Committed to student learning through teaching excellence in a supportive environment.

Welcome to Placer Union

We invite you to visit our high schools and district campus, discovering for yourself why Placer Union is in the vanguard of innovative California school districts. Talented students and their families, along with supportive communities and a dedicated staff and school board all factor into the equation for student success during the high school years and beyond.

Our high school communities are nestled in the
Northern California Sierra Foothills, east of Sacramento. 

School Reopening

Please read Superintendent Sziraki's 7.31.20 Update and '20-21 welcome message below with PUHSD's proposed reopening plan to accommodate student learning choices, public health protocols, and ever-changing challenges in this era of COVID-19. We can do this together! (Scroll for details and summary infographics, or open in Docs or PDF.)

After Exposure Protocal & Distancing Protocol in .JPG format or together in slide form 

No WiFi for Distance?
If your family does not have access to WiFi during this time of distance learning, we want to hear from you. Call 530.886.4440 and let us know your situation so we can recommend a solution. You may qualify for a district-provided hotspot for the duration of distance learning.

If you are making a trip near a PUHSD high school, students can synch their account by connecting to our open public WiFi. There are many ways to use your chromebook offline. For example, here’s how to to set Gmail to work offline

Again, if a student cannot consistently access WiFi via family, friend, or local business during distance learning, please contact us at 530.886.4440 or fill out our request form for assistance. We are committed to finding you a solution.

More District News 

The PUHSD Board of Trustees welcomes student representatives in an advisory capacity to its bi-monthly meetings. The "student voice" vote is critical to governance conversations as the district continues forward with student-centered initiatives and outcomes. Their story and writing talent was recently selected for a feature article for the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) online magazine. Click to read. Best wishes to last year's student trustees: Thea, Mackenzie, Madison & Alexander. Thanks for sharing your gifts.

Resources for Students        

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Contact Info

Due to COVID-19, the District Office is currently closed to the Public, with appointment only accessibility.

As of 8/3/20 Office Hours:  Monday-Friday, 9 am-12 pm and 1 pm-3pm Phones will be automated and monitored during office hours. Please make an appointment directly with the person or department you need.  A face covering is required when conducting business in person at the office.

Admin Services - Business Department (Developer Fees/Payroll/Benefits): 530-886-4413
Educational Services (Transcripts/Curriculum/Work Permits): 530-886-4406
Pupil Services (Special Education/Student Transfers): 530-886-4434
Human Resources: 530-886-4401
Superintendent: 530-886-4405
Tech Center: 530-886-4440
Maintenance: 530-886-4460
Child Nutrition: 530-886-4471

Please see directory for district staff direct numbers:
Telephone Directory 

Map & Directions
District Address

District Calendar

COVID Status

In a July 17 press conference, Governor Gavin Newsom shared updated COVID-19 criteria from the CA Department of Health regarding the safe reopening of schools for in-person instruction for the 2020-21 academic year. "School districts may reopen for in-person instruction at any time if they are located in a local health jurisdiction (e.g. county) that has not been on the county monitoring list within the prior 14 days." PUHSD Leadership will continue to work closely with regional superintendents and monitor Placer County Public Health to determine a safe reopening of our schools. Thank you for your patience.



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School Board

Placer Union's Board of Trustees holds public meetings throughout the school year, including  periodic joint meetings with local pre-K-8 districts and Sierra Community College. View their agendas online or visit their webpage for meeting dates and profiles on these five dedicated public servants.

Local Control

Action Plan

Executive Order (EO) N-56-20 was established on April 22, 2020, to address the impact of continued school closures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the local educational agencies' ability to conduct meaningful annual planning, and the ability to meaningfully engage stakeholders in these processes. EO N-56-20 approved the waiver for the Local Control and Accountability Plan and Budget Overview for Parents requirements and established in its place the requirement that PUHSD adopt a COVID-19 Operations Written Report and Maidu Virtual Charter Academy COVID-19 Operations Written Report by June 30, 2020.



The PUHSD Board of Trustees has adopted new graduation requirements. Click to learn more.



PUHSD staff and faculty are committed to a professional code of conduct that is articulated in two documents: Board Policy & Exhibit. In alignment with the code of conduct, Placer Union is committed to being an equal opportunity organization.