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Upcoming Events
RM D - Sub Interviews
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Repeating EventCOUN - General Council
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
RM B - File Review
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
BDRM - Superintendent
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
District Announcements
Daylight Savings
UCCI Institute
Yucaipa-Calimesa JUSD hosted approximately 40 teachers and industry members at a University of California Curriculum Integration (UCCI) event for the Public Services pathway on February 17, 18, and 19, 2015 at the Yucaipa Community Center.
The primary goal of the UCCI Institutes was to facilitate the development of an increasing number of high school courses that are "a-g" approved (thus fulfilling subject requirements for college admission) and also designated as Career Technical Education (CTE).
Teachers worked collaboratively with colleagues from throughout the region (Yucaipa, Chaffey, and Fontana) to develop one course for each core subject area, thus integrating, English, Mathematics, History/Social Science, and Science with Public Services.  

Freshmen Health and Biomedical Sciences Academy students used a dissecting scope to determine the identity of a powder found at the scene of our mysterious death around which the course is based. Students in Sharon Whiting's class used chemical tests and visual identification of crystalline shape and texture to identify the substances.
This year, Yucaipa High School has enrolled students in three Linked Learning Academies. Academies include Engineering, Health and Biomedical Sciences Academy and a Law and Public Safety. All Linked Learning Academy students follow a topic specific pathway, designed as a multi-year, comprehensive program that engages them through project-based learning in the classroom paired with career exposure and practical applications in a real-world setting.
All Linked Learning Academies include:
  • A college-prep academic core emphasizing real-world applications,
  • A technical core of three or more courses meeting industry standards,
  • Work-based learning,
  • Personalized student supports (academic, emotional and social, college and career guidance)
We look forward to partnering with local industries to provide our students with enriched learning experiences. 

What would most help all students in the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District (YCJUSD) to be successful in elementary, middle, and high school? We want to hear from you! YCJUSD is revising our Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and we want you to be part of this process, which brings more local control of educational programs to our community. Your ideas matter!
Please click on the link below to offer any suggestions on how we can increase and/or improve services to help our students be successful:
Click here to make a suggestion
YCJUSD is also holding community forums to gather input to be used in the revision of the LCAP. We look forward to your participation as we strive to provide an optimum learning environment for students in their preparation for College and Career. 
We invite you to attend the meeting that is most convenient for you:
Mesa View Middle School
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Multi-Purpose Room
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Park View Middle School
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Multi-Purpose Room
6:00 – 7:30 pm
2014-2015 LCAP (Board Approved June 24, 2014)
2014-2015 LCAP Mid-Year Progress Report (Board Presentation - January 27, 2015)
February/ March 2015 - LCAP Update, School Site Visits 

District News
San Bernardino County Department of Public Health News Release

Additional Potential Public Exposure to Measles
San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed nine cases of measles within the County as of February 18, 2015. These cases are either initial exposures or linked as secondary cases in conjunction with the recent outbreak associated with California Disneyland theme parks. It is possible that San Bernardino County residents may have been exposed to measles since one of the confirmed cases visited public places while infectious.
Please click here for additional potential exposure locations and times
2014/2015 Yucaipa-Calimesa News Mirror Articles
About Our District

Yucaipa-Calimesa JUSD has been proudly serving students in Yucaipa and portions of Calimesa since 1911, when our first elementary school was opened on California Street as part of the newly formed Yucaipa Elementary School District.  In 1963, the District reorganized as a Joint Unified School District and added instruction for the area’s secondary school students, who were previously served by a neighboring school district using a secondary school they built in the 1950's.  That school, which is located on Sixth Street, is still in use today by our students.

YCJUSD students receive a high quality curriculum from some of the best teachers that the state has to offer.  The district’s STAR test results regularly exceed those of the county of San Bernardino and, in many instances, those of the state as well. Each school has an active PTA/PTSA or PTSO, and area residents find that the collaboration among parents and school staff has a wonderful, open, small town feel to it.  Students at all sites, including the adult school, follow the same calendar.  The calendar for the current school year, including all holidays, vacation dates, and academic dates, is found under the "Calendars" tab on the left navigation bar on all of our web pages. 

Textbooks, curriculum, and assessments  across the district are consistent from school to school.  This is helpful when students move between schools.  Parents can be assured that there won’t be learning gaps for their students and that the education that children get at one site is as rigorous as it is in the neighboring schools. As new students enroll in the district, every effort is made to place them in their neighborhood school according to the boundary maps.  If the grade needed is full at the neighborhood school, an alternate school site will be assigned until there is room available at the neighborhood school.

Beginning in 2011-2012, the Competitive Edge Charter Academy (CECA)  operates as a dependent charter school.  CECA is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme World School and the Middle Years Programme is an International Baccalaureate candidate school.  All California content standards are included in the thematic-based instruction. 
Daily Patriotic Exercise

The Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District is proud to support California Education Codes 52720 and 52730. These two school laws support our commitment to conduct an appropriate patriotic exercise at every school each day. Providing instruction though the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America promotes students’ understanding of "pledge," "allegiance," "republic," and "indivisible," and understanding the importance of the pledge as an expression of patriotism, love of country, and pride in the United States of America satisfies the requirement of school law. The links below provide more detail on this topic:
California Education Codes 52720 and 52730 – Patriotic Exercises
The Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem and Flag Etiquette

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