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Smokey Visits the Junior Rangers

Smokey Visits the Junior Rangers

TK Junior Rangers

Team McComb had a visit from Smokey the Bear last week. Smokey shared important facts about the forest and our important resources. TK takes Ranger Walks to study local plant life, water resources, and wild life. They work together with the Auburn Parks and Recreation District to learn conservation tips and care for our local resources. 

Northside/District Calendar 2014-15


We are a California Distinguished School

Congratulations Northside School- 2013/14 Nominee

Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Northside Twitter

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New Feature Principal's Message

Dr. Seuss Winners!

LCAP Survey!

Welcome to the LCAP Parent, Staff, and Community Survey. The LCAP is the funding plan for our district schools. In other words it dictates how your tax dollars are spent based on your feedback. This survey is your opportunity to give the district feedback on funding choices and help the district plan for the 15/16 school year funding choices. Every dollar counts so your feedback is important and valued!

LCAP Survey Click Here

IOU Lunch Policy

2014-15 IOU Policy

IOU charge limits:

  • Grades K-6 reduced priced meals $.30 Breakfast $.40 Lunch
  • Grades K-6  full priced meals $1.50  Breakfast  $ 2.75 Lunch

Dollar limit is equal to 3 IOU’s for breakfast and 3 IOU’s for lunch. When a student has reached the dollar limit allowed, the parent will be responsible for providing meals until the account is paid.

Students will not be sent to the office to call home. No child will go without eating. Cafeteria managers will provide an alternate meal to those students who have money owed for lunch  or who do not have a lunch with them without an IOU being issued.

Possible Alternate Meals
Breakfast: Dry Cereal & Milk
Lunch: Peanut Butter Sandwich & Milk

Dream Run Go Fund Me LINK

Click this link to donate to the cause! Cool Congress- our student government, Music Club, Northside Farmers, GATE and Robotics, Scholarships, Assemblies- Wild Things, playground equipment and more!

Students will be running in April to earn your funds but you can donate now! 



Why my student can't skip reading tonight?

Follow this link!

PIPS- Team Harvey

Team Harvey and Hands On Learning

Team Harvey- Students in Team Harvey's class are working hard learning life science concepts by hatching chicks. The first PIPS arrived today. (Chicks hatching by chipping through the shell of the egg.)  Here is a picture of life unfolding! 

Story Time Starts Monday!

Story Time Starts Monday!

Northside News

Northside Families! Thank you for participating in our Amazing Dr. Seuss Night.

Next up, our school community is beginning the hard push to the May, which includes preparing for Open House, district writing assessments, and the state SBAC's. With this  in mind we want you to know that classroom Interruptions will be kept to a minimum. A recent survey reported that on average classrooms are interrupted up to 8 to 10 times per day with messages from home or phone calls. This created a loss of over 30 minutes of instructional time. To recapture instructional time our classrooms will not be receiving calls from the office unless there is an emergency in the morning hours. Parents are asked to have plans for after school play dates, student pick up and bus changes before their student reaches school. We know their are emergencies and in this case we are asking parents to sign at the office and pick up their student directly from class. Thank you for helping us provide the education your student deserves by keeping interruptions to learning at a minimum. 

Smarter Balanced Test Link for Parents

Want to know more about the Smarter Balanced Test or SBAC? 

Click here: SBAC 

Today: 2/28/15

Non-Discrimination Policy


Non-Discrimination Policy

Black Oak Mine Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

If you believe you have been discriminated against, immediately contact the school site principal and/or Director of Educational Services/ Title IX coordinator at the District Office at (530) 333-8300 x6 or rwilliams@bomusd.org A copy of Black Oak Mine's non-discrimination policy is available upon request.

Student Enrichment 2014-15

At Northside students have multiple choices to enrich their learning:

  • Differentiated curriculum in the classroom, focusing on rigor and relevance using Guided Language Aquisition
  • Northside Garden Food Corps
  • Family Math and Literacy Nights (PI Day, Dr. Seuss and Archimedes)
  • School Wide Harvest Meal
  • Dream Run
  • Open House Dinner Theater- Scholarship Fundraiser
  • Standards based science/social studies field trips up to three days in length.
  • Musical Instrument Introduction
  • G.A.T.E. - Visual and Performing Arts Performance- Project Lead the Way Robotics