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Sierra Family Newsletter October 22, 2021

Message from the Principal

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Thank you!

Amy Westberg, Principal

Spanish Program Update

We are sadly preparing ourselves for Profesora Celina's last couple of months at Sierra before she starts student teaching at Sierra! We know you join us in thanking her for her incredible contributions to our school, your children's Spanish experience, and wishing her the best on her next endeavor.

Fortunately, she will be here at Sierra until winter break in December. We will be searching for her our next Spanish instructor in the meantime. The position will be posted here in the next week or so - - if you know of anyone who might be interested in applying. Interested folks may also email Principal Westberg at for more information.

Picture Retake Day

Did your shark miss picture day? Don't worry! Picture make-up day is October 28th.

Message from Rocklin Unified School District

As you may be aware, AB 130 ensured all students, regardless of eligibility for the Free/Reduced Price Meal Program (FRPM), would receive free meals. This program has increased access to food for students throughout the State; however, it has had an impact on the number of families who completed the income form.

The percentage of students with qualifying incomes, as determined by the annual income form (previously FRPM application), is one of the indicators used to determine the District’s unduplicated student count. Subsequently, this percentage of qualifying students is used as a factor in determining multiple sources of revenue, including State supplemental funding and Federal Title Programs. The percentage of qualifying students was also used when determining some of the Covid-relief funds.

This communication will detail the number of programs funded with supplemental funds, in an effort to increase awareness and increase the number of families completing the form.

We are hoping this will create a surge of income form applications.

Information detailing the communication that will be shared with families can be found in the links included below:

  • Email regarding Education Benefits Income Form
  • Infographic for distribution via email and District social media channels


Hello Sierra Families,

We are seeking parents to serve along with the Sierra Staff on the 2021-2022 School Site Council.

The Council is made up of five parents and five staff members who review, provide input and approve our Site and Safety Plans. If you have any questions about the Council please email the principal's secretary, Kimberly Ervin, at

New members receive training from RUSD staff regarding the role of parents/community members serving on school site councils. The training will be delivered at a date (TBD) prior to the first site council meeting. The first Sierra site council meeting will be held virtually on December 14, 2021, and the second meeting virtually on February 10, 2022. Each meeting is about 1.5-2 hours long. This year we have five open parent/community member, 2-year term seats available to serve on the council. If you are interested, please email Kimberly Ervin at by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22nd.

Please include the following information:

"Yes, I am interested in becoming a Site Council member" with your NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER and STUDENT'S NAME/TEACHER. We will follow up with more detailed information and add your name to the ballot which will be distributed to the school community in November.

PTC Corner


JOIN US next Friday, October 29 for the Fall Carnival. Time: 4:00pm-7:00pm. Where: School Playground. Why: To have a hauntingly fun evening. Events: Pumpkin contest, costume contest, teacher booths, and more. Wristbands go on sale NEXT WEEK for $10 before and after school in front of the office. See you there!


10/29: Fall Carnival

11/9: Jack’s Urban Eats dine-and-donate

11/10: PTC general meeting, 6:00 pm (via Zoom)

Goooooo Sharks!!!!

Have a great weekend,

Your Sierra PTC

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10/29/21 - Fall Carnival

11/11/21 - Veteran's Day - No School

Week of 11/15/21: Minimum Days all week for parent/teacher conferences.

Week of 11/22/21: Fall Break - No School

TK & Kindergarten Registration is Open Now!

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Check out our weekly announcements videos shared with students every Monday morning!

Nutrition Services 2021-2022

Lunch may be picked up for RVC students from 11:30 - 12:00 Monday - Friday from our school cafeteria. Our Nutrition Services Website has the menu for the month so your shark knows what they will be sinking their teeth into each day.