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Magnolia Girls Basketball Team
Parent and Student work on their Art Work

Arete Art Night 2017

Character Counts Assembly at Alta Sierra
Lets chow!
Mary Newberry
Magnolia Art
Drama at Magnolia
One of our Trustees enjoying Arete Art Night
Spirit Day at Alta Sierra (Twin Day)
Parent and Student work on their Art Work
Art from Alta Sierra
Rachel's Challenge visits Magnolia

Magnolia has accepted Rachel's Challenge!  #chainreaction

STEM projects at Cottage Hill
Ahhh!  Is that Mrs. Montero or a hawk?
Magnolia Girls Basketball
Ms. Baker's class on Halloween
Art at Magnolia
Library Opening
The Kings visit Magnolia
Parent and Student work on their Art Work
Outdoor learning at Alta Sierra
Garden Learning at Alta Sierra
The Salvetti Family at the Library Opening
Guest Chef at Alta Sierra
Constitution Day at Alta Sierra
Students at work
Therapy dog at Alta Sierra
SNOW!!! SNOW!!!  SNOW!!!
Cottage Hill Kids at Play
The Lions Club gives back to Alta Sierra
Art from Alta Sierra
Halloween at PRSD
Mary Newberry
Magnolia has attitude and spunk!
Mary Newberry
Alta Sierra has talent!!!
Mr. Richardson leads our band
Mary Newberry
Super Heroes or Green Screen Fun?
Holiday play at Alta Sierra
Halloween at Cottage Hill
Alta Sierra makes a splash at the County Art Show!
Mary Newberry
Drama kids at play
Kids interacting with Math
Students at play!
Cottage Hill Computer Lab in Use
Sierra Harvest Food Sampling
Library Opening at Cottage Hill
Library Opening
Farm assembly at Alta Sierra
The Therapy Dog visits Alta Sierra
Whole School Assembly at Alta Sierra
Professional Art Lessons at Alta Sierra
Welcome to the new Cottage Hill Library
Field Trip to the Snow!
Cottage Hill Library Opening
Mary Newberry
Technology thrives at Cottage Hill
Alta Sierra Staff on Halloween
Cottage Hill Jog-a-Thon
Parent and Student work on their Art Work
Sue Sample - Classified Employee of the Year
Mary Newberry
Cottage Hill Mascot appears at the Jog-a-thon
Law Day Field Trip
Kids at work at Cottage Hill
Kids at work on Go Math
Mary Newberry
Art winners
Alta Sierra students perform

News & Announcements

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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Spring Recess
Date: 3/26/2018 3/30/2018, 11:59 PM
Snow Day-No School
Date: 4/2/2018
STEAM EXPO 9am-3pm
Date: 4/7/2018
Location: Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11410 McCourtney Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95949, USA
Date: 4/7/2018
Board Meeting
Date: 4/10/2018, 5:30 PM 6:30 PM