Shark News

January 20, 2023

TK/Kindergarten Information Night - Wednesday, January 25th

BIG NEWS!!!! For the 2023-2024 school year, Sierra will open its first Transitional Kindergarten class EVER!

Sierra's TK & Kindergarten Information Night Meeting registration is open for parents of our future 2023-24 TKers & Kindersharks! Sierra's TK/Kindergarten Information Meeting will be on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Sierra library.

Register here to RSVP to attend the meeting:

Please feel free to share this information with anyone you know who may be interested in enrolling their future 2023-24 TKer or kindershark here at Sierra!

Age requirements for the 2023-24 school year:

To be age eligible for Kindergarten, a child must turn five (5) before September 1, 2023.

Children turning five between September 2, 2023 - April 2, 2024 are age eligible for Transitional Kindergarten (TK).


RUSD Student Calendar for 2022-23

2/20-2/24: President's Week Break - No school

2/27: Minimum Day (Dismissal 12:45 for Kindergarten, 12:55 for 1st-6th Grades)

3/6-3/10: Spring Conference Week - Minimum Days all week (Dismissal 12:45 for Kindergarten, 12:55 for 1st-6th Grades)

4/3-4/10: Spring Break - No School

5/11: Minimum Day (Dismissal 12:45 for Kindergarten, 12:55 for 1st-6th Grades)

5/11: Open House Night

5/15: Minimum Day (Dismissal 12:45 for Kindergarten, 12:55 for 1st-6th Grades)

5/29: Memorial Day - No School

6/1: Last Day of School/Minimum Day (Dismissal 12:45 for Kindergarten, 12:55 for 1st-6th Grades)

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Sierra Parent IB Survey

This coming year marks an exciting time for Sierra Elementary. Every 5 years, we participate in a whole school program reflection called the IB Program Evaluation. Just like we ask our students to do in their classrooms, we reflect on our IB program and practices. The survey linked below offers an opportunity for parents and guardians to share their feedback. Your responses are a critical component of our reflection and planning process. If you have not already had a chance to participate in this survey, please share your perspective and experiences regarding Sierra's IB program. The last day to submit the survey is Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023.

Parent Survey Link

Thanks so much for your participation and support of our IB program.

PTC Corner


Adventure Awaits at Quarry Park Adventures, Saturday, March 25, 6-10pm. Add event to your calendar. Tickets go on sale February 6. Money raised at this fundraiser pays for important programs at Sierra that benefit each of our sharks.

**CURRENT NEED: We are in need of event sponsors and donations.

  • Sponsorship: Please click here to see details on our sponsorship levels and make a contribution. Venmo (@SierraElementary) is also available.

  • Donations: We welcome all donations (i.e., ski tickets/lessons, getaways, golf outings, restaurant/winery gift cards, services, swag, experiences (Sunsplash, sport games, Great Wolf Lodge, etc.). Please contact us to donate items for the auction.


2/8: PTC general meeting, 6:00pm via Zoom (meeting id: 871 0135 9489, pw: sharks). Add to your calendar

3/25: Auction @ Quarry Park Adventures Add event to your calendar

Have a great weekend!

Your Sierra PTC

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Help support our 6th grade sharks

Hey Sierra families!

Want to get a head start on some holiday shopping that ALSO support our 6th grade sharks? Shop online at Boon Supply Sierra Fundraiser, where you'll find lots of environmentally-friendly products for your home, car, office, or under the Christmas tree, and help our 6th graders raise funds for their science camp! We would also be very grateful if you shared the link with any family or friends you feel would be interested in shopping for our cause. Thank you for supporting our 6th grade sharks!

Back by popular demand - Little Chefs World after school cooking class

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Sign up for Winter/Spring School Sports

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Are you cleared to volunteer or chaperone a field trip?

To ensure compliance with RUSD and the state of California's volunteer policies, parents who wish to volunteer on campus during the school day must have:

RUSD Policy:

  • Fingerprinting completed for RUSD specifically. Prior fingerprinting done for any agency or organization other than RUSD will not be accepted. Fingerprinting takes approximately 72 hours to clear.
  • Current Tuberculosis Test (TB). TB tests expire every 4 years and must be renewed in order to volunteer. TB Tests take approximately 48-72 hours for results and results must be brought to the office.

To check your volunteer status, please call the office or email our Secretary, Kimberly Ervin, at

Links parents love, below!

Nutrition Services 2021-2022

Our Nutrition Services Website has the menu for the month so your shark knows what they will be sinking their teeth into each day.