News from TTUSD

April 29, 2021

In this edition:

  • A Message from the Superintendent
  • It takes an entire community to stay safe
  • Excellence in Education's Kudos Campaign
  • Check out our virtual Kinder Preview for families of incoming kinders

A Message from Superintendent Carmen Ghysels

Dear Parents & Community Members,


As we end the month of April and roll into May, we are celebrating and recognizing the many contributions of our incredible staff members and the positive difference they make in the lives of our students.


On Tuesday, we celebrated California School Bus Drivers Day and recognized our awesome transportation team for all they do to keep our kids safe. They did a lot over the past 12 months during COVID to step into whatever role was needed to serve our kids, and our team, and we so appreciate them. Friday is School Principal’s Day, and then we have the following staff celebrations in May:


  • Week of the Teacher - May 3-7, 2021

  • National Teacher Appreciation Day - May 4, 2021

  • School Lunch Hero Day - May 7, 2021

  • National School Nurses Day - May 12, 2021

  • Week of the Classified Employee - May 17 -21, 2021


At our next board meeting on May 5, several resolutions will go before our board in recognition of our employees.


Important updates:

  • High school graduations and eighth-grade promotions

We have been approved to host outdoor graduation and promotion ceremonies this June and will be doing so in compliance with CDPH and county health guidance. While these are live events, attendance is limited to family members. You can live stream the events here.


The dates and times are as follows:


North Tahoe High School - June 10, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.

Truckee High School - June 12, 2021, at 11:00 a.m.

Sierra High School - June 16, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.

North Tahoe School - June 17, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.

Alder Creek Middle School - June 17, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.


  • Safety is EVERYONE’S responsibility!

No matter how extensive our safety measures are at our school facilities, we can’t stay safe without your help. We urge all families and students to please put safety first!


Your actions, your student’s actions, and your family's actions impact everyone. What you do when you’re off-campus affects the health and safety of those on campus and their families.


  • We need to be safe so we all stay healthy.

  • We need to stay safe so students and parents of the Class of 2021 can attend in-person ceremonies and graduates can “walk” in their ceremony

  • We need to stay safe so students can continue to participate in athletics.


Please remember, if a student is required to quarantine, they must remain at home. They should NOT leave to socialize with friends, go to school, go to work, be around other households, or participate in sports or other extracurricular activities.


If a student is sick and/or has COVID symptoms, please quarantine, follow the directions from the school nurse, and refrain from going out in public.


You make a difference. Please help us stay safe and follow ALL COVID-19 safety protocols!


  • When is the last day of school?

Based on the number of snow days we’ve had this school year (one), our last day of school will be on Friday, June 18, 2021.


  • 2021-2022 school year

We plan to transition back to full school days and our original bell schedules with mitigation measures beginning on August 31, 2021 - the first day of the 2021-2022 school year.

That's all for now.


Stay safe,


Carmen Ghysels

Superintendent Chief Learning Officer

Excellence in Education's Kudos Campaign

Be part of Excellence in Education Foundation’s Kudos Campaign! They are collecting notes of appreciation for TTUSD staff via an online form or through letters and cards. They will deliver your Kudos in May. The deadline to submit is April 30. Thanks in advance for celebrating our TTUSD staff!

www.ExinEd.org


It takes an entire community to stay safe!

Safety is EVERYONE’S responsibility and we need your help. No matter how extensive our safety measures are at our school facilities, we can’t stay safe without your help. We urge all families and students to please put safety first!


Your actions, your student’s actions, and your family's actions impact everyone. What you do when you’re off-campus affects the health and safety of those on campus and their families.

  • We need to be safe so we all stay healthy.

  • We need to stay safe so students and parents of the Class of 2021 can attend in-person ceremonies and graduates can “walk” in their ceremony

  • We need to stay safe so students can continue to participate in athletics.


An important reminder for students and parents/guardians:

If a student is required to quarantine, they must remain at home. They should NOT leave to socialize with friends, go to school, go to work, be around other households, or participate in sports or other extracurricular activities.


If a student is sick and/or has COVID symptoms, please quarantine, follow the directions from the school nurse, and refrain from going out in public.


You make a difference. Please help us stay safe and follow ALL COVID-19 safety protocols!

Check out our virtual Kinder Preview for families of incoming kinders

Do you have a child who is ready to start school in the fall? Give your child the outstanding education they deserve and secure their spot in our award-winning school district!


Registration is open for incoming kindergarten for this fall.


Check out our virtual TTUSD Kinder Preview led by our elementary school principals.


We can’t wait to have you join our TTUSD community!