Fostering a Supportive Learning Environment.

Parent Info

PROTECT YOUR CHILD'S CHROMEBOOK
PUHSD offers a Chromebook Protection Plan to all families, new and returning. This annual investment will enroll your child's laptop in a program that will minimize out-of-pocket costs in the event of damage. The cost is $30, payable at your school office. See the details by clicking the plan link below.
The Chromebook Protection Plan will cover damages going forward from August 1. If you have questions, contact Mick Shatswell at 530.886.4440.

A UNIQUE PORTAL for placer union
First-time users, check your email in mid-July for information about activating your portal account. If you're having difficulty, contact your school directly or email Stacy Petrovich at spetrovich@puhsd.k12.ca.us

UPDATING YOUR CHILD'S INFORMATION
Log in to the portal to update your child's information and review all annual notices. Once complete, your child's schedule will be viewable on the portal or handed out at your school's launch event. 

HELP YOUR CHILD ACTIVATE ACCOUNTS
Once you have access to your "parent" portal, look for the Perm ID# next to your child's name on the info tab. This is the password for all new students to activate their own G Suite account. Visit the Resources for Students page for details on their username and password. Once a student is able to check this email account, they'll have a message that explains how to activate a "student" portal account in Aeries.

PHONING HOME
We keep you up-to-date with our home communication system: School Messenger. To replay messages previously sent, call (855) 608-5585 and follow the prompts. Download the School Messenger app to customize your contact preferences. (Android or iPhone)

Family notices
While families acknowledge most of these documents through the Parent Portal, we also post all required notifications on our Family Notices webpage. Go there!

TRANSFERRING TO PLACER UNION? REGISTER WITH Aeries AIR
Aeries Internet Registration (AIR) is for transfer students or for incoming 9th graders who didn't attend a PUHSD foundation elementary school. For your convenience, we have kiosk computers available in each school office. 
If you have questions about enrollment or residency requirements, please call or visit your local school office. 
Thank you and we hope to welcome you and your child to Placer Union very soon! 
Let's Do Lunch
Sign up for lunch plans, make payments online, and learn about our kid-friendly nutrition program! (Free & Reduced Meals BP 3553 & AR 3553.) You will have an option to apply within the portal. And if you want to pre-pay for lunches, visit our dedicated website. Go there...

Take the Bus
Sign up for bus passes with our transportation partners at Mid-Placer Transportation. Go there...

VISITING OUR CAMPUSES
Check in with our friendly office staff whenever you pay a visit to any of our campuses. They will check you in and provide any direction you need to find your way around. (Campus Visitors AR 1250). 

School Closures
When urgent, emergency notifications are phoned to all households. Closures and weather conditions may be announced on these stations: 
  • KAHI - 950 AM
  • KCRA - Channel 3
  • KNCO, Grass Valley - 830 AM
Open Enrollment within Our District 
Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, only students where hardship exists will be considered for an Intradistrict Open Enrollment transfer. Hardship applications for the 2017-18 school year will be posted in December 2016 and will be considered between January 3, 2017 to February 10, 2017.  
For information on open enrollment within our district, contact Diana Blais at 530-886-4400. 

TRANSFERRING WITH OTHER DISTRICTS
The Student Transfer application should be completed as early in the year as possible. If you wish to transfer into our district, you must first complete a transfer form from your current district of residence and also provide your student's most recent grades, attendance, and discipline notes, if any, upon receipt of the application being sent to our district office.  If you wish to transfer out of our district to attend a school in another district, please fill out the form below and send it to our district office at 13000 New Airport Road, Auburn, CA 95603. For information, contact Diana Blais at 530.886.4400.
INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT - CHEMICALS OF LAST RESORT
Please review the plan explaining our district's approach to keeping our campuses free from unwelcome animal guests. For more perspective, watch a video trailer provided by the State of California.

CAL GRANT OPT OUT
Each year, we participate in a program that identifies all seniors who may be eligible for a CalGrant to attend college. If you don't want your daughter or son to have their name and student ID submitted to the California Student Aid Commission, please fill out this easy form by September 15. Go there...

CAASPP (Testing) OPT OUT
Click to review a letter to parents regarding all of our state testing, with more details below. This letter also includes information spelling out opt-out requirements, governed by administrative regulation approved by the PUHSD Board of Trustees.



Online Testing

Take a minute to preview what all parents of seniors will receive each fall----it's the individualized score report from our spring online testing of 11th graders. Click below to view in English or click here for Spanish.


    By the way, you'll hear teachers and principals talk about this test as the "S-BAC" test, which stands for Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. It's a national exam that students across the country take each spring. Here's a video explaining the Smarter assessment. 

    In addition to the individual student score report (see above), Smarter results also provides school-wide scores that reflect how well we are preparing students for college and career. In time, Smarter Balanced results will be a school and district's accountability measurement used by the State of California and the U.S. Department of Education.

    Finally, here's a letter to parents regarding all of our state testing. This letter also includes information spelling out the opt-out requirements, governed by administrative regulation.




    CA Assessment Guide

    Parent guide for California online tests: Click here.







    Resources for Students         




    Privacy of Student Data

    Please read our letter to families regarding student information. This is an effort to provide you assurances, state our commitments, as well as be responsive to society's fast-changing technology landscape. Also addressed are the latest California statutes on student data protections. Privacy Letter to Families



    College Credit Classes

    Opportunities for dual credit / dual enrollment classes with Sierra College are now available. These offerings are typically more advanced classes where a student earns credit for their high school diploma and simultaneously earns credit on a college transcript. Sierra College has been our forward-thinking partner in the effort. Tentative classes for 2017-18 include:
    • MATH 13: AP Statistics @ Colfax, Foresthill & Placer
    • MECH 8: Principles of Electronics @ Del Oro & Placer 
    • AAD 70: Intro to Digital Design @ Del Oro & Foresthill
    • AAD 79: Intro to Video Production @ Del Oro & Colfax
    • CET 1: Construction @ Placer
    • CET 3: Construction @ Placer & Colfax
    • CET 5: Construction @ Placer
    • Biology of Sustainable Ag @ Placer
    • Chemistry of Soil: Ag Science @ Placer
    • ENG 1A: English 11 @ Del Oro
    • ENG 1A: English 12 @ Placer
    • ENG 1B: English 12 @ Del Oro
    • HUM 1: Humanities @ Placer
    • HIST 17B: U.S. History @ Del Oro
    • DFST 4: American Sign Language (ASL) 4 @ Del Oro
    • SPAN 4: Spanish 4 @ Colfax
    The following Sierra College courses are offered at Placer and Del Oro but are open to all PUHSD students. Each is scheduled to accommodate 1st and 4th block travelling between campuses. Ask your child's counselor for registration information. 
    • Medical Terminology: Del Oro & Placer
    • Emergency Medical Responder: Del Oro & Placer
    • Intro to Kinesiology: Del Oro & Placer
    • Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries: Del Oro & Placer
    Several courses are articulated for dual-credit with other post-secondary institutions.
    • CSC 10: Programming 1 @ Del Oro (SacState)
    • Wildlife Management @ Foresthill (Butte College)
    Ask your child's counselor about this opportunity to get a jump on college. 

    *Notice: There may be college grade and athletic eligibility considerations when taking dual-credit classes. Ask your child's counselor.



    Seal of Bi-literacy

    Learn more about our Seal of Bi-literacy and the requirements to earn this special status at graduation. Click...



    Distance Learning

    We offer courses via a distance format that utilizes our technology infrastructure and the talents of some amazing faculty. Offerings are broadcast live from one campus to another via Chromebox for Meetings equipment with TV monitors and 2-way audio. 

    • AP Stats - Mr. Hild
    • Calculus A/B - Mr. Hild
    • French 2 - Ms. Breton
    • French 3 - Ms. Breton
    • French 4 - Ms. Breton
    • AP Art History - Ms. Sylvester
    • AP Physics - Mr. Hild
    • AP Junior English (11) - Ms. Schopfer
    • Psychology - Ms. Doyland
    • U.S. History (asynchronous) - Mr. Hildinger



    Contact Info

    Map & Directions
    District Address
    13000 New Airport Rd. 
    Auburn, CA 95603

    Telephone
    530.886.4400
    Master Calendar




    Be a Foster Family
     
    We need Placer Union families to serve as foster families so that some of our students can remain enrolled in our supportive schools. 



    PUHSD Events





    Destiny Quest Library

    Your child can choose great "reads" like they're on Amazon and then pick them up while on campus. They can reserve the latest fiction title today and share an online review once they've turned the last page.
    Here's how to navigate Quest.



    Online Tutorials

    Encourage your son or daughter to hone their math and English skills by checking out these how-to videos created by PUHSD faculty. Click...



    School Report Cards
     
    Review the School Accountability Report Cards, updated annually and submitted to the California Department of Education.


    CA Curriculum Guides

    English curriculum brochure: Click here.
    Math curriculum brochure: Click here.

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