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We have great news for families requesting more options for the education of their children in Twin Rivers Unified. The District is working on a proposed expansion of Regency Park Elementary and Westside Preparatory Charter School (WPCS), scheduled for the 2018-2019 school year.

 

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Posted by: Zenobia Gerald, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 11/11/17




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Twin Rivers Unified schools are closed Tuesday, Oct. 31, due to a districtwide staff Professional Development Day. School resumes on Wednesday, Nov. 1.  

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Posted by: Zenobia Gerald, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 10/30/17




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As part of our continuing effort to increase college and career readiness, Twin Rivers Unified will pay the fee for approximately 8,500 students in grades 8 -11 to take the Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT) on Oct. 11. The District will also pay the fee for seniors to take the SAT on the same day. 

 

Students taking the PSAT don't have to worry about filling out any paperwork. They are automatically registered for the exam at their school sites. Please contact your school counselor for more information.

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Posted by: Zenobia Gerald, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 10/5/17




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The California Department of Education has released the 2017 scores for the online California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) tests.

 

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Posted by: Zenobia Gerald, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 9/27/17




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Twin Rivers Unified will host a parent/guardian night for SWUN Math on Thursday, Sept. 14, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Parents/guardians will receive helpful information to support math success with their children and will learn more about SWUN Math's partnership with Twin Rivers Unified School District. 

 

Light snacks, childcare and Spanish interpretation will be provided

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Posted by: Zenobia Gerald, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 9/12/17




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Admission representatives from more than 30 colleges and universities will be in Twin Rivers on Thursday, Sept. 14, for the annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Recruitment Fair. The event is free and open to all 11th and 12th grade students from throughout the Sacramento area. Qualified students may receive on-the-spot admissions and scholarships.

 

WHO:      United College Action Network (U-CAN) and Twin Rivers

                Unified

 

WHAT:    18th Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities

                Recruitment Fair

 

WHEN:    9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 14

 

WHERE: Grant Union High School, 1400 Grand Avenue, Sacramento

 

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Posted by: Zenobia Gerald, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 9/12/17




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Twin Rivers students and their parents are encouraged to attend the District's annual college fair on Tuesday, Sept. 19. The event is open to all 11th and 12th graders. Representatives from approximately 60 colleges and the military will be at the event.

 

WHO:        Twin Rivers Unified School District

 

WHAT:      College Fair

 

WHEN:     9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19

 

WHERE:    Rio Linda High School Gym, 6309 Dry Creek Road

 

 

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Posted by: Zenobia Gerald, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 9/12/17




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On Monday, Aug. 21 our region will experience a partial solar eclipse which will peak at 10:17 a.m. Although this is a spectacular event to witness, safety for you and our students is of paramount importance. Looking at the sun for any length of time without protection can result in permanent damage to your eyes. The only safe way to look directly at the sun or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as "eclipse glasses" or handheld solar viewers. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun; they transmit thousands of times too much sunlight.

 

Please view NASA's flyer regarding the eclipse for more viewing and safety tips. 

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Posted by: Zenobia Gerald, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 8/17/17




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Twin Rivers parents and guardians will soon receive the results of the rigorous computer-based tests students took last spring. The district will mail individual student score reports by late August. 

 

Preparing for the release of the reports, the California Department of Education has produced a video that will help you understand your child's score report. We encourage families to contact their school principal if they have any questions.

 

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Posted by: Zenobia Gerald, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 8/11/17




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On Tuesday, Aug. 8, the Twin Rivers school board met during regular session at the district office.

 

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Posted by: Zenobia Gerald, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 8/11/17




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Congratulations graduates!

 

Whether close to home, across the country or beyond, the class of 2017 is on the road to success. Among the universities graduates are headed to in the fall ... UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCLA, 

UC Santa Barbara, University of the Pacific, Tuskegee University and Michigan State.

 

Click on the link to view graduation ceremonies around Twin Rivers. 

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Posted by: Zenobia Gerald, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 6/14/17




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California law requires that all incoming seventh graders get a whooping cough booster shot (Tdap) before school starts on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. They are also required to get a second measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. 

 

Your child will not be allowed to start seventh grade with incomplete shot records. Childhood immunizations are available through your medical provider.

 

Click on the link for more information.

 

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Posted by: Zenobia Gerald, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 6/14/17




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At the Jan. 24 school board meeting, our Trustees adopted Resolution No. 630, reaffirming our commitment to ensure that Twin Rivers Unified School District remains a Safe Haven—committed to the success of all students irrespective of their immigration status, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability, sex and gender identity, socio-economic status or beliefs.

 

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Posted by: Zenobia Gerald, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 5/27/17




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Twin Rivers Unified would like to congratulate Laura Bingham and Michael Cook. They are the District's 2017-2018 Teachers of the Year.

 

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Posted by: Zenobia Gerald, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 5/27/17




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Following 11 months of negotiations, we remain unable to reach a resolution with the Twin Rivers United Educators (TRUE). This is frustrating for all involved and I know it raises concerns in our school community. We have received a few inquiries from parents regarding the status of negotiations with the teachers' union ...

  

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Posted by: Zenobia Gerald, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 5/3/17




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Great news for the District — Cafe Services Team Leader Robyn McKenzie has been selected to represent Sacramento County in the California Classified School Employees of the Year competition! McKenzie is one of four TR 2017 District Employees of the Year. READ MORE: 
http://www.twinriversusd.org/newsroom/news/?q=827

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Posted by: Charlene VanAllen, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 3/22/17




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On Tuesday, March 21, 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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Posted by: Charlene VanAllen, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 3/22/17




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With spring comes a flurry of activities, including statewide testing. Students in grades 3-8 and grade 11 will take English language arts and math assessments between April 17 and May 19.

 

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Posted by: Zenobia Gerald, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 3/20/17




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On Tuesday, March 7, 2017 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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Posted by: Charlene VanAllen, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 3/10/17




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Please take a moment to answer the questions on a TR Communications Survey. Your responses will help us identify opportunities to improve our efforts to share important information with families and the community.

 

Click HERE to begin.

 

The survey will close at 8:00 a.m. Monday, March 13, 2017.Thank you for your participation.

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Posted by: Charlene VanAllen, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 3/7/17




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8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31

TR District Office, 5115 Dudley Boulevard, McClellan 95652
(Click HERE for directions.)

 

Call your parent engagement team to reserve your spot today: (916) 566-1600 ext. 50035

 

Register online at www.tinyurl.com/SpringParentRetreatYou will receive notification from our team confirming your participation in our parent retreat.

 

Act fast - the first 200 parents/guardians to register will be able to participate in a variety of interactive workshops on both days!

 

Breakfast and lunch provided (Food not paid for with federal funding) 

 

Click HERE to download a flier in four languages.

 

Thank you for being involved parent/guardians in our TRUSD schools!

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Posted by: Charlene VanAllen, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 3/2/17




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On Tuesday, Feb. 28, 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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Posted by: Charlene VanAllen, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 3/2/17




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The Twin Rivers Arts and Career Education Department
in partnership with Milton 510 Bowens
and the Just DREAM Academy Artists
invite you to join us for the

 

Just DREAM Arts Academy Gallery Receptions

 

4 p.m.–6 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 and Friday, April 7, 2017

 

Gallery Tours - Interactive Gallery Experience - Artist Performances

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Technology Academy (Room 62A)

3051 Fairfield Street, Sacramento, CA 95815

 


 

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Posted by: Charlene VanAllen, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 2/8/17




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Congratulations to our very own Jackie White! The Sacramento Arts & Business Council (Sac ABC) named her as Arts Educator of the Year at their annual Interlude to the Season, an award reception that celebrates the arts in the Sacramento region.

 

White serves as Director of the Arts and Career Education Department in Twin Rivers, where she has been instrumental in expanding visual and performing arts throughout the school district, including:

  • Integrating the arts in every K-12 classroom
  • Hiring 21 full time art teachers
  • Establishing a residency program that provides direct contact with teaching artists for all 5th grade students
  • Increasing the number of schools served by the Link Up art program

The Arts Educator of the Year award was one of 12 given at the Jan. 25 arts gala event by Sac ABC. Founded in 1987, the organization celebrates companies, organizations and individuals who have made meaningful contributions to support the region's arts and cultural assets.

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Posted by: Charlene VanAllen, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 1/27/17




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In an effort to generate additional revenue, Twin Rivers Unified School District (TRUSD) is looking at how to better utilize many of its assets. To facilitate this process, the District is forming what is referred to as a "7-11 Committee." If you are qualified and would like to participate, we invite you to apply to be a member of the Committee.

 

The purpose of the committee is to review and analyze real property that is owned by TRUSD and to determine what real property could be designated as "excess" or "surplus" because it will not be needed for school purposes. The committee will then present a report to the Board of Trustees recommending uses for the surplus property or how to dispose of the property (e.g., sale, lease, etc.).

 

Click on the link(s) for details:

 

[APPLICATION] DUE FEB. 2, 2017

 

[More Information]

 

 

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Posted by: Charlene VanAllen, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 1/26/17




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At the Jan. 24 school board meeting, our Trustees adopted Resolution No. 630, reaffirming our commitment to ensure that Twin Rivers Unified School District remains a Safe Haven—click HERE to read more.

 

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Posted by: Charlene VanAllen, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 1/25/17




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On Tuesday, Jan. 24, 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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Posted by: Charlene VanAllen, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 1/25/17




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Twin Rivers Unified School District is providing two opportunities for you to give feedback and input regarding our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).

 

Step One:  LCAP Survey (for TRUSD Parents)

 

The purpose of this survey is to help our school district gain vital information to assist in meeting students’ needs. This brief survey has questions about academics, safety, and other important topics. (Your responses will be kept anonymous. This survey closes Jan. 31)

 

Parent Survey:  English  |  Hmong  |  Russian  |  Spanish

 

Step Two:  LCAP Annual Review (for everyone with an interest in TRUSD)

 

Our LCAP Annual Review window is now open. Please provide input on the progress toward our goals. We invite all interested parents and community members to participate in this in-depth review and look forward to hearing your voice. (Your responses will be kept anonymous. This survey closes Feb. 10)

 

Annual ReviewENGLISH  |  SPANISH  |  HMONG

 

(Click HERE for more information on the LCAP web page.)

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Posted by: Charlene VanAllen, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 1/18/17




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March begins at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, at Grant Union High School. See attachment.

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Posted by: Zenobia Gerald, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 1/13/17




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If you reside in Twin Rivers Unified School District, there is opportunity to submit an application for your child to attend a school of your choice within the district for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

Applications are available at your current school of attendance or home school and will be accepted until February 15, 2017.

 

For more information you may contact Enid Scott in the Student Services Department at (916) 566-1600 ext. 50842 or (916) 566-1620.

 

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Posted by: Charlene VanAllen, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 1/5/17




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Do you know an outstanding teacher?

 

Twin Rivers Unified School District is pleased to participate in the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year program through the Sacramento County Office of Education.

 

This program highlights educational innovation, student learning, and the rewards of teaching. The Teacher of the Year process pays tribute to our teaching force, the complexity of challenges that confront our schools, and the need to promote collaboration and teamwork to meet those challenges.

 

Anyone may submit a nomination form - staff members, students, families, and community members as well as the teachers themselves. Nominations are due to principals, in writing, by Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.

 

The Teacher of the Year process and form links are available below. Should you have any questions regarding this program, please contact the Communications Department at 916-566-1628.

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Posted by: Charlene VanAllen, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 1/5/17




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Three yellow buses rolled through Twin Rivers just before the winter break, loaded with boxes of food and wrapped gifts for 20 families in need. Also on board were Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with other volunteers from the Twin Rivers central office.

“Thank you TRUSD for the love ... we are so grateful and humbled by the gifts,” responded student Nani Poloai. “Maybe there really is a Santa Claus after all.”

The volunteers started their day at the Sacramento Food Bank where they picked up donations of fresh fruits and vegetables. Before deliveries began, the buses stopped by the district office to collect gifts for all members of the families that were on the routes.

The gifts were donated and wrapped by central office volunteers. 

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FOX 40 News

TR Photo Gallery

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Posted by: Charlene VanAllen, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 1/4/17




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Mark your calendar … LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Annual Review. Dinner will be provided. Interpreters will be available in Hmong, Russian and Spanish.

 

5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017

District Office, 5115 Dudley Blvd., McClellan, CA

 

Click HERE for a flier.

 

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Posted by: Charlene VanAllen, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 1/3/17




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At the Dec. 13 school board meeting, Trustees approved a revised student calendar that includes a few adjustments:

  • December 21, 2016 is now an early release day

  • February 16, 2017 is now a minimum day

Click HERE for a revised 2016-2017 Student Calendar. [ALL CALENDARS]

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Posted by: Charlene VanAllen, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 12/16/16




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On Tuesday, Dec. 13, 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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Posted by: Charlene VanAllen, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 12/15/16




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Do you know an outstanding teacher? Twin Rivers Unified School District is pleased to participate in the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year program through the Sacramento County Office of Education.

 

This program highlights educational innovation, student learning, and the rewards of teaching. The Teacher of the Year process pays tribute to our teaching force, the complexity of challenges that confront our schools, and the need to promote collaboration and teamwork to meet those challenges.

 

Anyone may submit a nomination form – staff members, students, families, and community members as well as the teachers themselves. Nominations are due to principals, in writing, by Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.

 

The Teacher of the Year process and form links are available below. Should you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Charlene VanAllen in the Communications Department at 916-566-1765.

 

Nomination Form (Submit to principal by Jan. 20, 2017)

 

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Posted by: Charlene VanAllen, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 12/7/16




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On Tuesday, Nov. 15, 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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Posted by: Charlene VanAllen, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 11/17/16




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Everything we do in Twin Rivers is centered around student success and we're excited to share some of their accomplishments in the latest edition of We Are TR! The district newspaper focuses on district achievements and teacher-led initiatives. Twin Rivers is committed to supporting the education of all students in our mission to inspire each student to extraordinary achievement every day.

 

Click HERE to view the publication.

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Posted by: Charlene VanAllen, District Staff, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Published: 11/16/16