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The Latest News from TTUSD - June 23, 2020

In this Issue:
Message from the Superintendent
Class of 2020 College & University Acceptances
Black Lives Matter
FREE meals all summer long
New COVID-19 Testing Site in Truckee
Summer Reading Program

Message from the Superintendent

Dear TTUSD Community,

Happy summer! I think everyone was ready for summer break and I hope you all get some time this summer to rest and relax safely. 

As I’ve shared in several recent newsletters, for the past month and a half, our leadership team has been evaluating a variety of options of how we can safely deliver instruction in the fall, when school resumes for the 2019-2020 school year. We’d like nothing more than to reopen our classrooms, but we need to be sure what we are doing is safe for our students, our staff, and our families. 

School doesn’t start until early September, which is too far away to make any decisions right now; so much could change in the next few months regarding the pandemic. 

In July, we plan on sharing out the educational options we think are most viable. We anticipate we’ll make a decision by August 7, 2020, and we’ll continue to keep you informed along the way.

While school is out, reading is always in and highly encouraged for our students and families. We have a community summer reading program that kicks off soon. Please see the article below with all of the details. 

I am so proud of our Class of 2020. They have accomplished so much and I’m excited for them in their next chapter of life. They are about to embark on an exciting new chapter in their lives and have been accepted to many prestigious colleges and universities across the country, and the United States Military! Below is a partial list of offers our new graduates received to colleges, universities, and technical schools. 

Many of our graduates have received college scholarships, some multiple scholarships! Our local community played a big role in supporting our scholar's continued education and our graduates received scholarships from local foundations, non-profits, community organizations, and individual trusts, many facilitated by the Tahoe Truckee Community Scholarship Committee and the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation. Our students received a total of $944,989 in local scholarships. WOW! We are so appreciative of our community's generous support of our graduating students!

Stay well,

Robert J. Leri, Ed.D.

Superintendent Chief Learning Officer

 
Class of 2020 College & University Acceptances

The Class of 2020 has accomplished a great deal and have been accepted to many prestigious colleges and universities across the country, and the United States Military! Below is a partial list of college and universities and technical school offers our new graduates received.

Academy of Art

Arizona State University

Brown University

California Lutheran University

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

California State University Maritime Academy

Chico State University

Colorado School of Mines

Cuesta College

Duke University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical

Georgetown University

Humboldt State University

Loyola Marymount University

Mesa College

Montana State University

Northern Arizona University

Oregon State University

Parsons Art & Design School

Point Loma Nazarene University

Rochester Institute of Technology

Sacramento State University

San Diego State University 

San Jose State University 

Santa Barbara City College

Sierra College

Sonoma State University

Stanford University

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Davis

University of California, Irvine

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Riverside

University of California, San Diego

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of Glasgow

University of Indiana

University of Nevada, Reno

University of Oregon

Western Washington University


Congratulations Class of 2020! You’ve been through so much and accomplished so much and we are so proud of you! 

 
Black Lives Matter

At TTUSD, we are committed to the success of all students. On March 1, 2017, TTUSD’s Board of Education passed a resolution declaring TTUSD sites as safe places for all students and their families. The resolution reflects the district’s strong commitment to the success of all students irrespective of their ethnicity, race, immigration status, religion, primary language, sexual orientation, gender identity, or socioeconomic status. 

As a safe and supportive school community, we value everyone and believe that our differences make us stronger and more resilient. We also recognize that we are not perfect in implementing this ideal and must commit to doing more in all settings including our classrooms, hallways, on our playgrounds, on our buses, and athletic fields.

Sadly, racial injustice is prevalent in our country. Each of us has a role to play in addressing racism. Let’s stand in solidarity against any and all acts of racism, disrespect, and inequitable treatment of persons of color. As a school district, community, and a country, we need to do better. 

Racial justice needs to be a focus of ours even when it’s not in the news cycle. We will do our part by continuing to educate, listen, connect, and serve with others who also seek a just and equitable world.

 
Free Meals All Summer Long!

TTUSD is providing all children, ages 18 & under, five days of free “grab and go” meals on two days per week. 


Every Monday and Wednesday

June 15 – August 31, 2020, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Each Monday, two days of meals will be offered

Each Wednesday, three days of meals will be offered


Our pickup locations are as follows:


Truckee:

Alder Creek Middle School

Glenshire Elementary School

Truckee Elementary School


Lakeside:

North Tahoe High School & North Tahoe School

Note: The Boys and Girls Club is offering free meals every weekday from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


We will continue to provide neighborhood deliveries throughout our community and the locations and times remain the same as during the school year. They are:


Truckee:

Village Green Mobile Home Park      9:00  –  9:10 a.m.                                        

Sierra Village Apartments                   9:20  –  9:30 a.m.                 

Henness Flats Apartments                 10:15 – 10:20 a.m.

Coburn Crossing Apartments             10:15 – 10:20 a.m. 

Donner Creek Mobile Home               11:30 – 11:45 a.m.                   

Truckee Pines                                         11:00 – 11:15 a.m.


Lakeside:

Tahoe Vista Mobile Home Park           9:00  –   9:15 a.m.                           

Grove St. Parking Lot                            11:00  –  11:15 a.m.

200 Chipmunk St.                                  12:15  –  12:30 p.m.                   

265 Fox St. (KB Housing)                    12:30  –  12:40 p.m.              

265 Bear St. (FRC)                                 12:45  –  12:55 p.m.


For more info:

email: food@ttusd.org

(530) 582-2528 (English) 

(530) 582-2529 (Español)

www.ttusd.org/food

 
 
New COVID-19 Testing Site in Truckee

The FREE COVID-19 testing site has moved from Kings Beach to Truckee and is now located at 10990 Donner Pass Rd.  The hope is that this new site location will increase accessibility for more residents in the region.

Testing is key to our community’s ability to respond quickly and contain new outbreaks. If the testing site isn’t utilized, the State of California may move this important resource to another community, which will not only increase our risk of COVID-19 spread but could also set back efforts to safely re-open businesses. 

ANYONE can get tested, regardless of symptoms, profession, or insurance. There are no out of pocket costs whether you have insurance or not. Do your part and make your appointment to get tested today at lhi.care/covidtesting or call 888-634-1123, and help spread the word.

 
Summer Reading Program
TTUSD is partnering with community organizations to provide a comprehensive summer reading program that focuses on reading and literacy for the youth in the region. 

The summer reading program kicks off on July 13 and is open to all TTUSD students and youth in the region. Our partners include Nevada County Library, Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation, Tahoe Truckee Reads, Placer County Library, and the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe.

The program includes the following elements for all students: 

-Summer Reading Challenges from both libraries and Activity Bags from NV Library
-Summer Reading Challenge for English learners
-Tahoe Truckee Reads Neighborhood Reading Programs
-Bookmobile that serves as a traveling library.

For more information, visit www.ttusd.org/summerreading
 

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