Pleasant Ridge Union School District

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Welcome to Pleasant Ridge Union School District!
Constitution Day at Alta Sierra
Mary Newberry
Garden Learning at Alta Sierra
Farm assembly at Alta Sierra
Mr. Richardson leads our band
Cottage Hill Mascot appears at the Jog-a-thon
Drama at Magnolia
Spirit Day at Alta Sierra (Twin Day)
Welcome to the new Cottage Hill Library
Magnolia Art
The Lions Club gives back to Alta Sierra
Professional Art Lessons at Alta Sierra
One of our Trustees enjoying Arete Art Night
Lets chow!
Students at play!
Ahhh!  Is that Mrs. Montero or a hawk?
Alta Sierra students perform
Kids at work at Cottage Hill
The Therapy Dog visits Alta Sierra
Magnolia has attitude and spunk!
Holiday play at Alta Sierra
Mary Newberry
Whole School Assembly at Alta Sierra
Mary Newberry
Parent and Student work on their Art Work

Arete Art Night 2017

Character Counts Assembly at Alta Sierra
Alta Sierra Staff on Halloween
STEM projects at Cottage Hill
Law Day Field Trip
Library Opening
Mary Newberry
Technology thrives at Cottage Hill
Guest Chef at Alta Sierra
Students at work
Mary Newberry
Art from Alta Sierra
Art from Alta Sierra
Drama kids at play
Cottage Hill Library Opening
Parent and Student work on their Art Work
Outdoor learning at Alta Sierra
Super Heroes or Green Screen Fun?
Sue Sample - Classified Employee of the Year
Magnolia Girls Basketball Team
Art at Magnolia
Cottage Hill Kids at Play
Alta Sierra has talent!!!
Halloween at PRSD
The Kings visit Magnolia
Field Trip to the Snow!
Library Opening at Cottage Hill
Parent and Student work on their Art Work
Kids interacting with Math
Kids at work on Go Math
Mary Newberry
Therapy dog at Alta Sierra
Halloween at Cottage Hill
Rachel's Challenge visits Magnolia

Magnolia has accepted Rachel's Challenge!  #chainreaction

Ms. Baker's class on Halloween
Cottage Hill Jog-a-Thon
Alta Sierra makes a splash at the County Art Show!
The Salvetti Family at the Library Opening
Art winners
Magnolia Girls Basketball
Library Opening
Parent and Student work on their Art Work
Mary Newberry
Cottage Hill Computer Lab in Use
Mary Newberry
Sierra Harvest Food Sampling
SNOW!!! SNOW!!!  SNOW!!!

News & Announcements

2018/19 Job Opportunity

Cottage Hill is seeking an after school Recreation Supervisor for the 2018-19 school year. If you are interested, please click the heading for the application process.

This position is after school each day that school is in session. The supervisor is responsible for recording accurate student attendance, maintaining careful records of snack, and organizing other staff in the care and supervision of our students who stay after school. We are looking for an organized, responsible, but fun-loving adult to be part of our team!

South County School Safety Forum

In response to recent concerns regarding school safety, there will be a South County School Safety Forum on Monday, May 7th from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Bear River High School theater.

We will have representation from:
· Nevada County Sheriff’s Office
· California Highway Patrol
· Higgins Fire Department
· Nevada County Office of Emergency Services
· Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Office
· South County School Administrators

All parents and community members are invited to attend. You will learn about what plans and procedures are in place to ensure the safety of our students, and what you can/should do in the case of a school emergency.

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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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Elementary Band Concert
Date: 5/24/2018, 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
Location: Magnolia Main Gym
Memorial Day Holiday - No School
Date: 5/28/2018
Teacher of the Year Celebration
Date: 5/29/2018, 5:30 PM 6:30 PM
Last Day of School (Minimum Day)
Date: 6/7/2018
Snow Day-No School
Date: 6/8/2018