C & I Update

Explore. Learn. Thrive. 5.19.22


5/17 Physical Fitness Test Deadline (5th, 7th and 9th grade)

5/20 Collaboration; Independent Topic

5/24 FRC Navigation Day: PUSD Freshman, class of 2025

5/30 Memorial Day- No School

6/6 All-County Band Day- Plumas County Fairgrounds

6/8-6/10 Minimum Days

6/9 6th Grade Promotions

6/10 Graduation- CHS, QHS, PHS

6/11 Graduation Ceremony- GHS

6/13, 6/14 Grading For Equity Professional Development- Virtual

6/20 Canvas LMS- JH/HS Professional Development- Virtual

6/21 Canvas LMS Elementary Professional Development- Virtual

Register for June Professional Learning

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Around our District

Certificated Leadership Opportunties

We are pleased to share the following certificated leadership opportunities for the 22-23 school year:

Tech Integration Team Lead Positions (Temporary) - In House Only

MTSS/SEL Team Lead Positions (Temporary) - In House Only

These positions will be to support sites with technology integration and multi-tiered systems of support/Social & Emotional Learning. Much like our curricular lead positions, these will be compensated with a "coach" stipend and are opportunities to grow professionally with a specific area of focus, and support sites with important initiatives.

If you are interested and would like to learn more, please join a Zoom information meeting on Wednesday, May 25th, 3:30-4:00:


iReady Assessment Window

We are all looking forward to seeing the growth students have made this year, as captured by the iReady end of year assessment for ELA and Math for K-8th grade students. The window opens next week, and the following is the procedure to assign the diagnostic when you are ready:

Students are able to work on Personalized Instruction until the teacher assigns each Diagnostic. Once the Diagnostic is assigned by the teacher, students are unable to access Personalized Instruction until the Diagnostic is completed.

  1. Teachers: How to assign Diagnostic 2, 3, and 4. (iReady PD Success Guide for Teachers p.106)

    1. This brief video shows how to assign the Diagnostic to your class..

    2. Directions

      1. Select Assess & Teach from the top navigation.

      2. Select Assessment for the category.

      3. Select Reading or Math under Diagnostic

      4. In the Actions dropdown, select Diagnostic under Assign. The corresponding pop-up will appear.

Make sure to click the arrow after each step to move forward.

  1. Choose Classes/Report Groups or Students.

  2. Use the checkboxes to select your population.

  3. Review your selections and click Assign Diagnostic or Cancel Diagnostic.


Should I retest students after taking the Diagnostic?

How do I reset a Diagnostic in progress?

Questions? Please reach out to Yvonne Casalnuovo: ycasalnuovo@pcoe.k12.ca.us

TK-6th Standards Based Report Cards: Approved

Thank you to Yvonne Casalnuovo for presenting to our board last night the culmination of the Standards-Based Report cart process and committee. The slides are linked below, as well as useful links for the 22-23 school year.

This was a large project with many levels of teacher involvement- thank you to our report card committee, curricular leads and to CRC teachers for working on this process for the last two years.

ELA Trimester Benchmark Chart

The ELA Assessment Benchmark Chart identifies the “Meeting Standard (4)” score for the available district assessments. District assessments are just one of the multiple measures used in determining student progress.

Kindergarten: Standards Mastery & Assessment Resources

Grade 5: Standards Mastery & Assessment Resources

A work in progress, the Standards Mastery & Assessment Resource document aligns ELA standards with district assessment resources.

FAQs The FAQ document provides answers to various questions about Standards Based Report Cards.

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22-23 Curricular Leads

Congratulations to the following teachers for selection as Curricular Leads for the 22-23 school year:

Math: Jena Hurst

English: Erica Perdue

Social Science: Marisa Lerch

Science: Dallas Tognotti

VAPA/World Languages/PE/Electives:: Karen Hicks

CTE: Gina Pixler

TK/K: vacant

1st/2nd: Aletha O’Kelley

3rd: Piper Tracy

4th-6th: Nicholle Crowther

Alternative Education: Daryl Hutchins

State testing- CAASPP

State testing is approaching, and the following slides will take test administrators through all of your CAASPP testing training needs. See your Principal for specific information on how your site will be completing this training- either as a group during a designated training time, or individual time allocated from a staff meeting or PLC.

21-22 CAASPP Training Slides including an overview, time of test, how to administer and designated supports.

Over the next few weeks, one video from the training slides will be featured in the C & I update.

Test Administration Procedures:

CAASPP Test Administration Procedures
Starting and Stopping an In-Person Test Session
Smarter Balanced and CAST Pause Rules and Stopping a Test Session
Chester Elementary 5th graders share ways to show you care

Status of School Closure Days built in to the 2021-2022 Instructional Calendar

As of 4/1/22, here is the status, by school, of the snow days used during 2021-22:

12/14/21 - All Schools were closed due to extreme weather conditions - All schools were in session 3/18/22 ( #1 Reinstatement).

12/15/21 - Chester Elementary was closed due to electrical issues - Chester Elementary will be in session on 5/27/22 ( #2 Reinstatement).

12/16/21 - All Quincy sites were closed due to power outage - All Quincy schools will be in session on 5/27/22 ( #2 Reinstatement).

If no other days are lost between now and April 14, all 10-month staff, and students, will have April 15 off (#3 reinstatement).

If no other days are lost between now and May 26, 10-month staff, and students, from Chester JSHS, Greenville, and Portola, will have 5/27/22 off.

Reminder: these dates were Board approved to recover lost instructional time in the event of school closure, and you should not make reservations for these dates in advance, as school could be in session.

For all 12 month employees all three of these dates are regular scheduled work days.

We're hiring for 22-23!

Check out EdJoin for vacant positions for the 22-23 school year!
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2022-2023 Instructional Calendar

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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

Useful Links

Grading Periods 2021-2022

2021-2022 FRIDAY Collaboration Schedule

2021-2022 Assessment Calendar

2021-2022 Instructional Calendar

Technology Help Ticket

1. Visit the link above.

2. Select "Submit a ticket"

3. Click on your site: Example PHS or CES, depending on which site you need us to assist you in.

4. Fill in ticket details and confirm the 5 digit code before submitting your work request.

Curriculum and Instructional Services

Kristy Warren

Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction

@kristymwarren on Twitter

@PlumasUSD on Twitter