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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!
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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.
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No Early Birds!

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

Thank you!
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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.
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School Pictures Thursday September 17

School picture day is this Thursday September 17.
Session A - Classes start pictures at 8:30
Session B- Classes start pictures at 12:00
Distance Learning - 2:45-4:15 in MPR
Distance learning families, you may email a "headshot" to if you choose.
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Back to School Night!

Back to School Night

Thursday, September 3, 2020

You are invited to tune into our Back to School Night
ZOOM presentations on Thursday, September 3rd.
This is the most important information of the year.
The 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.
ZOOM links will be sent to your primary email.

Teacher Presentations
TK H / K H&DL 6:00-6:20
TK-DL & 1st H&DL 6:25-6:45
2nd / 3rd H&DL 6:50-7:10
4th /5th, 5th H&DL 7:15-7:35
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2020 - A Dedication from your principal

The year started off as all years have done
With Laughter, new friends, new clothes and such fun.
Playing two touch and tag
Remember The Color Run
And Rally Round the Flag?

An Eagle, you found, you were quick to become
Be kind,
Be a good sport,
Include everyone,

A rumor of a great wind was blowing.
The month of October, usually glowing
With full moons and pumpkins, orange leaves on the trees
Turned dark, and still with no electricity!

Yes, I must say,
You were the first to live through a PSPS day!
A few days out of school seemed novel and fun
But the tv and fridge and A/C didn’t run!

Whew! November came and back to routine;
Morning announcements and events in the O.C.
Bring on the traditions of Mistletoe Mall,
Holiday performances, art and all
A.R and Caught ya’s growth a plenty
And then the calendar turned to 2020

The Space Race was a fun competition,
You all cheered when the points were given
You wanted that scepter to show off your skills
Of giving space to each other both up and down hills.
Who was that judge that gave one point or two?
I think it was Mrs. O or Mrs. Perillioux.

In February, you continued to grow and succeed
The Lions Club reading contest was intense indeed!
So much math and writing and reading,
We were excited to see where this year was leading.
Two thirds of the school year was over
Another “first” was just around the corner

March thirteenth became the last day,
The last day in a classroom anyway.
Learning changed from school room to your room
From your school desk to your teacher’s Zoom.

Art and project through emails we show
Announcements and jokes were now on video.
Virtual spirit days and Zoom
Packets and google classroom.
Those are all great but can never replace
Hearing your voice and seeing your face.

We will be ready to see you next year.
You have the foundations when you return here
And if you don’t know how to do it
Just say..
“I just don’t know this….YET.”

Mr. Bivens
May 8, 2020
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Monday Packet Pickup for distance learners

Monday, August 24 is a packet pick up day for distance learning families
Please come to the MPR at Alta Sierra:
all teachers:
Kelley, Heyl, Yant, Whitney, Welch, Willis/Hendricks, Mullholland, Koenn.

If you can't make that time, please notify the office.

Thank you!
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Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 school year

Preschool, TK, and Kindergarten Registration is April 20, 2020

You can pick up a registration packet at the school office starting at 8:00 on Monday, April 20th, for all programs. After April 20th, registration materials will be available in the district office. Packets can be turned in the same day until 5:00 at Alta Sierra, or at any day after that at the District Office 8:30AM-2:00PM
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While we often thank our teachers every day, it’s during Teacher Appreciation Week when we like to pause and really show our love for the teachers in our lives. We encourage you to tell your teacher how much you…

Love (❤️) how they encourage you in special ways
Like (👍) what’s happening in their virtual classroom
Celebrate (🎉) their achievements with students
Care about (😍) their commitment to students and families
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Virtual Spirit Week!

Make your day and the day of your classmates!
1. Participate in each event for the day
2. Take a picture of yourself
3. email the picture to or
4. Have your parents use the link sent to their email.
5. Look at the pictures from you classmates!
6. Enjoy
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Planning for 2020-2021

Help us design what instruction will be like for learning for the 2020-2021 school year. Please complete the survey linked to this message. Click the "Read Full Story" button on the popup to enter the survey.
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Bingo Night

Yeah! Thursday February 27th is Bingo Night
5:00 - doors open to grab a seat and purchase some food
6:00 - games begin
7:30 - head home a winner!
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Mental Health Notification

Our staff cares about the mental health of our students. If you think your child may need additional mental health support, we want to help you get started. The link below contains the information necessary to learn about countywide services that are available.
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Attendance Matters

There are so many colds and flus going around this time of year.
Here is a guide for deciding when a student is ready to return to school.
When you are healthy, be at school!
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Great Attendance!

Mr. Nat's 4th grade and Mrs. Hollister/Mrs. Shureen's 5th grade classes had perfect attendance this past week!

Seven other classes had only ONE absence!

Attend today, achieve tomorrow!
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Honor Roll School

We’re proud to report that Alta Sierra has been named an Honor Roll school by Educational Results Partnership, a data science organization that recognizes high-performing, achievement gap-closing schools across the state. Sponsored by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence, the ERP Honor Roll is the only school recognition program in the state that uses student achievement outcome data, and is a valuable resource for all schools to identify successful peers and learn about best practices that improve student success. This year, the California Honor Roll recognized 1,831 higher-performing schools out of over 10,000 schools in the state. For more info on @edresults and the ERP Honor Roll program, visit:
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Be an Attendance HERO!

May is such an important month for learning. This is the time of year when student growth really reaches its peak. This time of year is the final push to solidify each student's foundation to be ready for the next grade.
Did you know that the average number of missed school days is 7? Thats right. Only 7. Even with all of the strep throat, flu and other illnesses.
Be a H.E.R.O
Be sure to have your student Here at school, Everyday, Ready to learn and On time.
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Morning Drop Off is 7:35AM

Students cannot be dropped off prior to 7:35AM when staff report for playground supervision. This includes the upper and lower parking lots.
Thank you for adjusting your schedules!
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Mistletoe Mall Dec 11-13, 2019

Our Mistletoe Mall will be coming to the school December 11th-13th. This is a very special opportunity for our kids to practice the spirit of giving this holiday season. This is NOT a fundraiser and is operated solely for the benefit of our children. A shopping list will be sent home with your child this Thursday. You can help them fill it out if you'd like them to participate.

The Mall wouldn't be possible without the help of volunteers. Please follow the link to see if you're available to help at all.
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Animals at School

We all love to share and look at puppies, kitties and lizards..ok maybe not lizards. However, we must insist that you leave all of your cute family pets at home. Whether its before, during or after school, animals must remain off campus.

Thank you for your understanding.
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