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Community Conversation About our Schools

6 days ago

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The Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District (YCJUSD) is committed to providing a rigorous education that extends the opportunity for all students to achieve success academically, vocationally, and personally.

This is accomplished through collaboration with students, parents, staff, and the community - all united in dedication to our children's futures.

We are soliciting community feedback as we continue to plan for the future.  We want to get as many perspectives as possible.

Please review the following documents for more information, and click on one of the links to participate in the brief online feedback form.

Superintendent Letter

Click Here - to read an informational letter from our Superintendent about this Community Conversation about our local schools.


Informational Presentation 

Click Here - to read information for the Community Conversation about our local schools.


FAQs

Click Here - to read Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Community Conversation.


Feedback Forms

We want to hear from you!  Please choose one of the forms below, to provide feedback in your preferred format (online or download). 

Community Members:

  • Click Here - to download a copy of the feedback form that you can print and return.

YCJUSD Parents, Teachers and Staff:

  • Click Here - to download a copy of the feedback form that you can print and return.


Thank you for participating in the Community Conversation 

about our local schools!  


YCJUSD Board of Education Vacancy

7 days ago

YCJUSD Board of Education Vacancy

Mr. Jim "Coach" Taylor has served as a Board member for the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District from December 2008 until this month.  Mr. Taylor has submitted his resignation from the Board effective immediately.  The Board of Education and District extend their gratitude to Mr. Taylor for his many years of service.   

The Board of Education took action on April 6th to make a provisional appointment to fill the vacancy by opening an application process for individuals interested in applying.  The term will be from April 26, 2018 to November 6, 2018.  

Any person who is eighteen (18) years of age or older, a citizen of the state, a resident of the school district, and a registered voter is eligible to apply.  Candidates must not be disqualified by the Constitution or laws of the state from holding a civil office.  Employees of the district are eligible to serve on the Board, however, prior to taking office the employee must resign from district employment. 

The superintendent will hold an informational session for those interested in learning about the Board of Education roles and responsibilities on April 17th at 6:00 p.m. at the District Education Center, 12797 Third Street, Yucaipa. 

The following timeline applies to all candidates who are interested and meet the criteria:

April 17, 6:00 p.m. - Informational meeting for individuals interested in applying

April 23, 3:45 p.m. - Application due to the Superintendent's office

April 24, 6:30 p.m. - Names of Board candidates announced at regular scheduled Board meeting

April 25, 6:00 p.m. - Eligible candidate orientation

April 26, 6:00 p.m. - Candidate Interviews and appointment at Special Board meeting

All meetings above will take place at the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District Education Center located at 12797 Third Street, Yucaipa, CA.

  • Click here to view Public Notice
  • Click here to view Timeline for Provisional Appointment
  • Click here to view Board of Education Application  (NOTE: Download for 'fillable' PDF)


Highlights:

8 days ago



Inaugural Forum for Healthy Minds

Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District (YCJUSD) is proud to join with the community to raise awareness of and support mental health issues and suicide prevention.  It was a day full of great workshops and an incredible resource fair designed to promote Healthy Minds and Hope within our community.

Community Emergency Response Training
Community Emergency Response Training


Community Emergency Response Training


Community Emergency Response Training
Community Emergency Response Training


Community Emergency Response Training


Community Emergency Response Training
Community Emergency Response Training


Community Emergency Response Training


Congratulations to Green Valley High School for Being Named a Model Continuation School by the California Department of Education!



YCJUSD employees completed the first in-district Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training on February 3rd.

Students from the YHS Law and Public Safety Academy assisted by being "victims" during the mock disaster scenario that ends the training.  Thank you to district trainers Lucia Hudec and Julie Beck for coordinating the successful event.

Participants of CERT training


Participants of CERT training


Community Emergency Response Training
Community Emergency Response Training


Community Emergency Response Training


Community Emergency Response Training


Community Emergency Response Training


Community Emergency Response Training


Community Emergency Response Training


Community Emergency Response Training


Community Emergency Response Training


Community Emergency Response Training


Community Emergency Response Training


Community Emergency Response Training




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." 

CLMS Region 10 Educator of the Year event


CLMS Region 10 Educator of the Year event


CLMS Region 10 Educator of the Year event


CLMS Region 10 Educator of the Year event


CLMS Region 10 Educator of the Year event


CLMS Region 10 Educator of the Year event


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.

Teachers John Taylor and David Paul
Teachers John Taylor and David Paul


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
Title I Parent Satisfaction Survey

District News

about 1 month ago

School district employees earn their CERT certificates (February 18, 2018) 

Wildwood students delight in holiday program (December 20, 2017)

Winter Choral Concert celebrates the Christmas season (December 17, 2017)

Local students participate in Socktober and provide socks for the needy (November 25, 2017)

Yucaipa High’s Thunderbird Marching Regiment makes it to SCSBOA Championships (November 18, 2017) 

Park View and Mesa View Middle Schools’ AVID students get a look at UCLA (November 17, 2017)

Chicago White Sox third baseman Matt Davidson and other major league players visit Yucaipa High (November 11, 2017)

Five coaches and athletes inducted into Yucaipa Hall of Fame (November 10, 2017)

Massive CPR training at local school breaks records (November 3, 2017)

Mesa View Middle School students shine in talent show (October 28, 2017)

Guaranteed admissions available to Yucaipa High students (October 27, 2017)

Valley Elementary undergoes major curb appeal project (October 16, 2017)

SAFE Closet at Yucaipa High provides more than clothes to students in need (September 30, 2017)

Ninth class of Yucaipa High School Athletic Hall of Fame selections to be inducted Nov. 4 (September 24, 2017)

School board approves new adult program (September 10, 2017)

Yucaipa High opens SAFE Closet (August 27, 2017)

Care and support for Oak View (August 27, 2017)

Kivett leaves giant mark at YHS before leaving (August 25, 2017) 

Board considers new high school diploma program for adults (August 5, 2017)

YHS teacher helps students land jobs (July 31, 2017)





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.

Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)

about 1 month 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)

Superintendent's Message

about 1 month 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
Classified Employee of the Year winners!

2017-18 Teacher of the Year

about 1 month 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.

Ruth Roberts