Construction Projects Underway!
In November of 2014, our community generously passed two bond measures, Measures E and U to upgrade our school facilities. Since the election, we have been working diligently on these upgrade projects and construction is now underway at Truckee High School, Tahoe Lake Elementary, and Donner Trail.
More information on Measures E and U and all of our upgrade projects can be found here.
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
Good flu prevention
-If you are ill, please stay home!
-If you have a fever, stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone.
-Clean your hands (washing is the best, alcohol gel is next best)
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth (germs spread this way)
-Use proper coughing etiquette and cover your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing
-Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces (keyboards, doorknobs, phones, etc.)
According to the Tahoe Forest Hospital, it’s not too late to get a flu shot because:
-flu season is not over until the end of April
-other flu strains may pop up later in the season
-if you do get the flu – your signs and symptoms are less severe, if you’ve had the flu vaccine
We want your input!
Dear Community Members,
As Superintendent Chief Learning Officer, I want to thank you for everything you do to support the education of our students. I am very proud of our award-winning schools that provide students with challenging and engaging learning opportunities. We accomplish this through collaboration with students, parents, staff, and the community – all united in dedication to our children’s futures.
I want to keep you updated on the District’s ongoing efforts to maintain pathways to the success of all our students. We know that in order to maintain a high-level of academic excellence for every student, we must prepare students to compete in the technologically advanced, highly competitive 21st-century economy. Classroom instruction must keep pace with newer educational technology, and our schools must teach students the skills they need to succeed in a globally competitive age.
To address these needs, the District has begun to solicit community feedback, including from parents, students, teachers, principals, staff, and members of the greater community about their priorities for the Districts’ schools.
Over the coming months, we will be launching a broader community outreach effort to continue to engage residents and get their feedback.
Your input is invaluable to us and I encourage you to join the conversation by filling out our Community Feedback Form. Thank you!
Robert J. Leri, Ed.D.
Superintendent Chief Learning Officer
Getting More Information
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Upcoming District-Wide Events
February 27, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Adult Education: Parents in Action Training
February 28, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Board of Education Meeting - Student Voice Panel