P-EBT benefit is for students that would usually receive free or reduced price meals. Mount Shasta Farmers’ Market (Mondays, 3:30-6:00 pm on E.Castle street in downtown Mt. Shasta) offers Market Match where you can use these funds. The deadline to apply for P-EBT is July 15, and you can apply here: https://ca.p-ebt.org/en/info. Here is the flyer for the farmers' market: https://5il.co/hmyw
https://media.oregonstate.edu/media/t/1_d1qomwa1 This link takes you to a 50-minute video that was produced through the Oregon Parenting Education Consortium that a parent shared with me and thought it might be of interest to our families. The video focuses on self-care strategies in the context of this virus and this uniquely stressful time in which we find ourselves.
The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages. For more information, please visit: https://caparentyouthhelpline.org/
Here's a link to the video recording of last night's Google Meet Q & A with the superintendent: https://youtu.be/gyB0hmMbyWE
One last post for today - We are excited to share information about a new way of thinking about the school experience that our teachers are embracing for next year. It's called the flipped classroom, and we feel it fits perfectly into a distance learning or blended learning model. The video at this link will give you more information about this concept. Please check it out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojiebVw8O0g&feature=youtu.be
Please take this one-question survey about how you envision your child returning to learn in the new school year. Your input is vital to our planning! Thank you. https://forms.gle/9sB9frXLU7MeP3uq5
The online Google Meet with the superintendent starts at 7:00 tonight. https://meet.google.com/wib-fzwa-ino
Tonight the superintendent invites you to another online information session and Q & A opportunity. He will share the latest news from the state, some thoughts regarding next school year, and will let you know how you can become involved in planning. We hope you will be able to attend. Here is the link to the Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/wib-fzwa-ino
This week we celebrate our classified employees and their vital contribution to student learning and well being. We have classified members who are feeding our students, cleaning and sanitizing our schools to keep our staff safe, keeping vital office and library services going, delivering meals and learning packets, and assisting our teachers with lesson preparation and student contact during distance learning. We are grateful and celebrate the efforts of our classified employees!
Mark your calendars now for the next session of Q & A with the Superintendent - Thursday, May 21, starting at 7:00 via Google Meet. Mr. Barnhart will share information received from today's May Revise of the governor's budget as well as information regarding the status of planning for next school year. We will issue reminders as the event draws closer; here is the link to the Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/wib-fzwa-ino
At last night's board meeting (5/13/2020), the trustees adopted the following grading policy, which differs slightly from the first reading a month ago. If you have any questions, please check with your child's teacher or your school's principal. The policy is pasted here for your convenience: Grade TK-3 teachers will continue their report cards as best as they can given the limitations with distance learning. Grade 4-5 teachers will use credit, no credit, and credit + in recording student grades. Grade 6-8 teachers will continue using A-F while taking into account the special circumstances and effects of the COVID-19 virus on student progress.
If there are any families looking for additional food, please take note of the following: Call St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at (530) 926-3061 and leave a message any time. Call for food. Volunteers will return your call, ask how many in the family, and ages of kids to package appropriate food items. Volunteers respond to calls on Mon, Wed, and Fri. They will arrange a time for you to come and pick up the food.
Teacher Appreciation Week is here! Please join us in thanking our teachers for all they do, especially given all the recent changes facing all of us lately.
It’s not too late to respond to the 2020 Census while being safe and practicing social distancing at home. Once you have responded, please encourage your family, friends, and loved ones to complete the census, too.
Barry Barnhart, the district's superintendent, will host a Google Meet on Wednesday evening, April 29, at 7:00 to give you an update on the state's COVID-19 decisions and how they relate to our district moving forward. He'll share the latest info and take your questions. This will be the first in a series of meetings he will host, and we welcome your participation. Here is the link to the meeting. https://meet.google.com/rnf-ctka-iqu
Immunizations: Before COVID-19 happened I had sent out immunization letters. Please continue to follow up with them and drop off your paperwork to the Sisson office M-F between10-4 or your doctor can fax it to Sisson at 926.2152. If you have any questions you can call the school at 926.3846 ext.101 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and miss all of you!
Earlier this month, the school board had its first reading regarding the grading policies of the district in the context of our distance learning model. In line with guidance from the California Department of Education, students’ grades can only go up from where they were when we switched to distance learning; the grades cannot go down. For questions regarding your child’s specific grade level and grading, please reach out to your child’s teacher or principal.
Preserve the memories of this unique school year. Order your yearbook with the following link. https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1005582/Sisson-School/2020-Yearbook/2020020104150254351/CATALOG_SHOP/?utm_content=YBK-Comp1-CTA-Btn&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=YBK_MER488748929_COVID19_ADVISOR_NONBUYER_HARBOR_3of4__20200415&utm_source=exacttarget&utm_term=All+Subscribers
We continue to refine our distance learning model, and to do that, we need your feedback too. Please take a moment to respond to the short survey at the following link. Thank you! https://forms.gle/7YuRDm9jmAcMrTSr6
Do you have a specific teacher you want to request for your child for next school year? We will be building those classes soon, and we need to hear from you if you'd like to make a selection. This year, we are accepting teacher requests via email or a simple note dropped off at your school's office. Please have your requests in by the end of April.
Due to Monday, April 13, being a non-school day, school lunches will be served on Tuesday, April 14 for Tuesday and Wednesday, and they will again be served on Thursday, April 16, for Thursday and Friday. Please call your school's office with any questions.
Friday's Parade Route ATTENTION ALL MSUSD FAMILIES! MSUSD Parade will depart MSE on Friday, April 10th at 1:00pm Families PLEASE remember to follow the SOCIAL DISTANCING when watching the parade from any part of the route. DO NOT form any group or crowd outside of the people living in your home. Times at certain areas are approximates. BE SAFE! WE MISS YOU ALL! CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU ALONG THE ROUTE! Parade Route: Lynda Smith will be leading parade in our school bus. Departing from MSE at 1:00 pm Left on Alma Left on Pine, which turns into Lassen. Lassen to N. Old Stage Rd. (1:05pm) Right on N. Old Stage Rd. Left on Audobon. Right on Davis Place. (1:10pm) Left on N. Old Stage to Deetz Rd. Right on Deetz (1:25pm) Right on Summit Drive to Abrams Lake Right on Abrams Lake (1:35pm) Left on N. Old Stage Road Fish Hatchery (1:45pm) Continue south on Old Stage to Azalea Left on Azalea (1:55pm) Follow Azalea to Park and Ride and cross Highway 89 (2:00pm) Continue heading north on S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. to Glen Mar. Right on Glen Mar and make first right and make Glen Mar loop (2:05pm) Right on S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. Right on Old McCloud Left on Washington (2:10pm) Left on Ida to Mt. Shasta Blvd. Right on S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (2:15pm) Left on High Street Right on Mill Right on Water (2:20pm) Left on S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. Right on McCloud Avenue Left on Jefferson (2:25pm) Left on Rockefellow Right on Ski Bowl Right on Pine Ridge (2:35pm) Left on Shasta Ave. Left on Ski Bowl Right on Rockefellow (2:45pm) Right on Caroline Left on Shasta Left on Carmen Right on Rockefellow, which turns into E. Ivy Right on N. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (2:50pm) Right on Ski Village Right on Everitt Memorial and merge right onto Lake. (3:00pm) Right on Pine Left on Ivy Left on Spring Left on Jessie Right on Cedar and back to MSE!! (3:10pm)
Be sure to check out the Parent Resources section under the Menu link from your school's web page for Covid-19 resources from the school and our community.
My website has some short videos for help with math and technology. I’ll also have a link during videoconferencing times for math help. Please contact me if you think of anything I can add which would be helpful. bit.ly/mrwolmar
The county superintendent of schools just issued a statement saying Siskiyou County schools will not reopen to students this current school year and affirming schools' commitment to distance learning. For the full text of his press release, please see the first story in the news section of your school's web page. We remain committed to continuing students' learning within this new landscape and look forward to partnering with our families to do so.
Sisson office will be open M-F from 9-2. If you have any questions please contact Sisson office at 926.3846. Thanks for your understanding and stay well.
We hope everyone is doing well. The Sisson staff was hard at work today. We miss all of you. The pick up schedule is attached. If you need your music instrument please let us know at your pick up time and we’ll get it for you. All 6-8 lockers have been cleared out and your belongings will be in your classroom bag. See you tomorrow or Wednesday. Call the office at 926-3846 if you have any questions or concerns.
This message is regarding school lunches. Student lunches are available for pick-up daily at both school sites from 11:00 to 12:00 for anyone 18 and younger. If you would like a lunch for your child, please call your school's office as soon as possible.
Curb-side learning materials pick-up is scheduled to occur on Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1 depending on who your child’s teacher is. Your child’s teacher will contact you on Monday, March 30, with your scheduled pick-up time, and we will try to combine pick-up times for students who are siblings. Please call your school’s office with questions.
Mount Shasta Union School District will be conducting a drive thru distribution of daily prepared lunches, free of charge for all children ages 18 and younger. Meals will be available for pickup twice per week at both Mount Shasta Elementary and Sisson Schools. The first pickup is scheduled for Monday, March 30 from 11:00 to noon. If you would like to order lunches for your children please call either school office, tomorrow, Friday, March 27 from 9:00 to noon for MSE and from 8:00-11:00 for Sisson.
We've posted a letter updating families on what to expect academically after spring break ends. Please check the first news article on our web page/app or our latest Facebook post for the details.
Here is a link posted by NPR and updated yesterday with some helpful information for parents: https://www.npr.org/2020/03/13/814615866/coronavirus-and-parenting-what-you-need-to-know-now
Due to effects caused by today's press conference by the governor and by the inclement weather, we are closing school tomorrow, Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17. Please check your school's website or Facebook page for the details. School offices will be open tomorrow and Tuesday if you have questions.
Sisson Track parent meeting on Wednesday, March 18 has been cancelled. All 5th-8th graders interested MUST pick up a packet in the office and return all forms to Holly in Sisson Office. Thanks Mrs. Riccomini
To see an additional letter we are sending home today that deals with activities surrounding our schools, please see the second news article on our app and website.
To see a copy of the letter we are sending home with all students today regarding our latest planning around the Coronavirus, please go the news section of our app or website; the language from the letter appears as the first news item.
Minimum day today, March 11th. Dismissal at 12:30.
Daylight savings on Sunday! Don't forget to change your clocks ahead!
SISSON TRACK TEAM MEETING: ALL 5TH - 8TH GRADE BOYS AND GIRLS INTERESTED IN BEING ON THE SISSON TRACK TEAM, THERE IS A MANDATORY ATHLETE/PARENT MEETING AT SISSON ON MARCH 16TH AT 5:30PM. YOU MUST ATTEND IN ORDER TO BE ON TEAM. ALL ATHLETES MUST ALSO HAVE A CURRENT SPORTS PHYSICAL ON FILE. THANK YOU!
MOST CURRENT INFORMATION ABOUT CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) IN CA: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/nCOV2019.aspx Please check this link for information. We are poised to work closely with local and state authorities to keep you informed and to respond appropriately as the situation evolves. If you have any questions, please contact your school's office.
If you have not completed the Sisson Parent/Caregiver survey, please check your email for a survey link. Your feedback is appreciated.
The census is coming in March 2020. You will receive a postcard detailing how you can safely and confidentially complete your form online or request a paper form. Remember to count everyone in your house, including young children. Learn more at www.californiacensus.org.
Both Sisson basketball teams fought hard battles against Yreka, but came up short. Congrats on 2nd place for both teams and for very successful seasons. Thank you to all the parents who supported our Cubs and for all the drivers who assisted in getting our athletes to all of our away games. We could not do it without all of your support!
Both Sisson boys basketball teams won their first games today in the League Tournament in Yreka. The B Team will play in the championship game at 4:30pm and the A Team at 5:30pm. The Cheerleaders will be competing in the Cheer competition at 2:00pm. Go Cubs!
No school on Monday, February 10, in observance of Lincoln’s birthday.
Sisson Gear Music Fundraiser Sportsmen's Den and Sisson School have partnered to bring you the best pricing on all your Cub apparel! Go online to http://sisson2020.itemorder.com
Below is the link to the 2019/2020 Sisson Site Council Parent/Caregiver Survey. Our goal is to receive 200 responses. Please take the survey by Friday, February 14th. https://forms.gle/DZmNUp5QCX5s7RFT7
One bus run today, January 27th in the afternoon.
This post is to remind you that there is no school this coming Monday, January 20, 2020 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Due to heavy snow and more in the forecast, school is closed for today, Thursday, January 16. School resumes at the normal time for a regular school day tomorrow, Friday, January 17.
Just a reminder that it’s a minimum day today. 12:30 p.m. dismissal. Happy Holidays!
Friday is a Minimum Day, dismissal at 12:30 pm. Winter Break...Dec.23-Jan.3. Happy Holidays! See you next year!!!
For Giving Tuesday tomorrow, you may want to consider joining in the effort to bring a greenhouse to the Sisson campus. You can find out how to donate at https://northstategives.org/schoolcafe
Sisson Talent Show tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the gym. Hope to see you there.
Reminder that today and all of next week are minimum days for Sisson and MSE. Sisson dismissal is 12:30 p.m.
Here is a link to Nurse Patty's newsletter regarding head lice. Please review it at your convenience and call your school's office if you have any questions. https://5il.co/b4x4
The MSE and Sisson Walk to School Day is this week on Wednesday, October 2. We will meet at 7:45 at City Hall in downtown Mt. Shasta and walk north from there and then split up at the Alma intersection. Please join us!
Check out this flyer about how you can learn about developing a Positive Behavior Support Plan for your child together with your child's teacher if appropriate. https://5il.co/agnf
Check out this flyer about a free upcoming workshop on communication and communication styles. A free meal and free childcare is provided. https://5il.co/agn4
Our Title I Parent Night is Tonight, 9/19, at 7:00 at the MSE cafeteria. If your child is receiving extra support in reading or math at Sisson or MSE, come find out more and meet the teachers! They will give ideas on how you can help your child at home too. Child care provided.
Thursday, September 19 is Picture Day! You can order your pictures online or bring in the form. Bring your "smile."
Wednesday, September 18th is a Minimum Day. Dismissal is at 12:30 pm.
Our parent group Partners In Education (PIE) is looking for parents who want to become involved. Please consider reaching out to them if you are interested. Here's a link to their flyer: https://5il.co/a8mi
Aeries Parent/Student accounts are now available. Please see attached photo for instructions on how to view student state testing score reports in Aeries.
There is a one-bus run today, September 12. Please contact your child's school with any questions.
SISSON: PICTURE DAY, Thursday, September 19. Flyers will be coming home. You can order by check or online.
Cross Country: Mandatory parent meeting for all Sisson Cross Country athletes and their parents! Monday, September 9th at 4:00pm in Sisson Gym Lobby. Please bring packet.
The county office of education released "Helping Youth Succeed," a publication packed with great info on a wide range of topics surrounding your child's well being. Check it out! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/458206/HelpingYouthSucceed.pdf
No school on Monday, September 2, in honor of Labor Day.
This year we will update the weekly newsletter on Fridays. On the App it’s listed under the documents heading and on the website it’s posted under the menu heading.
Hot food in the school lunches is coming soon! We kick off hot food service on Wednesday, 9/4, with corn dogs. The salad bar continues to be on the menu Monday-Friday along with hot food. Fridays will generally be chef salad so we can effectively finish out leftovers. Enjoy!
Here's a link to an informative article in North State Parent Magazine that highlights the School CAFE group and their role in bringing our new salad bars to both schools: https://northstateparent.com/2019/08/the-growth-of-mount-shastas-school-cafe/
Here's a quick update on our new salad bars at Sisson and MSE. The final parts needed for us to deploy the salad bars are in, and students should be able to start serving themselves soon. Hot food will follow soon after. Please reach out to your school's office with questions.
SISSON SCHOOL: Back-2-School night is Thursday, August 29. Check with your teacher regarding times.
VOLLEYBALL: Mandatory parent & player meeting for all Sisson 7th & 8th grade volleyball athletes. Wednesday, August 28th at 4pm for 8th grade and 5pm for 7th grade team in main gym. You can attend either meeting time if one works better for you. Please notify athletic director if you are unable to make the meeting. Thanks!
Wonderful first day of school. Thanks for sending us great kids. Regular dismissal time of 2:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Mindful Parenting Workshop with Roni Habib Monday August 19th, 6:00pm Weed Community Center 161 E Lincoln Ave
The Mindful Parenting Workshop with Roni Habib is a great opportunity to learn how you can use emotional intelligence and mindfulness work with your student at home as well as how these strategies can help you ground yourself in your own work and life. CONTINUED....
Open gym for 7th and 8th graders interested in volleyball today and Thursday from 4:30-5:30. Parents need to fill out medical consent in order to participate. Coaches will have forms.
Class lists will be posted on Wednesday, August 14 @ 9am in the Gym.
We're thrilled to announce our new app! Access cafeteria menus, news updates, emergency notifications, Sisson sports scores and more right from your pocket. Search for our app on Android or iPhone by typing "Mount Shasta USD."
Sisson office opened today. If there is anything we can do to assist you before the school year starts, please stop by, call, or email us.