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Welcome to SPJUSD!

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Where all children succeed

Where all children feel safe

And curiosity is cultivated

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Appreciating beauty, caring for the environment, as well as each other...

Ultimately understanding, actions make a difference.

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Where students apply knowledge to new contexts

with honesty and integrity.

SPJUSD

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Sierra-Plumas Joint Unified School District Schools

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bluegrizzley2CLICK ..Visit Loyalton High School Website

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.
Loyalton High School Daily Bulletin      View School Accountability Report Cards ~ SARC

grizzlycubsCLICK ..Visit Loyalton Elementary School Website

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

warriorCLICK ..Visit Downieville School Website

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

Sierra Pass Continuation High School The alternative high school facility in the District, accommodates students in grades 9-12 from the eastern section of Sierra and Plumas counties
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! 


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Mission & Vision Statement

Dr.MerrillGrant

Dr. Merrill Grant, Superintendent

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

Sierra Schools FoundationThe Sierra Schools Foundation supports the public schools of Sierra County and the Sierra-Plumas Joint Unified School District.



Introducing Sierra County

girlandboyreadingSierra 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.

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.

Recreational activities abound including fishing, hunting, skiing, hiking, camping, boating, and visits to points of historical interest.

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Worm Week!

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Worm Week!

Of course the highlight of the Earth Day Assembly was the dirt pudding desserts! Thank you to the parent volunteers for creating these delicious treats. ... See MoreSee Less

Of course the highlight of the Earth Day Assembly was the dirt pudding desserts! Thank you to the parent volunteers for creating these delicious treats.

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Of course the highlight of the Earth Day Assembly was the dirt pudding desserts!  Thank you to the parent volunteers for creating these delicious treats.

Fire Weather Watch

Issued:
2:43 PM PDT on July 28, 2016
Expires:
11:00 PM PDT on July 29, 2016
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Thursday 07/28 20%
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Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 97F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
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A mainly sunny sky. High 94F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
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Sunny. High near 90F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.
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Mainly sunny. High 89F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.

PLUMAS-SIERRA-infinity2PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT!

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.

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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.

Whats Happening SPJUSD?

My kids are new to Downieville School and have been enrolled. When is the first day of school? ... See MoreSee Less

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Sierra-Plumas Joint Unified School DistrictHi Jessie. Here is a link to the school calendar. August 29th is the first day of school. Welcome! www.sierracountyofficeofeducation.org/upload/files/SCHOOL_CALENDARS/2016-17_School_Calendar_-_App...7 hours ago
Jessie Baker DownsAwesome, thank you!6 hours ago   ·  1

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Alan is a former SPJUSD student. Please consider sharing or donating. ... See MoreSee Less

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Don't forget this Thursday and Friday at Loyalton Elementary School students can come and get their books from the book drive from 10:00 to 2:00. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

AT Loyalton’s School Cafeteria