Resources for Parents

Information

Course Catalog

Explore the courses available at your child's campus by viewing the PUHSD course catalog.

Parent Handbook

Here's your parent handbook for the school year. (en Espanol)

Distance Learning

Find tech support details for distance learning HERE.

Family Notices

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

Phoning Home

We keep you up-to-date with our home communication system: SchoolMessenger. To replay messages previously sent, call (855) 608-5585 and follow the prompts, or use our SchoolMessenger app (Android or iPhone) . The app also allows you to customize your contact preferences. You can also simply sign up online at schoolmessenger.com/start. Do it today and get your messages the way you want.

Visiting Campuses

Check in with our friendly office staff whenever you pay a visit to any of our campuses. There may be special health protocols in place. 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

Pest Management

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.

School Report Cards

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

Services

CareSolace.com

For simple, fast and safe drug or mental health help visit www.caresolace.com/placerfamilies.

Let's Get Lunch

Sign up for plans, make online payments, and come to appreciate our kid-friendly nutrition program! (Free & Reduced Meals BP 3553 & AR 3553.) To apply or simply pre-pay for lunches, visit our website. Go there.

Take The Bus

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

Driver Education

Due to COVID-19 PUHSD has canceled driver education instruction. If you have any questions you may email them to cgrey@puhsd.k12.ca.us.

Enrolling

Enroll in a PUHSD School

Aeries Internet Registration (AIR) is for students who haven't attended a PUHSD school. To access AIR, we have kiosk computers available in each school office or you can access via https://puhsd.aeries.net/enrollment/. If you have questions about enrollment or residency requirements, please call or visit your local school office. We hope to welcome you and your child to Placer Union very soon!

Open Enrollment within PUHSD

Only students where a hardship exists will be considered for an Intra-district Open Enrollment transfer. Hardship applications will be considered between January 5, 2021 and January 29, 2021.

For information on open enrollment within our district, contact us at 530-886-4434 or transfers@puhsd.k12.ca.us

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 the District Office at 530.886.4434 or email transfers@puhsd.k12.ca.us

Technology

Aeries Portal

First-time users, check your email after August 1 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 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.

Student Data Privacy

Visit our Privacy Principles webpage to learn about the efforts of our Student Privacy and Data Security workgroup. Also, 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

Protect a Chromebook

Plan to enroll in our Chromebook Protection Plan after August 1. The cost is $30 for a single year or $75 for all years, payable at your school office. See the details and deadlines by clicking here: Chromebook Protection Plan (CPP). If you have questions, contact us at 530.886.4440.

Weekly Web Digest

Parents interested in receiving an email each Wednesday with a digest of their child's browsing history can sign up here.

Opt Outs

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 do not want your daughter or son to have their name and student ID submitted to the California Student Aid Commission, please fill out this form by September 17. Closed for 2020-21

CA College Guidance Initiative Opt-out

Placer Union participates in the CA College Guidance Initiative to help our students explore and plan options beyond their high school diploma (parent letter sent 10/21/20 regarding CCGI partnership). To opt your child out of this partnership involving shared student information, please complete this form by October 26, 2020. Click for form.

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.

Healthy Kids Survey Preview

Take a look at questions from the California Healthy Kids Survey, which are administered each fall to 9th and 11th graders. Preview!