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We're happy to share this special edition of We Are TR! The district newspaper recognizes our 2016 Gold Ribbon schools and successes throughout the district. Twin Rivers is committed to supporting the education of all students in our mission to inspire each student to extraordinary achievement every day.


Click HERE to view the publication.


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Pacific Career and Technology High School has earned the distinction of a California Department of Education (CDE) 2016 Model Continuation High School.


“I’m excited for all the staff, who are doing everything possible to provide every opportunity for our students to be successful in every way,” says Site Administrator Shane Yang. “From teachers to custodians, office staff, and our campus safety specialist, who have a strong rapport will all students, motivating them to give their best every day and not give up.”


Pacific High is a continuation high school, meeting the needs of 120 students who are behind in graduation requirements and are at risk of not graduating. The school will retain its title of Model Continuation High School for three years and will be recognized at a state conference in May.





Pacific High School


CDE News Release


CDE’s Continuation Education Web page



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On Tuesday, April 19, the Twin Rivers school board met during regular session at the District Office on McClellan Park.


Please click HERE for meeting highlights.


Principal's Message

 Dear Westside Families,


I hope that your Spring Break was relaxing and enjoyable. We have much to celebrate at Westside Elementary and Westside Charter.  We had many students receiving Trimester 2 awards for Citizenship, Honor Roll, Principal’s List, Wildcat Wows and Perfect Attendance.


Open House is this Thursday, April 7 from 5:30-7:00.  Come at 5:30 to enjoy dinner from the Squeeze Inn food truck and Rio Sweets, then tour classrooms from 6:00-7:00  The students are looking forward to showing off all of the hard work they have done so far this year.


Thank you for all you do to help ensure that your child arrives at school on time, everyday with their homework completed.  You are sending a positive message to your child that education is important for their future success.    As always, thank you for everything you do for your child and Westside school.


Be sure to check the upcoming events section of the newsletter for more important dates.


School Goals: Westside and WPCS-Westside Goals:  At Westside and WPCS-Westside, we developed three goals to focus on for the 2014-2015 school year. Everything we do here at Westside supports one of the three goals.  We want to be sure you know what the goals are too.

1) Provide a positive, friendly, welcoming environment

2) Improve achievement for ALL students

3) Prepare students to be college and career ready through consistent implementation of the CCSS.



Primary:  Kaden Burdan, Aalyiah Mendoza, Angelica Ramirez-Silva, Kwanna Smith, Gisele Fernandez, Rowdy Short, Sandriella Cole, Malayah Lerch, Savannah Lao, Austin Whitten, Delvin Seriva, Michael  Morgott,  Ava Vega and Summer Lee.

Intermediate:  Adamaris Perez, Ruben Williams-Ramos, Ryan Yang, Chelsea Vang, Angelo Guadarrama, Miranda Reece, David Harrison, Cruz Jimenez, Michael Taylor, Elysiah Boldridge, Isaac Johnson and Lizette Alvarez


The character trait  or this month is Citizenship.

What does citizenship mean?

1. Being responsible and respectful to people, animals, and the environment.

2. Caring about your community and country.

3. Being informed about the needs within your school and community.

4. Doing your best to make your home, school, and community a better place.


 What are ways you can show good citizenship?

1. Follow the rules and obey laws at school, home and in your community.

2. Respect authority, e.g., parents, teachers, police officers and other community helpers.

3. Participate in activities to improve your community and the environment, e.g., pick up litter, recycle, and plant trees and flowers.

4. Be a good neighbor and volunteer to help others.

5. Donate food or clothing to help someone in need.

6. Learn about the candidates running for public office and participate in kids’ voting. Encourage others to vote too.

7. Use kind words and good manners in all situations.

Why is citizenship important?

1. We need good citizens to make our school and community better for everyone.

2. It is our duty and obligation as American citizens to do our part.



Westside Elementary is a state Gold Ribbon School!  Congratulations to Westside Elementary for being selected as a Gold Ribbon School by the California Department of Education.  This is a well deserved honor.  Thank you to the families, students, teachers and staff for making this all happen. It was certainly a team effort.


District Speech Contest


Congratulations to Sydney Smith, 7th grade and Dakota Criner, 8th grade for taking first place in the District Speech Contest.  We are all so proud of you.


Sami’s Circuit Family Night:


Circuit Family Night will be held on Thursday, April 28 from 6:00-7:00 in the cafeteria. All elementary students and families are welcome to attend.  Families will learn about nutrition and fitness and also receive an awesome workout. Thank you to the PTA for sponsoring our Sami’s Circuit assemblies and Family Night.


Dress Code: This is a gentle reminder about the dress code for both campuses.  Please no jeans with holes. If the jeans have holes, then leggings, tights or compression shorts must be worn underneath. As the weather warms up, please be reminded of the dress code regarding shorts and tops.  Shirts or tops should not expose a midriff or underwear.  Tank tops with loose armholes, “crop tops”, spaghetti straps or halter-tops are not permitted. Shorts and skirts must be fingertip length or longer.  Thank you for your help with this.


Cell Phones:  For the safety of our children, please remember to turn off cell phones when picking up or dropping off students. 


Drop Off and Pick Up Reminder:  Students who eat breakfast may arrive at 7:30 and enter the cafeteria.  All other students may arrive at 7:45.  Please remember that there is no supervision for any student prior to 7:30.


Field Trips:  Many of the are or will be going on field trips in the coming months.  Parents who would like to chaperone on field trips need to have a volunteer badge from the district.  This volunteer badge requires you to be fingerprinted and TB tested.  The cost of the badge is approximately $60.  To pick up a form, please stop by the school office.


Red Zones: Thank you for not parking in the red zones in and around school. The bus requires ample parking and students need to be safe crossing the street.


Lost and Found: As the weather warms up, please remind your students to tie their jackets and sweaters around their waist when they are out on the yard.  We are already acquiring many items in the Lost and Found. 


Grandparents' Day Video 2015

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Link to Grandparents' Day Video on Youtube

If you would prefer to view the Westside 2015 Grandparents' Day video on youtube, click here


Twin Rivers Unified School District Nondiscrimination Statement


Twin Rivers  Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.



If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal, Director of the Student Services (CCR Title 5 and Title IX Officer), Rudy Puente, at 916-566-1620 or rudy.puente@twinriversusd.org. A copy of TRUSD uniform complaint or TRUSD non-discrimination policy are available upon request.



If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal, Superintendent of Human Resources/Labor Relations (CCR Title 5 and Title IX Officer), Dr. Jacqueline Perez, 916-566-1736 or Jacqueline.perez@twinriversusd.org . A copy of TRUSD uniform complaint or TRUSD non-discrimination policy are available upon request.



Mission Statement

 At Westside we believe in doing school activities together. Besides all school PE, we have all school Friday morning sing, and on Friday afternoons we all participate in a Friday activity. The sense of family and community is unmatched. If you take a walk around the campus, one of the things that will stand out the most is how recognizable the relationships are, the relationships between staff and students, staff and families, and staff with each other. For Westside staff and families, our school is their home away from home.


Office Hours

M-F 7:30-4:00

School Hours

7:55-2:37  M-T-Th-F

7:55-12:37 W

Contact Us


Westside Elementary School

6537 West 2nd Street

Rio Linda, CA 95673

Office Phone:  (916) 566-1990

Fax:  (916) 566-1991

webmaster:  Christine Bellucci