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2019 Kindness Certified  School District


We are proud to announce that all Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District schools are Kindness Certified! Thank you for making such a positive difference at your school, your community and in our world. There's no doubt about it, your KINDNESS MATTERS! It is our desire to revisit Kindness week every year. 


FAMILY STEM NIGHT

Feb. 4 - Families had a fun night exploring STEM related activities at Family STEM Night! Thank you to the families who came out in the rain and participated. 







Celebrate the Great Kindness Challenge

January 28 - February 1


PVMS Morning Greeters greeting their fellow students

RES students working together!

ECEC students ready for class

Helping out a friend

                 Lending a helping hand!



YHS Thunderbird Marching Regiment @ Disneyland


Jan. 23, 2019 - The YHS Thunderbird Marching Regiment participated in the Disneyland Community Arts Showcase for the 7th year in a row. Our students did a great job representing the school and community!  


YHS Linked Learning Academy Enrollment 

High school students from outside of the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District who are interested in being included in the Linked Learning Academies Lottery Process for Registration for the 2019/2020 school year must have their transfer paperwork into Educational Services at the District Education Center by April 15, 2019. Any transfers received after the date of 4/15 will either be placed in the academies if space is available or on the waitlist for the chosen academy. If you have questions, please contact Heather Aguilar at heather_aguilar@ycjusd.us  


SOLES 4 SOULS SHOE DRIVE

The Soles 4 Souls shoe drive was a huge success. Our middle school and high school students collected over 2,500 pairs of shoes! 



YCJUSD SCHOOLS RECEIVE RECOGNITION FROM THE CALIFORNIA PBIS COALITION AND SBCSS



The California PBIS Coalition provides recognition awards for outstanding work with Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) to improve the culture on a school campus for students and staff.  PBIS is a systems-based, multi-tiered framework for establishing the social culture and behavioral and academic achievement and success.  The framework is evidence-based and data-driven. 

Evidence-based features of PBIS:


  • Prevention
  • Define and teach positive social expectations
  • acknowledge positive behavior
  • Arrange consistent consequences for problem behavior
  • On-going collection and use of data for decision-making
  • Continuum of intensive, individual intervention supports both academically and socially
  • Implementation of the systems that support effective practices

In the YCJUSD, school sites have been participating in PBIS training and framework implementation for the past nine years at all grade levels. A recent awards ceremony was held at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center in Rancho Cucamonga which was hosted by the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools’ (SBCSS) PBIS program division. 

YCJUSD schools receiving recognition from the California PBIS Coalition and SBCSS are as follows:

  • Bronze Level Recognition:  Park View Middle School
  • Silver Level Recognition:  Calimesa Elementary School, Dunlap Elementary School, Valley Elementary
  • Gold Level Recognition:  Wildwood Elementary School




                
YHS Adopt a Family
Various clubs, organizations, classrooms and community members help support YHS families in need through the Adopt a Family program each year by providing gifts and food for the holidays. YHS counselors and administrators loaded their vehicles and made deliveries to over 20 families. 

Matt Davidson gives back to Best Buddies

Yucaipa's own Matt Davidson, of the Chicago White Sox, returns to Yucaipa High School to give back to Yucaipa's Best Buddies program.  Watch as Matt and other major league players play a friendly game of baseball with Yucaipa's Best Buddies.


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SAVE THE DATES!

Join us for the following Yucaipa-Calimesa Community events:

  • Cyberbullying & Social Media
    • Sat., January 26
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
    • Sat., April 27

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YCJUSD Teacher of the year!

YCJUSD 2018-19 Teacher of the Year is Lisa Topoleski.



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.

California Healthy Youth Act

10 days ago

Overview:

Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District’s Comprehensive Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention instruction is based on education and prevention strategies that are researched-based and aim to increase the health, academic success, and overall well-being of our students.  The purpose of the program is to comply with the State of California requirement that school districts must ensure that all students in grades 7-12 receive comprehensive sexual education and HIV/AIDS prevention education once in middle school and once in high school.

Our school district partners with the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health and Riverside County University Health System - Public Health to have county public health officials provide the instruction for our students.  Our health officials provide county resources for our students and families as well.

The law has five primary goals:

1. To provide pupils with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect their sexual and reproductive health from HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and from unintended pregnancy;

2. To provide pupils with the knowledge and skills they need to develop healthy attitudes concerning adolescent growth and development, body image, gender, sexual orientation, relationships, marriage and family;

3. To promote understanding of sexuality as a normal part of human development;

4. To ensure pupils receive integrated, comprehensive, accurate and unbiased sexual health and HIV prevention instruction and provide educators with clear tools and guidance to accomplish that end;

5. To provide pupils with the knowledge and skills necessary to have healthy, positive and safe relationships and behaviors.

Parent Informational Meetings:
  • Parent Information Night for our 7th and 10th grade parents in our San Bernardino County schools: YHS, GVHS/YCOA, OVEC, PVMS, and CECA 
    • Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    • 5:00 p.m.
    • Park View Middle School  (34875 Tahoe Dr., Yucaipa)

  • Parent Information Night for our 7th grade parents in our Riverside County Schools: MVMS
    • Thursday, January 31, 2019
    • 5:00 p.m.
    • Mesa View Middle School  (800 Mustang Way, Calimesa)
California Healthy Youth Act FAQs 
YCJUSD Parent Letters