Good morning RRPS Community,

It's Friday, and that means it's time for the fourth edition of the School Reentry E-Newsletter for the 2021-2022 school year:
Current Positive Case Count for RRPS

Rio Rancho Public Schools tracks all positive COVID-19 cases for individuals who were on a school campus during their infectious period. The tracking is updated each weekday and can be found on the district Cases & Quarantines web page.

As of the morning of August 25, Rio Rancho Public Schools had 96 cases for the current school year.
What "Quarantine" Means for Your Child
Children identified as Close Contacts and placed under a quarantine should:

  • Stay at home except to receive medical care
  • Not go to parks, stores, restaurants, etc.
  • Separate from others in the home where possible
  • Have their health monitored for COVID-19 symptoms
  • Stay away from high-risk family members, including grandparents and those with underlying health conditions
Absences During a Student Quarantine
Wondering how we handle absences if your child is placed on a mandatory quarantine? RRPS school nurses closely track all students currently participating in a mandatory close contact quarantine. Those students then have a special code entered into their attendance records for the full duration of their quarantine. Students are in no way penalized for their quarantine, and will continue to learn asynchronously while they complete their quarantine period.
When to Keep Your Child Home
It's important for all students and their families to be aware of COVID-19 symptoms and to know when to keep your child home from school. Per CDC and the NM Department of Health, you should keep your child home from school when they are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms (any individual symptom or a combination of symptoms). Those symptoms include the following: Fever or chills, loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath, cough or sore throat, nausea or vomiting, muscle or body aches, headache, fatigue, congestion, runny nose or diarrhea.
500 Laser Rd NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124