C & I Update

Together is Better 5-2-18

Great article from EdSource on Outdoor Education in PUSD!

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Plumas Unified School District

50 Church Street Update

The interior abatement work on the District Office at 50 Church Street began at the end of March and was completed mid-April. The exterior abatement work began immediately afterwards and should be completed soon.

During the initial testing and assessment for the abatement project, it was determined that the siding and windows were compromised and allowing infiltration of water and moisture. The abatement project is governed by the environmental consultant and clearance of mold, asbestos and lead in the building is the objective. This could not have been accomplished without the siding and windows removed and we must ensure this same issue is mitigated for the future of the structure and the inhabitants. We understand the historical value of the building and the importance of it to the community and are doing everything we can to retain as many historical characteristics as possible while providing a safe and water-tight facility.

Moving forward we will collaborate with the District Project Manager, the Board, the Architect, and Friends of 50 to obtain ideas and needs for interior and exterior design of the building – we look forward to working with all stakeholders. We expect the project design process to be completed by June 30, 2018 and advertised for bid shortly thereafter. Construction could begin as early as July 16, 2018 and be complete by March 15, 2019. Please keep in mind these are tentative dates.

To provide input, or to ask questions, please contact the District Office: 283-6500, ext. 5201.

New Website Training

We have been working this year on a fresh, new, useful and easy to navigate PUSD and PCOE website. The design of the new website is nearly complete.

There will be a training day for all who have a role in updating site and department websites on Wednesday, May 16th, at QHS Rm. 26 from 9:00-3:30.

Please RSVP and sign up here.

Maximizing Aeries Workshop

We are happy to share a wonderful opportunity for administrators, office staff, and counselors who work in Aeries. A workshop will be offered Thursday, May 17th 9:00-3:30 in room 26 at Quincy Jr/Sr High School, lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Free workshop: Aeries Features Maximization - Do you ever wonder if you are getting the most out of Aeries and all that it has to offer? Aeries is constantly changing and adding new features. Come to this free workshop to learn about great new features of Aeries and how your district can take advantage of them. Also, learn about our plans for the future of Aeries and see where we are headed. Topics will include: Online Enrollment and Registration, Aeries Communications, Early Warning Watch-Lists, Actionable Dashboards, Intervention Management, Academic Plans, Gradebook and Grade Reporting, 3rd Party Integrations, Q & A time, and a sneak peek at the future of Aeries.

Sign up here!

Save the Date! Coming to Plumas Saturday, Sept. 8th

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Using Google Forms for Quizzes- faster feedback to students- 90 second video

CAASPP Testing Quick Reference Guide

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June 2018 Professional Development Opportunities

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Click here to register for June trainings

Physical Fitness Testing- 5th, 7th and 9th grades

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Instructional Coaches

Our Instructional Coaches are here to help!

Yvonne: ycasalnuovo@pcoe.k12.ca.us

Susan: sfrediani@pcoe.k12.ca.us

Jenniffer: jkimball@pcoe.k12.ca.us

Career and Technical Education

CTE teachers have been busy finalizing their site plans for CTEIG funds. These Career and Technical Education Incentive Grant funds are upgrading and modernizing our CTE programs. Thank you to our CTE Vertical Team lead Gina Pixler and our CTE teachers who are assisted by consultant Laurie Wann, in finalizing site plans.


Our PUSD/PCOE testing window for CAASPP is April 9, 2018 - June 8, 2018. Each site will develop their site-specific testing window.

Having trouble with passwords or accounts? Please contact Justina Anderson: jdanderson@pcoe.k12.ca.us

English Learners

Our English Learners will participate in a new assessment this spring, the ELPAC, which replaces CELDT. Thanks to Nance Reed, Berenice Coronado, Joe Moctezuma and Donna Waller for helping with the transition to this new assessment.

State Accountability

The new state accountability system, known as the California School Dashboard, is out with new data for each school including Chronic Absenteeism, and College and Career Readiness. The Dashboard can be found at: https://www.caschooldashboard.org/#/Home

Vertical and Grade level teams

Thank you to our Vertical and Grade level team leads.

Dates for 17-18

Links to minutes:

TK/K 11.3.17 1.11.18 2.7.18

1st/2nd grade . 10.25.17, 11.3.17 1.11.18

3rd.4th 10.26 3rd grade 10.26 4th grade

5th/6th 11.3.17 1.9.18

CTE 11.3.17 CTE Collaborative Website

Electives 11.3.17

English 11.3.17

Math 11.3.17 1.9.18

Science 11.3.17

Social Studies 11.3.17


Nearly every high school in our district is involved with WASC this year.

QHS is working on their self-study. PHS and CHS are preparing for a mid-cycle visit and Daryl Hutchins is beginning the process of obtaining accreditation for Jim Beckwourth High School. Thank you to everyone for the valuable work that is done through the WASC process.

School Calendars for 18-19 and 19-20

Upcoming Dates

4/24-25/18 ELA Vertical Team DWWA Scoring-QHS Rm 26

4/26/18 ILT Workshop-DO

4/26/18 Kindergarten Round-up - CES

5/03/18 Kindergarten Round-up - CRC

5/14/18 Science Vertical Team - QHS Rm 26

5/17/18 AERIES Workshop - QHS Rm 26

5/18/18 ILT Meeting - CRC

5/18/18 Physical Fitness Scores-Aeries Entry Deadline

Useful Links

Textbook Request Form

Technology Help Ticket

username: plumashelp password:technology

TK/K- 6th Grade ELA

ThinkCentral for all your textbook resources

Curriculum and Instructional Services

Kristy Warren

Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Services

@kristymwarren on Twitter

@PlumasUSD on Twitter