News and Announcements

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.

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October Board Meeting

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

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September Board Meeting

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

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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

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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.

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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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SUHSD August Board Meeting

Wednesday, August 11th 2021

At McCloud High School and on Zoom

Open Session starts at 4:00 pm followed by closed session.

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August 11, 2021 Agenda Link



SUHSD June Board Meetings

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

At Weed High School Library and on Zoom -  

closed session at 4:00 pm, Open session starts at 4:30 pm,  Public Hearing for Budget and LCAP at 5:00 pm.

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June 22 Agenda Link

LCAP Summary and data document link

2021 Full LCAP Link

2021 Annual Update Link

LCFF Budget Overview for Parents

Budget Link - Posted 6/21/21 at 11:15am

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

At Mount Shasta High School Library and on Zoom - closed session at 5:00 pm, Open session starts at 5:30 pm.

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June 23 Agenda Link

LCAP Summary and data document link (Revised 6.22.21)

Final Full LCAP Link (Revised after 6/22/21 Public Hearing)

2021 Annual Update Link

LCFF Budget Overview for Parents

Final Budget Link

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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

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

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.