Important Updates from TTUSD

February 9, 2021

In this Edition

  • Message from the Superintendent
  • Please put safety first!
  • FREE meals on campus and grab n' go curbside pickups

Message from the Superintendent

Dear Parents & Community Members,

It is wonderful to have our students back on campus! Great learning is taking place for kids in all three cohorts and we’re thrilled to see students in-person again! We missed them terribly!

I am thrilled to share that last week, thanks to phenomenal collaboration from Nevada County, Placer County, Tahoe Forest Health System, and TTUSD’s Leadership, EVERY TTUSD staff member had the opportunity to get the first dose of the COVID vaccine. Tahoe Forest Hospital put together a seamless vaccine clinic for TTUSD on February 3 and we can’t thank them enough!

Our TTUSD team will be receiving their second of the COVID vaccine on Friday, February 26, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Based on the information I have from Tahoe Forest and the likelihood that 50% or more of our staff may experience some side effects, Friday, February 26 will be a virtual instruction day. This will allow us to keep the school schedule as consistent as possible for our students for the majority of the week, and allow ample time for each teacher and staff member to get their COVID vaccine appointment.

To clarify, here is what the week of February 22 -26 will look like:

Monday, 2/22-Cohort A on campus

Tuesday, 2/23-Cohort A on campus

Wednesday, 2/24-distance learning day for all students

Thursday, 2/25-Cohort B on campus

Friday, 2/26-distance learning day for all students

Ski Skate Week is next week! Please help us keep our TTUSD community safe and our classrooms open for in-person instruction by continuing to practice safety measures during Ski Skate week! Here is a link to the state’s current travel advisory.


Carmen Ghysels Superintendent Chief Learning Officer

Please put safety first!

Stay Safe to Stay in School

No matter how extensive our safety measures are, we can’t do this without you:

Please put safety first!

  • Your actions and your family's actions impact everyone

  • What you do when you’re off-campus, affects the health and safety of those on campus.

  • Don’t let your guard down, always have safety at the forefront of all your activities

  • Do your part to keep the transmission of COVID low

  • Continue to keep your "social bubble" small

  • Mask up

  • Avoid large gatherings

  • Wash your hands often throughout the day

Lastly, always please stay home if you are sick. Please keep students home if they are sick and communicate with our schools if symptoms are present.

We want to keep our TTUSD community safe and ask all to follow our health and safety protocols on and off-campus. Let’s each do our part and get our county back in the red (or orange!) tier!

FREE meals on campus and grab n' go curbside pickups

FREE Meals continue - on campus during hybrid and grab n go meals!

Hybrid Meal Services (during in-person instruction)

In addition to weekly curbside meals offered, FREE breakfast or lunch will be offered for all students in hybrid instruction when on campus.

Students in Cohort C (year-long distance learning) may pick up a week’s (up to 7 days upon request) supply of meals at any of our school curbside locations or neighborhood deliveries. Each week, FIVE days of grab n’ go meals will be offered curbside (five breakfasts and five lunches, and fresh fruits, vegetables, and milk) for all cohorts

Grab n’ go meals are available for pick up curbside every (non-holiday) Wednesday 7:30 a.m - 9:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m - 2:00 p.m. OR Every Thursday* evening 4:30 p.m - 6:00 p.m and parents or students may pick up meals at any school site or neighborhood listed below, they do not need to be enrolled at that school.

Truckee pick up locations: (*Thursday evening locations)

  • Alder Creek Middle School

  • Glenshire Elementary School*

  • Truckee Elementary School*

Lakeside pick up locations: (*Thursday evening locations)

  • Kings Beach Elementary*

  • Tahoe Lake Elementary School* (At the second parking lot, next to the Tahoe Cubs welcome sign)

We are also continuing to offer neighborhood meal deliveries every Wednesday at the following location & times:


Village Green Mobile Home Park 9:55 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.

Sierra Village Apartments 10:15 a.m. to 10:35 a.m.

Donner Creek Mobile Home Park 10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Truckee Pines Apartments 12:05 p.m. to 12:25 p.m.

Henness Flats Apartments 12:45 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Tahoe Vista Mobile Home Park 10:15 a.m. to 10:35 a.m.

Kings Beach 200 Chipmunk St 11:55 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.

Kings Beach Raccoon & Trout 12:22 p.m. to 12:35 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: Our food service team will be taking a much-deserved break during Ski Skate Week. To meet the needs of our families, on Wednesday 2/10 and Thursday 2/11 we are offering 10 days of meals to provide meals over the break. Our regular FREE meals schedule will resume the following week.

If you have any questions please contact TTUSD Food & Nutrition Services either by email: or phone (530) 582-2528.