Rocklin High School's Francisco and Team Francisco wowed them at the Association of California Administrators (ACSA) Awards Luncheon at the group's 2018 Summit! Every staff member and leader in attendance wore special Team Francisco t-shirts provided by the national chain with a popular location in Rocklin. Teacher Adrienne Tacla and Instructional Aide Rosa Blancarte-Nettle attended with Francisco and his father, Rocklin High School Principal Davis Stewart and Secondary Leader Marty Flowers. Francisco was honored as only 1 of 19 winners in ACSA's Every Student Succeeding campaign. His amazing story is here in both a video and article produced by ACSA!
The power of a handshake and a young man who brightens the day of everyone around him! Our terrific teachers Mr. Bumgardner and Ms. Tacla are also featured in this beautiful story!
Studio Movie Grill (“SMG”) whose Chefs for Children program locally and nationwide benefits students with disabilities, made this experience for Francisco truly memorable! SMG's Chef for Children program works like this: when you order one of SMG's chef-inspired menu items marked with the SMG Chefs for Children badge, SMG donates 5% of the proceeds to support RUSD programs for students with disabilities. The company’s mission is to Open Hearts & Minds, One Story at a Time. #studiomoviegrill #rusdPROUD
The Rocklin Unified School District (RUSD) is very pleased to announce that one of our 18-22 Transition program students has been accepted into Wayfinders! Gabby McLoughlin will attend Wayfinders at California State University, Fresno in the Fall. It is an inclusive post-secondary program for young adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities between the ages of 18 - 28. The Wayfinders Program is housed under the Kremen School of Education and Human Development and focused on teaching its students independent living, vocational and self-advocacy skills thereby increasing the life-choices available to them, thus enhancing their quality of life.
"The Transition Program has been like a second home for me! We all get along and we are just one big family," says Gabby! Her future goal is to work with children and maybe one day open up her own daycare! RUSD's 18-22 Transition program is a specialized program to assist young adults with developmental disabilities to prepare for life in the community. Social, communication, wellness, vocational and self-advocacy are components of this program.
Studio Movie Grill (“SMG”), whose, Chefs for Children program locally and nationwide benefits students with disabilities, is making Gabby's amazing accomplishment even more special by providing her with much needed items to help set up her new dorm living for college life! SMG's Chef for Children program works like this: when you order one of SMG's chef-inspired menu items marked with the SMG Chefs for Children badge, SMG donates 5% of the proceeds to support RUSD programs for students with disabilities. The company’s mission is to Open Hearts & Minds, One Story at a Time.
What is a typical day like for a school bus driver?
The Rocklin Unified School District provides school bus transportation for both general and special education students. Drivers arrive early in the morning to do a safety check on their bus before beginning their route. The typical hours of work are from 6:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and then break until children get out of school. Then drivers return to work and are on duty from approximately 1:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m.. The morning and afternoon route(s) can last from two to three hours each. Typically, a driver will begin as a substitute, filling in for drivers who are out sick or off work for other reasons. As permanent positions become available, substitutes are usually first in line to fill the vacancies. We currently have several available permanent routes for qualified applicants.
Does Rocklin Unified offer a benefits package?
Yes! In fact, some of the best you’ll find. Rocklin Unified offers several options for their employees to choose from and can include medical, dental, vision and life.
Job requirements (Free training provided, no experience required.)
• Must have good driving record (DMV H6 10 YR. History)
• Must pass Fingerprint Background Check
• Must pass and adhere to drug and alcohol testing
• Obtain a Commercial Driver License (Help provided)
• Obtain first aid training and certification (Training provided)
• Obtain medical clearance from the DMV (Assistance provided)
• Successful completion of 40 hours of training (20 hours classroom/20 hours behind-the-wheel)
• Attendance of all classes are mandated
• Attend Orientation session (orientation will review the certification process)
• Must enjoy driving and interacting with students!
You may apply if interested by creating a personal profile on Edjoin.org:
What is the salary range for school bus drivers?
The current Rocklin Unified School Bus Driver salary ranges from $18.69 - $23.86 per hour.
The Transportation Department is conducting a 1 hour New Driver Orientation on Wednesday June 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Please call 916 624-9106 for additional information.
New School Bus Driver Course will meet Monday June 18, 2018 through Friday June 22, 2018 from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Attending the New Driver Orientation is mandatory.
Current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces were honored at a special ceremony at Sunset ranch! Students played a vital part in the event celebrating wonderful veterans! Special thanks to Sunset Ranch Elementary's Rolinda Christman and the terrific staff, students and families at Sunset Ranch for this beautiful event!
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School facilities maintenance effects the physical, educational, and financial foundation of the school district and should therefore be a focus of its day-to-day operations as well and long-range management priorities.
Source: School Facilities Maintenance Task Force, National Forum on Education Statistics
At the age of thirteen, when most teens are worried about whether their friends like them or if they should try out for the softball team, Rocklin High School student, Brooke Saunders was faced with undergoing a second open heart surgery. This was a trial that she was strong enough to survive, but Brooke was unaware how much a gift from her grandfather would play a role in her recovery. By sheer coincidence, Brooke's grandfather had also undergone open heart surgery, and he knew that she would need some comfort during her time of healing. Through his love and understanding of her struggle, he was able to provide her with a healing pillow. This pillow became instrumental to her recovery, allowing Brooke to find comfort when she coughed, sneezed, or sat up to get out of bed.
After this life-altering experience, the Brooke's Healing Heart Foundation was launched by Brooke and her parents in 2016. Since they had endured the intense anxiety of watching their beloved child undergo her first heart surgery at eight days old and the second surgery at age 13, they wanted to give back to other families around the world. The foundation was established with the mission of making and delivering healing pillows to children in hospitals to assist in their recovery process after surgery. Each pillow is handmade by volunteers and sanitized before being sealed in a package for delivery.
So far, the feedback has been amazing, and their goal is to help as many people heal from heart surgery through the efforts of our foundation as possible. Since Brooke is a living example of the miracle that can be yielded from successful open heart surgeries, it gives them a unique vantage point for empathy. It also helps them to create high-quality pillows with a great deal of love and respect for those who will be using them. Brooke is now the greatest inspiration, being someone who is enjoying a full life after surviving two surgeries. Thanks to the efforts of her doctors and the love of grandpa and the family, Brooke is able focus on normal life adventures like traveling with her competitive softball team. We hope that her story is inspirational for those who have yet to undergo heart surgery, and perhaps, with enough effort, our healing pillows will find a way to their hearts.
The Brooke's Healing Heart Foundation makes and delivers healing pillows to hospitalized patients to assist them in their recovery after heart surgery. Each pillow has been made with care by volunteers and properly sanitized before getting sealed into packaging for delivery. There is also a note of encouragement from Brooke that comes with each pillow to brighten the spirits of those facing the trials of open heart surgery.
The positive feedback for the foundation has been amazing, and they hope to expand their efforts to more hospitals in the near future. Their mission is to help people around the world to have a better healing experience after their open-heart surgery.
The Brooke's Healing Heart Foundation foundation proudly provides services to the following hospitals: UC Davis Children's Hospital, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford And Sutter Sacramento.
Whitney High School Future Business Leaders!
"Our chapter hopes to grow in subsequent years, and open chapters at the middle school level to better prepare our youth for their future business endeavors. I am extremely proud of our students and the effort, professionalism, and dedication they are demonstrating. It speaks volumes about the education and experiences they have received at Rocklin Unified School District," said Brian M. Pointer, Whitney High School Accounting and Mathematics teacher and faculty advisor to FBLA.
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Two wonderful community minded businesses made the lunch special: The Window Box Café in Rocklin donated the delicious meal for our hardworking group and Shiseido Cosmetics (Macy’s Roseville Galleria) also donated some keepsake products for our attendees. Next meeting will be at Studio Movie Grill who also agreed to donate to our hard working parent group! Check out this link to their wonderful Special Needs Screenings they provide for local families! https://www.studiomoviegrill.com/Movies.aspx
Be sure to check this section often for RUSD success stories and links to news coverage we have been getting because of our terrific families, staffs and, of course, outstanding students!