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Principal's News

Welcome Back!

Welcome to Rucker,


We would like to welcome all of our new students, returning students and incoming Kindergarten students. We are very proud of our small country school which offers many programs and a solid education for your child. Rucker has a diverse population, which includes many students from both the rural area around Gilroy and students within the city limits. In grades 3^^ - 5th, we offer the district's GATE self-contained classrooms for qualified students.


School starts on Thursday, August 17th

Kindergarten Orientation will be held Wednesday, August 16 at 6:00 p.m.

Our Back to School Night will be held on Thursday, August 24 at 6:00 p.m. grades 1-5 ONLY


School begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 2:15 p.m. for Grades K-3 and 2:18 p.m. for Grades 4-5 except on Wednesdays, when Grades K-3 are dismissed at 1:20 p.m. and Grades 4-5 are dismissed at 1:25.


Dismissal Routines

Please use the 6th Street Darkin2for Drop-Off/Pickup for grades K-2, and the 4th Street parking for grades 3-5, which are supervised. If you want to walk your child to his/her classroom, you will need to park in either parking lot, and enter through the open gates. Parents may not park in the Bus Loading Zones, on Santa Clara Street. Parents can receive a ticket from the Sheriffs Department for parking in the bus zone, which is quite expensive.


Any bus questions should be directed to Transportation: 408-842-0306.


Posting Class Lists

Class lists will be posted on Wednesday. August 16th at 5pm. The lists will be located on the front doors of the office.


First Week Information

During the first week of school, your child will be receiving a packet of information. Please read this with your children, it includes important information, schedules and policies. Our Rucker Parent Handbook is available on our website at: If you would like a hard copy of our handbook, there will be some available in the front office upon request.


We are excited to meet both you and your student, and warmly welcome you to Rucker.







Christine Anderson,