Superintendent's Page


August 1, 2019

Dear Ripon Unified School District Staff, Parents, and Community,


Welcome to the new school year.  Our 2019-20 calendar is packed full of professional learning and other academic events.  It is exciting and energizing.  We hope that you had some family fun and relaxation time.  One of our district goals is to grow, learn and build capacity in all by developing leadership and talents at every level.  We believe in continuous improvement and are 

constantly working to create the most positive and stimulating environments for our students. The completion of our newly re-modernized Colony Oak School is an example of this combined commitment to ongoing improvement.  Your partnership and support are key to sustaining our expectations of excellence and future creative planning for our district.

On behalf of the board we are most appreciative to the classified, certificated and district office staff that have been working diligently to make certain our schools are prepared for our students.  Our newly adopted NGSS science curriculum “Amplify” is in classrooms and teachers’ hands just waiting for the arrival of our transitional kindergarten through eighth grade students. Facilities have been beautified, books have been delivered, and staff have experienced professional development trainings.  Now with enthusiastic anticipation we look forward to our Ripon Unified returning students and extend a special welcome to our new learners joining us.

This year, at a glance, we look forward to continuing our work to:

  • Provide and broaden our support for student learning initiatives for all students as part of our Multi-Tiered Systems of Support effort

  • Implement our new NGSS science curriculum “Amplify”

  • Extend equitable access to technology devices for our students, including the utilization of software curriculum and applications

  • Maximize efforts to standardize writing rubrics and expectations across content areas

  • Expand our social and emotional curriculum across the district at all school sites

  • Create additional Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) opportunities for students throughout the district

  • Support interventions in the area of math

  • Deepen our English Language Development and acquisitions strategies to best support our English Learners

  • Offer afterschool homework help for English Learners        

  • Provide meaningful professional development district wide

  • Plan for future facility and building needs

Thank you parents for working with us to inspire and instill a love of learning within your child so that they can be prepared for success in career, college, and life beyond.


Best wishes for a year filled with moments of exploring learning together.


In educational partnership,  

Dr. Ziggy Robeson

Ripon Unified School District 
304 N. Acacia Avenue 
Ripon CA 95366 
(209) 599-2131

Office Hours (School in Session)

Mon - Fri: 8:00 am to 4 pm

Summer Hours

Mon - Thu: 8:00 am to 4 pm

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This school district does not accept any form of discrimination harassment, intimidation, or bullying, based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, political affiliation, marital or parental status, mental or physical disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation, in its educational program(s) or employment. No person shall be denied employment solely because of any impairment which is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved in the position(s) or program for which application has been made. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process, Ripon Unified School District will provide you with one upon notice. Direct any complaints to: Dr. Ziggy Robeson at 304 N. Acacia Avenue, Ripon CA, 95366. Phone number is 209-599-2131.