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Students and Staff:  Do NOT attempt to install Microsoft Office 2013 (available from within your Office 365 account) on any school or district computers.   Attempting to install those licenses on district or school computers (which already have Office licenses of a different type installed on them) will cause your account to lose access to your OneDrive documents until the license issue can be fixed, which may take some time.
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Public Schools Month

Fellowship Masonic Lodge No. 668 supports the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District through the celebration of Public Schools Week. The Masonic Lodge has provided a forum for the past 20 years to recognize outstanding students, employees and community members all make a difference in the lives of others. Congratulations to all the recipients.

Classified School Employee of the Year

Ana Madrid
Lead Caterer
Oak View High School 

Madrid was selected as the recipient of the Classified Employee of the Year in the category of child nutrition. For the past 10 years, she has worked as lead caterer at Oak View High. “Ana shows her kindness with patient and respectful interaction with the students every day and at every meal, and in doing so, the students’ show Ana respect,” wrote Ann Aguilar, Director of Child Nutrition for Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District, in support of Madrid.

Redlands Bicycle Classic-Team KHS visits CECA

Redlands Bike Classic participants Team KHS visited Competitive Edge Charter Academy. They spoke with students about bicycle safety and how having drive and determination will help them reach their goals.

CECA and CES Students at Statewide Technology Showcase

Students from Competitive Edge Charter Academy (CECA) and Calimesa Elementary School (CES) recently were two of three schools representing San Bernardino County at the 2015 Computer Using Educators (CUE) Statewide Student Technology Showcase at the Palm Springs Convention Center.  Nearly 6,000 educators attended the CUE Conference, where the Student Technology Showcase was the featured attraction on the final day of the conference.  The Technology Student Showcase features exemplary projects created by students that incorporate technology to solve a problem.  Each project supported multiple Common Core State Standards in both Mathematics and English/Language Arts.

CES Team Members:  Tyler McCombs, Teacher Kim Correll, Ethan Avila, and Bryan Garcia.  CECA Team Members:  Clare Groninger, Teacher Stephanie Sharp, Cameron Collins, and Camden Williams.

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
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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