Students will be released from schools at an earlier-than-usual time every Wednesday during the 2017-2018 school year.
This change in schedule will provide teachers with increased professional development time during which they will receive quality training in preparation for student instruction.
Wednesday Early Release Times
Downieville School:…………………… 1:30 pm
Loyalton Elementary School:……… 1:30 pm
Loyalton High School:……………….. 1:35 pm
Sierra-Plumas Joint Unified School District / A Single District County / 385 student enrollment/4 facilities
Accommodates students in grades 7-12 from the eastern section of Sierra and Plumas counties. LHS offers seven Advanced Placement courses and several other honors classes, as well as part of its full a-g course offerings for the college-bound student. *Loyalton High has been recognized as a “Distinguished School”. * Loyalton Middle School was recognized in 1992 by the California Department of Education as a “Distinguished School. [br]Loyalton High School Daily Bulletin View School Accountability Report Cards ~ SARC
Serves grades K-6. The school is located in the City of Loyalton adjacent to Loyalton High School. Children come from Vinton and Chilcoot in Plumas County, the rural areas of Sierra Valley, and the City of Loyalton.Loyalton Elementary Daily Bulletin View School Accountability Report Cards ~ SARC
A K-12 school, which is located in Downieville, the Sierra County seat, and serves the communities of Downieville, Sierra City, Goodyear’s Bar, and surrounding rural areas. The California Department of Education recognized the High School as a “Distinguished School” and Downieville was recently recognized as a California Business for Education Excellence Honor Roll School.Downieville Jr/Sr High School Bulletin View School Accountability Report Cards ~ SARC
It has been said, the most important factors for education are a great location, great teachers, and excellent schools.. WELCOME TO SIERRA COUNTY![br]
Mission & Vision Statement
We envision schools where all children succeed, where all children feel safe, and where their curiosity is cultivated. We provide an educational environment that encourages productive, responsible citizens. It is our goal to equip students with the tools to live and to contribute successfully in a rapidly changing world. Our schools offer a challenging, meaningful, and relevant curriculum that values creativity, critical thinking, and effective communication. Our students apply knowledge to new contexts and do so with honesty and integrity. Our students learn to appreciate beauty and care for the environment as well as each other and ultimately understand that their actions make a difference. Read: Mission and Vision ~ Strategic Plan
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Introducing Sierra County
Sierra County lies northeast of Sacramento and borders the State of Nevada on the east. Located in the heart of the Northern Sierra Nevada Mountains, it contains one-half million acres of forest land, forty-five mountain lakes, and an estimated seven hundred miles of trout streams. The eastern quarter of Plumas County lies within the boundaries of the Sierra-Plumas Joint Unified School District, and children from the towns of Vinton and Chilcoot attend school in Loyalton. [br] Elevations within the District range from 2000 to nearly 9000 feet. Heavy snowfall and extreme temperatures are the general rule during the winter at the higher elevations. Eastern Sierra and Plumas counties include the great Sierra Valley, once an ancient lake bed but now the largest alpine valley in the Sierra Nevada range, a natural area for agricultural, timber production and mineral extraction operations. The western portion of Sierra County is heavily forested, has timber management areas, and contains both lode and placer gold mining operations. Gold was discovered here in 1849, and the area is rich in early California history. [br] Recreational activities abound including fishing, hunting, skiing, hiking, camping, boating, and visits to points of historical interest.
Whats Happening SPJUSD?
- 8:47 AM PDT on May 23, 2017
- 8:30 AM PDT on May 30, 2017
Wednesday 05/24 20%
A mix of clouds and sunshine with gusty winds developing this afternoon. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 79F. Winds WSW at 20 to 30 mph.
Thursday 05/25 0%
Sunny. High 73F. Winds WSW at 15 to 25 mph.
Friday 05/26 0%
Sunshine and some clouds. High 73F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday 05/27 0%
Sunny skies. High 79F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday 05/28 0%
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 81F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 05/29 0%
Partly cloudy. High 84F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Learning is Better with Next Generation High-Speed Internet Services. In 2010, Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications accepted a grant to build a 195 mile fiber optic network from Reno, Nevada to Susanville and Quincy, hoping to bring quality internet services to local homes and businesses. PST Broadband Internet is NOW available in Loyalton and Sierra Brooks. If interested, call and fill out the Interest Inventory, or visit PST: http://www.plumassierratelecommunications.com
PST is locally owned and operated.
GAMUT ONLINE / School District Policies
If you are interested in viewing the Sierra Plumas Unified School District Policies and Regulations please follow the instructions: You may access GAMUT Online by going to http://www.gamutonline.net Once on the site, click “GO” in the middle of the page. When prompted enter the following information: Username: sierraplumas Password: public96126 Once logged in, please select “S” and then click on Sierra Plumas Joint USD. If you are interested in viewing the Sierra Plumas Unified School District Policies and Regulations please follow the instructions: You may access GAMUT Online by going to http://www.gamutonline.net Once on the site, click “GO” in the middle of the page. When prompted enter the following information: Username: sierraplumas Password: public96126 Once logged in, please select “S” and then click on Sierra Plumas Joint USD.
Sierra Plumas Joint Unified School District
The Sierra-Plumas Joint Unified School District serves all of Sierra County and the eastern quarter of Plumas County. The District is governed by a five person Governing Board, each member of which represents a defined geographical area of the District. The District Governing Board also serves as the Sierra County Board of Education.