Upper Academy Announcements

Building Character

Our Upper Academy has big plans to build character. Be on the lookout for more information in the coming weeks.

The Core Values we will be working on throughout the year are:







Fall NWEA Progress Reports

Our first round of NWEA is complete! On Monday your student will be coming home with a "progress report" showing their baseline data. You will also receive a cover sheet explaining how to read the data. If you have ANY questions on these reports, please reach out! We are happy to help you understand what the different numbers mean.

What's Going On In The Classrooms?

Don't forget that this website has a page for EACH subject! Our teachers update their pages to keep you informed of what's happening in the classroom. Just click on the subject you're interested in up on the top toolbar, OR click here!

ELA with Blake

Social Students with Allen

Math with McClain

Science with Fisher

Student Spotlight

Each week I will spotlight a student (or a few students) for their many talents. These kids are so amazing, and they deserve a shout out!

For our Student Spotlight this week, I'd like to highlight

Kate Smith.

Kate took her poetry assignment as an opportunity to show Mrs. Blake just how appreciated she is. Kate has truly embodied the Core Values of Engagement and Caring!

To a Special Teacher

You have taught me more than just your subject.

You have taught me that adults really do care, that I'm not just a shadow in the crowd, that my opinions are not wrong;

you have shown me that I'm smart for all you've done for me.

M - mestivious in many ways!

R - responsible teacher!

S - splendid mother!

B - brilliant you're a shining star!

L - loving you are a delight to know!

A - adventurous always on the go!

K - kindness you always show!

E - energetic your made for action!


Please remember that attendance is taken promptly at 8:25am.

If your child is tardy, you must park and walk your child into the office to sign them in and receive a tardy pass to class.

Ed Code Section 48260 defines a truant as a pupil who has missed more than 30 minutes on three days without valid excuse in one school year. Our goal is to have all children present in school every day and on time. Our school policy is that we may require verification of absences due to illness if your child has missed school for three consecutive days.

Visiting Campus

When visiting campus we require that you check in with the office (D-1) prior to entering any classroom or the MP room. We will have you sign in here and are happy to greet you!

Chromebook Chargers Link


If your child is absent, please call our attendance line at (916) 259-1688 ext. 100 or email Tasha Raddigan at traddigan@placeracademy.org to inform the school before 9:30 am.

Research has shown that regular attendance is vital for the success of children in school. California law states that absences are excused only if the child is ill or there is an excuse which meets the requirements of the California Education Code Section 48205. Even excused absences that cause your child to miss significant amounts of school can cause your child to fall behind in class.