The latest news from TTUSD

June 10, 2021

In this edition:

  • A Message from the Superintendent
  • 2021 TTUSD Employees of the Year
  • Graduation & Promotion Schedule
  • Does anything change at TTUSD on June 15?
  • Tahoe Forest Health System needs your input

A Message from Superintendent Carmen Ghysels

Dear TTUSD Parents & Community Members,

This school year is coming to an end, and next Friday, June 18, is the last day of this school year.

Wow-what a year it’s been, and what incredible partners you all have been! I am so appreciative and proud of our students, our parents, and our staff. This has been an incredibly challenging time living and working through a pandemic. You gave your all to support our Tahoe Truckee youth. Thank you for being an outstanding partner in the education of our students despite challenging circumstances.

Thank you again for your support, flexibility, strength, and patience over the past year.

I want to give a special shout-out to our Class of 2021 for all that they’ve endured and accomplished in their time at TTUSD. They have demonstrated resilience, and I know exciting things lay ahead for them in their next chapter.

Please note that the 2021-2022 school year kicks off on Tuesday, August 31, with our pre-pandemic bell schedules. Click here to view.


Carmen Ghysels

Superintendent Chief Learning Officer

2021 TTUSD Employees of the Year

We have exciting news to share. The following TTUSD team members were named TTUSD’s Classified Employees of the Year:

Juana Torres, Cook, Kings Beach Elementary School

Dana Gelber, Technology Support, District Office

Claudine Kratz, Administrative Secretary, Tahoe Lake Elementary

Malissa Cruz, Lead Instructional Aid-Childcare, STEPP program

Adela González del Valle, Community Liaison, Lakeside Schools

Derek Bosserman, School Bus Driver, Transportation Department

More exciting news:

  • Derek Bosserman was named Placer County Classified Employee of the Year

  • SELS’s Diane Welch was named the Placer County Teacher of the Year.

These are huge honors, and we couldn’t be more proud of our team members.

Congratulations to all of our award recipients on these well-deserved recognitions! #TTUSDpride

Graduation & Promotion Schedule

Live stream the ceremonies at

  • North Tahoe High School - Thursday, June 10, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.

  • Truckee High School -Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 11:00 a.m.

  • Sierra High School - Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.

  • North Tahoe School - Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.

  • Alder Creek Middle School - Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.

The last day of school is Friday, June 18, 2021.

Click here to view bell schedules for the 2021-2022 school year, which kicks off on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.

Does anything change at TTUSD on June 15?

California plans to fully reopen the economy on June 15 and ease the restrictions that have been in place during COVID. However, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has stated that “school masking guidance remains in place and masks are required. Going forward, CDPH will continue to provide guidance around youth settings.”

TTUSD's face mask requirements and other safety mitigation measures will remain in place through the last day of school, Friday, June 18, 2021 and for our summer programs.

We anticipate that CDPH will be issuing directives for schools for the 2021-2022 school year by July which we will share out with TTUSD families as soon as we know more.

As a reminder, TTUSD’s Mask Policy for the 2020-2021 school year is as follows:

  • All students and staff must continue to wear a face mask inside school buildings regardless of vaccination status.

  • All students must continue to wear a face mask when on TTUSD campuses.

  • All students and staff must continue to wear a face mask when they are on a school bus.

Thank you for your continued support.

CDPH’s “Beyond the Blueprint Questions & Answers"
CDPH’s “Beyond the Blueprint - What will California Look Like After June 15?”

Tahoe Forest Health System needs your input

Tahoe Forest Health System’s Community Health Needs Assessment is underway! Randomly selected community members have been mailed a green postcard, from Franklin and Marshall College Center for Opinion Research, with survey instructions on the back. If you are randomly selected to participate, please complete the survey! Your answers will guide Tahoe Forest and its community partners in improving community health.

All answers are confidential. Telephone and online survey options are available in both English and Spanish.

If you have any questions please call Tahoe Forest at (530) 550-6719 or email