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12 days ago

Yucaipa Fire Department picks up toys

In an annual tradition, staff in the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District collected toys for families in need.  The Yucaipa Fire Department, assisted by superintendent Binks, collected and distributed the toys to local families. 





2017-2018 California League of Middle Schools (CLMS) Region 10 Educator of the Year Finalist

Congratulations to Park View Middle School teacher Brittany Bay for being selected as a finalist for the CLMS Region 10 Educator of the Year. She is an educator who exemplifies educational excellence and has made significant efforts to implement elements of educational reform at Park View Middle School. Mr. Tucci, Park View Middle School principal wrote the following in Ms. Bay’s nomination letter, “There is no other team player at PVMS who exemplifies the willingness to reach out to students in a variety of ways to help them connect to their school. Her excitement for the connection with kids is unmatched at our school." 







Gold Bell Award – A Night in the Trenches


Congratulations to Yucaipa High School teachers John Taylor and David Paul for earning a California School Boards Association (CSBA) Golden Bell. The CSBA Golden Bell Awards promotes excellence in education and school board governance by recognizing outstanding programs and governance practices of school boards in school districts and county offices of education throughout California.


A Night in the Trenches is a simulated experience for students in Yucaipa High School. From 5 p.m. until the sun rises the next day, two teams of students go on “missions.” Activities include fighting battles, spying on each other, plotting stratagems and binding each other’s “wounds.” A winner is determined based on points earned for the missions. They have only their uniforms and some rations (no phones!) for the whole night. Students who have experienced this event say that it’s life-changing; some decide that history will be their college major, and most show increased interest in, and therefore achievement in, their European and US History courses.

Important Links

Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)

3 months ago

The Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District (YCJUSD) is in the process of reviewing and updating the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP is intended to be a comprehensive planning tool to help all students succeed. Parents, families and community members participated in the development and evaluation of our school district's LCAP. 

Click here for the 2017-2018 YCJUSD LCAP (9.11.17)

CALIFORNIA'S NEW ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM
The California School Dashboard is an online tool that helps school stakeholders understand the progress their schools and districts are making in a variety of important areas. The Dashboard shows how well a school or district is doing, and whether or not they are improving, on multiple measures of student progress instead of relying entirely on test scores. The Dashboard emphasizes equity by showing the progress of all student groups and makes direct connections to the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), which helps educators, parents, and community members make more effective decisions to help all students succeed.

Superintendent's Message

4 months ago

Superintendent's Welcome

Welcome to the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District 2017-2018 School Year!  Our team is dedicated to providing a safe, fun, rigorous and innovative learning environment for your child.  We work as a team to ensure that every day we provide an environment that supports learning. 
 
Our maintenance team and custodians are involved daily in ensuring teachers and children have a clean, safe place to learn.  The Child Nutrition team has student taste testers to ensure the food being served is top notch and delicious.  Our nutritionist can answer any questions you may have about our healthy meals. 
 
Principals and assistant principals are supporting their school teams in maintaining safety protocols, the educational programs, and meeting the needs of each individual student. The office support team will cheer your students on as they come to school to learn each day and help parents to get timely answers to questions and maintain communication with our stakeholders. 
 
Our VIP team of teachers, counselors and paraprofessionals are here every day to support your child in learning, growing and becoming a successful graduate and citizen.
 
Supporting the school sites are our district office team members who are also dedicated to the YCJUSD team of students, parents, and employees.  Join our site and district teams by participating in parent activities, classes, committees and PTA!  The Family Learning Center is a resource for parents to learn and navigate the TK-12th grade experience.  Take advantage and if you have any questions, please call you school site or the district office, or email us at:  contact_us@ycjusd.us
  
Cali Binks
Superintendent

Gallup and PBIS Student Poll

2017-18 Teacher of the Year

4 months ago




Congratulations Ruth Roberts!

Congratulations to Ruth Roberts, the 2017- 18 YCJUSD Teacher of the Year. Ruth is currently a 5th grade teacher at Ridgeview Elementary School. She has been in the district for 30 years and teaching 36 years all together. Ruth encourages her students to not only excel academically, but to be contributing members of society. She is a fine example for growth mindset - always willing to learn and grow, something she also teaches her students.


Classified Employee of the Year winners!