C & I Update

Commitment to Excellence 5/19/17

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Short survey- How are we doing?

As we wrap up the 16-17 school year and plan for 17-18, please take a few minutes to give us feedback on how we are doing as a school and district. The following link will take you to a 6 question survey:


Upcoming Senior Project Presentations

Mark your calendar for the culminating event for the Busines and Finance class!

PHS: May 23rd, 1:00

CHS: May 24th, 6:00

QHS: May 26, 11:00

GHS: June 6th, 6:00

Outdoor Ed gets national attention!

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CAASPP Assessment

These next few weeks, all sites will be participating in CAASPP testing. Thank you for all the work you do to prepare students to do their best.

If you haven't logged into your TOMS account through www.caaspp.org, please do so.

Your username is your email and your password was emailed out earlier this year. If you have trouble with logging in, please contract dgarland@pcoe.k12.ca.us.

Need resources to help prepare students for the upcoming assessment? Administer a practice test, either individually or projected and used as a teaching tool. Click here to access the practice test, no student log in required.

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Save the Date- June 12th-16th

Registration slots are full! As of 5/19/17, sign up and to be on the wait list.
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Register for one or more days:


As of 5/19/17, all slots are full. Sign up to be on the wait list.

Physical Fitness Testing

As you may know, we are required to administer the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) to all of our 5th, 7th, and 9th grade students. The State Board of Education designated the FITNESSGRAM as the test we are to use. Students in grades five, seven, and nine are required to take the PFT, whether or not they are enrolled in a PE class. Students who are physically unable to take the entire test battery are to be given as much of the test as conditions permit. The testing window is now open and it will close on Friday, May 19, 2017.


PFT administration videos are available at the following website: https://pftdata.org/training.aspx

Need the audio file for the Pacer test? Access it here.

CAST- Science test grade level assignments for 2017

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Strengthening the Start

PUSD is focusing on a strong start to each class period or learning opportunity, honing in on these three areas:

At the midpoint of our school year, district-wide data is after each component:

Learning Environment: A sustained, successful start routine promoting positive behavior and a positive learning environment is evidenced for all students. (88% All or Most)

Instructional Time: A sustained, successful start routine optimizing efficient and effective student learning is evidenced for all students. (71% All or Most)

Student Engagement: All students actively participate and engage in the sustained, successful start expectations. (86.2 % All or Most)

Tech Tuesday, 3:30-4:00

Join Kristy via Google Hangout for Tech Tuesday, every Tuesday from 3:30-4:00 where we talk about a specific tech tool. All are welcome! Join if you have something to share about the topic or want to learn more!

Click here to join!

Click here for the resource guide that goes along with the topic

You can also go to our district website, www.pcoe.k12.ca.us and navigate to the Curriculum Department, where you will see a section on Tech Tuesday. Follow the link from that page to get to the Google Hangout!

Upcoming topics:

5/23/17 Prezi

5/20/17 Emaze

6/6/17 App Smash

Would you like a text reminder using Remind.com?

Text @238dc to 81010

Instructional Coaches

Our Instructional Coaches are here for you!

Contact them at:

Yvonne: ycasalnuovo@pcoe.k12.ca.us

Susan: sfrediani@pcoe.k12.ca.us

Upcoming Dates

4/3/17- 6/2/17 PUSD/PCOE CAASPP assessment window

8/14/17 NGSS Outdoor Core, 6th Grade Teachers, @ Taylorsville Elementary Site

8/15/17 NGSS Outdoor Core, 5th Grade Teachers, @ Taylorsville Elementary Site

8/16/17 NGSS Outdoor Core, 4th Grade Teachers, @ Taylorsville Elementary Site

8/17/17 NGSS Outdoor Core, 2nd/3rd Grade Teachers, @ Taylorsville Elementary Site

8/18/17 NGSS Outdoor Core, TK/K/1st Grade Teachers, @ Taylorsville Elementary Site

8/23/17 Welcome Back Day

8/28/17 First day of school, 2017-2018 school year

Monday Professional Learning Communities Schedule

5/22 Elementary- Site PLC


6/5 Elementary- Report card preparation

CHS, QHS, GHS, PHS- Final exam preparation

Useful Links

Textbook Request Form

Technology Help Ticket

username: plumas help password:technology

TK/K- 6th Grade ELA

ThinkCentral for all your textbook resources

Curriculum and Instructional Services

Kristy Warren

Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Services

@kristymwarren on Twitter

@PlumasUSD on Twitter