The Curriculum and Instruction Department’s primary function is to carry out the mission and vision of the Rincon Valley Union School District.
RVUSD Mission: We are committed to providing all students an exemplary academic education and the foundation to become productive citizens of their community.
The Curriculum Department supports teachers and instructional staff members as they provide standards-based, high-quality instruction in all core academic areas. We develop and provide teacher training, instructional materials, and assessments based on the California State Standards.
English Language Arts
Click here to access the California Common Core ELA Standards
District-adopted ELA Instructional Materials:
McGraw-Hill CA Treasures
Systematic Instruction in Phoenemic Awareness Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words - SIPPS (Grades K-3) Waterford (K) Lexia Core 5 (Grades 1-8) Accelerated Reader (Grades 2-6)
Click here to access the California Common Core Math Standards
District-Adopted Math Instructional Materials:Engage New York Math (ENY)
Parent Resources for Math (ENY)
RVUSD will begin transitioning to these new standards in 2015-16
Click here for information on the California Next Generation Science Standards
District-adopted Science instructional Materials are currently aligned to previous California Science Standards.
Supplemental Programs:EEI: Education and the Environment Initiative (for information click here)
History/Social Science (New History/Social Science standards are currently under consideration at the state level)
Click here to access the California History/Social Science Standards
In addition, we recognize that many other subjects are important to achieving our district mission. Therefore, the Curriculum Department also supports the following programs:
- Physical Education
- Visual and Performing Arts
- Music, Band, and Orchestra
- School Libraries
- Computer Labs and other technology
- Social-Emotional Learning (Toolbox)
RVUSD Vision: We pursue excellence in education by focusing on rigor, relevance, and relationships. We provide a solid foundation for every student through the development of critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.
In order to achieve the district vision, we coordinate a large support system to meet the needs of all learners.
- Student Support Model
- Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)
- English Learners (EL) Support and Bilingual Family Liaisons
- Adult English Tutoring
- Special Education services (including the Redwood Consortium for Special Services)
- Home Study/Home School
Exploration and experimentation
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