Yreka Union School District

Committed To Excellence In Education

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  • SAFE Online Registrations

    Click on the underlined link above to register your child(ren) for 2020-2021 SAFE.

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  • TK and Kindergarten Registrations CLICK LINK HERE

    Click the link above to register your child for TK or Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 School Year. You must have a valid email address to register.

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  • Mary Christmas!

    Mary's class participate in our district wide dress up days to show school spirit.

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  • Agriculture & Biology

    Planting succulents at Mountain Crest Gardens. Students in Mrs. Ireson-Janke class get to learn about plants and have a field trip to Mountain Crest Gardens.

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  • Mrs. Jankowski

    Having fun at Turtle Bay. Students get to explore the museum. This adventure teaches our students about the planets, art, science, history, forestry and horticulture.

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  • Science Projects

    Rivers on Mars? We think so! Our science students get their hands dirty learning about the planets and Mars.

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  • Cross Country

    I believe I can fly! Students from our 5th - 8th grade levels participate in Cross Country and compete against other students in the county.

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  • Ready? Set. Serve!

    Trenton serving up a WIN! Our students enjoy sports such as coed volleyball. Our athletes also get to participate in basketball, cross county, track, and cheerleading. Visit our Athletics page for more information.

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  • High five!

    Using our imaginations in art class! Our students work with Mrs. Birch to learn basic design, drawing, painting, and sculpture techniques will be explored. A concentration on the principles and elements of design, incorporated with art history, will be integrated into various art projects throughout the middle years.

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    Update 4.23.21


    Good afternoon! Hopefully this finds you well. As we are quickly approaching the end of the year, it is time to provide you with some updates and encouragements. First and foremost, kudos to everyone for a job well done thus far! To be able to do what we have done is no small feat! Has it been perfect? No it has not, however, we all have done the best we can do with the cards we have been dealt.

    Monday, 4/29, our 3rd-8th grade students will begin their state testing. We sent out the schedule previously, but this is to encourage families to provide their student with a good nights rest the night(s) before and a high protein breakfast the morning of. And, as has been our mantra all year....have them do their best! Their best is good enough! Next week will be ELA and then we will move on to math. 5th and 8th grades will also be following a different schedule for their science tests. If you have questions, please contact your student's main office.

    8th graduation/promotion. We are currently making plans for 8th grade promotion/graduation for the ceremony and then evaluating the feasibility of what type of celebration we may have. As you may (or may not know), not all 8th graders will go through the graduation ceremonies. We are assessing and evaluating student marks this year and will be in contact with those students/families that have not met the mark this year. We recognize that this year is extraordinary to say the least, but too, we also recognize that we must have a level of achievement to earn the right to go through the ceremony.

    We also recognize that there has been a certain level of learning loss this past year for ALL students. That being said, we are preparing for a longer Expanded Learning Opportunity this summer, as well as a August Bootcamp. As the plans are still evolving, we are looking at a program that will run from mid-June to mid-July, and students would attend for 4 days/week, 4 hours/day. The August Bootcamp would also be 4 days/week, 4 hours/day for only two weeks. Teachers are in the process of identifying which students should attend this great opportunity to close the learning gap.

    Soon, the district will be sending out a survey to get your input and suggestions on how to spend money we will receive from the state via the AB86 Funds, which is part of the COVID-19 relief package. A requirement of this is to get input from stakeholders, so please be on the lookout for that.

    If you have questions, concerns or comments, please feel free to email me at charris@yrekausd.net, or call the district office at 842-1168. Thank you and continue to work closely with your student.

    Committed To Excellence In Education,
    Chris Harris, Superintendent


    UPDATE: November 29th, 2020

    Hopefully you are enjoying this time of Thanksgiving!  Just a quick update and reminder.  We are aware of the increase in positive cases in our county and continue to monitor the situation as it pertains to our district.  At this time, we are not making any changes to our operations, and will welcome all in-person students back to campus on Monday, 11/30.  However, if  you have traveled out of the area or have had company from out of the area, we encourage you to use cautious judgment upon your return.  For some, this may mean for you to self-quarantine for the first two weeks we return.  This would be the safest means to NOT spread the virus from your potential exposure(s).  If you choose this route, please communicate with your school office and our Health Services staff can provide you with guidance on this.  If you have any questions, please contact Chris Harris at charris@yrekausd.net.   

    UPDATE: November 16th, 2020

    Attached is a press release announcing Siskiyou County is moving to the Purple (most restrictive) Tier.  We are continuing to monitor this situation, but for the time being, we will continue with our current operations.  We are evaluating what, if any, adjustments we will make in the near future, as well as after vacation.  

    Please continue to practice safe guards such as social distancing, staying away from large groups, washing hands frequently and staying home when you feel ill.  Once again, the goal is to stop the spread, so please do your part by doing so.  

    If you have questions, please contact  your school office or Chris Harris directly at charris@yrekausd.net.  Thank you.

    You may download the PDF version of the document below HERE.

    Tier 1 Press Release for Siskiyou County




    CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Resources

    COVID-19 Letter to Parents and Guardians

    COVID-19 Letter of Suspended Activities





    Please take a look at our California Healthy Kids Survey HERE.


    Welcome to Yreka Union School District!

    It is the mission of the Yreka Union School District to provide each student with a safe, caring and supportive atmosphere which will foster the intellectual, emotional, and social growth necessary to become a productive and responsible citizen who accepts cultural differences. All parents, students, teachers and staff are part of a supportive team helping children develop personal, educational, social and ethical values.

    Yreka Union School District offers students an outstanding education. We are committed to our student's learning the academic and social skills they need to be promoted to high school and be successful.

    • K - 3rd grade all classes at 22-25 students
    • 4 - 8th grade classes are from 23-26 students per room
    • 7th - 8th grade departmentalized program with highly qualified staff teaching: English, Algebra, Social Studies, Science, Art, Physical Education, Music (band and choir programs), and Intramural and team sports
    • After School Program (SAFE) from end of school until 6:00 PM every day
    • Instructional aides in all primary grades
    • Computer labs and skills taught at all schools
    • Interactive white boards with overhead mounted LCD projectors in most classrooms for teachers to use as a teaching tool with students
    • Highly qualified teachers and paraprofessionals
    • We have over 1,000 Chromebook devices district-wide

Siskiyou Afterschool for Everyone

  • "Siskiyou Afterschool For Everyone (SAFE) is a consortium of 20 school sites and the Siskiyou County Office of Education. SAFE is operated within the guidelines set by After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program of the California Department of Education (CDE)'s Expanded Learning Programs Division (EXLD). These guidelines encourage parents, teachers, students, and the communities they live in, to share resources that benefit both the students and the community.  Sites are operated from the end of each regular school day until 6 p.m. and offer a nutritious snack, homework assistance, academic enrichment and physical activities in a healthy, safe environment.

    SAFE Program Mission Statement: Siskiyou After School for Everyone (SAFE) Program offers academic support, quality expanded learning opportunities, and fitness promotion to Siskiyou County students in a positive and safe environment.
    SAFE Program Vision Statement: SAFE operates unique after-school programs in collaboration with SCOE staff, school personnel, family members, and community resources to increase student academic performance, expand learning, and improve healthy choices."

    SAFE Site Information

      Jackson Street School Evergreen School
    Parent Handbook
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    Days/Hours of Program
    Monday-Friday, 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
    Monday-Friday, 2:20 PM-6:00 PM
    Ages of Students Served
    4th-8th grade students
    TK-3rd grade students
    Site Coordinator
    Elaine Dickinson
    Rebekah Shonk
    Contact Number
    (530) 340-3934
    (530) 340-3935
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