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Message from the Superintendent

Dear Parents and Community Members,

Well, the craziness and opportunities continue with the heavy snowfall & precipitation we've had this past month! I continue to be impressed with the dedication, hard work, and flexibility of our staff as new opportunities present themselves.

We've had 17 weather watch days so far this school year, and nine snow days (11 for Donner Trail and we're at 11 for Kings Beach because of the construction delay at the start of school) and we're all looking forward to some sunny, dry weather!

As we've shared, we have been looking at ways to recover lost instructional time for our students, due to snow days. We canceled the upcoming district-wide minimum days scheduled on March 13 and May 8 to recover instructional time. We are also canceling the March 27 minimum day that is scheduled for middle schools. We hope to have an update for you next week on any additional ways we might recoup lost instructional time.

Each year we recognize our employees in five-year increments for their years of service to the youth in our district. At last week's board meeting, we recognized 71 people. Their combined years of service is an impressive 760 years! (Read more...)