North Tahoe Mission
North Tahoe School is committed to creating a safe, respectful, and responsible environment where all students achieve academic success through continual effort and growth. The committed work of our school community will result in all students being college and/or career ready for the 21st Century and prepared to be thoughtful and productive citizens.
Dear TTUSD families,
We were heartbroken to learn of the mass shooting at a Florida school today. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends of the victims and their entire school community.
These horrific situations are so difficult to understand, let alone explain to students. Below are a few resources to provide some support:
What we do to ensure student safety:
At TTUSD, safety is our top priority. We want to be as prepared as possible in the unlikely event of a disaster. Throughout the school year, we conduct numerous safety drills at each of our schools to ensure we are keeping our students and staff as safe as possible.
Over the past year, our district has been seeking opportunities to address armed intruder training for school sites and staff. After a great deal of research, we found a comprehensive training program called ALICE that we have implemented. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate. The ALICE training standard takes a departure from the traditional lockdown process that was in place in the District. ALICE embraces active decision making on the part of the staff and older students to address an armed intruder including an active shooter situation or threatening scenario.
Before school started for the 2017-2018 school year, administrators and teachers participated in an online ALICE training. In the fall, we employed certified trainers from the ALICE Institute to present training materials and run real-life active shooter scenarios with our teachers and select staff. The training included lockdown/barricade strategies and evacuation and counter drills which will prepare staff to react in the event of an on-campus intruder. Our next steps are to increase awareness for parents on our ALICE protocols through parent workshops and educate our students with age-appropriate information.
Our priority is to remain vigilant with campus safety and security at each of our school sites, and each school site has a comprehensive safety plan that they employ. Our schools are getting much-needed upgrades that include safety enhancements, thanks to funding from Measures E and U.
At TTUSD, we have strong partnerships with our local law enforcement and work closely with them to ensure student safety. We are incredibly fortunate to have two full-time School Resource Officers as part of our TTUSD team to help ensure our students feel safe and supported and can thrive both emotionally and academically. Officer Allyson Prero from Placer County Sheriff's Office is at our Lakeside schools, and Officer Brad Beers from the Truckee Police Department is at our Truckee schools. They are also active in our district safety committees and were a pivotal part of our decision to implement ALICE.
Rest assured that we take safety very seriously, and are committed to providing the safest place possible for students, staff and our community.
For more information on the ALICE program, please visit www.alicetraining.com.
Superintendent Chief Learning Officer
SKI SKATE WEEK
There will be no school February 19 - February 23, 2018, for Ski Skate Week. If your student is in need of a work permit during this break they may check in at the High School.
Second Annual Snowball Drop
Mark your calendars for the second annual Snowball Drop PTO Fundraiser
WHEN: Saturday, March 3 at 1:00 p.m. following the Snowfest Parade
WHERE: Tahoe City Winter Sports Park in downtown Tahoe City
WHAT: Purchase a $10 ticket (a “Snowball”) for a chance to win!
1st Place Prize $1,000 (sponsored by the Lakehouse Mall Property Management, Inc./The Motamedi Family)
2nd Place Prize $100
Don’t miss the fun! A “Snowball Fight” with the North Tahoe principals will follow the Snowball Drop, so come cheer on your Lakers!
Snowballs can be purchased through students at North Tahoe School and North Tahoe High School with cash, checks (made out to NT PTO) or ONLINE through PayPal. Tickets are also available at the Tahoe House Bakery in Tahoe City.Please include the student’s name and grade in the comments when purchasing your snowballs.
For every five snowballs sold, students will receive one free entry into the Snowball drop!
All proceeds from this fundraiser help our PTO fund school programs, supplies, field trips, and much more for North Tahoe School and North Tahoe High School students.
School begins at 8:45 a.m. and ends at 3:14 p.m.
Minimum day dismissal is 1:00 p.m.
Tuesdays: 7:30 - 8:20 academic support
Tuesdays: 7:30 Gate
Wednesdays: 7:30 - 8:20 academic support
Wednesdays: 7:30 Book Club
Fridays: 7:30 Eco-Action
Thursdays from 3:30 - 4:10 p.m.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Fan Club Meeting in the MS band room
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Incoming Freshman Parent Night
March 1, 2018
March 2, 2018
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Egyptian Museum
March 6, 2018
March 8, 2018
March 9, 2018
March 12, 2018
March 14, 2018