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*****Thank You Paradise USD Teachers*****Regular Board Meeting on May 17, 2016 at 6:30 PM ****** Public Hearing School Board Meeting on May 31, 2016 *****Calendars Available for 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 Under 'Quick Links'**********Notice of Auction of Surplus Assets May 10-17, 2016*****

May 3, 2016 - National Teacher Appreciation Day

 
Happy Teacher
 Appreciation
 Week!!!
May 2 - 6, 2016
 

 

Grades 6th-8th Independent/Home Study and Personalized Learning Programs

Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, Paradise Unified School District will be offering an alternative personalized middle school education that provides students opportunities to meet their educational needs by completing work either at home or through a combination of home and classroom learning. The program allows students to study at their own pace, within the framework of the written assignments, and to tailor the instruction and activities to match their own style of learning.
 
All Independent/Home Study students are actually enrolled at a school within the Paradise Unified School District and are entitled to any and all services that other students receive. If you and your student are interested in this style of learning, please contact Alisha Sant at 872-6400 ext. 225 to sign your student up.
 
For additional information, please see the Independent/Home Study and Personalized Learning Programs Brochure.

Upper Ridge Advisory Committee

PUSD Board of Trustees have taken action to form an Upper Ridge Advisory Committee for the purpose of recommending to the School Board any needed additional programs or reconfigurations for Pine Ridge and Cedarwood schools for the 2017-2018 school year. The recommendations will focus on taking these schools to the next level by increasing educational opportunities for all students.
 
Our committee will include administrators, classified personnel, and equal representation of teachers and parents/community members from Cedarwood Elementary and Pine Ridge School. Representation on this committee requires a commitment to meet at least monthly through November of 2016. The elected committee members will be presented to the Board of Trustees at the regularly scheduled May 17, 2016 school board meeting.
 
 

PUSD 2016-17 DRAFT LCAP

Please click on the link below to view the 2016-17 DRAFT LCAP.  During the month of April, the Superintendent will be responding to all questions and comments regarding this draft via email at dcolosky@pusdk12.org.
 
 
 

PUBLIC NOTICE: Notice of Auction of Surplus Assets

 
 
Notice of Auction of Surplus Assets
Paradise Unified School District
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Paradise Unified School District will conduct an auction of surplus assets beginning on or after Tuesday, May 10, 2016 and ending on or after Tuesday, May 17, 2016. The following items will be available for online auction on www.govdeals.com.
 
Miscellaneous vehicles
Miscellaneous maintenance/operations equipment
Miscellaneous golf cart
Miscellaneous welding equipment
Miscellaneous musical instruments/music stands
Miscellaneous furnishings
Miscellaneous school surplus
Descriptions and auction information regarding these items can be found at www.govdeals.com beginning on or after Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Type this URL into your internet browser and click on the item description as listed above to learn more about an item and to place an online bid for such item(s).
http://www.govdeals.com/ParadiseUnifiedSD
 
 
If you have any questions, please email at info@bvdconsulting.com and reference a particular item number and description in the email title. 

TK and Kindergarten

 
Incoming 2016-17 Transitional Kindergartners* & Kindergartners*
REGISTER NOW
 
 
 
Visit one of the following elementary schools to register:
(you must live within the attendance area)
 
*Kindergartner = Fifth birthday on or before September 1, 2016
*Transitional Kindergartner = Fifth birthday between September 2 and December 2, 2016
 
 
 

TK-5 Math Curriculum Adoption Process

Paradise Unified School Board and TK-5 teachers are in the process of adopting new math curriculum for grades TK-5. After an extensive evaluation process, we have narrowed our selection down to the following four math series:
 
1. Bridges Math - The Math Learning Center
 
2. Eureka Math - Great Minds
 
3. GO Math - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
 
4. My Math - McGraw-Hill
 
Parents and community members are welcome to preview the curriculum at the above websites. If you have any questions or comments regarding these four possible adoptions, please email Michelle John at mjohn@pusdk12.org.

PUSD Mission Statement

Paradise Unified School District Mission

The mission of Paradise Unified School District, as the educational leader of the community, is to graduate knowledgeable, productive, responsible citizens who are motivated to continue learning and are able to function successfully—with integrity—in a complex, changing world.

Adopted by PUSD’s Board of Education, Administrators, Teachers and Staff                       June 2004

PUSD’s Vision for Excellence –

  • The educational program educates the “whole child,” academically, socially, emotionally and physically.
  • All staff believes every student will learn and achieve.
  • Each student experiences an engaging, quality, rigorous curriculum with effective instructional practices.
  • Effective program options accommodate the interests and needs of all students.
  • Students and staff feel valued, respected and recognized for accomplishments and achievements.
  • All facilities are clean, safe, secure and inviting to students, parents, staff and the community. 
  • All decisions will ensure fiscal responsibility and solvency for the District.

Our District Educational Goals

  • Graduate 100% of our students by providing effective instruction, support and multiple pathway options. 
  • Provide leadership training and staff development to develop the skills, knowledge, strategies and experiences to successfully implement an effective instructional program and the goals of the PUSD Strategic Plan.
  • Provide school environments that are updated, clean, safe/secure, well equipped and supportive of the school community.
  • Communicate with and involve parents, community and staff so they are well informed and recognized for their contributions to student learning.

Statement of Non­-Discrimination

The Board of Education is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District
programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, ancestry,
national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or
mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic
information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or
group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
 
 
The Superintendent or designee shall notify students, parents/guardians, employees, employee
organizations, applicants for admission and employment, and sources of referral for applicants
about the District's policy on non-discrimination and related complaint procedures.
 
 
The District's Non-Discrimination Policy and related informational materials shall be published in a
format that parents/guardians can understand and, when required by law, in a language other than
English. Complaints alleging noncompliance with the District's policy of non-­discrimination
should be directed to Susan Davis, Deputy Superintendent, at the Paradise Unified School District
office (6696 Clark Road, Paradise, California, 95969; 530­-872-­6400 ext. 225). A copy of the
District's Non­-Discrimination Policy is available at the District Office.

Americans with Disabilities Act

District programs and facilities shall be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
and any implementing standards and/or regulations. The Superintendent or designee shall ensure
that the district provides auxiliary aids and services when necessary to afford individuals with
disabilities equal opportunity to participate in or enjoy the benefits of a service, program, or
activity. Individuals with disabilities shall notify the Superintendent or principal if they have a
disability that requires special assistance or services. Reasonable notification should be given prior
to the school­sponsored function, program, or meeting.

Complaints Regarding Specified Educational Programs

The PUSD Board of Education recognizes that the district has primary responsibility for ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations governing complaints about specified district educational programs. Those programs 
​and the 
designated unit to receive and investigate complaints shall be Paradise Unified School District Educational Services and its compliance designee(s). This unit shall ensure district compliance.​
 
  • Child Nutrition Programs
    ​, District Contact: ​
    Tanya Harter, 872-6429 
     at 6696 Clark Road, Paradise, CA 95969
  • Consolidated Categorical Aid Programs
    ​, 
    Michelle John
    ,  
    872-6400, ext. 
    ​225 
    at 6696 Clark Road, Paradise, CA 95969​
  • Section 504
    Michelle John
    , 872-6400, ext. 
    ​225 
    at 6696 Clark Road, Paradise, CA 95969
  • Special Education Programs,
     Mary Ficcardi, 872-6400, ext. 244​ 
    at 6696 Clark Road, Paradise, CA 95969

The Paradise Unified School District will receive and investigate complaints which allege unlawful discrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, race, ancestry, national origin, color, or physical or mental disability in any program or activity conducted by the district which is funded directly by, or that receives or benefits from, any state financial assistance. The district shall investigate and seek to resolve complaints at the local level and shall follow uniform complaint procedures when addressing such complaints.

District Office Hours

 
Office Hours
Monday - Friday 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
 
Summer Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Friday - 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 

Public Notices

Parent Notice of Potential Release of Student Information
Click here for more details.

What's NEW

 
  • Auction of Surplus Assets PUSD May 10-11, 2016
  • Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees - May 17, 2016 - 6:30 P.M. at Paradise Intermediate School in the multipurpose room 
  • LCAP and Budget Public Hearing School Board Meeting - May 31, 2016
  • Memorial Day - No School - May 30, 2016
  • TK-5th Grade - Last Day of School - Friday - June 3, 2016
  • 6th-12th Grade - Last Day of School - Thursday - June 2, 2016
  • First Day of School - August 16, 2016

 

 

 
 

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