Shark News

March 17, 2023


RUSD Student Calendar for 2022-23

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)


3/22 Parent University Flyer

Dear Rocklin Unified Staff and Families,

The Rocklin Unified School District (RUSD) is excited to announce the inaugural Parent University featuring a series of workshops will be offered for parents, guardians and caretakers to continue our educational partnership in service of our students. The Parent University will take place on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at Whitney High School.

The following topics were selected based on the interest level on the recent LCAP Parent Survey:

  • Supporting Your Student in Mathematics (presented by RUSD Math Instructional Coaches)

  • Early College Planning for Grades 8-10 (presented by RUSD Counselors and College and Career Services)

  • How to Help Your Child When They Struggle (presented by RUSD Instructional Coaches)

  • Organization and Study Habits (presented by RUSD Coordinator of Expanded Learning Opportunities)

  • Safety on Social Media (presented by the FBI’s Roseville Field Office)

  • Supporting Mental Health (presented by Wellness Together)

  • Love and Logic Parenting (presented by a trainer from Love and Logic)

Register here:

Sierra IB News

Each week we will share another of Sierra's IB policies that serve as the foundation of our International Baccalaureate program at Sierra. This week we are featuring the Sierra Language Policy. The teaching and learning of language at Sierra Elementary stem from the belief that language is fundamental to lifelong learning. Language helps students understand other cultures and builds connections developing internationally-minded students. Please click on the link above to learn more about the Sierra Language Policy. If you have any questions about any of our IB policies or Sierra's IB program, please contact our IB coordinator, Lisa Johnson, at

PTC Corner


We’re one week away from the Sierra Auction. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!


Check out the flyer below for info on this exciting event on May 12.


If you are interested in nominating someone for the board, would like to volunteer for one of our fundraisers or community events, or for more information, please complete this form by Tuesday, March 21. We will vote in the 2023/24 board members at the April general meeting.


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

4/19: PTC general meeting, 6:00pm via Zoom (meeting id: 871 0135 9489, pw: sharks). Add to your calendar

4/21: Bingo Night Family Event @ Sierra – more details coming soon. Add to your calendar

5/12: River Cats Game Family Event. Add to your calendar

Have a great weekend!

Your Sierra PTC

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U.S. Navy Concert Band

The U.S. Navy Concert Band holding a concert in the Whitney High School Performing Arts Center at 3p.m. on Sunday, March 19, 2023. The Band is the premier musical organization of the U.S. Navy, performing frequently at ceremonies held at The White House and The Pentagon and also tours annually throughout the nation. While the concert is free, tickets are required for entry. General admission tickets may be requested at the Rocklin Unified School District front desk during business hours. The public is encouraged to call ahead prior to picking up their tickets. [FLYER]
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The Truth About Dyslexia

Jessup Univ. is hosting a free, 2-part speaker series to learn about research and outcome-based strategies for teachers, parents, and anyone interested in dyslexia on March 22 & 29, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Please visit to register and for more info. [FLYER]

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.