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Sierra Harvest Food Sampling
Lets chow!
Mary Newberry
Alta Sierra has talent!!!
Whole School Assembly at Alta Sierra
Super Heroes or Green Screen Fun?
Spirit Day at Alta Sierra (Twin Day)
Mary Newberry
Students at play!
Art from Alta Sierra
Alta Sierra students perform
STEM projects at Cottage Hill
Magnolia Art
Mary Newberry
Mary Newberry
Mary Newberry
Ms. Baker's class on Halloween
Guest Chef at Alta Sierra
Cottage Hill Jog-a-Thon
Art from Alta Sierra
Garden Learning at Alta Sierra
Field Trip to the Snow!
Kids at work on Go Math
Kids interacting with Math
Alta Sierra Staff on Halloween
Library Opening at Cottage Hill
Welcome to the new Cottage Hill Library
Sue Sample - Classified Employee of the Year
Parent and Student work on their Art Work
The Therapy Dog visits Alta Sierra
Students at work
Drama at Magnolia
The Salvetti Family at the Library Opening
Outdoor learning at Alta Sierra
Parent and Student work on their Art Work
Art at Magnolia
Parent and Student work on their Art Work
Mary Newberry
Drama kids at play
Mr. Richardson leads our band
Mary Newberry
Magnolia Girls Basketball Team
Parent and Student work on their Art Work

Arete Art Night 2017

The Kings visit Magnolia
Magnolia has attitude and spunk!
Cottage Hill Library Opening
Rachel's Challenge visits Magnolia

Magnolia has accepted Rachel's Challenge!  #chainreaction

Halloween at Cottage Hill
Halloween at PRSD
SNOW!!! SNOW!!!  SNOW!!!
One of our Trustees enjoying Arete Art Night
Farm assembly at Alta Sierra
Professional Art Lessons at Alta Sierra
Technology thrives at Cottage Hill
Alta Sierra makes a splash at the County Art Show!
Art winners
Library Opening
Character Counts Assembly at Alta Sierra
Library Opening
Cottage Hill Mascot appears at the Jog-a-thon
Ahhh!  Is that Mrs. Montero or a hawk?
Mary Newberry
The Lions Club gives back to Alta Sierra
Law Day Field Trip
Cottage Hill Kids at Play
Holiday play at Alta Sierra
Therapy dog at Alta Sierra
Magnolia Girls Basketball
Kids at work at Cottage Hill
Cottage Hill Computer Lab in Use
Constitution Day at Alta Sierra

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California Healthy Kids Survey

Click the heading to review a sample survey that will be offered to 5th graders in December. Consent forms are required and will be sent home with 5th grade students in advance of the survey.

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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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STEAM EXPO @ NC Fairgrounds 9am-3pm
Date: 4/6/2019
Location: Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11410 McCourtney Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95949, USA
Board Meeting
Date: 4/9/2019, 5:30 PM 6:30 PM
CH Open House
Date: 4/11/2019, 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
Date: 4/12/2019
Spring Recess
Date: 4/15/2019 4/19/2019, 11:59 PM