C & I Update

Explore. Learn. Thrive. 11-16-18

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In times of great tragedy like the Camp Fire, we are comforted by the outpouring of support for all those affected by the fire and grateful for our PUSD family. If you'd like to help, please see below:

Camp Fire

As most of you may know, we have employees, or employees with family members, who have lost their home/s in the Butte County CampFire.

For those of you who would like to make a donation directly to those families you are able to do so through the Plumas Unified School District Education Foundation.

The steps for doing so are as follows:

· Make your check or money order payable to the PUSD Education Foundation

· Identify in the bottom left hand corner who you would like the proceeds to benefit

· If there is not a designee identified the funds will be directed to the employee/s who have lost their home/s

· Mail or drop off your donation at the County/District Office

· Your check or money order will be deposited the same week into the Foundation account

· The Business Office will write one check each week to the designee identified including all donations received that week

Other ways to support the Camp Fire

OROVILLE-CA The Butte County Office of Education (BCOE) has established the Butte County Schools Fire Relief Fund through the North Valley Community Foundation to help schools impacted by the Camp Fire. This fund is established to provide a one-stop location where individuals or organizations can provide support directly to schools in Butte County. Donors can either specify a district or school, designate a specific use (textbooks, clothes, etc.) or make an open donation. BCOE will allocate “open” donations to schools or districts in an amount proportional to the number of students that lost homes within those schools or districts. Schools will have discretion to spend this money as they see fit once they receive it. Donations can be made online at: https://www.nvcf.org/fund/butte-county-schools-fire-relief-fund

Mrs. Stirling's 7th grade class preps for their fundraiser to support the victims of the Camp Fire

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Mrs. Dolphin shows off her renovated Culinary Arts room

Judy Dolphin shows off her newly renovated Culinary Arts room. Using CTEIG funds, as well as many volunteer hours and local businesses, students now have a modern and up to date Culinary Arts facility. In the picture are the delicious appetizers she and her students prepared for our board meeting on Wednesday, November 14th. Delicious, as usual!
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CES 5th Graders

Fifth graders dissected owl pellets as part of their ‘year of the bird’ experience.
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CRC Employee Recognition

Culinary Arts certifications

The California Restaurant Association Foundation provided Force In Training (FIT) in 53 schools across California. Tony Schafer, Executive Chef at Chalet View Lodge and QHS alumnus volunteered to lead the training. With a growing industry need to develop important employable skills, the training focused on three areas: Land It, Work It, Lead It. Students not only received job readiness training but learned about career opportunities and how to apply for jobs. Following the training, students completed an exam to receive their FIT Certificate.
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Follow up Above the Line Leadership Training

Principals, Directors and Instructional Coaches participated in a day long follow up to Above the Line Leadership training. This continues our work together on Below the Line/Above the Line and the Results pyramid.
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Brian Sheridan, PHS VP assists QHS and QES to complete the FIA

A key component of Multi Tiered System of Support (MTSS) is the completion of the FIA.

The Swift Fidelity Integrity Assessment (FIA) is a self-assessment tool schools utilize to monitor progress with the CA MTSS Framework. The descriptors and examples provided in this tool are helpful when learning about the specific domains and features and provides important growth data to inform schoolwide implementation around CA MTSS planning and the domains and features that support LCAP goals and priorities.

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What is MTSS?

The Orange County Department of Education explains Multi-Tiered System of Supports, or MTSS

Elementary Report Card Information

The Elementary Report Card window is now open, November 6th- November 30th. There have been some updates to the elementary report card, please note the following from our Instructional Coach, Yvonne:

Dear TK-6 Teachers,

Last year at the grade level meetings you collectively agreed to revision recommendations for TK-6 report cards. The intent was to revise the elementary report card to have consistent features across the grade levels and to be a more concise summative report for parents.

Improvements included:

  • creating a more consistent format 1st through 6th grade

  • adjusting grayscale format issues for TK and K

  • returning K report card to landscape format

  • redefining 4th-6th achievement terminology to match state testing

    • (some recent modification of terminology was necessary; input was provided by lead 4th-6th teachers and principals)

  • redefining 1st-3rd achievement terminology to match 4th-6th

  • eliminating the sections for STAR Scores and Accelerated Reader

  • establishing a uniform appearance and order of content

  • using consistent subject categories, labels, and fonts

  • adding a drop down menu for specific E grades

  • including E grades for 1st-3rd

Due to unanticipated circumstances, the report card changes were not implemented during the summer. In the fall, PUSD contracted with Leslie Stawarz to make the revisions. Leslie has been meticulous in applying your recommendations as best possible within the structure and confines of the report card software.

Because the changes were initiated after the start of the school year, some of you may have created your gradebook in Aeries associating graded content to the previous report card standards. It is recommended that grades not be automatically pushed from your Aeries gradebook into the new report cards. Instead, hand entering your grades from Aeries into the online report card will circumvent the possibility of technological errors.

Thank you for your patience in this detailed process of revision.



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Technology Integration Training Opportunities

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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

Jennifer: jkimball@pcoe.k12.ca.us

Vertical and Grade Level Teams

School Calendars for 18-19 & 19-20

Upcoming Dates

11/16 Last Day of the First Trimester (Elementary)

11/19-11/23 Thanksgiving Break-No School

11/28 Social Studies Vertical Team Meeting, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Room 26 Quincy High School

11/29 CSEA 193, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., District Office Conference Room

12/4 Science Vertical Team Meeting, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., District Office Conference Room

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