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Magalia Schools - Pine Ridge and Cedarwood



January 29, 2016 

Dear Upper Ridge Parents,

The school district is currently exploring options to provide our students in Magalia the best learning environment to prepare them as 21st century learners, who are college and career ready. The issue of declining enrollment in PUSD must be addressed, particularly how this affects our schools with the lowest enrollment, in order to make the best decisions for the education we provide all of our students.

We will be communicating with parents in a variety of ways:

  1. Parent Survey - A survey will be sent via email to all Upper Ridge families that have provided the School District with an email address. Please respond to the survey as soon as possible. Paper copies of the survey will be available in the school offices for families without access to internet.

  2. Stakeholder Meetings - We will be holding several meetings at various locations over numerous dates and times to provide parent and community input. Please see below the schedule and plan to attend!

We value your input and collaboration in this process as we strive to ensure your child receives the best education possible.







Feb. 5


Pine Ridge School

13878 Compton Dr.


4:00 pm


Feb. 6


Pine Ridge School

13878 Compton Dr.


9:00 am


Feb. 10


Stirling City Community Hall

17044 Skyway

Stirling City

5:00 pm


Feb. 10


Cedarwood School

6400 Columbine Rd.


7:00 pm



TK and Kindergarten

Incoming 2016-17 *Transitional Kindergartners & *Kindergartners
TK & K Registration 
When: Begins Monday, February 1, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Where: All Paradise Unified School District Elementary Schools (listed below)
Paradise Elementary         588 Pearson Rd., Paradise 
Ponderosa Elementary 6593 Pentz Rd., Paradise
Pine Ridge School 13878 Compton Dr., Magalia
Cedarwood Elementary 6400 Columbine Rd., Magalia
*Kindergartner = Fifth birthday on or before September 1, 2016
*Transitional Kindergartner = Fifth birthday between September 2 and December 2, 2016

Public Notice



January 1, 2016




As a result of a new California law enacted on January 1, 2016:

  • Passing the California High School Exit Exam is no longer required to graduate from high school.
  • The California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) will NOT be administered at all this year.
  • The new law ends the requirement to pass the California High School Exit Exam to get a high school diploma during these three school years: 2015-2016, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018.
  • The new law requires school districts to grant high school diplomas to any student who completed grade 12 in the 2003–04 school year or a subsequent school year and has met all applicable graduation requirements other than the passage of the high school exit examination.
  • Any student who completed grade 12 in the 2003–04 school year or later and did not get a high school diploma only because of not passing the high school exit exam is urged to contact their last high school.
  • Paradise Unified School District will be sending letters to students’ last known address who are to be granted diplomas asking them to contact their last high school.

For information about obtaining diplomas, please contact the registrar:


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 nondiscrimination and related complaint procedures.
The District's nondiscrimination 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 x225). A copy of the
District's non­-discrimination policy is available from 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: ​
    Tayna Harter, 872-6429 
    at 6696 Clark Road, Paradise, CA 95969
  • Consolidated Categorical Aid Programs
    Michelle John
    872-6400, ext. 
    at 6696 Clark Road, Paradise, CA 95969​
  • Section 504
    Michelle John
    , 872-6400, ext. 
    at 6696 Clark Road, Paradise, CA 95969
  • Special Education Programs
    ​, Mary Ficcardi, 872-6400, ex 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

Notice of Public Hearing concerning Rescission of Waste Discharge Requirements for Pine Ridge School.
Click here for more details.

What's NEW



  • February 16, 2016 - Board of Trustees meeting - 6:30 pm at Paradise Intermediate School in the multipurpose room
  • February 11-16, 2016  - No School (President's Day/Weather Make-up Day)
  • PHS New Wednesday Schedule - Early Release at 2:31 pm. No Late Start Schedules
  • February 1, 2016 - TK & Kindergarten Registration 
  • March 3, 2016 - Minimum Day - Grades TK-8th
  • August 16, 2016 - First Day of School




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