Last news of the school year!
June 17, 2021
In this edition:
- A Message from the Superintendent
- 2021 retirees - honoring 384 years of service
- Congratulations to our Class of 2021
- Summer FREE meals continue
- Tahoe Forest Hospital's vaccine clinic
A Message from the Superintendent
Dear TTUSD Parents & Community Members,
We are wrapping up one of the most challenging school years in the history book; challenging for students, parents, teachers, administrators, and our entire support staff. It certainly was a tough way to start as a new Superintendent in a new school district.
Yes, it’s been an exhausting year for all; however, we have a lot to be proud of as well. We all lived and worked through a pandemic while juggling a great deal. We all did our part to keep our TTUSD community safe while educating our kids as best we could during a global pandemic. We put kids first. We made tough decisions based on the best information available at the time, while conditions and directives changed constantly. We balanced the demands of work and life. We learned, and we stretched, and we grew.
As a community, we were “in it together” and there for one another. We made sure no student “fell through the cracks.” We provided over 375,000 free meals to our youth. We made sure those who needed assistance in Tahoe Truckee were cared for and did not go hungry. We were in this together.
We are looking forward to safely transitioning our students back to full school days this fall. We are returning to our pre-COVID bell schedules for the 2021-2022 school year,
We don’t yet know what the California Department of Public Health will require of schools regarding safety and COVID mitigation measures for the new school year. Regardless, at the forefront of our planning and preparation for an outstanding new school year will be our district’s #1 Belief Statement: students are the focus of all our decisions. We will meet each student’s learning needs to ensure their educational progress and mental well-being. Our five guiding principles during COVID (health & safety, social-emotional wellness, access & equity, communication, and flexibility) will remain in place.
CDPH will revise its guidance for K-12 schools later this summer, based on the conditions at the time. Once they do, we will update our protocols and provide up-to-date FAQs before school reopening on August 31, 2021. We hope that we will be able to once again welcome parent volunteers to our campuses. We also hope to be once again able to offer neighborhood school bus transportation as an option to all of our TTUSD families, but all of this will depend on the specific guidance and directives we receive from CDPH. Stay tuned!
My wish for our families and our entire TTUSD this summer is that you each have time to rest, time to reflect, and time to recharge!
Superintendent Chief Learning Officer
2021 Retirees - Honoring 384 years of service!
At our June 16, 2021 board meeting, we recognized our 2021 retirees and celebrated their years of service to our students, staff, parents, and the entire community. We have a total of 19 retirees this year and combined, they have a total of 384 years of service to our district and our scholars. Wow!
What an impact these retirees have had on our Tahoe Truckee youth!
Robin Bahrke, Fiscal Services, District Office, 23 years
Kelly Bekker, Transportation, 19 years
Claire Boyle, Tahoe Lake Elementary, 27 years
Suzanne Burciaga, Truckee High School, five years
Denise Clark, Transportation, 34 years
Anna Davis, Truckee Elementary, 27 years
Sydney Dion, Educational Services, 24 years
Lynn Fagan, Alder Creek Middle School, four years
Cindy Freeman, North Tahoe High School, 26 years
Dorothy Gadsby, Truckee Elementary, 18 years
Kathleen Hansen, Tahoe Lake Elementary, 24 years
Bobbe Holt, Alder Creek Middle School & State Preschool, 20 years
Margie LaPoint, Glenshire Elementary, 25 years
Alison Plapp, North Tahoe School, 22 years
LaVan Rassuchine, Transportation, nine years
Robin Redmond, Sierra High School/Cold Stream Alternative, 15 years
Lourdes Shaurette, North Tahoe School, 19 years
Gina Stephens, Alder Creek Middle School, 18 years
Gay Thomas, Tahoe Lake Elementary, 25 years
We appreciate all they have done for our youth and wish them the best in their next adventure!
Congratulations to our Class of 2021
Our Class of 2021 has accomplished a great deal and now they are about to embark on an exciting new chapter in their lives. Many have been accepted to many prestigious colleges and universities across the country and we’d like to show off a partial list of college and university offers our new graduates received.
Many of our graduates have received college scholarships, some multiple scholarships! Our local community played a big role in supporting our scholar's continued education and our graduates received scholarships from local foundations, non-profits, community organizations, and individual trusts, many facilitated by the Tahoe Truckee Community Scholarship, an umbrella organization that receives funding from various local organizations and nonprofits. We appreciate the community's generous support of our graduating students.
American University of Paris
Arizona State University-Tempe
Boise State University
Brigham Young University
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
California State University, Bakersfield
California State University, Channel Islands
California State University, Chico
California State University, Dominguez Hills
California State University, Humboldt
California State University, Los Angeles
California State University, Monterey Bay
California State University, Sacramento
California State University, San Bernardino
California State University, San Marcos
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Dominican University of California
Fort Lewis College
Franklin University Switzerland
Hawaii Pacific University
Holy Names University
Indiana State University
Lake Tahoe Community College
Los Angeles Film School
Loyola Marymount University
Marymount Manhattan College
Montana State University
Northern Arizona University
Oregon State University
Portland State University
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Clara University
Sonoma State University
Universal Technical Institute
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas
University of British Columbia
University of Calgary
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Charleston
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Denver
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
University of Montana
University of Nevada, Reno
University of North Dakota
University of Oregon
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California
University of St. Andrews
University of Utah
University of Vermont
University of Washington
University of Wyoming
Utah State University
Western Washington University
Congratulations to the Class of 2021 for all your academic achievements and best of luck on your path ahead!
Summer FREE meals continue
To date, our food service team served over 375,000 free meals to our youth and we're excited to share that our FREE Meals continue - on campus during summer programs and neighborhood deliveries for all children 18 & younger!
Summer Meal Programs (in-person instruction)
In addition to weekly free curbside meals offered, FREE breakfast or lunch will be offered for all students in TTUSD summer programs at Alder Creek Middle School, Truckee Elementary, and Kings Beach Elementary beginning Monday, June 28, 2021.
Truckee curbside pick up locations -Every Wednesday:
● Alder Creek Middle School 12:30 p.m- 1:15 p.m.
● Truckee Elementary School 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Lakeside curbside pick up location- Every Thursday:
● Kings Beach Elementary 4:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.
We are also continuing to offer neighborhood meal deliveries weekly 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: Meals are offered as first come, first served, and available to all children 18 & younger. Children do not need to be enrolled in TTUSD.
Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
Food & Nutrition Services
(530) 582-2528 English & Español
Tahoe Forest Hospital's vaccine clinic
TFH’s vaccine clinic has moved from Sierra College to 11044 Donner Pass Road, in the Gateway building.
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. – noon & 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
They have the Pfizer vaccine available, both for scheduled appointments and walk-ins. Visit https://myturn.ca.gov to schedule.