College of the Canyons Summer Institute
The COC Summer Institute features fun, exciting and engaging sessions
that include hands-on activities and interactive presentations. Classes are taught by college faculty on the COC Valencia Campus. More Info
COC Community Education Summer Reading Classes
College of the Canyons offers free summer reading programs for all ages (3 year olds through adults). For more information, download the flyer or call COC directly at (800) 834-3693.
Parent/Child Cell Phone Contract
Parents - Would you like a resource to use with your child discussing cell phone responsibility and more? Here is a humorous, yet poignant, Parent/Child Contract provided by some professional presenters in our district to help you discuss some very important issues about cell phone safety and responsible use with your child. Feel free to use this as is, modify it to meet your needs, or simply talk about individual points with your child
Important Junior High Enrollment Infomation
Proof of the Tdap booster shot will be required for 7th grade entry. The requirement can be met by receiving one dose of the Tdap vaccine on or after the 7th birthday.
You will need to provide proof of the Tdap booster shot before your child may begin classes in August. You may mail, fax or stop by our school office once your child has received their Tdap booster shot. Our office is open all summer.
Your California College Future
Start planning your college future! Attached here is a letter from a joint effort between the California Community Colleges, CSU, and UC Systems. For more information, go to their website: YourCACollegeFuture.org or read their letter to students.
Parents and Guardians,
By now, I am sure you have heard the words "Common Core" and how our State curriculum has transitioned to include new Common Core State Standards. This Spring of 2015 marks the first official year when all schools will administer new, more advanced, computerized, online assessments (also called the SBAC). If this is new to you, and you would like to learn more, here is a website with some information for parents, y otra en Español, to help introduce you to the Common Core Standards and ways you can help support your students' education outside the classroom.
Advice and Help with Social Media
Parents, would you like some help, advice, and direction in how to keep your kids safe online? Take a few minutes to look through this outstanding website which offers an abundance of resources and direct advice for kids, parents, and families about social media safety, and growing up online: www.commonsensemedia.org
Hart District's "What's Good in Education"
School Vision and Mission
With “Pride in Excellence” as our motto, Placerita Junior High School’s staff, students, parents, and community will cooperate to serve the student, recognizing the unique characteristics of early adolescents. In a safe, caring, and healthy environment, we will prepare students with academic, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical skills to help them become positive, productive, capable citizens.
It is the vision of faculty, staff, and parents that the school mission statement will be achieved by establishing:
- A safe, orderly, and caring school environment that respects diversity and emphasizes tolerance of others.
- An environment that recognizes the value and potential of each student.
- An atmosphere that promotes teamwork among members of the school community.
- An academically challenging learning environment for all students.
- An environment that encourages students to mature socially and emotionally.
- An on-going process of review and evaluation.
Parents: Are you concerned about the recent Ebola cases in the United States? Attached is an informational flyer from Henry May Hospital about how to protect yourself, your family, and our community.