Pathways to Possibilities and Student Success                    2/1/17
Upcoming District Events/Meetings
2/1:              Board of Education Meeting at the District Office, 5:30 p.m. - Fall scholar athletes will be
             recognized.
2/2 & 2/3:   Minimum day - middle and high schools only
2/6:              National School Counseling Week
2/15:             Board of Education Meeting at the District Office, 5:30 p.m. - Student Voice Panel
3/13:            CTE Pathways Night at Alder Creek Middle School, 5:30 p.m.
3/30:            Save the date- Rescheduled State of the District Event at Squaw Valley, 5:30 p.m.
      Update on school calendar/snow days
Wow - what a crazy start to 2017 we had! With the storms and the high number of snow days back to back, the district had to get creative in looking at ways to increase instructional time and address the lost school days without having school until the last day of June!

We appreciate the time parents took to participate in our survey and share input regarding proposed changes to our current school calendar. We received over 600 survey responses, and 88% of the respondents were in favor of the district adding three make-up days of classes to address lost instructional time because of the high number of snow days.
 
On January 25, 2017, the Board of Education held a special board meeting where they approved a new calendar for the 2016-2017 school year that includes the following:
  • Waiving five instructional days based on a waiver approved by the Board of Education on January 18, 2017.
  • Eliminating the February 1, March 8, and May 10 district-wide minimum days to regain instructional time. (Note: This does not recover additional school days, but it does allow for more uninterrupted instruction time.)
  • Adding three days of school on February 22, 23, and 24, during Ski and Skate Week. These are indicated as "make-up" days on the calendar where students have two options for completing assigned work by their regular classroom teacher(s) during these days.
a)Parents sign an independent study contract and complete work independently outside of  school and turn in for credit by a date to be determined in early March, after Ski Skate Week. Or,

b) Students attend scheduled "make-up" classes on those days at school sites in both parts of the district and complete work assigned by their classroom teachers (in addition to  other activities planned by the teacher in charge on these days). Read more...
     We have a new FREE TTUSD mobile app!
TTUSD has a new mobile app. Download it today for convenient access to:
  • School and District News
  • Calendars
  • Announcements
  • Events
  • Push notifications
  • Aeries
and much more!

Now available for download on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store . Here are the l inks to download the TTUSD mobile app:
 
      TTUSD Team Members Recognized for Excellence
Congratulations to TTUSD Employees Recognized by ACSA
Each year, the  Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) recognizes outstanding administrators for "their leadership skills, professionalism, creativity, innovation, and commitment to a quality education."
 
TTUSD's Transportation Director, Nanette Rondeau, was named the 2017 Administrator of the Year and the district's Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, Milan Slikkerveer, was named Placer County's Confidential Employee of the Year.
 
TTUSD has an incredible team, all committed to the youth in our community, and these awards represent all the amazing work underway "behind the scenes" for our scholars.
       Preparing TTUSD Students  for  College and Careers  
Career Technical Education Options Abound at TTUSD!
Expanding Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathways is one of the initiatives our district has implemented to ensure that all students graduate college and career ready. CTE Pathways provide our students with an educational environment that combine rigorous academics with real-world application. These pathways are a vertical sequence of courses that align with industry and post-secondary college options to prepare students for high wage, high needs, and high-skill careers.

Students interested in a particular area of study have the option to take very rigorous college preparatory courses and participate in workplace learning to experience the flavor of being in that field. Each pathway provides opportunities for internships, job shadows, workplace visits, industry certifications and competitions. The content of pathway courses is highly challenging while including hands-on learning from experts in the Tahoe Truckee community. Scholars explore college options, career opportunities and develop key competencies, such as problem-solving, innovation, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication, needed to thrive in today's 21st-century workplace.

Our district now offers seven high-quality CTE Pathways which are as follows:
  • Biomedical Science Pathway
  • Public Safety Pathway
  • Engineering Technology Pathway
  • Engineering Manufacturing Pathway
  • Engineering Design Pathway
  • Information Technology Pathway
  • Culinary - Food Service & Hospitality Pathway
A huge advantage for TTUSD students enrolled in CTE Pathways is that we have an established program with Sierra College where students can take a capstone course at Sierra College and earn college credits while in high school. Not only do CTE Pathways engage students but they also increase their postsecondary success.

To find out more about our CTE Pathways programs, contact Todd Wold at twold@ttusd.org and join our CTE Pathways Night at Alder Creek Middle School on March 13, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Participants will hear from students and teacher's and learn more about the excellent programs that are available at each of the district's high schools.
       The Town of Truckee wants your input!
The Town of Truckee invites you to a community Cannabis Dialogue
Do you have thoughts on cannabis regulations? If so, the Town of Truckee is hosting a series of workshops to discuss how Truckee wants to regulate all things cannabis. Because the use of marijuana was legalized for adults in November 2016 election, the Town will be making changes to our zoning regulations, permitting processes and taxation practices.

The Town of Truckee wants to know what the community thinks and will be hosting several community workshops.

Workshop dates are: February 9, March 9, April 13, and May 11, 2017
All workshops will begin at 6 p.m. and are held at the Truckee Town Hall at 10183 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee.

Want more information? Visit www.townoftruckee.com/cannabis or email your comments to cannabis@townoftruckee.com