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Welcome to Pleasant Ridge Union School District! The first day of school is August 15th ~ We look forward to seeing you!
Field Trip to the Snow!
Character Counts Assembly at Alta Sierra
Garden Learning at Alta Sierra
Magnolia has attitude and spunk!
Whole School Assembly at Alta Sierra
Alta Sierra makes a splash at the County Art Show!
Parent and Student work on their Art Work
Library Opening
Magnolia Girls Basketball
Cottage Hill Library Opening
Super Heroes or Green Screen Fun?
Halloween at Cottage Hill
Mary Newberry
Cottage Hill Computer Lab in Use
Library Opening at Cottage Hill
Constitution Day at Alta Sierra
Outdoor learning at Alta Sierra
Art from Alta Sierra
Mary Newberry
Cottage Hill Mascot appears at the Jog-a-thon
Mr. Richardson leads our band
The Kings visit Magnolia
Parent and Student work on their Art Work

Arete Art Night 2017

Mary Newberry
Spirit Day at Alta Sierra (Twin Day)
Library Opening
Magnolia Art
The Therapy Dog visits Alta Sierra
Mary Newberry
Lets chow!
Law Day Field Trip
Art winners
Ahhh!  Is that Mrs. Montero or a hawk?
Therapy dog at Alta Sierra
SNOW!!! SNOW!!!  SNOW!!!
One of our Trustees enjoying Arete Art Night
Art at Magnolia
Cottage Hill Jog-a-Thon
Mary Newberry
Mary Newberry
Ms. Baker's class on Halloween
Halloween at PRSD
Art from Alta Sierra
Parent and Student work on their Art Work
Students at work
The Lions Club gives back to Alta Sierra
Rachel's Challenge visits Magnolia

Magnolia has accepted Rachel's Challenge!  #chainreaction

Welcome to the new Cottage Hill Library
Parent and Student work on their Art Work
Mary Newberry
Sierra Harvest Food Sampling
The Salvetti Family at the Library Opening
Kids at work at Cottage Hill
Sue Sample - Classified Employee of the Year
Holiday play at Alta Sierra
Kids at work on Go Math
Technology thrives at Cottage Hill
Alta Sierra has talent!!!
Cottage Hill Kids at Play
Students at play!
Magnolia Girls Basketball Team
Alta Sierra students perform
Mary Newberry
Kids interacting with Math
Professional Art Lessons at Alta Sierra
Farm assembly at Alta Sierra
Drama at Magnolia
Alta Sierra Staff on Halloween
Guest Chef at Alta Sierra
STEM projects at Cottage Hill
Drama kids at play

News & Announcements

Preschool Registration

Both of our elementary schools are currently accepting applications for our 3-year-old (Tuesday/Thursday) and 4-year-old (Mon/Wed/Fri) preschool programs. Please contact Cottage Hill (530-268-2808) or Alta Sierra (530-272-2319) after August 1 for more information.

The calendar for both programs is attached.

School Offices Closed for Summer

The school offices will re-open the first week of August. For assistance until then, please contact the District Office at 268-2800. School resumes on August 15th ~ Enjoy your summer break!

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Superintendent's Message

Dear Parents,
On behalf of the Pleasant Ridge Union School District, welcome to the new school year.  I hope that all of you have had a wonderful and relaxing summer.  I know that your child’s education is of the utmost importance to you, I thank you for entrusting Pleasant Ridge Union School District to develop the intelligence of each child that attends our school district for their continual growth.  It is our goal to make this school year the very best yet for all children, and I believe that by working collaboratively, we can accomplish this goal. 
The first and most critical factor to every child’s success is daily attendance.  It is imperative that every day school is in session children must be in attendance for the entire school day.  Research has shown that children who miss school regularly do not do as well as students who commit to attend school every day.  This is even for students who diligently make up the work that they missed.  The key is the instruction that our teachers are committed to daily.  If you find that your child will miss a number of days this school year, please contact their teacher to set up a plan to ensure they receive the necessary information and instruction for the missed work. 
The second way we can collaboratively ensure every child is successful is for you to have frequent conversations with your child daily about their school day and their academic development.  As a staff we have these conversations daily with all students and we would like for you to commit to doing the same.  Do not wait for progress reports to tell the story, encourage your children to tell the “story” daily.   If you have concerns with their ability to clearly inform you about school, please reach out to your child’s teacher to get that information.  For the older students in our schools we have purchased day planners so your children can record all-important items.  Have them open up their day planners and explain what was expected for that school day and in the future. 
Finally, we are always continually trying to find solutions to reach all children academically and behaviorally.  Many times through out the school year we have students who choose to disrupt their own instruction as well as other students.  Each school has adopted and committed to the six pillars of character education.  Students will be instructed monthly on a different character trait.  We are asking that you reinforce those character traits at home as well.  You will receive information about the different traits during the school year.
This year promises to be full of successes but we will need the dedication and determination of our staff and families working together.  We are thankful for the support you have given over the years and look forward in growing our relationship for student success.
Please make note that the first day of school for students is August 15th, it will be an early release day for all students.  If you have any questions about the school calendar, please contact your child’s school office.
We wish tremendous success for your child this year!

Rusty S. Clark 

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Board Meeting
Date: 8/7/2018, 5:30 PM 6:30 PM
8th Grade Registration
Date: 8/8/2018, 9 AM 12 PM
7th Grade Registration
Date: 8/8/2018, 1 PM 4 PM
6th Grade Registration
Date: 8/9/2018, 1 PM 4 PM
Registration Magnolia
Date: 8/9/2018, 5 PM 8 PM