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Citrus Heights nonprofit has a plan to help local homeless students

Sentinel staff report– On Sept. 29, the Citrus Heights Homeless Assistance Resource Team (HART) will help host a free event aimed at helping the estimated 800 K-12 students in Citrus Heights who lack permanent stable housing.

Mesa Verde offers new course for students seeking criminal justice careers

Sentinel staff report– In partnership with the Citrus Heights Police Department, Mesa Verde High School is offering a new “Public Safety Pathway” program and internship for students interested in the criminal justice field. City and school officials will…

Citrus Heights commissioner drops plan to run for school board

Sentinel staff report– Tim Schaefer, who currently sits on the Citrus Heights Planning Commission, announced in a news release Wednesday that he is no longer seeking to run for a seat on the San Juan Unified School District…

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Citrus Heights school lifts ‘shelter in place’ after parolee located, arrested

Sentinel staff report– Police said students and staff at a K-8 school in Citrus Heights were asked to “shelter in place” for about an hour Tuesday morning while officers searched a nearby neighborhood for a wanted parolee. Lt.…

Christopher Green

Sylvan Middle School staff member wins ‘Spirit of San Juan’ award

By Hayden LePore– Christopher Green is called the biggest cheerleader for the kids at Sylvan Middle School in Citrus Heights, helping students navigate through their days as the school’s community intervention specialist. His character and work earned him the…

San Juan Spartans Hall of Fame

San Juan High School alumni to host Sports Hall of Fame dinner, ceremony

Sentinel staff report– Organizers say tickets are going fast for the first-ever San Juan High School Sports Hall of Fame Dinner and awards ceremony on April 14, featuring food prepared by the school’s culinary arts program, raffles, a…

SJUSD invites parents, public to join curriculum review committees

By Hazel Ford– This Friday at 5 p.m. marks the deadline for parents and community members to apply for seats on several committees overseeing the curriculum selection process for science and social science classes in the San Juan…

Sylvan Middle School

Middle school in Citrus Heights locked down after report of shots fired

Updated 4:17 p.m.– Sentinel staff report– Citrus Heights police said Sylvan Middle School was locked down Wednesday morning after reports were made of gunshots heard near the school, although the reports were later determined to be “unfounded.” In…

SJUSD seeks community input on proposed sex ed, economics textbooks

Sentinel staff report– The San Juan Unified School District is inviting community input and review of a variety of proposed instructional materials that are being considered for adoption in courses in the district. Courses include comprehensive sexual health,…

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These 19 new laws affect public schools in California

Sentinel staff report– New laws affecting public schools in California for 2018 include an expanded ban on firearms, several immigration-related protections, additional required topics for sex ed courses, the formal elimination of the high school exit exam, and…