RRPS students and staff is currently out of rapid PCR tests and Lab PCR tests for COVID-19. The PCR test is needed if you are symptomatic and need a negative test to return to your school site. Therefore, we are not able to perform testing for those needing a PCR test. We hope to have a shipment of tests soon, but do not have an exact ETA. The site does still have a limited supply of rapid antigen tests (with results ready the same day) for close contact, test-to-stay and surveillance testing. All positive results need to be reported.
RRPS COVID-19 Testing Site Update: Due to the additional transportation time needed to get the LAB PCR tests processed, the testing site will only test symptomatic students and staff between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until further notice. Those who wish to be tested due to a close contact exposure, for surveillance or for the Test to Stay program may access Rapid Antigen testing between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
We're back in business! The PMG USA testing site will open today (Jan. 11, 2022) at 8 a.m. The site for RRPS students and staff is currently out of rapid PCR tests for COVID-19, but does have LAB PCR tests which have a 1-2 day turnaround for results. The site also has rapid antigen tests (with results ready the same day) for test-to-stay and surveillance testing.
The PMG USA testing site for RRPS students and staff is currently out of rapid PCR tests for COVID-19, as well as rapid antigen tests. PMG USA has more on order. We will update this page as soon as they arrive and the testing site can begin taking testing samples once again. At this time, the site will be CLOSED the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 11. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Did you know that Rio Rancho Public Schools has two amazing performing arts facilities? Learn more in this short video: https://youtu.be/RXxVN3zOWjo
Rio Rancho Public Schools is teaming up with Albertsons to host a drive-through flu shot clinic. This event is open to all RRPS families and staff members. Join us Saturday, Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rio Rancho High School Horseshoe. All students who wish to get a flu shot must have a consent form (https://drive.google.com/.../1lcqwb2kgOgWu.../view... ) filled out by their parent or guardian with them.
RRPS is now offering a new COVID-19 testing site for our students and staff. Learn more at: https://www.rrps.net/page/covid-testing
It's World Teachers' Day! Let's thank a teacher today for making a positive impact on our lives and the lives of our children.
Did you know that we have award-winning Fine Arts programs within Rio Rancho Public Schools? That's right, our programs have been winning awards for years! Check out this great short video with more: https://youtu.be/2vryBNJNGaY
RRPS is hosting a Job Fair on Oct. 6 from 5-6pm in our District Training Center located at 500 Laser Road. Applicants can come and apply in person and receive assistance with the application process. Those applying for custodian, bus driver, bus attendant, EAs and substitute teacher positions may be interviewed on site. So bring a photo ID and come ready to interview!
CLASSES RESUME TUES, SEPT 28: While we made a note in our message to RRPS families yesterday that we would be ready to welcome students back on Tuesday, we wanted to confirm with you that the fiber optic circuit has been repaired and our internet and software/systems necessary to run a safe school district are fully functional. All schools will operate per their normal schedules for tomorrow and we look forward to seeing our students back in classrooms.
SCHOOL CLOSED SEPT. 27: Rio Rancho Public Schools is canceling school for all schools (including SpaRRk Academy and Rio Rancho Cyber Academy) tomorrow, Monday, September 27. The SAFE Program will also be canceled. Athletics activities will continue as planned. Sunday Evening, Rio Rancho Public Schools administration was notified that due to a damaged fiber optic circuit near Rainbow Boulevard, we will not have access to the internet district-wide for tomorrow, Sept. 27. While we could continue to hold classes, meals, etc., this outage impacts some of our core systems within the RRPS network, many of which impact the safety of our schools and student transportation. Therefore, we feel that the safest option at this time is to cancel school.
Did you know that within Rio Rancho Public Schools, we have a recorded 23 different languages spoken by our students? That's right, 23! The languages identified as spoken by students in the district include: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese), English, Farsi (Persian), French, German, Hmong, Italian, Japanese, Keres, Korean, Laotian (Lao), Navajo, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tewa, Towa, Urdu, Vietnamese, and Zuni.