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School Accomplishments

A California Distinguished School
1989, 2004, 2008

Title 1 Achieving School
2004, 2006

Twin Rivers Unified School District Nondiscrimination Statement

Twin Rivers Unified School District Nondiscrimination Statement

"Twin Rivers Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender
If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or Director of the Student Services (CCR Title 5 and Title IX Officer), Rudy Puente, at 916­566­1620 or rudy.puente@twinriversusd.org. A copy of TRUSD uniform complaint or TRUSD non­discrimination policy are available upon request."
expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived
characteristics.

 

Students

If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal, Director of the Student Services (CCR Title 5 and Title IX Officer), Rudy Puente, at 916-566-1620 or rudy.puente@twinriversusd.org. A copy of TRUSD uniform complaint or TRUSD non-discrimination policy are available upon request.

 

Staff/Employees

If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal, Superintendent of Human Resources/Labor Relations (CCR Title 5 and Title IX Officer), Dr. Jacqueline Perez, 916-566-1736 or Jacqueline.perez@twinriversusd.org . A copy of TRUSD uniform complaint or TRUSD non-discrimination policy are available upon request.

 

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Pioneer School

5816 Pioneer Way

Sacramento, CA 95841

(916)566-1940 (phone)      (916)566-3554 (fax)

 

Pioneer School Hours:

TK through 8th grade – 7:45 A.M. to 2:27 P.M.

Early Release Wednesday - 7:45 A.M. to 12:27 P.M.

Important Dates Coming Up....

Monday, May 23--Friday, May 27 - BOGO Book Fair @ Library

 

Thursday, May 26 - Open House

 

Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day, No school

 

Thursday, June 9 - Last day of school, Minimum day


BOGO Book Fair


Our next book fair is coming up in May and will be a BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE fair.

Pioneer Needs Assessment

This year Pioneer conducted a “needs assessment” with several groups of people (our students in 4th and 6th grade, our staff and community/parent groups). Below is a summary of what we found from their input. This input will drive our school plan and our school budget priorities.

 

Common Themes from Parents and Community Group:

  1. We would like inviting classrooms
  2. Small class size
  3. EL support so we can communicate with school
  4. Counseling available to students who may need to talk to someone

Common Themes from our Staff

  1. 1:1 technology for K-1 classrooms. Right now we share
  2. More computers and projectors to replace ones that may break throughout year
  3. Playground equipment
  4. Book room supplies and magazine subscriptions for kids
  5. Computer based interventions
  6. Keep our reading intervention teacher

Common Themes from our Students

  1. More computer based intervention programs
  2. Keep our reading teacher
  3. Playground equipment

Improving Literacy @ Pioneer

Put Reading First: Helping Your Child Learn to Read (A Parent Guide)

 

Here are some things you can do at home to help support what your child's teacher is doing in the classroom...

 

If your child is just beginning to learn to read:

- Practice the sounds of language. - Read books with rhymes. Teach your child rhymes, short poems, and songs. Play simple word games: How many words can you make up that sound like the word "bat"?

- Helping your child take spoken words apart and put them together. - Help your child separate the sounds in words, listen for beginning and ending sounds, and put separate sounds together.

- Practicing the alphabet by pointing out letters wherever you see them and by reading alphabet books.

 

If your child is just beginning to read:

- Pointing out the letter-sound relationships your child is learning on labels, boxes, newspapers, magazines and signs.

- Listening to your child read words and books from school. - Be patient and listen as your child practices. Let your child know you are proud of his reading.

 

If your child is reading:

- Rereading familiar books. - Children need practice in reading comfortably and with expression using books they know.

- Building reading accuracy. - As your child is reading aloud, point out words they miss and help them read words correctly. If you stop to focus on a word, have your child reread the whole sentence to be sure he understands the meaning.

- Building reading comprehension. - Talk with your child about what they are reading. Ask about new words. Talk about what happened in a story. Ask about the characters, places, and events that took place. Ask what new information they have learned from the book. Encourage them to read on their own.

 

Make reading a part of every day:

- Share conversations with your child over meal times and other times you are together. - Children learn words more easily when they hear them spoken often. Introduce new and interesting words at every opportunity.

- Read together every day. - Spend time talking about stories, pictures, and words.

- Be your child's best advocate. - Keep informed about your child's progress in reading and ask the teacher about ways you can help.

- Be a reader and a writer. - Children learn habits from the people around them.

- Visit the library often. - Story times, computers, homework help, and other exciting activities await the entire family.

 


Tips found here: Reading Rockets: Launching young readers! Visit their website at http://www.readingrockets.org/

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News

5/25/16

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From left, Suzy Brusca, Jennifer Jim.

 

Two teachers will represent Twin Rivers in the 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year program through the Sacramento County Office of Education.

  • Suzy Brusca, 5th Grade Teacher, Frontier Elementary School
  • Jennifer Jim, Music/AVID/AP Music Theory, Foothill High School

The winning teachers took part in an intense selection process earlier this spring that included essays, classroom observations and interviews. The announcement came following an employee recognition dinner that honored districtwide classified employees of the year and teachers of the year that were nominated by their parents, students and colleagues.

 

Click HERE for the event photo gallery. (Photos by Mike Noga and Nicole Smith.)

 

Click HERE for the We Are TR! employee recognition video.

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5/19/16

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On Tuesday, May 17, the Twin Rivers school board met during regular session at the District Office on McClellan Park.

Please click HERE for meeting highlights.

 

 

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5/7/16

We’re extremely proud of our students and staff and what they accomplish every day in the classroom. We’re also proud of the academic opportunities we provide to all students. However, our Twin Rivers neighborhood schools need basic health and safety improvements. Many of them are 50 to 80 years old with deteriorating classrooms, plumbing, leaky roofs, potentially faulty electrical systems, and aging restrooms that need to be repaired.

Let us know what your priorities are for local schools by completing the following Parent/Community Survey. Your views are important to us.

 

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