Cougar Call

1 Ishi Hills Way Oroville, Ca, 95966

January 2021 Newsletter

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Dear Ishi Hills Families,

It is important moving forward to check our website, Facebook, and Twitter for updates around COVID in regards to schools in our district. You can also get updates through our all calls home giving families important information. Please make sure to listen to the messages I send out. Don’t forget that you can also reach me anytime at 990-0160.

Through our Remind app, I send out messages to parents. Join our Remind and get text messages from me:

Join Ishi Hills Middle School Last Name A-J:

Send a text to 81010 and text this message @ishihi

Join Ishi Hills Middle School Last Name K-Z:

Send a text to 81010 and text this message @g63efc

We are looking forward to a great rest of the year. Please be well.

Renee Henderson


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School Site Council

School Site Council is a wonderful way for you to get involved in the Ishi Hills Community and to learn more about the decisions that affect your student. If you are interested in participating, please do so. You do not need to be a member to be heard.

We are meeting January 20, 2021 at 4pm. The Google Meet link here:
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Serving times will be 11:00 to 12:30.

No cost grab and go Breakfast and Lunch will be served at all of our school sites during distance learning starting January 4th 2021.

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Reminder to Parents

Please call in when there has been a chance of Covid exposure or Covid exposure. You can get advice from Mrs. Flowers (our health aide) before sending students to school. You can email her at or call Ms. Henderson at 990-0160 prior to the start of school.

Dear Staff,

I want to reiterate the importance for staff and students to stay home if you, others in your home, or if you have possible exposure to COVID over the holidays. We will be assessing our case numbers this week with the support of our district nurse, Teri Woods and BCPH to see if we need to make modifications to our current plan. If you need to contact Teri Woods she can be contacted at or her phone number is 530-693-2082.

We appreciate your dedication to our students and look forward to getting back into school as soon as possible.


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Free Suicide Prevention Webinars for Parents in English, Spanish and Hmong

This message is in English, Hmong and Spanish

Please register for one of our upcoming free webinars and Facebook Live events: Suicide Prevention 101 for Parents: Recognizing Signs and What to Do. This free webinar will provide information about suicide prevention for parents, including warning signs for suicide, how to have a conversation with their child, actions to take if their child is having a suicidal thoughts, and resources. The webinar is provided in partnership with the California Department of Education, the Directing Change Program, and Teen Line. The webinar is offered in English, Spanish and Hmong.

In English:

  • December 17, 2020 from 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m. (In English)

To register:

Or join the California Department of Education Facebook Live Event

  • January 27, 2021 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. (In English)

To register:

Or join the California Department of Education Facebook Live Event

En Espanol:

  • December 21, 2020 from 5 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. (En Español)

To Register:

O únase al evento en vivo de Facebook del Departamento de Educación de California

In Hmong:

Cawm Kom Txhob Txo Txoj Sia 101 rau cov Niam Txiv: Paub Txog Tus Cwj Pwm thiab Yuav Ua Li Cas

Qhov siv dawb webinar kev tshwm sim cov ntaub ntawv hais txog cawm kom txhob txo txoj sia rau cov niam txiv, qhia txog tus cwj pwm yuav txo txoj sia, yuav nrhiav kev sib tham li cas nrog cov hluas, yuav nrhiav kev pab li cas yog pom tau hais tias cov hluas muaj kev xav yuav txo txoj sia, thiab nrhiav tej chaw muaj kev pab.


Estimados Colegas

Por favor regístrate para nuestra próxima seminario web: Prevención del Suicidio para Padres: Las Señales y Qué Hacer

Este seminario web gratuito proporcionará información sobre prevención del suicidio para los padres que incluye: reconocer las señales de advertencia de suicidio, cómo tener una conversación con tu hijo sobre tus inquietudes, acciones para tomar si tu hijo tiene pensamientos suicidas, consejos y recursos para apoyar la salud mental y emocional durante COVID-19, e información sobre como criar adolescentes resilientes. El seminario web es proporcionado en colaboración con el Departamento de Educación de California, el Programa de Directing Change y Teen Line.

Para registrate: :

  • December 21, 2020 from 5.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. (En Español)

To Register:

O únase al evento en vivo de Facebook del Departamento de Educación de California

Comparta esta oportunidad ampliamente con tus colegas, miembros de su comunidad y padres.

With warm wishes!

Order your Yearbook Now!

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Attention Ishi Hills Students

Buy your yearbook today! Pre-orders until April 1st-ish and then first come first serve. Enter school code: 21603 Books are $15 and Mrs. State and I are taking baby pics for the 8TH GRADERS at the special Covid price of ...FREE. Yes 8th graders get in your cute baby pics at no charge. Email to and Cougar Pride!
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Washington DC Trip 2022

Washington DC 2022 Trip

June 12-16, 2022

6th and 7th grade may register for this trip.

Sign up today at by using Trip ID 193620

Need more information email

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Responding to Absenteeism During the Coronavirus Pandemic & Beyond

Please call the office for all absences. It is important for our team to mark your child's absence accurately: sick, doctor, WiFi, and other. 530-532-3078.

*Changes to absences must be made within five (5) school days according to AR5113(b). After this time elapses, the absence will remain unexcused.

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Live Spot


I wanted to share again the Live Spot as a resource for students who may need a place to go to during the day for support with their schooling. We are open 8-5:30pm and offer WiFi and breakfast/lunch free of charge. If you have any students who are in need right now due to displacement relating to the fires and evacuations send them our way. Here’s our webpage with more info:

We just ask that they register in advance so that we know the numbers to expect and can prepare food and ensure proper social distance spacing accordingly. The link is on the webpage.

Thank you!


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Axiom in Oroville



If you are in 6th through 12th grades and want to hang out at Axiom, come by for a visit, we’re in the heart of Downtown Oroville.

We’re currently offering distance learning support hours Monday-Friday 8:15-12:30

Axiom Regular Hours 12:30-5:00

We are so happy to reopen after the COVID-19 closure; we have implemented new safety protocols to protect students.

Find us on Instagram @theaxiomoroville

Follow us on Facebook

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Student of the Month for January 2021

Zavon Pope

Sierra Edwards

Lawrence Paton

Lovely Yang

James Stepanoff

Turf Spicer

Johnathon Poole

Kirin Scheibler

Dylan Adamson

Wesley Russo

Kaderiah Taylor

Melonie Gomez-Burgos

Reece Bruschi

Delano Sentner

Salvador Munoz

Lovely Yang

Mimi Vo

Elliana Steele-Tirado

Midnight Glory Hawj

Kayla Garcia

Mackenzie Epperson

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School Site Council Meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 20th, 4pm

This is an online event.

SSC Meeting

Wednesday January 20th from 4:00 – 5:00pm

Minimum Day

Wednesday, Jan. 13th, 8:30am-1:15pm

1 Ishi Hills Way

Oroville, CA

School will be out at 1:15 pm. Please make ride arrangements.

Minimum Day

Wednesday, Jan. 27th, 8:30am-1:15pm

1 Ishi Hills Way

Oroville, CA

School will be out at 1:15 pm. Please make ride arrangements.

Martin Luther King, Jr Day

Monday, Jan. 18th, 12am

1 Ishi Hills Way

Oroville, CA

Mid Winter Recess

Friday, Feb. 12th, 12:15-12am

1 Ishi Hills Way

Oroville, CA

School Site Council Agenda for January 2021

Please see attachment below for SSC Agenda.

Virtual Student of the Month for Hybrid A (Monday and Wednesday) students.

Wednesday, Feb. 3rd, 8:30am

This is an online event.

Congratulations on your Student of the Month Award for January 2021.

Virtual Student of the Month for Hybrid B (Tuesday and Thursday) students.

Thursday, Feb. 4th, 8:30am

This is an online event.

Congratulations on your Student of the Month award for January 2021.