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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!
Drama at Magnolia
Sierra Harvest Food Sampling
Cottage Hill Computer Lab in Use
STEM projects at Cottage Hill
Magnolia Art
Technology thrives at Cottage Hill
Kids interacting with Math
Field Trip to the Snow!
Art from Alta Sierra
Sue Sample - Classified Employee of the Year
Cottage Hill Mascot appears at the Jog-a-thon
Students at play!
Parent and Student work on their Art Work
Magnolia Girls Basketball
Alta Sierra makes a splash at the County Art Show!
Drama kids at play
Whole School Assembly at Alta Sierra
Lets chow!
Super Heroes or Green Screen Fun?
Law Day Field Trip
Spirit Day at Alta Sierra (Twin Day)
Holiday play at Alta Sierra
Welcome to the new Cottage Hill Library
Cottage Hill Library Opening
Mary Newberry
Mary Newberry
Kids at work on Go Math
Farm assembly at Alta Sierra
Art at Magnolia
Rachel's Challenge visits Magnolia

Magnolia has accepted Rachel's Challenge!  #chainreaction

Alta Sierra students perform
Alta Sierra has talent!!!
Art from Alta Sierra
Art winners
Students at work
SNOW!!! SNOW!!!  SNOW!!!
Cottage Hill Jog-a-Thon
Mr. Richardson leads our band
Mary Newberry
Parent and Student work on their Art Work

Arete Art Night 2017

Ahhh!  Is that Mrs. Montero or a hawk?
Guest Chef at Alta Sierra
Cottage Hill Kids at Play
The Salvetti Family at the Library Opening
The Therapy Dog visits Alta Sierra
Halloween at Cottage Hill
Halloween at PRSD
The Kings visit Magnolia
Alta Sierra Staff on Halloween
Kids at work at Cottage Hill
One of our Trustees enjoying Arete Art Night
Parent and Student work on their Art Work
Character Counts Assembly at Alta Sierra
Ms. Baker's class on Halloween
Garden Learning at Alta Sierra
Professional Art Lessons at Alta Sierra
Mary Newberry
Parent and Student work on their Art Work
Mary Newberry
Outdoor learning at Alta Sierra
Library Opening at Cottage Hill
Constitution Day at Alta Sierra
Therapy dog at Alta Sierra
Magnolia has attitude and spunk!
Mary Newberry
Library Opening
Mary Newberry
The Lions Club gives back to Alta Sierra
Magnolia Girls Basketball Team
Library Opening
Mary Newberry

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.

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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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