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Yearbook Editor - volunteer needed

We are looking for a volunteer to assist in the editing of our yearbook. If you are looking for a way to get involved, this is a great opportunity!

The yearbook editor will help create our yearbook by organizing and designing pages with our very user-friendly software program.

If you are creative and feel like taking this role on, please reach out to the PTC.

School Picture Day

School pictures by LIfe Touch for TK-5th grade students
Please watch for a schedule from your child's teacher.
Makeup pictures are in October 13, 2021

Keep it Cool Its Time For School!

Join the Alta Sierra Elementary School PTC for a cool treat
Monday August 16, 5:00-6:00PM on the Alta Sierra School field.
Meet new families and see old friends too!

All grade levels welcome!


The pre-pandemic bus routes are back! Click the bus icon at the top of the page for all of the school route sheets.

Virtual Back to School Night - August 26, 2021

Due to the continued increase of COVID cases, all Back to School Night events will be virtual this year. It is not what we would like to see, but our focus is on keeping our schools open during the school day this fall.

Thursday August 26, 2021

You are invited to tune into our Virtual Back to School Night
You will receive a ZOOM invitation from your child’s teacher in your primary email address.

Our teachers have prepared a presentation to tell you about
curriculum, instructional goals and to give you information
that will help your child have a successful and enjoyable year.

The presentations are ZOOM meetings only.

Teacher Presentations
TK-K 6:00-6:20
1st / 2nd 6:25-6:45
3rd / 4th 6:50-7:10
5th 7:15-7:35

Job Openings!

Pleasant Ridge School District has multiple part-time job openings needing to be filled for the 2021/22 school year. Please click the heading for details and spread the word!

Welcome Back!

First Day Reminders and Resources.

Fair Tickets

Fair tickets for Scholar Students are available for picked up at Alta Sierra School Monday - Friday 7:00 - 3:30. The tickets are good for entry into the fair on Wednesday, August 11th between 10:00 AM-6:00 PM. Call the school office 272-2319 if you have any questions, and have a great time at the Fair!

Free Summer Meals Program: June 14 - August 2

This summer, the Pleasant Ridge Union School District will offer families free meals beginning on Monday, June 14 through Monday, August 2. Children aged 18 and younger and special education students aged 22 and younger will be given meals on Mondays that will last for the whole week (both breakfast and lunch).

Families may pick up their meals from Cottage Hill Elementary from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM every Monday. Meals will not be provided on Monday, July 5 (holiday), but instead on Tuesday, July 6.

Meals will be limited in quantity and given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parent Update #2

CDC releases new school guidelines for COVID 19 Prevention

Kindergarten Roundup Slide Show and ZOOM recording

If you missed our ZOOM meeting on March 24, please call the office for details on kindergarten.
A slide show is available under the parents tab / getting ready for kindergarten
ZOOM recording link below

Spirit Days - May 24 - 28th

Monday - Vacation Day
Tuesday - Twin Day
Wednesday - Sport Day
Thursday - Rainbow Day
Friday - Freaky Friday

Emergency Broadband Benefit

On April 29th, 2021, the FCC announced that on May 12, 2021, eligible households will be able to apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit. The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary FCC program to help households struggling to afford internet service during the pandemic. Eligible households will be able to enroll in the program to receive a monthly discount off the cost of broadband service from an approved provider. Please click the title ("Emergency Broadband Benefit") above for more information.

Learn At Home Days - Thursday and Friday

Good afternoon PRUSD Families,

In January, PRUSD staff had the opportunity to receive the first shot of the COVID-19 vaccination. February 17th is the scheduled date for the second shot for our staff. Reports have concluded that more people have a reaction to the second shot than the first which could keep them out of school. For this reason, we are moving instruction on February 18th and 19th to distance learning. Teaching and learning will be via distance learning on those two days. We will resume back to the regular hybrid schedule on February 22nd. We hope that this is one more step that our staff has taken to get all students back on our campuses.

Thank you for your continued support and flexibility.

Book Drive March 15 thru March 26. We need your help! Let's help spark a LOVE for reading!!

Alta Sierra Student Council is working with the Advocates of Nevada County to help get books into the hands of local children in foster care.
* We need books for children ages 1 - 13 years old
* We have a goal of collecting 150 new or gently used books
* We especially need board books, easy readers, and chapter books
* Donation drop box will be in the MPR

The Great Kindness Challenge January 25-29

We all want kind kids. Please take time to help your children visualize and then demonstrate kindness.
Each student will have a kindness planning sheet and a grid to record their acts of kindness.
Take a picture or two of your child being kind and send it to or to your child's teacher.
Lets spread a lot of kindness in our community.

4th-5th Grade Cross Country

We want you to join 4th and 5th grade Cross Country!

Parent meeting: Tuesday March 2, 2021


Meet on the field

If you cannot attend, email

Coach: Mrs. Alonso

Practices: Tues and Thurs 2:45-3:45PM

Meets: Schedule to follow. We will have 4 meets.

Read Across America Spirit Week - March 1st - 5th

Alta Sierra will be celebrating Dr. Seuss during the week of March 1st - 5th.
Monday - Send a picture of your favorite Dr. Seuss book to :

Tuesday - Crazy Sock Day

Wednesday - Backwards Day - Wear your clothes backwards

Thursday - Crazy Hat/Hair Day

Friday - Dress as a Dr. Seuss character or your favorite book character

Make the Season Bright!

Help us make the season bright for Alta Sierra by creating a dazzling light display on campus! 

Donate your unwanted light strings, rope lights, blow up characters, extension cords, etc.  Bring items to the lower parking lot, where there will be a collection box at the base of the stairs to the office starting next Monday, December 7th.

Want to help us decorate? Join us on December 10th and 11th from 2:30PM until dark.

Please do not send us a giant tangle of lights or lights that only light on one side. Please put your lights in a plastic bag and if possible, let us know what color they are or multi-colored. Thank you!

In a time when we cannot host our usual holiday events, such as Mistletoe Mall or Pancake Breakfast with Santa, we are excited to bring joy and cheer to our families by Lighting up the Holidays!

Please direct any questions to the school office and thank you again for helping us create new ways to stay connected as a community.

Fundraiser for Alta Sierra- On going throughout the year

A fun way to help raise money for Alta Sierra Elementary School. PTC is so excited to bring to you a great, easy, and fun way to help raise money for Alta Sierra Elementary School.

Shopping! Shopping! Shopping! Help us keep our programs open. A percentage of your purchase goes to our school! Over 400 + premium and other favorite stores available to choose from.

You can start immediately and use the link to shop all year!
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