Trona Schools participate in National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program and Community Eligibility Provision therefore ALL Trona Elementary and High School K-12 students qualify for the P-EBT card. Frequently Asked Questions Question: How does P-EBT work for students attending schools that are providing meals through a Provision such as Community Eligibility Provision? Answer: For the purposes of P-EBT, all students who attend a Provision school are considered eligible for free and reduced-price school meals. If a student is directly certified, they do not need to apply for P-EBT and will automatically receive a P-EBT card in the mail. If a student is not directly certified and does not receive a PEBT card in the mail by about May 22nd, their parent or legal guardian can apply for P-EBT online. The P-EBT online application opens on May 22nd at: ca.p-ebt.org Question: Will younger siblings of students attending a Provision school be eligible for P-EBT? Answer: Only school-aged children
Two quick announcemnts Beginning Monday, May 18, school lunches will be served between 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. The Food Commodities will be distributed Friday, May 15th from 8:30 A.M. - 10:30 A.M. at the Trona Senior Center.
If you have children at home working without internet. Please email Mr. Wolfe as soon as possible. After April 13th, all student work will be internet base. Please email Mr. Wolfe today at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 760-372-2824
District office closed until further notice For Assistance, email: Acting Superintendent: Suzette Davis - email@example.com Superintendent Secretary: Sarah Wright - firstname.lastname@example.org Business Manager: Austin Matzaganian - email@example.com Payroll: Stephanie Horta - firstname.lastname@example.org District Counselor: Ruth Soto - email@example.com
Trona Lunch Program Food pick ups will be Monday - Friday 11am - 12:30pm at the Elementary School for anyone 18 and under
Dear Trona Joint Unified School District Families: In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Trona Board of Education took action today to temporarily close Trona High School and Trona Elementary School from Tuesday, March 17th , 2020 and return on Monday April 13th , 2020. All school events have been postponed until further notice. Safety of our students, staff and community are our #1 priority. All staff will be meeting tomorrow to collaborate and develop a plan to ensure continuity of learning, while following CDC’s guidelines so that everyone can remain safe. Parents and students will be notified of the plan, and will be provided with instruction and resources from teachers, so that students can have access to learning during this time. Please expect to receive this information no later than tomorrow evening. The District will be providing a “Grab and Go” lunch in the cafeteria starting tomorrow but will run Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, pick up only. The lunch is available for all children 18 and under, and must be present to receive. Delivery to bus stops could be an option in the future if necessary, we will let you know. We encourage all of you to stay informed by following our district webpage, app and our facebook page. Please parents, it is important to reassure your child that if they follow the CDC guidelines so they are safe. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. Trona Joint Unified School District Joseph Wolfe firstname.lastname@example.org
District Families: There will be an emergency meeting of Governance Board of the Trona Joint Unified School District 10:00 am on Monday, March 16th to discuss the appropriate preparations and/or actions the district will take in response to the COVID-19 situation. Please be assured that the safety of our students, staff and surrounding community is our upmost concern. Although there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in either Kern or San Bernardino Counties as of March 14th, we realize this is a very fluid situation and could change at any time. We are also aware that our schools provide essential services to our students such as meals, health and mental health services and child care, therefore the decision to close our schools will not be taken lightly. Until additional notification, classes at Trona Elementary and Trona High School will continue as regularly scheduled. Our staff is hard at work developing contingency plans for providing school related services like meals, childcare and alternate forms of instruction should closing the schools become necessary. We encourage parents and community members to attend the emergency board meeting tomorrow at 10:00 am at Trona Elementary School if you have any questions or concerns you would like to address. Sincerely, Interim Assistant Superintendent, Janet Malony
Emergency Board Meeting tomorrow at 10:00 am in the Library at the Elementary School.
Dear Trona School District Families: At this time there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in San Bernardino County and Kern County. We are following guidance provided by the California Department of Education, California Department of Public Health and local public health officials. We have decided to cancel/postpone all upcoming events up until April 13th. These events include sporting events, banquets, field trips, pep rallies, club activities, staff conferences, and any other school related events. These policies will be effective immediately. We will align our actions with Kern County Health Department, Sierra Sands Unified School District, and upper desert Districts of San Bernardino County. The District will be preparing to deliver education to our students at home in the event of a closure if this becomes necessary. Today the Governor’s office will be releasing further information and as this develops we will continue to update our District. We will provide information regarding this situation as it becomes available and do our best to update everyone weekly. The following additional events are postponed/modified: Elementary: Parent/Teacher Conferences will now be held over the phone March 23-27. Your child will bring home a packet with any evaluation/test, anything pertinent to your child's academic progress. You will be able to view this packet while speaking to his/her teacher. The Awards Assembly on March 31st will include only students and staff. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. However, we still want to recognize your child's academic success. High School: SARB Meeting scheduled for March 19th will still continue, but will now take place by telephone. If you have received a letter to attend SARB on March 19th, please make sure the school has an updated phone number before March 19th. MORP Dance scheduled for March 27th is canceled. The basketball and cheer banquet scheduled for March 20th is postponed. District The ALICE Parent meeting that was scheduled for March 26th will be canceled and rescheduled at a later date. Students will continue to do the monthly drills. The Alice evacuation drill that was scheduled for April 3rd will be postponed and rescheduled at a later date.
Dear Trona School Families, Staff and Community Members, We understand the strong concern over the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. We would like you to know that Trona Joint Unified School District is being proactive in preparing and ensuring the safety of our students during this time. We are closely monitoring information coming from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and San Bernardino County. We will share information as it becomes available. In the event of a school closure, the District is exploring what steps will be needed to continue the education of our students. The California Department of Public Health advises the following steps to prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses: · Wash hands with soap and water. · Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands. · Avoiding close contact with people who are sick. · Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms including, fever and cough. As a reminder, here are guidelines TJUSD provides to parents for determining when a child should stay home from school. · If a child has vomited in the last 24 hours. · If a child has had a fever in the last 24 hours. As always, the health and safety of our students and staff remain our number one priority, and as such, we will continue to communicate information as the situation develops.
Sweetheart Coronation Wednesday, Feb 5th Coronation starts at 3:45 p.m. Boys’ game starts at 5:00 p.m. Girls’ game will follow. Spanish Club will be selling aguas frescas/refreshments. Sweetheart Court Senior Queen Candidates Michaela Reinke Jazmin Robles Telaysha Boddie Junior Princess Arlene Garcia Miki Izquierdo Sophomore Taleigha Hamlett Freshman Aleena Rojas King Candidates Johnathan MacLean Jimmy Surles Justin Hermoso
ALICE Active Shooters Response Parent/Community Informational Meeting What is ALICE? ● Alert ● Lockdown ● Inform ● Counter ● Evacuate Please join us on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the elementary school cafeteria for a short presentation on the ALICE program and to introduce the ALICE Parent Portal. This is a new program that we have implemented with our staff and students district wide for the 2019-2020 school year. This meeting will be open to parents and the public. ALICE Parent Portal website: ALICE Active Shooters Response Parent/Community Informational Meeting What is ALICE? ● Alert ● Lockdown ● Inform ● Counter ● Evacuate Please join us on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the elementary school cafeteria for a short presentation on the ALICE program and to introduce the ALICE Parent Portal. This is a new program that we have implemented with our staff and students district wide for the 2019-2020 school year. This meeting will be open to parents and the public. ALICE Parent Portal website: https://portal.alicetraining.com/auth/SignUp.aspx
"Welcome to our district website. Please feel free to contact me if I can help you in any way." - Acting Superintendent Suzette Davis
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!