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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, email Michelle Eklund at Email

 Back-to-School Kick-Off

​The Placer County Office of Education celebrates the back-to-school season with our employees through a special kick-off celebration.

Save the Date: August 6, 2021

Format and Location TBD. This is a regular contract day. Look for more information in the coming months.

 Community Leader Breakfast

The school year is well underway and this year promises to be like no other. With all the changes in our lives and in our schools, one thing remains the same -- Placer County is #goldineducation.

2020 Virtual Event Highlights

Placer County Superintendent of Schools Gayle Garbolino-Mojica hosted the 8th Annual Placer County Office of Education Community Leader "Virtual" Breakfast Event on Friday, October 16, 2020. She shared what's new and exciting in K-12 public education and discussed how educators in Placer County addressed new challenges in our schools amid COVID-19.

 Placer County Academic Decathlon

2021 Virtual Event Highlights

In February 2021, three Placer County teams competed in the 2021 Placer County Academic Decathlon - the premier scholastic competition for high school students across the county -- with Rocklin High School taking top honors scoring 21,764 points. This is the first time the school has won the countywide competition. The team now advances to the state finals, which will be held in March 2021.

The competition was held virtually over the past several weeks due to COVID-19 restrictions. Students focused on the topic, "The Cold War" across 10 categories including art, economics, essay, interview, language and literature, mathematics, music, science, social science and speech. The Decathlon normally culminates with a “Super Quiz” held in a high school gym, with teams competing in front of a large cheering audience. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, an in-person competition was not possible this year, so testing, speeches and interviews were conducted online.

The Placer County Office of Education celebrated the success of all three Placer County teams during a Virtual Awards Celebration on February 16, 2021. See the full list of indvidual medal awards and super decathlete awards.

 Placer County School Boards Association Trustee Dinner

The Placer County School Boards Association hosts an annual dinner to celebrate and recognize school board trustees throughout the county. The 2020 event was cancelled due to COVID-19.

2021 Event Update

Stay tuned for more information about the 2021 event, by invitation only.

 Placer County Spelling Bee

The Placer County Office of Education's Spelling Bee brings the best spellers in the county together for a competition designed to promote and acknowledge exemplary student achievement.

2021 Event Update

The 2021 Placer County Spelling Bee and Grand Finals has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

While this decision is difficult to make, we take this action based on what is known at this time about the transmission and severity of the illness. COVID-19 cases are surging across the state. Placer County is in “deep purple” in the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy and the Greater Sacramento area is under a Regional Stay Home Order. We face difficult weeks ahead and we must remain vigilant to weather them. The health and safety of our school communities has long been our top priority, and we take that responsibility seriously.

Thank you for your cooperation and support in helping us to maintain a healthy and safe environment for our students and school communities.

 Placer County Teachers & Classified Employees of the Year Reception

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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.

Save the Dates: May 10, 2021 and May 17, 2021

At this time, we are planning for two in-person events with a limited invitation list to include the nominee plus one guest and district superintendents only. This strategy, in addition to wearing masks and allowing for physical distancing, helps us create smaller gatherings of possible attendees. Both events will take advantage of open air spaces and provide individually packaged catering options.


 Certificated Nominees

Elementary School

  • Marueen Berg, Eureka Union School District

  • Francisca Diaz, Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District

  • Jennifer Milne, Roseville City School District

  • Steven Erickson, Newcastle Elementary School District

  • Kara Frank, Auburn Union School District

  • Trisha Lopez, Placer County Office of Education

  • Catherine Niedzwiecki, Rocklin Academy Family of Schools

  • Kristie Sgambati, Rocklin Unified School District

  • Diane Welch, Sierra Expeditionary Learning School

Middle School

  • Lisa Shrider, Roseville City School District

  • Daniela Thompson, Western Placer Unified School District

  • Steffan Wagman, Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District

High School

  • Christopher John (CJ) Addomgtpm, Roseville Joint Union High School District

  • Emilie Cavolt, Rocklin Unified School District

  • Andrew Grames, Rocklin Academy Family of Schools

  • Tara Jeane, Western Placer Unified School District

  • Rachel Stewart, Roseville Joint Union High School District

  • Wade Wolff, Placer Union High School District

 Classified Nominees

Child Nutrition

  • Nichole DeGraaf, Auburn Union School Distirct

  • Shannon Sanderson, Rocklin Unified School District

  • Juana Torres, Tahoe Trucke Unified School District

  • Katherine Voigt, Roseville Joint Union High School District

Maintenance Operations and Facilities

  • Omar DelValle, Eureka Union School District

  • Dana Gelber, Tahoe Trucke Unified School District

  • Redziba Kikanovic, Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District

  • Jose Macias, Rocklin Unified School District

  • Umesh Maharaj, Roseville Joint Union High School District

  • Paul Smith, Roseville City School Distirct

Office and Technical

  • Ronda Black, Placer Union High School District

  • Wendi Brabon, Rocklin Academy Family of Schools

  • Cathy Bridge, Eureka Union School District

  • Angela Button, Western Placer Unified School District

  • Sylvia Drewry, Placer County Office of Education

  • Shannon Ingram, Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District

  • Claudine Kratz, Tahoe Trucke Unified School District

  • Georgia Navarre, Rocklin Unified School District

  • Lisa Owen, Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District

  • Meagan Swartz, Roseville Joint Union High School District

  • Michele Vergara, Roseville City School Distirct

Para-Educator and Instructional Assistance

  • Terri Allen, Rocklin Unified School District

  • Michele Berni, Newcastle Elementary School District

  • Myrna Boone, Eureka Union School District

  • Malissa Cruz, Tahoe Trucke Unified School District

  • Lotte O'Neill, Placer Union High School District

  • Pamela Teves, Roseville Joint Union High School District

  • Michelle Watkins, Roseville City School Distirct

Support Services and Security

  • Annettee Boardingham, Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District

  • Adela Gonzalez del Valle, Tahoe Trucke Unified School District

  • Charlene MacDonald, Eureka Union School District

  • Julie Sumney, Placer County Office of Education

  • Sonhi Toston, Rocklin Unified School District

Transportation

  • Derek Bosserman, Tahoe Trucke Unified School District

  • Sharon Cree, Rocklin Unified School District

  • Jose Sanchez, Roseville Joint Union High School District

 Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Recognition Event

2020 Virtual Event Highlights

The Placer County Office of Education is proud to announce that students, families, teachers and staff members from 26 Placer County schools have been acknowledged by the California Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Coalition for their ongoing, positive efforts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the Community Cares acknowledgment process.

"Placer County schools consistently rank in the top state and national percentages for test scores, student achievement, college and career readiness and daily attendance," said Placer County Superintendent of Schools Gayle Garbolino-Mojica. "Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, our schools raised the bar even higher to provide innovative systems to support positive school climates even through distance learning. I join the California PBIS Coalition in congratulating these schools in their statewide honors."

See the list of winners.

 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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     Quotations

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

    ― Henry B ​Adams​