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Prepare Your Student

As a parent or caregiver, your students' academic achievement depends on your role in preparing your student for school. 
You can ensure your students' success in learning and life by getting involved early in your child's education. 

Communication between parent and child is crucial. Your connections to the school and his or her friends will help your child adjust to school.

Here are some ideas to help prepare your child for the upcoming year.
  • Explore the district website for information about the district and individual schools.
  • Talk to your child about school and learn about their expectations. Ask them what they think they will like about school.
  • Purchase school clothes, crayons and pencils well before the start of school and let children be part of this experience.
  • Be aware that your attitude towards school has an impact on your child. Children will be positive and cheerful if they see that you are that way.
As a California K12 Public school district, Plumas Unified falls under the Public Schools Accountability Act. More information about testing and accountability including test score data for all Plumas schools can be found by accessing the California Department of Education website.

For local testing information and Curriculum please see Student Performance, Assessment, Instructional Services in the departments drop down or click here 

Kindergarten Skills
These are the recommended skills a child should have entering kindergarten:
  • Is learning to follow directions
  • Sits and listens to a complete story
  • Prints their first name
  • Attends to proper personal hygiene; blows nose, toileting, hand washing and drying
  • Recognizes some letters (upper & lower case) and numbers
  • Attends to personal needs: buttons, zips, can put on and take off shoes and is learning to tie shoes
  • Counts to 10
  • Identifies shapes
  • Names the 10 basic colors
  • Rhymes words
  • Recites some nursery rhymes and songs
  • Is learning to work well with other children
  • Shows willingness to try new things
  • Express feelings and emotions with words
  • Can add a new idea to a conversation
You can help a child get ready for kindergarten if you...
  • Give lots of opportunities to use pencils, crayons, scissors and play dough (no directed activities-just experience)
  • Help the child count and sort objects
  • READ to a child every day
  • Provide playtime with other children of the same age
  • Talk to children. Listen to children
  • Limit the amount of TV time. It can be harmful to eye, brain, development of large and small muscles as well as social/emotional development