Happy Camp - McCloud - Mount Shasta - Weed

News and Announcements

November Board Meeting

Wednesday, November 09, 2022 in person at the Happy Camp High School campus and video conference from Mount Shasta High School.

This meeting will be broadcast via zoom at https://sisuhsd.zoom.us/j/95139375821 for the public to view. Public must be in person to participate during Public Comment.

4:30 pm Closed Session

5:30 pm Open Session

November 09, 2022 Meeting Agenda Link

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Special Board Meeting

Thursday, October 20, 2022 in person at the Siskiyou Union High School District and video conference from Happy Camp High School.

This meeting will be broadcast via zoom at https://sisuhsd.zoom.us/s/96746743754 for the public to view. Public must be in person to participate during Public Comment.

5:30 pm Open Session

October 20, 2022 Meeting Agenda Link

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October Board Meeting

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 in person at the Weed High School Library and video conference from Happy Camp High School.

This meeting will be broadcast via zoom at https://sisuhsd.zoom.us/j/95139375821for the public to view. Public must be in person to participate during Public Comment.

4:30 pm Closed Session

5:30 pm Open Session

October 12, 2022 Meeting Agenda Link

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September Board Meeting

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 in person at the Mount Shasta High School Library and video conference from Happy Camp High School.

This meeting will be broadcast via zoom at https://sisuhsd.zoom.us/j/​96572312929 for the public to view. Public must be in person to participate during Public Comment.

4:30 pm Closed Session

5:30 pm Open Session

September 14, 2022 Meeting Agenda Link

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August Board Meeting

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 in person at the McCloud High School Library and video conference from Happy Camp High School.

4:30 pm Closed Session

5:30 pm Open Session

August 10, 2022 Meeting Agenda Link

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PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 2, 2022


The Siskiyou Union High School District Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of  Michael Wharton as the District’s next Superintendent, effective July 1, 2022.  At the last board meeting on June 29, 2022 the Board unanimously voted for Mr. Wharton to serve as the new Superintendent with a three-year contract.

The Board of Education has conducted a superintendent search for the last several weeks.  The Board received assistance from McPherson M Jacobson LLC - a superintendent search firm.  The consulting firm developed a superintendent search profile, listed desired characteristics of a new superintendent, screened applications, and presented the best qualified applicants to the Board.  The Board reviewed the credentials of several applications before choosing three candidates to interview.  A full day was dedicated on June 20, 2022 for a district stakeholder group, that included staff, parents, and students, to meet with each candidate in addition to providing a summary of each candidate for Board review.  The afternoon consisted of a lengthy interview process for each candidate separately with the Board.  The Board spent an additional day reviewing each candidate thoroughly before making a final decision.  Mr. Wharton formally accepted the offer and was appointed at the last board meeting.

Mr. Wharton’s experience in education includes assignments as a classroom teacher, site administrator, superintendent, board member, board president and parent. Mr. Wharton holds  an MA in Education Leadership and is an active member in the Association of California School Administrators.  Mr. Wharton has deep roots in the Northstate and grew up in Cottonwood, CA.  Mr. Wharton will bring a positive outlook, honesty, integrity, great communication skills, high commitment  for student achievement as well as a strong work ethic.

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Upcoming June Board Meetings

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 Regular Board Meeting - 5:30 pm Open Session at Mount Shasta High School Library

Wednesday June 29, 2022 Agenda Link

2022-23 Full Budget Link

2022-23 Budget One Page Summary Link

2022-23 Full Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Link

2022-23 SUHSD LCAP Summary Document Link

Monday, June 20, 2022 Special Closed Session Board Meeting - 1:00 PM at Mount Shasta High School Library

Monday June 20, 2022 Agenda Link

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 Special Closed Session Board Meeting - 9:00 AM at Mount Shasta High School Library

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 Agenda Link

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 Regular Board Meeting with 2022-23 LCAP and Budget Public Hearing, At Weed High School Library - Closed Session at 4:30 pm, Open session and public hearing at 5:30 pm.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 Agenda Link

2022-23 Local Control Area Plan (LCAP) Full Document with Budget Overview for Parents Link

2022-23 Local Control Area Plan (LCAP) District Summary Document Link

2022-23 Proposed Budget Links

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

2022-23 Proposed Budget One Page Summary Link

Special Board Meeting - June 1, 2022 - Open Session will start at 5:30 (Closed Session will follow the open session). In-person at the Mount Shasta High School Library

June 1, 2022 Agenda Link

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Superintendent Search - Stakeholder Input Survey and Zoom Meeting

The Siskiyou Union High School District Board of Trustees is seeking input regarding the search that is underway to identify a new Superintendent for the Siskiyou Union High School District. You can provide input by completing this survey and you can provided input by attending the Stakeholder Input Zoom Session scheduled for the following date and time.

Zoom Session:

Siskiyou Union High School District Parents/Guardians, Students, and Community Members Superintendents Input Zoom Session: Wednesday, May 18, starting at 5:30 pm

Stakeholder Input Meeting Zoom Link:

https://sisuhsd.zoom.us/j/95823642627

Input Survey

Parents/Guardians, Students, and Community Members Input Survey - please use this link to complete the input survey. The survey will close on Thursday May 26, 2022:

Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SiskiyouUnion

May Board Meeting

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 in person at the Mount Shasta High School Library and video conference from Happy Camp High School.

4:30 pm Closed Session

5:30 pm Open Session

May 8, 2022 Meeting Agenda Link

Special Board Meeting

Monday, April 25, 2022 at 5:30 in person at the Mount Shasta High School Library and video conference from Happy Camp High School.

Closed session at 5:30 followed by Open session

The public will have the opportunity for public comment on closed session items at the start of the meeting at 5:30.

April 25, 2022 Special Meeting Agenda Link

Proposal from CSBA - McPherson & Jacobson L.L.C for Superintendent Search Services

April Board Meetings

Special Meeting - Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 5:30 in person at Weed High School Library and video conference from Happy Camp High School.

This meeting is for the interview and appointment of the Weed attendance area board representative. The board has three candidates that will be interviewed in open session. See agenda link for details.

April 12, 2022 Special Meeting Agenda Link

Regular Meeting - Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 4:30 closed session and 5:30 open session, in-person at McCloud High School and video conference from Happy Camp High School.

April 13, 2022 Regular Meeting Agenda Link

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The Siskiyou Union High School District Board of Trustees is taking applications or nominations for an appointment of the Weed High School Attendance Area Applicants or Nominees must:

  • Live in the Weed High School Attendance area
  • Must meet the eligibility requirements specified in California Education Code 35107: (a) Any person, regardless of sex, who is 18 years of age or older, a citizen of the state, a resident of the school district, a registered voter, and who is not disqualified by the Constitution or laws of the state from holding a civil office, is eligible to be elected or appointed a member of a governing board of a school district without further qualifications. (see California Education Code 35107 for additional req.)

Qualified candidates will be interviewed by the board of trustees in open session at a special board meeting to be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at Weed High School at 5:30pm. Interviews with the board and the selection will be made as an open session action item

To apply for or nominate a person for this appointment, please submit a cover letter and the electronic application that is linked here:

**Siskiyou Union High School District Board Member Application **

You may upload your cover letter on the application or email the cover letter to Debbie Moser dmoser@sisuhsd.net, or deliver it to the District Office at 624 Everitt Memorial Hwy. Mount Shasta, CA 96067.

Deadline is Wednesday, March 30 2022 at 5:00pm.



March 9, 2022 - Board Meeting

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 Video Conference/Zoom Only

4:30 PM Closed Session

5:00 PM Open Session (this is the Happy Camp Meeting so open session starts at 5:00pm)

Zoom Link

Agenda Link

2021-22 Second Interim Budget Links

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

2021-22 Second Interim One Page Budget Overview Link

Link to Draft Application for SUHSD School Board - for agenda Item 9.3



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Special Board Meeting - Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 5:30 PM on Zoom


5:30 public comment and reports followed by closed session.

Zoom Link

Agenda Link

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Special Board Meeting - Wednesday February 16, 2022 at 5:00 PM on Zoom

Meeting Canceled

5:00 PM Open Session

Zoom Link

Agenda Link

Construction Management Contract

February 9, 2022 Board Meeting

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 Video Conference/Zoom Only

4:30 PM Closed Session

5:30 PM Open Session

Zoom Link

Agenda Link


District LCAP Meeting

Thursday, February 2, 2022 at 4:30

Dear Parents and Students,

On Thursday, February 3 at 4:30 pm, we will be holding our second District Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Meeting. Each district school site has a group of specific individuals that represent their school as a member of the district LCAP Committee. The complete makeup of the district LCAP Committee includes a student, parent and staff member from each school site. The LCAP committee is responsible for developing and monitoring the district wide goals and activities in accordance with state and federal regulations. The LCAP committee develops a three year plan and reports to the Siskiyou Union High School District Board of Trustees.  Although there is a specific group of individuals that are currently on the LCAP committee, all parents and students are welcome to join the meeting and discussion that provides direction and input for the process and the Board of Trustees. We are currently holding our meetings on Zoom. The Zoom link, agenda link and current LCAP document links are below:

LCAP Meeting Zoom Link

February 3, 2022 District LCAP Agenda Link

SUHSD Local Control and Accountability Plan Summary and Data Document  For the 2021-22, 2022-23, and 2023-24 School Years

January 19, 2022 Rescheduled Board Meeting (originally scheduled on January 12, 2022)

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Video Conference/Zoom Only

5:00 PM Closed Session

5:30 PM Open Session

Agenda Link

Zoom Link

Science Curriculum Adoption Presentation Link

January 12, 2022 Board Meeting

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 in person and on Zoom at Mount Shasta High School Library and via video conference at Happy Camp High School

4:30 Closed Session

5:00 Special Meeting

5:30 Open Session

Agenda Link 5:00 Special Meeting

-Note: the special meeting is to consider a resolution to hold meetings in-person and on Zoom (video Conference)

Agenda Link 5:30 Regular Meeting

Science Curriculum Adoption Presentation Link

Zoom Link All meetings

December Board Meeting - Rescheduled See agenda below.

Thursday, December 16th at McCloud High School in person and via Zoom Video Conference.

4:00 pm open session and organizational meeting.

Zoom Link

****Rescheduled 12/16/21 Agenda Link****

2019-20 Audit Link

2020-21 Unaudited Actuals Link

2020-21 Unaudited Actuals Summary Link

2021-22 First Interim Budget Link - Full Document

2021-22 First Interim Budget Link - Part 1

2021-22 First Interim Budget Link - Part 2

2021-22 First Interim Budget Link - Part 3

2021-22 First Interim Budget Summary

November Board Meeting

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Happy Camp High School with Mount Shasta High School Library (via Zoom Video Conference) and on Zoom.

4:00 pm open session with a 5:00 pm public hearing regarding our Educator Effectiveness and A-G Completion Improvement grant plans.

Zoom Link

Agenda Link

Unaudited Actuals Link

October Board Meeting

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 4:00pm at the WHS Library and on Zoom

Zoom Link

Agenda Link

September Board Meeting

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 4:00pm at the MSHS Library and on Zoom.

Zoom Link

Agenda Link

Special Board Meetings

Thursday, August 26 at 4:00 pm at MSHS Library or on Zoom

Public Hearing for BP and AR - Independent Studies Starts at 4:15

Zoom Link

Agenda Link

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Tuesday, August 31 at 6:00 PM at the Weed Community Center - In person or on Zoom.

This is a Joint meeting with the Weed Union Elementary Board and the Siskiyou Union High School District Board.

Zoom Link

Agenda Link


Updates

August 11, 2021


Dear Families of Happy Camp, McCloud, Mount Shasta and Weed High Schools,

We have just started to use a new communication system called ParentSquare. The program is operational and connected to the Aeries Parent Portal. We will be providing training and an official launch date of Monday, August 30th 2021. Training will be available online and in-person at our Back-to-School Nights. Your school sites will be providing further details and can help you if you have questions about your Aeries parent portal. You can also download the ParentSquare or StudentSquare App for your phone. Just a reminder that each high school has a website with school information. They are all linked to the district website at www.sisuhsd.net under schools.

Dear Families of Happy Camp, McCloud, Mount Shasta and Weed High Schools,

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year, a year of recovery, restoration and re-engagement for our students, staff, families and communities. We are excited to have a variety of new financial resources available, new staff joining us, and our highly qualified returning staff all available to welcome our students and families back to school. Collectively, we will reimagine and build a bright and promising future.

To recover, we will restore and re-engage our students and families by:

  • Welcoming our staff, students and families back to fully opened and prepared schools.
  • Supporting our students by providing intensive academic support, social emotional support, exciting learning experiences, and guidance so they can reimagine their futures. See our Expanded Learning Multi - Tiered System of Support  linked here.
  • Establishing effective lines of communication with all staff, students, families, and communities.
  • Focusing on relationships and the connections that help anchor our students and families to their schools and communities.
  • Investing in our staff to build new curriculum and student engagement strategies.
  • Promoting our successes and the tremendous work of our students and staff.

For the 2021-22 school year, students will have the choice of two educational options. Full inperson school or Independent Studies/Siskiyou Pathways Academy. If you are interested in our Independent Studies program, please talk to your school site administrator and register by completing the online Independent Studies Request Application.

As we work through the elements of the COVID 19 Pandemic that have an impact on our schools, we will continue to maintain the safety of our students, staff, and families as our top priority. At this time we are reviewing the California Department of Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools and Cal OSHA Workplace Standards and we are developing our opening plans accordingly. The two documents below outline the current opening planning that I will have the board review and approve at our August 11th board meeting. All guidance indicates that masks will be required for all staff and students while indoors on school campuses. The County Office of Education is also requiring masks be worn by all employees unless they are in a work space alone.

We are proposing the following bell schedules for the 2021-22 school year. Because we are going to be sharing staff and programs across the district in a variety of methods, we have a need to maintain a common bell schedule for all schools. We are proposing the following schedule that includes a 45 minute advisory period on Mondays and a rotating 1-4 and 5-8 schedule for Mondays. Weed, McCloud, and Happy Camp are proposing to start the Advisory period for the 21-22 school year. Mount Shasta is proposing to implement the Advisory Period for the 22-23 school year (using the 21-22 school year to develop specific plans for the advisory period).

The Advisory period will be used to conduct schoolwide lessons and activities in the following areas:

  • Grade and progress monitoring
  • College and Career Exploration and Planning
  • Social Emotional Learning Activities
  • School wide recognitions, assemblies, and enrichment activities

-We are planning to use a variety of resources to develop and implement the specific advisory lessons including: The CORE Project, College and Career Clubs

Proposed Bell 21-22 Schedules- Will be on the August 11th board Agenda for approval

Joining our team or taking on new roles for the 2021-22 school year include:

  • Monika Van Baren - Interim Principal for Weed High School
  • Kelsea Ochs - Teacher On Special Assignment - Dean of Students/Credit Recovery for Weed High School
  • Debbie Moser - District Administrative Assistant
  • Emily McIntyre - Secretary I - for Mount Shasta High School
  • Kelsie Brown - Secretary I - for Weed High School
  • Crystal Herrin - District Transportation, CTE Internship Transportation, Secretary I
  • Megan Hogue - English Teacher McCloud High School - Virtual
  • Pamela Price - Math/Science for  McCloud High School - Virtual
  • David Timbrook - Culinary/Food Service for Happy Camp High School
  • Hud Oates - Teacher on Special Assignment for CTE Advisor
  • Gregg Bousfield - Science for Happy Camp High School
  • Joshua Boli - Credit Recovery for Mount Shasta High School
  • Jacob Dean - Social Studies for Weed High School
  • Joel Quinn - Math for Mount Shasta and Weed High School
  • Karen King - Instructional Aide for Happy Camp High School
  • Amy Bourke - Accounts Payable for the District

We are still in the process of hiring the following:

  • Culinary Arts/Food Service coordinator/teacher for Weed, Mount Shasta and McCloud
  • Credit Recovery teacher for Happy Camp High School
  • Instructional Aide/Bus Driver for Weed High School
  • Temporary Resource Specialist Teacher for Mount Shasta and McCloud High School’s
  • Academic Tutors for all schools

We anticipate an opening enrollment of 546 students across the district. Here is a list of upcoming events and important dates:

  • Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 4:00 pm - Board Meeting at McCloud High School (Agenda and Zoom Link here)****
  • Monday, August 23th - First Day of Instruction
  • Thursday, September 2nd at 6:00 pm Back to School Night - Weed High School
  • Wednesday, September 15th at 6:00 pm Back to School Night - Mount Shasta High School
  • TBA - Back to School Night - McCloud High School
  • TBA - Back to School Night - Happy Camp High School

I am looking forward to a great year as your superintendent and am appreciative of the opportunity to work with our staff to serve our students and families from the communities of Happy Camp, McCloud, Mount Shasta and Weed.

Sincerely,

Mike Matheson - Superintendent

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ParentSquare
Bond Measure K and Q

Dear Families, Staff and Community Members, Thank you for your support of Measure K. The measure passed with 63% of the voters approval. With the passage of Measure K and the state matching dollars we will be able to receive, we will be able to update and modernize all of our classrooms and campuses.

We are currently seeking Bond Oversight Committee members to be part of the required oversight process. Please see the link here to complete the application for this process.

Bond Oversight Committee Application

Sincerely, Michael Matheson -Superintendent Siskiyou Union High School District Bond Measure K Information and FAQ Link

Attendance Matters

a month ago

By Mike Matheson

STUDENT ATTENDANCE MATTERS

The Siskiyou Union High School District is committed to providing all students with an engaging and enjoyable educational experience so they can prepare for their future career and college experiences. Student attendance matters. Last year over 20% of our students were Chronically absent, meaning they missed more than 10% or 16 days of school. As a school community, we must improve this so our call to action is to ensure all students work to achieve an absenteeism rate of less than 5% or 8 days per school year. We need to work together to accomplish this for our students. Please start by reviewing  the following documents that outline the importance of attendance and how we can work to achieve this important goal for our students. 

TITLE IX POLICY AND PROCEDURE

a month ago

Title IX

Title IX is a federal law that was passed in 1972 to ensure that male and female students and employees in educational settings are treated equally and fairly. It protects against discrimination based on sex (including sexual harassment). In addition, Title IX protects transgender students and students who do not conform to gender stereotypes. State law also prohibits discrimination based on gender (sex), gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. The preamble to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states that:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”


Title IX Coordinator

Mike Matheson, District Superintendent, is the Title IX Coordinator for the Siskiyou Union High School District. 
He can be reached by telephone at 
530-926-3006 or by email at mmatheson@sisuhsd.net




Students' Rights Under Title IX


Federal Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX"), implemented at 34 C.F.R. 106.31, subd. (a), provides that no person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any academic, extracurricular, research, occupational training, or other education program or activity operated by a recipient which receives federal financial assistance. Relevant here, Title IX requires school districts to take immediate and appropriate action to investigate when it knows or reasonably should know of a possible Title IX violation.

Students' Rights Pursuant to Education Code Section 221.8

Education Code Section 221.8 provides as follows:

The following list of rights, which are based on the relevant provisions of the federal regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. ss 1681 et seq.), may be used by the department for purposes of Section 221.6:

  1. You have the rights to fair and equitable treatment and you shall not be discriminated against based on your sex.
  2. You have the right to be provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic extracurricular activities, including athletics.
  3. You have the right to inquire of the athletic director of your school as to the athletic opportunities offered by the school.
  4. You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships.
  5. You have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all of the following:
    1. Equipment and supplies.
    2. Scheduling of games and practices.
    3. Transportation and daily allowances.
    4. Access to tutoring.
    5. Coaching.
    6. Locker rooms.
    7. Practice and competitive facilities.
    8. Medical and training facilities and services.
    9. Publicity.
  6. You have the right to have access to a gender equity coordinator to answer questions regarding gender equity laws.
  7. You have the right to contact the State Department of Education and the California Interscholastic Federation to access information on gender equity laws. 
  8. You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Office for Civil Rights or the State Department of Education if you believe you have been discriminated against or if you believe you have received unequal treatment on the basis of your sex.
  9. You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.
  10. You have the right to be protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint. 

Title IX requires the Siskiyou Union High School District to take immediate and appropriate action to investigate when it knows or reasonably should know of a possible Title IX violation.

How to file a complaint


Complaints pertaining to Title IX issues should be filed by utilizing the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) as identified in California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Sections 4600 et. seq. 

Helpful Links


Participation Census Link

California Department of Education-

Equal Opportunity & Access

US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights

Office for Civil Rights

Title IX Rights section 221.8

Rights

Informal Bid List (CUPCCA)

a month ago


Notice Inviting Interested Contractors for the 2022

Informal Bid List

In accordance with the State of California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Commission, the Siskiyou Union High School District ("District") is inviting all interested licensed contractors to submit their company for inclusion on the District's Informal Bidding Contractors List for calendar year 2022. 

Per California Public Contract Code 22032, any Public Works Project that is estimated to be below $200,000 is subject to the Informal Bidding Procedures set forth by the State of California Uniform Construction Cost Accounting Commission. All trade categories are subject to Informal Bidding Procedures. 

Contractors that are interested in being on the 2022 Informal Bidding Contractors List are required to have a current license and are subject to verification through the Contractors State License Board. The District will notify all Contractors by email of Request for Proposals relating to their Trade Category. Additionally, pursuant to SB 854, no contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a bid for a public works project unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and no contractor or subcontractor may be awarded a contract for a public works project unless registered with the DIR per California Labor Code section 1725.5. 

http://www.dir.ca.gov/Public-Works/PublicWorks.html

If you or your company would like to be placed on the District's Informal Bidding Contractors List, please complete the District's Contractor Application Form and W-9

Submit by email to: mericsson@sisuhsd.net 

or mail to:  

Siskiyou Union High School District

624 Everitt Memorial Hwy.

Mount Shasta, CA.  96067

Attn:  Melissa Ericsson