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CUSD now has an official Facebook page:  Like us at www.facebook.com/ColusaUnifiedSchoolDistrict 

 

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 PARENT ACCESS TO GRADES ONLINE

We continue to have the process that allows parents to access their child's grades and attendance online (Aeries Browser Interface).  If you have not signed up and would like to use this service, please contact your student's school office for the step-by-step process.  We strongly encourage all parents to take advantage of this opportunity.  You can see excactly which assignments have been turned in and each part of their grade (homework, tests, quizzes, projects, etc.).

Another way to access information about your student's classes is to go to our new district website here at:  http//:colusa.k12.ca.us (click on your child's school).  Many teacher web pages are up and some are under construction.  You can email all teachers through this portal.  


New Cafeteria Computerized Payment System for School Meals

The Nutrition and Food Service Department recently evaluated many different computerized Point of Sale (POS) systems to increase the level of service and provide accurate school meal accounts.  After reviewing several systems, a decision has been made to purchase the NUTRIKIDS® POS System. We are currently preparing to implement this new system in our (district\school) with a launch date of Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

The first few days of implementation may be a bit slower than normal; however, as students familiarize themselves with the system, the lines should move much more quickly.     

Every student enrolled in Colusa Unified Schools has been entered into the computerized system.  We strongly recommend parents/guardians deposit money into their student’s account via cash, check or by registering with our new online payment center, at www.myschoolbucks.com (the link will be available on the district website, Student Nutrition page). However, the system is quite flexible and students can still pay in cash. We will no longer be linked into or using PayPams as our cafeteria student account payment center.  If you are registered with PayPams, you will notice that you no longer have the ability to login to your student’s account(s). We have transferred all student / staff accounts to MySchoolBucks. You will need to register and deposit as desired. We are very excited to inform you that you will now be able to make a deposit to all your student accounts (even if they attend different school sites within our district) in one transaction with one fee of 1.95. It was brought to my attention that parents do not use PayPams due to the high cost of $1.95 per student/ transaction. For this reason and several other upgrades and service related advantages, we have decided the challenge of changing systems could no longer be avoided.

Our Student Nutrition Department is pleased to announce the availability of applying for Free and Reduced Price Meals online!  The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and AVAILABLE anytime, anywhere at www.HeartlandApps.com (link will be available on the district website, Student Nutrition page). If your child has qualified for free or reduced meal prices for school 2014-2015, this information is noted in the system, and the meal will be processed just as it is for all other students without any special indication to the students. If you notice any change to your students eligibility (if your child is now being asked to pay and was free or reduced prior to 3/3/15) please immediately contact Terry Weldon at 530-458-7791 (ext. 14115) or Leasa Hill 530-566-6251.

If you are concerned about a food allergy that your son/daughter has, please notify the cafeteria or school nurse with this information.

If for any reason you would like a copy of the transactions for your child’s account, we will be able to give you a print out. Again, any balance remaining on your PayPams account will automatically transfer to MySchoolBucks on Tuesday, March 3rd!

If you have questions, please feel free to call me at my office at 530-566-6251. 

Thank you in advance for your patience in implementing this system.