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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

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!

Winter Break

No school December 19 - January 4.


Thank you for your continued support!


Support The Nevada County Food Bank with Kids Can!

Send non-perishable food to your child’s classroom from November 16-November 30.
What food should I donate?
Healthy, non-perishable food

Items with intact, un-opened, consumer or commercial packaging

Items with non-breakable packaging (no glass please)

Food within the expiration date on the packaging

What are the most requested food items?

Canned meats like tuna, chicken, turkey, ham, stew and chili

Canned vegetables

Pasta & pasta sauce

Beans, Rice

Healthy cereals

Peanut Butter

Baby food & baby formula

Please Read

Positive COVID Case & Reminder

Read A Thon

Look for the flier in your student's weekly packet!
There is a code specific for each student to read and get pledges for the library.
Eagles read daily!

Parent Teacher Conferences Rescheduled

Attached is an updated District calendar that reflects a change to Parent-Teacher Conferences that are normally held in October. They have been rescheduled for November 23rd and 24th, which will be asynchronous learning days for all students.

Veterans Day

There is no school on Wednesday, November 11.

No Early Birds!

Student drop off begins at 7:40am and 11:25am.
Please do not drop off students before these times.

Thank you!

First Day of School

The first day of school is Thursday August 20, 2020!
Blended model
AM time - 7:40 AM - 10:40 AM
PM time- 11:25 AM - 2:25 PM

Distance Learning - Your schedule is included in your first day packet.

Picture Retakes November 3

Picture retakes and makeups will be November 3, 2020
9:45am-12:00pm in the multipurpose room.
Distance learning families may bring their children during that time.
Please check in the office and we will work you in.
You may also take a headshot and email it to to be included in the yearbook.
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