Shark News

May 12, 2023


RUSD Student Calendar for 2022-23

5/15: Minimum Day (Dismissal 12:45 for Kindergarten, 12:55 for 1st-6th Grades)

5/19: Dance Show at Sierra

5/29: Memorial Day - No School

6/1: Last Day of School/Minimum Day (Dismissal 12:45 for Kindergarten, 12:55 for 1st-6th Grades)

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Our entire staff felt the LOVE this week and we are so appreciative and thankful for all of you. We enjoyed personal Starbucks drinks, soft pretzels, popcorn, a nacho bar, hot dogs, and extra treats from our Sharks all week! Thank you for making this week so fun!

Sierra IB News

Each week in the IB News corner we will share information about our IB program here at Sierra. This week we feature a concept that is central to IB Philosophy and what it means to be an IB learner. Here at Sierra, we believe in the importance of having agency. Students with agency are actively involved in their learning. They take initiative, express their interests and, in partnership with their teachers, set goals for their learning. Students have voice, choice, and ownership in their learning. Agency along with self-efficacy (the belief in their ability to succeed) can inspire students to take action on their learning.

How can you support agency at home?

  • Be an active listener.

  • Ask questions and give choices such as meals, options for chores, and suggestions for family activities.

  • Encourage a growth mindset by focusing on the process instead of only the product.

For more information on agency and other elements of our IB program, please check out our Sierra PYP Parent Handbook. If you have additional questions about our IB program, please contact our IB program coordinator, Lisa Johnson, at

Dance Around the Word at Sierra!

FAQ #1: When can I watch my child perform on Friday, May 19?

  • Show #1 at 8:40: Anderson/Blynn, Budge, Durbin, Caballero, Mr. Shirhall, Mrs. Shirhall, Balzer, Dodge, Patten

  • Show #2 at 9:30: Burke, Edwards, Williams, Sullivan, Santora, Reyes, Keck, Hetrick

FAQ #2: Do I have to provide EXACTLY what is listed for my child to wear?

  • No! If your child does not have the suggested items to wear, do not worry, just get as close as you can to what’s suggested!

FAQ #3: What does my child need to wear to school on dance show day, Friday, May 19?

PTC Corner

TONIGHT! RIVER CATS GAME FAMILY NIGHT: Join us at Sutter Health Park to enjoy the game, friends, and fireworks. We have a section reserved in the grass for Sierra families. There’s still time to purchase your tickets here.

THANK YOU: Thanks to everyone who helped make this a special week for Sierra teachers and staff! With your help, we were able to celebrate the amazing educators that devote so much time and effort to creating a terrific learning environment for all of our sharks.

PTC OPPORTUNITIES: As this school year is winding down, we’re getting our team in place for next year. We’re looking for a secretary, co-treasurer, and staff appreciation chair. Join a fun group of volunteers working together to make the year memorable for students and staff! Contact us for more information.

Have a great weekend!

Your Sierra PTC

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Lost & Found

Come check out our lost and found and bring home anything that belongs to your shark. We will be donating what is left at the end of the school year.
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Parenting Classes for grades TK-6

Rocklin Unified School District is excited to partner with Banetta Bacchi to offer families of elementary students a parenting class series to provide guidance and support to turn the challenges of raising a child into growth opportunities. This six-week class will be centered on Love and Logic techniques and will begin Tuesday, April 18 through Tuesday, May 23, 2023, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Rocklin Unified School District Office. To register, please email
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Are you cleared to volunteer or chaperone a field trip?

To ensure compliance with RUSD and the state of California's volunteer policies, parents who wish to volunteer on campus during the school day must have:

RUSD Policy:

  • Fingerprinting completed for RUSD specifically. Prior fingerprinting done for any agency or organization other than RUSD will not be accepted. Fingerprinting takes approximately 72 hours to clear.
  • Current Tuberculosis Test (TB). TB tests expire every 4 years and must be renewed in order to volunteer. TB Tests take approximately 48-72 hours for results and results must be brought to the office.

To check your volunteer status, please call the office or email our Secretary, Kimberly Ervin, at

Links parents love, below!

Nutrition Services 2021-2022

Our Nutrition Services Website has the menu for the month so your shark knows what they will be sinking their teeth into each day.