Quincy Elementary School

Where Mountain Kids Learn!!!

December 9, 2019

QES Pioneer and Alder Chronic Absenteeism Rates for November

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Open Screening of the film Resilience

Come and join us on December 11, 2019 at 5:30pm at the Quincy Town Hall Theatre to view the documentary Resilience. This open screening is being brought to our communities by the 20,000 lives partnership. Open screenings will also be coming to Chester, Greenville, and Portola in 2020.

The documentary content includes (chronic stress, adverse childhood experiences [ACEs]), and the trailer can be viewed at the following website: https://kpjrfilms.co/resilience/

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Cougar Corner

Thanks, PCO!

Students at the QES Pioneer and Alder Street campuses enjoyed the Prismatic Laser assembly on Thursday! An evening show for families was also provided! Thanks, PCO, we appreciate this fun Laser light show!

Snow play

Alder students with snow boots are able to walk in the snow, and those with snow pants are able to play in it. Pioneer student are able to play in the snow with boots, snow pants, gloves, and jacket.

Salad Bar

Starting December 4th, the Alder Campus will now have a salad bar during lunch!

School Closures:

3 school closure days have been built into our 2019.2020 instructional calendar. Each day that school is closed will be made up on one of these days.

School closes before 12/20 = School in session 12/20

School closes after 12/20 or a 2nd day = School in session 5/22

School closes a 3rd day = School in session 4/3

Parent Portal:


Each year, families are required to log in to their Aeries portal to review and confirm data and authorization forms. Please complete this process at your earliest convenience. You can access this confirmation process through our returning students portal or from our Plumas website (www.pcoe.k12.ca.us). Click on “enrollment” on the right side of the main screen, then follow the instructions for returning students.

QUEST Afterschool Program

The QUEST After School Program is in the works for the 2020-2021 school year for kids in grades 1st through 6th. Come out and learn more about the program on Monday, January 27th – drop in anytime between 4:30 and 5:30 PM at Quincy Elementary, Pioneer Campus. For more information email rhea10@aol.com.”
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Toolbox -The Quiet/Safe Place Tool

When life gets stressful, we can help our body relax by focusing on a memory. Whether it is fishing at Buck's lake, a trip to the beach, or a hug from mom, all of us have a memory we can focus on for a moment to remind us that life is full of easy and difficult times. Whatever this moment brings, we know it can and will change. Knowing this, and practicing using our Quiet/Safe Place Tool will help build resiliency and the ability to persevere through difficult times.

Try this at home! Ask your child what his or her Quiet Safe Place is and how and when they might use this tool. Share with them what yours is as well!

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Keeping our Students Safe...

Uniform Behavior Expectations (click to view):

Plumas Unified provides all school administrators with Board approved, uniform behavior expectations and consequences for when those expectations are not met.

Schoolwide behavior expectations (click to view):

Each campus employs the expectation that all staff, students, and visitors at QES will be respectful, responsible and safe. We teach and model what that looks like in each area of our campus. If you have a suggestion for our behavior expectations, please contact Principal Groh at Pioneer (mgroh@pcoe.k12.ca.us), or Principal Hollister at Alder (lhollister@pcoe.k12.ca.us).

Enter and Exiting Campuses:

Keeping our students safe is a top priority for us. We ask that parents and visitors, on both campuses, enter and exit through the front entrances of the schools and please check-in and out in the front offices. Thank you

Morning Drop-off Time for students:

Supervision for students is not available before 7:40 am. Thank you for helping us keep our students safe.

Walking your student into/out of the schools from/to a parked vehicle:

Safety is a priority at both sites. Parents and guardians, we ask that utmost care be taken when walking into/out of our schools from your parked vehicle. Please do not walk through parent pickup lanes between cars; we ask that crosswalks be used. Close supervision of your child and careful navigation when going to your vehicle in our parking lots is also important. Thank you and we appreciate your assistance to ensure everyone in our QES school family is staying safe.

Using the Parent Drop Off/ Pickup Lane at QES Pioneer Campus

Last year we had a community meeting regarding the parent drop-off and pick up lane at our QES Pioneer Campus. The following information was provided to us as the appropriate and safest procedure to follow.

1) Please pull all the way forward before unloading or loading children in the parent pick up/drop off car lane.

2)Thank you for not parking in the parent car lane.

3) When waiting to pick up your child, please wait on Lee Road when the line of cars extends out beyond the car lane. The appropriate and legal way to wait for the car lane to clear is to wait on Lee Road with your blinker on. Please, no waiting/parking on the dirt shoulder along the fence on Lee Road.

5) Please do not block the crosswalk that crosses Mill Creek Road.

6)If you are among one the first cars to extend beyond the car lane, please avoid blocking the bus driveway.

7)When exiting the parent pick up/drop off car lane, please make a right turn only. We ask that U-turns be avoided.

Thank you for helping us keep all our students, families, and staff safe.

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Help support our 6th Grade Plumas to the Pacific (P2P) by making a purchase of a Kleen Kanteen!

6th Grade P2P Fundraiser!

Need a Birthday or Christmas gift for a friend or family member? Consider a Kleen Kanteen to help raise funds for our 6th grade Plumas to the Pacific Field Trip!
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Parents Aeries Communication Tab: How to set up your notification preferences!

1. Log into your Aeries account

2. Click on the "Communications " tab at the top left of the page.

3. Follow the steps to set up your page.

4. Click on the circle with your initials access the settings menu.

5. Click on Notifications to customize your settings.--You will not be able to turn off Emergency Announcements.

If you don't see the Communications tab, send an email to abihelp@pcoe.k12.ca.us for help with your Aeries Online Account.

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Contacting us......

QES is one school but on two different campuses.

QES Alder Street Campus

(530) 283-6557 extension 5401
246 Alder Street, Quincy Ca

QES Pioneer Campus

(530) 283-6550 extension 5326

175 N. Mill Creek Road, Quincy, CA

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4. Select Pioneer-Quincy Elementary School and look for your child's grade

Our Mission and Vision

Our Mission is to collectively inspire every child in every classroom every day. We ensure an exemplary education with diverse opportunities and we accept no limits and we accept no limits on the learning potential of any child.