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The Placer County Superintendent of Schools Gayle Garbolino-Mojica hosts several annual events designed to recognize and celebrate students, teachers, school districts, employees and community leaders.

Additionally, the Placer County Office of Education supports and sponsors several chamber and community-based events throughout the region. For more information and for event sponsorship consideration, contact Michelle Eklund.

 Back-to-School Kick-Off

PCOE EMPLOYEE BACK-TO-SCHOOL EVENT

Each year, the Placer County Office of Education celebrates the back-to-school season with our employees through a special celebration. This annual event gives staff the opportunity to come together, honor our colleagues and friends, and celebrate the start of another amazing school year. PCOE employees also enjoy a Health & Wellness Fair, refreshments, awards, service recognitions and more.

Program Highlights from the 2022 Event:

  • This year, we reflected on how our world has changed. Life five years ago looked different. As educators, we were grappling with a new accountability system for schools with the launch of the California School Dashboard. As a society, we were following the #MeToo Movement and the royal engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Fast forward just five years later and our lives are all about TikTok and air fryers. We looked at how our own PCOE departments have changed and grown over the past five years. See your PCOE email for links to presentations.

  • Inclusion is such an important and powerful model for children of all ages, and the Colfax Preschool Inclusion Program is just one example of the power of inclusion in action. Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services Jennifer Hicks shared more about this unique and innovative partnership between PCOE and the Colfax Elementary School District.

  • Despite Placer County having one of the highest graduation rates in the state, 444-500 students leave high school each year without earning a diploma. Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Susan Connolly shared how PCOE is addressing this challenge through the Come Back Program.

  • Deputy Superintendent Phillip Williams announced our 2022 PCOE Employees of the Year. These employees embody the PCOE Promise in meeting expectations of integrity, credibility and excellence. Visit the Spotlight section of our website to see the winners.

  • Look at the PCOE Facebook page to see photos from the exciting event.

 Community Leader Breakfast

Community Leader Breakfast - September 16, 2022 by Invitation Only

Placer County Superintendent of Schools Gayle Garbolino-Mojica will host the 10th Annual Placer County Office of Education Community Leader Breakfast at the Rocklin Event Center Garden. Hear what's new and exciting in public education and learn how educators are addressing emerging challenges in our schools.

Contact Michelle Eklund for details.

 Placer County School Boards Association Trustee Dinner

SAVE THE DATE FOR SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEES - November 15, 2022 by Invitation Only

The Placer County School Boards Association (PCSBA) will celebrate local school board members at this annual event. Plus, attendees will hear from one of the Placer County Teachers of the Year for a special keynote address.

Contact Suzie Arcuri for details.

 Placer County Spelling Bee


SAVE THE DATE FOR DISTRICT WINNERS - March 15, 2023 at the Rocklin Event Center

The Placer County Spelling Bee supports California State Standards by encouraging students to improve their spelling and expand their vocabulary which positively affects reading and writing skills. In addition, the program helps strengthen communication and character development which, in turn, helps students to be successful in school, college and life.  ​

Local school districts coordinate classroom and/or school programs in order to advance their top spellers. Those students take the Official Written Test with only the top 10 countywide grade-level winners advancing to Oral Competition to become the top speller in Placer County.

Contact Michelle Eklund for details.

Program Highlights from the 2021 Spelling Bee:

 Placer County Teachers & Classified Employees of the Year Reception

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SAVE THE DATE - May 22, 2023 by Invitation Only

Held annually in May, the Placer County Teachers & Classified School Employees of the Year Awards Reception celebrates the remarkable talent and dedication of Placer County's educational community.

Contact Michelle Eklund for details.

Program Highlights from the 2022 Event:


In 2022, Placer County Superintendent of Schools Gayle Garbolino-Mojica honored 46 amazing classified school employees and 22 dedicated teachers.

 Certificated Nominees


ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  • Susan Anderson, Newcastle Elementary School District
  • Megan Curtis, Rocklin Academy Family of Schools
  • Celeste Elsey, Placer County Office of Education
  • Melanie MacLean, Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District
  • Tiffany McGuire, Western Placer Unified School District
  • Jodi O'Keefe, Placer Hills Union School District
  • Jim Packheiser, Auburn Union School District
  • Carlene Petersen, Ackerman Charter School District
  • Yvonne Scarbrough, Roseville City School District
  • Pam Solomon, Alta-Dutch Flat Union School District
  • Brianna Zan, Roseville City School District

MIDDLE SCHOOL

  • Rebecca Connolly, Loomis Union School District
  • Shalyn Fowler, Eureka Union School District
  • Karin Georgeson, Rocklin Academy Family of Schools
  • Miranda Lema, Rocklin Unified School District
  • Pilar Sebastiano, Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Joel Agee, Placer Union High School District
  • Henry Florence, Western Placer Unified School District
  • Michael Knight, Rocklin Unified School District
  • Lisa Kunst, Roseville Joint Union High School District
  • Craig Rowe, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
  • Rosalie Sullivan, Roseville Joint Union High School District

 Classified Nominees


CLERICAL & ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

  • Desiree Atkins, Placer Union High School District
  • Katelyn Brittner, Placer Hills Union School District
  • Teresa Bull, Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District    
  • Tamara Fernandes, Rocklin Unified School District
  • Melissa Giannetto, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
  • Terri Hill, Roseville City School District
  • Bridget Hopper, Rocklin Unified School District
  • Faviola Melendrez-Lopez, Western Placer Unified School District
  • Cheri Stewart, Rocklin Academy Family of Schools
  • Caitlin Strawn, Roseville Joint Union High School District

CUSTODIAL & MAINTENANCE SERVICES

  • Jay Bradley, Rocklin Unified School District
  • Maria Bribiesca, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
  • Jordan Eldridge, Alta-Dutch Flat Union School District
  • Viorica Faur, Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District
  • Mike Hill, Placer Union High School District
  • Patrick Long, Western Placer Unified School District
  • Brian Mains, Roseville City School District
  • Terry Smith, Roseville Joint Union High School District

FOOD & NUTRITION SERVICES

  • Coral Barrios, Auburn Union School District
  • Tracy Kenoyer, Ackerman Charter School District
  • Chrissy Thurman, Rocklin Unified School District
  • Lisa Weise, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District

HEALTH & STUDENT SERVICES

  • Lori Eibling, Eureka Union School District
  • Hilary Jimenez, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
  • Akash Kalhar, Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District
  • Rosemarie Molinaro, Rocklin Unified School District

PARAPROFESSIONAL SERVICES

  • Lisa Belt, Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District
  • Denise Crane, Roseville Joint Union High School District
  • Mary Daughters, Rocklin Unified School District
  • Gina Jones, Eureka Union School District
  • Amanda Karvonen, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
  • Sonnie Pickering, Placer Union High School District
  • Marsha Stevens, Eureka Union School District
  • Maribel Vergara, Western Placer Unified School District
  • Jennifer Wright, Roseville City School District

SECURITY & SKILLED TRADES SERVICES

  • Kathy Ivovic, Roseville Joint Union High School District
  • Kalima Janeway, Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District
  • Tom Mohun, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
  • Steve Russo, Placer Union High School District

TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • Anika Brooks, Roseville Joint Union High School District
  • Tami Forcier, Newcastle Elementary School District
  • Sue Scott, Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District
  • Richard Young, Placer Union High School District

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

  • Tichelle Criswell, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
  • Anna Galiyev, Rocklin Unified School District
  • Jeri Merowitz, Roseville Joint Union High School District

 Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Recognition Event

BY INVITATION ONLY - The Placer County Office of Education is proud to recognize and honor the schools that have been acknowledged by the California Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Coalition for their ongoing, positive efforts as part of the Community Cares acknowledgment process. Stay tuned for more information about the 2022 event.

 


 

 FAQ's

 

​ARE THERE ANY LEGAL REQUIREMENTS ABOUT HOW SCHOOLS STORE AND SHARE EDUCATION RECORDS?

Yes. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of education records. Although both private schools and public schools maintain records on students, FERPA generally only applies to protect the privacy of education records maintained by public elementary and secondary schools, school districts, and postsecondary institutions. FERPA generally does not apply to K-12 private and parochial schools unless these schools receive federal funds.

HOW LONG MUST THE SCHOOL KEEP MY EDUCATION RECORDS? 

It depends. Schools are not generally required by federal law to keep education records for any set period of time. However, schools are prevented from destroying an education record if someone has already submitted a request to view the education record. State laws or local policies may also apply and require a school to keep education records for a specific period of time. IDEA has specific requirements regarding destruction of education records of students with disabilities that your school district can tell you about. 

DO I HAVE A LEGAL RIGHT TO VIEW MY EDUCATION RECORDS?

If you are under the age of 18, only your parent or guardian has the legal “right" under FERPA to inspect and review your education records. If you are age 18 or over or enrolled in a postsecondary institution (an “eligible student"), then you have a right to view your own education records. Under FERPA, a parent includes any natural parent, guardian, or individual (such as a foster parent) acting as parent in the absence of a parent or guardian. The right to view the education records only covers a right to view the information in the student's education records that is about that student, and not information in the records that is about any other student. ​​

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    “A teacher affects eternity; you can never tell where their influence stops.“

    ― Henry B ​Adams​