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Trona High School is holding a monthly WASC meeting tomorrow November 20th. Any parents/guardians interesting in attending please show up at 1:15 in the school library Help us make sure we are doing our best for your kids.
Trona High School and Mesquite High School students are participating in a two day Soft Skills workshop sponsored by San Bernardino Superintendent of Schools. Students are learning how to become effective communicators, creative & critical thinkers, team players, ethical decision-makers, future focused planners, and contributing citizens.
Dear Parent/Guardian, We are committed to providing the safest possible environment for our students. Over the years, we have taken great steps in making our schools safer. But, what if an armed intruder enters or is already in the building? Schools across the country have answered that question with a method we call Lockdown. In the event an unauthorized person enters the school buildings or grounds, a Lockdown alert is given, and students and staff are instructed to lock their classroom doors, turn out lights, hide in a far corner of the classroom, and remain calm and quiet. This is the procedure that we have followed for years, but we now know that we must provide students and staff with more options. Our district has enhanced the Lockdown procedures that we, as well as experts across the country, believe will increase the chance of survival during an active shooter incident. The enhancements we will teach out staff and students are known as ALICE. What does ALICE mean? Alert: We will get the word out using clear concise language and describe the location of the event. Lockdown: This is still a good starting point. The Lockdown will include locking the door but also barricading to deny entry. Inform: Continual communication keeping the staff and students informed allows for good decision making. Counter: Apple skills of movement, noise, distance, distractions, and using our over whelming numbers to gain control of the situation, as is age and ability appropriate. This is only if Evacuation and Lockdown is not possible. Evacuate: Reduce the number of potential targets for the shooter, and reduce chances of injuries resulting from friendly fire when help arrives. In NO WAY are we asking or teaching our students or staff to make any attempt to subdue an armed gunman outside of their secure area. However, we will provide them with options that, if faced with a life or death situation, can be applied to greatly enhance their chance of survival. These options including evacuating, barricading the door, and protecting oneself by any means necessary should an armed intruder enter the room. Training will emphasize that the best way to survive an active shooter is to evacuate, when possible, being mentally prepared and having been given the authority and ability to please contact one of us if you have any questions about the ALICE program or if you prefer that your student not participate. We look forward to working with students to provide them with skills they might need at school and in the community if confronted with a violent intruder. Sincerely, Joseph Wolfe Principal
Trona High School will be setting up donations jars to help the family of Ignacio Lemus Vasquez, an Alpaugh athlete that lost his life last Friday, October 18th. All funds will be given to his family. Jars will be located in the High School and Elementary School Office.
Office numbers are now back to their normal numbers. High School: 760-372-2824 Elementary: 760-372-2868
Arzell from Searles Valley Minerals wants to inform the community that the boilers will be coming back up sometime Monday or Tuesday. They will be venting steam and they expect that it will be very loud! They apologize for the noise but there is nothing that can be done to stop the noise. Boiler noise is a step toward recovery! Let them Roar!
On behalf of Trona Joint Unified School District, we would like to thank Allie Abbott and all others involved in this great cause to ensure that Trona students are prepared for school. They have done such an excellent job, and have put in so much effort into making this happen for our students. Tomorrow they will be at the Elks handing out free backpacks and supplies for all grades, from 12pm to 4pm for Trona registered students. A huge THANK YOU to Allie and your team for all your hard work on this great service project!
Due to the recent earthquakes and the damages done to the high school campus, school will start for both schools Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at the elementary campus
State of California Department of Transportation PRESS RELEASE August 1, 2019 Press Release Number: 19-250 Project ID: 08-1L2604 District: 8 Riverside/San Bernardino Contact: email@example.com Phone: (909) 383-4631 Rock Scaling on State Route 178 in Ridgecrest SAN BERNARDINO – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin rock scaling work on State Route 178 (SR-178) in Ridgecrest. Crews will be assessing slopes between postmile 10.0 to 12.0 on SR-178. The assessment work will take place Tuesday, August 6 and Wednesday, August 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. During this work there will be a one-way flagging operation. Please remember to reduce your speed as you approach the work zone. Know before you go! To stay on top of roadwork in the Inland Empire go to Caltrans District 8 and sign up for commuter alerts. Follow us for the latest information on Facebook and Twitter. To assist in planning your commute, view live traffic conditions using QuickMap and planned lane closures. For those with sensory disabilities requiring alternate formats (i.e. Braille, large print, sign language interpreter, etc.) and those needing information in a language other than English, please contact Shane Massoud at 909-383-4416 or TTY 711 by August 5, 2019.
Because of the recent earthquakes, outside communities have graciously donated school supplies and backpacks for all students TK-12th grade. Please come down to Trona Elks Lodge on Saturday, August 17th at 12:00 noon and pick up your backpacks and school supplies. The backpacks will have the supplies needed per grade level (k-6). High School students will also be included, however not all supplies will be included depending on the teachers and subjects.
New Pool Hours: Sunday - Friday 1pm to 6pm. Saturday 11am to 6pm.
From 8:30 to 10:30 USDA commodities will be available at the senior center
Message from County Supervisor Lovingood's newsletter: Following a swarm of earthquakes that hit the Trona area July 4 and 5, the County Board of Supervisors voted to waive permit fees for post-disaster recovery and repairs to residential properties. “Trona is a small but strong community,” Supervisor Lovingood said. “The swarm of earthquakes may have jolted the town. But the residents stood ‘Trona Strong’ and are an inspiring example of resilience and of neighbors caring for each other.” The board-approved waivers are up to a maximum of $1,500 per property, in Trona and surrounding County of San Bernardino communities damaged by the earthquakes. Permits for partial demolition and/or repairs for most of the tagged structures would cost less than $1,000. Properties requiring moderate alterations or additional inspections and consultation with staff could rise to the requested maximum of $1,500 per property. Upon completion of initial damage assessments in Trona and surrounding County communities following the 2019 July 4 and 5 Earthquake Swarm, 30 residences received red tags, meaning “unsafe to enter”. An additional 52 residences received yellow tags, meaning “unsafe to occupy”. The difference between red and yellow tags is the occupant may enter the yellow tagged structure briefly to retrieve belongings.
Reminder to all parents that have children starting kindergarten: Student must have all their shots and physical required done before they start school. Please bring proof to the elementary office.
Message from Searles Valley Water Company. The Boil water order has been lifted. Water is good to consume.
This message is from the Water Company: This is an update to let you know that we are moved into our temporary home. We are on Searles Street across from the U. S. Post Office building. We are open for business at our usual hours of 7:00 AM - Noon and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday, except for weekends and holidays. Our regular phone numbers are not working. Our phone numbers, until further notice, are 760-382-3776 and 760-382-8553. We are answering these phones. You can still pay your bills by mail to P.O. Box 577, Trona, CA 93592. There is a lot of construction going on around our building. Take care and watch for construction traffic. Please bear with us as we work out the kinks! TRONA STRONG! Audrey Schuyler Manager, Searles Domestic Water Company
This is a link from San Bernardino County Bulletin. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/CASANBE/bulletins/250e71d
The Cumberland Presbyterian Church is collecting plastic bottles. Money collected will be added to the earthquake fund that has been opened by Community Chest at Desert Valleys. Please drop off you plastic bottles at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. We need to RECYCLE!
TOWN MEETING I Just received a call from Dominque at Senior Groves office. There will be a Town Meeting tomorrow at 10:00 am at the High School Gym. Officials from Federal, State and County offices will be in attendance, including Senator Groves, Assemblyman Jay Obernolte
While supplies last meals are being served at the Cumberland Presbyterian church
Hot Meals are being served at the Cumberland Presbyterian church and Four Square church this evening
The Salvation Army is serving meals at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 83456 Argus Ave right now
TJUSD: We would like to send our condolences to everyone who has suffered through this horrific event. It is in these moments where we are defined. Just like in other natural disasters we have seen before, human beings are coming out to help and support one another. We would like to thank all those who have come to provide aid to the community of Trona. Unfortunately, the school is still an unknown. We do not know the extent of the damages but we hope to have more information soon. For now until further notice, the school will be closed. We will continue to send out any updates and new information. Please help us in spreading this information to the community. We are grateful for the support being provided by both the state and federal governments and hope that it will continue through this trying time as we rebuild. Thank you and be safe. Trona Joint Unified School Administration Team
From Searles Domestic Water Company: Poineer Point residents please practice extreme water conservation. Please remember...when we do get water service restored to Searles Valley, Pioneer Point is at the end of the sys
This is a message from Searles Domestic Water Company: While crew are repairing water mains and restoring service, please conserve water as much as possible. Please share this information with friends and family.
The Red Cross will have two units driving through the neighborhoods of Trona to offer "comfort kits" and "clean up kits" water and other items that may be needed. Please be on the look out for these units that plan to arrive in Trona around the 3:00 o'clock hour today. There is also a Red Cross shelter set up at 100 W. California Ave. in Ridgecrest with those supplies if you are in need of them.
Trona Community Pool will be closed today.
Don't forget Trona High School's Graduation is tomorrow, June 7, at 8:00 pm.
Students will remain in class at this time. We will update periodically throughout the day.
LCAP/Community forum tonight at 6:00pm at the elementary cafeteria.
School tomorrow will be canceled due to safety concerns. There is no estimated time when landlines and internet will be up and running. Please spread the word. There is no cellular service in Trona. Thank you
LCAP meeting tonight at 6pm. This meeting determines what TJUSD will spend its money on in the school year. Community input is essential!!! Please help us plan for the future!
Friday's Spirit Day is Favorite Outfit Day.
Friday is the last day of the 3rd quarter.
SUMMER JOB VACANCY: LIFEGUARDS Seasonal Work / No Health Benefits Hours per week vary $12.00/hour – beginning salary Requirements: Applicants must be 15 years or older Must have lifeguard certification, CPR and 1st Aid Must be in good academic standing at the time of job posting, and remain academically eligible through the end of the school year. To apply: Applications available at the District Office of Trona Schools Application Deadline: March 1st 2019 at 3:00 PM
Remember, students ARE NOT allowed to enter or exit school near the District Office. If you are being dropped off or picked up, please have your parents meet you in front of the gym. If you are walking, you MUST enter school at the front gate near the High School Office.
Sweetheart Coronation is today at 4:00pm.
Just a reminder that the High School Office number is 760-372-2824 not 2865
Little League baseball, softball and t-ball signups will be tomorrow at 5:00pm at the football field snackbar
Season’s Greetings to you all. On behalf of the Trona Joint Unified School District and the Trona Board of Trustees, I want to wish you a happy Holiday Season. Our schools will re-open on Tuesday, January 8th for a normal day. Monday, January 7th will be a staff development day for teachers. Next year will be a very different year for our Trona Elementary students. Mr. Alan Tsubota, our principal at the elementary school for over 30 years, is retiring. He has made a tremendous impact on the elementary school and will be sorely missed. We hope to continue the same level of commitment to the students, staff and parents at the elementary as we address our leadership needs for the next school year. Please join me in wishing Mr. Tsubota a happy retirement! Kindly, Keith Tomes, Ed.D. Superintendent Trona Schools
This Saturday, December 22nd, THS is hosting a movie night @ 5pm. There will be two movies shown, Polar Express and Elf. Refreshments will be sold. Also during the show family portraits can be taken. Before the shows start the Junior class will be providing free gift wrapping from 3:30pm to 5:00 pm for anyone who needs it.
Thanksgiving Break 11/19 - 11/23
Good luck today Varsity Volleyball on your playoff game!
Math Assembly today at 9:35.
Success Assembly today at 9:35 am
Coronation tonight at 6:00 pm in the High School Auditorium!!!
Homecoming Pep Rally starting at 9:35 am !!!
Please be Safe, Responsible and Respectful during Homecoming. Also keep in mind Car Rallying is not a school sanctioned event. If you have an issues please contact the sheriff.
7th grade orientation tonight at 6:00 in the library.
Welcome to our new website!