IVES/GJSHS Weekly Newsletter

Week of January 21-25, 2019

No School--Monday, 1/21/19--Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

ALICE Drill January 18

We conducted an ALICE drill on Friday, January 18. ALICE is a set of proactive strategies we teach staff and students to utilize in the event of an armed intruder. The acronym ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. ALICE is not designed to be sequential. Just as we do with fire drills and earthquake drills, we practice for emergencies to train staff and students to respond quickly and decisively on a course of action that will keep them safe. Emergency plans are posted in each classroom and office. In the event of a true emergency, parents and guardians will be contacted through our AERIES communication. In recent weeks, we have been sending messages through this communication tool. If you did not receive a message Friday afternoon from the school regarding the conclusion of our drill, please contact the school office as soon as possible so that we can ensure that we have current contact information in our system.

End of First Semester for GJSHS is January 25

Report cards for the first semester will be mailed home on Friday, February 1. Eligibility for extra-curricular activities, such as sports, will be determined on Sunday, February 3. Please utilize the parent portal on Aeries to view student progress.


Sixth Grade Snow School

This past week was the perfect weather for our sixth-grade class to have Snow School! Our students had instruction from a real Snow Scientist! They learned about and measured the density and water content of snow, the variety of types of snowflakes, and were even able to do some snowshoeing!

Senior Culinary Trip to San Francisco

Last weekend, Mrs. Dolphin took our senior Culinary students on a trip to San Francisco for a food show and a chance to visit some sites in the city.

School Site Council Wants Your Feedback!

The IVES/GJSHS School Site Council is conducting a mid-year survey. Please click on the link below by January 31. Thank you for your input.

IVES Parent Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/gKVCidtUp0zWEJpy1

GJSHS Parent Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/yxmEwTO4Vm3H7f6f1

Join us for a Community Cafe!

Please join us for a Community Cafe on Thursday, January 31 from 6:00-7:15 p.m.. Light snacks will be provided at 5:45 p.m. Come hear about what is happening at our school sites, within the district, and where we are headed in the near future.


5/6 and Jr. High Basketball

Missing basketball this week because our high school teams are playing away games? Come out on Saturday, January 26, to watch our 5/6 and junior high teams play!

11:00 Jr. High Girls vs. Loyalton

12:00 Jr. High Boys vs. Loyalton

1:00 5/6 vs. Downieville


Send your Box Tops in with students or drop them by the IVES office. The money we receive from the Box Tops goes right back into the classrooms! Thank you for your assistance!

A Note from Our District Nurse

Staff Feature

This week's staff feature is Miss Jenny Cairns. Miss Cairns teaches second grade at Indian Valley Elementary School. She joins us this year after several years of experience both in San Diego and also Humboldt County. Miss Cairns was excited to move back to the North State and we are very fortunate to have her join our staff. Miss Cairns loves teaching all subjects, but when you visit her classroom, you can definitely tell she has a particular fondness for science. Her second-grade students have even done some coding! Now they are working on becoming math fact ninjas! We are so glad to have Miss Cairns as part of our team at IVES and PUSD.

We Need Your Help

We receive Title I and other federal funding for our school based on the number of students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. Because of the grant PUSD received to have all of our students receive free breakfast and lunch, many families have not completed the confidential income verification form. This can be done easily through your parent portal or we have forms available in each school office. We use these funds for extra interventions for our students, including a classroom paraprofessional who works directly with students. Thank you for completing the form to help us to secure the additional funding.
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Makin' N' Bakin"

Tuesday, Jan. 22nd, 7-8:15am

GJSHS Culinary Room

Join us for a delicious breakfast at Makin' N' Bakin on Tuesday mornings at 7:00 a.m. Come see the beautiful new kitchen which went through a complete remodel last summer.

GHS Upward Bound Lunch Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 22nd, 12:30pm

GHS Library

DnD Club Meeting

Friday, Jan. 25th, 3:30-5:30pm

GJSHS Library

GJSHS Friday Night Live After School Meeting

Friday, Jan. 25th, 3:15pm

GJSHS Room 109

Friday Night Live is changing the meeting time to after school beginning January 25

Community Cafe

Thursday, Jan. 31st, 5:45pm

GJSHS Library

IVES Parents' Club Meeting

Monday, Feb. 4th, 6pm

IVES Library

IVES/GJSHS School Site Council Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 5th, 3pm

IVES Library

The IVES/GJSHS School Site Council meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 3:00 p.m. in the IVES library. The School Site Council is composed of 3 teachers, 1 classified staff member, 4 parents, 1 student, and the principal. All meetings are open to the public.

Below are links to the School Site Council Pages on our websites which include the Single Plan for Student Achievement for each site and the agenda for our next meeting.



GJSHS Boosters Club Meeting

Monday, Feb. 11th, 6pm

GJSHS Library

About Us

Indian Valley Elementary School and Greenville Junior/Senior High School are in beautiful western Plumas County. We serve the students of Indian Valley, which includes the communities of Greenville, Crescent Mills, Taylorsville, and Canyon Dam. We are essentially a K-12 school since we are located on one large campus where we share several facilities.