C & I Update

Together is Better 2.9.18

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GJSHS Sustainability Institute

With the goal of providing a thematic learning experience focused on a community-relevant and place-based topic, and with a special interest in relationships to local natural resources, the staff at Greenville Junior-Senior High School and Sierra Institute for Community and Environment partnered together to create the 2018 Sustainability Institute Series.

Last year Sierra Institute for Community and Environment partnered with GJSHS and IVA to organize a Fire Institute on campus, which was the ‘pilot institute’ for this year's multi-series Sustainability Institute for Greenville Junior-Senior High School. The first part of the Sustainability Institute took place January 30th - February 1st.

This series, which will continue through the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year, consists of three two-day events that involve speaker presentations, field trips, and hands-on activities exploring sustainability as it relates to Indian Valley. The goal is to encourage GJSHS students to examine the diverse components of sustainability by studying Indian Valley’s past and present, and thinking about potential ways to build rural community resilience in the future.

The Sustainability Institute was supported through Plumas National Forest Fire Settlement dollars, which help support the development of natural resource-focused curriculum, as well as by Bread for the Journey and Indian Valley Thrift Shop, who provided funding for activity supplies and communal meals during the Institute. GJSHS and Sierra Institute would like to thank all the community members and volunteers who helped support this event.

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

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.

Designated supports- Now is the time for teachers to be considering the designated supports in the CAASPP assessment system. Principals will be working with their teachers to identify which students would benefit from which supports.

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

1:1 Computing

We are continuing to make progress towards our 1:1 implementation. Greenville Jr./Sr. High School is our first pilot school to go complete 1:1. On Wednesday, 1/24/18, GJSHS held a laptop check out night. We will be reviewing how this process went to be better prepared for laptop checkout next August to all of our 7th-12th students.

A huge thank you to GHS and our tech team for making this happen!

Our next 1:1 training day is February 12th.

Would you like to see what we're up to in our professional learning, join our Google Classroom: class code nfdax8

School Accountability Report Cards and Safety Plans

Principals and Site Councils have been working hard on their School Accountability Report Cards. These plans are essential in aligning goals, actions, and services with site budgets, as well as reporting out on progress. Thank you to our committed Site Council members who are essential to this process.

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

2/12/18 1:1 Cohort 2 Training Day, 8:30-11:30

2/13/18 1st/2nd grade Collaboration Day

2/14/18 9th-12th Math VT meeting

2/14/18 Board meeting

2/15/18 5th/6th grade Collaboration Day

2/16/18 No School

2/19/18 No School

2/26/18 -3/9/18 Elementary STAR Math and STAR Reading Assessment window

Useful Links

Textbook Request Form

Technology Help Ticket

username: plumas help 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